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December 2017

December 2017 First Wednesday Talk by Dr. Victoria Sweet: Someplace to Go

December 6, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941 United States
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If you plan on attending Dr. Victoria Sweet's presentation it is recommended that you register in advance HERE

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January 2018

January 2017 First Wednesday Program – Marin Revealed Through Historic Maps

January 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941 United States
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It is recommended you register for this free program HERE.

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February 2018

First Wednesday: February – Greg Sarris: Miwok Stories

February 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941 United States
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First Wednesday: February - Gregg Serris: Miwok Stories Part American Indian, Filipino, and Jewish, Greg Sarris was adopted at birth and raised in both Indian and white families. He is Chairman of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria and the Endowed Chair in Native American Studies at Sonoma State University. His books include Keeping Slug Woman Alive: Essays Toward a Holistic Approach to American Indian Texts (California, 1993), Watermelon Nights (1998), Grand Avenue (1994), and The Sound of Rattles and Clappers: An Anthology of California Indian Writing (1994). Greg Sarris’s…

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March 2018

March First Wednesday Talk – The Bolinas-Fairfax Road: 139 Years of History

March 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941 United States
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"The Bolinas-Fairfax Road: 139 Years of History" Brian Crawford WEDNESDAY,  MARCH 7   MILL VALLEY LIBRARY - 7:00PM Mark your calendars for Wed. March 7 for historian Brian Crawford's enlightening talk on the long history of the Bolinas-Fairfax Road. Copies of Brian's new book on the subject will be available for purchase following his presentation. Learn about the fascinating history of one of Marin's earliest roads, built in 1878 to provide Marin with a crucial transportation link across the county. Intimately…

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April 2018

April 2018 First Wednesday Lecture: A Broken Propeller with Betty Goerke

April 4, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941 United States
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May 2018

May First Wednesday Talk – “It Happened in Marin” by Jim Holden

May 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941 United States
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August 2018

August 2018 – First Wednesday Talk – Recovering from the Depression

August 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941 United States
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October 2018

October First Wednesday Talk: Mill Valley’s Golden Age of Rock and Roll

October 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941 United States
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Richie Unterberger has been writing about little-known and well-known rock and popular music of all kinds for more than 25 years. He regularly presents events featuring rare rock films in the San Francisco Bay area and elsewhere, at public libraries and other venues. These include the main public libraries of San Francisco, Seattle, Portland Oregon, and San Jose, as well as the Andy Warhol Museum and the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. Organizations interested in having him present such…

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November 2018

Nov. First Wed. Event – Ross: A Rich History

November 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941 United States
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February 2019

February First Wed. Talk: The Return of the Heisler No. 9 Locomotive

February 6 @ 7:00 pm
Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941 United States
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Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railroad historian Fred Runner will update us about the restoration and return to Mill Valley of the Heisler No. 9 locomotive.

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March 2019

March 2019 First Wed. Lecture: The Grateful Dead and Marin County with Dennis McNally

March 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941 United States
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April 2019

April 2019 First Wed. Talk – Tilden Daken: The Mill Valley Years

April 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941 United States
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May 2019

May First Wed Presentation – Cool Gray City of Love – Gary Kamiya

May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941 United States
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Getting under San Francisco's skin: A deep dive into the strangest neighborhood in the cool, gray city of love Most American cities used to have skid rows in the heart of downtown. They've all been developed and gentrified out of existence -- but not in San Francisco. Bestselling author Gary Kamiya explores why. Gary Kamiya is the author of the bestselling book Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco, which was awarded the 2013 Northern California Book…

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June 2019

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June 2019 First Wednesday Lecture – Women of the Dipsea Race by Barry Spitz

June 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941 United States
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July 2019

July First Wednesday Talk: Shipwrecks of Marin with Brian Crawford

July 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941 United States
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August 2019

August First Wednesday Talk: The Barbary Coast Trail by Daniel Bacon

August 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941 United States
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September 2019

Sept 2019 First Wednesday Talk: Mill Valley’s Secret Places with Historian Phil Rhodes

September 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941 United States
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October 2019

October First Wed. Talk: Uncharted Waters: A look back at the development of drinking water access for Marin County and the construction of Alpine Dam in 1919 with MMWD historian, Jack Gibson.

October 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941 United States
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Alpine Dam Downstream Face - Aug. 19, 1918 Mt Tamalpais has remained surprisingly undeveloped since the 19th century. Armed with the power of eminent domain, in 1912 the Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD) started the conversion of the vast watershed areas from private to community ownership, a process that ultimately saved the mountain and left in its formidable shadow the beloved and beautifully preserved natural land of the Mount Tamalpais Watershed. Join us as historian Jack Gibson talks about the…

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November 2019

November 2019 First Wednesday Talk – Blithedale: The Cushing’s Place in Marin

November 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941 United States
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December 2019

December 2019 First Wednesday Talk: The Dreamt Land: Chasing Water and Dust Across California, with author Mark Arax 

December 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941 United States
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REGISTER HERE The Dreamt Land: Chasing Water and Dust Across California, with author Mark Arax  A vivid, searching journey into California’s capture of water and soil—an epic story of a people’s defiance of nature and the wonders, and ruin, it has wrought. MARK ARAX is an author and journalist whose writings on California and the West have received numerous awards for literary nonfiction. A former staffer at the   Los Angeles Times, his work has appeared in   The New York Times and the  …

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