Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Info Session

Thursday, September 6, 2018 1:30 PM
Located at the Community Hall

Learn about OLLI's courses for adults over 50! Includes presentations by instructors as well as a free talk by Anastasia Edel entitled "From Sanctions To Summit: The US - Russia Relationship Roller Coaster"

Learn Something New!

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UC Berkeley offers innovative education for the 50+ learner, with courses at the Lafayette Library starting September 25.

"The Book of Genesis" with Mark McVann
 "Our Brains: Molecules to Memory" with Peter Ralston
"U.S. Supreme Court: Landmark Cases, Great Justices" with Curtis Caton
"Philosophy for Everyday Life" with Rob Merker

View course descriptions at olli.berkeley.edu/courses

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Nature Journaling Workshop with Naturalist John Muir Laws

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 11:00 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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Nature Journaling Workshop with Naturalist John Muir Laws

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 11:00 AM
Located at the Community Hall
This month's topic: "Leaves of Grass": Once you see the beauty of grass, you can lose yourself for hours in a vacant lot or quiet prairie. Learn how to make a careful scientific illustration of grass species you find in the field. Learn tricks to help you handle and delight in the calligraphy of twisted leaves. Discover ways to draw a distant grassy field, capturing the feel of clumps of bunchgrass. This workshop will be great preparation for our upcoming trip to the coastal prairie!

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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WOW: Timeless Traditions: Expressions of Divine and Human in Indian Art

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 2:00 PM
Located at the Community Hall

Friends of the Lafayette Library present
Wonders of the World

Timeless Traditions: Expressions of Divine and Human in Indian Art 
Asian Art Museum

This lecture explores the vast panoply of Indian art through the prism of its various belief systems.  Due to the extensive subject of Indian Art, this is the first of two new lectures prepared by the Asian Art Museum.  

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Journey to Africa Through the Eyes of a Maasai Chief

Friday, September 14, 2018 3:30 PM
Located at the Community Hall

Born and raised in the African savanna, Maasai Chief Salaton Ole Ntutu will share his stories of a child becoming a warrior living among the animals he now passionately works to protect.

Learn how Salaton survived with his vast knowledge of animal behavior while developing a desire to preserve Maasai culture and lands for the future.

Back by popular demand, all ages will enjoy this adventure into the wild wonders of Kenya!

Jewelry sales will benefit health, education, and conservation projects at Maji Moto Maasai Camp in Kenya. 


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Sweet Thursday Presents: Betty Reid Soskin

Thursday, September 20, 2018 7:00 PM
Located at the Community Hall

Join us for an evening with local writer and civil rights activist Betty Reid Soskin as she reads from her remarkable memoir, Sign My Name to Freedom. Soskin helped establish the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, and at 96 years old, still works there as the oldest ranger in the National Park Service. Her stories chronicle her role as activist for and witness to the major societal shifts of 20th Century America, from the progress of civil rights to the anti-war movement.

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Science Cafe: Cannabis

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 7:00 PM
Located at the Community Hall

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Science Cafe revisits the topic of cannabis with The Cannabis Corner Podcast hosts Joshua Braff and Adam Titelbaum. Joining them for a panel discussion on changes in cannabis laws, the latest medical cannabis research, and strains that may help common ailments will be special guest panelists Sara Payan, Public Education Officer for the Apothecarium (San Francisco), and Danielle Schumacher, CEO of THC Staffing Group (San Francisco). 

The program includes a Q&A with the audience. Science Cafe will be recorded for an audio episode of The Cannabis Corner Postcast to be broadcast at a later date.

About the Cannabis Corner Podcast: The Cannabis Corner Podcast focuses on education, science, law, stigma, remedies, disease, animals, politics, the elderly, sleep/nausea/anxiety, and other basic questions around CBD and THC.

Tickets: $10  PURCHASE TICKETS
(LLLCF Donor $5 tickets available by calling (925) 283-6513 ext. 102)

Proceeds benefit the Lafayette Library and Learning Center.

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Nature Journaling Workshop with Naturalist John Muir Laws

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 11:00 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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WOW: Charles and Ray Eames

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 2:00 PM
Located at the Community Hall

Friends of the Lafayette Library present
Wonders of the World

Charles and Ray Eames

Independent art lecturer Avril Angevine returns to discuss the innovative husband and wife Charles and Ray Eames who were among the most influential designers of the twentieth century. The Eames are best known for their groundbreaking contributions to architecture, furniture design, industrial design and manufacturing, and the photographic arts. From their studio in Los Angeles, Charles and Ray developed a design philosophy that continues to resonate with 21st century designers. Their own residence, built in 1949 as part of the Case Study House Program, is considered one of the most important post-war residences anywhere in the world.

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Distinguished Speaker Series presents: NY Times best-selling author Ben Fountain

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 1:00 PM
Located at the Community Hall
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Beautiful Country Burn Again: Democracy, Rebellion, and Revolution


Ben Fountain, NY Times best-selling author of Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, has harnessed his narrative talents in Beautiful Country Burn Again to write a searing indictment of the state of our nation. The Book moves from the early days of the Iowa Caucus to the defining moments of the National Conventions and culminates in the aftershocks of the weeks following election night. Fountain probes deeply into history, illuminating the forces and watershed events of the past that mirror and precipitated the present.

Ben Fountain is the author of two major works of prize-winning fiction, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk and Brief Encounters with Che Guevara: Stories, and was a 2018 finalist for the Simpson Family Literary Prize.

Tickets: $10 and $30 (Includes a copy of Beautiful Country and reserved seating.)


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Nature Journaling Workshop with Naturalist John Muir Laws

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 11:00 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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WOW: Graphicos: Contemporary Latino Prints from the Serie Project

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 2:00 PM
Located at the Community Hall
Friends of the Lafayette Library present
Wonders of the World

Graphicos: Contemporary Latino Prints from the Serie Project
St Mary's College Museum of Art

Founded in 1993 by Sam Coronado, the Serie Project envisioned a workshop where underrepresented artists could benefit from collaboration and learn the serigraphy technique, a print technique also known as screen-printing or silkscreen. In the last two decades the organization has fostered over 250 artists from different professional levels and ethnic backgrounds, who together have produced a rare and special collection of serigraphs. Graphicanos works in this exhibition are part of a major purchase by the Fort Wayne Museum of Art in Indiana.

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