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Celebrate with Us!

by: 
Rebecca

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.
Arvada Library

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.
Belmar Library

5:00 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12
Music and after-hours festivities.
Edgewater Library

1:00 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13
Music and refreshments and used books for sale.
Evergreen Library

12:00 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14
Showings of the movie Frozen and refreshments.
Columbine Library

Stuck in a Dead-end Job?

by: 
Rebecca

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! 

Arvada Library
Dec. 1 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. Standard Resume Techniques
Dec. 11 12–1:30 p.m. Interviewing for Success
Dec. 15 2–3:30 p.m. Job Search Tips & Tricks

Belmar Library
Dec. 3 12:30–2 p.m. Resume Review Lab
Dec. 9 1–2:30 p.m. Job Search Tips & Tricks
Dec. 18 12:30–2 p.m. Interviewing for Success

Used Books Make Great Gifts!

by: 
Rebecca

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.

Nov. 21-23
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday
12-4 p.m. Sunday
Belmar Library

Sign Up for Healthcare at the Library

by: 
Rebecca

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

Belmar Library

 

 

High Altitude Baking and Cooking

by: 
Rebecca

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
Conifer Library

Warm Up with Yarn and Needle Arts

by: 
Rebecca

Looking for something productive to do on snowy afternoons? Warm up with some informal creativity and conversation!

The Standley Lake Library is launching a new yarn and needle arts group to share the finer points of hand work, including knitting, crocheting, embroidery, needlepoint, crewel work and cross stitch.  Come socialize, share, and learn new skills. All skill levels are welcome.

5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20
Standley Lake Library

International Games Day

by: 
Rebecca

JCPL will join hundreds of libraries throughout the country on November 15, 2014, for the seventh annual celebration International Games Day @ your library.

Arvada, Belmar, Conifer, Columbine, Edgewater, Evergreen, Lakewood and Standley Lake libraries will offer gaming programs and events suitable for the whole family.

Come out and play @your library!

Attention All Teens: Movie Release Party

by: 
Rebecca

Are you a huge fan of the Hunger Games? If so, we have an event for you. We're hosting a movie release party for the third Hunger Games movie at an exclusive after-hours celebration - just for teens. We won't be able to show the movie, but we can celebrate its release. Come in your best Hunger Games attire – we’ll have a contest for the best costume. There will be plenty of food and drink for all. Sign up now!

5:30-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21

 

Skyping for Seniors

by: 
Rebecca

Keeping up with your family and friends can be difficult. Add in the fact that so many people communicate digitally and you add another layer of complication. Luckily, we’re here to help you navigate the waters of online conferencing.

Join us for a live, interactive demonstration of a few popular and free video conferencing apps (applications), geared towards seniors to help you connect with your family and friends in a more lively way.

9 - 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 9
Standley Lake Library

Call to Register: 303-235-5275

Election Day Countdown!

by: 
Rebecca

Election day is Tuesday, November 4 -- just a week from today. If you haven't voted yet, now is the time to have your say in this important election, where Colorado will be deciding its next Governor; U.S. Senator; U.S. Representatives; Colorado Attorney General, Secretary of State, and Treasurer; all Colorado House seats; and many Colorado Senate seats; as well as several significant ballot issues, the retention of many of Colorado's judges, and a number of local issues.

There is still time to make your voice heard this election. For the first time, Colorado is allowing same-day registration -- meaning you can register to vote on election day. Also for the first time this year, all voting is by mail-in ballot. For polling locations, voter registration and more, check out our 2014 Election Guide.

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