Distinguished Speaker Series Presents: Jason Turbow

Thursday, May 25, 2017 7:00 PM
Located at the Community Hall
FOR THE LOVE OF THE GAME!



Author Jason Turbow and sports journalist Glenn Schwarz discuss Turbow’s new book Dynastic, Bombastic, Fantastic Reggie, Rollie, Catfish and Charlie Finley’s Swingin’ A’s.



The Oakland A's of the early 1970s were a revolutionary band of brawling Hall of Famers and the most transformative team in baseball history. Never before had an entire organization so collectively traumatized baseball's establishment with its outlandish behavior and business decisions, let alone an indisputably winning record: five consecutive division titles and three straight championships.

Jason Turbow is the author of the best-selling The Baseball Codes. He's written for The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and Wired, among many publications. Glenn Schwarz, former sports editor of the San Francisco Chronicle was there! He covered the A’s three consecutive World Series wins in the 1970’s for the San Francisco Examiner. Schwarz now edits for MLB.com.

Tickets: $10 FREE for children under 18 accompanied by an adult.
LLLC Foundation discount donor tickets available by calling (925)283-6513 x102
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Contra Costa Master Gardeners presents – The Squeeze on Citrus

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 6:30 PM
Located at the Arts & Science Discovery Center
Learn the basics of caring for citrus, whether existing trees or new. Learn how to select and buy healthy trees for your location and the best methods for planting, watering and feeding your tree. We will also cover pruning and protecting your tree from environmental elements, pests and diseases.
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Nature Journaling Workshop with Naturalist John Muir Laws

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 11:00 AM
Located at the Community Hall
Nature Journaling makes you a better observer, naturalist, and artist and opens a world of beauty and discovery.

Do you want to keep a nature journal or bump your current practice to a higher orbit? Join us for our monthly workshop series, and see the possibilities of what a journal can be! If you already have a journal kit, bring it along plus any personal favorite sketching or nature study supplies.

In this class you will:

•Learn the practices that makes journaling a lifelong habit (and what does not work).
•Get tips to help you to set up your journaling kit.
•Participate in a journal kit show and tell
•Discover field tested logistics of sketching in the field.
•Learn the foundational strategy to draw any subject.

All ages and experience levels welcome. 2nd Wednesday of each month.
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Science Cafe: Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 7:00 PM
Located at the Community Hall
Science Cafe Presents: Mary Roach, author of Grunt, The Curious Science of Humans at War.


Science writer Mary Roach tackles the science behind some of a soldier’s most challenging adversaries – panic, exhaustion, heat, flies, noise - and introduces us to the scientists who seek to conquer them.

Mary Roach is the author of Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, Gulp. Adventures on the Alimentary Canal and Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void.


Jason Mark, editor-in-chief of Sierra magazine will interview Mary Roach.



Tickets: $10
Reserved seat & a copy of Grunt: $23

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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
In celebration of the bicentennial of the birth of Henry David Thoreau, the Lafayette Library and Learning Center welcomes back author Diana Lorence.

In this truly unique talk, Ms. Lorence shares her experience of seven years in a tiny, unelectrified cabin in the woods of California, in the manner of Thoreau’s life at Walden Pond. On this special occasion she will be accompanied by her husband, a director of the Thoreau Society of Concord, Massachusetts.

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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Nature Journaling Workshop with Naturalist John Muir Laws

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 11:00 AM
Located at the Community Hall
Nature Journaling makes you a better observer, naturalist, and artist and opens a world of beauty and discovery.

Do you want to keep a nature journal or bump your current practice to a higher orbit? Join us for our monthly workshop series, and see the possibilities of what a journal can be! If you already have a journal kit, bring it along plus any personal favorite sketching or nature study supplies.

In this class you will:

•Learn the practices that makes journaling a lifelong habit (and what does not work).
•Get tips to help you to set up your journaling kit.
•Participate in a journal kit show and tell
•Discover field tested logistics of sketching in the field.
•Learn the foundational strategy to draw any subject.

All ages and experience levels welcome. 2nd Wednesday of each month.
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Julia Morgan, American Architect (Friday Connections)

Friday, August 4, 2017 1:00 PM
Located at the Community Hall
Join local artist Dorrie Langley for a discussion of the life and works of renowned Bay Area architect Julia Morgan (1872-1957).

Program attendees are encouraged to join the discussion on this California icon known for her distinctive Craftsman and Mediterranean designs, her social conscience, and her early success in a male- dominated profession.

Friday Connections offers a variety of activities, games, film screenings, and speakers for older adults. 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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Nature Journaling Workshop with Naturalist John Muir Laws

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 11:00 AM
Located at the Community Hall
Nature Journaling makes you a better observer, naturalist, and artist and opens a world of beauty and discovery.

Do you want to keep a nature journal or bump your current practice to a higher orbit? Join us for our monthly workshop series, and see the possibilities of what a journal can be! If you already have a journal kit, bring it along plus any personal favorite sketching or nature study supplies.

In this class you will:

•Learn the practices that makes journaling a lifelong habit (and what does not work).
•Get tips to help you to set up your journaling kit.
•Participate in a journal kit show and tell
•Discover field tested logistics of sketching in the field.
•Learn the foundational strategy to draw any subject.

All ages and experience levels welcome. 2nd Wednesday of each month.
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Nature Journaling Workshop with Naturalist John Muir Laws

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 11:00 AM
Located at the Community Hall
Nature Journaling makes you a better observer, naturalist, and artist and opens a world of beauty and discovery.

Do you want to keep a nature journal or bump your current practice to a higher orbit? Join us for our monthly workshop series, and see the possibilities of what a journal can be! If you already have a journal kit, bring it along plus any personal favorite sketching or nature study supplies.

In this class you will:

•Learn the practices that makes journaling a lifelong habit (and what does not work).
•Get tips to help you to set up your journaling kit.
•Participate in a journal kit show and tell
•Discover field tested logistics of sketching in the field.
•Learn the foundational strategy to draw any subject.

All ages and experience levels welcome. 2nd Wednesday of each month.
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