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Distinguished Speaker Series

Anthony MarraPiper KermanLouis Zamperini

Sweet ThursdayThe Distinguished Speaker Series (DSS) draws nationally recognized bestselling authors and notable guests to the community for lively discussions. Launched in 2011, the first DSS speaker was Louis Zamperini, World War II prisoner of war survivor, Olympic runner and the subject of Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand.  DSS has also welcomed David Sedaris, Joyce Maynard, Rick Steves, Kelly Corrigan and Anthony Marra among others.

DSS is made possible in part by the generous support of our annual subscribers. Become a DSS subscriber and receive early registration, two (2) free tickets to onsite regularly priced DSS programs, along with reserved seating, and special invitations to select private DSS receptions. Click HERE to see additional donor benefits.

Distinguished Speakers include

Kim Bancroft Anthony Mara Alexander McCall Smith
Piper Kerman Malcolm Margolin Rick Steves
Joe Loya Joyce Maynard Cheryl Strayed
John Muir Laws Vincent Medina Louis Zamperini

Orinda Books

DSS books are provided by Orinda Books ( To pre-order a book for an upcoming DSS program please call (925) 254-7606.  Be sure to mention DSS for a 10% discount on your DSS order.

Glenn Seaborg Learning Consortium Lafayette Library and Learning Center FoundationA Glenn Seaborg Learning Consortium Program
Presented by the Lafayette Library and Learning Center Foundation

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