Nature Journaling Workshop with John Muir Laws

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 10:30 AM
Located at the Community Hall
Do you want to keep a nature journal or bump your current practice to a higher orbit? Join us for our monthly workshop series, and see the possibilities of what a journal can be! If you already have a journal kit, bring it along plus any personal favorite sketching or nature study supplies.

In this class you will:
.Learn the practices that makes journaling a lifelong habit (and what does not work).
.Get tips to help you to set up your journaling kit.
.Participate in a journal kit show and tell
.Discover field tested logistics of sketching in the field.
.Learn the foundational strategy to draw any subject.

All ages and experience levels welcome. Wednesday after the second Tuesday of each month. See www.johnmuirlaws.com/events for this month's special topic.
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3D Mondays – 3D Printer Tinker Lab

Monday, July 15, 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, July 16, 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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Author of “The Disaster Artist” – Greg Sestero

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 6:30 PM
Located at the Community Hall

Join us for a lively evening with New York Times Bestselling author, actor, producer and screenwriter Greg Sestero.

Greg's 2013 memoir "The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made" was published by Simon & Schuster and adapted into a Golden Globe-winning and Academy Award nominated film featuring an all-star cast including James Franco, Seth Rogen, Dave Franco, Sharon Stone, Bryan Cranston, and Alison Brie.  

The real life story centers on Greg Sestero, an aspiring film actor, who meets the weird and mysterious Tommy Wiseau in an acting class. Together they travel to Hollywood to make their dreams come true by making Tommy's personally-funded film "The Room" which surprisingly has become one of the most popular underground cult phenomenon films ever. Fifteen years after the initial limited release of "The Room," it's still playing to late night moviegoers in theaters internationally.   

This is a free event, sponsored by the Friends of the Lafayette Library and Learning Center. Doors open at 6:00pm. Registration is required.





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Master Gardeners: Good Bug/Bad Bug

Thursday, July 18, 2019 6:30 PM
Located at the Homework Center

"Good Bug-Bad Bug" provides a snapshot image of the fascinating insect populations that exist under the leaves, in the soil and in the air around us.  Insect pests (bad bugs) that commonly occur in our area are shown along with the beneficial insects (good bugs) that prey on them.  A little biology and a lot of colorful pictures will introduce these insects and hopefully provide a new and fascinating perspective regarding the six-legged creatures that constitute over half of all the living organisms on earth.



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CCPAS Concert: Jazz Piano

Friday, July 19, 2019 7:00 PM
Located at the Community Hall

Join us for a musical evening of jazz piano with the Contra Costa Performing Arts Society. A variety of performers will play standards and new favorites for your musical pleasure.

This is a free event sponsored by the Friends of the Lafayette Library and Learning Center.

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Preview Lecture – If I Were You

Saturday, July 20, 2019 2:00 PM
Located at the Community Hall
In 2019, San Francisco's acclaimed Merola Opera Program will present its first commissioned work in the program's 62-year history, the world premiere of the new full-length opera, If I Were You, by distinguished American composer Jake Heggie and noted librettist Gene Scheer. This ground-breaking work will be presented August 1 - 6, 2019, at San Francisco's Herbst Theatre.
 
Join us Saturday, July 20 at 2:00 pm for a 90-minute exploration of the music and development of If I Were You, led by lively opera experts Dr. Clifford Cranna (dramaturg) and Gene Scheer (librettist). 

This is a free event, sponsored by the Friends of the Lafayette Library and Learning Center.
  
About If I Were You
 
Fabian Hart, an aspiring writer who yearns for a way out of his stifling existence, would sell his very soul to be somebody else. Brittomara, the devil, offers him a supernatural power. By singing a secret phrase, Fabian will be able to transfer his soul into another person's body and live their life. Thus begins the perilous journey of If I Were You as Fabian moves his lost soul from person to person in search of a more fulfilling identity.
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T’ai Chi at the Library

Tuesday, July 23, 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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Oakland A’s Storytime

Saturday, July 27, 2019 11:00 AM
Located at the Community Hall
Batter up! Join us for a special storytime courtesy of the Oakland A's. One of our favorite Oakland A's players will read a baseball-themed story. Stick around for photo opportunities, and your chance to win tickets to an Oakland A's game! Who knows? You may even find Stomper clowning around. Register soon as this event is sure to be a home run!
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T’ai Chi at the Library

Tuesday, July 30, 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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