Debuting in January 2011 in celebration of the Library's centennial year, the ongoing "First Fridays" series features free, after-hours lectures, performances and events. During these evenings, adults and high school students are invited to take part as the Library's Main Reading Room is transformed into a unique space for eclectic, compelling programming. Can you imagine the normally hushed library filled with thought-provoking lectures, laugh-inspiring events, and applause? You won't find librarians doing any shushing here.
Past First Fridays have included everything from a modern dance performance and a talk by Pentagon Papers writer/activist Daniel Ellsberg to a live radio show taping. Read on for more about these past events and please join us for one of our upcoming First Fridays.
Made possible by generous support from the Mill Valley Library Foundation and the Friends.
First Friday: What is Love?
Live Taping of Philosophy Talk
December 2nd, 2011
First Friday: 1966 Night
November 4th, 2011
First Friday: An Evening with Jay Adelson
October 7th, 2011
First Friday: Going Too Far
September 2nd, 2011
First Friday: To the Edge and Back
August 5th, 2011
First Friday: Murder Mystery
July 1st, 2011
First Friday: What Went Wrong?
June 3rd, 2011
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First Friday: A Laugh Gone Viral, Good Neighbor
May 6th, 2011
First Friday: Combat Photography, Kim Komenich
April 1st, 2011
First Friday: The Cinema Cabaret
March 4th, 2011
To read an interview with the members of The Cinema Cabaret please click here.
First Friday: Liss Fain Dance
February 4th, 2011
First Friday: Daniel Ellsberg
January 7th, 2011
Our First Friday event featuring Daniel Ellsberg was a huge success with approximately 230 in attendance. Everybody from the wait line was admitted and most attendees were able to find seats. Ellsberg spoke passionately about the need for transparency in government making many comparisons between the Wikileaks controversy and his release of the Pentagon Papers. The public was able to meet Ellsberg at the reception afterward.
Download a recording of the Daniel Ellsberg First Friday Program.
A special thank you goes out to photographer Mark Richards captured stunning images of Ellsberg before the discussion.
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