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

  Welcome to Check In @ LPL  - July 2014
A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken. - James Dent
Library News

Independence Day - Library Closed Friday, July 4

Book drops are closed Thursday, July 3 at 8 pm, reopen Saturday, July 5 at 8:30 am.
Summer Reading: The Fun continues . . .
Summer Reading sign upSummer Reading Program is heating up, with more events for the whole family to enjoy. Whether it’s rubber band creations, reading dogs, marshmallow launchers, story times or summer concerts, the library has more than enough fun to fill lazy summer afternoons. Check our full listing of Summer Reading events happening this month.

Kudos to all our teen volunteers who pitch in to help all of you (and us) find our way through the Summer Reading maze. Thank them the next time you see them - they are Robot readingirreplaceable!

FIZZ-BOOM-READ  Read and be part of our chain reaction! Add your name, and the name of a book you’ve read to our “Chain Reaction”. Help us measure our reading progress - drop by the Summer Reading table to fill out your chain links.
Kids Science Stations
We offer a simple science concepts station in the children's area, with themes that change weekly. Play your way through science.Bedtime Math logo
Bedtime Math helps kids with math literacy! Pick up a constellation chart, find out more about the program, and join us for a Bedtime Math PJ Party on July 14 at 6:30. Wear your pj's and play math games. Ages 6-9.
Story Times
Summer story times at the Library continue through July, and at Festival Plaza and Lamont Does Park  through July 24. Check out the details on our webpage
July Summer Reading Events and Programs
Head to our Summer Reading Headquarters for information on all our programs.

Fun for All Ages!
Fly Me to the Moon
The Apollo 11 Lunar Landing for the Generations that Missed It
Saturday, July 12, 11am-1pm
An interactive, entertaining, educational, and just plain fun re-enactment of the day the earth stood still as it watched humans walk on the moon. 3-D modeling, NASA video, hands-on activities, and dramatic performance will place you inside the Houston Space Center press room on July 20th, 1969 and recreate the awe and amazement of the event that realized a dream bridging cultures and time.

Family Fun Concerts
A Horn Extravaganza on Saturday, July 12 from 3-4:45
Peter & the Wolf on Saturday, July 26 from 3-4:45
Family Fun Concerts give younger children a chance to meet different sections of the orchestra. Small ensembles perform informal, 45-minute musical programs. Meet the musicians and their instruments following each performance. Join us for a wonderful, family friendly concert presented by the Center for Musical Arts!

Sunday, July 20, 2:30 pm
Have fun and win prizes playing Spanish bingo!

Siege Engines: Marshmallow-Launchers  
Tuesday, July 15, 3 pm  Teens, grades 6-12
Create your own siege engine that launches marshmallows far and accurately, using craft and salvage supplies.

Zombie Survival After Hours Party
Friday, August 1, 7 pm   Teens, grades 6-12
Bid a fond farewell to 2014 Summer Reading with zombies, food, and games!

Adult Programs
The Myth of Desire: Lasting Intimacy
Thursday, July 10 at 6pm
An exploration of cultivating satisfying intimacy over time in long term relationships.

Stories in the Rocks, a Geology of Lafayette Open Space
Wednesday, July 16 at 7 pm
Learn where the rocks in Boulder County came from, how they formed, and what the Earth was like back 1.7 billion years ago.

The Big Bang at the End
Summer Reading comes to a close and it won’t go without a celebration! 
Jeff & Paige Concert & The Fizz - Boom - Read Finale Party
Wednesday, July 30, 6pm

Summertime Movies & Summertime Reads
Another great summer pastime is going to the movies! So read the book, listen to the music, and then see the movie.

 Staff Picks

Speaking of movies, read the young adult book, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, and see the movie (bring your tissues). Then read these other books that are similar, and funny, and moving. Get in touch with your inner young adult!

            •  It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
            •  The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth
            •  Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
            •  Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
            •  She is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick
            •  OCD Love Story by Cory Ann Haydu

Read all the reviews on these books!

This summer, 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!
All Together Now: Sing the Movie!

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We offer a selection of film soundtracks for your summer listening. Listen and watch!
Popular titles include these recent movies:

            •  Jersey Boys
            •  Fault In Our Stars
            •  Frozen
            •  Inside Llewyn Davis
            •  Grand Budapest Hotel

Kelsey and Quebert Affair  This Month's Staff Pick!
The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair by Joel Dicker, recommended by Bernice & Kelsey

The #1 internationally bestselling thriller and ingenious book within a book, about the disappearance of a 15-year-old New Hampshire girl and, 30 years later, a young American writer's determination to clear his mentor's name-and find the inspiration for his next bestseller. 

A global phenomenon, with sales approaching a million copies in France alone and rights sold in more than thirty countries, The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair is a fast-paced, tightly plotted, cinematic literary thriller, and an ingenious book within a book, by a dazzling young writer."         

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
July 9,10:30 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
July 23, 10:30 am
Learn the basics of using Microsoft Word, using the library's computers. 
Register Now!
Program Lafayette: STEM Wednesdays!
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Program Lafayette presents STEM Wednesdays, a free, creative technology workshop series for kids, teens, and adults. Get excited about using technology - create cool things using software and hardware.
Sponsored by Lafayette Tech meetup, and local businesses.

Check out all the STEM Wednesday workshops this month:

•    Hands-On Circuits, for kids grades 3-8, July 2, 6 pm - Register now!
•    Scratch Programming, for kids 8-12, July 9, 6 pm- Register now!
•    Arduino for Everyone, kids grades 5-12 & their parents, July 23, 6 pm- Register now!            

At the Library Gallery
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We have engaging and inspiring artwork in our galleries during July, ranging from breathtaking photographs, to intriguing paintings, to unexpected mosaics. Take a summer cruise through our displays and enjoy all the local art!

Photography  Tien-Chien Chen's large photos bring you to a different place and time. Painting  Naomi Susan Schwartz Jacobs presents large paintings that will make you stop and notice her view of the world.
Mosaic  Jane Glotzner displays her intricate and whimsical mosaics for our enjoyment.
What's New in our Collection
New Items by Category
What's in YOUR Lunchbox?
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On the Same Page
The secret’s out!
This year’s community read title is “Pandora’s Lunchbox” by Melanie Warner, an eye-opening book about processed foods in our diet.

Check out the book, and get ready for the related activities we have slated for September and October, including an author visit.

On the Same Page is the community reading program that gets the folks in Lafayette, Louisville, and Superior all reading the same book at the same time.
Relay for Life
Each year, more than 4 million people raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer through Relay For Life.

The City of Lafayette sponsors a
Relay for Life team, and this year the local Relay for Life happens at  Waneka Lake, 1600 Caria Drive.
Saturday, August 2, 10 am to
Sunday, August 3, 7 am

Activities include; Bark for Life,
Paddle Boat Rides, Survivors’ Lunch, Luminaria Ceremony, 5k Race/Fun Run/Walk Around Waneka, Silent Auction, and more!

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

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Find our Library Book Bike and bright yellow trailer each month at Art Night Out. Adults, visit us for summer reading program credit; kids, create a science craft!

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Overheard @ the Library
Bridget’s story
"I overheard a preteen boy on his phone with a friend,  wandering through the library shelves during his first visit here . . . . 'Yeah, this place is so COOL! They have the books I wanted, and they have movies, and TV shows! It’s so COOL here!'”
Coming soon . . .
John Lamb’s famous and popular multiplication classes, August 4-15 in the meeting room! 
Get Caught Reading This Summer!
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Have we caught you reading yet?
We’ll gladly take your photo with a book, and post it to our Facebook page.
Read proudly - let your friends know you think reading’s cool!

“Shelfies” on Facebook  Take a selfie with a book, and send it to our facebook page. We’ll post the funniest, best “shelfies” (get it?) on our facebook page. You could even win a prize!

 It’s ALWAYS Your Lucky Day!
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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 return your library books to ANY Colorado library! Of course, overdue fees apply, but if you are vacationing in Colorado and need to return that book, bring it to any

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.
Spanish Speakers
Intercambio English Classes

Thursday, July 3 at 1 pm
Monday, July 7, at 1 pm
Contact Marisa for details and registration, 303-776-7070 x5 

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