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Check In @ LPL: Library November Newsletter


 "Where Books are Just the Beginning ..."

  Welcome to Check In @ LPL  - November 2014

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend."
-Melody Beattie

voteElection Day is November 4
Ballot drop-off HERE November 3 & 4 ONLY
Boulder County Voting Information available here.

Voters may visit Voter Service and Polling Centers to drop off their ballot, obtain a new or replacement ballot, register for the first time or change/update their voter registration, and use accessible voting equipment. Find a list of locations and hours and dates of operation at BoulderCountyVotes.org.      

Library Closures
Veterans Day
The Library closes on Tuesday, November 11, in honor of Veterans Day. Book drops close on Monday, November 10, at 8 pm; reopen Wednesday, November 12, at 8:30 am.

The Library closes on Wednesday, November 26 at 5 pm, and reopens on Friday, November 28. Book drops close on Wednesday, November 26 at 5 pm; reopen Friday, November 28, at 8:30 am.
Meet the Library Board
Did you know the Library Board members are your representatives? They guide Library policy, advise City Council on Library matters, and advocate for the Library’s needs.

You can meet your board members around the community during the week of November 3.

 Mon., 11/3  8:30 - 10 am  Proper Grounds Coffee, 990 S. Public Rd. B-3
 Tues., 11/4  8:30 - 10 am  Cannon Mine Coffee, 210 S. Public Rd.
 Tues., 11/4 10:30 am-12  Library lobby
 Wed., 11/5  3:30 - 5 pm  Library lobby
 Thurs., 11/6  6:30 - 8 pm  Library lobby
 Sat., 11/8  9 - 10 am  Starbucks, 535 W. South Boulder Rd.

Join the conversation; learn more about the Library, share your own suggestions and concerns, and get to know your board members!        
Recommended Reads
Getting ready for the holiday season? Browse our recommended titles for gift ideas, or to help you forget all those tasks you still need to do. Relax, open a book, or watch a film, and enjoy.
Picture Books
Picture Books                       
•  One Big Pair of Underwear  by Laura Gehl, groups sharing things
•  Rex Wrecks It!  by Ben Clanton, friendship challenges                       
•  Shh! We Have a Plan  by Chris Haughton, ages 3-7
•  Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla
   by Katherine Applegate, true story of Ivan the gorilla
• The Nuts: Bedtime at the Nut House  by Eric Litwin, nutty humor!
  Kids Chapter Books
Kids Chapter Books

•  Blood of Olympus  by Rick Riordan - need we say more?
•  Snoop Troop: It Came From Beneath the Playground  by Kirk Scroggs
•  The Blazing Star Warriors: Dawn of the Clans Book 4  by Erin Hunter
•  Rain Reign  by Ann M. Martin, ages 9-12. Rose overcomes obstacles to 
   bring her dog home.
•  Nest  by Este Ehrlich, 11 year old Naomi struggles with illness and loss.

Young Adults - Teens
Book picks for teens
•  Lockdown: Escape From Furnace  by Alexander Gordon Smith
•  Game  by Barry Lyga
•  Unwind  by Neal Shusterman
•  172 Hours on the Moon  by Johan Harstan
•  Summerland, by Michael Chabon

Adult Fiction
Book picks adult fiction      
•  Broken Monsters  by Lauren Beukes, horror and detection; suspenseful
•  The Lost Key  by Catherine Coulter, latest thriller from Coulter
•  Still Alice  by Lisa Genova, Alzheimer's treated with science, love, & dignity 
•  Landline  by Rainbow Rowell, mid life struggles, and a phone . . .
•  The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer, what becomes of early promise?
Adult Nonfiction
     ANF Book Recs

•  It Ain't Over...Till It's Over  by Marlo Thomas, strong women inspire & endure
•  The Poisoner's Handbook  by Deborah Blum, early forensic suspense
•  What I Know For Sure  by Oprah Winfrey, inspirational & thought-provoking
•  Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War
     by Karen Abbott, story of passion, strength, and resilience
•  The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Pearce  by Betsy Bird, heartbreaking

Books to Movies
gone girl book coverGone Girl, based on the book by Gillian Flynn
Intelligent, darkly stylish mystery.
Whodunwhattowhom? Read the book - watch the movie!

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, Alexander and the very bad day film
No Good, Very Bad Day
, based on the book by Judith Viorst
Out in theaters now; read the book, watch the movie!
11-year-old Alexander, and his family, are having a very bad day, but amidst the chaos, Alexander's family manages to support each other and ends up even stronger than they were before.  Preteens and parents alike will enjoy it.

Film & TV
  Film recommendations
Up  A touching, delightful animated movie about an old curmudgeon, a chubby Wilderness Explorer Scout, an exotic bird with a weakness for chocolate, and an endearing golden retriever fitted with a voice box.

John Adams TV miniseries exploring John and Abigail Adams, and the turbulent times of the American revolution.

About Time, charming and heartwarming story about love and time travel.

The Way, Way Back, sensitive coming of age story about a boy working at a water park and coping with family troubles. 

Saving Mr. Banks
The story behind the making of Mary Poppins, with Emma Thompson as author P. L. Travers and Tom Hanks as Walt Disney. 

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!
Library Gallery Spaces
Main Gallery in November: 
The Paintings of Netanel Miles-Yepez
Miles-Yépez is a Mexican-American artist, writer, comparative  religion scholar, and teacher of contemporary spirituality.
Library North Gallery   
Catch the current show, Kimono Kakushin, by the Boundless Fiber Artists. Authentic kimonos repurposed into contemporary quilts. The current show runs through November.
The North Gallery is a library-managed space available to community artists and youth. Contact us for details on how to apply for a display.
What's New in our Collection
New Items by Category 
Story Times continue through November 19. Check our story time page for days and times.
 Programs at the Library
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Sunday, November 9, 2:30 pm
Play Spanish Bingo! Fun & prizes - families and all ages welcome.

Loving in Absence
Monday, November 10, 6:30 pm
For anyone who is suffering from loss, whether it is a pet, a spouse, a sibling, divorce, a child, etc.
Explore wholehearted living after loss, and how to create a new life after the loss of a loved one.

Ukulele Social Club with Music to Make you Smile
Saturday, November 8, 1:30 pm

Each month Center for Musical Arts and the Library collaborate to bring beautiful music to the library. Enjoy live music as you wander about the library, browsing and selecting your materials.

Birds of Prey Slideshow
Monday, November 17, 6 pm

Learn how to recognize hawks, eagles, falcons, and owls in the skies above Boulder County. A slide presentation teaches how to distinguish between different raptors. Learn about the habitat requirements and ecology of these magnificent birds. Presented by Boulder County.

2014 Annual Holiday Tea
Sunday, December 7, 2 pm

A Lafayette holiday tradition, sponsored by Friends of the Lafayette Library!  Enjoy tea and cookies,
and a program of song and music presented by the Peanut Butter Players Children's Theatre. 
Tickets at the library starting November 3.  Adults, $9; Seniors (60+) and Students (18 and under), $6.  The program is appropriate for adults and children ages 6+.

Homework Center Corner
Free, bilingual, drop-in homework center, grades 3-12, Mon-Thurs, from 2:45-6:30 pm. Closed 11/24-27 for Thanksgiving school holiday.
Comprehensive math and physics tutoring for high school students – free! M-Th, 5-6:30pm.
Tech Corner
Computer Coaching

Coaching in basic computer skills: web, email, photos, Twitter, security and backup issues, e-readers, and downloadables.

•  Mondays, 3 - 5 pm, drop in
•  Tuesdays, 10 - noon, drop in
•  Wednesdays, 10 - noon, drop in
Computer Coach photoCoach's Tip Quickly move between the fields of a web page or an online form!
When filling out online forms, e-mail, or other text fields, you can quickly move among each of the fields using the Tab key.
For example, if you're logging into a library computer, type your card number in the first field. Then hit the Tab key. Your cursor will move to the next field and you can type the last four digits of your number. No need to grab the mouse and click in the PIN field.

Use Shift + Tab to move backwards through a form.

Computer Class
Get to Know Your iPhone and iPad
Wednesday, November 19, 10:30
Bring your iphone or ipad and learn how powerful these devices can be!! Learn tricks and tools you need to get the most benefit from this technology. Computer coach David Clark will be on hand to guide participants.

Featured Databases
There are many health concerns in the news; where can you find solid medical information? 
Try these databases:
consumer health database
Consumer Health Complete covers all areas of health and wellness, from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary,
holistic and integrated medicine 
Access from home

    genetic home ref. databaseGenetics Home Reference provides consumer-friendly information about the effects of genetic conditions on human health. 
    NIH Sr Health database
NIH Senior Health provides health and wellness information for older adults.
    clinical trials .gov database
Clinical Trials.gov links patients to a medical research registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world. 

The Book Connection
What Should I Read Next?
           Book connection shelf
You’ve just finished a great book - now what? Visit the Book Connection, in the fiction area. You’ll find book review publications, including: Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, Book Page, Bookmarks, and the NY Times Book Review, and even books of “what to read next”.  

Library Info

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