To Do @ the Library: March
AARP Tax Help
Wednesdays, February 1-April 12, 1-4 pm
Every year volunteers from the AARP assist people (by appointment, no charge) in preparing and filing their taxes. Call 303-665-5200 (ext. 1163) to make an appointment. Learn More!
Charlas y Chats
Wednesdays, March 1-April 12, 6:30-7:30 pm
Practice your English & Spanish language skills in a supportive environment! We’ll speak English for half an hour and Spanish for half an hour. Volunteers will be available to play games with children nearby.
Hablaremos en español por media hora y en inglés la segunda media hora. Tendremos voluntarios muy cerca que jugarán con sus niños mientras los adultos hablan en un ambiente seguro y comodo.
Author Talk: Amy Rivers
Thursday, March 2, 6:30 -7:30 pm
Local author will discuss her book Best-Laid Plans and Other Disasters.
Sunday Coloring for Adults
Every Sunday in March!, 2-4 pm
Relieve stress and calm your mind! Color with us--materials provided.
Toddler Yoga & Story Time
Saturday, March 4, 10:30-11:00 am
Toddlers, active walkers through 3rd birthday. Enjoy Yoga, short books, finger plays, rhymes, and songs. Older & younger siblings welcome!
Paws to Read
Sunday, March 5 & 26, 1:30 - 2:30
Kids ages 5 - 10, spend 15 minutes reading to a special therapy dog! They are cuddly, good listeners who would love to hear your stories. Register online or call 303-665-5200.
ACL Book Group: The Power of Neurodiversity
Monday, March 6, 10:30 am6-week book club for adults who have a child with a disability. Learn more.
Turf Removal Seminar
Monday, March 6, 5:30 pm You may be eligible to receive a FREE 200 square foot Garden In A Box, a FREE spray to drip conversion kit, and/or a CREDIT on their water bill for installing functional hardscape. In order to receive these benefits, Lafayette residents must first attend this seminar, and then convert 200 square feet or more of turf to Xeriscape or hardscape. Please register.
Teen Town Hall
Tuesday, March 7, 4-5 pm
An informal gathering and information-sharing opportunity for teens. Come enjoy tasty snacks and give the library ideas and feedback to better serve you!
Couple Coaching 102: Keeping the Love Alive
Wednesday, March 8, 6 pmAvoid common challenges and discover how to strengthen your loving relationship.
Overview of Refugee Resettlement: Myth vs. Reality
Thursday, March 9, 6 pm Refugee resettlement has been in the spotlight of late and the information is not always accurate. Refugee resettlement is one of the unique programs that brings our nation’s foreign policy to our doorstep; learn about how the program works from an international, national and local perspective. Join us for this presentation by Joe Horther of the Colorado Refugee Services Program, followed by Q&A and robust conversation!
Free Legal Clinic
Friday, March 10, 2-3:30 pm
A free legal clinic for people who have no attorney; Spanish translator now available. Register for a private 15 minute session.
Saturday, March 11, 1-5 pm
Help create comforting quilts for Lafayette fire and police officers to hand out to children in need! Children welcome when accompanied by an adult.
Understanding Dyslexia through Dyslexia Simulation
Sunday, March 12, 2 pm
Experience some of the challenges and frustrations faced by people with language-based learning differences through guided tasks and group discussion. Register.
Cuentos y Cantos con Santiago (en español)
Sunday, March 12, 3-3:30 pm
Santiago Valderrama trae desde Colombia historias del pueblo Chibcha.
Enjoy traditional folktales and music from Latin America; all in Spanish.
DIY Craft: Make your own lantern!
Tuesday, March 14, 4:30-5:30 pm
Hang out in the Teen Zone and make some awesome DIY crafts!
Get to Know Your Iphone & Ipad
Wednesday, March 15, 10:30-11:30 am
Bring your iphone or ipad and learn how powerful these devices can be!! Computer coach David Clark and Jennifer will be on hand to guide participants. Registration required.
Thursday, March 16, 6-7:30 pm
Enjoy coffee, community, and connections, through informal conversations about death. Learn more: http://deathcafe.com/what/
Celtic Steps Irish Dance
Friday, March 17, 3:30 pmCelebrate St. Patrick's Day with the heart-pounding steps of local Celtic dancers.
Author Visit & Story Time: Heather Preusser
Saturday, March 18, 10:30 am
Heather Preusser shares her new children's book, "A Symphony of Cowbells" in our children's story time area.
Ghost Towns of Colorado
Saturday, March 18, 10:30 amThere are over 600 ghost towns in Colorado—all came into being at the start of the Colorado gold/silver rush in 1859. This Lafayette Historical Society program will include photography from two Colorado Ghost towns, St. Elmo and Independence.
Reading to End Racism Workshop
Saturday, March 18, 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Elementary students with parents
High school students from the Lafayette Peer Empowerment Project will facilitate a workshop to teach understanding, acceptance, and awareness. For more information visit: www.empowermentcentereastcounty.org
Lafayette READS! Discussion of
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Monday, March 20, 6 pmAdults
Our upcoming community read is funny, cool, sad and inspiring, narrated by one of the most original voices in recent fiction. We invite Lafayette Book Groups and other book lovers to join us in a conversation! Honor copies are available in the Library, or reserve a book in the catalog.
Whoo Are the Owls?
Tuesday, March 21, 6 pm
Owls have been regarded with fascination and awe throughout recorded history and across many cultures. Over half of the owls recorded in the U.S. have been seen in Boulder County, and most of those owls nest here. Join volunteer naturalists to learn about these creatures and the adaptations that make them expert hunters.
Civic Matters - "I Voted?" - Documentary Film Screening
Thursday, March 23, 6-7:30 pmAdults
From executive producer Katie Couric, "I Voted?" asks a fundamental question of our democracy – When you cast a ballot how do you know your vote counts? The answer is both surprising and disturbing. While democracy does not begin with elections, it can end when we fail to defend them. "I Voted?" premiered at the 2016 Tribeca International Film Festival. Run time: 76 minutes. To be followed by Q&A.
Children's Book Sale
March 25 through Saturday, April 1 during library hours.
Sunday Afternoon Stories
Sunday, March 26, 3-3:30 pmAges 2-6
Join us for some fun Sunday stories with Ms. Shirley. Story books, songs, rhymes, and fun for kids 2-6 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
LEGO Playdate for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Monday, March 27, 11 am
Monday, March 27, 3-4 pm
Another LEGO Challenge. Are you up for it? Bring your enthusiasm and engineering and test your building skills. Please register!
Town Hall Meeting with State Legislators
Monday, March 27, 6 pm
State Representative Mike Foote & Senator Matt Jones will meet with constituents.
Reading Buddies Play Date
Tuesday, March 28, 4 pm
Kids in grades K-5 play reading, vocabulary, and storytelling games with Big Buddy volunteers. Registration preferred, but drop-in space may be available.
Tuesday, March 28, 4:30-5:30 pm
Hang out, watch Anime, talk about Anime, and read Manga!
DIY Craft: Time Capsules
Wednesday, March 29, 3 pm
Create your own time capsule, to be opened in the future! Register.
Teen Collection Connection (TCC)
Thursday, March 30, 4-5 pmGrades 6-12
The Teen Collection Connection (TCC) is a volunteer organization for book-loving teens who want to help select books and other items for the teen collection, and contribute short book reviews that will be featured on the library’s blog and on the shelves next to the book.
Literacy in Pre-Reading Children: Breaking the Code
Thursday, March 30, 6:30 pm
Understanding why children write the way they do before their writing becomes readable for adults is fascinating. Children's writing may look like scribbling or random marks, but it is not. Children write according to strict theories of how writing works.
DIY Craft: Rubber band bracelets & key chains!
Friday, March 31, 4:30-5:30 pm
Hang out in the Teen Zone and make some awesome DIY crafts! Register.