Back in the early 1900s, parts of Colorado, and other locations in the region, were still very much the Wild West. For many women, suffrage and other women's rights issues weren't high on the list of priorities. Instead, these women of the frontier seized the opportunity to become landowners. In her book Staking Her Claim: Women Homesteading the West, author Marcia Hensley shares stories from these women through letters and articles from that time.
Join us at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4 at the Lakewood Library to hear directly from the author about some of these amazing stories. Reservations are not required.
The process of looking for a job, getting your resume together, and interviewing can be overwhelming. If you are not sure where to begin, consider attending one of our job readiness classes presented by the American Job Center. Experts will take you through the steps that you are struggling with.
Are you reading Amy Greene's Long Man for this year's Golden Reads? What did you think? Some of us fell in love with the characters, others got caught up in Amy Greene's beautiful prose, some others thought the chapters were a little too long... Whatever your take on the book, join the discussion.
Recently, I've watched as my grandparents' health has deteriorated and they have moved from their home of more than 40 years into a retirement community. The transition was hard for everyone – my grandparents, their children, and me. I'm now watching as the same thing is happening to my aunt and we struggle to do what is best for her – and for us.
As much as my family thought we had planned ahead and started conversations with our seniors early in the process, these transitions still happened after several crises had occurred – too late. What we learned is that you can never plan too far in advance and it's best to educate yourself and your seniors before a crisis occurs that forces a decision upon all of you.
Those of you caring for aging parents, or any senior adult, will benefit greatly from a workshop we are offering with "The Senior Expert" Karen Owen-Lee. She will cover legal and financial issues, crisis warning signs, making a family plan, and having the difficult, but necessary, conversations with your loved ones. The workshops will take place at several locations over the next month.
Haven't been out to see our new Bookmobile service in the Ken Caryl area? Join us for a celebratory Open House from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23. We will have fun for the whole family, including face painting from 2-3 p.m., a special storytime at the neighboring McDonald's at 3 p.m., and a balloon artist from 3:30-4 p.m. Local merchants will also be providing refreshments and special offers, including $4 Papa Murphy pizza offers with proof of library card, free It’s All Peachy frozen yogurt coupons, free dog treats and water provided by Ken Caryl Pet Spa, and drinks from McDonald's.
The Bookmobile began service in the Ken Caryl Ranch area on July 12, and now provides weekly Saturday service from 12-4 p.m. in the Safeway parking lot at the Ken Caryl and Shaffer St. shopping center. Patrons can place and pick up holds, check out materials from our collection of fiction, nonfiction, and media for all ages, and learn more about other library resources.
School is about to start, and that means kids will be back in math class. In a time when understanding math is paramount to lifelong success, many children have negative attitudes about math and even suffer from math anxiety. Join the CEO/Founder of Teacher's Professional Resource, Debra Hansen, to learn what steps you can take to create a positive math environment for your kids, and how positive math experiences at home will lead to increased math confidence and success in school. Learn how to talk with your kids about math, curb YOUR anxiety about math, help with homework, play games, and make math fun for the whole family.
If you missed local author Gregory Hill when he was in Conifer in June, you're in luck! He will be visiting the Lakewood Library's Thursday Night Book Group at 6 p.m. Aug. 5. He will discuss his book East of Denver.
Mixing pathos and humor in equal measure East of Denver is an unflinching novel of rural America, a poignant, darkly funny tale about a father and son finding their way together as their home and livelihood inexorably disappears.
Thinking of acting as your own attorney? Sure, it could save you tons of money, but it could also be more than you bargained for. Let us help. We'll be offering a free clinic to give you the assistance you might be looking for.
Volunteer lawyers will be available at the Belmar Library via video link to answer questions, help fill out forms, and explain the process and procedures for all areas of civil litigation.
This clinic is for informational purposes only and should not be considered a form of legal representation. You have the right to retain an attorney of your choice at any time, and are advised to do so.
Looking for a job can seem like a daunting task. How do I get my resume together? Where do I start looking? How do I nail my interview? These are questions on the minds of every job seeker. We've partnered with the American Job Center (formerly Jeffco Workforce) to help you make the most of your job search. The information you learn will not only increase your chances of landing that job, but will save you time while you're searching!
Four free workshops will be offered - Standard Resume Techniques, Interviewing for Success, Job Search Tips & Tricks, and a Resume Review Lab. Register for a class today!
We are excited to announce this year's Golden Reads selection. Mayor Marjorie Sloan has picked Long Man by Amy Greene.
Long Man tells the story of Yuneetah, Tenn., a small town about to be flooded by a Tennessee Valley Authority dam project. When three-year-old Gracie Dodson goes missing, the handful of remaining residents race against the rising water to find her, at the same time struggling with the gradual erasure of their home. Greene blends historical fiction and suspense with poetic meditations on the landscape and traditions of Appalachia.
We're hosting an author visit with Amy Greene in September, featuring local food trucks (including Still Smokin Fusion BBQ and the Bakin' Bakery) before the reading and book signing. Get tickets and take a trip to hill country at Golden Reads.