To Do @ the Library: May

Library Closures in May

Sunday, May 28 & Monday, May 29 - Memorial Day

Screen Free Week at Bob Burger Rec Center!

May 1-7

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! Learn more

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, 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 May, 2-4 pm

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

Paws to Read

Sundays, May 7 & 21, 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, May 2, 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!

Backyard Composting Workshop

Tuesday, May 2, 6-7:30 pm

In this free workshop, participants will learn how to start and maintain a successful backyard compost bin and create beautiful finished compost for use in gardens or houseplants.

Cuentos y Cantos con Santiago (en español)

Sunday, May 7, 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.

Stuffie Sleepover!

Wednesday, May 10, 7 pm

Kids aged 2-6: Bring your favorite stuffed friend for a great adventure at the library. We will enjoy songs, stories, and a light snack before saying goodnight to your stuffed friends. They will be spending the night at the library and doing library things: we will take pictures and post them so you can see what a great time your friend had at the library! Please register!

Free Legal Clinic

Friday, May 12, 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.

Comfort Quilts

Saturday, May 13, 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.

Birding Boulder County Through the Seasons Slide Program

Monday, May 15, 6-7:30 pm

All Ages
Join volunteer naturalists to learn about birding through the seasons in Boulder County.

DIY Craft: Make your own folder book art!

Tuesday, May 16, 4:30-5:30 pm

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

Homework Center Pizza Party

Tuesday, May 16, 6-7 pm

End-of-year tutor appreciation event and celebration for Homework Center tutors, students, and their families. Please register with Kate at 303-661-1175 or by email.

Get to Know Your Iphone & Ipad

Wednesday, May 17, 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.

Rattlesnakes & Bull Snakes: Lafayette’s Underappreciated Rodent Control Specialists

Wednesday, May 17, 6-7:30 pm

Many unfounded fears and “mythconceptions" surround these two large serpents that play a critical role in maintaining the balance of nature and provide a valuable service to us all. Come learn more about these fascinating yet often maligned and misunderstood creatures.

Death Cafe

Thursday, May 18, 6-7:30 pm

Enjoy coffee, community, and connections, through informal conversations about death. More information can be found at 

Artist Reception: Ruth Soller

Saturday, May 20, 3-4:30 pm

Meet artist Ruth Soller, whose National Park paintings are displayed in the library during May and June. Ruth Soller paints in magical landscapes which reveal passion through brilliant hues, transform detail into symbolic motifs, and command power by dramatic contrasts. Her current series expresses awe of the beauty of nature experienced while plein air painting and hiking in our National Parks.

Sunday Afternoon Stories

Sunday, May 21, 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.

Teen Collection Connection (TCC)

Thursday, May 25, 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

Book Discussion: One of Ours by Willa Cathers

Thursday, May 25, 6-7:30 pm

NEA - WWI Centennial series - Colorado Humanities. Discussion of Willa Cather's One of Ours. First of a six-part series. Register.

Anime Club

Tuesday, May 30, 4-5 pm

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