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.
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
Or, check out what people are saying online #goldenreads
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.
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.
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!
Fall and winter are popular times for travel, avoiding the crowds that summer brings. If you are planning a trip for later this year, but aren't sure where to go, or you just want to learn more about the place you'll be visiting, make sure the library is included in your preparations. Not only do we have tons of travel books and videos that you can check out, we also have online resources. You can learn more about cultures and people from around the world, learn the local language, and skim travel magazines.
Bon voyage and safe travels!
It may feel like the summer is just about over, but that doesn't mean there still isn't plenty of time to take in some of the wonderful outdoor activities that the county and the state have to offer.
Looking for a place to start? Check out our Outdoor Activities page for some great information to get you out the door and on to your next adventure.
The start of the school year can only mean one thing: homework. If you're looking for some extra help, Jefferson County Public Library has all the resources you need for kids and teens. Online homework help, access to free research sites, tutors, expert staff, and more. We're your one stop homework help shop.
School is about to start, and that means kids will be back in math class. In a time when understanding math is paramount to lifelong success, many children have negative attitudes about math and even suffer from math anxiety. Join the CEO/Founder of Teacher's Professional Resource, Debra Hansen, to learn what steps you can take to create a positive math environment for your kids, and how positive math experiences at home will lead to increased math confidence and success in school. Learn how to talk with your kids about math, curb YOUR anxiety about math, help with homework, play games, and make math fun for the whole family.
11 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9
1:30-2:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15
Summer Reading Club has come to an end. Make sure you get to one of our libraries to pick up your prizes if you haven’t done that yet. You’ll have until Aug. 31 to do so.
We hope you had as much fun as we did this year! Our goals are to make sure you're having a good time and meeting your needs. Tell us what you thought about this year's Summer Reading Club.
Until next year…