Library Events

Library & Friends-Sponsored Events

Upcoming Events See the following for an event schedule and details.
When the Library is open to customers, event programs are typically held in YV Library meeting room unless otherwise noted.

YV Library Event Calendar and YV Library Facebook

LibraryFest 2020 Events – Sept 23-25: ONLINE


Circus of Smiles | 10:00 – 10:45AM | JUGGLERS!
Join Mr. Quick and Mr. Mustache on a comical circus adventure. These jugglers are one-part Charlie Chaplin, one-part Loony Toons, and 100 parts hilarious. Their interactive performance appeals to audiences of all ages. This action-packed romp into a world of silliness and wonder will leave you in stitches. You’ll walk away thinking “is there anything they can’t juggle?” In partnership with the Ygnacio Valley Library. REGISTER >

Shining a Light on Untold Stories | 7:00 – 8:00PM | AUTHOR DISCUSSION
Vanessa Hua, author of Deceit and Other Possibilities, and Bridget Quinn, author of She Votes, will discuss their new books, in a lively conversation that spans intersectional stories about the fight for the women’s right to vote, as well as tales of immigrant families navigating a new America. Presented by WC Library Foundation.  REGISTER >


Fratello Marionettes’ Aladdin | 10:00 – 10:45AM | PUPPETS!
Fratello Marionettes present this magical tale adapted from “The 1,001 Nights” as it has never been seen before. Friendship and kindness triumph over evil as Aladdin discovers the magical lamp, frees and befriends the powerful genie, thwarts the evil sorcerer, and saves the kingdom. In partnership with the Walnut Creek Library. REGISTER >

Dissenter on the Bench: Ruth Bader Ginsburg | 7:00 – 8:00PM |
Author Victoria Ortiz will discuss her book, Dissenter on the Bench: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Life & Work. She will read a selection of passages and speak on key moments of Ginsburg’s life. Hear how Ginsburg’s work as an advocate, a judge, and a Supreme Court Justice has affected the lives of ordinary people. In partnership with the Ygnacio Valley Library. REGISTER >


Dance Party! | 12:00 – 12:30PM

Join us for our community dance party!  Veteran DJ and Walnut Creek Library Manager Rob Tygett will be spinning pop and dance music, both old and new to celebrate our libraries- this program is for everyone! In partnership with the Walnut Creek Library.  REGISTER >


LibraryFest: Online Celebration & Fundraiser | 7:00 – 8:00PM | FUNDRAISER EVENT

Join an evening of online fun and fundraising, bid on auction items, and enter the raffle to support both Walnut Creek libraries.
Plus, every person who registers to attend will be included in a drawing that will be held that evening for a chance to win a $25 Flashlight Books gift certificate. Proceeds from the event will be used to fund library programs, open hours, and resources. MORE INFO and REGISTER >

Friends Book Sales

NEXT BOOK SALE: No in person book sales for
remainder of 2020.

We wish you health and safety and will see you when the Library re-opens!


Friends Newsletter 

New! The Friends now publish an email newsletter offering information about upcoming programs and events at the YV Library.
   •  Subscribe here if you would like to join the mailing list for this newsletter or join the Friends.

Friends Board Meetings 

Board meetings are typically held the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m.  Contact us to find out when the next meeting will occur.
All our Friends are welcome!
   •  Annual Meeting in May, just prior to the board meeting (at 6:30).
   •  Let us know if you would like to volunteer for Friends projects book sorting shifts.