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July 2022

Ygnacio Valley Library Book Club

July 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This month the Ygnacio Valley Library Book Club will be discussing Coming to My Senses by Alice Waters. The New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed memoir from cultural icon and culinary standard bearer Alice Waters recalls the circuitous road and tumultuous times leading to the opening of what is arguably America's most influential restaurant. When Alice Waters opened the doors of her "little French restaurant" in Berkeley, California in 1971 at the age of 27, no one ever anticipated…

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Virtual Hike with East Bay Parks

July 7 @ 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Join the library and a naturalist from East Bay Parks online for a virtual hike this summer. Participants will get to see the naturalist instructing on site, as well as feel like they are there "with" them hiking. Register with your email to attend live and the Zoom information will be sent to you. The event will be closed captioned. This year’s Summer Reading program at the Contra Costa County Library will have you exploring the outdoors. The program runs…

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Save Mount Diablo, 50 Years Strong: Honoring the Past, Inspiring the Future

July 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Save Mount Diablo has been a leader in local conservation for over 50 years. Learn about the organization's efforts and how you can connect with nature through free events and outings at this beloved Northern California landmark. REGISTER>

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Caves of China: A Tale of Cowboys and Weavers

July 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

China has many vast and beautiful cave complexes, some still unexplored. This virtual presentation features the Cloud Ladder of Er Wang Dong, a mysterious “Milky Way” hidden in a corn field, and the legend of two star-crossed celestial lovers. Presented by the National Speleological Society. REGISTER>

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Connecting to the Love Within Through Meditation

July 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join long time meditator Arvind Naik as he offers this engaging workshop on how to use the practice of meditation to incorporate more love and peace in your life which in turn will have a profound transformation on your overall well-being. Learn how to let go of anger, fear and worry in order to create more harmonious relationships, improve work and home environments, and experience a deep sense of personal peace and love. The workshop will include a short meditation…

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Rainbow Book Club

July 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until June 29, 2023

The Online Rainbow Book Club is for all readers ages 18 and over who enjoy thoughtful and supportive discussions centering on LGBTQ+ titles, characters, and themes. For our first meeting, let's decide together what our reading list will look like, whether it's fiction, non-fiction, or any genre in between. By joining, you agree to respect your fellow participants. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Chelsea by phone or email. REGISTER>

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August 2022

Ygnacio Valley Library Book Club

August 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This month the Ygnacio Valley Library Book Club will be discussing Anxious People by Fredrik Backman. From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove and “writer of astonishing depth” (The Washington Times) comes a poignant comedy about a crime that never took place, a would-be bank robber who disappears into thin air, and eight extremely anxious strangers who find they have more in common than they ever imagined. Viewing an apartment normally doesn’t turn into…

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Rainbow Book Club

August 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until June 29, 2023

The Online Rainbow Book Club is for all readers ages 18 and over who enjoy thoughtful and supportive discussions centering on LGBTQ+ titles, characters, and themes. For our first meeting, let's decide together what our reading list will look like, whether it's fiction, non-fiction, or any genre in between. By joining, you agree to respect your fellow participants. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Chelsea by phone or email. REGISTER>

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September 2022

Ygnacio Valley Library Book Club

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

This month the Ygnacio Valley Library Book Club will be discussing The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together by Heather McGhee.  Heather McGhee’s specialty is the American economy—and the mystery of why it so often fails the American public. From the financial crisis of 2008 to rising student debt to collapsing public infrastructure, she found a root problem: racism in our politics and policymaking. But not just in the most obvious indignities for…

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Rainbow Book Club

September 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until June 29, 2023

The Online Rainbow Book Club is for all readers ages 18 and over who enjoy thoughtful and supportive discussions centering on LGBTQ+ titles, characters, and themes. For our first meeting, let's decide together what our reading list will look like, whether it's fiction, non-fiction, or any genre in between. By joining, you agree to respect your fellow participants. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Chelsea by phone or email. REGISTER>

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October 2022

Ygnacio Valley Library Book Club

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This month the Ygnacio Valley Library Book Club will be discussing A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende.  In the late 1930s, civil war grips Spain. When General Franco and his Fascists succeed in overthrowing the government, hundreds of thousands are forced to flee in a treacherous journey over the mountains to the French border. Among them is Roser, a pregnant young widow, who finds her life intertwined with that of Victor Dalmau, an army doctor and the…

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Rainbow Book Club

October 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until June 29, 2023

The Online Rainbow Book Club is for all readers ages 18 and over who enjoy thoughtful and supportive discussions centering on LGBTQ+ titles, characters, and themes. For our first meeting, let's decide together what our reading list will look like, whether it's fiction, non-fiction, or any genre in between. By joining, you agree to respect your fellow participants. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Chelsea by phone or email. REGISTER>

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November 2022

Rainbow Book Club

November 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until June 29, 2023

The Online Rainbow Book Club is for all readers ages 18 and over who enjoy thoughtful and supportive discussions centering on LGBTQ+ titles, characters, and themes. For our first meeting, let's decide together what our reading list will look like, whether it's fiction, non-fiction, or any genre in between. By joining, you agree to respect your fellow participants. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Chelsea by phone or email. REGISTER>

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December 2022

Rainbow Book Club

December 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until June 29, 2023

The Online Rainbow Book Club is for all readers ages 18 and over who enjoy thoughtful and supportive discussions centering on LGBTQ+ titles, characters, and themes. For our first meeting, let's decide together what our reading list will look like, whether it's fiction, non-fiction, or any genre in between. By joining, you agree to respect your fellow participants. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Chelsea by phone or email. REGISTER>

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January 2023

Rainbow Book Club

January 26, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until June 29, 2023

The Online Rainbow Book Club is for all readers ages 18 and over who enjoy thoughtful and supportive discussions centering on LGBTQ+ titles, characters, and themes. For our first meeting, let's decide together what our reading list will look like, whether it's fiction, non-fiction, or any genre in between. By joining, you agree to respect your fellow participants. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Chelsea by phone or email. REGISTER>

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February 2023

Rainbow Book Club

February 23, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until June 29, 2023

The Online Rainbow Book Club is for all readers ages 18 and over who enjoy thoughtful and supportive discussions centering on LGBTQ+ titles, characters, and themes. For our first meeting, let's decide together what our reading list will look like, whether it's fiction, non-fiction, or any genre in between. By joining, you agree to respect your fellow participants. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Chelsea by phone or email. REGISTER>

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March 2023

Rainbow Book Club

March 30, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until June 29, 2023

The Online Rainbow Book Club is for all readers ages 18 and over who enjoy thoughtful and supportive discussions centering on LGBTQ+ titles, characters, and themes. For our first meeting, let's decide together what our reading list will look like, whether it's fiction, non-fiction, or any genre in between. By joining, you agree to respect your fellow participants. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Chelsea by phone or email. REGISTER>

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April 2023

Rainbow Book Club

April 27, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until June 29, 2023

The Online Rainbow Book Club is for all readers ages 18 and over who enjoy thoughtful and supportive discussions centering on LGBTQ+ titles, characters, and themes. For our first meeting, let's decide together what our reading list will look like, whether it's fiction, non-fiction, or any genre in between. By joining, you agree to respect your fellow participants. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Chelsea by phone or email. REGISTER>

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May 2023

Rainbow Book Club

May 25, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until June 29, 2023

The Online Rainbow Book Club is for all readers ages 18 and over who enjoy thoughtful and supportive discussions centering on LGBTQ+ titles, characters, and themes. For our first meeting, let's decide together what our reading list will look like, whether it's fiction, non-fiction, or any genre in between. By joining, you agree to respect your fellow participants. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Chelsea by phone or email. REGISTER>

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June 2023

Rainbow Book Club

June 29, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until June 29, 2023

The Online Rainbow Book Club is for all readers ages 18 and over who enjoy thoughtful and supportive discussions centering on LGBTQ+ titles, characters, and themes. For our first meeting, let's decide together what our reading list will look like, whether it's fiction, non-fiction, or any genre in between. By joining, you agree to respect your fellow participants. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Chelsea by phone or email. REGISTER>

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