How to Save Money on Prescription Drugs

Monday, September 23, 2019 6:30 PM
Located at the Homework Center
Are you spending too much at the pharmacy? This talk focuses on how to save money on prescriptions regardless of whether you have Medicare, other insurance or no coverage at all.

The high cost of drugs is a growing problem and affects everyone. Many plans have high deductibles, copayments and formulary limitations. How to optimize your coverage under Medicare will be discussed, as well as various discount programs and ways to save at the pharmacy, regardless of your coverage or income. There are also some caveats regarding Canadian online pharmacies.

Presented by Contra Costa Health Insurance Advocacy Program (HICAP), which offers free, impartial information about Medicare and related coverage, and does not sell or endorse any products. For more information, go to www.cchicap.org
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World Affairs Council of the East Bay: Strategic Competition in Space

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 7:00 PM
Located at the Community Hall
Strategic Competition in Space: Will a SPACE FORCE guard and protect the U.S.?
Join us in conversation with Benjamin Bahney, a political scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and a Senior Fellow at LLNL's Center for Global Security Research. He brings laboratory technical expertise to bear on national security issues in the areas of space, cyber and advanced science and technology. Since space is already a competitive and a militarized domain, the task now is to protect U.S. and allied military interests in space to guard against catastrophe. 
Pre-Talk Social: 6:30 pm
Program: 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Members: $5; Non members: $10; Students w/current student ID: Free
For more information, visit WorldAffairs.org/Events
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Nature Journaling Workshop with John Muir Laws

Wednesday, October 9, 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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WOW Presents: Filoli – A Rich History and Vibrant Future

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 2:00 PM
Located at the Community Hall
Located in Woodside, CA, and owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Filoli is one of the few remaining examples of a beautiful country estate and has been continuously operating for over 100 years. This lecture will share the story of how Filoli was created and is intertwined with California history. Beautiful images of the historic house, extensive formal gardens, and pristine nature preserve, as well as a discussion of special events, tours, and education opportunities will provide an overview of the many ways visitors can experience Filoli.
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Sweet Thursday Presents: Dave Newhouse

Thursday, October 17, 2019 7:00 PM
Located at the Community Hall
Slip Madigan was a football coach like no other--a visionary, raconteur, and entrepreneur who brought the sport into the modern age. His St. Mary's College teams in the 1920s and 1930s travelled more miles, dressed more flamboyantly, and scored more upsets than any other team in the land. Madigan was a coach for all time, yet far ahead of his time.

Dave Newhouse is a retired Oakland Tribune writer and columnist who has authored thirteen books.
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John Muir Laws: Thinking Like a Naturalist

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 2:30 PM
Located at the Community Hall
Learn how to get more out of every nature ramble! Naturalist and illustrator John Muir Laws will demonstrate simple and fun techniques you can incorporate into your own recreational nature study, classroom, or family outings.

You will learn an adaptable four-step approach that will dramatically increase your memory and observational skills, focus and heighten your curiosity, help you think more creatively, and give you a framework for exploring mysteries in nature.
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Bob Barner Author Visit: Dem Bones

Thursday, October 24, 2019 3:30 PM
Located at the Homework Center
Join us for a special storytime with author Bob Barner! When Bob isn't writing and drawing, he likes to show kids how pictures and stories come together in books. He may even bring his guitar and other fun music to play along with his telling of his beloved, storytime classic, Dem Bones.

Bob will stay after the storytime to sign books and take pictures. Space is limited so register early!
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Mystery Writers of America Norcal Author Panel

Friday, October 25, 2019 7:00 PM
Located at the Community Hall
From Historical to Cozy to Romantic Suspense, There's a Mystery for Every Reader

The Mystery Writers of America NorCal presents: Mystery Week at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center, featuring Michael Cooper, Heather Haven, Laurie R. King, Peggy Lucke, and Janice Peacock. These Bay Area authors will have a lively discussion about mystery genres, sub-genres, the creative process, triumphs, challenges, and inspirations. You may even learn whether these local authors agree with MWA's motto: Crime doesn't pay. enough.

Author Panel


Michael Cooper, author of historical fiction set in the Middle East, Lafayette resident
Heather Haven, multiple award-winning author of the Alvarez Family Murder Mysteries
Laurie King, multiple award-winning author of the Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes series
Margaret Lucke, writing instructor, mystery and thriller author, Editor of the Sisters in Crime Fault Lines anthology
Janice Peacock, panel moderator, author of the Glass Bead Mystery Series, Lafayette resident

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Obi Kaufmann: The State of Water

Thursday, November 7, 2019 7:00 PM
Located at the Community Hall
Obi Kaufmann, naturalist painter and author of the best-selling California Field Atlas, turns his attention to the Golden State's most complex and controversial resource: water. In his new book The State of Water, full-color maps unravel the braided knot of California's water infrastructure and ecosystems, exposing a history of unlimited growth in spite of finite natural resources. Kaufmann reveals pragmatic yet inspiring solutions to how water in the West can continue to support agriculture, municipalities, and the environment.
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WOW Presents: James Tissot: Fashion and Faith

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 2:00 PM
Located at the Community Hall
Organized by The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, James Tissot: Fashion & Faith, is the first major reassessment of the artist's career in over 20 years. This exhibit will examine approximately 60 paintings, additional works on paper, and cloisonné enamels by Tissot. New scholarship on the artist presented in this collaboration demonstrates that even Tissot's most ebullient society paintings reveal rich and complex commentary on topics such as nineteenth-century society, religion, fashion, and politics, rendering him an artist worthy of reexamination in the twenty-first century.
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Nature Journaling Workshop with John Muir Laws

Wednesday, November 13, 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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Nature Journaling Workshop with John Muir Laws

Wednesday, December 11, 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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