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We Heart Our Friends

by: 
Bethany

This week has been Friends of the Library week and as always, our Friends group is working hard to support the mission of JCPL. Right now, they are busy with their annual Fall Whale of a Used Book Sale!

In the past year, our 700-member Friends group has helped JCPL by volunteering to work at the Belmar Gift & Book Shop, the Spring and Fall Whale of a Used Book Sales, and Holiday Sales. Last year, they provided more than 8,500 volunteer hours valued at $183,312. 

We couldn't do all that we do without them and want to thank them for their dedication. 

Thinking of becoming a Friend? There are many benefits to it! Apply today!  

Final Countdown

by: 
Bethany

Hard to believe elections are just two weeks away. Do you have all the information you need to make an informed decision? If not, we can help. At many of our locations, you can find information from individuals running for office and for groups representing specific ballot measures. Just look for the information tables. 

The Jeffco Clerk & Recorder has a wealth of information as well. From what is on the ballot for each city to polling center locations. You will find what you're looking for. 

Make sure you exercise your voting privilges this year!

Ready Your Bags!

by: 
Bethany

The Friends of Jefferson County Public Library's Fall Whale of a Used Book Sale is just one week away! More than 100,000 books, movies, CDs, records, and audiobooks will be for sale starting at just 50 cents - say what?!

The Sale takes place from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25-26, and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27 at the Jeffco Fairgrounds. Admission to the sale is free.

Teachers, home-school educators and parents will find a plethora of books for their in-class or home library, and everyone can find holiday bargains for friends and fellow book, movie and music lovers. And, as always, Bert's Curiosity Corner has an eclectic collection of vintage books and an extensive assortment of books on Colorado and western history. These books are individually priced.

As these sales have become more popular, the crowds have grown. If you're looking to avoid the masses? Saturday is a great day to come for leisurely shopping.But, if it's a bargain of epic proportions you're looking for, Sunday is the day for you. It's Bag Day where $6 buys as many items as will fit in a grocery-sized bag. 

If you want to get a jump on the merchandise, consider joining the Friends group. The Preview Sale takes place from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 and is open to Friends members only. Download the application now or join at the door.  

Seek the Unknown @ Your Library

by: 
Bethany

Seek the unknown @ JCPL during Teen Read Week! Pick up sci-fi books, adventure books, fantasy titles and more. Stop by today and dare to read, just for the fun of it! 

Or, take advantage of the many other resources we offer teens. There are cool events each month, a special section of our website dedicated just to teens,  including academic assistance, and career resources too. 

Show your support 4 Libraries and Literacy by joining the ThunderClap on Oct. 19. 

Join the Pod

by: 
Bethany

With the Fall Whale of a Used Book Sale quickly approaching, we are still looking to grow our pod. There are several fun volunteer opportunities available!

We need close to 200 volunteers the week of Oct. 22-27. Set-up shifts are available on Tuesday-Wednesday, Oct. 22-23, and sale shifts starting Thursday evening, Oct. 24 through Sunday, Oct. 27. We especially need help on Sunday, Oct. 27, from either 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. or 12:30-5 p.m.

It's a lot of fun and a great way to give back to your community. We need greeters, table tidiers, guards, cashiers, counters and more. If you would like to volunteer for the upcoming sale, please call or email Kristine Romero, 303-403-5075. 

A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words

by: 
Bethany

As part of this year's One Book. 1 Golden. program, we invited members of the community to share the pictures they felt best represented Golden. The results were more than 30 photos of some incredible people, places and views. Winners were annouced at a recent reception at the library. 

Head over to our Facebook page to see the winners and then head over to the Golden Library to see all the entries!

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.

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