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Hello! It's Nice To Meet You (Again).

by: 
Bethany

Books. Everyone knows the library has them. Have you gone outside your comfort zone and tried all the other resources the library has to offer? We invite you to get Outside the Lines with us next week and try something new. We'll share how each day next week on Facebook and Twitter

Outside the Lines is a weeklong celebration, Sept. 14-20, demonstrating the creativity and innovation happening in libraries. Libraries across the country will be engaging with their communities in new and unexpected ways. Stay tuned for how you can participate. 

Celebrate Library Card Sign-up Month with Us

by: 
Bethany

Chances are if you're reading this you already have a library card. You probably even know all the library has to offer. What about your friends and family? 

September is Library Card Sign-up Month – a time when parents and caregivers are reminded that a library card is one of the simplest ways to ensure a child's success. Help us celebrate by sharing the value of a library card with your friends and family. Encourage them to get a card and get a card for their kids. 

Library resources are available to anyone who has a library card. Students can take advantage of materials, programs and services that can support their academic achievement, including online homework help, expert staff, research databases and free tutoring. 

Library cards aren't just a valuable resource for children. People of all ages can benefit from everything that is available from the library from free visits to museums to business help to job search assistance to just plain fun, there are endless possibilities waiting to be discovered at your library. 

Help spread the word. 

 

Author Amy Greene Comes to Golden

by: 
Bethany

Get your tickets to see Amy Greene in Golden on Sept. 18! You can also enter to win dinner with Amy Greene and others prior to the event.  

Greene, author of Long Man, this year's Golden Reads book, will join us for a reading and discussion, followed by a book signing. Books will be available to purchase at the event from the Boulder Book Store

Come early for food trucks before the reading, including Smokey J's BBQ and Bakin' Bakery. It all starts at 5 p.m. on 10th St. at the American Mountaineering Center

Tree Climbing for Grown-Ups

by: 
Bethany

Who said just because you're an adult you need to stop climbing trees? Not us, that's for sure! In fact, we'll have Harv "Ponderosa" Teitelbaum here to show you how much fun you can still have up in the branches! Harv is the owner of Tree Climbing Colorado and is also a master instructor in recreational tree climbing. He will give you an introduction to this fun activity. Actual tree climbing will not be taking place at the class, but it will give you a great foundation on what to look for.

For ages 12 and up. 

3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6
Lakewood Library

 

Author Marcia Hensley Comes to Lakewood

by: 
Bethany

Back in the early 1900s, parts of Colorado, and other locations in the region, were still very much the Wild West. For many women, suffrage and other women's rights issues weren't high on the list of priorities. Instead, these women of the frontier seized the opportunity to become landowners. In her book Staking Her Claim: Women Homesteading the West, author Marcia Hensley shares stories from these women through letters and articles from that time. 

Join us at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4 at the Lakewood Library to hear directly from the author about some of these amazing stories. Reservations are not required.

 

Job Search, Resume and Interviewing Help

by: 
Bethany

The process of looking for a job, getting your resume together, and interviewing can be overwhelming. If you are not sure where to begin, consider attending one of our job readiness classes presented by the American Job Center. Experts will take you through the steps that you are struggling with.

Job Search Tips & Tricks

Standard Resume Techniques

Resume Review Lab

Interviewing for Success

Golden's Reading. Are You?

by: 
Bethany

Are you reading Amy Greene's Long Man for this year's Golden Reads? What did you think? Some of us fell in love with the characters, others got caught up in Amy Greene's beautiful prose, some others thought the chapters were a little too long... Whatever your take on the book, join the discussion

Tuesday Night Book Group
6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16
Golden Library

Or, check out what people are saying online #goldenreads

Time Is Running out to Claim Summer Reading Prizes

by: 
Bethany

Have you picked up your Summer Reading Club prizes yet? If not, you're running out of time! If you completed your game card activities and logged them in, you can still claim your free book and other prize coupons. Stop by any of our library locations - you've got until Aug. 31! 

Our goal is to meet your needs. Tell us what you thought about this year's Summer Reading Club.

 

Planning for Your Senior's Future

by: 
Bethany

Recently, I've watched as my grandparents' health has deteriorated and they have moved from their home of more than 40 years into a retirement community. The transition was hard for everyone – my grandparents, their children, and me. I'm now watching as the same thing is happening to my aunt and we struggle to do what is best for her – and for us. 

As much as my family thought we had planned ahead and started conversations with our seniors early in the process, these transitions still happened after several crises had occurred – too late. What we learned is that you can never plan too far in advance and it's best to educate yourself and your seniors before a crisis occurs that forces a decision upon all of you. 

Those of you caring for aging parents, or any senior adult, will benefit greatly from a workshop we are offering with "The Senior Expert" Karen Owen-Lee. She will cover legal and financial issues, crisis warning signs, making a family plan, and having the difficult, but necessary, conversations with your loved ones. The workshops will take place at several locations over the next month. 

You're Invited: Bookmobile Bash

by: 
Bethany

Haven't been out to see our new Bookmobile service in the Ken Caryl area? Join us for a celebratory Open House from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23. We will have fun for the whole family, including face painting from 2-3 p.m., a special storytime at the neighboring McDonald's at 3 p.m., and a balloon artist from 3:30-4 p.m. Local merchants will also be providing refreshments and special offers, including  $4 Papa Murphy pizza offers with proof of library card, free It’s All Peachy frozen yogurt coupons, free dog treats and water provided by Ken Caryl Pet Spa, and drinks from McDonald's.

The Bookmobile began service in the Ken Caryl Ranch area on July 12, and now provides weekly Saturday service from 12-4 p.m. in the Safeway parking lot at the Ken Caryl and Shaffer St. shopping center. Patrons can place and pick up holds, check out materials from our collection of fiction, nonfiction, and media for all ages, and learn more about other library resources.  

We hope to see you there!

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