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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Eugene O’Neill Festival – Sneak Peek

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 7:00 PM
Located at the Community Hall
At the heart of the 20th annual Eugene O'Neill Festival will be the soul-stirring artistic confessions of two of our greatest haunted poets: Eugene O'Neill and Tennessee Williams.

For this special preview, Artistic Director Eric Fraisher Hayes will be joined by cast members of O'Neill's "Long Day's Journey Into Night," who will perform selected scenes and discuss the process of performing America's greatest drama.

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Nature Journaling Workshop with John Muir Laws

Wednesday, August 14, 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, 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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Nature Journaling Workshop with John Muir Laws

Wednesday, September 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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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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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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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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