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Rhoda, Belmar Library

Join us for this FREE event for parents ages 25 years and under.

Find information about the library, resources in your community, demonstrations, health screenings and more! Meet other young parents! 

Find more information about this event at the the Road program, sponsored by Jefferson Center for Mental Health.     

 

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Marie, Columbine Library

Take the guesswork out of choosing water-wise plants for your landscape by learning the seven principles of Xeriscaping and by using Plant Select(TM) plants.  Join us on Monday, April 22nd at 6 p.m. at the Columbine Library. 

 


 

 

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Tana, Arvada Library

This month's Read It / See It at Arvada Library is based on Victor Hugo's 1865 novel, Les Misérables.  Long considered one of the greatest novels ever written, Les Misérables follows the life of ex-convict, Jean Valjean, who becomes a force for social justice and compassion in a France that is rife with extreme poverty and class disparities. 

The novel has been adapted to the stage and screen many times throughout the years, with one of the most famous being the 1980 stage adaption by Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boubel which ran from March 1987 to May 2003 with 6,680 performances!

We shall see the most recent adaption starring Hugh Jackman, Russel Crowe, Amanda Seyfried and Anne Hathaway.  Please join us! 

Saturday, April 13 @ 1:00pm

Tweens, Teens and their Grown-ups Welcome!

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Susannah, Standley Lake Library

Three short (40 minute) documentary films will be screened at Standley Lake Library in April and May. Don’t miss the chance to see films that are not currently in the JCPL collection and to participate in a discussion led by Dr. Vincent Piturro, film professor at Metropolitan State University of Denver, Indie Prof on Facebook.

All films will show at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays in the Standley Lake Library meeting room

April 18
Strangers No More (http://www.strangersnomoremovie.com/)
At Bialik-Rogozin School in Tel Aviv, children from 48 countries study, recover from their past and build new lives together.
Directed by Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon
Oscar winner, 2011 – Best Documentary, Short Subjects

April 25
Sun Come Up (http://www.suncomeup.com/film/Home.html)
Environment refugees from Carteret Island in the South Pacific must find a new home as the ocean rises.
Directed by Jennifer Redfearn
Oscar nominee, 2011 – Best Documentary, Short Subjects

May 2
Saving Face (http://savingfacefilm.com/)
Women attacked by acid in Pakistan try to rebuild their lives, and a plastic surgeon returns to his native country to rebuild their faces.
Directed by Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
Oscar winner, 2012 – Best Documentary, Short Subjects

We’re also thinking about starting a film group at Standley Lake Library. It would work like a book group – the group would decide which films to watch, watch the films on their own time, and come to film group to discuss it. If this interests you, please contact Susannah (susannah.patterson@jeffcolibrary.org) by email or at the Standley Lake Information Desk.

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Jill, Wheat Ridge Library

Does your toddler like to sing and dance? Do you?

Toddler Dance Party

Saturday, April 6 10 to 10:45 a.m.

Wheat Ridge Library

Come and join our dance party for exercise, learning, and most of all, fun through music!

This is geared toward 2-4 year olds, but all ages are welcome. This party will take place at the Wheat Ridge Library before the library opens for regular business, so please come to the staff entrance located to the west and back from the main door

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Tana, Arvada Library

Two Words:   STAN LEE

Yes!  That’s right fearless fans, Stan Lee will be at Denver Comic Con May 31st – June 2, 2013.  If you didn’t get a chance to go to the inaugural DCC last year, definitely make an effort to go this year.   

There are great booths to visit, artists to chat with, and panels to sit in on to learn all the ins and outs of your favorite graphic novels and comics.  And of course you don’t want to miss the cosplay, cuz it’s so much fun!  (Remember!  If your costume has a ‘gun’ – you need to have an orange tip attached…just sayin’.)

Other featured guests for the three day event include:  George Takei, Greg Guler, Felicia Day, George Perez, Wil Wheaton, Jeffrey Brown . . . Tickets for Teens range from $12 for a one day Friday pass to $30 for a three day pass. 

The Stan Lee Silver and Gold Add On packages will be available later at a mysterious price to be determined later.  So get your tickets now, and then check the website compulsively until they post the Stan Lee info! 

If you go, and you’re in costume, make sure you post a pix on our Facebook page!  Hope to see you!

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Patrick, Lakewood Library

Next Month at Columbine Library, we'll be discussing The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes.

Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2 p.m.

Discussions last about 90 minutes and you can join in even if you haven't read the book.

Find out what's coming up next for your local book group in our Events Calendar.

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Marcy, Belmar Library

"Even if you get nothing else accomplished today, you have done something wonderful for your baby by being here!"

This is how I often start Baby Time. It's 20 minutes of early literacy skills cleverly disguised as play for the 0-2 year-old crowd. Songs, rhymes, stories, scarves and bells are just part of the fun. We also learn how to share, put our toys away and communicate. Parents and caregivers not only bond with their children but get to share experiences and talk to other grown-ups!

Baby Time is my favorite time of day. Visit your Jeffco library for Baby Time and make it your favorite time as well! We hope to see you soon!

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Rachel, Golden Library

Kevin Kirby from the Golden Fire Department visited the Golden Library last Thursday. Kevin showed off a fire truck and some of his gear. He even read a story.

Don't miss what's happening at your library. Check out our Events Calendar.

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Sarah, Arvada Library

On July 9th and July 18th, Arvada kids had a snortin' good time with Mudslinger and Digger at the Top Hogs show.

Called "the einsteins of porcine," Mudslinger and Digger wowed the crowd with a variety of tricks. The pigs played sports, made music, rode a skateboard and even put their toys away when they were finished playing with them!

Did you see Mudslinger and Digger at the Top Hogs show this summer? Tell us all about it!

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