As 2018 inches towards a close, we’d like to extend our sincere gratitude to each and every volunteer who has joined us in the library’s mission to serve our community. If space allowed, we would happily list the name of all 250+ volunteers, from youngsters to retirees and everyone in between. Continue reading Volunteer Gratitude
The Archives at the Lafayette Public Library has exciting news! Several newspaper titles from early-20th-century Lafayette are now available online as part of the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection. Continue reading Lafayette Historic Newspapers – Online
Day of the Dead, Día de Muertos, is celebrated in Mexico and throughout Latin America around All Saints Day; October 31, and November 1 – 2.
Join us for the Library’s Celebration of Day of the Dead on Saturday, October 27, 10:30 am – 4:30 pm. Activities include:
- 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! We’ll have prizes for best costumes.
- 2:30 pm – Movie showing: The Book of Life in Spanish
- Altars made by Lafayette community members will be on display all day throughout the library; the exhibit continues through November 9. Find out more on the significance of Día de Muertos altars, and read on for more background on the holiday.
Get caught reading at the library during Teen Read Week October 7th – 13th!
Library staff will be randomly giving out small prizes to teens reading in the library.
-Contributed by Dominique, Youth Services Librarian
Imagine . . .
You’re looking for a book you’ve heard about, or been assigned as homework, and you can’t find it in your library. Sounds like some sort of science fiction story, but it’s not. Continue reading Banned Books Week 2018