Postcards from around the world

Monday, June 26, 2017 All Day
Located at the Library Open Space
Summer is here! Help us celebrate by sending us a postcard from your travels around the world. Taking a trip to Hawaii to swim with sea turtles? Going on a family road trip? How about a safari in Africa?

We will display the postcards in the library so be sure and drop by during open hours to locate your postcard on our world map. And while you're here, drop by the information desk to receive a prize for sharing your adventure!
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T’ai Chi at the Library

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 6:00 PM
Located at the 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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Distinguished Speaker Series: My Love Affair with the Brain

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 7:00 PM
Located at the Community Hall
Lafayette Library and Learning Center Foundation Distinguished Speaker Series Presents


My Love Affair With the Brain: The Life & Science of Dr. Marian Diamond


An award-winning documentary by Catherine Ryan and Gary Weimberg



Want a better brain?
Want a better brain and be thoroughly entertained?



Join us for a screening of My Love Affair with the Brain: The Life & Science of Dr. Marian Diamond followed by a conversation with the filmmakers.

How can you not fall in love with a woman who carries around a preserved human brain inside a giant flowery hat box? Catherine Ryan and Gary Weimberg's film introduces viewers to Dr. Marian Diamond, renowned academic and research scientist. The film follows this remarkable woman over a 5-year period and introduces the viewer to both her many scientific accomplishments and the warm, funny, and thoroughly charming woman herself, who describes her 60-year career researching the human brain as "pure joy."


As one of the founders of modern neuroscience, it's no exaggeration to say that Dr. Diamond changed science - and society at large - in dramatic ways over the course of her career. Her groundbreaking work is all the more remarkable because it began during an era when so few women entered science at all. Shouted at from the back of the conference hall by noteworthy male academics as she presented her research, and disparaged in the scientific journals of a more conservative era, Dr. Diamond simply did the work and followed her curiosity where it led her, bringing about a paradigm shift (or two) in the process. As she points out, in order to get to the answers that matter, you have to start by asking the right questions.


Tickets: $10
Students FREE with paying adult. Please call 925-283-6513 x102 to reserve a seat (space is limited).

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What is Mindfulness?

Thursday, June 29, 2017 6:30 PM
Located at the Arts & Science Discovery Center
Mindfulness is far more than the newest buzz word used throughout corporations, schools, prisons, and politics. Come to this introductory talk to learn about what it is, gain practical tips on how to integrate it into your daily life, and participate in a guided meditation.
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Friday Connections – Innermost House and the Art of Simplicity

Friday, June 30, 2017 1:00 PM
Located at the Arts & Science Discovery Center
This informal conversation with Diana and Michael Lorence of Innermost House will examine the many ways of simplicity, and how an experience of seven years in the woods without electricity, telephone or automobile may be adapted to simplify even the busiest life in the world.

Diana Lorence speaks across the country at universities, libraries and environmental associations. Her Innermost House has been featured in House Beautiful, Fine Homebuilding, The Oregonian, Mother Earth Living, Green Style, The Examiner, Furniture and Home Fashion, Yahoo and AOL Homepages, Kiplinger, Tiny House Blog, Fair Companies, and hundreds of websites, books and newspapers around the world.

Please register below-- space is limited.

Friday Connections is presented in partnership with the City of Lafayette’s Senior Services Commission.
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Free Teen Tech Help by Appointment

Saturday, July 1, 2017 12:00 PM
Located at the Library Open Space
Free tech help by appointment!

CUSTOM HELP
Local Teens can answer almost any question to suit your needs. Just ask!

TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS
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. Tutors are available for 30 minute time slots.
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Postcards from around the world

Monday, July 3, 2017 All Day
Located at the Library Open Space
Summer is here! Help us celebrate by sending us a postcard from your travels around the world. Taking a trip to Hawaii to swim with sea turtles? Going on a family road trip? How about a safari in Africa?

We will display the postcards in the library so be sure and drop by during open hours to locate your postcard on our world map. And while you're here, drop by the information desk to receive a prize for sharing your adventure!
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T’ai Chi at the Library

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 6:00 PM
Located at the 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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Friday Connections – Nature Documentary

Friday, July 7, 2017 1:00 PM
Located at the Arts & Science Discovery Center
Learn about the grasslands of Planet Earth in this acclaimed British series.

Friday Connections offers a variety of activities, games, film screenings, and speakers for older adults. Meet someone new or catch up with a friend over a cup of tea!

Every Friday at 1pm - Free - Register below, but walk-ins are always welcome.

This series is presented in partnership with the City of Lafayette’s Senior Services Commission.
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Postcards from around the world

Monday, July 10, 2017 All Day
Located at the Library Open Space
Summer is here! Help us celebrate by sending us a postcard from your travels around the world. Taking a trip to Hawaii to swim with sea turtles? Going on a family road trip? How about a safari in Africa?

We will display the postcards in the library so be sure and drop by during open hours to locate your postcard on our world map. And while you're here, drop by the information desk to receive a prize for sharing your adventure!
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