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Tana, Arvada Library

We will going Beneath the Surface and Down the Rabbit Hole this Saturday, July 6th at 1pm -- Join us at the Arvada Library to watch the 2010 Alice in Wonderland based on the Lewis Carroll book of the same name.  Teens and Tweens welcome!

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Rachel, Golden Library

As a kickoff to our Dig Into Reading Summer Reading Club, a few employees of Jefferson County Open Space brought their very own backhoe to the Golden Library on May 31st!

The backhoe’s bucket was decked out with a display of books and kids got to climb in and out of the seat where the operator sits!  Open Space employees presented information about the kinds of things backhoes are used for and answered questions.

Check out these photos!

And the 2013 Wheat Ridge Reads Book is...

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Bethany

The 2013 Wheat Ridge Reads selection has been announced! Drum roll please...This annual, city-wide event will feature the book Halfway to Heaven: My White-knuckled — and Knuckleheaded — Quest for the Rocky Mountain High by Colorado author Mark Obmascik.

Selected by the Wheat Ridge Cultural Commission to promote literacy and a common experience among Wheat Ridge residents, Halfway to Heaven represents the work of a Colorado author with a story of accomplishment and humanity in Colorado’s famed back country. . 

As part of the program, Obmascik will appear at several Wheat Ridge Reads events in September, including talks at the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10 and 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, and at the Wheat Ridge Library at 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19 as part of its monthly book discussion group. 

Reserve your copy of Halfway to Heaven today! 

Wheat Ridge Reads is sponsored by the Wheat Ridge Cultural Commission, Jefferson County Public Library and the Wheat Ridge Library.

One Book. 1 Golden. 2013 - Benediction by Kent Haruf

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Bethany

Benediction by Kent Haruf has been selected by Golden residents as this year's choice for the second annual One Book. 1 Golden. program!  

As part of the One Book. 1 Golden. program, Haruf will host a book reading and book signing at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the Foss Auditorium in the American Mountaineering Center. Reservations will be accepted beginning Sept. 7  - watch for more details. 

In addition to Mr. Haruf's book reading, the Golden Library will be offering additional events this fall, including: 

Book Discussion Tuesday
6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17
Golden Library

"Turn the Other Cheek" Panel Discussion
6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24
Location to be determined
Join us as leaders from the local faith community hold a panel discussion on the idea of "turning the other cheek," its relevance in today's world, and its interpretation in various religious faiths and the teachings of Gandhi and Martin Luther King. Is there such a thing as a "just" war? Is violence warranted as revenge? A Q&A will follow the panel discussion. Free tickets will be required. 

"Picture Golden" Photo Contest
The imaginary small town of Holt, Colo. is the setting for Benediction. Like any small town there are things that distinguish it from other towns. What is it about Golden that sets it apart, makes it unique? What says "Golden" to you? Take a photograph and enter it in our "Picture Golden" photo contest. The submission deadline is Sept. 21 and winners will be announced at a reception at the Golden Library on Sept. 29. Submission requirements and instructions will be available soon. 

The goals of the One Book. 1 Golden. program are to promote a culture of reading and to bring the community together through a shared reading experience. This is the second year of the program. Growing Up True by Craig Barnes was selected in 2012.

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Arra, Lakewood Library

Hey Teens!  Looking for something to do this week?  Join us at the library for a free event:

Ghost Hunting 101
Rocky Mountain Paranormal Research Society will introduce you to ghost hunting and the science and equipment used to detect ghosts and paranormal activity.
Standley Lake Library - Saturday, June 29th 2-3

Below the Surface - Body Art
Local tattoo artist, Samuel Clark of Tempest Custom Tattooing, explores the cultural significance, history and science of this ancient art form. Afterwards, design your own temporary tattoo!
Edgewater Library - Tuesday, July 2nd 2-3

Steampunk Wrist Cuff
Create a wrist cuff with steam punk gears and other accessories.
Lakewood Library - Tuesday, July 2nd 2-3

Read It / See It
In honor of the Summer Reading Club theme "Beneath the Surface" we will be going down the rabbit hole with the Lewis Carroll classic, Alice in Wonderland. If you haven't seen Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, you haven't seen Johnny at his creepy best! Tweens & Teens Welcome!
Arvada Library - Saturday, July 6th 1-3

Movie Matinee
Join us for the newly released feature film, This film features lots of zombies wandering around an airport.  Can a zombie come back to life?
Standley Lake Library - Saturday, July 6 1-4

And that’s just this week! Check the program flier for all events and locations.

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Leslie, Standley Lake Library

Do you believe in the Easter Bunny?  Jack Frost?  How about the Tooth Fairy or Santa Clause?  Well, the Rise of the Guardian movie has them all! 


The Standley Lake Library will be showing this movie on Saturday, June 29 at 11:00 am on the big screen in the meeting room.  Bring a pillow or blanket and snacks to enjoy while watching.  No tickets required!

Did you know that there is also a book about the Rise of the Guardians?  You can ask for it to come to the library nearest you by clicking on "Request" at the top of the page. 

 

Rev Up to Rock, Race & Read!

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Bethany

Save the date! The 13th annual Rare & Novel Night presented by the Jefferson County Library Foundation is speeding your way. It will take place Thursday, Aug. 22 at Bandimere Speedway. As always, proceeds from this exciting event will benefit children's literacy programs at the Library, including Summer Reading Club and the Traveling Children's Library. 

Tickets will be $65 for dinner and $250 for dinner and the opportunity to race the quarter mile. You won't want to miss the excitement, including our silent and live auctions. Watch for more details as the event gets closer!

Contact Natalie Martinez for more information - 303-405-5075.

 

 

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Kristin, Columbine Library

Eight very talented kids wowed the crowd at the 1st Annual Columbine Library Talent Show on Monday the 24th.  The audience was treated to a variety of talents including a martial arts demonstration, choreographed dance routines, guitar-playing and some fantastic singing.  We hope to make this an annual event, so start practicing your act for next year, now!

To catch the next fun event at your library, check out our Event Calendar today. 

 

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Kristin, Columbine Library

See reptiles at the library!  Check our Events Calendar to find out when Canyon Critters will be at your library

We will be showing the proper and safe way to handle different reptiles and almost all of them are able to be touched by those curious enough.  As a rescue, Canyon Critters will also discuss responsible pet ownership and mistakes people make when choosing pets.

Please note that some shows require tickets.  Tickets are available beginning a week before the show date and can be obtained online in our Events Calendar, by phone at 303-235-5275, or in-person. 

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Arra, Lakewood Library

Hey Teens!  Looking for something to do this week?  Join us at the library for a free event:

Teen Writers' Group
A creative writing group that gives students the opportunity to think outside the box, and to have their work critiqued in a friendly, open-minded environment." Presented by Shelby Yaffe
Standley Lake Library - Saturday, June 22nd 11-1

Ghost Hunting 101
Rocky Mountain Paranormal Research Society will introduce you to ghost hunting and the science and equipment used to detect ghosts and paranormal activity.
Golden Library - Monday, June 24th 6:30-7:30
Wheat Ridge Library - Thursday, June 27th 6-7
Standley Lake Library - Saturday, June 29th 2-3

Teen Time: Stamps
Carve your own design into a stamp taht you can use again and again.  All supplies will be provided.
Columbine Library - Tuesday, June 25th 4-5:30

Teen Time - Hover Crafts
Create a real hovering craft out of an old cd, a balloon, and bottle caps. They REALLY hover! Make one, then RACE it and win a weird prize!
Arvada Library - Tuesday, June 25th 4:30-5:30

Backyard Bones
Be prepared when you find a dinosaur in your yard. Learn how to preserve bones with Dinosaur Ridge.
Evergreen Library - Wednesday, June 26th 2-3

Teen Time - Book Safe
You've seen it in spy movies -- the book that's actually a secret hiding place. Now make one yourself! For those in grades five through twelve. All materials are provided.
Belmar Library - Wednesday, June 26th 4:30-5:30

Below the Surface - Body Art
Local tattoo artist, Samuel Clark of Tempest Custom Tattooing, explores the cultural significance, history and science of this ancient art form. Afterwards, design your own temporary tattoo!
Belmar Library - Thursday, June 27th 2-3

Teen Time - Mini Catapults
Create a catapult and compete in the Marshmallow Wars!
Lakewood Library - Thursday, June 27th 2-3

Steampunk Wrist Cuff
Create a wrist cuff with steam punk gears and other accessories.
Edgewater Library - Thursday, June 27th 2-3

And that’s just this week! Check the program flier for all events and locations.

 

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