3D Mondays – 3D Printer Tinker Lab

Monday, February 25, 2019 6:00 PM
Located at the Technology Lab
Lafayette Library has a 3D Printer Come learn how to create some simple 3D models, find out about our 3D printer, get a demonstration and learn how to print your creation at the library for free. This is open to all ages 10 and up. Parent or older sibling recommended for Ages 8-10.
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T’ai Chi at the Library

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 6:00 PM
Located at the Homework Center
Always curious about T'ai Chi, but not sure where to start? Looking for a low-impact way to improve balance and reduce stress in your daily life? Join us this ongoing class practicing the gentle Chinese martial art, T'ai chi ch'uan, with local instructor Robert Noha. Sensei Noha has more than 40 years experience teaching Aikido and T'ai chi ch'uan. Beginners welcome; join us every Tuesday night at 6pm. This a free program for adults 18+, no registration is required.
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Free Teen Tech Help by Appointment

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 6:00 PM
Located at the Library Open Space
Free Teen Tech Help by Appointment! CUSTOM HELP Local Teens can answer almost any question to suit your needs. Just ask! TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS We can help solve most problems you might encounter with your smart phone, laptop, MP3 player, eBook reader or most other consumer technology products. PERSONAL HELP Friendly, one-on-one instruction and assistance. Help available to all ages. Please bring your device with you. To make an appointment, please call the library at 925-385-2280 or come to the Information Desk during library open hours. Tutors are available for 30 minute time slots.
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Homework Help

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 3:30 PM
Located at the Library Open Space

Two tutors available for Free after school homework help for students K-12 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm!

Tutors are volunteer high school students.  Specialties include English, Social Studies, Math, Science, and Computer Science.


Please call the library to make an appointment at 925-385-2280 or go to the Information Desk.
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Anne Raeff and Lori Ostlund

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 7:00 PM
Located at the Community Hall
Lafayette Library and Learning Center Foundation
Distinguished Speaker Series presents

Anne Raeff and Lori Ostlund




Join two award-winning authors, Anne Raeff and Lori Ostlund, for an engaging conversation about all aspects of their writing including what its like to be part of a writing couple. Simpson Family Literary Project Chair, Joseph Di Prisco moderates the conversation.

Anne Raeff, author of Winter Kept Us Warm and Clara Mondschein's Melancholia, is currently on the Longlist for the $50,000 2019 Simpson Prize. Lori Ostlund, author of After the Parade was a Finalist for the 2017 Simpson Prize.  Both authors are recipients of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction for their short story collections, The Jungle Around Us (Raeff), and The Bigness of the World (Ostlund).

Anne Raeff's  2018 novel, Winter Kept Us Warm is out in paperback this month. A novel of rich details and landscapes, Winter Kept Us Warm follows three friends through six decades - from postwar Berlin to Manhattan, 1960s Los Angeles to contemporary Morocco. A twisting narrative reveals their mysteries in fragments, examining their long-ago love triangle and how it changed their lives forever.

Lori Ostlund's debut novel, After the Parade, is about a sensitive, bighearted, and achingly self-conscious, forty-year-old, Aaron Englund, who long ago escaped the confinements of his Midwestern hometown, but he still feels like an outcast. After twenty years under the Pygmalion-like care of his older partner, Walter, Aaron at last decides it is time to take control of his own fate. But soon after establishing himself in San Francisco, Aaron sees that real freedom will not come until he has made peace with his memories of Mortonville, Minnesota: a cramped town whose four hundred souls form a constellation of Aaron's childhood heartbreaks and hopes.


Tickets: $10  Purchase Tickets
Two novels may be pre-purchased for pickup at the event.
At the event, books will also be available for purchase courtesy of A Great Good Place For Books





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Homework Help

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 3:30 PM
Located at the Library Open Space

Tutor available for Free after school homework help for students K-12 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm!

Tutors are volunteer high school students.  General Subjects, specialty includes Advanced Math.

Please call the library to make an appointment at 925-385-2280 or go to the Information Desk.
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AARP Tax Assistance

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 10:00 AM
Located at the Homework Center
IRS-certified Tax-Aide volunteers provide free federal and state tax preparation for low-moderate income Contra Costa County residents. One-on-one preparation sessions are offered from Feb 13-April 13.

AARP membership is not required, and this service is offered to people of all ages, with special attention to those aged 50 and older.

One appointment per tax return can be scheduled; please call the library at 925-385-2280 to register

Please bring:
  • Social Security cards for yourself, spouse, and dependents.
  • Photo ID for yourself and spouse
  • Prior year's tax return and supporting documents
  • 2018 documents showing any income received (wages, pensions, Social Security, interest, dividends, IRA distributions, state tax refunds)
  • Broker statements and cost basis of stocks, bonds, or real estate sold in 2018
  • Evidence of deductions such as medical/dental expenses, property taxes, vehicle registration, mortgage interest, charitable contributions, etc.
  • Evidence of medical insurance coverage
  • Social Security numbers for child care providers and recipients of any alimony or spousal support you paid
  • Blank check from your checking account, if you want direct deposit or to set up an electronic payment
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Thursday Tech Help with Orlando 1:00pm

Thursday, February 28, 2019 1:00 PM
Located at the Teen Center
Our resident technology expert will provide answers to all of your computer questions every Thursday from 1:00pm-1:30pm in the Teen Center at the Lafayette Library. Sign up in advance for a 30-minute one-on-one session. The session is also intended for people seeking assistance with e-books and e-readers. Please bring your questions, device and necessary passwords with you.
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Thursday Tech Help with Orlando 1:30pm

Thursday, February 28, 2019 1:30 PM
Located at the Teen Center
Our resident technology expert will provide answers to all of your computer questions every Thursday from 1:30pm-2:00pm in the Teen Center at the Lafayette Library. Sign up in advance for a 30-minute one-on-one session. The session is also intended for people seeking assistance with e-books and e-readers. Please bring your questions, device and necessary passwords with you.
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Free Tech Help by Appointment

Thursday, February 28, 2019 6:00 PM
Located at the Library Open Space
Free Tech Help by Appointment! CUSTOM HELP Local college student can answer almost any question to suit your needs. Just ask! TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS We can help solve most problems you might encounter with your smart phone, laptop, MP3 player, eBook reader or most other consumer technology products. PERSONAL HELP Friendly, one-on-one instruction and assistance. Help available to all ages. Please bring your device with you. To make an appointment, please call the library at 925-385-2280 or come to the Information Desk during library open hours.  Help is available for 30 minute time slots.
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