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Posted on: December 4, 2019

Meet your newly seated Lafayette City Council!

Congratulations to the newly elected City Councilors who were sworn in by Judge Buchholtz at the December 3 City Council meeting. At this meeting, Councilors elected Jamie Harkins to the position of mayor and Stephanie Walton to mayor pro tem.

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Posted on: December 4, 2019

Old Town water main break

(12/5/19 update) Water service was restored to Old Town homes this morning around 2:00am.  Crews have made initial repairs and are establishing a schedule for additional repair work. Public Works is aware of the water currently bubbling on Emma. ...

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Posted on: December 4, 2019

Meet your newly seated Lafayette City Council!

Congratulations to the newly elected City Councilors who were sworn in by Judge Buchholtz at the December 3 City Council meeting. At this meeting, Councilors elected Jamie Harkins to the position of mayor and Stephanie Walton to mayor pro tem.

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Posted on: November 21, 2019

We bought the Farm!

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Lafayette City Administrator Fritz Sprague is pleased to announce negotiations and agreements are officially finalized for the Waneka Centennial Farm and open space purchase. 

“The purchase of the Waneka property for open space not only ...

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VIEW a SLIDESHOW of the Waneka Farm property.... City News
Posted on: December 2, 2019

Request for proposals now open for the development of the 700 block of S. Public Rd.

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The Lafayette Urban Renewal Authority (LURA) is excited to seek qualified developers who possess the ability, desire and financial resources to develop an approximate 1.03-acre site within the Lafayette Old Town Revitalization Area to the maximum extent p...

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Posted on: November 26, 2019

Legacy Lafayette: second Community Meeting info now available

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Legacy Lafayette: Online Survey and content from the second Community Meeting is now available!

If you were unable to attend the second community meeting on November 18 for the Legacy Lafayette Comprehensive Plan Project, you can review all of the informat...

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Posted on: December 2, 2019

Rose Lueras Pool dedication on December 17

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The Rose Lueras Story

Construction for Lafayette’s first swimming pool began in 1933 on the site of the current Bob L. Burger Recreation Center. When project funds ran short, the community, including many Latinx families, came together with donat...

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Posted on: November 25, 2019

Notice to water utility customers

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A notice is being sent to Lafayette water customers in water bills advising the public of the City's inability to produce two of four water storage tank inspection reports from the fourth quarter of 2016.Because this is a violation of the Colorad...

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Posted on: October 10, 2019

HOA Pay-as-You-Throw/Composting Program information

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What is the PAYT (Pay-as-you-throw) program?

The City's PAYT program is a three-cart volume-based system that encourages recycling and composting of waste. The program rate structure incentivizes customers to recycle and compost as much as possible.

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Posted on: November 5, 2019

Apply to join the Waste Reduction Advisory Committee

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The City of Lafayette is seeking applicants interested in serving on the Waste Reduction Advisory Committee.  There are currently one regular and four alternate positions open that will expire after four years.  Applications will be acce...

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Posted on: November 1, 2019

Apply to Join the Planning Commission

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The City of Lafayette is seeking applicants interested in serving on the Planning Commission.  There is currently one position open with a term that will expire June 20, 2022.  Applications will be accepted through 3:00pm on December 20,...

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Posted on: October 18, 2019

Check out Lafayette-Listens.com

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The City of Lafayette values residents’ opinions and believes effective community participation is an essential part of productive and successful municipal projects.  This is especially significant right now as we continue working on a ...

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Posted on: October 9, 2019

Have a positive impact on your Lafayette community!

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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.  These committees typically meet once per month and act as resident advisors to City Council. 

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View all listings at cityoflafayette.com/Volunteer City News
Posted on: October 22, 2019

Historic Preservation Master Plan - Kick-Off on October 30

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Join us to attend the kick-off meeting for Lafayette's first Historic Preservation Master Plan, which will provide historic preservation goals for the next 20 years.  Wednesday, October 30, 20197-8:30pmCity Council Chambers | 1290 S. Public RdThe...

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Posted on: October 4, 2019

Water bill issues - October 8 information update

October 8 UPDATE

The City has identified a one-time programming error with the communication devices used to transmit water usage data to our billing system.  This issue has affected up to 183 customers out of the 2,768 meters currently installed....

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VIEW the list of potentially affected addresses... City News
Posted on: October 18, 2019

Oil and Gas update - October 18, 2019

Moratorium extensionOn October 15, Lafayette City Council passed on first reading Ordinance No. 30, Series 2019, a 6-month extension of the City’s current oil and gas moratorium.  Originally approved in November 2017, the order places a...

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Posted on: May 8, 2019

Phase two of the residential Smart Water Meter installation project

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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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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 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: December 3, 2019

Apply to 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: November 5, 2019

Apply to join the Waste Reduction Advisory Committee

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The City of Lafayette is seeking applicants interested in serving on the Waste Reduction Advisory Committee.  There are currently one regular and four alternate positions open that will expire after four years.  Applications will be acce...

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Apply online by December 17, 2019... City Volunteers
Posted on: November 1, 2019

Apply to Join the Planning Commission

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The City of Lafayette is seeking applicants interested in serving on the Planning Commission.  There is currently one position open with a term that will expire June 20, 2022.  Applications will be accepted through 3:00pm on December 20,...

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Posted on: October 9, 2019

Want to make a difference? Join the Senior Advisory Board!

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The City of Lafayette is seeking residents interested in serving on the Senior Advisory Board.  The Lafayette Senior Services Senior Advisory Board advises City Council and Senior Services staff in matters pertaining to the 55 and older populatio...

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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: October 31, 2019

Lafayette Senior Services is looking for snow removal volunteers

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Find purpose by helping others. Volunteer to help meet the growing need for older adult residents to have their driveways, paths to front door, and sidewalks cleared of snow.

Contact Dinah Pollard to sign up or for more information @ (303)661-1499 or dinah...

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Posted on: October 3, 2019

Do you love to play the piano and sing?

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The Lafayette Senior Services singing group needs you! A piano player and sing-along leader who does jazz standards, hymns and musicals are the usual repertoire. Please contact Dinah Pollard, Resource Coordinator at 303 661 1499 or email Dinah.Po...

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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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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: November 14, 2019

Lafayette’s 2019 Green Business Program welcomes three new companies

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Congratulations to Cooper’s Automotive, Clean City Cuts, and Karen’s Company, the latest Lafayette businesses to be recognized and certified through the Lafayette Green Business Program for achievements in energy efficiency, waste dive...

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Posted on: November 7, 2019

Share your sustainability story!

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The City of Lafayette is developing its first Sustainability Plan. The Plan will guide the community's efforts around sustainability. As an early step, we would like to hear what our residents are doing in this area.

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Posted on: December 1, 2019

Christmas tree recycling December 26 - January 31, 2020

Christmas Tree recycling

The City Service Center will accept Christmas trees for
recycling during these dates and times. 

Monday thru Friday ONLYDecember 26 through January 31, 20206:00am -2:30pmCity Service Center | 1700 Avalon StONE Saturday drop off will be availabl...

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Posted on: November 5, 2019

Apply to Join the Waste Reduction Advisory Committee

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The City of Lafayette is seeking applicants interested in serving on the Waste Reduction Advisory Committee.  There are currently one regular and four alternate positions open that will expire after four years.  Applications will be acce...

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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: October 23, 2019

Make your home more comfortable and energy efficient!

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Join Boulder County’s Climate Action and retrofit or install your first Air Source Heat Pump! 

Comfort365 is a Boulder County EnergySmart service that provides a cleaner, more efficient, and comfortable option to heat and cool your home. This serv...

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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

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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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Posted on: January 11, 2019

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

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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: November 7, 2019

Library Goes Fine Free in 2020 - What's Happening, and Why!

Library Fine Free Starting in 2020!

Stuck in traffic? Kids home sick? Book temporarily lost under the couch? Life happens. The Lafayette Public Library wants everyone to bring their materials back in a timely manner but understands that unexpected challenges arise and sometimes library mate...

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

Support the Library - Donate Online!

Support the Library - Donate Online

Now it's easier than ever to give financial support to the Lafayette Public Library, through the Friends of the Lafayette Library Colorado Foundation! Donate directly from our website with a credit card using PayPal, a safe and secure way to help the Libr...

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Posted on: December 3, 2019

Winter Break Reading Challenge, December 21 - January 7

All Ages Winter Break Reading Challenge, December 21-January 7

All ages - try a quick and easy reading challenge over the Winter Break, December 21 through January 7! Do 3 out of 5 easy activities, log them in our reading tracking program Beanstack, and win a book (kids and teens) or a change to win a gift basket (ad...

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Posted on: December 3, 2019

January: Signup Begins for Free Tax Help Appointments

Tax Help, Forms, and Information

Need help preparing and filing your taxes? Every year qualified AARP volunteers are available to help prepare and electronically file taxes by appointment, at no charge. 

2020 Schedule (by appointment): Wednesdays & Saturdays, 10:30 am - 4 pm,...

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

Lynda.com Free Access Ends December 19

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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: 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: September 27, 2019

Library 101: Why Are the Book Drops Locked?!!

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When the Lafayette Library is closed for a holiday, we lock up the outside book drops. But why?

Have you ever stood outside the Library entrance to watch the seemingly endless parade of cars creep by our external book drops?  Keeping our collectio...

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Posted on: October 29, 2019

Library 101: Our Perfect, not-so-quiet Library

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I’m sure most of us have been “shushed” at a library sometime during our lives. 

There was a time when many libraries enforced absolute quiet across the board. Over the past several years, however, libraries like ours have changed quite a bit. “Pu...

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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: October 30, 2019

Genealogy Resources Expanded

Genealogy databases

Explore your roots and heritage at the Library, with our genealogy databases and historical newspapers!

HeritageQuest Online now includes the Newspapers.com™ Obituary Index. Patrons can explore the world’s largest collection of obituari...

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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 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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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: October 30, 2019

Volunteer at the Library with AARP for tax prep!

Interested in helping your neighbors? You can help provide free tax return preparation - please consider volunteering with the AARP Tax-Aide program. Volunteers can be any age, and tax training is provided in both December and January. You can work at the...

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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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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 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: October 28, 2019

Apply to Join the Planning Commission

The City of Lafayette is seeking applicants interested in serving on the Planning Commission.  There is currently one opening.  The open position's term will expire on June 20, 2022.  To learn more about this citizen board, visi...

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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: December 4, 2019

News Media Case Report Summary 11/25/19.

This is a brief summary of events that occurred from 11/25/19 to 12/01/19.

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Posted on: November 25, 2019

News Media Case Report Summary 11/18/19.

This is a brief summary of events that occurred from 11/18/19 to 11/24/19.

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Posted on: November 12, 2019

Holiday Season Crime Prevention Tips

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During the holiday season, crime can have a slight up-swing.  This is due, in part, to shoppers carrying more cash and credit cards while shopping, shopping later than usual, leaving valuables in vehicles and being slightly more distracted than u...

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Posted on: December 4, 2019

Old Town water main break

(12/5/19 update) Water service was restored to Old Town homes this morning around 2:00am.  Crews have made initial repairs and are establishing a schedule for additional repair work. Public Works is aware of the water currently bubbling on Emma. ...

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Posted on: November 22, 2019

Notice to water utility customers

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A notice is being sent to Lafayette water customers in water bills advising the public of the City's inability to produce two of four water storage tank inspection reports from the fourth quarter of 2016.Because this is a violation of the Colorad...

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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: December 3, 2019

Youth & Adult Racquetball - All Levels (ages 9+)

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All levels can enjoy these small group lessons that take players through the high speed world of racquetball! Build the skills, stamina and learn the learn the rules of the game while enjoying some light competition.

Each participant must supply eye protec...

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Posted on: December 3, 2019

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL (ages 16+)

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Bring your "A" game in this fun but competitive adult league. Games are Friday's 6-8pm starting Jan. 24th - Mar. 6th at the Bob Burger Recreation Center.

Fees: $56Res / $64NRes

For questions email Mark Fitzgerald.

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Posted on: October 31, 2019

New Program Alert: I want to be a TRIATHLETE

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TriCoach Colorado in partnership with Lafayette Recreation announces: 

THE 2020 LAFAYETTE TRIATHLON TEAM! 

Formed for athletes (ages 14+) who consider themselves beginners and are interested in completing a triathlon in the summer of 2020....

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Posted on: October 24, 2019

Coming to the Bob L. Burger Recreation Center! RENEW ACTIVE

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RenewActive™ is coming to the Bob L Burger Recreation Center in January. It’s a new fitness program that can help you stay fit, sharp and ready for what’s next. Available exclusively from UnitedHealthcare® Medicare pl...

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

Santa's Calling! (Ages 8 & under)

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Santa's Calling! (ages 8 & under)

He's making a list...checking it twice!. Are you on the nice list this year? Santa will be taking time out of his busy schedule to call you to say hello and to make sure he has your wish list! Santa's elves have just c...

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Posted on: September 27, 2019

Power Fitness Classes

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Power Fitness Classes are a fun and challenging way to get your body into peak shape. Each group session is led by a Certified Personal Trainer to help give you the results, training and inspiration you need to help meet your goals. With each session you ...

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Posted on: September 26, 2019

New Drop-In Class, FitMat H20!

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Enjoy integrating a fitness workout with water on an inflatable, floating mat called a FitMat! These all level classes will start off slowly using techniques to set you up for success. We’ll gradually flow into more challenging postures, with op...

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Posted on: September 25, 2019

Want to make a difference? Join the Senior Advisory Board!

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The City of Lafayette is seeking residents interested in serving on the Senior Advisory Board. The Senior Advisory Board of Lafayette Senior Services advises City Council and Senior Services staff in matters pertaining to the 55 and older population of La...

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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: November 19, 2018

Martin Luther King Peace March

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Planned by the Lafayette Youth Advisory Committee, 

Lafayette's 15th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. March for Peace and Celebration will be held on:

  • Monday, January 20, 2020.
  • The event will commence at 11:30 a.m. at Angevine Middle School (1150 W So...
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Posted on: March 21, 2019

Lafayette's 16th Annual Cesar Chavez Convivio

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Celebrate the life and legacy of Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta, and other civil rights heroes during:

Lafayette's annual Cesar Chavez "Convivio" or community gathering! 

Date: April 4, 2020

Time: 12:00PM-2:30PM

Location: Alicia Sanchez Inter...

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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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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: November 19, 2019

Noon Year's Eve Celebration

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Ring in the New Year at noon on New Year's Eve with Lafayette Senior Services! Enjoy complimentary snacks, frivolity and entertainment by John Denver sound-a-like, Mark Cormican, on guitar.

Date: Dec. 31, 2019

Time: 10:30AM - 12PM

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Posted on: November 15, 2019

Join us for a Holiday Craft Fair

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Join us for a Holiday Craft Fair, put together by our very own Lafayette older adults. You will find handmade stocking-stuffers, gifts and more!

Date: 12/14/19

Time: 10:30AM - 4:00PM

Location: Lafayette Public Library, 775 Baseline Rd, Lafayette, CO 80026

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Posted on: November 19, 2019

FREE, Holiday Potluck Party!

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Join us to celebrate the holidays with friends and a potluck! The Broadway Boomers are back by popular demand to entertain us with their songs and theatrical humor during this special event!

Date: Dec. 20, 2019

Time: 12PM - 3PM

Location: :Lafayette Senior Se...

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Senior Services
Posted on: November 8, 2019

NEW! Sound Ideas

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Through the back door of wondrous indigenous musical instruments that he has collected in his travels, Michael Stanwood imparts lessons in geography, social studies, languages, even clothing. A Khaen, a Didgeridu, Angklungs - he plays them all and wants y...

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Senior Services
Posted on: November 19, 2019

FEEDBACK FRIDAYS

We Want Your Feedback!

Share your ideas, interests and concerns directly with your Senior Services full time staff. Light snacks will be provided.

Date: Dec. 27, 2019

Time: 8:45am - 9:30am

Location: Lafayette Senior Services

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Posted on: October 24, 2019

Coming to the Bob L. Burger Recreation Center! RENEW ACTIVE

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RenewActive™ is coming to the Bob L Burger Recreation Center in January. It’s a new fitness program that can help you stay fit, sharp and ready for what’s next. Available exclusively from UnitedHealthcare® Medicare plans. Learn more at www.UHCRenewActive....

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Senior Services
Posted on: October 11, 2019

Lafayette Senior Services is looking for Snow Removal Volunteers

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Find purpose by helping others. Volunteer to help meet the growing need for older adult residents to have their driveways, paths to front door, and sidewalks cleared of snow.

Contact Dinah Pollard to sign up or for more information @ (303)661-1499 or dinah...

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Posted on: September 25, 2019

Want to make a difference? Join the Senior Advisory Board!

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The City of Lafayette is seeking residents interested in serving on the Senior Advisory Board.  The Lafayette Senior Services Senior Advisory Board advises City Council and Senior Services staff in matters pertaining to the 55 and older populatio...

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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 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: 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: 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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