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Check In @ LPL: Library August Newsletter
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 "Where Books are Just the Beginning ..."

  Welcome to Check In @ LPL  - August 2014
“The first week of August hangs at the very top of summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning.” Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting
Library News
Library Closed August 31 - September 1
The Library is closed Sunday, August 31, and Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day. We reopen on Tuesday, September 2 at 10 am.
Book drops are closed Saturday, August 30 at 5 pm; they reopen Tuesday, September 2, at 8:30 am.
Story Times begin again in September! Check our story time page for days and times.
Summer Reading: We are a Reading Community!

Summer Reading sign up We are 3100 readers strong and we've read 45,000 hours, out of a goal of 50,000 hours! The last day to log in your summer reading hours is August 1, and the last day to pick up prizes is August 8. Adult prizes will be awarded August 4. We give a special thanks to all our Summer Reading sponsors for their generosity!

Summer Reading Survey
Did you enjoy Summer Reading? Please take our short survey and tell us how this year’s program impacted your family. Your valuable input helps us improve and adapt our programs to best serve you!

FIZZ-BOOM-READ Chain Reaction Notice the lo-o-o-ng chain reaction we created in the Children's Area. Each links represents a person who helped us reach our reading goal this summer. Congratulations, everyone!
Programs at the Library
Zombie Survival Party
Friday, August 1, 7 pm
Teens - Bid farewell to 2014 Summer Reading. Celebrate in style with food and games. Registration appreciated, walk ins welcome.

Fun with Multiplication? Yes, FUN!
Monday-Friday, August 4 - 15, 4-5 pm
Dr. Lamb teaches great tips and tricks to help you master multiplication. Sign up now, classes fill up fast!

Teen EQ - Emotional Quotient
Tuesdays, Classes start August 5, 7-8 pm
Learn skills to help you manage your stress and anxiety, and make new friends while you are at it! Offered by Chris Woodward. Sign up now!

Increase Your Financial IQ!
Wednesday, August 6, noon, in the Library Meeting Room
Learn practical, impartial, and non commercial information to help you manage your money. Presented by TCF neighborhood bank.

Health Insurance Options
Wednesday, August 6, 6 pm
Learn about your health insurance options now that the enrollment deadline has passed. Presented by Boulder County Human Services

An Evening of Jazz, with Mr. C’s Monday Jazz Combo
Thursday, August 7, 6 pm,  in the Library Meeting Room
Join us for a variety of jazz styles, with the Monday Jazz Combo, led by the inimitable bandleader, educator, and trumpeter, Mr. C. Presented by the Center for Musical Arts.

The GO Coffeehouse for Senior type folks!
Wednesday, August 20, 10 am, at the Library
Enjoy discussion, camaraderie, coffee, and donuts, Make new friends, and visit with your Lafayette neighbors. Sponsored by the GO Center for Seniors.Cuban singer photo

Rhythms of Cuba:
A Journey of Music, Drumming, and Dance

Wednesday, August 20, 6:30 pm
In the Library Meeting Room
Enjoy a slideshow and discussion about the experiences of local women who travelled to Cuba as part of a People to People Exchange program. Share their experiences of Cuban music, drumming and dance. Presentation includes information about legal travel to Cuba, and about Cuban arts and cultures, politics, and economics.
            
Recommended Reads

This month we offer an assortment of our favorite stories, recommended by library staff.
Recommended books


Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, by Brené Brown

Delicious, by Ruth Reichel

Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo

Kick by Walter Dean Myers

Shotgun Lovesongs, by Nickolas Butler
 
Don't forget to try out the Goodreads social reading site. Create an account, then "like" Lafayette Public Library on Goodreads. You can then view book reviews by other patrons and library staff, and can even add your own!

Book/Movie Selection
Read the book - watch the movThe Giverie!
The Giver, by Lois Lowry

The Giver is a 1993 American children's novel by Lois Lowry. The Giver is an award winning international bestseller that has been on both middle school reading lists, as well as banned book lists. It is an engaging, thought provoking read for both adults and kids. Read the book, and then see the movie that opens  August 15! 

Tech Corner

Computer Help
Computer Coaches
Coaching in basic computer skills: web, email, photos, Twitter, security and backup issues, e-readers, and downloadables. Call 303-665-5200 x1163 to set up an appointment.

•  Mondays, 10 - 12 by appointment  
•  Wednesdays, 10 - noon, drop in.
•  Sundays, 2 - 4 by appointment only

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Computer Basics
August 6,10:30 am
Learn to access the Internet; create an e-mail account; create, save, and upload a document to your e-mail.  Register Now!
           
Word Basics
August 20, 10:30 am
Learn the basics of using Microsoft Word, using the library's computers. 
Register Now!
           
Coming Soon . . .
Authors Talks logoThursday, September 4, 6 pm
Longmont author Julene Bair will discuss her newly released memoir, Ogallala Road: A Memoir of Love and Reckoning
           
Ogallala Road is one of those books that weaves together a personal story with a much larger epic.  Specifically, it’s Oglalla Roadabout the author’s quest for a stable family life for her son, as well as her relationship with the land of her family farm.  It’s also the story about one woman’s dawning realization about how our personal choices can have much wider effects on the world around us.  Ogallala Road addresses issues of relationship and landscape, parenting and water, love and the family farm.  Julene Bair’s work will appeal to fans of Terry Tempest Williams or Kathleen Norris. 

“From beginning to end, the book challenges the reader: we want a better world, but how much are we willing to give up to make it so?” The Oregonian

Celebrate Lafayette!
September is Lafayette's Quasquicentennial 125th Anniversary
Join us at the September 19 Art Night Out to celebrate our community's history. Stop by the Library’s booth at ART night out and enter our drawing  for a ticket to the History Colorado Center!
Remember the Book Lover’s Sale
Saturday, September 20, 9 am - 3 pm
Sponsored by the Friends of the Lafayette Library Foundation
Find thousands of books, CDs, DVDs & special items from 50¢ - $2 each!
All proceeds benefit Library programming.
           
What's New in our Collection
 
New Items by Category
Relay for Life
Join the City of Lafayette team and raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer through Relay For Life.

The local Relay for Life happens at  Waneka Lake, 1600 Caria Drive,
Saturday, August 2, 10 am to
Sunday, August 3, 7 am


Sign up on The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life site as a participant under City of Lafayette.
See you at Waneka!
Library Book Bike
We continue to ride the Library Book Bike and bright yellow trailer to Art Night Out. Our next trip is August 15. Stop by and visit!   
New Addition to our Collection
Maple Roll Top Desk on permanent loan from the Stones family.
     The desk was originally used in the Scholes  grocery store, ca. 1920s-1960s, then in the Gambles Store by the Stones family from 1960-1968.
     Fred B. Stones was active in the Lafayette community and at the Library.
     We are grateful to the Stones family for entrusting us with this piece of Lafayette history.
Homework Center Corner
Just a reminder - the Homework Center opens for the season Tuesday, September 2, 2:45-6:30 Mondays-Thursdays. 
Volunteer Here!
Lafayette Kids Ready to Read volunteerVolunteer this Fall with Kids
Join Lafayette Kids Ready to Read Volunteers - prepare and present story times monthly at local preschools and child care centers. Thanks to folks like Randy, a LKRTR volunteer, for making a difference to our kids!
• Be a Homework Center Tutor- work side by side with motivated students in elementary and middle school to help them understand and complete homework. 
Be a Crazy 8s Club Coach - if you’re comfortable with math, enjoy working with kids, and can devote time and energy to an afterschool, once a week math club for elementary students. 

Find out more, and apply online or in person at the library. Email Susan Nagle or call 303-665-5200 x1178 for more information.
Get Caught Reading This Month!
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Final month for the Caught Reading facebook contest - Have we caught you reading yet? We’ll gladly take your photo with a book, and post it to Facebook. Read proudly - let your friends know you think reading’s cool!
 It’s ALWAYS Your Lucky Day!
        Lucky Day
           
Our Lucky Day Collection contains extra copies of our most popular titles, available for immediate checkout on a first-come, first-served basis! Check the lobby often - our collection moves really quickly!

Did you know . . .
You can use your library card to read Consumer Reports online!  Follow this link, enter your library card number, and access any Consumer Reports article.

eBooks & Media
Access the Front Range Downloadable Library to browse and download ebooks, audio books, movies, and music to your computer, eReader, or other smart device.
Link for kids ereading books
New Kids eReading Room links children and adults to the children’s collection of downloadable ebooks and audio books  in the Front Range Downloadable library.
Library Gallery
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This month in our gallery space, enjoy the Voices of Lafayette quilt, and a mash up of local art!
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