Malibu Library Speaker Series


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

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Past Speakers Have Included: 

  • Bestselling author Mitch Albom
  • Rocket Scientist, Dr. Aprille Joy Ericsson
  • Composer and musician, Scott Freiman
  • UC Santa Barbara Professor Dr. Douglas McCauley
  • Shark attack survivor Paul De Gelder
  • NASA Scientist Nagin Cox
  • Harlan Lebo, author of "Citizen Kane: A Filmmaker's Journey"
  • Bestselling author David Grann
  • Bestselling author Susan Orlean
  • Bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates
  • Bestselling author Eric Schlosser
  • Civil rights lawyer Gloria Allred
  • Best-selling author Susan Casey
  • Former Dodger General Manager Ned Colletti
  • 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
  • Jeannette Walls, best-selling author of "The Glass Castle"
  • Climate change champion and author Bill McKibben