All Ears Reading® Breeja

All Ears Reading® Breeja

Tuesday, December 10, 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. Breeja (Bree-uh), 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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Stress/Rest and the Intersect with Food Choices, Health, and Longevity

Stress/Rest and the Intersect with Food Choices, Health, and Longevity

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 · 6:30 PM
Located at Community Hall

We have a new
online calendar. Please go to https://ccclib.bibliocommons.com/events
to register for this event.

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When you hear the word stress, what comes to mind?  Is there a difference between types of stressors, and how do they interact with our health? What is considered “rest,” and why is this important?
In this program, Dr. Julita Baker will share a scientific approach to thinking about the stress response, food choice, and health. We will delve into the research surrounding the above questions, and leave the presentation with pragmatic tips to utilizing the stress response in a way that is beneficial to our long term health.
Julita received a Ph.D. from University of California, Davis in Nutritional Biology after shifting from Microbiology working in the Microbial Ecology Program at the Joint Genome Institute. She has designed and taught courses at Stanford University, and is also a nutrition advisor & speaker for organizations, start-ups, and entrepreneurs . She collaborates, deconstructs complex nutritional and behavioral science, and translates research into actionable tools.
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All Ears Reading® Gusto

All Ears Reading® Gusto

Tuesday, December 10, 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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WOW  – Hidden Unions: Art of the Himalayas

WOW – Hidden Unions: Art of the Himalayas

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 · 2:00 PM
Located at Community Hall

We have a new
online calendar. Please go to https://ccclib.bibliocommons.com/events
to register for this event.

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Friends of the Lafayette Library Presents:

WOW – Hidden Unions: Art of the Himalayas

Asian Art Museum 
Illustrated by objects from the Asian Art Museum, the Hidden Unions lecture delves into the complex and fascinating spiritually inspired art from the “Land of the Snow” – the Himalayas. In this magnificent terrain, Buddhism has melded with Hinduism and the indigenous folk beliefs to create truly unique religious practices and sacred art. Tankas, mandals, and mantras are cornerstones of the practices. Dakinis, Taras, demons, and Lamas are just a few of the protective and supportive deities in this complex system.
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Free Teen Tech Help by Appointment

Free Teen Tech Help by Appointment

Wednesday, December 11, 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, December 11, 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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Girls Who Code: Grades 3rd – 5th

Girls Who Code: Grades 3rd – 5th

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 · 2:30 PM
Located at Technology Lab

We have a new
online calendar. Please go to https://ccclib.bibliocommons.com/events
to register for this event.

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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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Nature Journaling Workshop with John Muir Laws

Nature Journaling Workshop with John Muir Laws

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 · 10:30 AM
Located at Homework Center

We have a new
online calendar. Please go to https://ccclib.bibliocommons.com/events
to register for this event.

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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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All Ages Storytime

All Ages Storytime

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 · 10:15 AM
Located at Children's Room

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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Girls Who Code: Grades 6th – 12th

Girls Who Code: Grades 6th – 12th

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 · 3:30 PM
Located at Technology Lab

We have a new
online calendar. Please go to https://ccclib.bibliocommons.com/events
to register for this event.


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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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Nature Journaling Workshop with John Muir Laws

Nature Journaling Workshop with John Muir Laws

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 · 10:30 AM
Located at Community Hall

**This workshop has been moved to the library’s Homework Center**
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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All Ears Reading® Gusto

All Ears Reading® Gusto

Wednesday, December 11, 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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