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.
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!
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:
Tuesday, October 7th, 4:30-5:30pm
Ages 8 & up
This Month's Book: The Escape by Kathryn Lasky
Monday, October 20th, 4:00-5:00pm
This Month's Book: Wonder by R.J. Palacio
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
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.
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!
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.
2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15
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.
6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7
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
Spanish Storytelling by Library Staff
Foster Elementary Grupo Folclórico
Stein Elementary Ballet Folclórico
Drum Circle and Workshop featuring Alfredo Pinto
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.
12-2 p.m. Sabado 27 de septiembre
Cuentos por bibliotecarios de JCPL
Grupo Folclórico de le Escuela Elemental Foster
Ballet Folclórico de la Escuela Elemental Stein
Taller de Tambores presentado por Alfredo Pinto
A través del programa
The Jefferson County Library Foundation will hold its 13th Annual Rare & Novel Night – A Happy, HAPPY Hour at the Lakewood Country Club from 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25. Tickets are $75 to attend. The event will include live entertainment from humorist Tim Gard, hors d'oeuvres, and silent and live auctions. Guests will have a chance to bid on a condo in Hawaii for one week, a Steamboat Springs condo for a week, challenge races at Bandimere Speedway, rare and vintage books and much more.
Proceeds from the event help support children and teen literacy programs at the Library, such as Summer Reading Club and the Traveling Children's Library.
So often in conversations, I hear people say "I wish I could just quit my job and go into business for myself." "What's stopping you?" I usually ask. Turns out, like many others, it's that they don't know where to start. If this sounds like you, we are here to help.
If you've been thinking of starting a new business or growing your budding business, you will benefit from a series of Business Education Series Training (BEST) classes presented by the Jeffco Business Resource Center.
Attend one or all three classes. Registration is suggested by calling 303-235-5275.
If you just finished Long Man and are wondering if tickets are still available, you're in luck! We still have a limited number of seats for the Sept. 18 Golden Reads event. Get them before they are gone!
Join the conversation at #goldenreads
And if you've already got your tickets, don't forget you can enter to win dinner with Amy Greene for you and a guest prior to the reading. Or, enjoy the food of Smokey J's BBQ and Bakin' Bakery starting at 5 p.m. on 10th St.
See you there!
Wheat Ridge Reads, a citywide book club, is featuring the book The Sixteenth Rail: The Evidence, the Scientist, and the Lindbergh Kidnapping by author and former 9News reporter Adam J. Schrager. The Sixteenth Rail is a compelling true story of forensic science, criminal law and American history.
Jefferson County Public Library and the Wheat Ridge Cultural Commission invite you to meet Schrager at our Thursday Morning Book Group at 9 a.m. Sept. 18, where he will discuss his book.
Mr. Schrager will also be at Colorado Plus Brew Pub at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17 for a book discussion.