Free Teen Tech Help by Appointment

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 2:30 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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T’ai Chi at the Library

Tuesday, September 3, 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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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UC Berkeley: Information Session

Thursday, September 5, 2019 1:30 PM
Located at the Community Hall
Learn Something New!

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UC Berkeley offers innovative education for the 50+learner, with fall courses at the Lafayette Library starting September 24. Featured speaker: Adhijeet Paul, "Reuse and Recycling in Asia, Africa, and Latin America."

Fall courses:

"Social Media Risks" with Roy Ulrich

Presented by: OLLI @Berkeley
More information: Olli.berkeley.edu; berkeley_olli@berkelely.edu  510-642-9934
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Thursday Tech Help with Orlando 10:30am

Thursday, September 5, 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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The Beauty of Our Microbiome – Moved to the Community Hall

Thursday, September 5, 2019 6:30 PM
Located at the Homework Center
*Please note: This program has been moved to the Don Tatzin Community Hall, and will run from 6:30-7:30pm*

In this program, Dr. Julita Baker will share insight into the inner workings of our gut microbiome and how it contributes to every part of health and disease. She will describe the importance of why we should care about the gut microbiota, what we need to eat to flourish healthy strains of bacteria, what lifestyle actions support a healthy microbiome, and how we can sequence our own material (poop!) to learn more about the strains we currently have.

Julita received a Ph.D. from University of California, Davis in Nutritional Biology after shifting from Microbiology working in the Microbial Ecology Program at the Joint Genome Institute. She has designed and taught courses at Stanford University, and is also a nutrition advisor & speaker for organizations, start-ups, and entrepreneurs. She collaborates, deconstructs complex nutritional and behavioral science, and translates research into actionable tools.
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Author Event: Curious Crows!

Saturday, September 7, 2019 1:00 PM
Located at the Homework Center
Join us when award-winning author Pamela S. Turner visits the Lafayette Library! She will present her book, Crow Smarts, featuring what is arguably the world's smartest bird: the New Caledonian Crow. 

Along with Pamela Turner we also have two special guests: Elaine Friedman and Darth Vader (the raven) from Corvid Connection! Elaine will share information about her important work rehabilitating crows and ravens in our area. You won't want to miss learning more about these amazing birds! 

Books will be available for purchase and Pamela Turner will stay for a book signing. Checks and credit cards only please.
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Free Teen Tech Help by Appointment

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 2:30 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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T’ai Chi at the Library

Tuesday, September 10, 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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WOW Presents: Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive – Four Fall Exhibits

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 2:00 PM
Located at the Community Hall
The Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive opens the 2019-2020 WOW season with an overview of four fall exhibits. Divine Women, Divine Wisdom explores the feminine image and the female role in the south Asian and Himalayan region. The San Quentin Project: Nigel Poor and the Men of San Quentin State Prison features visual documents made during Poor's collaboration with the men incarcerated at San Quentin as well as photographs from the prison's own archive. Showcasing diverse works from BAMPFA's collection that invoke strangeness and resonate with the spirit of Surrealism, Strange includes works from Asian, Europe, and the Americas made over the past 500 years. And Sylvia Fein / MATRIX 275 continues BAMPFA's series of MATRIX exhibitions of innovative contemporary artists with a survey of the Martinez-based Surrealist painter Sylvia Fein, who will be 100 years old at the time of the opening.
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