Explore Your Family History with Ancestry

It’s about that time of year again when many American families gather together for Thanksgiving. As you linger over turkey and pumpkin pie, your time together may get you thinking about your family history. Lucky for you, the Library’s got you covered! In addition to the many books we offer on genealogy, your Lafayette Library card gives you free access to genealogy websites, including Ancestry and MyHeritage. Continue reading Explore Your Family History with Ancestry

Kid and Teen Books About Native American History and Experience


November brings Thanksgiving, a time for gratitude and remembering. November also brings the observance of Native American Heritage Month, an opportunity to become more educated about the complex history and current state of affairs of indigenous people.

Like all stories, Native stories are not a single story of defeat, bows and arrows, or of the past. They include stories of joy, of cultural pride, of meeting everyday challenges, fun, and celebrations of family and friendship. Check out the reading list from our friends at Brightly, and visit the Native Learning Center for more glimpses into Native stories.