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Sign Up Now for Summer Reading Club

by: 
Bethany

Registration for our annual Summer Reading Club is underway for kids, teens and adults!

Summer Reading Club runs from June 1-July 31, and fosters literacy and learning over the summer months while children are not in school. It's a great way for parents to take an active role in their child’s development or just have some fun themselves.   

As part of the program, the Library will offer a game card format for participants to record their progress. The game card offers a fun and easy way to log activities, while you explore the Library’s collection, services and resources. As you complete game card activities, you can win prizes!

  • Kids and teens who complete the first level of activities will receive a free book (compliments of the Jefferson County Library Foundation) and be entered to win a Kindle Fire (or a LeapPad tablet for those ages 0-5).
  • Kids and teens who complete additional pieces of the game card can earn additional rewards and coupons, including free admission to Lakeside Amusement Park.
  • Adults who complete their game card receive a coupon for free book from any of the Library Foundation used book sales, including used book sale areas in the libraries. They will also be entered to win a Kindle Fire.

Don't miss out, the fun starts June 1!

by: 
Inez, Teen Submission

 

Can You Commit to Peace and Nonviolence?

A Day Without Hate is a student led grassroots organization that promotes nonviolence, respect, and unity within our schools.  After the shootings at Virginia Tech in 2007, students at Standley Lake High School asked their classmates to wear white in order to show a commitment and trust in each other to make their school a safer place. 

A Day Without Hate is more than just one day where we are nice to each other in the hallways.  It is more than just twenty four hours where peace is our purpose.  When we wear white on the last friday in April, we are announcing to the world our intentions to not be just anti-violence, but pro-peace.  One day without hate turns into many lives full of peace.

This year, a Day Without Hate will be holding its annual rally at the Jefferson County Stadium on April 25th.  The doors open at 5 pm for the pre show and the event starts at 6 pm.  This rally is open to all high school students in the state of Colorado.  At the rally, all the students come together to promote peace and friendship with a celebration that includes fireworks, the Flobots, and To Write Love on Her Arms.  The price of admission is the purchase of a T-shirt (available for $8 the night of the event).

This initiative has meant a lot to the kids of Jefferson County, and we hope we can get as many people as possible to come out and celebrate.

 

Where: Jefferson County Stadium, 500 Kipling St, Lakewood, CO, 80226

When: April 25th, doors open at 5:00 pm

Admission:  $8 T-shirt, purchase available at the gate

 

Intercambio

by: 
Bethany

If your Spanish is a little rusty or you're looking for a way to improve your fluency, we have a great opportunity. You can practice your Spanish and help others with their English in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. This is not an instructional course, but rather an opportunity to chat and improve your skills through conversation. All are welcome!

6:30-8 p.m.
Second and Fourth Wednesday of each Month
Belmar Library

Practique Inglés o Español y ayude a otros aprendiendo en un ambiente amable. Intercambio no es una clase formal, es una oportunidad para mejorar sus destrezas a través de la conversación. Todos son bienvenidos!

6:30-8 p.m.
2do y 4to Miércoles de cada mes
Biblioteca Belmar

 

 

 

by: 
Chandra, Belmar Library

Hone your writing skills over winter break at the Belmar Library. The author of the Croak series, Gina Damico, and many other published authors will lead writing workshops that may include writing prompts, manuscript editing, poetry writing and performance, and more. Join us on the final day to read your creations aloud and ask the participating authors all of your writing quandries.

Thursday, Jan. 2
Learn to express your own voice with Minor Disturbance slam poets.

1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Poetry in English

1:30 p.m.
Poetry in Spanish

3 p.m.
Poetry in Yuroba

Friday, Jan. 3

1:30 p.m.
Beyond the Summit author Linda LeBlanc

3:30 p.m.
Regis University Professor and author of The Ruins and other short stories David Hicks

Saturday, Jan. 4

1:30 p.m.
Kissing Shakespeare author Pamela Mingle

3:30 p.m.
Former teacher and Lucy Dakota series author C.S. Shride

Sunday, Jan. 5
1:30-4:30 p.m.
Edit your manuscripts and discuss the publishing process with Julie Ann Peters, author of By the Time you Read This I Will be Dead, Rage: A Love Story, and Luna. Limited to 10 registered participants; Must submit a writing piece prior to the event.

1:30-4:30 p.m.
Croak series author Gina Damico leads an interactive workshop on fiction writing.

Monday, Jan. 6
2 p.m.
Poetry Slam and literary readings! Perform alongside established slam poets. Email Chandra.Jones@jeffcolibrary.org to register or sign-up in person at any previous author event.

3 p.m.
Gina Damico, David Hicks, Linda LeBlanc, Pamela Mingle, and C.S. Shride will answer your questions about the writing and publishing process during this panel discussion. 

by: 
Arra, Teen Services Coordinator

Compete in Hunger Games style once again in anticipation of the Catching Fire movie release! The Hunger Games arena returns – hone your survival skills and compete against other teens in a fight to the death...by sticker that is. No teens will be harmed at this event! 

Registration is now open! 

This event will be hosted at the Arvada, Belmar, Columbine, Evergreen, Golden, Lakewood and Standley Lake libraries.

November 22nd from 5:30 - 8 p.m.

Light snacks will be provided.  Dress comfortably as we will be moving around a lot.

Attendance is limited. For ages 12-18.

Seek the Unknown @ Your Library

by: 
Bethany

Seek the unknown @ JCPL during Teen Read Week! Pick up sci-fi books, adventure books, fantasy titles and more. Stop by today and dare to read, just for the fun of it! 

Or, take advantage of the many other resources we offer teens. There are cool events each month, a special section of our website dedicated just to teens,  including academic assistance, and career resources too. 

Show your support 4 Libraries and Literacy by joining the ThunderClap on Oct. 19. 

Get Tricked Out for Halloween

by: 
Bethany

Our MakeSomething program at the Belmar Library is bringing you some frightfully good fun this month. Sparkfun and The Concoctory will be with us again to light up your Halloween. 

The instructor-guided program will feature Light Up Totes, where you can create a treat bag that lights up! Registration is required – 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12.

Not planning to head out trick-or-treating? No problem. During the Open Lab bring a pumpkin to make a Jack O'Lantern with a tech twist. 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18.

 

by: 
Arra, Teen Services Coordinator

Cam and Viv had the perfect relationship until the night a car accident killed Viv and left Cam behind, grief stricken and riddled with guilt.  While revisiting the scene of the accident Cam meets a ghost name Nina, who closely resembles Viv.  Nina leads Cam through a time portal to a parallel Earth where things appear to be exactly the same only Viv is still alive.  Will Cam remain in this alternate reality where he can be reunited with his one true love or are there more sinister forces at play? Author Emily Hainsworth lives in Denver with her husband and daughter.  She has owned a successful dog grooming business, loves cupcakes and watches Doctor Who.  Her first novel Through to You was published in October of 2012.

Meet Emily Hainsworth and other local authors at our upcoming Books and Bites event at the Arvada Library this friday, September 20th from 6-8:30.

by: 
Chandra, Belmar Library

Our new makerspace is famous! Check out this blog post about what's going on at MakeSomething, the makerspace at the Belmar Library. And then sign up for the next workshop, where you can create a bike light. Click here to see all the upcoming MakeSomething events and register soon for the next workshop, as it will fill up fast. 

by: 
Arra, Teen Services Coordinator

Do you like stories that will make your spine tingle with fear?  Mackie Doyle knows that he replaced a human child when he was just an infant.  Now, when a friend's sister disappears, he goes against his family's and town's deliberate denial of the problem to confront the beings that dwell under the town, tampering with human lives.  Yovanoff is also the author of Paper Valentine and The Space Between

Meet Brenna Yovanoff and other authors at the Books and Bites event at the Arvada Library on September 20, 6-8:30.

 

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