HEY...LEGO my EGGO!
I'm starving and if you think you can just waltz in here and grab my Eggo when I have been waiting so patiently for the toaster to pop...you've got another thing coming buddy!
What? This isn't about my Eggo?
You said LEGO? As in the building blocks?
Oh, well that makes more sense...
So, no Eggo's at the library? Just LEGO's at the library? That could be fun!
LEGO Club has made a huge splash at your local Jefferson County Library, offering monthly programs for both kids and teens. All you need is a little imagination and some elbow grease, and we'll provide the rest.
Now back to my Eggo...where'd I put the syrup?
Try screen printing in this special instructor-guided session at the Belmar Library. Design your own image and print it using LumiPaint sun-activated dye. Bring your own shirt, hoodie, or fabric to print on, or use ours. Attendance is limited to the first 20 registered participants; register now.
We also offer an open lab, where participants can work on their own projects. We offer access to soldering irons, other makers, and various tools, plus a place to work on your projects. No registration required.
These events are designed for adults; children may attend with an adult supervision.
LumiPaint Screen Printing
10 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13
2-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13
Everyone wants to be and stay healthy. To that end, staff from Jefferson County Human Services will be available through December to help you learn about and sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act on the “Connect for Health Colorado” online health insurance marketplace. Appointments are not required, but can be made by calling 303-271-4691.
Personal assistance will be available at the Belmar Library at the following dates and times:
- 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday Dec. 1
- 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3
- 1-5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5
- 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6
- 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8
- 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10.
- 1-5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12
- 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15
- 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17
- 1-5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19
- 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 22
- 1-5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 26
- 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29
Appointments are not required, but can be made by calling 303-271-4691.
In celebration of the Denver Mountain Parks system’s centennial, authors Erika Walker, Sally L. White and Wendy Rex-Atzet, along with famed photographer John Fielder, created a stunning tribute in their book Denver Mountain Parks: 100 Years of the Magnificent Dream.
The Parks system spans more than 14,000 acres, across 46 parks just west of Denver. Join Erika Walker for a digital tour through these spectacular locations. Walker’s great-grandfather, John Brisben Walker, once owned Red Rocks Park and was an early proponent of the Denver Mountain Parks. This book was written to celebrate the parks’ centennial and features photos by John Fielder.
Reservations are not required for this free event.
2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6
Wheat Ridge Library
We love our patrons, and the holidays give us a perfect chance to say thank you! We've scheduled a number of holiday open houses to share some fun and festivities with you. Come celebrate with us!
5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2
Live music and refreshments.
5:00 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4
Face painting and a musical performance by Heart Strings.
Wheat Ridge Library
1:00 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6
Live music and refreshments.
5:00 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12
Music and after-hours festivities.
1:00 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13
Music and refreshments and used books for sale.
12:00 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14
Showings of the movie Frozen and refreshments.
Get ready to start the New Year with a new career! We're offering a number of job readiness classes to help you find your dream job. With classes ranging from standard resume techniques to job searching and interviewing skills, we can help you sharpen your skills and find the perfect job for you. These classes are offered at the Arvada and Belmar Libraries in partnership with the American Job Center.
Registration is required for these free workshops. Sign up now!
Books make wonderful gifts! The Jefferson County Library Foundation will have more than 2,500 "like new" used books for sale at the Belmar Library Holiday Whale of a Used Book Sale. They'll have a wide variety of books available, including cookbooks, art, history, classics and children's, as well as DVDs, CDs and so much more! Proceeds from the sale go to support Library programs. For more information, call 303.403.5075.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday
12-4 p.m. Sunday
I never thought I would like the Hunger Games series at all! When my friend got me to watch for the first time, I fell in love with it right away! All the movies are great and I can't wait to see MockingJay when it comes out. I love all the actors and the story itself. I went to the last Hunger Games party, and enjoyed it a lot. I had many great expierences and met new people. I encourage any and everyone to go! It's a lot of fun! This year will be great too. Hope to see everyone there!
5:30-8:00 p.m. Friday, November 21
Registration Required. Come in your best Hunger Games attire - we'll have a prize for the best costume. There will be plenty of food and drink for all.
Fall brings up many thoughts for people – cooler weather, pumpkin spice lattes, health insurance. That last one can cause a great deal of stress for people if they aren’t offered coverage through their employer. If you’re thinking of navigating through the options available under the Affordable Care Act, we will once again have staff from Jeffco Human Services available to assist you at the Belmar Library. They will give your some background on the program, and if you’re ready, sign you up through the Connect for Health Colorado online marketplace.
Appointments aren’t required, but can be made by calling 303-271-4691.
9 a.m.–1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17
4–8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19
1–5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21
9 a.m.–1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24
Tell me if this sounds familiar: you have a recipe you’ve been dying to try. You take the time getting all your ingredients together and follow the instructions to a T. Come to find out, it’s taking much longer to bake than it should, or it’s too dry, or it’s not cooking evenly, or it doesn’t taste quite right.
What went wrong?
Turns out, because we live at such a high elevation, sometimes we need to tweak our recipes a bit. A lot of people, myself included, often ignore or forget to do to this. Others just don’t know.
If you’re new to Colorado baking, or if you've always wondered how to make those recipes come out just right, we’ve got a can’t-miss event. High-altitude food specialist Randi Levin will share tips on how to adjust recipes for success and flavor at higher elevations. She’ll also provide information on healthy cooking and baking, including special dietary concerns.
Bring your questions!
6:30 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 18