To Do @ the Library: April

Library Closures in April


Sunday, April 16 - Easter Sunday
Friday, April 21 - Staff Training Day



Lafayette Library @ Josephine Commons


2nd Monday of each month, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

We offer books, audio books, large print and magazines to check out.  Sign up for a library card! We can help with your book questions.

 

Charlas y Chats


Wednesdays, March 1-April 12, 6:30-7:30 pm


Practice your English & Spanish language skills in a supportive environment! We’ll speak English for half an hour and Spanish for half an hour. Volunteers will be available to play games with children nearby.

Hablaremos en español por media hora y en inglés la segunda media hora. Tendremos voluntarios muy cerca que jugarán con sus niños mientras los adultos hablan en un ambiente seguro y comodo. 
 


Sunday Coloring for Adults

 

Every Sunday in April!, 2-4 pm


Relieve stress and calm your mind! Color with us--materials provided.

Toddler Yoga & Story Time


Saturday, April 1, 10:30-11:00 am


Toddlers, active walkers through 3rd birthday. Enjoy Yoga, short books, finger plays, rhymes, and songs. Older & younger siblings welcome!

Paws to Read


Sundays, April 2 & 23, 1:30 - 2:30


Kids ages 5 - 10, spend 15 minutes reading to a special therapy dog! They are cuddly, good listeners who would love to hear your stories. Register online or call 303-665-5200.
  

Teen Town Hall


Tuesday, April 4, 4-5 pm


Grades 7-12
An informal gathering and information-sharing opportunity for teens. Come enjoy tasty snacks and give the library ideas and feedback to better serve you!

Getting to Know Your Garden In A Box


Thursday, April 6, 5:30-7:30 pm


Xeriscape expert, Curtis Manning of Curtis Manning Design, presents “Getting to Know Your Garden In A Box”.  This seminar will focus on: how to design your water-wise landscape, how to prepare your landscape for Garden In A Box, how to care for your perennials during year one and beyond, how to maintain your garden throughout the years, and much more! More Info!

Comfort Quilts


Saturday, April 8, 1-5 pm


All Ages
Help create comforting quilts for Lafayette fire and police officers to hand out to children in need! Children welcome when accompanied by an adult. 
 

Cuentos y Cantos con Santiago (en español)


Sunday, April 9 3-3:30 pm


All Ages
Santiago Valderrama trae desde Colombia historias del pueblo Chibcha.
Enjoy traditional folktales and music from Latin America; all in Spanish.

Free Legal Clinic


Friday, April 14, 2-3:30 pm


A free legal clinic for people who have no attorney; Spanish translator now available. Register for a private 15 minute session.

Seeing Without Believing: Learn the Language of Visual Images


Monday, April 17, 6:30-8 pm


Adults
Want to learn how to get the truth from movies, TV, commercials and the news? When you help a child or teen decode the messages in modern and historical images, you empower them to sort out fact from fiction, and get the truth for themselves.
Join us for an interactive talk presented by Laurie Chin Sayres, Director of Media Literacy Education for Labragirl Media. www.labragirlmediaproject.com
  

DIY Craft: Duct tape wallets and flower pens!


Tuesday, April 18, 4:30-5:30 pm

Grades 6-12
Hang out in the Teen Zone and make some awesome DIY crafts!

Civic Matters: More Choices for Voters - Part 3


Tuesday, April 18, 6-7:30 pm


Adults
What would Proportional Representation look like in Colorado? Join us to listen to three speakers who are exploring this method!
More Info!
Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Boulder County, Approval Voting USA, and Ranked-Choice Voting of Colorado.
    

Get to Know Your Iphone & Ipad


Wednesday, April 19, 10:30-11:30 am


Bring your iphone or ipad and learn how powerful these devices can be!! Computer coach David Clark and Jennifer will be on hand to guide participants. Registration required.

Death Cafe


Thursday, April 20, 6-7:30 pm


Enjoy coffee, community, and connections, through informal conversations about death. Learn more: http://deathcafe.com/what/ 
  

Lafayette in Action


Saturday, April 22, 9:30 am-2:30 pm


All Ages!
Sponsored by the Empowerment Center of East County, this event encourages local youth to serve their community through a variety of projects.

Sunday Afternoon Stories


Sunday, April 23, 3-3:30 pm


Ages 2-6
 Join us for some fun Sunday stories with Ms. Shirley. Story books, songs, rhymes, and fun for kids 2-6 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 
 

Can We Fight Fake News?


Monday, April 24, 7-8 pm


Adults
What defenses do we have when public figures use social media to mobilize populist sentiment through deception and manipulation? “Fake news” is nothing new, but the speed and scale at which false or misleading information travels is unprecedented. What forms of media literacy and civic competence are needed to engage with this new reality?
Presented by Andrew Calabrese, Professor of Media Studies at CU
Learn More!
 

Anime Club


Tuesday, April 25, 4-5 pm


Grades 6-12
Hang out, watch Anime, talk about Anime, and read Manga!

Getting Kids Outdoors in Lafayette; a Primer for Parents

Wednesday, April 26, 6-7:30 pm


All Ages!
Local outdoor advocate Martin Ogle will present and give tips on how to be outdoors with your kids. Ideas and activities to engage the next generation while outside. Inspired by 'Last Child in the Woods' by Richard Louv, the current "Lafayette Reads!" selection. Reserve your copy now!.

Teen Collection Connection (TCC)


Thursday, April 27, 4-5 pm


Grades 6-12
The Teen Collection Connection (TCC) is a volunteer organization for book-loving teens who want to help select books and other items for the teen collection, and contribute short book reviews that will be featured on the library’s blog and on the shelves next to the book. Learn more!
 

Screen Free Week at Bob Burger Rec Center!
May 1-7: Registration begins April 1


Kids in Grades K-12 receive a FREE WEEK'S PASS to the Rec Center 
for committing to turn off electronic devices!
Complete a Screen Free Activity Log at the Rec Center by May 22, and choose a free book from the Lafayette Public Library! More details.