Check in at LPL: The Library Newsletter

Our Mission: Lafayette Public Library brings community, information,
and ideas together to inspire literacy, learning, and discovery.

To Do at the Library
Computer Coaching

LIBRARY CLOSED OCTOBER 26 for staff training

The Library is closed October 26 for staff training; we reopen October 27 at 10 am.


We continue to expand our database collection in order to offer easily accessible, comprehensive information on a wide range of subjects. This month we introduce two new databases, The Colorado Grants Guide® and the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection.

We have databases available for most every need, so ask our help if you need to find information you can rely on!

Explora database
New York Times
Learn with Lynda
Colorado Grants Guide graphic
Colorado Historic Newspapers collection
AutoMate auto repair resources


computer help icon
Have you met our Volunteer Computer Coaches?  
  • Mondays 10:30-12:30
  • Tuesdays 10:30-12:30 and 5:30-6:30
  • Wednesdays 10:30-12:30
Our Volunteer Computer Coaches offer free, basic tutoring in the library’s main floor Computer Lab. Just drop by with your new device or your tech questions, and our patient and skilled Volunteers will lend a hand. We don’t do repairs or extensive training, but our Coaches might just have the answer you’ve been looking for!  No advance appointment is needed, whether you’re downloading ebooks for the first time, figuring out your new camera phone, or setting up a new social media account to keep in touch with family and friends. Just drop by and say hello as your schedule permits.


Free Museum Passes
Library text messages
iPads at the library
Downloadable Library
RB Digital magazines
Colorado State Park Passes
Legal Info Database
Lucky Day icon
Book Group to Go


Less by Andrew Greer

LafayetteREADS! might be just be the reading group you’ve been looking for!
Throughout the year we select thought provoking titles that allow for rich conversation, and we offer a group discussion open to the community.

December's LafayetteREADS! selection is Less by Andrew Greer. Join us for our community discussion on Monday, December 10, at 6 pm. Read more in our blog!


Check out our blog posts! We have lots of suggestions for everyone. Like what you see? Check it out or put it on hold. 

Staff Picks
Page to Screen
Lafayette Reads December selection, Less by Andrew Greer


Six-Word Mystery Contest

The Annual Six-Word Mystery Contest, sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Chapter of Mystery Writers of America, opens October 1 and ends at midnight, November 1.

Find instructions  and more details at There is a small fee to enter, and prizes will be awarded. The contest is open to adults 18 and over; if you can boil down a mystery into a half-dozen words, you're encouraged to enter the Six-Word Mystery Contest . “What will your six little words bring?” 

Day of the Dead - Día de Muertos

Day of the Dead skull

Day of the Dead - Día de Muertos
October 27, 10am - 4:30pm
Day of the Dead - Día de Muertos, the Mexican holiday focused on honoring friends and family members who have died, will be  celebrated throughout the Library.

Join our celebration! 

  • 10:30 am – Movie showing: The Book of Life in English
  • 12-4 pm – Decorate sugar skulls and make Catrina headbands
  • 12 – 2 pm – Calavera-themed face painting
  • 1 pm – Ballet Folklórico performance
  • 1:30 pm - Catrina Contest. Parade your best Catrina for all to see! 
  • 2:30 pm – Movie showing: The Book of Life in Spanish

There's still time to create an altar as a family, an individual, or an organization! Email Angelique for details.
Ofrendas made by Lafayette community members will be on display all day throughout the library, and the exhibit continues through November 9. Drop by to visit the altars and share the love of our community for those who have gone before us.


Young teens recommend
Books for kids
Dewey's number of the month, nonfiction for kids
Reading Buddies at Boulder Ridge
Ultimate Fall YA Reading List
NaNoWriMo-National Novel Writing Month for kids 17 and younger

CITY PARTNERS - Arts & Culture

Art on the Street - See and Respond Artists Reception

Art on the Street: See & Respond! Meet the Artists Reception 
October 13, 6-9 pm
Lafayette Public Library

Join us for live music, art, a poetry reading and wonderful community appreciation!  Prizes will be awarded for See & Respond and the Art on the Street Jean Mellblom People’s Choice Award winner will be announced. See and Respond art and poetry is on display at the Library starting October 13.

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