the piece. store Closes in Lafayette

Lafayette Clocktower

Last November we learned that the piece. store opened in a second location in City Center Bishop Ranch in San Ramon and earlier this year we learned that they were relocating their Lafayette boutique around the corner within the Lafayette Clocktower but as you can see in the above photo they have closed their Lafayette location permanently. The San Ramon location remains open. Look for a new children’s boutique to open in their original Lafayette location later this month.


Lemon Gift Shop Coming to Park Plaza Shops in Lafayette

Park Plaza Shops, Lafayette

Lemon Gift Shop, which opened in Danville a couple of years ago, is opening their second shop in downtown Lafayette where A Runner’s Mind used to be. Check out their online selection here. They feature, “high quality items, organic baby/spa items, gifts people really want to give and get & carry local California items.”

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Do you love Lemon? Want to see more of Lemon? Well your wish is happening🎉 🎉Excited to announce we will be opening our second location in beautiful Lafayette ✨Just got keys and super excited to expand our little Lemon baby ✨ Funny thing is when I started Lemon I wanted to run the whole thing myself, no employees, it was going to be 5 days a week 5 hours a day well that quickly changed and then some ✨ Not only will we be in 2 locations (and online) we will also have longer hours 7 days a week at both locations✨We are also hiring for both locations for all positions, if interested message or email us and join our amazing Lemon family✨ You will also notice our IG name has changed and our website is now ✨Thanks to all of YOU we have been able to grow, expanded & become this amazing store so thank you thank you thank you✨ #grateful #thankful #blessed #excited #lemon2.0 #danville #lafayette #eastbay #walnutcreek #alamo #pleasanthill #sanramon #moraga #orinda #gifts #giftshop #home #baby #kids #guys #women #style #holiday #thankyou #newstore #bignews #gotthekeys #bayarea #california #lovelafayette

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Women in STEM at Lafayette Library March 28th

Women in STEM:

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Thursday, March 28th, 2019
6:30 – 7:30pm | Free

Women — historically and currently — make important contributions to scientific communities and advancements in the STEM fields. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Margaret Race, a Biologist and Planetary Protection expert with NASA and the SETI Institute, and Julita E. Baker, Ph.D, a Food Choice Researcher and Educator, as they talk about their professional journeys — their inspirations, motivations, and recognition of other women in their fields.


JPG@The Bank Art Gallery Pop-Up Opens in Lafayette

3525 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette

A new pop-up art gallery called JPG@The Bank, from the owner of Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery down the block opened recently at the corner of Mt. Diablo Blvd. and Moraga Rd in Lafayette where Wells Fargo used to be. In addition to monthly art exhibits there will also be various workshops and events hosted there. Check out the full schedule here. One of the highlights of the gallery is the bank vault; The door and various contraptions can be viewed along with the safety deposit boxes which are being used as mini art dioramas and are constantly changing and evolving. (They were completely emptied prior to opening). It’s a really eclectic and cool spot so if you’re in the area definitely check it out before it closes in June!

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Joyce Carol Oates: Memoir Workshop at Lafayette Library Tuesday Evenings April 9th, 16th, and 23rd

Joyce Carol Oates: Memoir Workshop:

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Tuesday, April 9th, 16th, 23rd, 2019
6:00 – 8:00pm | Free

The workshop is flimited to 10 writers and is free. Writers must agree to attend all three workshops.
Joyce Carol Oates is an award-winning author of more than 40 books. She has won the National Book Award for Fiction and has been a regular contender for the Nobel Prize. She was the recipient of the Prix Femina, the PEN American Lifetime Achievement Award, the President’s Medal in the Humanities and the 2019 Jerusalem Prize. Ms. Oates is currently Visiting Professor in the UC Berkeley English Department.
To be considered for the workshop, applicants must be Lafayette residents or Lafayette Library patrons. Interested applicants must submit 30 (double-spaced) pages of memoir for consideration no later than Friday, March 8, 2019. Submit writing samples along with applicants full name, mailing address, email and phone number to Beth Needel, via email,


Authors Anne Raeff and Lori Ostlund at Lafayette Library Feb 26th

Authors Anne Raeff and Lori Ostlund:

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Tuesday, February 26th, 2019
7:00 – 8:30pm | $10

Join two award-winning authors, Anne Raeff and Lori Ostlund, for an engaging conversation about all aspects of their writing including what its like to be part of a writing couple. Simpson Family Literary Project Chair, Joseph Di Prisco moderates the conversation.


Brooklyn Bridge Playing at Town Hall Theare in Lafayette Feb 28th – March 23rd

Brooklyn Bridge:

Town Hall Theatre
3535 School St, Lafayette
Thursday, February 28th – Saturday, March 23rd, 2019

Melissa James Gibson’s charming, witty and thoughtful story centers on 10-year-old Sasha, a latchkey kid with a big homework assignment, a report on the Brooklyn Bridge. It’s due tomorrow, and the problem is… she can’t find a pen! One little girl’s procrastination helps her meet her extraordinary brownstone neighbors, and connect with quirky and caring community all around her.


JPG@The Bank Pop-Up Art Gallery Opening this Month in Lafayette

3525 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette

A new popup art gallery from the owner of the Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery in Lafayette, called JPG@The Bank, is planning to open at the corner of Mt. Diablo Blvd. and Moraga Rd. where Wells Fargo used to be. The first exhibit, For The Love of Art, will open the night of Valentine’s Day, February 14th and feature, “Bay Area artists Charmaine Koh, Jane Burton, Carl Heyward, Akiko, Nicholas Coley, sculpture by Michael Rizza, and a presentation by Lamorinda based, Art Moves Project, (AMP)”.

From their website:

JPG @ The Bank will serve to amplify our cultural and artistic voice. It will be a hub where artists, fans, and collectors will come together for culture, community, and commerce.

There will be exhibits, talks, music, and literature events. We are turning this vacant 1970s style bank into a gallery this city has never seen!


St. Lawrence String Quartet at Lafayette Library Feb 9th

St. Lawrence String Quartet:

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Saturday, February 9th, 2019
7:30pm | $45

Enjoy the St. Lawrence String Quartet, one of the leading string quartets of our time, along with three-time Grammy nominated clarinetist, Todd Palmer. The program offers an unprecedented musical, emotional, and spiritual experience with chamber music spanning four centuries. From Haydn and Beethoven, to Berger and Golijov, this unique program is not to be missed!