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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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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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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Genealogy class: FamilySearch

Genealogy class: FamilySearch

Monday, July 22, 2019 · 1:00 PM
Located at Homework Center

FamilySearch.org is a free database with billions of records and helpful tools to assist genealogists with their family research, and a great place for beginners to get started. We will talk about basic search techniques to help you get started and effectively use this website.
Presenter
and Lafayette resident Jane Knowles Lindsey has been a member of the California Genealogical
Society since 2000. She served as President and chaired many committees
of the society, including leading research trips to Salt Lake City,
Boston, and Fort Wayne, Indiana. She has been researching her family
history since 1982 and enjoys helping others with their research.
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Summer of Stranger 80s Movies

Summer of Stranger 80s Movies

Monday, July 22, 2019 · 3:00 PM
Located at Homework Center

Pull up a chair or floor lounger and join us for some Stranger 80s Movies.  Bring a covered drink and stay cool!  More movies coming in July on Mondays, same space time, same space channel!

July 1st – ET – 1982 – Rated PG

July 8th – Explorers – 1982 – Rated PG

July 15th – The NeverEnding Story – 1984 – Rated PG

July 22nd – Flight of the Navigator – 1986 – Rated PG

July 29th – Gremlins – 1984 – Rated PG

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La Hora del Cuento – Spanish Storytime

La Hora del Cuento – Spanish Storytime

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 · 10:15 AM
Located at Homework Center

Join us for stories, songs, and fingerplays en español. For children and families. Come learn some Spanish! ¡Únase con nosotros todos los martes para leer cuentos, cantar y hacer rimas!

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All Ears Reading® Gusto

All Ears Reading® Gusto

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 · 4:00 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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