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Malibu Library Speaker Series: Thomas Levenson

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2024-06-25 19:00:00 2024-06-25 20:30:00 America/Los_Angeles Malibu Library Speaker Series: Thomas Levenson Malibu Library Speaker Series presents author and MIT professor Thomas Levenson discussing his book 'Money for Nothing: The Scientists, Fraudsters and Corrupt Politicians Who Reinvented Money, Panicked a Nation, and Made The World Rich'. For adults. Malibu Library - Meeting Room

Tuesday, June 25
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 2024-06-25 19:00:00 2024-06-25 20:30:00 America/Los_Angeles Malibu Library Speaker Series: Thomas Levenson Malibu Library Speaker Series presents author and MIT professor Thomas Levenson discussing his book 'Money for Nothing: The Scientists, Fraudsters and Corrupt Politicians Who Reinvented Money, Panicked a Nation, and Made The World Rich'. For adults. Malibu Library - Meeting Room

Malibu Library

Meeting Room

Malibu Library Speaker Series presents author and MIT professor Thomas Levenson discussing his book 'Money for Nothing: The Scientists, Fraudsters and Corrupt Politicians Who Reinvented Money, Panicked a Nation, and Made The World Rich'. For adults.

Levenson is Professor of Science Writing at MIT. Money for Nothing, published in 2020, dives into the most famous financial scandal in the history of modern capitalism, the South Sea Bubble. This account of the South Sea Bubble is not just the story of a huge scam, but is also the story of the birth of modern financial capitalism. These dreamers and fraudsters may have bankrupted Britain, but they made the world rich.

Levenson’s career has been split between writing and documentary film making. His books include The Hunt for Vulcan (2015); Newton and the Counterfeiter (2009); Einstein in Berlin (2003); Measure for Measure:  A Musical History of Science (1994); and Ice Time:  Climate, Science, and Life on Earth (1989). His most significant film and television projects includes work as executive producer for the mini-series Origins, a four-part series on the evolution of the life in the cosmos, broadcast as a special presentation of the PBS series NOVA in 2004.

Levenson is also a columnist for the Boston Globe’s Ideas section, contributes regularly to The Atlantic Monthly online, and has over the years published numerous articles in a wide range of magazines, newspapers and online venues.

This event takes place at Malibu Library. RSVPs are required.

Attendance is limited, and advance registration is required. Please register every individual in your party, including kids. This will be used to save your spots in the program. We cannot guarantee availability for any unregistered attendees. 


This event is held in-person. LA County Public Health strongly encourages masks and physical distancing indoors regardless of vaccination status. Masks will continue to be available for customers upon request. Please see the Guidelines for Attendees during the registration process for more information.

Malibu Library

Phone: 310.456.6438

Hours
Mon, Jun 10 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Jun 11 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jun 12 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jun 13 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Jun 14 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Jun 15 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jun 16 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

Malibu Library, located in the Malibu Civic Center Complex, was established in 1970 by the County of Los Angeles Public Library. Prior to 1970, a bookmobile provided library service to the Malibu community serving residents in Topanga Canyon and along the Pacific Coast Highway.

On April 22, 2012, a grand opening celebration was held to mark the completion of a $6 million renovation of the Malibu Library, designed by the architectural firm of LPA, Inc. and funded by revenue generated from local property taxes.

The new sustainable, LEED-certified library has been redesigned to represent Malibu's sand, sea and sun culture with features such as:

-A replica of the Adamson House tile rug in the main lobby
-A photographic exhibit featuring historical images of the area
-The Children's area featuring a marine life motif, including an 8' by 14' porcelain tile art piece designed by artist Christine Nguyen
-A Teen area that embraces Malibu's surf culture.
 

Upcoming events

Wed, Jun 12, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
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Thu, Jun 13, 10:00am - 11:00am
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Thu, Jun 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Fri, Jun 14, 10:30am - 11:00am
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Thu, Jun 20, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
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Tue, Jun 25, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
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Malibu Library Speaker Series presents author and MIT professor Thomas Levenson discussing his book 'Money for Nothing: The Scientists, Fraudsters and Corrupt Politicians Who Reinvented Money, Panicked a Nation, and Made The World Rich'. For adults.
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Wed, Jun 26, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
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Create spiral art using a 3D printed spirograph. Watch a 3D printer create the components and draw your own colorful geometric patterns. For children, ages 5 - 12 with their parent or caregiver.

Thu, Jun 27, 11:00am - 11:30am
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Families will sing, move, and play child-friendly instruments together. Early childhood music education specialist Cheryl Lev will bring her guitar and lots of fun musical props for everyone to enjoy. For children ages 0 - 3 and their caregivers

Thu, Jun 27, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
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Join us to learn and play the popular role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons. Beginners and experts are welcome. For teens ages 13 – 17.

Wed, Jul 03, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
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Fri, Jul 05, 10:30am - 11:00am
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Let’s get ready for school! Enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement while learning school readiness skills and having fun. For ages 2 - 5 with their parent or caregiver.

Mon, Jul 08, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
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Join us to learn and play the popular role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons. Beginners and experts are welcome. For teens ages 13 – 17.

Wed, Jul 10, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
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Join us for a community reading program of exceptional scope – one book for all of Los Angeles County. This special book club will feature discussion about L.A. Weather by María Amparo Escandón. For adults.

Thu, Jul 11, 10:00am - 11:00am
Preschool storytime at Bluffs Park. For ages 2 - 5.
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Thu, Jul 11, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
A suncatcher is decorative art used to catch and reflect sunlight, creating beautiful displays of color. Join us as we make radiant suncatchers and discuss their origins across multiple cultures and regions. For ages 13 - 17.

Fri, Jul 12, 10:30am - 11:00am
Meeting Room
Let’s get ready for school! Enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement while learning school readiness skills and having fun. For ages 2 - 5 with their parent or caregiver.