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The City of Malibu is partnering with the Malibu Library to offer a speaker series in Malibu. The series, which is free and open to the public, features an array of renowned authors and public speakers who will expose their audiences to some of the greatest thoughts, insights and influential minds of our time.

Upcoming Speakers

Wed, Sep 23, 7:00 PM
Malibu Library Speaker Series features Rory Kennedy

Rory KennedyOne of the nation's most prolific independent documentary filmmakers, Emmy-Award winner Rory Kennedy has produced an impressive body of work confronting some of the world's most pressing social concerns, including poverty, political corruption, domestic abuse, drug addiction, human rights, HIV/AIDS and mental illness.

Winner of numerous awards, Kennedy has produced, directed and/ or written more than 30 celebrated documentaries and her films have appeared on HBO, PBS, lifetime Television, A&E, Court TV, The Oxygen Network and TLC. Her most recent project is Last Days in Vietnam, which debuted in January at the Sundance Film Festival and will go into wide release September 26.

She is best known for Killing in the Name and Ethel, which chronicled the extraordinary life story of her mother Ethel Kennedy, wife of Robert F. Kennedy.

Reservations are required. Please call (310) 456-6438. Note: Rescheduled Date is 9/23/2015.

Wed, Nov 4, 7:00 PM
Malibu Library Speaker Series features Norman Ollestad


Norman Ollestad's Crazy for the Storm, a powerful memoir of survival, was called "breathtaking," "riveting," and one of the best books of 2009. It tells the story of Ollestad's childhood with a larger-than-life father who taught him the essence of survival.

Growing up surfing huge waves and skiing down steep slopes over and over again, Ollestad was pushed to the brink and encouraged to be the best he could be, conditioned at an early age for extreme circumstances. Little did he know that the lessons he absorbed from his adventures with his father would one day save his life.

In February 1979, an 11-year-old Ollestad was flying in a chartered Cessna with his father and his father's girlfriend when the plane crashed into the San Gabriel Mountains of Southern California. By the end of his nine-hour ordeal, Norman was the only survivor. At 8,200 feet, he descended the icy mountain engulfed in a violent blizzard.

Crazy for the Storm reveals that inner strength can make all the difference in a life. A film adaptation is currently in development with Warner Bros.

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