Author of “The Disaster Artist” – Greg Sestero

Author of “The Disaster Artist” – Greg Sestero

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 · 6:30 PM
Located at Community Hall

Join us for a lively evening with New York Times Bestselling author, actor, producer and screenwriter Greg Sestero.

Greg’s 2013 memoir “The Disaster
Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made”
was published
by Simon & Schuster and adapted into a Golden Globe-winning and Academy Award nominated film featuring an all-star cast including James Franco, Seth Rogen, Dave Franco,
Sharon Stone, Bryan Cranston, and Alison Brie.  

The real life story centers
on Greg Sestero
, an aspiring
film actor, who meets the weird and mysterious Tommy Wiseau
in an acting
class. Together they travel to Hollywood to make their dreams come true by
making Tommy’s personally-funded film “The Room” which surprisingly has become
one of the most popular underground cult phenomenon films ever. Fifteen years
after the initial limited release of “The Room,” it’s still playing to late
night moviegoers in theaters internationally.   

This is a free event, sponsored by the Friends of the Lafayette Library and Learning Center. Doors open at 6:00pm. Registration is required.

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Summer of Space Movies

Summer of Space Movies

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 · 4:00 PM
Located at Children's Room

Join us on Wednesdays all Summer for kid-friendly, space-themed movies as part of the “Take Me to Your Reader” Summer Reading program! 

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Kids Summer Code Club: Grades 3rd – 5th

Kids Summer Code Club: Grades 3rd – 5th

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 · 2:30 PM
Located at Technology Lab

Kids Summer Code Club:

Come join us to learn programming  and Computer Science in this exciting new weekly STEM program aimed at 3rd through 5th graders.
No prior programming experience needed.  This class is led by a local computer science graduate Miss Heather.
Requirements:
  • Willingness to explore computer science and problem solving
  • Grades 3rd through 5th
  • Comfortable with computers and keyboarding (ability to type)
Bring your own laptops if you have them, workstations and library laptops will be available.  Space limited to 15 participants.
Group Meets from 2:30pm to 3:30pm in the Technology Lab.
Materials and robotics kits provided for in class use.
Returning students will continue with new material & personal projects, new students will work through the previous material with the help of Miss Heather and returning students.
A registered Girls Who Code club.  #CA9018
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Teen Summer Code Club: Grades 6th – 12th

Teen Summer Code Club: Grades 6th – 12th

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 · 3:30 PM
Located at Technology Lab

Teen Summer Code Club

Come join us to learn programming  and Computer Science in this exciting new weekly STEM program youth in grades 6th – 12th.

No prior programming experience needed.  New students welcome any time. This is a special summer coding meeting that introduces young adults to computer coding in various languages.  Learn python, java, and other languages.  This class is led by a local computer science graduate Miss Heather.
Registration is recommended but Drop ins are always welcome.
Requirements:
  • Willingness to explore computer science and problem solving
  • Grades 6th through 12th (exceptions allowed depending on computer experience)
  • Comfortable with computers and keyboarding (ability to type)
  • Basic math skills ( + – * / )
Bring your own laptops if you have them, workstations and library laptops will be available.  Space limited to 15 participants.
Group Meets 3:30pm to 5:00pm in the Technology Lab.
Previous classes covered Java Basics, Variables, and Boolean Operators.  Class outline, presentation, and sample code are available online.  A link will be sent to you once you register for the class.  Returning students will continue with new material & personal projects, new students will work through the previous material with the help of Miss Heather and returning students.
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Master Gardeners: Good Bug/Bad Bug

Master Gardeners: Good Bug/Bad Bug

Thursday, July 18, 2019 · 6:30 PM
Located at 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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Mother Goose Storytime

Mother Goose Storytime

Thursday, July 18, 2019 · 10:15 AM
Located at Homework Center

Join us for simple stories, songs, and rhymes just right for wiggly book worms! All ages and abilities are welcome.

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Free Teen Tech Help by Appointment

Free Teen Tech Help by Appointment

Thursday, July 18, 2019 · 10:30 AM
Located at Library Open Space

Free tech help by appointment!

CUSTOM HELP
Local Teens can answer almost any question to suit your needs. Just ask!  We can help solve most problems you might encounter with your smart phone, laptop, MP3 player, eBook reader or most other consumer technology products.

PERSONAL HELP
Friendly, one-on-one instruction and assistance. Help available to all ages. Please bring your device with you.

To make an appointment, please call the library at 925-385-2280 or come to the Information Desk during library open hours. Teen tech helpers are available for 30 minute time slots.

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Astronaut Dan Bursch

Astronaut Dan Bursch

Friday, July 19, 2019 · 2:00 PM
Located at Community Hall

NASA Astronaut  Dan Bursch, veteran of four space flights, will visit the Lafayette Library and Learning Center to share his experiences on the International Space Station!

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CCPAS Concert: Jazz Piano

CCPAS Concert: Jazz Piano

Friday, July 19, 2019 · 7:00 PM
Located at Community Hall

Join us for a musical evening of jazz piano with the Contra Costa Performing Arts Society. A variety of performers will play standards and new favorites for your musical pleasure.

This is a free event sponsored by the Friends of the Lafayette Library and Learning Center.

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SF Merola Opera Preview Lecture – If I Were You

SF Merola Opera Preview Lecture – If I Were You

Saturday, July 20, 2019 · 2:00 PM
Located at Community Hall

In 2019, San Francisco’s acclaimed Merola Opera Program will present its first commissioned work in the program’s 62-year history, the world premiere of the new full-length opera, If I Were You, by distinguished American composer Jake Heggie and noted librettist Gene Scheer. This ground-breaking work will be presented August 1 – 6, 2019, at San Francisco’s Herbst Theatre.
 
Join us Saturday, July 20 at 2:00 pm for a 90-minute exploration of the music and development of If I Were You, led by lively opera experts Dr. Clifford Cranna (dramaturg) and Gene Scheer (librettist). 

This is a free event, sponsored by the Friends of the Lafayette Library and Learning Center.
  
About If I Were You
 
Fabian Hart, an aspiring writer who yearns for a way out of his stifling existence, would sell his very soul to be somebody else. Brittomara, the devil, offers him a supernatural power. By singing a secret phrase, Fabian will be able to transfer his soul into another person’s body and live their life. Thus begins the perilous journey of If I Were You as Fabian moves his lost soul from person to person in search of a more fulfilling identity.
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Saturday Family Storytime – Mandarin

Saturday Family Storytime – Mandarin

Saturday, July 20, 2019 · 10:15 AM
Located at Homework Center

“Ni Hao! Hello!” Join us for stories, songs, and fingerplays in Mandarin. For children and families. Come for fun family time and to learn some Mandarin!

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NarwhalCoding Club

NarwhalCoding Club

Saturday, July 20, 2019 · 1:00 PM
Located at Technology Lab

Lafayette Library & Learning Center Presents NarwhalCoding: Where kids join together and code!

Welcome to NarwhalCoding, this is a free-form, self-driven coding meetup. Kids should expect to work
independently with light mentor and support from other kids.

 For kids grades 4th through 8th

Meets on scheduled Saturdays (see calendar here:)  www.tinyurl.com/lafnarwhalcoding

What we code:
. Scratch
. html
. Python
. Hour Of Code
.Tinkercad

What to bring:
. Laptop
. Charger
.Headphones
.Covered Drink (No food or eating in the library)

General rules:
.Coding (not gaming)
.Ask for help when you need
it
.Help those that need it

This free program is sponsored by the Lafayette Library & Learning Center and local young coding enthusiasts.

Limited number of library laptops are available to use for those without laptops.

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