Oct. 22 - Limited parking at Standley Lake Library today due to parking lot repairs.

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Celebrate Halloween with Your Favorite Characters

by: 
Bethany

Would you like to celebrate Halloween with the likes of Harry Potter, Lolita and Atticus Finch? If so, here’s your chance! 

The Mountain Metro Association of REALTORS® (MMAR) and The Little Bear Saloon will be hosting the second annual Goldilocks and the Little Bear extravaganza from 5:30–9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Little Bear Saloon in Evergreen. 

This literary-inspired event features a costume contest, buffet dinner, dancing and a silent auction. Proceeds from the event will benefit local libraries in Clear Creek, Jefferson and Park Counties. Folks must be 21 to attend.

Online registrations, at $20 apiece, will be accepted through Oct. 30, or people can pay $25 at the door the night of the event.

For more details: Mountain Metro Association of REALTORS® 

Helen Thorpe Comes to Arvada

by: 
Bethany

"Utterly absorbing, gorgeously written, and unforgettable." –the Boston Globe

"An absolutely terrific and important work." –Doris Kearns Goodwin

These are just a couple of the things that are being said about Helen Thorpe's latest book, Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War. If you devoured this piece like we did, or can't wait to get your hands on it, you won't want to miss her when she visits the Arvada Library

Hear firsthand from this critically acclaimed, local author and noted journalist as she discusses Soldier Girls at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3. Reservations are not required.

 

by: 
Barbara, Evergreen Library

Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate

The first one said, "I just can't wait."

The second one said, "I'll be there."

The third one said, "If you dare."

The fourth one said "Let's run, let's run!"

The fifth one said, "Isn't Halloween fun!"

Woooooo went the wind...

and the pumpkins made merry,

as they rolled on over to their local LIBRARY...

Join us for Halloween Storytimes and Events from October 16th through November 1st! Your local library will be celebrating Halloween with a ton of fun programs! We hope to see you there, in costume!!

HAPPY HAUNTING!!!

Getting Your Bike in Shape

by: 
Bethany

If you're like me, you have a bicycle. That bike may or may not have been used a total of zero times in the past few years. Is your bicycle gathering dust in the garage too? If you have a bike that you've been wanting to pull out, but are afraid of the TLC it might need, we've got you covered. An instructor from Denver's Salvagetti Bicycle Workshop will teach you how to keep your bike running smoothly, how to change tires, and how to stay safe. This free class will give you the skills and confidence to make it to your destination and back. For ages 14 and up.

3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18
Lakewood Library

Barbara Sternberg Comes to Wheat Ridge

by: 
Bethany

So, wow. When I was looking into the background of the book by the author of Wheat Ridge Library's Thursday Morning Book Group selection for October, I never realized I knew so little about how so many of our cultural institutions got started. As a Denver native, I’m a little ashamed to admit that I’d never heard of Anne Evans. Well, thank goodness Barbara Sternberg took the time to write about this most influential woman. You can hear directly from the author of Anne Evans: A Pioneer in Colorado’s Cultural History: The Things That Last When Gold Is Gone as she discusses her book at 9 a.m. Oct. 16 at the Wheat Ridge Library.  

Tea for Two…or 20

by: 
Bethany

Chances are your kids can recite "I'm a Little Tea Pot", but how familiar are they with tea? Join us at the Belmar Library for an International Tea Party, where kids (and a grown-up) will be sampling tea and snacks from foreign countries, while learning about new cultures along the way. Get your tickets now!

 

by: 
Barbara, Evergreen Library

What do you think of when you hear the words Book Club? A group of moms, sitting around someone's coffee table, discussing the latest chick lit? Or maybe a group of teens, sipping Starbucks and waxing prophetically?

Well, here at JCPL , we have our own kind of book club, and KIDS may apply!

Not only do you get to read a great book and share your thoughts about it with other kids, you also get to do a fun activity that relates to the book. Zen gardens, creating your own cartoon, quiz shows, scavenger hunts, and making Rube Goldberg machines are just a few of the things we have done so far. And what kids meeting would be complete without a snack?

Check out what your local library will be doing this month:

COLUMBINE YOUNG READER'S FUN CLUB

Columbine Library

Tuesday, October 7th, 4:30-5:30pm

Ages 8 & up

This Month's Book: The Escape by Kathryn Lasky

 YOUNG READERS BOOK CLUB

Evergreen Library

Monday, October 20th, 4:00-5:00pm

Ages 8-11

This Month's Book: Wonder by R.J. Palacio

GOLDEN YOUNG READERS CLUB

Golden Library

Monday, October 6th, 6:30-7:30pm

Ages 8 & up

This Month's Book: Wait Till Helen Comes: a ghost story by Mary Downing Hahn

LAKEWOOD LIBRARY YOUNG READERS FUN CLUB

Lakewood Library

Tuesday, October 21st, 4:00-5:00pm

Ages 8 & up

This Month's Book: A Dog Called Homeless by Sarah Lean

Can't make it to a meeting? No worries! Evergreen Library also offers Book Club in a Bag. Book Club in a Bag has 8 titles for a 6 week check out. Each bag is filled with 10 paperback copies, one for each of your friends, a Book Club Promise bookmark for everyone to keep, and a folder with discussion questions, a summary of the book, an author bio, and activities for your book group.

Available Titles:

Shipwrecked by Rhoda Blumberg

Please Write in This Book by Mary Amato

The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

Peter & the Starcatchers by Dave Barry

Charlotte's Web by E.B. White

The Breadwinner Trilogy by Deborah Ellis

Love That Dog by Sharon Creech

Sounder by William H Armstrong

Book Club...it's not just for the BIG kids anymore!

Boggled by the Ballot?

by: 
Bethany

Just like taxes, each year election season rolls around. And just like taxes, each year I get stressed out about it. What’s on the ballot and what does it means for me? I know I’m not the only person who feels this way. Luckily, there are folks like Active Minds who are here to help us translate the ballot language into words we can actually understand and tell us objectively about the arguments on each side of any given measure. Drop in for a quick rundown of the ballot issues and a look at what the yes or no vote for each will mean. 

Belmar Library
2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5

Evergreen Library
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15

Author Jared Orsi Comes to Arvada

by: 
Bethany

Pikes Peak. Chances are you see it regularly, maybe even every day. But, how much do you know about the man it was named for: Zebulon Pike? Join us for a fascinating look at the life of one of the country’s most noted explorers with author Jared Orsi, who penned Citizen Explorer: The Life of Zebulon Pike.  

This book provides the first modern biography of this soldier and explorer, who rivaled contemporaries Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. Written from an environmental perspective, rich in cultural and political context, Citizen Explorer is a state-of-the-art biography of a remarkable man.

Arvada Library
6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7

Hispanic Heritage Celebration / Celebración de Herencia Hispana

by: 
Bethany

The 2014 Hispanic Heritage Celebration program at the Belmar Library will educate and entertain family members of all ages by displaying Hispanic Culture in folkloric dance, storytelling, a drumming workshop and library tours. 

Saturday, Sept. 27 

12-1 p.m.
Spanish Storytelling by Library Staff

Performances by:
Foster Elementary Grupo Folclórico
Stein Elementary Ballet Folclórico 

1:15 p.m. 
Drum Circle and Workshop featuring Alfredo Pinto 

Drop In 
Crafts
MakeSomething Demo 

La Celebración de Herencia Hispana 2014 educará y entretendrá a miembros de familia de todas edades a través de bailes folclóricos, un círculo de tambores, cuentistas y giras de la biblioteca. 

Biblioteca Belmar
12-2 p.m. Sabado 27 de septiembre 

12-1 p.m. 
Cuentos por bibliotecarios de JCPL 

Presentaciones por:
Grupo Folclórico de le Escuela Elemental Foster
Ballet Folclórico de la Escuela Elemental Stein 

1:15 p.m. 
Taller de Tambores presentado por Alfredo Pinto 

A través del programa 
Manualidades 
Demonstración MakeSomething

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