Check in at LPL: The Library Newsletter

Our Mission: The Lafayette Public Library brings community, information, and ideas together to inspire literacy, learning, and discovery.

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Storytimes
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MARCH AT THE LIBRARY

We offer great services

We offer services for everyone, and at the best price out there - for free! Need to charge your mobile device? We have you covered. Looking for a great read/listen/watch? Sure enough, got that too. We have software and hardware that help make your life a little easier. And our best asset? We have a staff waiting to help. Come on in, or log on in, and see all we have to offer.

Lynda.com software
eMagazines with RB Digital
Library text messages
Free tax service at the Library
Playaway launchpads
Legal help database
Computer help
Automate DIY auto repair
Find your family - genealogy

VOLUNTEER NEWS

Homebound delivery service

Homebound Delivery Service

Our library engages over 250 community volunteers every year! Some volunteers take the library to folks who are unable to visit us, through Homebound Delivery  

In last month’s Newsletter, we highlighted our Homebound Delivery, and thanks to your generous response we received several applications for volunteers to help deliver items to Homebound customers. Now that new volunteers are in place, we’re ready to hear from people who would like to take advantage of this service.  

If you or someone you know would like to set up regular visits with our friendly, prescreened volunteers, please call our volunteer coordinator Scott at 303-661-1172, or email scott.foley@cityoflafayette.com. Our Homebound program will make sure the library’s resources are available to all.  

Friends of the Lafayette Public Library

Friends of the Library update
Remembering Shirin Tuck, long time library volunteer

Shirin Muriel Frances Tuck, 94, passed peacefully in January. She was a dedicated and probably the longest serving volunteer for the Friends of the Lafayette Library, volunteer. Upon asking other volunteers when Shirin started volunteering, the reply was always “she was a volunteer when I started”!

Shirin never missed a FOLF Board Meeting unless she was ill; she
was always stylishly dressed, with her signature wig, always sat in the same spot, and never said a word. She had a sharp wit and sense of humor, but never gave a hard time to anyone. Shirin will be missed, and we are grateful for her outstanding dedication to the Library. She will be missed and is lovingly remembered. - Sue Middleton

BOOK GROUPS

Lafayette Reads Pachinko

LafayetteREADS!

LafayetteREADS! is a quarterly reading and discussion group, under the umbrella of  Lafayette Public Library. We select books that are not only great reads, but that are relevant to today’s issues. Informal discussions are open to all, and focus on the book itself, as well as on ways in which the story sheds light on the contemporary world.  Lafayette READS! covers both fiction and nonfiction, new books and rediscovered classics.

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

LafayetteREADS! Current Selection is Pachinko. Join the Book Discussion Group, March 19 at 6 pm.
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee is a sweeping historical saga of one Korean family living in exile in Japan. It is a gripping tale of an extraordinary family struggling with faith, family, and identity. This work was a 2017 finalist for the National Book Award and was on all the Best of 2017 book lists.
Receive a free copy when you sign up for the March 19 discussion group! Check with a librarian for details.


Book groups

Book Group BOOKJOY at the Library

If you're looking for a book club to join, check with us! We are rich in book clubs; we have public groups and community read groups to choose from. We provide meeting space for book clubs and carry a number of book club kits available to our community. You can even start your own book club; learn about what we offer in terms of resources and supports. We love to help folks read! Check out more information. 

Keep up with the latest in book group news, featuring community read dates and titles. Sign up for our Book Groups List to find out about our WWI Centennial Book Groups, author visits, and community read updates.

SENIOR SERVICES COLLABORATIONS

Senior Resources Session - drop in

March 2, 10 am - 12 noon
For folks 60+ and their caregivers
Get information and referrals to area resources; find out about benefit eligibility and get help with some applications; learn about financial assistance programs for seniors; get answers to Medicare questions; learn about home modification needs for aging in place; find out about meaningful volunteer positions; get Alzheimer’s and dementia information and support. Sponsored by Lafayette Senior Services.

Dementia Caregiver Support Group

The Dementia Caregiver Support Group is a safe place to receive support for the difficult journey of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia, at any stage of the disease. The group is facilitated by trained volunteers on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Association, and meets at the library on the 4th Tuesday of the month, from 6 - 7:30 pm.

No registration is required. For more information, contact the Alzheimer’s Association 800-272-3900.

2018 dates: March 27; April 24; May 22; June 26; July 24; August 28; September 25; October 23; November 27. 

AARP Smart Driver Course - Sharpen Your Driving Skills

March 12, 12 - 4:30 pm
Improve your skills, increase safety and become eligible for a premium discount on your insurance. Ages 50+, fee and registration required.Call Senior Center to register/pay: 303-661-1492. In partnership with Lafayette Senior Services.

SPECIAL SERVICES

Adaptive Storytimes

Adaptive Storytime
All ages and abilities are welcome at our monthly adaptive storytimes!

Storytimes are on Saturdays at 10:30 in the Kid Zone. Dates are: March 17, April 14, May 12.
Each month we present a special storytime with a focus on visual props, printed prompts, emotion icons, and visual supports for communication. Join us for stories, rhymes and songs with a special emphasis on inclusiveness for children with communication and sensory differences.

READING RECOMMENDATIONS

Check out our blogposts! We have lots of suggestions for everyone. Like what you see? Check it out or put it on hold. 

Staff Picks
Armchair Travel picks
Page to Screen reviews
Diverse book finder logo
Teens and kids best reads
Page to Small Screen

LIBRARY FOR YOU (TH)

Black Panther read-alikes
Lift Your Light a Little Higher book illustration
Colorado Early Literacy book awards
Dewey Decimal system number of the month
Babies Love Science
Reading Buddies

ART @ THE LIBRARY

Art at the Library, June Sanchez
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