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.
- Tue, Aug 30, 7:00 PM
- Malibu Library Speaker Series: Malibu Climate Change, Hopes & Fears
The 2016 Malibu Library Speaker Series continues with a panel of national, regional, and local climate change experts discussing climate change and what it means for Malibu. Malibu Climate Change: Hopes & Fears will feature:
Jonathan Parfrey, executive director of Climate Resolve and a former commissioner at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. He is a founder and Vice Chair of CicLAvia, the popular street event, as well as the founder of the Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability and the statewide Alliance of Regional Collaboratives for Climate Adaptation.
Gary Griggs, distinguished professor of earth sciences at UC Santa Cruz and director of the Institute of Marine Sciences. His research is focused on the coastal zone and ranges from coastal evolution and development, through shoreline processes, coastal hazards and coastal engineering, and sea level rise. Recent research projects have focused on the impacts of sea level rise on California's beaches and coastline and coastal policies to reduce the impacts of hazards and sea level rise.
Sarah Myhre, an ocean and climate scientist with expertise in the marine ecological consequences of abrupt climate warming. She is a research associate at the University of Washington's School of Oceanography.
Randy Olsen, a scientist turned filmmaker who is the director of the Shifting Baselines Ocean Media Project. Olsen has a Ph.D. in biology from Harvard University and was a professor of marine biology at the University of New Hampshire before he became a filmmaker. He has since written and directed a number of short films and feature documentaries that address major science issues such as the decline of the world's oceans.
Malibu Climate Change: Hopes & Fears will take place at Malibu City Hall, 23825 Stuart Ranch Road, Malibu, CA 90265.
RSVPs are required. RSVP now or call 310.456.6438.
- Wed, Sep 21, 7:00 PM
- Malibu Library Speaker Series: Author Daniel James Brown
The 2016 Malibu Library Speaker Series continues with Daniel James Brown, bestselling author of The Boys in the Boat.
Daniel James Brown is the New YorkTimes bestselling author of The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. The novelist grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and attended the University of California at Berkeley. He taught writing at San Jose State University and Stanford before becoming a technical writer and editor, first in Silicon Valley and later at Microsoft. He now writes narrative nonfiction books full time.
Brown's primary interest as a writer is in bringing compelling historical events to life as vividly and accurately as he can. He lives in the country outside of Seattle, Washington with his wife, two daughters, and an assortment of cats, dogs, chickens, and honeybees. When he is not writing, he is likely to be birding, gardening, fly fishing, reading American history, or chasing bears away from the bee hives.
This Malibu Library Speaker Series event will take place at the Malibu Library, 23519 W. Civic Center Way, Malibu, CA 90265.
RSVPs are required. RSVP online or call 310.456.6438.
- Wed, Nov 2, 7:00 PM
- Malibu Library Speaker Series: Author Susan Casey
The 2016 Malibu Library Speaker Series concludes with Susan Casey, author of New York Times bestsellers The Wave and The Devil's Teeth: A True Story of Obsession and Survival Among America's Great White Sharks. Her latest book is Voices in the Ocean: A Journey into the Wild and Haunting World of Dolphins. We are pleased to welcome Susan Casey back to Malibu.
Susan Casey is the former editor in chief of O, The Oprah Magazine. She is a National Magazine Award-winning journalist whose work has been featured in the Best American Science and Nature Writing, Best American Sports Writing, and Best American Magazine Writing anthologies; and has appeared in Esquire, Sports Illustrated, Fortune, Outside, and National Geographic. Casey lives in Maui.
Inspired by a profound experience swimming with wild dolphins off the coast of Maui, Casey set out on a quest to learn everything she could about these creatures. Her journey takes her from a community in Hawaii known as "Dolphinville," where the animals are seen as the key to spiritual enlightenment, to the dark side of the human-cetacean relationship at marine parks and dolphin-hunting grounds in Japan and the Solomon Islands, to the island of Crete, where the Minoan civilization lived in harmony with dolphins, providing a millennia-old example of a more enlightened coexistence with the natural world.
Along the way, Casey recounts the history of dolphin research and introduces us to the leading marine scientists and activists who have made it their life's work to increase humans' understanding and appreciation of the wonder of dolphins, the other intelligent life on the planet.
Susan Casey will speak at Malibu Library, 23519 W. Civic Center Way, Malibu, CA 90265, on Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at 7:00 PM.
RSVPs are required. RSVP online or call 310.456.6438
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