Coming in the Fall
Broadway’s Golden Age: The Making of an American Art Form, 1927-1964
Wednesday, October 6 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm
From the tunes we hum to the lyrics that flit across our mind, Broadway formed the backbone of performing arts in the United States for the 20th century. Join Rob Seitelman as he explores the defining aspects of the Golden Age musical, what led to it’s ascendency, and what has followed since.
The Walnut Creek Library Foundation would like to thank our sponsors for making this program possible. Presenting sponsor: Simpson Family. Masterpiece sponsors: Kristin and Ray Abraham; Mechanics Bank; Robin Kokemor Rangel and Arthur Rangel; and Rudney Associates. Classic Sponsors: Donahue Fitzgerald Attorneys; Cynthia and Mark Jordan; and the Safeway Foundation. Bestseller sponsors: Cindy and Gordon Baker; Kathleen and John Odne; Donna Robertson and Brian Krcelic; and Lorie and Greg Tinfow. Contributing sponsors: Carole and Ernie Leopold.
Wednesday, November 10 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Don’t miss the fascinating story of one of the controversial events in maritime history! Presenter Mark Jordan will discuss the mission, the men, and the mutiny on the HMS Bounty. Learn how the story ends: the notorious Captain Bligh’s miraculous 4,000-mile journey in a 23-foot boat, the disappearance of Fletcher Christian and his mutineers, and the eventual discovery of their whereabouts 20 years later.
The Walnut Creek Library Foundation would like to thank our sponsors for making this program possible. Presenting sponsor: Simpson Family. Masterpiece sponsors: Mary Ann Hruska; Robin Kokemor Rangel and Arthur Rangel; Rudney Associates and Whittier Trust. Classic Sponsors: Cynthia and Mark Jordan; Sharon and James Moore; Mt. Diablo Resource Recovery; and Rutan & Tucker, LLP. Bestseller sponsors: Stanley Buller; Howard and Susan Geifman Philanthropic Fund; Cynthia and Ward Pynn; and Cindy and Thomas Silva. Contributing sponsor: Bill King.
Tod Dickow and Charged Particles: The Music of Michael Brecker
Wednesday, December 8 | 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Join us for an evening performance by jazz trio Charged Particles featuring guest tenor saxophonist Tod Dickow as they celebrate the music of Michael Brecker, one of the most prolific jazz saxophonists, and a few songs of the holiday season.
The Walnut Creek Library Foundation would like to thank our sponsors for making this program possible. Presenting sponsor: Simpson Family. Masterpiece sponsors: Kristin and Ray Abraham; Mary Ann Hruska; Mechanics Bank; and Rudney Associates. Classic Sponsors: Donahue Fitzgerald Attorneys; Sequoia; and Lisa Wrenn & Peter Magnani. Bestseller sponsors: Beverly and David Loder; Gwen Regalia; Marsha and Richard Servetnick; and Peggy and Michael White. Contributing sponsor: Bill King.
2021 Past Events
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
February 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
2020 Past Events
December 9, 2020
The Great Escape: Shackleton’s Antarctic Adventure with Mark Jordan
PART ONE: October 21, 2020
PART TWO: October 22, 2020
Summer Fun with Historical Fiction
July 20, 2020
In Conversation with Mary Ladd, Author of The Wig Diaries
June 24, 2020
Race Against Time: A Reporter Reopens the Unsolved Murder Cases of the Civil Rights Era
March 2, 2020
The Life of Robert Noble Burgess
February 12, 2020
Part of Our Lives: A People’s History of the American Public Library
January 15, 2020
Live! From the Library, produced 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.
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