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Check In @ LPL: Library October Newsletter

 "Where Books are Just the Beginning ..."

  Welcome to Check In @ LPL  - October 2014
“I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. It would be terrible if we just skipped from September to November, wouldn’t it?..."
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
Library Closed October 24
The Library is closed Friday, October 24, for staff training, and reopens Saturday, October 25 at 10 am. Book drops will remain open!
Latino Heritage MonthHispanic Heritage Month 

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
in recognition of the contributions of people whose ancestors come from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. ¡Viva la diversidad!

Recommended Reads
We have so many great books for you - try out a few!

Halloween Picture Books
Picture Books              
•  The Ghouls Come Haunting One by One  by Tom McDermott                 
•  At the Old Haunted House  by Helen Ketteman                       
•  The Hallo-Wiener  by Dav Pilkey
•  Shivery Shades of Halloween: a Spooky Book of Colors 
    by Mary McKenna Siddals
•  Trick-or-Treat!: a Happy Haunter's Halloween Poems  by Debbie Leppanen
Scary Tales for Kids
Scary Books

•  The Howling Ghost  by Christopher Pike
•  The Screaming Staircase  by Jonathan Stroud
•  The House with a Clock in its Walls  by  John Bellairs
•  Literally Disturbed: Tales to Keep You Up at Night  by Ben H. Winters 
•  Ghosthunters and the Totally Moldy Baroness! 
    by Cornelia Funke (audiobook)
Young Adults

Young Adult Books

•  The Impossible Knife of Memory  by Laurie Halse Anderson. Gritty
    tale of Haley, who lives with her father who suffers from PTSD.
•  Cinder  by Marissa Meyer.  An original take on the classic tale
    of Cinderella. A great lead character!
•  A Monster Calls  by Patrick Ness.  A monster shows up outside
   Conor's window just as his mom starts cancer treatments.
•  The Lord of Opium  by Karen Farmer.  Futuristic dystopian sequel to the
   award-winning House of Scorpion.
•  The Tragedy Paper  by Elizabeth LaBan.  Fast paced - examines
   the nature of tragedy in literature and in everyday life.
Adult Books

•  The Good Girl  by Mary Kubica.  For fans of Gone Girl!
•   World War Z: an Oral History of the Zombie Wars  by Max Brooks
    A desperate battle against the Zombie threat.
•   Minus 148 Degrees  by Art Davidson.  Compelling account of a group of
    men who made the first winter ascent on Mt. McKinley.
•   The Miniaturist  by Jessie Burton.  Magical realism in 17th century
•   Orphan Black (TV Series) What if you were a clone? Suspenseful, well
    done, with a great up and coming actress playing eight parts!
Books to Movies
This is where I leave youThis is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper

A  heartfelt family drama/belated coming-of-age story of Judd Foxman, whose wife has left him, whose  father has died, and who sits shivah for a week with his enjoyably dysfunctional family. Tropper strikes an excellent balance between the family history and its present-day fallout, proving his ability to create touchingly human characters and a deliciously page-turning story.
Read the book, then see the movie!
JJ CaleMusic Recommendations
Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame Inductees:
Eric Clapton & Friends, The Breeze: An Appreciation of J.J. Cale
“Slowhand” pays tribute to his late friend and frequent collaborator, J.J. Cale.  Clapton is joined by guests like Mark Knopfler, Willie Nelson and more. 

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Hypnotic Eye
Petty’s first record with his Heartbreakers in more than four years returns them to their early blues/rock swagger.  
Teens pick booksOur Teen Advisory Board reviews books in just three words!

Midwinterblood by M. Sedgwick
Different times; Intriguing;


Mayank - The Monstrumologist by William James Henry
Delectable; Disgusting; Disturbing
Graham - When Zachary Beaver Came to Town by Kimberly Willis Holt
Western; Romance; Adventure
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!
pumpkinHalloween Story Time Celebration 
Friday, October 31 at 10:30 am

Fun for all the little ghouls in your life!
Wear your costume and enjoy music, dancing, stories, songs and even trick or treating in the library!

Sunday, October 5, 2:30 pm

Join us to play Spanish Bingo, win prizes, and have fun! All ages welcome.

Crazy 8s Club
Tuesdays, 4-4:45pm, October 14, 21, 28, and November 18, Grades K-2
An over-the-top after-school club that gets kids fired up about math! Build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess...and make friendships. Math - the cool thing to do after school! Space limited - registration required!

Art, Culture, Open Space - Blending Beauty and Place in Lafayette
Saturday, October 4, 2pm

Adults, kids 8+
Art, Culture, Open Space introduces the Lafayette Observation Journal, the Plein Air Art movement, celebrating Open Spaces with art, and other ways that Lafayette citizens can enjoy and participate in the beauty of our local community.

Activities for all ages are featured, and participants can contribute to the Lafayette Observation Journal, on permanent display at the library.
Co-sponsors include: Lafayette Open Space, the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission, Project YES, the Parent Engagement Network, and the Lafayette Public Library.
             Music logo
Community Music
Each month the Center for Musical Arts and the Library collaborate to bring beautiful music to the library. This is not a “sit down” concert per se, although you are welcome to take a seat and bask in the music; this is more like a “buffet” of music- taste a bit here and there as you wander about the library, browsing and selecting your materials. CMA and the Friends of the Library partner to bring a variety of delightful music into the library every month.

Voice and Viola: Ann Marie Morgan
Saturday, October 11, 10:30 am
This month in the Commons Area, we present Works of Bach, Purcell, Ferrabosco and Lanier, performed by Ann Marie Morgan, Viola da Gamba and Voice. CDs will be available!

Day of Dead paintingDay of the Dead in Art and Symbol
Sunday, October 12 at 2pm
Artist and author Netanel Miles-Yepez Netanel presents an artist’s talk exploring Day of the Dead traditions and his related artwork, which is showcased at the Lafayette Library Gallery during October and November.
Sponsored by the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission and Lafayette Public Library.

Caring Economics and the Real Wealth of Nations
Wednesday, October 15, 6:30 pm

How does our current economic structure contribute to the long list of societal ills? How can the “Caring Economics” framework help create a world where caregiving is supported, citizens are happier, healthier, and economically secure? Join an informative and engaging discussion, based on the work of Riane Eisler, author of The Real Wealth of Nations. Hosted by Cherri Pruitt.

Library Gallery Spaces
Main Gallery: The Paintings of Netanel Miles-YepezDay of the Dead 
October and November
Miles-Yépez is a Mexican-American artist, writer, comparative  religion scholar, and teacher of contemporary spirituality. After learning as a teen that he was descended from a Mexican family of crypto-Jews, Netanel decided to study the history of religions and contemplative religion. Miles-Yépez teaches at the Naropa Institute, specializing in comparative religion, mystical spirituality, and non-dual philosophies.
He has written numerous books, and is a skilled painter.

Library North Gallery
            Kimono Kakushin exhibit
Catch the current show, Kimono Kakushin, by the Boundless Fiber Artists. Authentic kimonos repurposed into contemporary quilts. “Kakushin” embodies renewal, reform, and a change from the status quo. The current show runs through mid 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.

I Didn't Know That!
Did you know . . .
    Stories to Go

We offer “Stories to Go” book kits for you and the little ones in your life.

The kits are built around themes, and each kits contains several picture books, small toys or puppets for active play, and lyrics for songs and rhymes. Kits are in the children’s area, available to everyone. Check out one, and you’ll be hooked!

What's New in our Collection
New Items by Category 
          125th Lafayette Anniversary
 Lafayette Quasquicentennial
          125th Anniversary
Happy 125th, Lafayette!
Looking to learn more about Lafayette's history? Get a list
of our historical archives collection; see what bestsellers we have from the past 125 years; pick up an official Quasquicentennial Guide; and stop by to view displays on the people
and history of Lafayette.
       Pandora's lunchbox book cover

On the Same Page
A community reading program that gets folks in Lafayette, Louisville, and Superior all reading the same book at the same time. This year's book is Pandora’s Lunchbox by Melanie Warner, about processed foods in our diet. Join us for related activities.
Stories on Stage
Feed Your Soul: Stories from the Kitchen

October 2, 7 pm, at Louisville Center for the Arts, Louisville

Food for Thought Book Discussion

October 7, 6:30-8 pm, at Superior Fire Dept., Superior

Create a Healthy Cuisine

October 11, 1 & 2:30 pm  at the Pantry Shoppe, Lafayette

Author Talk with Melanie Warner

October 16, 7 pm, at Alfalfa’s Market Community Room, Louisville
Story Times continue this month.
Check our story time page for days and times.    
Homework Center Corner
The Homework Center is a free, bilingual, drop-in homework center, staffed by gifted volunteer tutors. The Homework Center opens its doors to kids in grades 3-12 every school day from 2:45-6:30.
Join us Saturday, October 11, at 10 am, as we dedicate the Gaea Shaw Homework Center in honor of Gaea's leadership at the center.
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. 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
Computer Coach David Clark's
Tip of the Month

        Computer Coach David Clark
For whatever computer problem you have, ask your question in plain English in a Google search!

Someone has probably had the same problem, and there will be search results with explanations and solutions  You may need to read two or three different search results before you find an item you need, so don't give up if the first one doesn't make sense.
Best news?
There are often YouTube video results, and you can see and hear the solution.

Computer Class
Get to Know Your iPhone and iPad
Wednesday, October 15, 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
     History Database
History Reference Center
A comprehensive full-text history database! Contents include: historical documents, biographies of historical figures, 1,990 full-text reference books, encyclopedias, & non-fiction books, historical photos & maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.
  MAS Ultra database
MAS Ultra School Edition
Designed specifically for high school libraries, and contains full text for hundreds of popular high school magazines covering a wide-range of subject areas, including history, science, careers and much more. Full text provided for tens of thousands of biographies and primary source documents, hundreds of reference books (including the Columbia Encyclopedia and the CIA World Fact Book) and an Image Collection containing photos, maps & flags.
      Points of View Database
Points of View Reference Center
Helps students gain a balanced perspective on current events and issues. It contains resources that present multiple sides of an issue that help students realize and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues, and develop analytical thinking skills.

Colorado Elections
Election Day November 4

Colorado now provides all mail ballot elections, same-day voter registration, and resident access to Voter Service and Polling Centers.

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 

Note: Lafayette Public Library is a drive-by ballot drop off station, not a voter service and polling center.

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