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Golden Reads Tickets Going Fast

by: 
Bethany

If you just finished Long Man and are wondering if tickets are still available, you're in luck! We still have a limited number of seats for the Sept. 18 Golden Reads event. Get them before they are gone!

Join the conversation at #goldenreads

And if you've already got your tickets, don't forget you can enter to win dinner with Amy Greene for you and a guest prior to the reading. Or, enjoy the food of Smokey J's BBQ and Bakin' Bakery starting at 5 p.m. on 10th St. 

See you there!

Author Adam J. Schrager Visits Wheat Ridge

by: 
Bethany

Wheat Ridge Reads, a citywide book club, is featuring the book The Sixteenth Rail: The Evidence, the Scientist, and the Lindbergh Kidnapping by author and former 9News reporter Adam J. Schrager. The Sixteenth Rail is a compelling true story of forensic science, criminal law and American history.

Jefferson County Public Library and the Wheat Ridge Cultural Commission invite you to meet Schrager at our Thursday Morning Book Group at 9 a.m. Sept. 18, where he will discuss his book.

Mr. Schrager will also be at Colorado Plus Brew Pub at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17 for a book discussion. 

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

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.

 

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

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!

Bookmobile Reaches Major Milestone

by: 
Bethany

Our Bookmobile recently reached a huge milestone: more than 1,000 patrons were served during the month of June! Rose and Don Davis were our 999th and 1,000th visitors. 

With our new stop in Ken Caryl, this number is sure to grow. Stop by the Safeway parking lot at Ken Caryl Ave. and Shaffer Pkwy. every Saturday - we'll be there from 12-4 p.m.!

Golden Remodel: Design Concepts

by: 
Carroll Mannino, Golden Library Manager

"Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it's really how it works."
- Steve Jobs

Whether it's reimagining a computer or a library, people strive for the trifecta of good design: comfort, beauty and function. As part of the Golden Library Remodel, we are redefining our spaces for maximum impact and to provide patrons of all ages with an area of the library that fits them just right. To that end, our design concept includes zones for different purposes:

  • Quick – holds, self-checks, high interest material and a service point that can be seen from the entrance.
  • Collaborative – flex space that supports collaborative work, a teen area, and a group study room.
  • Busy – high interest material, a multi-purpose meeting room that can accommodate large and small groups, and a children’s room with a more open entry way and a literacy playscape.
  • Communal – seating areas spread throughout the building, computers and a business center with fax/copy/print/scan capabilities
  • Quiet area 

We expect to have a final design, including a floor plan and carpet, furniture and fixture selections by mid-August. I’m excited about how the plan is coming together and can't wait to share the final design with the community.

Once the design is in place, the Library expects to begin construction sometime between October and November. In the meantime, watch for updates and further details at jeffcolibrary.org/goldenremodel.

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