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.