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It's Here!

by: 
Bethany

Summer Reading Club officially begins today! Get your daubers out and starting marking off those bingo squares - getting your first bingo will get you a free book and the chance to win a Kindle! Keep going to get additional coupons. And, don't forget to come see the plethora of fun events we've got going all summer long for Kids and Teens.

by: 
Tana, Arvada Library

Butterflies are beautiful, delicate and very, very HUNGRY little beasties!  You should do your very best to cater them a lovely meal -- somewhere nice... like the alley behind your house!  Or maybe that yucky patch of dirt on the corner of Somewhere and There.  Or maybe over yonder in that big empty field behind Great Wall of Ugly -- just toss a SeeD Bomb full of LoVe and watch the MAGIC happen!* 

Join us at Arvada Library today to let your Inner Gardening Guerilla out -- Make SEED BOMBS and spread the BEAUTY!

Tuesday, May 28th @ 4:30pm.

*MAGIC not instantaneous.  They're seeds.  They take time. But you know what I mean...  EVENTUALLY it will be MAGICAL. Or at least pretty.   

Alter a Book Into a Work of Art

by: 
Bethany

Sure, many books are considered works of art in a literary sense, but have you ever considered turning a book into something else? A sculpture, a painting, a frame, a collage? Something else perhaps? Now's your chance to unleash the creativity of your inner artist!

The Lakwood Library held an Altered Book Contest that ended June 3. Entries are on display at the library and a special ceremony will be held on June 5, when three winners will be announced. There will be a teen competition for ages 12-17 and an adult competition for those who are 18 and older.

 

by: 
Arra, Lakewood Library

Come to the library and cut up a book, yep you heard me right, cut up a book at the library.  Lakewood Library is hosting an Altered Book contest.  If you are looking for some inspiration or just need a space to get started stop in to our open session on Thursday, May 23rd from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Supplies and books will be provided.  

An altered book is "any book, old or new that has been recycled by creative means into a work of art.  It can be...rebound, painted, cut, burned, folded, added to, collaged in, gold-leafed, rubber stamped, drilled or otherwise adorned." - International Society of Altered Book Artists. 

Entries will be accepted May 20th through 6 p.m. June 3rd.  An awards ceremony reception and exhibition of all the works will take place from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 5 in the Lakewood Library.

Entries will be displayed at the Lakewood Library as they are submitted and at the June 5th Awards ceremony reception.  The top 3 winners in each category will remain on display at the Lakewood Library through the end of the month.

The contest is open to anyone 12-years-old or older.  There will be a teen competition for ages 12-17, and an adult competition for ages 18 and older.

Swim in a Sea of Books

by: 
Bethany

The Friends of the Jefferson County Public Library's Spring Whale of a Used Book Sale splashes down at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds May 31-June 2. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free.

And for the first time at the Spring Sale, the Friends Preview Night will take place from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 30 and is open to Friends members only. Join today or join at the door.

You'll be swimming in more than 100,000 books, CDs, DVDs, videos, audiobooks with prices ranging from 50 cents to $2.50 on most items. Sunday is Bag Day where for just $6 you can stuff as many items as you can fit in a grocery size bag

For more information or to volunteer, call 303-403-5075 or email friends@jeffcolibrary.org.

As always, proceeds benefit children and teen literacy programs at JCPL, including Summer Reading Club.

by: 
Tana, Arvada Library

Join us at Standley Lake and Arvada Libraries to welcome the Arvada Police Department as they give a brief introduction to their SHARP course.

The Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention (SHARP) course has been specifically designed to meet the needs of women, teaching principles and strategies for effectively reducing the likelihood of assault through actual techniques for countering an attack. Utilizing efficient and effective methods of subject control that do not rely on size and strength, PPCT Management Systems, Inc. has developed a training system that can be used by just about everyone who is interested in personal safety.

In other words, just because you are small and female, doesn't mean you can't defend yourself!

Participants will be able to learn more about signing up for the three session course, which is free to Arvada residents at the following events:

Standley Lake Library on Saturday, May 11th at 2pm

Arvada Library on Saturday, May 18th at 2pm

 

by: 
Tana, Arvada Library

Did you know that the 1st Saturday in May is FREE COMIC BOOK DAY?!  That's right, Super Fans!  You can get one free comic book from participating comic book retailers. 

Check with your favorite comic book shop to see if they are participating this year! 

by: 
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!

by: 
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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