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First Fridays

Eclectic and compelling after-hours events in the Library's Main Reading Room

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What are First Fridays?

the Program

Debuting in January 2011 in celebration of the Library's centennial year, the ongoing "First Fridays" series presents different narratives, ideas and presentations that an audience might otherwise not consider or experience. First Fridays are for adults and high school students.

The Venue

The Library's Main Reading Room is transformed into a beautiful venue for First Friday events. Built in 1966, the Library is nestled among the redwoods in an award-winning building and reflects the diverse intellectual interests of the community.

The Experience

Programs typically last 90 minutes (includes Q&A). First Fridays feature a wine reception before and after our program. Patrons enjoy the intimate atmosphere and ability to meet our presenters. Attendance ranges between 130 and 260 people per event.

Complete List of Previous Events

  • 2011
  • January - Daniel Ellsberg
  • February - Liss Fain Dance
  • March - The Cinema Cabaret
  • April - Combat Photography: Kim Komenich
  • May - A Laugh Gone Viral: Good Neighbor
  • June - Naked Truth: What Went Wrong?

  • July - Murder Mystery
  • August - To the Edge and Back
  • September - Naked Truth: Going Too Far
  • October - An Evening with Jay Adelson
  • November - 1966 Night
  • December - Philosophy Talk: What is Love?
  • 2012
  • January - The True Cost of Oil : Lisa Marganelli
  • February - Naked Truth: Missed Connections
  • March - Poetry Slam Competition
  • April - Spectrum of Cinema: John Korty
  • May - Sustainable Future: Peter Calthorpe
  • June - Naked Truth: Stranger in a Strange Land

  • July - The Story of Stuff
  • August - Crises in the American Economy: Jeff Taylor
  • September - From Warden to Advocate: Jeanne Woodford
  • October - Naked Truth: In Partnership with LitQuake
  • November - Miss Representation
  • December - Zen Mind Meets Wildfire
  • 2013
  • January - Born to Be Good: Dacher Keltner
  • February - Naked Truth: Love Hurts
  • March - 2nd Annual Poetry Slam Competition
  • April - 100 Years of the Mountain Play
  • May - San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus
  • June - Naked Truth: Stranger in a Strange Land

  • August - A Classic Experience: Kevin Smokler
  • September - Karl Cronin and the Z Quartet
  • October - Naked Truth: Masquerade
  • November - Why We Make with Dale Dougherty
  • December - Antwi Akom - Eco-Buddhism and Mindfulness

Made possible by generous support of the Mill Valley Library Foundation and the Friends.