Summer Brain Scavenger Hunt #1

Summer Brain Scavenger Hunt #1

Saturday, June 24, 2017 · All Day
Located at Children's Room

All Summer we’ll be having scavenger hunts for prizes. Pick up your form in the children’s area. Ask Staff if you can’t find any.

1. Find THE Brains (Literal, figurative)
CHILDRENS AREA & information desk area)

2. Submit form at the information desk & select your prize!
(Say hello to our library brains)

3. Leave form at desk with your name and parent’s phone number for a *chance to win a family pass to The Lawrence Hall of Science
Say goodbye to our library brains)

*1 winner chosen every Wednesday through July 5th.

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Summer Story Time

Summer Story Time

Monday, June 26, 2017 · 10:15 AM
Located at Homework Center

Join us for books, songs, and fun activities that build literacy skills. Just right for wiggly book worms. All ages and abilities welcome!

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Stay and Play

Stay and Play

Monday, June 26, 2017 · 10:45 AM
Located at Homework Center

Stay and Play between our storytimes with blocks, puzzles, and toys! For babies through preschoolers.

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Postcards from around the world

Postcards from around the world

Monday, June 26, 2017 · All Day
Located at 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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All Ears Reading® Breeja

All Ears Reading® Breeja

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 · 3:00 PM
Located at Children's Room

Sign up for a 15 minute session at the information desk.

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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T’ai Chi at the Library

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 · 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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Distinguished Speaker Series: My Love Affair with the Brain

Distinguished Speaker Series: My Love Affair with the Brain

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 · 7:00 PM
Located at 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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Bilingual Pajama Storytime – Tiempo de Pijama

Bilingual Pajama Storytime – Tiempo de Pijama

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 · 6:30 PM
Located at Children's Room

New Time! 6:30pm-7:00pm, Nuevo Tiempo!. This summer, join us for a regular evening of stories, songs, and rhymes en Español! For children and families. Come learn some Spanish! ¡Este Verano, únase con nosotros todos los martes para leer cuentos, cantar y hacer rimas! Para niños y familia.

Come in your pijamas & slippers! 🙂

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All Ears Reading® Gusto

All Ears Reading® Gusto

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 · 3:00 PM
Located at Children's Room

Sign up for a 15 minute session at the information desk.

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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Wednesday Crafternoon Club – Bracelets & Weaving

Wednesday Crafternoon Club – Bracelets & Weaving

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 · 12:00 PM
Located at Children's Room

Join us this summer in building your brain by excercising your creative side and exploring different arts & crafts every Wednesday from Noon to 2pm in the Children’s area. Our Creation Station will be available with different activities every week. Paint, Color, Cut & Paste, and Construct.

This week join us as we make friendship bracelets & plastic lace key chains.
Registration recommended. Limited to supplies on hand.

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Lafayette Book Club

Lafayette Book Club

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 · 7:00 PM
Located at Homework Center

Join our lively discussion group on the 4th Wednesday of each month.
This month’s selection is “Grunt” by Mary Roach.

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Book Babies

Book Babies

Thursday, June 29, 2017 · 10:15 AM
Located at Homework Center

Storytime for newborns to 12 month-olds (pre-walkers) and their caregivers. Join us for simple stories, songs, and rhymes just right for book-loving babies!

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