Nature Journaling Workshop with John Muir Laws

Wednesday, January 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: The Nature of UC

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 2:00 PM
Located at the Community Hall
Friends of the Lafayette Library present
Wonders of the World
The Nature of UC


In the late 1940s, a young University of California researcher watched in dismay as the research plot where he had been studying desert iguanas was bulldozed to build a motel. The experience galvanized him and other UC scientists to establish a library of ecosystems dedicated to research, teaching, and public service.

The University of California Natural Reserve System now includes examples of most major state habitats, from coastal tidepools to inland deserts, oak woodlands to lush wetlands, and alpine mountaintops to redwood forests. Tens of thousands of university students, researchers, and schoolchildren visit reserves every year. Discover how the UC Natural Reserve System is cultivating tomorrow's field scientists, providing environmental forecasting, and serving the people of California.
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Sweet Thursday Presents: Ingrid Rojas Contreras

Thursday, January 17, 2019 7:00 PM
Located at the Community Hall
Join us for an evening with Ingrid Rojas Contreras, whose debut novel Fruit of the Drunken Tree is a mesmerizing story set in Colombia at the height of Pablo Escobar's violent reign. In this national bestseller, a sheltered young girl and a teenage maid strike an unlikely friendship that threatens to undo them both.
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Nutrition for Diabetes Prevention

Thursday, January 24, 2019 6:30 PM
Located at the Homework Center
Did you know that 1 in 3 adult Americans have prediabetes? 9 out of 10 don't even know they have it. "Prediabetes" means your blood sugar level is higher than normal -- without intervention, the likelihood of progressing to diabetes is high.

But there's good news! Research shows that a few lifestyle modifications can help prevent or delay diabetes in over half of prediabetic individuals. Registered dietician Malu Trehan will discuss these modifications and empower you to take charge of your own health.
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Meditation: Experience Joy and Peace in a Troubled World

Friday, February 1, 2019 2:00 PM
Located at the Arts & Science Discovery Center
In recent years, psychologists are noticing a sharp increase in people's anxiety, insecurity, and distrust. 
Disruptive technologies; information overload; breakdown of traditional family and community supports; and brutally competitive economic and political trends are upsetting the comfortable certainties of the past. To find peace and serenity while living in such a world, we must learn how to tap into the deep wellsprings of calm, peace and serenity within each of us. This process of turning within is called meditation, and it is available to everyone.
Please join psychiatrist Marshall Zaslove, MD, for an entertaining and enlightening workshop on meditation. 
All participants will have a firsthand experience of the bliss and joy available within each of us.
Free event.
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Nature Journaling Workshop with John Muir Laws

Wednesday, February 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, March 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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Author Event: Curious Crows!

Saturday, April 6, 2019 1:00 PM
Located at the Community Hall
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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Nature Journaling Workshop with John Muir Laws

Wednesday, April 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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