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Free Books for Four-Year-Olds

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Bethany

From May 6-20, families with four-year-old children living in Jeffco can get a free book at any JCPL location as part of Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia's One Book 4 Colorado program. 

We’ve got lots going on to help celebrate during the month, including:

  • Monday, May 6, at the Lakewood Library: Jefferson County Commissioner Don Rosier will present special storytime programs to toddlers (at 11 a.m.) and pre-school children (at 11:30 a.m.).
  • Tuesday, May 7, at the Belmar Library: At 2 p.m., Lt Gov. Joe Garcia will announce the winners of a statewide video contest sponsored by the Colorado State Library.
  • Wednesday, May 8, at the Evergreen Library: Jefferson County Commissioner Don Rosier will present special Children’s storytime (ages 2-6) at 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 11, at the Columbine Library:  A special author visit and storytime from the One Book 4 Colorado author at 10:30 a.m. Registration is required and begins at 12 p.m. May 6.
  • Saturday, May 11, at the Arvada Library:  A special author visit and storytime from the One Book 4 Colorado author at 1:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 15, at the Wheat Ridge Library: The Wheat Ridge Library is hosting a special storytime and craft for four-year-olds and their families at 4 p.m.

More info

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Brian, Conifer Library

Saturday April 20th, The Conifer Story Time will have a special guest. Local author Joan Arent will visit the library and help me with story time at 11:30 am. Joan will be reading two of her books and have the kids doing some different games and activities associated with the books. 

Peek-a-Boo Who? inspires children to read and learn with guessing games, playing Peek-A-Boo, through noun awareness and word association.

The Bird Herd Goes to Bed is an enchanting story that helps children find comfort in going to sleep.

No tickets are necessary. If you have any questions please call the library at 303-235-JCPL (5275) and ask for Brian at Conifer Library. 

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Leslie, Evergreen Library

Wednesday, April 17, at 4 p.m.

At the Evergreen Library  

For kids ages 8 and up

Come meet Andy Griffiths, the nationally known children's writer - the author of The Big Fat Cow That Goes Kapow, Killer Koalas From Outer Space, What Body Part is That, and The Day My Butt Went Pyscho.  Find out where he gets his crazy ideas, how he knows what will work for a story- AND, what is the title of his new book coming out in July??

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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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