The Views and Voices programs are part of the Mill Valley Public Library’s Finding Common Ground effort to connect the community through conversation. Each month the Views and Voices programs spotlight a singular national social issue in depth through documentary film screening, book club & additional featured events.


The Views and Voices documentary screenings are followed by topical discussion, often featuring guest speakers associated with the film or experts on the topic. Everyone is welcome to arrive thirty minutes prior to the screening time for informal social discussion (Get to Know Your Neighbor!).

The Views and Voices book club will discuss books corresponding to the subject of the documentary screened the same month.

Feel free to attend each monthly event or just the one that appeals to you. Although the films, books and events align by theme, there is no requirement to attend all to appreciate one.

Please also view the Know Your Neighbor programs. Whereas the Views and Voices programs highlight national issues, the Know Your Neighbor programs offer engagement opportunities at the local level.

Our 2019 Reading Challenge is underway, and ties in with Views and Voices themes. Learn more here.


EVENT SCHEDULE

MAY: Can You Change a System from Within?
Mon., May 6th Crime + Punishment
Documentary
Mon., May 13th Who Bombed Judi Bari? Presentation by Darryl Cherney  of Earth First!
Featured Event
 Mon., May 20th Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
Book Club

 JUNE: Does Income Inequality Hurt Us All?
Mon., June 3rd The Divide
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 Documentary
Mon., June 24 Evicted by Matthew Desmond
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Book Club

JULY: Where Does Our Food Come From?
 Mon., July 1st Eating Animals
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Documentary
Mon., July 8th Farming With the Wild: Presentation by author Dan Imhoff
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Featured Event
Mon., July 29th The Food Explorer by Daniel Stone
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Book Club

AUGUST: What is the Cost of Education?
 Mon., August 5th Starving the Beast featuring Q&A with director Steve Mims
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Documentary
 Mon., August 26th Ghosts in the Schoolyard by Eve Ewing
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Book Club