Lafayette

An Evening with Author Laurie R. King at Lafayette Library on Mar. 5th

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An Evening with Author Laurie R. King:

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Thursday, March 5th, 2015
7:00pm – 8:00pm | Free

With nearly three million copies in print, New York Times bestselling author Laurie R. King’s award-winning Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes series is one of the most successful detective series in history. Winner of the Edgar, the Nero, the Macavity and the John Creasey Awards, she’s celebrated on both sides of the Atlantic, time and again. In King’s highly anticipated new suspense mystery, Dreaming Spies, detectives Russell and Holmes navigate the exquisite yet perilous royal hallways of a politically unstable Japan and are confronted with an old acquaintance in Oxford whose rare skills may surpass their own.
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The Martian: A Conversation with Andy Weir at Lafayette Library on Mar. 4th

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The Martian: A Conversation with Andy Weir:

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Wednesday, March 4th, 2015
7:00pm – 9:00pm | Free

Best-selling author Andy Weir visits the Lafayette Library to discuss his wildly popular book, The Martian. Joining Andy will be Dr. Pascal Lee, Chairman of the Mars Institute, which plans future human missions to Mars. NASA Scientist Dr. Margaret Race will moderate a discussion between Andy and Dr. Lee about the future of manned missions to Mars. Additionally, Andy will discuss production of The Martian film, coming in 2015 and starring Matt Damon.

Free event; register at tinyurl.com/TheMartianLLLC

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Welsh-American Society Hymn Singing Festival – Gymanfa Ganu in Lafayette on Mar. 1st

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Welsh-American Society Hymn Singing Festival – Gymanfa Ganu:

Lafayette United Methodist Church
955 Moraga Rd, Lafayette
Sunday, March 1st, 2015
2:00pm – 4:00pm

The Welsh-American Society of Northern California presents its annual Hymn Singing Festival on Sunday March 1, 2015 at 2 p.m.
The Gymanfa Ganu celebrates Wales’ tradition of singing in honor of Wales’ patron saint – St. David.
In the Welsh tradition everyone will get to join in the singing, led by Eryl Aynsley, accompanied by Donna Llewellyn Swanson, in both English and Welsh.
Te Bach (traditional Welsh afternoon tea) to follow the singing.

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Chase Banking Center Planned for Empty Plot Next to Diablo Foods in Lafayette

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3603 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette

A Chase banking center is planned for the empty plot on the corner of Mt. Diablo Blvd. and Dewing Ave. next to Diablo Foods in downtown Lafayette. According to plans submitted to the city half the plot would be for a parking lot with the other half a 4150 sf building. However, according to the the city staff report, “the proposal will adversely affect the orderly development of the property within the city because the use disrupts retail continuity” so this banking center may not get approved.

Rendering (SZFM Design Studio):
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Joyce Maynard and Joe Loya in Conversation at Lafayette Library on Feb. 27th

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Joyce Maynard and Joe Loya in Conversation:

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Friday, February 27th, 2015
7:00pm – 9:00pm | Free

Don’t miss this inaugural program with New York Times bestselling author Joyce Maynard and critically acclaimed author (and former bank robber!) Joe Loya. These good friends will share the stories of how they came to be writers, their experiences in the literary world, and discuss the writing process.

This is a preview night of an exciting future series featuring Joyce and Joe in conversation with authors-of-note. Refreshments will be served!

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