WOW – Hidden Unions: Art of the Himalayas

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 2:00 PM
Located at the Community Hall

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Friends of the Lafayette Library Presents:
WOW - Hidden Unions: Art of the Himalayas
Asian Art Museum 

Illustrated by objects from the Asian Art Museum, the Hidden Unions lecture delves into the complex and fascinating spiritually inspired art from the "Land of the Snow" - the Himalayas. In this magnificent terrain, Buddhism has melded with Hinduism and the indigenous folk beliefs to create truly unique religious practices and sacred art. Tankas, mandals, and mantras are cornerstones of the practices. Dakinis, Taras, demons, and Lamas are just a few of the protective and supportive deities in this complex system.
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Thursday Tech Help with Orlando 10:30am

Thursday, December 12, 2019 10:30 AM
Located at the Teen Center
Our resident technology expert will provide answers to all of your computer questions every Thursday from 10:30am-11:00am 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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Homework Help

Thursday, December 12, 2019 3:30 PM
Located at the Library Open Space

High School volunteers are available for Free after school homework help for students 4th-12th grade from 3:30pm to 5:00pm!   These appointments are meant to help with homework and drills and are not meant as structured teaching, lessons or tutoring.  Homework Help Sessions are 30 minutes each. More time available if no one is waiting.

Specialties include English, Social Studies, Math, and Science.


Please call the library to make an appointment at 925-385-2280 or go to the Information Desk.
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Contra Costa Master Gardeners: Creating a Pollinator Habitat

Thursday, December 12, 2019 6:30 PM
Located at the Homework Center

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Want to create a buzz worthy pollinator garden? Think Mason bees live in jars?

Master Gardeners, Liz Whiteford and Kath Cook, will discuss the basics of creating a pollinator habitat in your garden. We'll take a broad look at the key elements required to attract pollinators and a "hands on" exploration of specific native bee habitats you can create to attract Mason and Leafcutter bees.

So, bring your curiosity and learn how to amp up your garden to buzz worthy status!


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Pamela Smilow

Thursday, December 12, 2019 1:00 PM
Located at the Community Hall
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Thursday, December 12, 2019
1:00pm Art Presentation Followed by an art display until 2:30pm 


Meet New York contemporary artist Pamela Smilow as she shares stories from her childhood growing up in a community where art, home and life melded. She is the daughter of an award-winning mid-twentieth century furniture designer and grew up in the only fully realized Frank Lloyd Wright community known as Usonia Homes, in Pleasantville, New York.


Smilow's love for art extends to architecture and interior design. Growing up in an environment that was all about the integration of nature, furnishings and art, Smilow often shares her keen intuition with her clients, working with interior designers and home owners to help them choose the right piece of art for their space.


The art display includes work that draws from Smilow's large collection of paper, vintage books, fabric, and childhood drawings that add texture, depth and storytelling to her work. Her work is exhibited in galleries and placed in private and corporate collections throughout the United States and internationally. Smilow's art will be available for purchase.


Tickets: FREE. Registration recommended as space is limited. Or call 925.283.6513 ext. 102.

To learn more about Pamala Smilow and her art visit www.pamelasmilow.com
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Free Teen Tech Help by Appointment

Thursday, December 12, 2019 6:00 PM

Free tech help by appointment!

ONE ON ONE HELP: Local Teens can answer almost any question to suit your needs. Just ask!  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.  Teen tech helpers are available for 30 minute time slots.

Please note that Teen Tech Help volunteers cannot perform the following activities:

  • Repair or work on your device
  • Install Hardware
  • Software or updates on your device (library apps excluded)
  • Provide Word Processing or any other clerical work
  • Provide private lessons or accept payment of any kind
  • Recommend products for you to buy
  • Do your online shopping or internet transactions
  • Place online ads or social media posts for you


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Homework Help

Saturday, December 14, 2019 10:30 AM
Located at the Library Open Space

SATURDAY Homework Help! A High School volunteer is available for Free weekend homework help for students 3rd-12th grade from 10:30am to 12:30pm!   These appointments are meant to help with homework and drills and are not meant as structured teaching, lessons or tutoring.

Specialties include English, Social Studies, Math, and Science.

Please call the library to make an appointment at 925-385-2280 or go to the Information Desk.
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Homework Help

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 3:30 PM
Located at the Library Open Space

High School volunteers are available for Free after school homework help for students 4th-12th grade from 3:30pm to 5:30pm!   These appointments are meant to help with homework and drills and are not meant as structured teaching, lessons or tutoring. Appointments are 30 minutes each.  Extra time allowed if not else is waiting.

Specialties include English, Social Studies

Please call the library to make an appointment at 925-385-2280 or go to the Information Desk.
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T’ai Chi at the Library

Tuesday, December 17, 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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Homework Help

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 3:30 PM
Located at the Library Open Space

High School volunteers are available for Free after school homework help for students 4th-12th grade from 3:30pm to 5:00pm!   These appointments are meant to help with homework and drills and are not meant as structured teaching, lessons or tutoring.

Specialties include English, Social Studies, Math, and Science.


Please call the library to make an appointment at 925-385-2280 or go to the Information Desk.
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Free Teen Tech Help by Appointment

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 6:30 PM

Free tech help by appointment!

ONE ON ONE HELP: Local Teens can answer almost any question to suit your needs. Just ask!  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.  Teen tech helpers are available for 30 minute time slots.

Please note that Teen Tech Help volunteers cannot perform the following activities:

  • Repair or work on your device
  • Install Hardware
  • Software or updates on your device (library apps excluded)
  • Provide Word Processing or any other clerical work
  • Provide private lessons or accept payment of any kind
  • Recommend products for you to buy
  • Do your online shopping or internet transactions
  • Place online ads or social media posts for you


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