First Wednesday: Corte Madera – The Way We Were

Corte Madera
Photo: Park Day Corte Madera, Courtesy of Anne T. Kent California Room

Join us as Laurie Thompson, Anne T. Kent California Room Librarian, explores Corte Madera’s history in an illustrated lecture celebrating the centennial of the town. Former Corte Madera Mayor, Jana Haehl, will provide additional commentary.

 Registration highly recommended. Click here to register.

AFTER HOURS – Season of the Witch with David Talbot


Season of the Witch with David TalbotFriday, July 15th
Main Reading Room – 7:00pm   

David Talbot discusses the political and cultural upheavals that shook San Francisco from the 1960s to the ’80s – the topic of his bestselling book Season of the Witch – and how the convulsions of the past compare with those that are rocking the Bay Area today. In collaboration with the Mill Valley Historical Society.

Talbot is also the author of The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA and the Rise of America’s Secret Government and Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years. He is the founder of Salon, and editorial director of Hot Books, a new imprint dedicated to publishing books on the most burning issues. He comes from a Hollywood family; his father Lyle was a Warner Bros. star in the 1930s and a co-founder of the Screen Actors Guild.

Registration highly recommended. For adults and high school students only. Wine reception at 6:30pm for pre-registered guests. Click here to register.


June 1st Wed Program – “Twenty Questions for Joe Anguilo and Bob Greenwood”

“Twenty Questions for Joe Anguilo and Bob Greenwood”
Mill Valley’s Music Men – June 1, 7 PM

Pre-registration Strongly Encouraged

20 questions with Mill Valley’s Music Men:
In their long successful careers as music teachers, Bob Greenwood and Joe Angiulo witnessed vast cultural and economic changes, but always the orchestra and band played on.  Viewed from the perspective of nearly 80 years of collective experience, Bob and Joe take us on a journey of time and change encapsulated in the beat of a small town brimming with big talent.

Join us for a rare opportunity to see inside the teacher’s perspective as Bob Greenwood and Joe Angiulo share with us the privileges and challenges of their long careers: 

In his capacity as music teacher and orchestra and marching band conductor, Bob Greenwood served Tamalpais High School from 1951-1988.  His career as a professional musician spanned 28 years.  Bob has served on the Boards of several musical organizations and written numerous articles and columns for professional journals in music education. Bob has received many awards and recognitions and is the second recipient to be given a Millie award, in 1990. 

Joe Angiulo taught instrumental music, primarily strings, in the Mill Valley School District from 1966-2002.  As a Board member of the Mill Valley Chamber Music Society, Joe is responsible for bringing professional classical musicians into local schools. He serves the Marin Music Chest Board, which provides music scholarships to talented young musicians.  He received the Marin County Golden Bell Award in 1990 and again in 2002. In 1990 the city of Mill Valley commended him for 25 years of service. Joe’s most treasured award is his Millie, given to him in 1997.