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Homebound Services Extended to Jeffco's Westminster Residents

by: 
Bethany

Great news for Westminster residents who live in the Jeffco part of the city - we are partnering with the Westminster Public Library to extend homebound services to that part of the county. JCPL’s Homebound Service is for people who are unable to come to a library due to a permanent condition or temporary condition lasting longer than three months. Through this service, we arrange for the delivery of library materials via home delivery or by mail.

Westminster is interesting when it comes to library services:

  • The City of Westminster provides library services at westminsterlibrary.org and through two locations, the College Hill Library and the Irving Street Library.
  • Jefferson County residents living in Westminster are also served by JCPL via jeffcolibrary.org and two libraries located in nearby Arvada - Arvada and Standley Lake Libraries.
  • Adams County residents living in Westminster are also served by Rangeview Library District. Adams County residents would not qualify for JCPL’s homebound services.

Jefferson County residents living in Westminster may apply for JCPL’s Homebound Services online or call 303-275-6161. Homebound Library Service applications are also available at both Westminster Public Library locations.

Art Stop on the Go @ Arvada

by: 
Bethany

Oh to be a kid again! How fun would it be to create art based on some of your favorite books? Heck, that even sounds like a good time as an adult.

We've partnered with the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art to present an art-making workshop at the Arvada Library each month based on popular kids books! A visiting artist will help your kids express themselves through a variety of art media, with the emphasis on creativity and fun!

This free program is designed for 6-12-year-olds and takes place from 4-5 p.m., the fourth Friday of each month through July, at the Arvada Library. Registration is not required; participation is limited to the first 30 participants. 

We certainly didn't have anything this cool around when I was a kid - I'm tempted to swing by just to see the masterpieces that are created!

Hear 100 Years of One Woman's Life

by: 
Bethany

Do you ever wonder what it would be like to live 100 years and what stories you'd like to share with others if you did? Imagine all you'd witness! You can get a firsthand account of one woman's 100-years of life at the Wheat Ridge Library's Thrusday Morning Book Group this month. 

Author Rosemary Rawson will discusses her book Dark Bread and Dancing – The Diaries of Sue Rawson

Rosemary's mother, Sue, was born when Teddy Roosevelt was President. Sue lived 100 years and much of it she recorded in ordinary spiral notebooks - the minutia of her days and thoughts – the price of gas, what she thought of The Feminine Mystique and almost always what they had for supper. Her daughter has distilled them down to a charming, personal, sometimes funny portrait of a life well lived. In many ways Sue's life is unremarkable. In others it is the story of every woman who evolved through the amazing history of the 20th Century.

9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 20
Wheat Ridge Library

Book discussion starts before library opening. First time participants please call 303-235-5275 for instructions on entering library.

 

 

Hiring Event for Job Providers and Seekers

by: 
Bethany

Sometimes it's not just the unemployed that are having trouble in the job market. Sometimes it's the businesses. The American Job Center is holding an event on Feb. 13 for businesses who are looking to hire. 

All you need to do is provide a job description and they'll send you the resumes of pre-screened, qualified applicants from their pool of more than 3,000 active job seekers. After that you just need to commit to interviewing the selected candidates to see if they are a good fit. 

If you're interested in changing the economic climate and the lives of Jeffco residents, connect with job candidates by contacting the American Job Center, 303-271-4800.

Business Tax Deductions 101

by: 
Bethany

Let's face it, taxes can be confusing all around, right? One of the biggest headaches can be how business-related items fit in. Luckily, we have a program that can help you out if you are looking for some guidance. You'll learn about common IRS business tax deductions, including:

  • Common overlooked expenses
  • Home office rules for 2013
  • Business vs. personal expenses
  • Leasing vs. buying
  • Travel-transportation-entertainment limitations
  • Record keeping best practices for expenses
  • How long to save records
  • Contractor vs. employee rules

Reservations are not required. 

Arvada Library
4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10

Golden Library
4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24

There's Still Time to Sign Up for Health Care

by: 
Bethany

If you've been putting off signing up for health care under the Affordable Health Care Act because it seems too daunting, stop procrastinating! The Belmar Library will serve as a Certified Assistance Site, where you can meet with a Certified Health Coverage Guide to explore Connect for Health Colorado and understand your options. 

Connect for Health Colorado is a one-stop, online marketplace designed to help you find the best health plan for your needs and find out if you're eligible for new federal financial assistance to help pay for your coverage.

Appointments are not required, but can be made by calling 303-271-4691. 

Personal assistance dates and times.

For additional information:

Sweetheart Deals on Romance Books

by: 
Bethany

Looking for romance? Find your perfect match at the Golden Library's annual Sweetheart Book Sale. From Feb. 3-16, you can chose from a great selection of recent, used romance paperbacks for just 50 cents each. These special romance paperbacks will be on tables located outside the meeting room.

Superhero Training Academy Accepting Recruits

by: 
Bethany

Wonder Woman...Superman...who hasn't dreamed of being a superhero at one point in their lives? While our time may have passed, it's not too late for your kids! 

Bring the kids to the library to hear some Superhero stories that will inspire them to create their own Superhero identity. At the end, they'll be able to test out their powers with our specialized training camp activities.

For ages 6 and up.

Free tickets are required and are available at the Children’s Desk.

7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30
Lakewood Library

New Parenting Book Group

by: 
Bethany

Parenting. Sometimes it can seem like an overwhelming responsibility. There's so much you need to be thinking of that you might not know where to begin. You might want to hear more than one perspective on a topic before deciding what will be best for your family. To provide some assistance with the monumental task of being the best parent you can be, we've started a brand new book group just for parents at the Arvada Library

On the second Wednesday of each month at 2 p.m., parents are invited to attend this book group and discuss the selected topic. From Brain Development to Toxicity, we'll be covering a number of important issues. While there's not a specific title to read each month, we do offer suggestions, but you're not limited to those. 

Feel free to bring along your little ones - we'll have storytime, books and coloring sheets for them while you're with the group. 

Topics and reading recommendations

What's Going on in the World Today?

by: 
Bethany

Let's be honest for a minute. As a society, Americans aren't as up to speed on what is happening in the rest of the world, and what our role is, as some other countries. In fact, the issues out there today can seem slightly overwhelming to tackle. 

If you're looking for a place to start, why not come to one of our upcoming Great Decisions nights at the Columbine or Evergreen Libraries. This popular foreign policy discussion group is perfect for those who are interested in learning more about current events. 

Each program is presented in a balanced and non-partisan way, and includes background information, current data and policy options for each issue. Topics include:

  • Defense Technology 
  • Israel and the U.S. 
  • Turkey’s Challenges 
  • Islamic Awakening
  • Energy Independence
  • Food and Climate 
  • China’s Foreign Policy 
  • U.S. Trade Policy 

Sessions at the Columbine Library begin with a planning meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27 and continue on select Mondays through May 19. The Evergreen Library will host the program beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19. It will continue through Monday, May 5.

Exact date information 

Meetings are open to anyone who would like to attend. 

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