Friday Connections – Coloring Club

Friday, April 28, 2017 1:00 PM
Located at the Arts & Science Discovery Center
Coloring books are for adults now! Choose an engaging page and relax with this meditative activity.

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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Spring Woodwinds Performance

Saturday, April 29, 2017 2:00 PM
Located at the Community Hall
Do you like music? Thinking about picking up an instrument? Join us for a special all ages musical lecture and demonstration featuring a wind quintet composed of four woodwind instruments (flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon) plus one brass instrument (French horn).

Each musician will demonstrate their instrument's sound and musical range and the group will perform an 11 minute narrated version of Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf", featuring solos by each instrument serving to represent the animals in the story.

This is a free event sponsored by the Lafayette Library and Learning Center Foundation.



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Dogtown Downtown

Saturday, April 29, 2017 10:00 AM
Located at the Amphitheater
Join us for the 4th Annual Dogtown Downtown. This is a FREE community event for two and four-legged canine enthusiasts - everyone is welcome to participate in the dog parade and activities. Enter your dog in the contests too.

Registration starts at 9:30am at Lafayette Plaza Park. Parade begins at the Lafayette Library amphitheater at 10am.

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Lafayette Historical Society Speaker Series: The History of Lafayette Libraries

Sunday, April 30, 2017 2:00 PM
Located at the Community Hall
Mary McCosker will give an overview of our libraries from 1870 to the present day, when a civic-minded group came together to build the Lafayette Library & Learning Center that we now have. Panelists - including City Manager Steve Falk, longtime Friends of the Library Board Member Mary Ann Hoisington, past Board Member Gwenn Lennox, and Susan Weaver, who was librarian during the transition to our new LLLC in 2009 - will discuss the efforts made that resulted in today's stunning Library & Learning Center.
Donations requested (pay at the door): $10 for LHS members; $15 non-members. Kids under 14 FREE with paying adult.
Dessert and beverages will be served.
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T’ai Chi at the Library

Tuesday, May 2, 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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Computer and eBook Help with Orlando 1:00pm

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 1:00 PM
Located at the Teen Center
Our resident technology expert will provide answers to all of your computer questions every Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00pm-1:30pm in the Teen Center at the Lafayette Library. Sign up in advance for a 30-minute one-on-one session. The session is also intended for people seeking assistance with e-books and e-readers. Please bring your ereader device with you.
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Computer and eBook Help with Orlando 1:30pm

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 1:30 PM
Located at the Teen Center
Our resident technology expert will provide answers to all of your computer questions every Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30pm-2:00pm in the Teen Center at the Lafayette Library. Sign up in advance for a 30-minute one-on-one session. The session is also intended for people seeking assistance with e-books and e-readers. Please bring your ereader device with you.
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Group Meditation

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 12:00 PM
Located at the Homework Center
Join us for an exciting and unique opportunity to learn meditation at the library! Using the timeless practice of Primordial Sound Meditation, certified meditation instructor Mojgan Kaviany, will lead a group meditation the 1st Tuesday of each month.

Practiced for thousands of years, meditation is a tool for rediscovering the body's own inner intelligence. Primordial Sound Meditation uses individually selected sounds of nature called mantras to disconnect us from the activity of life.

This is a free event for adults 18+. No experience, special equipment, or registration needed. Just bring yourself! Everyone is welcome.
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Computer and eBook Help with Orlando 1:00pm

Thursday, May 4, 2017 1:00 PM
Located at the Teen Center
Our resident technology expert will provide answers to all of your computer questions every Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00pm-1:30pm in the Teen Center at the Lafayette Library. Sign up in advance for a 30-minute one-on-one session. The session is also intended for people seeking assistance with e-books and e-readers. Please bring your ereader device with you.
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Teen Tech Help – Thurs. Drop-in Computer & eBook Help

Thursday, May 4, 2017 6:00 PM
Located at the Homework Center
Local teen technology expert will provide answers to your computer and phone questions from 6:00pm-8:00pm in the Homework Center at the Lafayette Library on a drop in basis. The session is also intended for people seeking assistance with ebooks and ereaders. Please bring your computer or ereader and written questions with you.
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Computer and eBook Help with Orlando 1:30pm

Thursday, May 4, 2017 1:30 PM
Located at the Teen Center
Our resident technology expert will provide answers to all of your computer questions every Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30pm-2:00pm in the Teen Center at the Lafayette Library. Sign up in advance for a 30-minute one-on-one session. The session is also intended for people seeking assistance with e-books and e-readers. Please bring your ereader device with you.
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Distinguished Speaker Series: Erik Larson

Thursday, May 4, 2017 7:00 PM
Distinguished Speaker Series Presents

A SPECIAL EVENT with

Erik Larson


Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

Erik Larson, New York Times bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction, chronicles the enthralling story of the sinking of the Lusitania in 1915. Full of glamour and suspense, Dead Wake brings to life a cast of evocative characters including pioneering female architect Theodate Pope and President Woodrow Wilson. Dead Wake captures the sheer drama and emotional power of a disaster whose intimate details and true meaning have long been obscured by history.


Bestselling novels by Erik Larson include Thunderstruck, In the Garden of Beasts, and the critically-acclaimed The Devil in the White City which remained on the NY Times Bestseller list for a combined total of over six years and is being made into a major motion picture from director Martin Scorcese.

Sponsored in part by: Wells Fargo The Private Bank
EVENT LOCATION: Acalanes Performing Arts Center, 1200 Pleasant Hill Road, Lafayette
A program reminder with event details and directions to the venue will be emailed to attendees two days prior.

TICKETS: $45 General Admission
$65 Reserved Seating (seating closer to stage)
$100 Reserved Seating & Private Reception with Erik Larson (5:00 - 6:00 PM at the LLLC Community Hall, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette)

Books available courtesy of A Great Good Place For Books

Proceeds benefit the Lafayette Library and Learning Center.

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