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Get Tricked Out for Halloween

by: 
Bethany

Our MakeSomething program at the Belmar Library is bringing you some frightfully good fun this month. Sparkfun and The Concoctory will be with us again to light up your Halloween. 

The instructor-guided program will feature Light Up Totes, where you can create a treat bag that lights up! Registration is required – 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12.

Not planning to head out trick-or-treating? No problem. During the Open Lab bring a pumpkin to make a Jack O'Lantern with a tech twist. 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18.

 

Ready the Snorkles and Flippers

by: 
Bethany

You'll need them in a few weeks! Wade through more than 100,000 books, CDs, DVDs, videos, audiobooks at The Friends of Jefferson County Public Library Fall Whale of a Used Book Sale. The event takes place Oct. 25-27 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free.

Not a Friend of the Library yet? Join today and you can attend the Preview night on Oct. 24 and get in on the goods before anyone else! 

 

One Book 1 Golden: Meet Benediction author, Kent Haruf

by: 
Carroll, Golden Library Manager

I’ve enjoyed getting to know the Golden community through reading and discussing Benediction for One Book 1 Golden. You shared your impressions at the book discussion, engaged in thoughtful conversation with a panel of faith leaders and created photos that capture the unique qualities of Golden.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the time spent reading about the small town of Holt, Colorado and sharing this experience with your neighbors. The final program is an opportunity to meet and hear from the author, Kent Haruf. Haruf will read from Benediction, answer questions from the audience and conduct a book signing.

Get tickets

7-9 p.m., Wednesday Oct. 2
Foss Auditorium at the American Mountaineering Center

Thanks for joining in this experience with the library and community of Golden. I look forward to seeing you Wednesday night.

Understanding the New Health Insurance Marketplace

by: 
Bethany

Are you confused by the Affordable Health Care Act? Looking for low-cost health insurance in Colorado and wondering if you qualify for financial assistance? Thanks to a partnership with Jefferson County Human Services, we can help.

Beginning Oct. 1, JCPL's Belmar Library will serve as a Connect for Health Colorado Certified Assistance Site, where you can meet with a Certified Health Coverage Guide to explore the state's new online marketplace, Connect for Health Colorado, and learn about your options. 

Personal assistance will be offered at the Belmar Library at the following dates and times:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 1, 12-4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday. Oct. 3, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Friday Oct. 4, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Monday Oct. 7, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Thursday Oct. 10, 12:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Monday Oct. 14, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Wednesday Oct. 16, 12:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday Oct. 22, 12-4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday Oct. 23, 12-4:30 p.m.
  • Monday Oct. 28, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • Thursday Oct. 31, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Residents seeking assistance will be served on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional sessions will be scheduled through the end of the year. Check the Belmar Library's Event Calendar for updates.

For additional information:

Improve Your Resume Building and Interviewing Techniques

by: 
Bethany

Looking to improve your resume building skills and/or interviewing techniques? JCPL is partnering with Jefferson County Workforce to offer several training sessions this month on each topic at our Arvada and Belmar Libraries. 

During the Resume Basics sessions, you'll learn about the three basic types of resumes, and how to avoid making the most common resume mistakes that could instantly count you out of the running for any job that you are applying for. Current, updated information and a standard that identifies what employers and businesses are looking for will also be provided.

The Interview Techniques workshop will teach you how to display confidence in selling yourself to a potential employer. You'll also learn about the importance of marketing yourself, interpersonal communication, and professional dress. This course will provide interviewing techniques that will boost your confidence.

Registration is requried. Available dates and times

 

 

Meet Benediction Author Kent Haruf

by: 
Bethany

As part of this year's One Book. 1 Golden program, author Kent Haruf will read from Benediction, answer questions from the audience and conduct a book signing. Books by Haurf will be available to purchase at the event from Boulder Bookstore.

Free tickets are required.

7-9 p.m., Wednesday Oct. 2
Foss Auditorium at the American Mountaineering Center

 

One Book. 1 Golden. Turning the Other Cheek

by: 
Carroll, Golden Library Manager

This year’s annual One Book 1 Golden features Benediction, a powerful novel by Kent Haruf. Haruf is known for writing books that bring small-town Colorado to life and this book is a fitting selection for the close-knit community of Golden.

One of the more powerful chapters in the book deals with Reverend Lyle’s controversial message based on the Sermon on the Mount. Is violence ever warranted as revenge? Is there such a thing as a “just” war? This sermon ultimately leads to the reverend’s dismissal.

This chapter sparked one of the programs I’m most looking forward to - a panel discussion with leaders from the local faith community on “turning the other cheek” and its relevance in today’s world.

Sept. 24, 6 p.m., Golden Community Center
1470 10th Street

Golden, CO  80401
Get tickets

We hope to see you at the panel discussion and the other One Book 1 Golden events. Happy reading!

Tune Up for Fall Biking

by: 
Bethany


Friday, Sept. 20, 6-9 p.m.
In this special edition of MakeSomething OpenLabs, bring your bicycle to the Belmar Library and get tips on repair and maintenance from the experts at Campus Cycles.

Books & Bites is Friday Night!

by: 
Bethany

Join us at the Arvada Library from 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20 for our first ever Books and Bites night. More than 30 local authors will be on hand for you to meet. Kids, teens, fiction, non-fiction, history, sci-fi…nearly every genre will be represented!

You can also sample delicious fare from Hey PB&J, Scrumptious, and Eighty Ate who will all be in the Olde Town Square!

Suzi-Q will also be there displaying her face painting talents for the kids.

 Check out our blogs for spotlights on some of the authors participating in Books and Bites:

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