Check in at LPL: The January Library Newsletter
To Do at the Library
Storytimes
Homework Center

Library Closures in January

  • The Library is CLOSED for the New Years Holiday on January 1 and January 2.
  • Book drops will be LOCKED from 12/31 at 5pm until 1/3 at 8:30 am.
  • The Library is CLOSED for Martin Luther King Day on January 16. 
  • Book drops will be LOCKED from 1/15 at 5pm until 1/17 at 8:30 am.

       * Remember - No items are due when the Library and book drops are closed.


Neil Gaiman

Make Mistakes this Year!

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes ... that's my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself.

Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody's ever made before. Don't freeze, don't stop, don't worry that it isn't good enough, or it isn't perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.

Whatever it is you're scared of doing, Do it.! Make your mistakes, next year and forever.”       - Neil Gaiman


Tax help

Free Tax Help @ the Library

Every year the AARP offers the free Tax Aide Program at libraries and community spaces across the country.

AARP tax help is available Wednesdays, beginning February 1. Appointment sign ups begin January 9; call 303-661-1163, or 303-665-5200 option 2. Reservations are required, and spaces fill up very quickly!   

The AARP Tax Aide Program is available to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to elders.
Check out all our tax information.


Dominique Burns, Youth Services Librarian

Teens, Tweens & Youth Services

Welcome our new Youth Services Librarian, Dominique Burns. Dominique is “over the moon excited to join the Youth Services team at the Lafayette Public Library,” and she is excited to offer more programming and volunteer opportunities for tweens and teens in the New Year.

Explore a variety of teen opportunities in January!

  • A Harry Potter Scavenger Hunt in the Teen Zone during January
  • Lego Challenge for kids ages 7-13 on Tuesday January 3 at 3pm
  • A Teen Town Hall for teens in grades 7-12 on Tuesday January 10, at 4pm
  • A DIY Craft: Harry Potter Pygmy Puff for teens in grades 6-12 on Tuesday January 24, at 4:30pm
  • Teen Collection Council on Thursday January 26 at 4pm
  • Anime Club for teens in grades 6-12 on Tuesday January 31 at 4:30pm
Have a look at our new teen webpage, and check out the many options we offer! 
Neurodiversity by Thomas Armstrong

Association for Community Living Book Group

A six-week book group that begins on Monday, January 23, 10:30-11:30 am

The ACL Book group meets regularly for six weeks to discuss 'The Power of Neurodiversity' by Thomas Armstrong PhD. This book group addresses issues faced by adults who have a child with disabilities. The group is open to the public, and copies of the book are available.


Art at the Library, Diane Edwards and Molly McCrosson

What Can We Read?

This month we focus on teen reads - check out these interesting and engaging picks. Teen fiction, it's not just for teens anymore!

Red Queen
Calling All Book Loving Teens
Book Tube reviews

And . . . What Can We Read in 2017?

Check out our blog post for possible young adult book choices for 2017!

2017 Young Adult Book Preview
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