2022 Programs


Who Could Ask for Anything More?

Tuesday, December 13 | 7:00 – 8:30 PM | Oak View Room

The Walnut Creek Library Foundation’s Live! From the Library series welcomes back musician Dulais Rhys as he discusses the Great American Songbook, its evolution from vaudeville songs of the late nineteenth century through early twentieth century showtunes, and its impact on the music of today. We welcome you to sing along with this interactive program! Light refreshments will be available.

Born in Wales, Dulais Rhys has been a professional musician for over 30 years and is currently based in Billings, Montana. Rhys received his Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate degrees from the University of Wales. He also studied composition and conducting at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, Maryland.


Dulais Rhys has previously entertained the WCLF community with his presentations “Hello, Goodbye” featuring the music of the Beatles and “Downton Abbey: The Music and The Era.”
Program sponsors are East Bay Times, Friends of the Walnut Creek Library, and Minuteman Press Lafayette.


NOTE – Masks for ages 2 and older are encouraged. Thank you for helping us protect each other and our community!

Live from the Library

Live! From the Library, presented by the Walnut Creek Library Foundation, features free public lectures, literary events, and cultural programs at the Walnut Creek and Ygnacio Valley libraries. Program sponsors are the East Bay Times, Friends of the Walnut Creek Library, and Minuteman Press, Lafayette. Programming is also made possible by donations to the Foundation’s Annual Fund. View past programs on our Video page.  Contra Costa TV airs past programs Sundays at 8 p.m. Visit their website for channel info.

* Special accommodations require 72 hours advance notice.

The views and opinions expressed in any program are those of the speaker/persons and do not reflect the views of the Walnut Creek Library Foundation.

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2022 Past Events 

Frida in America: The Impact of Place with Celia Stahr

Tuesday, November 1

Technically Food with Larissa Zimberoff

Tuesday, October 11

The Climate Crisis and Our Parks and Open Spaces

Tuesday, April 12


An Evening with Author Elise Hooper

Tuesday, March 8

Rachel Howzell Hall: A Woman of Mysteries

Tuesday, February 8

2021 Past Events 

The Bounty

Wednesday, November 10 

Broadway’s Golden Age: The Making of an American Art Form, 1927-1964

October 6, 2021

Why We Swim with author Bonnie Tsui

June 9, 2021 



Showing Up Boldly: The Political and Organizing History of Black Women

May 12, 2021


Art & Algae: Journey Into The Curious World of Seaweed

April 14, 2021

California: Of Peril and Stewardship

March 17, 2021

SUCCESSFUL AGING: The Power and Potential of Our Lives
Dr. Daniel Levitin in conversation with founding Grateful Dead member Bob Weir

January 13, 2021

Visit our video page for past Live! from the Library videos.

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