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Malibu Library Speaker Series
About the Series
The 2017 Malibu Library Speaker Series is a program of the County of Los Angeles Public Library, Malibu Branch, and the City of Malibu featuring speakers on a wide range of subjects that will appeal to a broad section of the community. Speakers discuss the entertainment Industry, literature, science, motivation, the arts, education, sports, travel, food, and the environment. The events are free and open to the public.

B. Gentry Lee - Tuesday, August 29, 2017
B Gentry LeeThe 2017 Malibu Library Speaker Series will explore the cosmos on August 29 at Malibu City Hall with B. Gentry Lee, Chief Engineer for Solar System Exploration at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and co-creator with legendary astronomer and author Carl Sagan of the Emmy Award winning science TV series “Cosmos.” Lee will discuss his influential career helping lead many of America’s most groundbreaking space programs, and his documentary science TV programs and science fiction novels, which have entertained and educated millions. Lee currently oversees engineering integrity of all of JPL’s robotic planetary missions for NASA. He led the hugely successful and popular Curiosity rover mission to Mars in 2012, the Dawn mission to the asteroids Vesta and Ceres in 2011, the Juno mission to Jupiter in 2011, and the GRAIL missions to the Moon in 2011. Lee partnered with the late Carl Sagan on the creation of “Cosmos,” which has earned several Emmys and the prestigious Peabody Award, and starred in “Are We Alone?”, a Discovery Channel documentary show about the solar system. Lee has also co-written with Arthur C. Clarke four science fiction novels that became New York Times bestsellers. 

The event is free, but RSVPs are required. To RSVP, call 310-456-6438 or reserve online.

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 & 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

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Melissa Stallings
Community Library Manager
County of Los Angeles
Public Library

City of Malibu