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Posted on: June 13, 2019

Permanently Affordable Home in Lafayette

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.  A 30 day preference is given for those who live, work, or graduated in Lafayette.  Applications for preference and non-preference will be accepted at any time, however, qualification let...

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Posted on: June 20, 2019

Mate Masie: Family Outdoor Sound Celebration

July Arts Outside

July 20 3:30—4:30 pm the Arts Outside program is Mate Masie: Family Outdoor Sound Celebration in Lafayette’s Outdoor Classroom Open Space behind Pioneer Elementary School.

The program will include Ghanaian music and drumming l...

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Posted on: June 19, 2019

Live Street Chalk Off Competition

Chalk art contest at the Lafayette Farmers Market

Attention all artists: Our monthly Live Street Chalk-Off competition at the Lafayette Farmers Markets is looking for artists to compete for a grand prize of $700 and chance to submit final art for a public art installation on N. Public Rd. The farmers mar...

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Arts and Cultural Resources
Posted on: June 18, 2019

Call for Artists & Poets to See & Respond

See and Respond Call for entry to respond to the Art on the Street sculpture

Call for Artists and Poets!  The Lafayette Cultural Resources announces a Call for Artists and Poets for the 2019 See & Respond Art Show.  Poets and 2-D artists of all kinds and all ages are invited to See & Respond to the 2019 L...

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Additional Info... Arts and Cultural Resources
Posted on: June 3, 2019

Call for artists - Old Town art project

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Artists - you’ve seen potential, funky “canvases” like these along Public Road and Simpson Street. The Lafayette Urban Renewal Authority is looking for proposals from artists to transform similar canvasses into an eclectic ar...

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DOWNLOAD a flyer & info on additional examples.... Arts and Cultural Resources
Posted on: May 20, 2019

Volunteer for Art Night Out

Volunteers help at Art Night Out

Art Night Out is a City sponsored street fair combining an amazing Art Market and live music, food trucks, beer & wine.  Join us June 14, July 12, August 9 and September 13, 5 - 9pm.  The fair is in Old Town Lafayette on Public Road,...

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Additional Info... Arts and Cultural Resources
Posted on: May 1, 2019

Arts Outside offers interactive arts this summer

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Arts Outside offered by the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission and the Lafayette Open Space and Parks Divisions.  There will be three workshops offered summer 2019.  Space is limited and RSVP is required for all of these programs. &n...

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Posted on: February 6, 2019

Alexandra Lynch selected as new Mayor of Lafayette

Mayor Alexandra Lynch

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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City Council
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: June 14, 2019

Celebrate the 4th of July at Waneka Lake!

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This year's old fashioned 4th of July Celebration event will include kid’s activities, face painting, music by Chris Daniels and the Kings, food booths and a beer/wine/cider garden, all leading to a spectacular firework display at dusk!

4:30 - 10...

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MORE event Information available at... City News
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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Nicole Samson application... 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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WATCH the Comp Plan video... City News
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: June 9, 2019

Legacy Lafayette Comprehensive Plan stakeholder meeting dates

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July 18th & 25th, August 8th & 15th from 6:00-7:30pm 

A series of meetings with stakeholder groups from around the community will be held in July and August, following the Legacy Lafayette “Launch Party” on June 20th, to discuss s...

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DETAILS available at legacylafayette.org City News
Posted on: June 11, 2019

Kids eat FREE at LaMont Does Park in June and July!

BVSD Summer Feeding program

Boulder Valley School District is hosting a FREE lunch program for all children under the age of 18.  No registration or proof of identification is required.

BVSD's FREE Summer Lunch Program

June 10-27 & July 8-18, 2019Starting at 11:45amMeals ...

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LEARN MORE from Boulder Valley School District.... City News
Posted on: June 24, 2019

Call for artists and poets to See & Respond

See and Respond Call for entry to respond to the Art on the Street sculpture

Call for Artists and Poets!  The Lafayette Cultural Resources announces a Call for Artists and Poets for the 2019 See & Respond Art Show.  Poets and 2-D artists of all kinds and all ages are invited to See & Respond to the 2019 L...

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Additional Info... City News
Posted on: June 11, 2019

Permanently affordable home available in Lafayette

Available for Sale - a Permanently Affordable Home in Lafayette located at 584 Mills.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.  A 30 day preference is given for those who live, work, or graduated in Lafayette.  Applica...

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Listing information for 584 Mills... City News
Posted on: June 11, 2019

Help guide the future of Lafayette as a Planning Commissioner

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Help guide the future of Lafayette by serving on this key City advisory commission. Applications will be accepted through June 28, 2019.

Planning Commission

The Planning Commission makes recommendations to the City Council on land use issues such as rezonin...

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VIEW ALL volunteer positions with the City... City News
Posted on: June 6, 2019

Expanded use of personal watercraft not supported for Waneka Lake

Waneka Lake

A petition requesting the expansion of personal watercraft use on Waneka Lake was submitted to City Council and initiated a conversation regarding the vision for both the lake and surrounding park areas.

Waneka Lake is a valued community amenity. Its rich ...

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Waneka Lake Boathouse information.... City News
Posted on: June 6, 2019

Lafayette and Erie embark on a new era of cooperation and collaboration

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In late 2018, the City of Lafayette, Town of Erie, and Erie Urban Renewal Authority began working on the concept of a global settlement agreement. Productive negotiations over the last few months resulted in a successful and mutually beneficial set of res...

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VIEW the June 4 City Council IGA presentation.... 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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cityoflafayette.com/OilAndGas City News
Posted on: May 16, 2019

Residential Smart Water Meter installation project to begin in May

UMS smart water meter project personnel

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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Updates, FAQs, and more... City News
Posted on: May 10, 2019

$2,000 historic building improvement grants available

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**Application period extended to July 19, 2019**

The Historic Preservation Board is offering two competitive grants of up to $2,000 for a historic building improvement project. To be eligible, buildings must be at least 50 years old and located within Lafa...

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DOWNLOAD a grant application... City News
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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cityoflafayette.com/OilAndGas City News
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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www.cityoflafayette.com/oilandgas City News
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: June 14, 2019

Apply to join the Lafayette Youth Advisory Committee (LYAC)

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The City of Lafayette is seeking middle and high school students, aged 11-18, to apply to serve a one year term on the Lafayette Youth Advisory Committee (LYAC).LYAC engages Lafayette youth in outreach, advisory, and educational opportunities through solu...

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LEARN MORE at: cityoflafayette.com/JoinLYAC City Volunteers
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Celebrate the 4th of July - event volunteers and donations needed

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Donations needed!

July 4th Fireworks are solely funded by donations. If you enjoy the fireworks show each year, the Lafayette Chamber needs your help!Donate to the Chamber's Go Fund Me Account!

Volunteers needed!

This event requires over 50 volunteers to hel...

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MORE event Information available at... City Volunteers
Posted on: May 21, 2019

Apply to join the Library Board

The City of Lafayette is seeking candidates to fill two alternate positions 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 work t...

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City Volunteers
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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City Volunteers
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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LEARN MORE... City Volunteers
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 in to the City.  If you are interested here is a short ...

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City Volunteers
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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LEARN MORE City Volunteers
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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Additional Info... City Volunteers

News

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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DOWNLOAD the informational flyer.... Environmental Sustainability
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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Additional Info... Environmental Sustainability
Posted on: April 26, 2019

Electrify Your Ride Soon Before the Deals Drive Away!

For a limited time, deals are being offered on electric vehicles. Now is the best time to get an electric vehicle because in addition to these manufacturer and dealership discounts, up to $12,500 in state and federal tax credits are also available. Learn ...

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Environmental Sustainability
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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Additional Info... Environmental Sustainability
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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LEARN MORE from Boulder County Transportation... Environmental Sustainability
Posted on: January 31, 2019

Lafayette hires new Sustainability Coordinator

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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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VISIT cityoflafayette.com/GoGreen Environmental Sustainability
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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Environmental Sustainability
Posted on: September 1, 2017

Electric Vehicle Charging Station Upgrade

EV Charging Station

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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Environmental Sustainability

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Posted on: June 18, 2019

Sponsored day at The Great Outdoors Waterpark

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Lafayette Communities that Care invites you to a

Sponsored Day at The Great Outdoors Waterpark.

FIRST 250 VISITORS AGES 12-20 GET FREE ADMISSION!  

Enjoy:

  • Food
  • Games
  • Prizes
  • and More!

June 26, 2019

10AM - 6PM

500 E. South Boulder Rd

Contact tcarranza@boulder...

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Posted on: June 4, 2019

Apply to Join the Library Board

Seeking candidates for Library Board

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

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Library
Posted on: May 31, 2019

2019 On the Same Page Book Selection

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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On The Same Page Info Library
Posted on: May 30, 2019

Friends Summer Lobby Sale

FOLF summer book sale June 22-30

The Friends Lobby Book sale will run Saturday, June 22 through Sunday June 30 during regular hours at the Lafayette Public Library, 775 Baseline Rd., Lafayette.

On Saturday only, Early Birds can enjoy an hour of shopping from 9-10 am before the regular sal...

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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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Library
Posted on: May 31, 2019

Library 101: Track Your Reading History

Library 101

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&rsquo...

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Library
Posted on: June 10, 2019

Active Minds Lecture Series: Join us again in August!

Active Minds 2019 Adult Lecture Series

Adults - Join us on Wednesday, August 14 at 6:30 pm at the Lafayette Library for the third of four seminars presented by Active Minds on subjects of high interest. On August 14, we'll explore the story of the American Cowboy. We will peel back the mytholo...

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Library
Posted on: June 20, 2019

Library and Bookdrops CLOSED Thursday, July 4

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The Library will be CLOSED on Thursday, July 4. The bookdrops will be LOCKED from Wednesday at 8 pm until Friday at 8:30 am. No items are due while the Library and bookdrops are closed.

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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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Library - Featured Resources
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: 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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Library - Featured Resources
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

At the Library

Use the Library Access link (NYTimes.com/register) to create an account ...

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Library - Featured Resources
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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Library - Featured Resources
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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Library - Featured Resources
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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Library - Featured Resources
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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Library - Featured Resources
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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Library - Featured Resources
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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Library - Featured Resources
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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Library - Featured Resources
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: May 30, 2019

Friends Summer Lobby Sale

FOLF summer book sale June 22-30

The Friends Lobby Book sale will run Saturday, June 22 through Sunday June 30 during regular hours at the Lafayette Public Library, 775 Baseline Rd., Lafayette.

On June 22 only, Early Birds shop from 9-10 am for a $10 donation.

The sale will include fiction...

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Posted on: June 20, 2019

Please...No Book or Gift Item Donations Until July 1

Thanks to the continuing generosity of Library patrons, the Friends have many items to prep for the upcoming sale, Saturday, May 22 - Sunday. May 30. For this reason, we ask that you hold off on bringing in any additional donations until July 1. Thank you...

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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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Library - Volunteer Opportunities
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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Library - Volunteer Opportunities
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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Library - Volunteer Opportunities
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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Library - Volunteer Opportunities

News

Posted on: June 25, 2019

One Lafayette grant applications accepted through July 31, 2019

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The City of Lafayette finances a community fundraiser to help local nonprofit organizations provide essential services.Apply for funding today; either for an Essential Community Resource (E.C.R.) or for a Special Program Grant.Items that the programs help...

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cityoflafayette.com/OneLafayette One Lafayette Community Fundraiser

News

Posted on: June 6, 2019

Expanded use of personal watercraft not supported for Waneka Lake

Waneka Lake

A petition requesting the expansion of personal watercraft use on Waneka Lake was submitted to City Council and initiated a conversation regarding the vision for both the lake and surrounding park areas.

Waneka Lake is a valued community amenity. Its rich ...

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Waneka Lake Boathouse information.... Parks and Open Space
Posted on: May 17, 2019

City of Lafayette Integrated Pest Management and Herbicide Policy

/DocumentCenter/View/24436/Integrated-Pest-Management-Program_2019The goal of the Parks, Recreation, Open Space & Golf Department’s (PROS) Integrated Pest Management and Herbicide Policy (IPM) are to help prevent unacceptable levels of pest ...

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Additional Info... Parks and Open Space
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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Additional Info... Parks and Open Space
Posted on: February 13, 2019

Your input is needed for the 2019 Parks, Recreation, Open Space & Trails Master Plan

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Help shape the future of an active Lafayette by providing input for the 2019 Parks, Recreation, Open Space & Trails (PROST) Master Plan.

The Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department has contracted with GreenPlay, LLC to update the City's Parks, Recr...

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VIEW INFO AT cityoflafayette.com/PROST Parks and Open Space

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Posted on: June 19, 2019

Lafayette Preservation Master Plan Project

The City of Lafayette is requesting proposals from qualified firms with experience in historic preservation plans and policy, planning, and community member involvement/participation to prepare a new Preservation Master Plan.  

Submit your proposa...

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Additional Info... Planning and Building
Posted on: June 7, 2019

Permanently Affordable Home in Lafayette

Available for Sale - a Permanently Affordable Home in Lafayette located at 584 Mills.  

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.  A 30 day preference is given for those who live, work, or graduated in Lafayette.  Applica...

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Listing information for 584 Mills... Planning and Building
Posted on: June 6, 2019

Apply to join the Planning Commission

The City of Lafayette is seeking applicants interested in serving on the Planning Commission.  There are currently two openings on the Commission.  To learn more about this citizen board visit https://cityoflafayette.com/joinPlanningComm...

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Posted on: May 7, 2019

Historic building improvement grants extended to July 19, 2019

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The Historic Preservation Board is offering two competitive grants of up to $2,000 for a historic building improvement project. To be eligible, buildings must be at least 50 years old and located within Lafayette city limits. The project must meet one or ...

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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: June 24, 2019

News Media Case Report Summary 06/17/19.

This is a brief summary of events that occurred from 06/17/19 to 06/23/19.

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Posted on: June 17, 2019

News Media Case Report Summary 06/10/19.

This is a brief summary of events that occurred from 06/10/19 to 06/16/19.

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Posted on: June 6, 2019

Burglary Prevention Tips Before Vacationing

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Taking a vacation this summer?  The last thing you need after a relaxing vacation is to return home and find you've been a victim of a criminal act, especially a burglary.  Here are a few tips that may keep you from being a victim.

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Unoccupied Residence Notification to LPD Police
Posted on: May 28, 2019

Dogs Required to be On Leash in Lafayette

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Dogs are required to be on leash in Lafayette if off owner's property, person's property in charge of the dog or outside the dog park. Please review City ordinance 25-61 and definitions in section 25-2 for details. Besides the ordinance, there are some ot...

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Posted on: May 8, 2019

Residential Smart Water Meter installation project to begin May 13

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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 data, allow residen...

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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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Public Works
Posted on: June 29, 2018

2018 Water Quality Report (CCR)

City of Lafayette Public Works Department presents our residents with the 2018 water quality report. This report will give you information about Lafayette's water.

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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: June 22, 2019

Movie Nights at Waneka Park! Incredibles 2

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Summer is for playing outside, even at night!

Pack a picnic, lawn chairs or blankets and bring the family to a fun night out under the stars!

All movies are free. Remember to leave your canine friends at home for these movies. Food/snacks will be available ...

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Posted on: June 19, 2019

It's Not Too Late to Sign Up for Fall Sports!

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Fall is right around the corner and you're just in time to sign up for fall sports, youth or adult.

This seasons offerings include:

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Recreation
Posted on: June 21, 2019

Change is Coming...We're Remodeling the Atrium!

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Here at the Bob L. Burger Recreation Center, we are constantly working to give you the best experience possible.

We are completely remodeling the Atrium also know as the weight room.

Here are some of the changes you can expect:

  • More Space
  • ADA Accessible
  • New To...
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Posted on: June 18, 2019

Sponsored day at The Great Outdoors Waterpark

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Lafayette Communities that Care invites you to a

Sponsored Day at The Great Outdoors Waterpark.

FIRST 250 VISITORS AGES 12-20 GET FREE ADMISSION!  

Enjoy:

  • Food
  • Games
  • Prizes
  • and More!

June 26, 2019

10AM - 6PM

500 E. South Boulder Rd

Contact tcarranza@boulder...

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Posted on: June 17, 2019

Youth Racquetball Tourney

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Keep your kids engaged this summer with this 3 week, Friday only Racquetball league. Starts July 17. Sign up today!

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Posted on: June 13, 2019

Apply to join the Lafayette Youth Advisory Committee (LYAC)

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The City of Lafayette is seeking middle and high school students, aged 11-18, to apply to serve a one year term on the Lafayette Youth Advisory Committee (LYAC).LYAC engages Lafayette youth in outreach, advisory, and educational opportunities through solu...

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LEARN MORE at: cityoflafayette.com/JoinLYAC Recreation
Posted on: June 4, 2019

Out With the Old, In With the New!

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Cybex, State of the Art Equipment Arriving August 2019! 

Here at Bob Burger Recreation Center we strive to bring you the best workout possible, and for that reason we chose to bring in the best strength equipment there is.

Cybex is recognized inter...

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Recreation
Posted on: May 28, 2019

The Sizzler Fun Run! (ages 3-14)

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Come run the race of your life and have fun doing it with friends and family. 

Entry Will include ribbons and refreshments.

Distance run will be set according to age group. 

Date: June 28

Time: 9AM sharp

Location: Centaurus High School

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Posted on: June 17, 2019

Shake It Up with 5th Gear Funk at the FREE Waneka Lake Summer Concert!

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Join us at Waneka Lake on July 17th for this FREE community concert!

Learn more about 5th Gear Funk at our calendar listing here: https://cityoflafayette.com/Calendar.aspx?EID=6947 

Please remember, service dogs only at City events!

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Posted on: July 26, 2017

Sign up for fitness class changes or cancellations.

Want to stay on top of class changes and cancellations? Go to our Notify Me page, scroll down to News, and select the notification type you want for the list Lafayette Recreation - Fitness Class Cancellations. (Tip--you can sign up for any other Rec or Ci...

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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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Recreation - Special Events
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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Recreation - Special Events
Posted on: January 1, 2018

Screen Free Week

Screen Free Week Logo For April 29th-May 5th, 2019

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. 



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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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Recreation - Special Events
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: June 21, 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 a Historic Mob Tour, to  a Cheese Tour, we have what your looking for.

Click on any of these for more information.

Si...

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Senior Services
Posted on: June 21, 2019

Senior Housing 102

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Explore creative solutions to stay in the home you own or rent affordably when subsidized housing is not an immediate option. Topics include how and where to find or post rentals on the free market, how to get cash to live on out of the home you own, and ...

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Posted on: June 21, 2019

Independence Day Celebration

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Happy Birthday America!  Celebrate with us and enjoy live patriotic music with Joe Diamo, trivia, and snacks.

Please RSVP (303)661-1492

July 3, 2019

2:00pm-3:30pm

Senior Center

103 S. Iowa Ave.Lafayette, CO 80026

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Posted on: June 20, 2019

Denver Mob Tour

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Tour parts of North Denver’s Little Italy with Tom Hackett, Denver mob historian. We visit homes and haunts of some of Denver’s influential crime families and learn the truth behind these legends.  After lunch at Gaetanos Rest...

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Posted on: June 20, 2019

Reverse Mortgages

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LEARN THE FACTS. Get objective information on how a reverse mortgage works from Boulder County’s HUD-approved reverse mortgage counselors in the Personal Finance Program. Learn its advantages and drawbacks so you can make an informed decision ab...

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Posted on: June 20, 2019

AARP Smart Driver

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Improve your skills, increase safety and become eligible for a premium discount on your insurance. Open to all individuals 50+. Certification is valid for 3 years. Registration required.

Location: Lafayette Library 

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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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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.
  • Divers...
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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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