the lafayette library and learning center
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The Lafayette Library and Learning Center has a reputation for hosting hundreds of exceptional programs each year. The Library is proud to share the voices of notable, award-winning authors, as well as filmmakers, scientists, artists, athletes, activists and others, with the community.
ALL Lafayette Library programs are supported by LLLC Foundation. The Foundation provides valuable marketing for ALL Library programs, funding for event staff, and facility upgrades including the latest audio/video equipment. In addition, the Foundation produces and hosts programs including the Distinguished Speaker Series, Science Cafe and Girls Who Code.
Thanks to sponsors and donors, the Library Foundation also pays for large community events including Makers Fest, the Little Fall Music Festival, the Children's Book Festival and Day at the Library.
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DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SERIES
Even before the Library doors opened in 2009 the Distinguished Speaker Series (DSS) welcomed Louis Zamperini, an American Work War II veteran and POW, Olympic distance runner, and the subject of the 2014 film Unbroken.
Over the years DSS has hosted conversations with award-winning authors including the U.S. Poet Laureate, Olympic athletes and sports writers, a bank robber, the Ultramarathon Man, an astrologist, artists, musicians and more.
A selection of program recordings is on the Lafayette Library YouTube Channel.
Our program partners
In the spirit of our mission, the Lafayette Library Foundation strives to reflect the values, interests and passions of the community by becoming Community Partners with like-minded organizations, including our Glenn Seaborg Learning Consortium partners. Our program partners include:
Friends of the Lafayette Library
Lafayette Historical Society
Lafayette Chamber of Commerce
The City of Lafayette
Lafayette Partners in Education (LPIE)
Lafayette School District
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) UC Berkeley
Gold Coast Chamber Players
More information on the Glenn Seaborg Learning Consortium is HERE.