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carol

If writing is something you’ve tried or want to improve, join us at the table and let’s feast on inspiration. The Columbine Library invites you to The Writers’ Table with New York Times bestselling author Eleanor Brown for an engaging and dynamic writing workshop. Ms. Brown will share how to overcome the barriers writers commonly face, then guide us in a writing exercise, including time for constructive feedback.

Eleanor Brown is the #1 international bestselling author of The Weird Sisters, hailed by People magazine as “a delightful debut” and “creative and original” by Library Journal. Her second novel, The Light of Paris, will be published by Putnam Books in the summer of 2016. Born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area, Eleanor lives in Colorado with her partner, writer J.C. Hutchins.

Have a seat at the table and prepare for the write stuff.

2 p.m., Friday, January 29

Columbine

Suitable for: Adults

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carol

 

Fact: A regular writing schedule keeps you motivated and makes those creative juices continue to flow. Join our teen writing group at 4 p.m. on the last Monday of each month and discover the magical words within you. This writing group is all about you.

  • Do you like writing exercises?
  • Do you enjoy discussing plot/characterization/conflict, and more story elements?
  • Do you need quiet time to write on your own?
  • Do you want feedback or want to critique each other's work?

No matter the plan, this program has something for you. Who knows?! By the time Summer Reading rolls around, you just might have something that’s ready to be published as an eBook. We’ll explore the technology involved in publishing eBooks, too. Imagine publishing your own story online…

Monday, Jan. 25

Monday, Feb. 22

Monday, Mar. 28

Monday, Apr. 25

Monday, May 23

Monday, June 27

Monday, July 25

Suitable for: Grades 6 – 12

Lakewood

by: 
cindy

We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve. – Bill Gates

Feedback. We love it when it tells us we’re doing a great job. Not so much when it says we need to improve. But, as Bill Gates knows better than most, feedback is the information we need to make things better.

That’s why we need to hear from you. There are lots of ways to give us your feedback. You can share your thoughts in person, send us an email, or better yet – take our survey. You can find it on the Contact Us page of our website, or take our survey.

So go ahead…tell us what you think. We have lots of changes coming to JCPL in 2016 and we want to make sure those changes reflect what you want and need from your local library. By giving us your feedback, you're enabling us to improve your next library visit, so everybody wins!”

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carol

Library research has evolved. Instead of stacks of books, encyclopedias, microfiche, and old newspapers, today’s research is all about the Internet.

That’s why we’re hosting a workshop to show you how to use the amazing and free research tools available through Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL)’s FreeSearch. 

Bring a topic to explore and our librarians will open your eyes to all the “FreeSearch” tools available for free with a Library Card (also free). Learn how to delve deeper than simple top-tier searches and discover more through credible sources. This workshop is limited to 12 participants, each of whom will have use of a touch-screen laptop.

1 - 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23

7509 S. Alkire St., Littleton – in the McDonald’s near the Bookmobile

Registration required.

Suitable for Teens & Adults

by: 
carol

It's the time of year for working on resolutions. Here’s one we want to help you with… protecting yourself from identity theft.

If you or anyone you know has been a victim, you know how utterly frightening and time consuming it can be to get back to normal. Join Eleanor Jefferson from AARP at one of three sessions and arm yourself with good information.

Learn the 3 R’s of consumer fraud:

1 .Recognize

2. Refuse

3. Report

The ID theft presentation will give you insight on how to recognize what ID Theft looks like, how it works and help you understand common types. We’ll discuss how to refuse it and how you can protect yourself using tips to keep your information safe. Finally, if you’re a victim, you’ll learn what to do and how to report it.

This is a great overview for people who are looking to understand more about the latest ways con artists are stealing our personal information and how we can take control to protect it.

There are no “pros” to identity theft – only “cons.” Join us and resolve to fight back!

 

1 p.m. Monday, Jan.18

Standley Lake

 

11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 25

Wheat Ridge

 

1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5

Belmar

 

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by: 
carol

*Update: these job postings were closed on Jan. 18*

Due to our successful election results (1A – hooray!), we’re making good on our promise to expand our hours in 2016. This means we need more patron experience associates who are friendly, innovative, and creative to make it happen!
Interested? Check all that apply:

•    I like helping people find answers, explore great materials and discover opportunities.
•    I’m creative, innovative and tech savvy – and proud of it!
•    ¡Yo hablo español!
•    I find change exciting!
•    I value great customer service and like helping all people connect, discover, and create.
•    I have experience working with people and a Bachelor’s degree (or close!).
•    I appreciate flexibility and don’t mind working evenings and weekends.

Full and part-time positions are available at all our locations.  We’re offering a starting hourly wage of $18.05 with great benefits, including medical, dental, vision, disability, flex spending, life insurance and retirement plans!
Interested?

Learn more! Meet us on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 10 a.m–12 p.m. at the American Job Center, 3500 Illinois St. in Golden. You can also apply online here http://jeffco.us/jobs/ by January 18, 2016.

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carol

What in the world is going on?

The words “Foreign Policy” often bring about a deer-in-the-headlights reaction. We’re here to help as we continue Great Decisions in 2016.

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The name is shared by a national civic-education program, briefing book, teacher’s guide and PBS television series produced by the Foreign Policy Association.

Be prepared to read short articles so you can be ready to discuss some of the most critical global issues facing America today.

 The eight critical foreign policy challenges for 2016 are:

• The Middle East

• Rise of ISIS; the Future of Kurdistan

• Migration

• The Koreas

• The United Nations

• Climate Change

• Cuba and the U.S.

 

Mark your calendar now for Great Decisions at one of the following Jeffco libraries:

Belmar

6 p.m. Tuesday

Jan. 12, 26

Feb. 9, 23

Mar. 8,22

Apr. 5, 19

May 3

 

Columbine

6 p.m. Tuesday

Jan. 19

Feb. 2, 16

Mar 1, 15

Apr. 5, 19

May 3, 17

 

Evergreen

6 p.m. Wednesday

Jan. 20

February 3

February 17

March 2

March 16

April 6

April 20

May 4

 

Reservations are not required. In order to fully engage, we recommend that you read each article prior to the discussions.

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mackenzie

When I started working at JCPL, I knew the library had movies available for checkout. What I didn’t know was that Jeffco libraries offer free movie showings on a regular basis! We’ve made it easier to find movie showings at your local library. All you have to do is go to our Events page and click on “Movies” to discover movie showings at different times, library locations, and for different audiences.

While you’re there, you might notice a few things. One is that all our movie screenings are titled “Movie Time.” For example: this Saturday, Columbine Library is hosting a Movie Time at 2 p.m. (We’re watching Ant-Man and it’s going to be great!). Since we’ll just be watching the movie, it’s simply called “Movie Time.” 

However, if you see a “Movie Time Plus,” it means that we’re watching a movie PLUS something else. This could be a movie plus a craft, a movie plus a discussion, or a movie plus something else. For example: Arvada Library is hosting a Movie Time Plus on Saturday, January 30, where we invite you to show up for a movie, snacks, and possibly a craft in your jammies!

Let’s all go to the movies… at the library!

 

 

by: 
mackenzie

If you’ve been following JCPL on Twitter or Facebook, you might have seen posts about Zinio. If you haven’t been following us, a) You really need to because we’re awesome, b) you might not know that Zinio is a free way to get magazines on your eReader, tablet, computer, or smartphone. All you have to do grab your library card, visit out Downloads page, and click on Zinio to get access to over 150 magazine titles! 

 

We’ve added nine new titles in 2016, eight of which are for kids and teens! Our new titles include:

Dr. Oz the Good Life

American Girl Magazine

Ask

Babybug        

Click

High Five (Highlight High Five)

Ladybug

Muse

Seventeen

Want to load your tablet or eReader up with even more downloads? Check out Hoopla, Overdrive, 3M Cloud Library, and One Click Digital!

 

Happy eReading in 2016!

by: 
cindy

This is a Library 2 You Dial Program, which means that you can participate by phone!

Join Jefferson County Public Library and Laura Daily from Mile High on the Cheap in this phone program to learn about discounts and deals.  During this fast-paced discussion, learn ways to score freebies including restaurant meals, groceries, beauty & health products, entertainment and loyalty programs for seniors.  

10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 11

Call 303-275-6173 to register and we will call you at the time of the program.

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