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2020 Programs

Classical Guitar Performance, 16th-20th Centuries
December 9, 2020
7:00 – 8:00 PM

San Francisco Bay Area classical guitarist Mark Abdilla will perform a virtual concert featuring a variety of musical pieces from the early 16th century to the 20th century. The concert will include music designed for the classical guitar representing a number of genres including Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Brazilian, and Spanish. The performance will also include holiday classics.

Mark Abdilla grew up in the Bay Area and holds degrees in music from San Francisco State University and the Guitar Institute in Hollywood. While specializing in Latin guitar styles, Abdilla also plays pop rock instrumentals. He performs across Northern California and tours throughout Europe during the summer.



2020 Past Events 


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

2019 Past Events 


Mount Diablo Book Launch with Stephen Joseph

November 16, 2019



D. Leah Slo teinberg, Author of “Raised in the Shadow of the Bomb: Children of the Manhattan Project”

October 16, 2019

1969: One Giant Year

June 12, 2019


Adventures in Produce: The Rewards of Growing and Cooking Weird Fruit and Veggies with authors Emily Murphy and Laura McLively

March 13, 2019


Elise Hooper, Author of “Learning to See: A Novel of Dorothea Lange, The Woman Who Revealed the Real America”

February 13, 2019


Brave Little Nell—The Eleanor Roosevelt Story

January 16, 2019

Live from the Library

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.

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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