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September 2020

LibraryFest: Circus of Smiles

September 23 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Free

Join Mr. Quick and Mr. Mustache on a comical circus adventure. These jugglers are one-part Charlie Chaplin, one-part Loony Toons, and 100 parts hilarious. Their interactive performance appeals to audiences of all ages and even invites willing attendees to participate in the spectacle. This action-packed romp into a world of silliness and wonder will leave you in stitches. You'll walk away thinking "is there anything they can't juggle?” REGISTER > In partnership with the Ygnacio Valley Library. LibraryFest 2020 is produced…

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LibraryFest: Shining a Light on Untold Stories

September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Vanessa Hua, author of Deceit and Other Possibilities, and Bridget Quinn, author of She Votes, will discuss their new books, in a lively conversation that spans intersectional stories about the fight for the women's right to vote, as well as tales of immigrant families navigating a new America. REGISTER > Presented by the Walnut Creek Library Foundation. LibraryFest 2020 is produced by the Walnut Creek Library Foundation, in partnership with the City of Walnut Creek and the Contra Costa County…

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LibraryFest: Fratello Marionettes’ “Aladdin”

September 24 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Free

Fratello Marionettes present this magical tale adapted from “The 1,001 Nights” as it has never been seen before. Friendship and kindness triumph over evil as Aladdin discovers the magical lamp, frees and befriends the powerful genie, thwarts the evil sorcerer, and saves the kingdom. REGISTER > In partnership with the Walnut Creek Library. LibraryFest 2020 is produced by the Walnut Creek Library Foundation, in partnership with the City of Walnut Creek and the Contra Costa County Library. Event sponsors are John…

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LibraryFest: Dissenter on the Bench: Ruth Bader Ginsburg

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Author Victoria Ortiz will discuss her book, Dissenter on the Bench: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Life & Work, which tells the story of Justice Ginsburg’s life and career.  She will read a selection of passages and speak on key moments of Ginsburg’s life. Hear how Ginsburg’s work as an advocate, a judge, and a Supreme Court Justice has affected the lives of ordinary people. REGISTER > In partnership with the Ygnacio Valley Library. LibraryFest 2020 is produced by the Walnut Creek…

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LibraryFest: Dance Party!

September 25 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Free

Join us for our community dance party!  Veteran DJ and Walnut Creek Library Manager Rob Tygett will be spinning pop and dance music, both old and new to celebrate our libraries- this program is for everyone!  REGISTER > In partnership with the Walnut Creek Library. LibraryFest 2020 is produced by the Walnut Creek Library Foundation, in partnership with the City of Walnut Creek and the Contra Costa County Library. Event sponsors are John Muir Health, the Dean & Margaret Lesher Foundation,…

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CoCo Reads: U.S. Immigration History with USF Law Professor Bill Hing

September 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

What was U.S. immigration policy toward Chinese Americans during this time period? Get the details from a national immigration expert. Part of the CoCo Reads programs. Registration is required to attend the live presentation on Zoom. Once registered, you will be emailed meeting details the day before the event. This program can also be viewed live on the Contra Costa County Library Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ccclib/, and on the YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/theccclib/videos after the event.  

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October 2020

The Great Escape: Shackleton’s Antartic Adventure with Mark Jordan. PART TWO

October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Ernest Shackleton set out with 27 men to cross the Antarctic Continent, but before landing, his ship was locked into the ice and eventually crushed.  The men were stranded on the Weddell Sea ice pack, and only barely managed to escape.  Landing on the extremely remote Elephant Island, Shackleton left 21 of the men to survive while he and five others made an incredible small boat journey.  Learn one of the greatest rescue stories of all time, with original photographs and photographs from…

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