Malibu Library Speaker Series

About the Series

Since 2013, the Malibu Library Speaker Series, a program of the County of Los Angeles Public Library, Malibu Branch, and the City of Malibu, has featured experts, authors and notable figures discussing a wide range of subjects, including the entertainment industry, literature, science, motivation, the arts, education, sports, travel, food, and the environment.

Past notable speakers in the Library Speaker Series include: Best-selling author Jeannette Walls; famed civil rights lawyer Gloria Allred; climate change champion and author Bill McKibben; prolific comedy writer and director Tom Shadyac; author of the best-selling novel "Eat, Pray, Love" Elizabeth Gilbert; and award-winning documentary filmmakers Rory Kennedy and Mark Bailey.

Next speaker:  Dr. Garrett REisman

Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 7:00 PM

Library Speaker Series Dr Reisman 8.14.18The next featured speaker of the 2018 Malibu Library Speaker Series is former astronaut Dr. Garrett Reisman. Dr. Reisman will share an insider’s view and describe what it was like to launch into space, see the Earth from orbit, do a spacewalk, live and work in space, and re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere. He will offer a behind-the-scenes look at what is coming up next in human spaceflight. 

The event is free, but RSVPs are required. RSVP online at the Library's events page, or call 310-456-6438.


Past Notable Speakers

  • Civil rights lawyer Gloria Allred
  • Best-selling author Susan Casey
  • Abduction survivor and author Elizabeth Smart
  • Award-winning documentary filmmakers Rory Kennedy and Mark Bailey
  • Medical cannabis expert and author Michael Backes
  • David Garibaldi, radical performance painter
  • Tom Shadyac, prolific comedy writer and director
  • Elizabeth Gilbert, author of best-selling novel, "Eat, Pray, Love"
  • Kevin Johnson, Mayor of Sacramento and former NBA star
  • Jeff Henderson, award-winning chef and best-selling author