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September 2014

Diane Muldrow Visits Rakestraw Books

September 28, 2014 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Rakestraw Books, 522 Hartz Avenue
Danville, CA 94526 United States
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  Children's book historian Diane Muldrow will visit Rakestraw Books Sept. 28. Writer and children's book historian Diane Muldrow discussing and signing her marvelous new book,  Everything I Need to Know About Christmas I Learned from a Little Golden Book. Sunday, 28 September 2014 at 3 PM.   The Poky Little Puppy, the Gingerbread Man, and many other classic Golden Books characters help illustrate this wise and witty guide to the holidays! Delightfully retro yet utterly of the moment, this…

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October 2014

San Ramon Library Fall Book Sale

October 24, 2014 @ 5:05 pm - October 26, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
San Ramon Library, 100 Montgomery Street
San Ramon, 94583
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San Ramon Library Fall Book Sale 100 Montgomery Street, San Ramon, CA 94583 Best Book Sale In The East Bay Friday, October 24 – Members Only Preview From 5:00 – 8:00 Pm Saturday, October 25 From 10:00 To 5:00, And Sunday, October 26 Noon To 4:00 Pm (Sunday Everything Is 25 Cents!)

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Alfresco Studio for Impressionist Painters

October 25, 2014 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Walnut Creek Library, Walnut Creek Library 1644 N. Broadway Ave
Walnut Creek, United States
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The Garden: An Alfresco Studio for the Impressionist Painter On Saturday, October 25 at 11:00 a.m., the Walnut Creek Library is pleased to present a Fine Arts lecture on Impressionist painters and their frequent favorite setting, The Garden. The garden served as an inspiration for many Impressionist painters. Among the most enthusiastic gardeners were Caillebotte, Monet, Renoir, and Cézanne. Which came first— an interest in the garden or in painting—is not always easy to determine. Breaking from our recent tradition of…

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December 2014

War Comes Home

December 4, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lafayette Library, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
Lafayette, CA 94549 United States
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A County Read about our Veterans' Experience Come fall, the Contra Costa County Library will host a county-wide read to explore the experience of our veterans as part of Cal Humanities' statewide read War Comes Home. The Library will distribute books by two New York Times bestselling authors: Karl Marlantes' What It Is Like to Go to War and Luis Carlos Montalván's Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him. Both authors will visit the Bay Area for author talks, with Montalván personally…

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War Comes Home

December 4, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Veterans Memorial Building, 400 Hartz Avenue
Danville, CA 94526 United States
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A County Read about our Veterans' Experience Come fall, the Contra Costa County Library will host a county-wide read to explore the experience of our veterans as part of Cal Humanities' statewide read War Comes Home. The Library will distribute books by two New York Times bestselling authors: Karl Marlantes' What It Is Like to Go to War and Luis Carlos Montalván's Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him. Both authors will visit the Bay Area for author talks, with Montalván personally visiting…

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March 2015

WC Civic Arts Jazz Band Concert

March 26, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway Ave. in the Oak View Room
Walnut Creek, United States
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Walnut Creek Civic Arts Jazz Band concerts a real treat for music lovers Walnut Creek Civic Arts Jazz Band Announces Spring Concert Dates The East Bay's premier community jazz band — the Walnut Creek Civic Arts Jazz Band — is bringing their swinging sounds to more jazz fans than ever before this spring, with three upcoming concerts of jazz favorites. The Civic Arts Jazz Band is comprised of 20 local adults and student musicians who share a passion for jazz…

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Lecture on President Lincoln

March 30, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Danville Community Center, Front Street
Danville, 94526 United States
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Lincoln exhibit flyer Dr. Vikam Amar speaks on "President Lincoln and the Scope of Executive Power" If you want to really understand this Lincoln exhibit, you must come, because Amar zeroes in on its most critical point. Did Lincoln's use of his executive authority impact our understanding of our American constitution and if so how? Almost daily the President experienced a barrage of assaults that tested his resolve and demanded his response. What is a president to do when seven states…

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April 2015

California Writers Club

April 11, 2015 @ 11:15 am - 2:00 pm
Zio Fraedo’s Restaurant, 611 Gregory Lane
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 United States
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Eric Elfman will present “How to Hook Them From the First Page” at the next meeting of the Mt. Diablo Branch of the California Writers Club (CWC) on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Zio Fraedo’s Restaurant, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill. He will explain how to introduce your main character, begin with conflict and tension, write a dramatic opening line, use active voice, create a sense of mystery, and make the reader turn the page! Eric Elfman is the author…

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May 2015

Laura Ackley presentation on exhibit

May 14, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Danville Library, Mt. Diablo Room, 400 Front St.
Danville, CA, 94526 United States
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The Museum of the San Ramon Valley exhibit on the Centennial of thePanama Pacific International Exposition will be enhanced by author Laura Ackley. On May 14, 2015 at 7 pm in the Danville Library, Laura Ackley, author of a brand new book: San Francisco’s Jewel City, will take us on a tour of the Panama Pacific International Exposition using beautiful color photographs in conjunction with the concurrent exhibit at the Museum of the San Ramon Valley.

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July 2016

National Park Service Centennial

July 18, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Oak View Room – Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway Ave.
Walnut Creek, CA 94596 United States
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In recognition of the National Park Service centennial, National Park Service Superintendent Tom Leatherman will celebrate Contra Costa County’s treasure trove of national historic sites in a special presentation on Monday, July 18, 2016, 7-8:30 pm, in the Oak View Room of the Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek. This free event is sponsored by the Walnut Creek Library Foundation and is part of its popular Live! from the Library program. To reserve a seat online, please register at www.wclibrary.org/live/. The…

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