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Posted on: August 23, 2019

(im)press exhibit of print and printmaking

Impress exhibit at the Collective August 22 - September 29

The (im)press Exhibit in Print featuring Jen Grant, Brian Wood &  artists of the Book Arts League is on display at The Collective from August 22 - September 29.   The opening reception is Friday, August 23, 6 - 8 pm. 

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Posted on: June 14, 2019

Nicole Samson appointed to City Council

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At a special meeting on June 13, Mayor Lynch and City Councilors interviewed six candidates to fill an open seat on the Lafayette City Council.  The Council appointed Nicole Sampson to fill the vacancy prompted by the resignation of former City C...

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Posted on: February 6, 2019

Alexandra Lynch selected as new Mayor of Lafayette

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At their February 5 meeting, the Lafayette City Council selected Alexandra Lynch to the position of Mayor. Lynch has served as a City Councilor since 2011 and is replacing former Mayor Christine Berg who resigned in January."It is an honor to be sele...

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Posted on: February 26, 2019

Carolyn Cutler appointed to City Council

Carolyn Cutler

At a special meeting on February 25, Councilors interviewed seven candidates to fill an open seat on the Lafayette City Council and appointed Carolyn Cutler to fill the vacancy prompted by the resignation of former Mayor Christine Berg.  "We...

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Posted on: August 16, 2019

Public Road Paving Project – September 16 through October 4

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No parking will be in effect weekdays from 7:00am to 4:00pm

The Lafayette Public Works Department will be milling and paving Public Road from S. Boulder Road to Baseline Road September 16 through approximately October 4. Once complete, Public Road will hav...

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Posted on: September 20, 2019

Motor vehicle accident involving pedestrians on South Boulder Rd

NEWS RELEASE from the Lafayette Police Department

On September 20, 2019, at approximately 0723 hours the Lafayette Police Department was dispatched to the 500 block of East South Boulder Road on the report of a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle. &nb...

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Posted on: September 20, 2019

RTD service changes proposed for Lafayette routes

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RTD has scheduled five public meetings to discuss service changes proposed for January 12, 2020. These meetings are designed to inform the public and to obtain input on the proposed changes. 

VIEW the proposed changes for these Lafayette routes

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Posted on: September 20, 2019

Willoughby Corner - Planning Commission public hearing on September 24

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Public hearing and action on a proposed 400-unit housing development at the southwest corner of Emma Street and 120th Street 

Planning Commission MeetingTuesday, September 24, 20197:00pmCity Council Chambers | 1290 S. Public Rd

The applicant, Bould...

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Posted on: September 16, 2019

2019 PROST Master Plan - view the Draft Version

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The Parks, Recreation & Open Space Department has been working closely with GreenPlay, LLC in developing an update to the department's Master Plan which was last published in 2013.  

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VIEW the 2019 PROST Master Plan Draft... City News
Posted on: September 12, 2019

Lafayette named first Colorado Bird City

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Celebrate by attending the 6th annual Bird Migration Day on September 22 Environment for the Americas has designated the City of Lafayette as the very first Bird City in Colorado. Lafayette has proven its appreciation for birds through its growin...

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Posted on: August 29, 2019

Lafayette announces list of fourteen City Council candidates

CANDIDATE FORUMS Sept 19 and Oct 10 at the library at 6:30pm

The City Clerk has certified 14 petitions for candidates running for five open positions on the Lafayette City Council.  The following list of qualified candidates will appear on the November 5, 2019, ballot. One additional prospective candidate ...

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ELECTION information... City News
Posted on: August 29, 2019

Join the Sustainability Plan Working Group

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The City is getting ready to begin work to develop a Sustainability Plan. Help guide this process by applying to serve as a member of the Sustainability Plan Working Group. Members of this group will assist to identify topics and issues for the new plan. ...

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APPLY today for the Working Group... City News
Posted on: September 6, 2019

9th annual window painting contest

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Kids in grades K-10, are you looking to show off your painting skills? Register by September 30 for the Recreation Division's 9th Annual Window Painting Contest.Some of your favorite local business owners have generously offered up their windows for young...

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REGISTER by September 30... City News
Posted on: August 26, 2019

What do you think about Short Term Rental Properties and Accessory Dwelling Units?

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We want to hear from you - tell us what you think about short term rentals (STRs) and accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in Lafayette. The City is considering allowing these structures in residential zones.

  • STRs are homes that have all or a portion r...
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Posted on: May 8, 2019

Phase two of the residential Smart Water Meter installation project

Outside Meter GIS Tech

In May, the Public Works Department began managing a City-wide project to replace existing residential water meters with new “smart water meters.” This new equipment will have the capability to provide real-time water usage data, allow...

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Updates and more information... City News
Posted on: June 5, 2019

Legacy Lafayette Comprehensive Plan

We need your input to honor our past and shape the future!

Necesitamos tu ayuda para crear una Visión para la Comunidad y un Plan Integral para los próximos 20 años de LafayetteVisitar www.legacylafayette.org The City of Lafayette is seeking the c...

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Posted on: June 9, 2019

Legacy Lafayette Comprehensive Plan - Community Survey now available online

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The City of Lafayette has launched an online Community Survey to gather initial input for the Comprehensive Plan effort. This survey will be available online through the end of the summer and we welcome everyone’s input. Feel free to share the link with y...

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www.LafayetteCommunitySurvey.org/open City News
Posted on: May 30, 2019

Oil and Gas update - May 30, 2019

On April 16, 2019, Governor Polis signed Senate Bill 19-181 into law. This bill ensures that oil and gas development and operations in Colorado are regulated in a manner that protects public health, safety, welfare, the environment, and wildlife resources...

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Posted on: February 5, 2019

Help guide the future of Lafayette

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Help guide the future of your community by serving on a City Board or Commission.The following positions are currently available.  Learn about the function of each board and apply online by clicking on the link.

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View all listings at cityoflafayette.com/Volunteer City News
Posted on: June 25, 2018

8 North’s pending oil and gas applications will not be located in Lafayette

June 25, 2018 update

8 North’s pending oil and gas applications will not be located in Lafayette In a pre-hearing statement submitted to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) on June 21, 8 North LLC voluntarily revealed informat...

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Posted on: November 29, 2017

Oil and gas development information and resources

The Lafayette City Council is committed to exercising their limited municipal regulatory authority to minimize oil and gas impacts on the community. Oil and gas development is an activity regulated at the state level. Existing state law - solidified by Co...

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Posted on: February 24, 2017

Equal protection under the law

In December 2016 the Lafayette City Council adopted Resolution 2016-96 affirming the City’s commitment to ensure equal protection and services for all residents and to build a diverse, inclusive, and just community. Read a Spanish version of Resolution 20...

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Posted on: September 11, 2019

Apply to join the Library Board

The Lafayette Public Library is seeking candidates to fill an alternate position on the Library Board. We need people who believe in the importance of literacy, are thoughtful about the future of libraries, and are willing to be active advocates for the w...

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City Volunteers
Posted on: September 4, 2019

Join the Sustainability Plan Working Group

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The City is getting ready to begin work to develop a Sustainability Plan. Help guide this process by applying to serve as a member of the Sustainability Plan Working Group. Members of this group will assist to identify topics and issues for the new plan.

A...

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APPLY today for the Working Group... City Volunteers
Posted on: August 23, 2019

Volunteer Opportunities at Lafayette Senior Center

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Lafayette Senior Center seeks a volunteer who will assist the center in providing programs to it's clientele.  The volunteer will:

  • Provide educational, entertainment, resource, wellness and general presentations and session classes.
  • Lead a drop in ...
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Posted on: January 1, 2019

Apply to join the Human Rights Commission

Would you like to engage with the City and community members on ways to improve inclusivity and diversity? The City of Lafayette is seeking candidates interested in filling regular and alternate positions on the Human Rights Commission. Learn more about t...

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Posted on: January 9, 2018

Apply to join the Historic Preservation Board

The Historic Preservation Board currently has open positions available for Lafayette residents.  The Board reviews and refers nominations for historic landmark designation to the City Council and promotes historic preservation through a variety o...

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Posted on: July 1, 2017

Apply to join the Senior Advisory Board (SAB)

The City of Lafayette is seeking residents interested in serving on the Senior Advisory Board. Learn more about the position and how to apply at https://cityoflafayette.com/joinSAB

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Posted on: March 29, 2019

Volunteers needed to assemble mailing envelopes

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We need help stuffing envelopes with brochures meant to inform new Lafayette residents of the City's resources.  Every month we mail envelopes to each of the new residents who moved into the City.  If you are interested here is a short d...

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Posted on: July 6, 2017

Apply to join the Zoning Board of Adjustment

The City of Lafayette is seeking residents to join the Zoning Board of Adjustment! Learn more about the position, deadlines,  and how to apply at: https:cityoflafayette.com/joinzoningboard.

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City Volunteers
Posted on: July 13, 2018

Looking for Activate Lafayette mobile app assistance

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The Activate Lafayette mobile app puts placemaking and interactive experiences at your fingertips! This fun and informative tool allows users to engage with community amenities, learn about local history, check-in at points of interest, get active on trai...

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Posted on: August 29, 2019

Join the Sustainability Plan Working Group

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The City is getting ready to begin work to develop a Sustainability Plan. Help guide this process by applying to serve as a member of the Sustainability Plan Working Group. Members of this group will assist to identify topics and issues for the new plan.&...

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APPLY today for the Working Group... Environmental Sustainability
Posted on: April 30, 2019

Lafayette Home Efficiency Program

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The City of Lafayette has partnered with Energy Outreach Colorado, Boulder County Energy Smart, and Funding Partners to help you make your home more comfortable, healthier, and more efficient! This unique program provides income qualified Lafayette homeow...

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Posted on: April 29, 2019

Lafayette Sustainability News – April 2019

Water Conservation Master Plan

On April 2, 2019, Council adopted the 2018 Water Conservation Master Plan for the City of Lafayette. To receive state funding for water resources, this plan must meet the Colorado Water Conservation Board’s guidelin...

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Posted on: April 8, 2019

New compost program at the Great Bark Dog Park

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The Lafayette Parks, Recreation & Open Space Department, in collaboration with the Lafayette Waste Reduction Committee, is pleased to announce the launch of a pilot dog waste composting program at the Great Bark Dog Park.  Dog waste can be ch...

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Posted on: March 7, 2019

New! RTD discounts and 3-hour bus passes now available

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On Jan 1, RTD increased their fare rates, but made a few important changes at the same time. Riders can now purchase a 3-Hour Pass, which replaced the 3-hour one-way transfer. This means that if you can complete your trip within 3 hours, you only need to ...

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Posted on: January 31, 2019

Lafayette hires new Sustainability Coordinator

Tony Raeker pictured in front of the City Hall EV charging station

The City of Lafayette has hired Tony Raeker to fill the new position of Sustainability Coordinator. In this position, Mr. Raeker will be performing innovative and analytical work to advance the City’s plans for a sustainable future.  In 2018, the...

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Posted on: January 11, 2019

Lafayette one of 20 Colorado communities now “Open for Solar Business”

Lafayette Solar Garden

Twenty cities, towns, and counties in Colorado, including Lafayette, have now received designation from the national SolSmart program for making it faster, easier, and more affordable for homes and businesses to go solar. Colorado now ties California for ...

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LEARN more about the SolSmart program.... Environmental Sustainability
Posted on: September 5, 2017

Lafayette receives “SolSmart Gold” award for advancing solar energy growth

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SolSmart, a program funded by the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative, has awarded a gold designation to the City of Lafayette to recognize the community as a national leader in advancing solar energy.As a SolSmart designee, the City of Lafayette...

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Posted on: September 1, 2017

Electric Vehicle Charging Station Upgrade

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In its continued support for Electric Vehicle drivers and improved air quality, Lafayette is upgrading the EV Charging Station at the Library. The new station provides more benefits to drivers including a mobile app to locate and reserve stations, notific...

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

2019 On the Same Page: Author Talk and Stories on Stage

On The Same Page 2019

Our Fall choice for Lafayette READS! always coincides with On the Same Page, the one-book program we share with Louisville Library and the community of Superior. The 2019 selection is The Last Cowboys - A Pioneer Family in the New West, by Pulitzer Prize-...

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

Lynda.com Free Access Ends December 19

Learn with Lynda

Lynda.com for Libraries has made considerable changes to its terms of use, which will impact library patrons' privacy. Due to these privacy concerns the Lafayette Public Library and the rest of the Flatirons Library Consortium will not renew the subscript...

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Posted on: September 11, 2019

Pay it Forward - Join the Library Board!

Join the Library Board!

Are you passionate about libraries and looking for a way to help us grow? The Lafayette Library is seeking candidates to fill one alternate position on the Library Board. We need people who believe in the importance of literacy, are thoughtful about the f...

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Posted on: June 10, 2019

November Active Minds Lecture Examines China's Human Rights

Active Minds 2019 Adult Lecture Series

Adults - Join us on Wednesday, November 13 at 6:30 pm for the final of four seminars presented by Active Minds. This month's topic: China's Human Rights. Thirty years ago, China's human rights issues were showcased to the world by the Tiananmen Square Mas...

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Library
Posted on: May 31, 2019

The Library Has a New Calendar!

New Calendar! Just in time for Summer!

Check out our new Lafayette Library calendar starting May 31!  Here's what we love about it: 

  • Clean and easier to read on mobile and desktop
  • Easier to filter based on interests
  • Easy to see all future dates of a re...
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Posted on: August 29, 2019

Library 101: Find More with Prospector

Library 101 Find More with Prospector

When we joined the Flatirons Library Consortium a couple years ago, it immediately put many thousands more items at your disposal. If a book isn’t on our shelves, we can usually have a copy delivered within a couple days, because more than 98% o...

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Posted on: June 30, 2019

Library 101: Book a Study Room or Event Space

Library 101 - Book a Study Room or Event Space

Starting July 1, use our new reservation system to book a free study room or request a paid event space.

To book a free space, or hold a paid space for an event (subject to approval), use the orange Reserve a Room button from our homepage, or go to: https:...

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Posted on: May 31, 2019

Library 101: Track Your Reading History

Library 101 - Track Your Reading History

Can you tell me if I have read this before?

We get that request more often than you might think, from fellow book lovers who have trouble recalling what they’ve read (believe me, we do too!).  To protect confidentiality, we don’t track your activi...

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Posted on: September 4, 2019

Intermittent Access to MyHeritage Database

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The MyHeritage Library Edition database is currently experiencing sporadic loading issues or certificate errors. 

After going to the site, you may be prompted to enter your library card number, and you may have to click on another MyHeritage link ...

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Posted on: August 1, 2018

Museum Pass Program

Museum Passes

We now have free Museum Passes for our Lafayette resident cardholders!Enjoy visits to many area participating Denver and Boulder area cultural institutions through the Library's Museum Pass program.

  • Available to Lafayette cardholders who live in Lafayette....
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Posted on: March 22, 2019

Consumer Reports Website - Free Access!

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The Lafayette Public Library now provides free access to the member content of the Consumer Reports website! Consumer Reports is an independent nonprofit that provides trustworthy information and robust product testing in an age where online product revie...

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Posted on: September 28, 2018

New York Times online - Enjoy unlimited free access

New York Times online access

Enjoy free and unlimited access to The New York Times online through the Lafayette Public Library, remotely on any device or from a Library computer or WiFi.

How it Works

The New York Times enables our Library members to have 3-day sessions with unlimited a...

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Posted on: April 6, 2019

ReferenceUSA - business leads and more!

ReferenceUSA - Access for free for info on businesses, residences, job opportunities and more!

You now have free access to ReferenceUSA with your Lafayette Library card! ReferenceUSA is a powerful research tool which provides access to several useful databases, including:

  • U.S. Businesses
  • U.S. Standard White Pages
  • U.S. Jobs / Internships
  • U.S. Healthcare...
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Posted on: January 2, 2018

Be anything! Learn with Lynda.com

Learn with Lynda

Learn a new skill online, on your time. Use your library card to access 6,213 courses in business, technology and creative skills, taught by industry experts! Lynda.com is a premium online learning site. Users can even earn certificates that can be upload...

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Posted on: January 1, 2018

Free digital magazines & graphic novels for your device or PC!

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Love magazines ? The Library has added free, popular emagazines to our collection, available to read online or download to your mobile device, using an app called RBDigital (formerly known as Zinio for Libraries). New - RBDigital now includes graphic nove...

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Posted on: September 26, 2018

Colorado Grants Guide®

Colorado Grants Guide

The Colorado Grants Guide® is Colorado’s leading online tool for grant funding research. The searchable database allows grant-seekers to research grants funders, and provides critical information such as grant areas of interest, application criteria, guid...

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Posted on: September 27, 2018

Lafayette historical newspapers online

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Good news! The earliest local newspapers that we have on microfilm are now available online through the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection. Access them from our Lafayette History & Photos page.

We have digitized several titles dating from 1901 to ...

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Posted on: September 25, 2018

It could be your Lucky Day!

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Do you love reading the newest books, but get tired of waiting for your turn on the "hold" list? Don't give up - it could be your Lucky Day! 

Here's how it works: The next time you're in the Library, stop by the large display in the main...

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Posted on: August 30, 2018

Studio 775 - Library Makerspace

Studio 775 Library Makerspace

Studio 775 Makerspace is open for business, Starting September 10!

Hours: Mondays 10am-noon, Wednesdays 2:30-4:30pm, and Thursdays 5:30-7:30pm.

Drop by for a visit, learn about our equipment, and see how to get involved with using it. Find out more. . .

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Posted on: November 20, 2018

Auto Repair Source - free access to premium car repair info

Use your Library card to access the premium Auto Repair Source database - Learn more

Your Lafayette Library card gives you free access to the premium auto repair website Auto Repair Source (formerly AutoMate). Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, Auto Repair Source has manufacturer and repair information on more than 38,000 vehicle...

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Posted on: May 30, 2018

Meet Libby the Library App!

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Did you know the library has thousands of ebooks and audiobooks? You can borrow them instantly - for free, using just the device in your hand, with Libby.Use the Libby app on your phone or tablet - it takes just a few taps to find and borrow a title! And ...

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Posted on: April 2, 2018

Check out Colorado State Parks

Check out Colorado state park passes

Always wanted to check out Colorado’s state parks? Our Colorado State Parks Pass have been renewed for another year so you cancheck out a 7-day Colorado State Parks Pass along with an adventure backpack and visit one of our great state parks.Passes are un...

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Posted on: July 24, 2018

Use iPads at the Library

iPads for use in the Library

Now you can browse the web, use popular apps or games, print wirelessly, or check your email in any quiet or comfy area of the Library! Untether yourself from the Computer Lab - check out an iPad!

  • The are 10 iPads available for use within the Library.
  • Custo...
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Posted on: January 10, 2018

Launchpad tablets for kids, teens & adults

Launchpad tablets for all ages available to check out!

Every Playaway Launchpad is pre-loaded with high quality, ad free learning apps and games, providing hours of interactive learning and play.Apps are grouped onto Launchpads by subject area, theme, grade level, and age. Featuring popular characters and bra...

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Library - Featured Resources
Posted on: January 10, 2018

Book Group To Go kits - new titles added regularly

Book Group To Go

Each Lafayette Book Group To Go kit contain 10 copies of a title, discussion questions, author information, and more great ideas for your group. Groups do not need to meet at the Library to check out the kits! Check-out time for the kits is typically 6 we...

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Posted on: July 16, 2019

Homework Center Tutor

As a volunteer Homework Center Tutor, you will help students, individually or in small groups, work on homework assignments in a variety of subjects, including frequent elementary and middle school math. Tutors have the satisfaction of motivating and supp...

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Posted on: July 10, 2018

Circulation Aide

The Library is seeking adult volunteers to help out in the Library. As a Staff Circulation Aide, you will assist staff by gathering customer hold items. Embrace a collection of your choice in the Library, and help shelve and groom in that area so that mat...

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Posted on: July 10, 2018

Computer Coach

Share your tech talent: be a Computer Coach

Got great people skills? Enjoy helping beginning computer users with technology? You don’t have to know everything to be a computer coach in the Library’s computer lab. We are looking for volunteers who want to e...

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Posted on: July 10, 2018

Homebound Delivery Partner

Did You Know... 

Library volunteers reach out monthly to those unable to visit the library due to illness, disabilities or other challenges. 

  • Interested in volunteering to deliver books, cds, and dvds to a homebound friend, relative, or ne...
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Posted on: July 27, 2018

Makerspace - Mentor or Workshop Leader

Studio 775 is Lafayette Library's new mini-makerspace, opening in Summer 2018! We envision a collaborative, community-driven space where users can learn to use new tech tools in creative ways. We need volunteer mentors to assist, support, and encourage co...

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Library - Volunteer Opportunities
Posted on: July 10, 2018

Friends Fundraiser or Member

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Friends of the Lafayette Library Foundation work hard for our community. They are instrumental to supporting Library programs, and they need our help! 

How can YOU help? Here are two easy ways:

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Posted on: September 9, 2019

2019 PROST Master Plan Document - Draft Version

During 2019 the City of Lafayette Parks, Recreation & Open Space Dept has been working closely with GreenPlay, LLC in developing an update to the department's Master Plan last published in 2013.  The 2019 Parks, Recreation, Open Space & T...

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Posted on: September 11, 2019

Lafayette named first Colorado Bird City

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Celebrate by attending the 6th annual Bird Migration Day on September 22 Environment for the Americas has designated the City of Lafayette as the very first Bird City in Colorado. Lafayette has proven its appreciation for birds through its growin...

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Posted on: December 26, 2017

Apply to join the Historic Preservation Board

The City of Lafayette is seeking residents to join the Historic Preservation Board! Learn more about the position and how to apply.

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Posted on: July 24, 2017

What's developing in Lafayette?

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Curious what new development is in process within the City of Lafayette? View a list of projects at www.cityoflafayette.com/Development.Understanding the process for new development projects can be confusing. Follow the link above to learn more about the ...

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Posted on: September 20, 2019

Motor Vehicle Accident Involving Pedestrians on South Boulder Rd

On September 20, 2019 at approximately 0723 hours the Lafayette Police Department was dispatched to the 500 block of East South Boulder Road on the report of a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle.  Upon arrival officers located a juvenile female...

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Posted on: September 16, 2019

News Media Case Report Summary 09/09/19.

This is a brief summary of events that occurred from 09/09/19 o 09/15/19.

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Posted on: September 9, 2019

News Media Case Report Summary 09/02/19.

This is a brief summary of events that occurred from 09/02/19 to 09/08/19.

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Posted on: August 16, 2019

Public Road Paving Project – September 16 through October 4

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No parking will be in effect weekdays from 7:00am to 4:00pm

The Lafayette Public Works Department will be milling and paving Public Road from S. Boulder Road to Baseline Road September 16 through approximately October 4. Once complete, Public Road will hav...

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Public Works
Posted on: August 30, 2019

Traffic signals on Highways 287 and 7

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The City has received numerous calls recently about traffic signal malfunctions on State Highway 287 and State Highway 7. These roadways and traffic signals are owned and maintained by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT).Public Works has been...

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Posted on: May 8, 2019

Residential Smart Water Meter installation project occurring now

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Beginning in May, the Public Works Department will be managing a City-wide project to replace existing residential water meters with new “smart water meters.” This new equipment will have the capability to provide real-time water usage...

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Posted on: June 28, 2019

2019 Water Quality Report (CCR)

City of Lafayette Public Works Department presents our residents with the 2019 water quality report. This report will give you information about Lafayette's water.

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Posted on: March 7, 2019

Exciting new changes to the Turf Replacement program..

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The City of Lafayette & Resource Central are offering a turf replacement program to Lafayette residents this year! It's a great opportunity to transform your water-thirsty lawn into a beautiful, eco-friendly, perennial garden with a FREE 200 sq. ft. G...

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Posted on: February 27, 2019

Public Works achieves APWA accreditation status

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In November 2018, the City of Lafayette Public Works Department was awarded the prestigious American Public Works Association (APWA) Accreditation designation. The APWA Accreditation program recognizes public works agencies that go beyond the requirements...

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Posted on: March 15, 2016

Water Rate Increases start April 2016

Water rates will increase by 5% through 2021.

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Posted on: September 20, 2019

Lafayette Recreation's Annual Fall Festival

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Celebrate fall all month long with three great events that culminate at our Fall Festival at the Bob Burger Recreation Center.

Find out who the winners are of the city-wide window painting contest, race a pumpkin through the Lazy River, have fun in the bou...

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Posted on: September 5, 2019

9th Annual Window Painting Contest

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Looking to show off your painting skills? Sign up today for our 9th Annual Window Painting Contest.

Some of your favorite local business owners have generously offered up their windows for young artists to paint.

Let those creative juices flow as you design...

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Posted on: August 28, 2019

Come Support the Lafayette Senior Art Showcase!

Come Support Lafayette Senior Art Showcase

Local artists age 55 or better have submitted their artwork to display at the Senior Center. The entire community is invited to come enjoy and vote on their favorite pieces.

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Lafayette Senior Center, 103 S. Iowa Ave, 

Date: Sep. 9 - 30.

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Posted on: August 21, 2019

The New Cybex Equipment is Here!

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If you're not sure how to use the new equipment, or if you've always wanted to learn more about the strength equipment and free weights, this class is for you.

Sign up for one of our Weight Room Orientations.

We have several dates and time to choose from an...

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Posted on: August 6, 2019

Staying fit after 50 doesn't have to be a challenge.

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Getting and staying fit after 50 doesn't have to be a challenge. This class will get you ready to conquer your fit needs and more! At the end of this progressive , skill-building program, you will know how to use free weights and machines safely to build ...

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Posted on: August 6, 2019

Want to make gains but don't know how?

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If you are 12 years or older, you can learn the basics of fitness (the how and why of getting swole), how to use free weights, the Nautilus machines and the cardiovascular equipment. Weight room etiquette and safety are also included. Whether you are just...

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Posted on: July 26, 2019

The Perfect Way to End a Monday, Relaxing Candlelight Yoga.

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Remove the stress from your day by slowly and mindfully moving through traditional yoga poses while coordinating your movement with your breath to promote deep relaxation and a healthy body and mind. Candlelight is used to create a soothing relaxing atmos...

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Posted on: July 25, 2019

We take the "work" out of workout, with ZUMBA!

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We take the "work" out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style. calorie-burning dance fitness party.

Wednesdays 10:30-11:30AM

Tue & Thr 6:40-7:40PM

Sundays 3:30-4:30PM

Your first class is free!

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Posted on: November 27, 2018

The Resolution Solution!

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Make this year the best year ever! Learn how to set and meet goals with the help of our fitness staff and personal trainers. 

Learn more about the program at www.cityoflafayette.com/resolutionsolution

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Posted on: November 19, 2018

Martin Luther King Peace March

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Celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with this March for Peace organized by the Lafayette Youth Advisory Committee on Monday, Jan 21, 2019.  

This event is FREE and open to the public. Events are held outside and may be weather ...

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Posted on: March 21, 2019

Lafayette's 15th Annual Cesar Chavez Convivio

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Celebrate the life and legacy of Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta, and other civil rights heroes on Saturday, April 6 during Lafayette's annual Cesar Chavez "Convivio" or community gathering! Free and family friendly, the event will be held from 12:...

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Posted on: January 1, 2018

Annual Easter Egg Hunt

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Join the City of Lafayette Recreation Department as we host our Annual Easter Egg Hunt. 

This is a free event, please arrive early and get your spot before the start time. 

 

The Easter Bunny will make his annual visit for all the ...
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Posted on: January 1, 2018

Screen Free Week

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The average American devotes more than 10 hours a day to screen time between recreational, educational and professional use. Get back those hours and reap the benefits by participating in Screen Free Week! Open to all ages, Screen Free Week is a dedicated...

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Posted on: November 19, 2018

Kids Fishing Derby

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Join us at this FREE Fishing Derby where kids can fish to their hearts content on fully stocked Waneka Lake - enjoy a fishing lesson from Colorado Parks and Wildlife, get a FREE pole from Jax, and have a great time enjoying picturesque Waneka Lake park.&a...

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Posted on: November 19, 2018

The Sizzler Fun Run For Kids!

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A fun run for the pint-sized members of the family! All ages will receive a participation ribbon and refreshments as well as the sense of accomplishment of completing their first race!

Participants are divided into age groups and run the following distance...

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Posted on: November 27, 2018

Rockies Skill Challenge!

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Test your skills in base running, batting and throwing! This FREE event, for boys and girls ages 6-13 is held every June. There will be separate divisions for boys and girls and awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners at each level of competition. All e...

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Posted on: November 19, 2018

Concert in the Park

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This FREE summer concert is the time to kick back and enjoy the tunes at Waneka Lake. 

5th Gear Funk

July 17, 2019

7-8:30pm

Waneka Park; 1600 Caria Dr

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Posted on: November 27, 2018

"Try"athalon

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A "Try-Athlon" is designed for participants to experience what a real triathlon would look like in a modified format. 

Participate in a swimming, biking, and running course at shortened distances. 

Divisions will be split into ag...

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Posted on: November 19, 2018

Movies in the Park!

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Every summer join Lafayette Recreation and grab a picnic blanket for a twilight movie in the park. 

Hosted at local parks within Lafayette, CO, this FREE and family friendly movie series is a way to spend a summer night under the stars and the big...

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Posted on: November 19, 2018

July is Parks and Recreation Month

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Celebrate Parks and Recreation with the entire nation during Parks and Recreation Month!

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Posted on: January 1, 2018

Fall Festival!

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Fall Festival is a spooky good time! We celebrate fall all month long with three great events that culminate at our Fall Festival at the Bob Burger Recreation Center. Learn the winners of the city-wide window painting contest, race a pumpkin through the L...

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Posted on: November 19, 2018

Shop N Drop

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Make holiday shopping fun this year! Kids ages 4-12 can be dropped off at the Bob Burger Recreation Center for some play time while parents enjoy some stress free shopping in downtown Lafayette! 

This annual event takes place on Shop Small Saturda...

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Recreation - Special Events
Posted on: November 19, 2018

Santa's Calling!

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Sign up to get a call from Santa! For children ages 8 and younger. 

Click here to register: http://bit.ly/2NNNj8x

Registration cut offs change each year - please use the link above to view the cut off for this year, and the dates Santa wil...

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Posted on: September 10, 2019

OPIOIDS: What Seniors Need to Know.

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The opioid epidemic is a growing concern in the U.S. and all ages, including older adults, are feeling the impact. Geriatric misuse of opioids has quintupled over the last 20 years. While it is common for older adults to experience chronic pain, special c...

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Posted on: September 10, 2019

FREE-Aging Solo & End of Life Planning Workshop

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Back by popular demand, this workshop for those aging without family support, will answer important questions like, “Who can act as medical and financial POA for me?  How can I plan for my body disposition and memorial? How do I assign ...

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Posted on: September 10, 2019

Matter of Balance - 8wk program

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Because a fall can have devastating consequences, it is not surprising that many older adults become afraid of falling. A Matter of Balance is an eight-week program designed to help you reduce your fear of falling and increase your physical activity. Clas...

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Senior Services
Posted on: August 28, 2019

Come Support the Lafayette Senior Art Showcase!

Come Support Lafayette Senior Art Showcase

Local artists age 55 or better have submitted their artwork to display at the Senior Center. The entire community is invited to come enjoy and vote on their favorite pieces.

Location:

Lafayette Senior Center, 103 S. Iowa Ave, 

Date: Sep. 9 - 30.

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Senior Services
Posted on: August 12, 2019

NEW to the Senior Center, Lunch Buddies!

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Bring your friends or meet new ones, and try local restaurants!

Lunch, tax and tip cost is on your own. You can take the Senior Services bus with us for the nominal fees listed, or meet us at the restaurant to avoid the bus fee.

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Senior Services
Posted on: August 5, 2019

FALLS PREVENTION DEMO DAY

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Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of unintentional injuries, injury deaths and hospital admissions for trauma. Join us for a series of demonstrations to help reduce your risk of falling.

These are some of the demonstrations you can expect:

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Senior Services
Posted on: August 12, 2019

Fun and Engaging Day Trips!

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Take a break from your everyday routine and sign up for a day trip!

We have trips planned that will spark everyone's interest! From an Art Tour to a Botanical Garden, we have what your looking for.

Click on any of these for more information.

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Senior Services
Posted on: May 29, 2019

Senior Lap Robe Group Requesting Cloth Donations

The Lafayette Senior Lap Robe Group is running low on solid color cloth.  They are asking for cloth that are not knits or stretchy in the following colors: red, orange, yellow, dark green, blue, beige and pink.  Lap robes go to VA Hospit...

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Senior Services
Posted on: February 7, 2019

Adaptive equipment available through the Senior Center's Loan Closet

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Lafayette Senior Services has been helping individuals and care partners avoid the expense of buying adaptive equipment through our the Loan Closet. Lafayette residents age 55 and above and care partners can borrow equipment from the Senior Center Loan Cl...

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Posted on: January 15, 2019

Active Minds Adult Lecture Series

Active Minds 2019 Adult Lecture Series

Lafayette Public Library and Lafayette Senior Services are pleased to co-sponsor a 2019 adult lecture series in partnership with Active Minds, a Colorado organization dedicated to creating engaging programs for adults featuring discussions of contemporary...

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Senior Services
Posted on: January 10, 2019

Senior Crafters Requesting Yarn Donations

The Lafayette Senior Center hosts several crafter groups and they are running low on yarn. These groups, which include the Whatever's, Lap Robe group and Crafters for Charity, create a variety of items that they donate to a variety of local entities. Lap ...

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Posted on: March 16, 2018

Lafayette ranked #13 in the top 25 Denver suburbs list for 2019

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Lafayette has earned a #13 spot on the top list of "Best Suburbs to Live in the Denver Area".  According to the ranking published by Niche, the study is based on;

  • Housing.
  • Public schools.
  • Crime and safety.
  • Nightlife.
  • Good for families.
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Posted on: August 1, 2018

Why all the cool shops are moving to Lafayette!

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5280 Neighborhood Guide: Lafayette

There has never been a more exciting time to visit this vibrant city in Boulder County

by Callie Sumlin - 5280 Magazine, August 2018

The 2014 opening of Big Red F’s Post Brewing Co. in Lafayette promised more than ...

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Posted on: July 11, 2018

Lafayette ranks #4 in AARP’s 2018 Most Livable Cities

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Lafayette has been ranked #4 in AARP’s 2018 Most Livable City index for populations of 25,000 to 99,999.AARP's 2018 Most Livable Cities are national, vibrant communities where residents thrive, thanks to quality-of-life factors such as plentiful jobs and ...

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Posted on: April 9, 2018

How to pronounce Lafayette - as seen on 9News

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Mayor Berg had some fun last week enlightening Kyle Clark of 9News on how to pronounce Lafayette.  Here was her first stab at it via a phone interview:http://www.9news.com/video/entertainment/television/programs/next-with-kyle-clark/what-do-you-s...

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