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May 2020

Thinking About Our Post-Pandemic World

May 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

The League of Women Voters of Diablo Valley, 350 Contra Costa and the Contra Costa County Library invite you to a special webinar, Thinking About Our Post-Pandemic World: Ensuring a Just Recovery for Contra Costa County. This panel discussion will take place Thursday, May 28 from 3:00-4:00 via Zoom. See login instructions below. The COVID-19 pandemic and related economic crisis are unfolding as our country continues to face a deepening climate emergency and extreme inequality that this moment lays bare.…

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June 2020

Asian Art Museum Docent Lecture- The Silk Road: Globalization in the Ancient World

June 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Contra Costa County Library brings the Asian Art Museum into your living room every Tuesday afternoon at 1 PM until July 14th. Travel the ancient routes that provided goods, technologies, and ideas to countries and cultures from the Mediterranean to the Pacific. Discover the transformations that resulted from the complex exchanges between East and West. MORE INFO>

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In Conversation with Mary Ladd, Author of The Wig Diaries

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

The Wig Diaries is Mary Ladd’s debut disrespectful cancer book. Delivered with bold gallows humor, Mary delivers honest and hilarious anecdotes from her battle with cancer and hopes it encourages others still fighting the battle. Janine Kovac, author of Spinning: Choreography for Coming Home, will moderate the program with Mary. Mary is the author of The Wig Diaries, a disrespectful cancer book illustrated by San Francisco Chronicle cartoonist Don Asmussen, who has cancer for the second time. Her writing has appeared in Playboy, Time Magazine, the San Francisco…

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Asian Art Museum Docent Lecture: Hidden Meanings in Chinese Art

June 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Contra Costa County Library brings the Asian Art Museum into your living room every Tuesday afternoon at 1 PM until July 14th. Bats, gourds, peaches, and monkeys on horses. These images, and many others, are frequently – and artistically – depicted in Chinese art, but what do they mean? Discover some of the fascinating and fun meanings and messages hidden in Chinese art. MORE INFO>

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