Romantic Masters: Tableaux a la Russe

Romantic Masters: Tableaux a la Russe

Thursday, August 22, 2019 · 6:30 PM
Located at Community Hall

Please join acclaimed pianist Robyn Carmichael for another exciting and engaging chapter of her Romantic Masters Series: Tableaux a La Russe! Explore Three Great Russian Composers and the surprising forces that shaped them: Borodin, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff. Don’t miss this unique combination of words, music and images.
For a preview of Ms. Carmichael’s playing, please visit her website at www.robyncarmichael.com
“Extraordinary poetry…a magical musician” – Palo Alto Times Tribune
“A magnificent and illuminating evening” – Kultura, Poland
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Mother Goose Storytime

Mother Goose Storytime

Thursday, August 22, 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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Saturday Family Storytime – Portuguese

Saturday Family Storytime – Portuguese

Saturday, August 24, 2019 · 11:15 AM
Located at Homework Center

Join us the 2nd & 4th Saturday of each month as we listen to stories and sing songs in Portuguese! This special family story time is presented by volunteers from Projeto Contadores de Estórias and is great for children and their families. All ages and abilities are welcome.

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Genealogy class: Create Your Family Tree with Ancestry

Genealogy class: Create Your Family Tree with Ancestry

Monday, August 26, 2019 · 1:00 PM
Located at Homework Center

Learn how to use Ancestry.com to create, edit, and navigate your own family tree. We will cover adding family records, insuring that info is correct, deleting incorrect info, and using existing family trees for research. Please note: You must have an Ancestry.com subscription to be able to create a tree.

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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All Ears Reading® Gusto

All Ears Reading® Gusto

Tuesday, August 27, 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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Free Teen Tech Help by Appointment

Free Teen Tech Help by Appointment

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 · 2:30 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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La Hora del Cuento – Spanish Storytime

La Hora del Cuento – Spanish Storytime

Tuesday, August 27, 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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T’ai Chi at the Library

T’ai Chi at the Library

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 · 6:00 PM
Located at Homework Center

Always curious about T’ai Chi, but not sure where to start? Looking for a low-impact way to improve balance and reduce stress in your daily life? Join us this ongoing class practicing the gentle Chinese martial art, T’ai chi ch’uan, with local instructor Robert Noha. Sensei Noha has more than 40 years experience teaching Aikido and T’ai chi ch’uan. Beginners welcome; join us every Tuesday night at 6pm.

This a free program for adults 18+, no registration is required.

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All Ears Reading® Breeja

All Ears Reading® Breeja

Tuesday, August 27, 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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All Ears Reading® Gusto

All Ears Reading® Gusto

Tuesday, August 27, 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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Kids Code Club: Grades 3rd – 5th

Kids Code Club: Grades 3rd – 5th

Wednesday, August 28, 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 Code Club: Grades 6th – 12th

Teen Code Club: Grades 6th – 12th

Wednesday, August 28, 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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