All Ears Reading® Gusto

All Ears Reading® Gusto

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 · 3:00 PM
Located at Children's Room

Sign up for a 15 minute session at the information desk or call us at (925) 385-2280.

Children can have fun and practice their literacy skills by reading to a dog. Gusto, a sweet Lab from ARF’s Pet Hug Pack, is a great listener! Bring your own book or pick up a library book.

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Free Teen Tech Help by Appointment

Free Teen Tech Help by Appointment

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 · 6:30 PM

Free tech help by appointment!

ONE ON ONE 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.

Please note that Teen Tech Help volunteers cannot perform the following activities:

  • Repair or work on your device
  • Install Hardware
  • Software or updates on your device (library apps excluded)
  • Provide Word Processing or any other clerical work
  • Provide private lessons or accept payment of any kind
  • Recommend products for you to buy
  • Do your online shopping or internet transactions
  • Place online ads or social media posts for you

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Homework Help

Homework Help

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 · 3:30 PM
Located at Library Open Space

High School volunteers are available for Free after school homework help for students 4th-12th grade from 3:30pm to 5:00pm!   These appointments are meant to help with homework and drills and are not meant as structured teaching, lessons or tutoring.

Specialties include English, Social Studies, Math, and Science.

Please call the library to make an appointment at 925-385-2280 or go to the Information Desk.
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All Ages Storytime

All Ages Storytime

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 · 10:15 AM
Located at Homework Center

Join us for songs, stories and rhymes just right for wiggly book worms! We welcome children of all ages and abilities, with their caregivers.

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FrankenToys Tinker Lab

FrankenToys Tinker Lab

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 · 4:00 PM

Do you identify with Dr. Frankenstein or Sid from Toy Story?

* We will also be viewing the movie Frankenweenie by Tim Burton from 4PM – 6PM

Toy Hack, FrankenToys, Toy Mashup, whatever you want to call it, become Sid, Dr. Frankenstein or Igor for a day to see what kind of “Monster” you can create. You will dissect your subject(s), design your monster, and re-engineer your creation using available tools. 

If you have old toys, action figures, or stuffies that you would like to donate, please feel free to bring along with you or drop off at the library,  please keep your family keepsakes, collectibles, and loved ones at home! bwah ha ha……

Registration required, space will be limited.  For Ages 10 to 16. Younger siblings are welcome with parent supervision. Please note that we will be using cutting tools, needles,  paint and hot glue guns.  Makerlab waivers will need to be signed before participation.

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Girls Who Code: Grades 3rd – 5th

Girls Who Code: Grades 3rd – 5th

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 · 2:30 PM
Located at Technology Lab

Come join us to learn programming  and Computer Science in this exciting new weekly STEM program aimed at girls and young women, all are welcome. 
No prior programming experience needed.  New students welcome any time. This is an on-going weekly meeting that introduces young adults to coding in Scratch.  We will be using the Girls Who Code curriculum as well as custom programming challenges throughout the school year.  This class is led by a local recent computer science graduate Miss Heather.
Registration is recommended each week but Drop ins are always welcome.
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 every Wednesdays 2:30pm to 3:30pm in the Technology Lab.
Self guided curriculum provided through girlswhocode.org. 
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.  #14924
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Girls Who Code: Grades 6th – 12th

Girls Who Code: Grades 6th – 12th

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 · 3:30 PM
Located at Technology Lab

Come join us to learn programming  and Computer Science in this exciting new weekly STEM program aimed at girls and young women, all are welcome. 

No prior programming experience needed.  New students welcome any time. This is an on-going weekly meeting that introduces young adults to coding in various languages.  We will be using the Girls Who Code curriculum as well as custom programming challenges throughout the school year.  This class is led by a local recent computer science graduate Miss Heather.
Registration is recommended each week 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 20 participants.
Group Meets every Wednesdays 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.
A registered Girls Who Code club. #CA14923
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Thursday Tech Help with Orlando 11:00am

Thursday Tech Help with Orlando 11:00am

Thursday, October 17, 2019 · 11:00 AM
Located at Teen Center

Our resident technology expert will provide answers to all of your computer questions every Thursday from 11:00 am -11:30 am in the Teen Center at the Lafayette Library. 

Sign up in advance for a 30-minute one-on-one session. The session is also intended for people seeking assistance with e-books and e-readers. Please bring your questions, device and necessary passwords with you.
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Contra Costa Master Gardeners: What Went Wrong in Your Garden? (& How to Fix It)

Contra Costa Master Gardeners: What Went Wrong in Your Garden? (& How to Fix It)

Thursday, October 17, 2019 · 6:30 PM
Located at Homework Center

This talk covers common vegetable growing problems and how to correct them. You will learn what causes tomatoes to crack, why zucchinis sometimes shrivel and die and why broccoli and cauliflower sometimes produce only tiny heads. Learn why onions often produce flowers and fail to develop good bulbs. You’ll hear about solutions to these and other vegetable crop problems and also receive suggestions for what vegetables to plant for the most reliable good results.”

Free event. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lafayette Library.

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Mother Goose Storytime CANCELLED

Thursday, October 17, 2019 · 10:15 AM
Located at Homework Center

CANCELLED due to staffing changes

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Sweet Thursday Presents: Dave Newhouse

Sweet Thursday Presents: Dave Newhouse

Thursday, October 17, 2019 · 7:00 PM
Located at 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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Thursday Tech Help with Orlando 10:30am

Thursday Tech Help with Orlando 10:30am

Thursday, October 17, 2019 · 10:30 AM
Located at Teen Center

Our resident technology expert will provide answers to all of your computer questions every Thursday from 10:30am-11:00am in the Teen Center at the Lafayette Library. 

Sign up in advance for a 30-minute one-on-one session. The session is also intended for people seeking assistance with e-books and e-readers. Please bring your questions, device and necessary passwords with you.
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