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Authors and Lecturers

Upcoming programs
  • Sweet Thursday presents Adam Plantinga : The Ascent
    Sweet Thursday presents Adam Plantinga : The Ascent
    Thu, Apr 18
    Lafayette Library Don Tatzin Comm Hall
    Apr 18, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Lafayette Library Don Tatzin Comm Hall, 3491 Mount Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 94549, USA
    Apr 18, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Lafayette Library Don Tatzin Comm Hall, 3491 Mount Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 94549, USA
    Join author and officer Adam Plantinga, a sergeant with SFPD, as he discusses his riveting new crime fiction thriller 'The Ascent' about an ex-Detroit cop who just can't let injustice go. Called “jaw-dropping, authentic, and absolutely gripping” by bestselling author Harlan Coben.
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  • Docent Lecture Series WOW presents Irving Penn at the de Young  at the de Young Museum
    Docent Lecture Series WOW presents Irving Penn at the de Young  at the de Young Museum
    Wed, May 08
    Lafayette Library Don Tatzin CH
    May 08, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Lafayette Library Don Tatzin CH, 3491 Mount Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 94549, USA
    May 08, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Lafayette Library Don Tatzin CH, 3491 Mount Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 94549, USA
    With a career spanning seven decades, Irving Penn was one of the 20th century’s preeminent photographers. Penn is best known for his work at Vogue magazine, where he revolutionized and modernized fashion photography, emphasizing models’ characters through their expressions and gestures.
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  • DSS presents Jessica Shattuck: Last House
    DSS presents Jessica Shattuck: Last House
    Wed, May 22
    Lafayette Library - Don Tatzin Comm Hall
    May 22, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Lafayette Library - Don Tatzin Comm Hall, 3491 Mount Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 94549, USA
    May 22, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Lafayette Library - Don Tatzin Comm Hall, 3491 Mount Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 94549, USA
    From the New York Times bestselling author of The Women in the Castle comes a sweeping story of a nation on the rise, and one family’s deeply complicated relationship to the resource that built their fortune and fueled their greatest tragedy, perfect for fans of The Dutch House and The Great Circle.
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  • Save the Date - Joyce Maynard: How the Light Gets In
    Save the Date - Joyce Maynard: How the Light Gets In
    Save the Date - Joyce Maynard: How the Light Gets In
    Tue, Jun 25
    Lafayette Library - Don Tatzin Comm Hall
    Jun 25, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Lafayette Library - Don Tatzin Comm Hall, 3491 Mount Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 94549, USA
    Jun 25, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Lafayette Library - Don Tatzin Comm Hall, 3491 Mount Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 94549, USA
    Join us for this special book launch event, with New York Times bestselling author Joyce Maynard. This eagerly anticipated follow-up to her beloved novel Count the Ways is a complex story of three generations of a family and its remarkable, resilient, indomitable matriarch, Eleanor.
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Archive of exceptional programming

LLLC Foundation has a rich history of great programs and special events.

An archive of our Distinguished Speaker Series, is available HERE.

A selection of past program recordings is available on the Lafayette Library YouTube Channel.  

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