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Jeffco Open Space Needs Your Input

by: 
MacKenzie

Are you looking for a new and exciting way to impact your community? Would you like your voice to be heard and your ideas to be used? Do you have opinions and ideas about how to improve Jefferson County Open Space areas (aka: parks)? We've got a great opportunity for you! 

Jeffco Open Space is providing a unique chance for you to express yourself and help your community through a series of public meetings. Choose a Master Plan meeting that works with your schedule and let your voice be heard! Your input is welcome and appreciated as they update the existing Open Space Master Plan. 

At these meetings, a short presentation will occur around 6:15 p.m. and will be followed by group interaction. Ideas and suggestions can be submitted through comment cards or by email using the subject "Master Plan" to trock@jeffco.us

Prepare for these meetings by reading a review draft of the Master Plan Update.

eReader for Your Thoughts?

by: 
Bethany

Jefferson County Public Library is looking for your feedback to help us improve patron communications. How do you like to receive information about what's going on at your library? How often? Take a couple minutes to take our survey and you’ll be entered to win an eReader of your very own!

Enter to Win a Race at Bandimere Speedway!

by: 
Natalie, Foundation Executive Director

The Jeffco Library Foundation received a generous donation and we are excited to share that as a result we will be giving away a Rare & Novel Night: Rock, Race, & Read experience worth $250! The winner will have the chance to burn up the quarter mile in a Z28 Camaro on Thunder Mountain at Bandimere Speedway! The prize also includes a fabulous dinner, complete with hors d'oeuvres, silent and live auctions, and live entertainment. 

Entering is as easy as one, two, three:

  1. Go to our Facebook page and, if you haven’t already, like us!
  2. Click on the Win a Race! Contest tab between “Photos” and “Events”
  3. Fill out a quick form with your name, email address, and phone number.

That’s all it takes! We’ll randomly draw a name and announce our winner on Aug. 15. Enter today! 

 

Explore the City…On Us!

by: 
Bethany

Have you taken advantage of JCPL's Culture Pass program yet? If not, what are you waiting for?!? If you have a JCPL library card, you have free access to museums and cultural institutions around the metro area. Reserve your pass from any computer and print it out to bring with you! 

Be sure to check our list of partners often as we're always adding new organizations! 

Three changes coming to My Account and Catalog Searching

by: 
Joanna

We heard your feedback. Starting Sept. 4 you will see some improvements to the catalog experience.

1. My Account - Direct access to your account and a new display. That annoying extra click will be gone.

2. 3M eBooks in your account - See what 3M eBooks you have on hold and checked out. 

3. Availability at a glance - Colors help you see what items are available (green) and checked out (red). You can also see what eBooks are available.

Why does it seem as if there are constant changes?
Jefferson County Public Library is a development partner with the company that makes our catalog software. The biggest advantage of being partners is that we are able to have more input into the design of each upgrade as it is being developed. Over the years, this partnership has proven priceless, and as with all technology, things are moving quicker these days. We thank you for your valuable feedback and patience, and rest assured we do our best to keep your needs in mind. Keep the feedback coming.

Start Your Engines!

by: 
Bethany

 

The Jefferson County Library Foundation will hold its 13th Annual Rare & Novel Night at Bandimere Speedway at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22. The "Rock, Race & Read" event will once again give guests the chance to burn up the quarter mile in a Z28 Camaro on Thunder Mountain. 

Tickets are $65 to attend and $250 to attend and race; all tickets include hors d'oeuvres, dinner, live entertainment by Jefferson County Public Library’s Stacy McKenzie, and silent and live auctions. You'll get the chance to bid on a condo in Steamboat Springs for a week; a privately catered BBQ, featuring a variety of Craft Beers; a Wine Cellar; signed and framed pictures of Stephen King and Peyton Manning; a condo in Maui for a week; and much more, including rare and vintage books. 

To reserve tickets, contact Natalie Martinez at 303-403-5075. 

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.

Special thanks go to Bandimere Speedway and the Bandimere Family Foundation, KYGO, 1st Bank, Brookfield Residential, the Town of Morrison and Richard Billings.

 

 

Get Off the Couch!

by: 
Bethany

School may be starting in a few weeks, fall may be just around the corner, but there is still plenty of time to enjoy all that summer has to offer. There is no shortage of activities you can take advantage of both locally and across the state. Our Summer Recreation section is a great place to find ideas for hiking, fishing, camping, biking and so much more!Don't let the summer pass you by!

 

Get Ready for Some FUN…iculars That Is

by: 
Bethany

Golden has always been a popular destination for day trips, but do you know the history of the city’s rail lines that helped contribute to its popularity? Golden author Barb Warden will discuss two of the most spectacular funicular railways built in the early 20th century, why these rail lines were established in Golden and why they disappeared in a few short years.

She will also discuss how streetcar service from Denver contributed to Golden's tourism industry and how light rail may entice a new generation of visitors.

Ms. Warden will be signing her book The Funiculars of Golden Colorado following the program, and books will be available for purchase.

1 p.m. Sunday, July 14
Golden Library

 

And the 2013 Wheat Ridge Reads Book is...

by: 
Bethany

The 2013 Wheat Ridge Reads selection has been announced! Drum roll please...This annual, city-wide event will feature the book Halfway to Heaven: My White-knuckled — and Knuckleheaded — Quest for the Rocky Mountain High by Colorado author Mark Obmascik.

Selected by the Wheat Ridge Cultural Commission to promote literacy and a common experience among Wheat Ridge residents, Halfway to Heaven represents the work of a Colorado author with a story of accomplishment and humanity in Colorado’s famed back country. . 

As part of the program, Obmascik will appear at several Wheat Ridge Reads events in September, including talks at the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10 and 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, and at the Wheat Ridge Library at 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19 as part of its monthly book discussion group. 

Reserve your copy of Halfway to Heaven today! 

Wheat Ridge Reads is sponsored by the Wheat Ridge Cultural Commission, Jefferson County Public Library and the Wheat Ridge Library.

One Book. 1 Golden. 2013 - Benediction by Kent Haruf

by: 
Bethany

Benediction by Kent Haruf has been selected by Golden residents as this year's choice for the second annual One Book. 1 Golden. program!  

As part of the One Book. 1 Golden. program, Haruf will host a book reading and book signing at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the Foss Auditorium in the American Mountaineering Center. Reservations will be accepted beginning Sept. 7  - watch for more details. 

In addition to Mr. Haruf's book reading, the Golden Library will be offering additional events this fall, including: 

Book Discussion Tuesday
6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17
Golden Library

"Turn the Other Cheek" Panel Discussion
6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24
Location to be determined
Join us as leaders from the local faith community hold a panel discussion on the idea of "turning the other cheek," its relevance in today's world, and its interpretation in various religious faiths and the teachings of Gandhi and Martin Luther King. Is there such a thing as a "just" war? Is violence warranted as revenge? A Q&A will follow the panel discussion. Free tickets will be required. 

"Picture Golden" Photo Contest
The imaginary small town of Holt, Colo. is the setting for Benediction. Like any small town there are things that distinguish it from other towns. What is it about Golden that sets it apart, makes it unique? What says "Golden" to you? Take a photograph and enter it in our "Picture Golden" photo contest. The submission deadline is Sept. 21 and winners will be announced at a reception at the Golden Library on Sept. 29. Submission requirements and instructions will be available soon. 

The goals of the One Book. 1 Golden. program are to promote a culture of reading and to bring the community together through a shared reading experience. This is the second year of the program. Growing Up True by Craig Barnes was selected in 2012.

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