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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!

 

Rev Up to Rock, Race & Read!

by: 
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. 

Check Out an eReader with JCPL 2 Go

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Bethany

Wanted to get your hands on an eReader, but didn't want to commit to buying one? Now you can! JCPL is now offering a limited number of JCPL 2 Go devices for checkout at all 10 library locations. These Internet-enabled computer tablets offer wireless access to an exciting menu of digital information, including eBooks, magazines, games, videos, Internet search capabilities and more.  

JCPL 2 Go devices are wireless D2 tablets that weigh less than a paperback but can contain a virtual library of eBooks and other digital information. The tablets come preloaded with selected eBook titles, a game, and Library eBook applications, so patrons can download other digital titles from the Library. They are available in three formats − kids, teens and adults − and may be checked out for three weeks at a time. They come with a carrying case, charger and instructions, and Library staff members are available to provide an overview of the device to interested patrons.

The tablets will be included with the Library’s Lucky Day offerings and displayed near library entrances. As with other Lucky Day items, they may not be reserved in advance or set aside for patron pick-up. While patrons can search the Library’s online catalog to determine availability of JCPL 2 Go devices, they are only available for checkout on a first-come, first-served basis.

A big thank you to the Jeffco Library Foundation, whose generous donation allowed us bring these tablets to you! 

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Kristin, Columbine Library

Rabbits on Vacation

Magician Connie Elstun and her hilarious costumed rabbits invade your library to take their annual summer vacation.  They need your help as they search for good books on rabbits you may already know.  Come on a magical summer journey and help the bunnies find a lost treasure chest.

Check our Events Calendar to see when Connie and her adorable rabbits are coming to your library.  Tickets are required for some shows, so make sure to register online, or call for details 303-235-5275. 

 

Painting a Story with Words

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Bethany

Can writing really be compared to painting? You'd be surprised.

Novelist Elizabeth Wrenn, author of Around the Next Corner, will illustrate how writers make a myriad of choices on every page, and why. From the detail work of a stippling brush (word choice), to the broader strokes of large brushes (plot, character, dialogue, setting), to the frame surrounding it all (beginning, middle, end), writers must use all the tools in their kit.

This hands-on workshop, presented by 40 West Arts and the Lakewood Library, will share practical tips and techniques for more effective writing.

1 p.m. Sunday, June 9
40 West Arts
1560 Teller St. 

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Rachel, Standley Lake

Check out the Culture Passes from the library!

Did you know that you can get free tickets for your family to visit a variety of fun locations around town?  You can, just by having a library card!  Use Culture Passes to reserve tickets to all kinds of fun places including:

Denver Firefighters Museum
Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys
Dinosaur Ridge
Golden History Museums
History Colorado Center
Museum of Contemporary Art Denver
Platte Valley Trolley
The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

Using the library's Culture Passes is a great way to spend some quality time as a family, enjoy local attractions, try something new, learn and have fun all for free!  Reserve yours today!

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Katie, Arvada Library

HHhH by Laurent Binet 

A New York Times notable book for 2012, HHhH is a fast paced, thrilling and historically accurate novelization of the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich.  Known as "The Butcher of Prague," Heydrich was feared for his cruelty (he helped mastermind the final solution) which, combined with his Aryan features made him a rising star in Hitler's cabinet.  Many historians believe he would have eventually succeeded Hitler as Führer.  HHhH also tells the story of the Czech and Slovak fighters who trained for and successfully completed the mission in May 1942.  These two stories take turns amongst the author's personal musings about the art of writing historical fiction.  The short but meaty chapters keep the reader entertained and eager for each successive page.

 

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