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Thursday, April 21, 2022

7:00 PM   |  Don Tatzin Community Hall

Lafayette Library and
Learning Center Foundation

Distinguished Speaker Series Presents

Maggie Doyne: Between the Mountain and the Sky

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Tickets ($30) are available at the door (Debit/credit cards only).  Includes a copy of Between the Mountain and the Sky.

For more information call 925-283-6513 ext. 102

Masks and proof of vaccine are required for this program.

Maggie Doyne’s page-turning memoir documents her incredibly personal, and at times heartbreaking, journey from her childhood home in New Jersey to the mountains of Nepal.


At age 19 Maggie took a gap year before college and set off to travel the world. During her travels, the trajectory of her life alters when she has a surprise encounter with a Nepali girl breaking rocks in a quarry. Maggie decides to invest her life savings of five thousand dollars to buy a piece of land and open a children’s home in Nepal.

Between the Mountain and the Sky is a coming-of-age story about a young woman suspended between two worlds, as well as the love, loss, healing, and hope she experiences along the way. Maggie’s inspiring, intimate tale shows us that the power to change the world exists within all of us.


Maggie Doyne is an American philanthropist and co-founder of the BlinkNow Foundation and Kopila Valley Children’s Home and School in Surkhet, Nepal.  In 2015, she was named CNN Hero of the Year.

Please consider including a donation to support Lafayette Library programs ~ all gifts are doubled thanks to The Barlow Family and The Mulvaney Family Matching Gift.

Tickets are transferable but not refundable. Proceeds benefit the Lafayette Library and Learning Center.

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