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August 2015

August 2015 First Wednesday Program – History of Tamalpais Valley

August 5, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941 United States
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Presented by Lissa McKee A fifth generation Californian with an MA in History, I have worked for 35 years as an environmental planner and public historian.  I have lived in Tamalpais Valley since 1991.  Thanks to the input from various neighbors, acquaintances and local historians as well as investigations of archival material I will present an overview of the varied layers of Tamalpais Valley history, from Miwok homeland to  hunting preserve, cattle range, dairy ranch, real estate development, and neighbor…

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November 2015

First Wednesday: Bill Champlin: Mill Valley Music & Then Some!

November 4, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941 United States
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Wednesday, November 4th |7:30pm Join us for a wonderful evening of history, stories and music with Bill Champlin. Singer, guitarist, keyboard player, arranger, producer, songwriter and Mill Valley native Bill Champlin will talk about his early days growing up in Mill Valley and the local roots that contributed to his musical development.   The Opposite Six, Champlin’s first band, was founded during his time at Tamalpais High School and included other Mill Valley natives who later had musical careers of their own.…

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September 2017

First Wednesday: The History of Camp Tamalpais with Chuck Oldenburg

September 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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WEDNESDAY,  SEPTEMBER 6 MILL VALLEY LIBRARY - 7:00PM In 1908 a subdivision of tiny lots on the steep flanks of a redwood canyon in Homestead Valley attracted campers from San Francisco. Camp Tamalpais had a swimming pool, city water, sanitation facilities, and a large fireplace for cooking. Hikers could access trails to Muir Beach and Mt. Tamalpais. San Franciscans escaped the summer fog for a weekend or longer. Oldenburg will also discuss Three Groves and Stolte Grove, both now public…

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November 2017

November’s First Wed. Lecture – Laura Lyon White by Historian Cameron Binkley

November 1, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941 United States
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  Historian Cameron Binkley will talk about Laura Lyon White's life and legacy, her central role in the late nineteenth-century women's civic movement, and the organizations she created or led-including Mill Valley's Outdoor Art Club. White was a leading citizen of San Francisco during the Progressive era, and one of Mill Valley's founding families. Cameron Binkley will also discuss how she and her sisters advanced women's values in the "public sphere." White steadfastly drove a progressive agenda that promoted women's…

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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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