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Carol, Evergreen Library

All are welcome!  Summer Reading Club prizes will be available to those who have earned them.

Haven't picked up your free book yet?  This will be the perfect time to come.  Many libraries will be offering games, crafts and facepainters or other fun performers. 

Dates and times will vary by library location, so check our Event Calendar to find fun at the Library near you!

You have worked hard on your bingo cards so come join us!  And, don't worry if you can't make it, there is plenty of time to finish your bingos since you have until the end of August.

Start Your Engines!

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Bethany

 

The Jefferson County Library Foundation will hold its 13th Annual Rare & Novel Night at Bandimere Speedway at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22. The "Rock, Race & Read" event will once again give guests the chance to burn up the quarter mile in a Z28 Camaro on Thunder Mountain. 

Tickets are $65 to attend and $250 to attend and race; all tickets include hors d'oeuvres, dinner, live entertainment by Jefferson County Public Library’s Stacy McKenzie, and silent and live auctions. You'll get the chance to bid on a condo in Steamboat Springs for a week; a privately catered BBQ, featuring a variety of Craft Beers; a Wine Cellar; signed and framed pictures of Stephen King and Peyton Manning; a condo in Maui for a week; and much more, including rare and vintage books. 

To reserve tickets, contact Natalie Martinez at 303-403-5075. 

Proceeds from the event help support children and teen literacy programs at the Library, such as Summer Reading Club and the Traveling Children's Library.

Special thanks go to Bandimere Speedway and the Bandimere Family Foundation, KYGO, 1st Bank, Brookfield Residential, the Town of Morrison and Richard Billings.

 

 

Get Off the Couch!

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Bethany

School may be starting in a few weeks, fall may be just around the corner, but there is still plenty of time to enjoy all that summer has to offer. There is no shortage of activities you can take advantage of both locally and across the state. Our Summer Recreation section is a great place to find ideas for hiking, fishing, camping, biking and so much more!Don't let the summer pass you by!

 

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Arra, Lakewood Library

Hey Teens!  Looking for something to do this week?  Join us at the library for a free event:

Teen Writer's Group
A creative writing group that gives students the opportunity to think outside the box, and to have their work critiqued in a friendly, open-minded environment." Presented by Shelby Yaffe.
Standley Lake Library - Saturday, July 27th 11-1

Read It / See It
Go Beneath the Surface to uncover deep, dark secrets in this month's feature based on the book, Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. Tweens and Teens Welcome!
Arvada Library - Saturday, July 27 1-3

Summer Reading Club Celebration Day
Celebrate the end of the Summer Reading club with activities in the library.  Pick up your free book and other prizes if you have not already claimed them for finishing Bingos!
Arvada Library - Saturday, July 27th 10-5
Columbine Library - Tuesday, July 30th 12-8
Belmar Library - Wednesday, July 31st 12-8
Lakewood Library - Wednesday, July 31st 12-8
Wheat Ridge Library - Wednesday, July 31st 12-8
Conifer Library - Thursday, August 1st 2:30-5:30
Golden Library - Thursday, August 1st 10-6
Standley Lake Library - Saturday, August 3rd 10-5
Edgewater Library - Tuesday, August 6th 10-5:30

Movie Monday
Movie and an activity at 1 pm. Movies may be G, PG, or PG-13. For those going into grades 5-12 in the fall. Wondering what movie we'll be showing? Here are some clues: 1. Think of the biggest teen book in the last two years. Yeah, it's that one. 2. "May the odds be ever in your favor." 3. The title's something like The Opposite of Full Sports. Still not sure? Call 303-235-5275.
Belmar Library - Monday, July 29 1-3:30

Teen Time: Henna Tattoos
Design and draw your own semi-permanent tattoos with henna.
Golden Library - Tuesday, July 30 3-4

Teen Time: Book Safes
BOOK SAFES! Create a hidey-hole for your most precious precious out of a book! We will carve books using EXACTO BLADES, so come prepared to (DEFINITELY NOT) bleed! Tweens and Teens Welcome! All materials provided.
Arvada Library - Tuesday, July 30 4:30-5:30

Teen Time: Zombie Felties
Make a zombie out of felt so the undead can hang out with you. For those in grades five through twelve. All materials are provided unless otherwise noted.
Belmar Library - Wednesday July 31 4:30-5:30

Games Night!!
Did you finish two bingos?  If so you are automatically entered into a drawing for Games Night.  This is an after-hours party at the library with games (of course) pizza and soda.  Watch for an email the first week of August for an invitation.
All Locations – August 9th 5:30-8

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Arra, Lakewood Library

Hey Teens!  Looking for something to do this week?  Join us at the library for a free event:

Underground Gastronomy
Use the power of science to create tasty treats with the Inventing Room.  Space is limited to 30, so please arrive early.
Golden Library - Saturday, July 20 1-2
Edgewater Library - Tuesday, July 23rd 12-1
Evergreen Library - Tuesday, July 23rd 2-3

Ninja Spy Bootcamp
Practice your ninja-spy skills and pick up some new ones. Learn how to make ninja stars, create a disguise, test your sneaking power, and solve a horrifying crime! You are encouraged to come in costume if you want!
Standley Lake Library - Saturday, July 20 2-3:30

Movie Monday
Movie and an activity at 1 pm. Movies may be G, PG, or PG-13. For those going into grades 5-12 in the fall. Wondering what movie we'll be showing? Here are some clues: 1. The title is something like Really Pretty Animals. 2. Based on a book whose description goes like this: "In a small South Carolina town, where it seems little has changed since the Civil War, sixteen-year-old Ethan is powerfully drawn to Lena, a new classmate with whom he shares a psychic connection and whose family hides a dark secret that may be revealed on her sixteenth birthday." 3. The book series was written by Kami Garcia and Margie Stohl. Still not sure? Call 303-235-5275.
Belmar Library - Monday, July 22 1-3:30

Teen Time - Chia Pets
Make your own chia pet and watch it grow.
Columbine Library - Monday, July 22 2:30-3:30

Steampunk Wrist Cuff
Create a wrist cuff with steam punk gears and other accessories. All supplies will be provided.
Arvada Library - Tuesday, July 23rd 2-3
Columbine Library - Wednesday, July 24th 3-4

Below the Surface: Body Art
Local tattoo artist, Samuel Clark of Tempest Custom Tattooing, explores the cultural significance, history and science of this ancient art form. Afterwards, design your own temp tattoo!
Lakewood Library - Thursday, July 25th 2-3
Golden Library - Friday, July 26th 2-3

Teen Writer's Group
A creative writing group that gives students the opportunity to think outside the box, and to have their work critiqued in a friendly, open-minded environment." Presented by Shelby Yaffe
Standley Lake Library - Saturday, July 27th 11-1

Read It / See It
Go Beneath the Surface to uncover deep, dark secrets in this month's feature based on the book, Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. Tweens and Teens Welcome!
Arvada Library - Saturday, July 27 1-3

And that’s just this week! Check the program flier for all events and locations.

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Arra, Lakewood Library

Hey Teens!  Looking for something to do this week?  Join us at the library for a free event:

Movie Monday
Movie and an activity at 1 pm. Movies may be G, PG, or PG-13. For those going into grades 5-12 in the fall. Wondering what movie we'll be showing? Here are some clues: 1. The title's like this: Someone versus the Earth. 2. It's about a guy that must battle a girl's seven evil exes to date her. 3. Based on a comic series by Bryan Lee O'Malley. Still not sure? Call 303-235-5275
Belmar Library - Monday, July 15 1-3:30

Steampunk Wrist Cuff
Create a wrist cuff with steam punk gears and other accessories. All supplies will be provided.
Wheat Ridge Library - Monday, July 15 2-3
Standley Lake Library - Wednesday July 17 2-3
Belmar Library - Thursday, July 18 3-4

Underground Gastronomy
Use the power of science to create tasty treats with the Inventing Room.  Space is limited to 30, so please arrive early.
Edgewater Library - Tuesday, July 16 2-3
Lakewood Library - Wednesday, July 17 2-3
Conifer Library - Thursday, July 18 3-4
Golden Library - Saturday, July 20 1-2

Below the Surface: Body Art
Local tattoo artist, Samuel Clark of Tempest Custom Tattooing, explores the cultural significance, history and science of this ancient art form. Afterwards, design your own temp tattoo!
Arvada Library - Wednesday, July 17 2-3

Backyard Bones
Be prepared if you ever find a dinosaur bone in your yard. Learn how to preserve bones with experts from Dinosaur Ridge.
Columbine Library - Wednesday - July 17 3-4

Teen Movie Mantinee
Join us at the Evergreen Library for a movie just for teens! Snacks will be provided. Contact the Evergreen Library to find out which film we'll be showing or for more information.
Evergreen Library - Thursday, July 18 2-4

Ninja Spy Bootcamp
Practice your ninja-spy skills and pick up some new ones. Learn how to make ninja stars, create a disguise, test your sneaking power, and solve a horrifying crime! You are encouraged to come in costume if you want!
Standley Lake Library - Saturday, July 20 2-3:30

And that’s just this week! Check the program flier for all events and locations.

 

 

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Arra, Lakewood Library

Hey Teens!  Looking for something to do this week?  Join us at the library for a free event:

Read It / See It
In honor of the Summer Reading Club theme "Beneath the Surface" we will be going down the rabbit hole with the Lewis Carroll classic, Alice in Wonderland. If you haven't seen Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, you haven't seen Johnny at his creepy best! Tweens & Teens Welcome!
Arvada Library - Saturday, July 6th 1-3

Warm Bodies
Join us for the newly released feature film, Warm Bodies!
Standley Lake Library - Saturday, July 6 1-4

Movie Monday
Movie and an activity at 1 pm. Movies may be G, PG, or PG-13. For those going into grades 5-12 in the fall. Wondering what movie we'll be showing? Here are some clues: 1. The title's like this : Someone and Someone's Neverending List of Songs. 2. It's a guy and a girl that meet in a club and spend one epic night trying to get to a concert. 3. It's also a book, written by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. Still not sure? Call 303-235-5275
Belmar Library - Monday, July 8th 1-3:30

Steampunk Wrist Cuff
Create a wrist cuff with steam punk gears and other accessories.
Evergreen Library - Monday, July 8th 2-3

Underground Gastronomy
Use the power of science to create tasty treats with the Inventing Room.  Space is limited to 30, so please arrive early.
Columbine Library - Monday, July 8th 2:30-3:30
Belmar Library - Tuesday, July 9th 6:30-7:30
Arvada Library - Wednesday, July 10 3-4
Wheat Ridge Library - Thursday, July 11 3-4
Standley Lake Library - Friday, July 12 2-3

Teen Time

Come play games at the library. Compete against other teens in classic and new zombie filled games.
Conifer Library - Tuesday, July 9th 3-5

Henna Tattoos
Use henna to create your own temporary tattoo. All supplies will be provided.
Lakewood Library - Wednesday, July 10 2-3

Backyard Bones
Be prepared if you ever find a dinosaur in your yard. Learn how to preserve bones with experts from Dinosaur Ridge.
Golden Library - Thursday, July 11 3-4

And that’s just this week! Check the program flier for all events and locations.

 

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Arra, Lakewood Library

Hey Teens!  Looking for something to do this week?  Join us at the library for a free event:

Ghost Hunting 101
Rocky Mountain Paranormal Research Society will introduce you to ghost hunting and the science and equipment used to detect ghosts and paranormal activity.
Standley Lake Library - Saturday, June 29th 2-3

Below the Surface - Body Art
Local tattoo artist, Samuel Clark of Tempest Custom Tattooing, explores the cultural significance, history and science of this ancient art form. Afterwards, design your own temporary tattoo!
Edgewater Library - Tuesday, July 2nd 2-3

Steampunk Wrist Cuff
Create a wrist cuff with steam punk gears and other accessories.
Lakewood Library - Tuesday, July 2nd 2-3

Read It / See It
In honor of the Summer Reading Club theme "Beneath the Surface" we will be going down the rabbit hole with the Lewis Carroll classic, Alice in Wonderland. If you haven't seen Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, you haven't seen Johnny at his creepy best! Tweens & Teens Welcome!
Arvada Library - Saturday, July 6th 1-3

Movie Matinee
Join us for the newly released feature film, This film features lots of zombies wandering around an airport.  Can a zombie come back to life?
Standley Lake Library - Saturday, July 6 1-4

And that’s just this week! Check the program flier for all events and locations.

Rev Up to Rock, Race & Read!

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Bethany

Save the date! The 13th annual Rare & Novel Night presented by the Jefferson County Library Foundation is speeding your way. It will take place Thursday, Aug. 22 at Bandimere Speedway. As always, proceeds from this exciting event will benefit children's literacy programs at the Library, including Summer Reading Club and the Traveling Children's Library. 

Tickets will be $65 for dinner and $250 for dinner and the opportunity to race the quarter mile. You won't want to miss the excitement, including our silent and live auctions. Watch for more details as the event gets closer!

Contact Natalie Martinez for more information - 303-405-5075.

 

 

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Kristin, Columbine Library

See reptiles at the library!  Check our Events Calendar to find out when Canyon Critters will be at your library

We will be showing the proper and safe way to handle different reptiles and almost all of them are able to be touched by those curious enough.  As a rescue, Canyon Critters will also discuss responsible pet ownership and mistakes people make when choosing pets.

Please note that some shows require tickets.  Tickets are available beginning a week before the show date and can be obtained online in our Events Calendar, by phone at 303-235-5275, or in-person. 

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