Pikes Peak. Chances are you see it regularly, maybe even every day. But, how much do you know about the man it was named for: Zebulon Pike? Join us for a fascinating look at the life of one of the country’s most noted explorers with author Jared Orsi, who penned Citizen Explorer: The Life of Zebulon Pike.
This book provides the first modern biography of this soldier and explorer, who rivaled contemporaries Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. Written from an environmental perspective, rich in cultural and political context, Citizen Explorer is a state-of-the-art biography of a remarkable man.
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.
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.
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.
Looking for a job can seem like a daunting task. How do I get my resume together? Where do I start looking? How do I nail my interview? These are questions on the minds of every job seeker. We've partnered with the American Job Center (formerly Jeffco Workforce) to help you make the most of your job search. The information you learn will not only increase your chances of landing that job, but will save you time while you're searching!
Four free workshops will be offered - Standard Resume Techniques, Interviewing for Success, Job Search Tips & Tricks, and a Resume Review Lab. Register for a class today!
Summer Reading Club is almost over, but it’s not too late to sign up, get prizes and be entered to win a Kindle Fire or LeapPad Tablet! Just head over to jeffcolibrary.org/summerreading or visit any of our libraries. Make sure you have all your progress logged by July 31. Prizes can be picked up at any library through Aug. 31.
Know someone that should sign up? Spread the word!
Calling all future actors! Local actor and acting coach Jude Moran will conduct an interactive series of acting workshops at the Arvada Library. They will feature a basic introduction to the craft and the audition process. You're encouraged to attend all three sessions. Reservations required.
Session One: Acting 101 1 p.m. Saturday, July 12 Get a basic understanding of the acting craft and what it will require of you; learn some acting exercises to strengthen your talent; and learn what to look for in a monologue. Homework: Find a monologue and practice!
Session Two: The Monologue 1 p.m. Saturday, July 19 Come prepared to work on your monologue. Plus, learn how to break down a monologue to make your acting choices more powerful and interesting. Homework: Perfect your monologue!
Session Three: The Director 1 p.m. Saturday, July 26 Learn to think like a director so you know what they are looking for; receive performance feedback; and learn the subtle differences between a film audition and theater audition. Homework: Go get that awesome role!
Great news for Westminster residents who live in the Jeffco part of the city - we are partnering with the Westminster Public Library to extend homebound services to that part of the county. JCPL’s Homebound Service is for people who are unable to come to a library due to a permanent condition or temporary condition lasting longer than three months. Through this service, we arrange for the delivery of library materials via home delivery or by mail.
Westminster is interesting when it comes to library services:
Adams County residents living in Westminster are also served by Rangeview Library District. Adams County residents would not qualify for JCPL’s homebound services.
Jefferson County residents living in Westminster may apply for JCPL’s Homebound Services online or call 303-275-6161. Homebound Library Service applications are also available at both Westminster Public Library locations.
Oh to be a kid again! How fun would it be to create art based on some of your favorite books? Heck, that even sounds like a good time as an adult.
We've partnered with the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art to present an art-making workshop at the Arvada Library each month based on popular kids books! A visiting artist will help your kids express themselves through a variety of art media, with the emphasis on creativity and fun!
This free program is designed for 6-12-year-olds and takes place from 4-5 p.m., the fourth Friday of each month through July, at the Arvada Library. Registration is not required; participation is limited to the first 30 participants.
We certainly didn't have anything this cool around when I was a kid - I'm tempted to swing by just to see the masterpieces that are created!