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by: 
carol

We hope you were able to attend our special program featuring renowned author and physical activity specialist, Rae Pica, on October 14. Whether or not you were there, now it's time to put her suggestions into play. Literally!

Rae Pica shared with us how parents, families, teachers, caregivers and childcare providers can help our kids be ready to read by understanding the relationship between physical activity and the brain, the value of play, and how to use movement, play and active learning to nurture a child’s ability to learn to read and think.

To keep things moving, we’re hosting Movin' & Groovin' Fests in the coming weeks. Learn how to make fun movement/play objects from everyday materials. It's a wonderful way to help you baby, toddler and preschool get ready to read. 

Bring the kids and join the fun at one of our Movin' & Groovin' Fests. You'll realize why Rae Pica believes, that children "...don't exist only from the neck up. They are thinking, feeling, moving human beings who learn through all their senses."

Unless otherwise noted, Fests are held from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Saturday, October 17: Golden and Lakewood

Saturday, October 24: Arvada and Evergreen

Saturday, November 7: Edgewater (2-4 p.m.), Standley Lake, Columbine

Saturday, November 14: Belmar, Conifer, Wheat Ridge

 

by: 
cindy

Everybody loves a tea party! We invite kids who are five and older to bring their favorite grownup to an afternoon tea at the Wheat Ridge Library.

You don’t have to be royalty to enjoy a good tea party. Tea parties can be a fun way to introduce your children to table etiquette. Here are a few tea party “rules” I found in some of our children’s books.

  1. Always try to be clean and neat.
  2. Try to be fancy. A little dress up doesn’t hurt anyone.
  3. Try to eat daintily.
  4. Manners matter.

Whether you’re like Fancy Nancy or more like Tea Rex, tea parties can be a lot of fun. And, here’s a few reading suggestions for you to check out before, or after, your tea party.

4 p.m. Thursday, September 10
Wheat Ridge

Registration is required and is now open. Register.  

 

         

 

 

by: 
Melissa, Belmar

The recent henna program held at the Standley Lake Library was a huge hit with over 40 teens in attendance! Have you been to a program at your local library lately? What's stopping you?! Check some out!

 

by: 
cindy


Everybody enjoys a great comic! Now you can learn how to write and illustrate your very own comic in this fun, interactive workshop!  Find out what it takes to make a comic from scratch - including character design, setting,  story arc, and layout. Then, you can put that knowledge into action through drawing lessons and other unique activities. By the end of the session, you'll have developed your own superheroes, fantasy settings, evil villains, and amazing adventures to share with the world.

And we’d love to see your work. After taking the free workshop, email your comic to: communications@jeffcolibrary.org.  We’ll share your masterpiece in a special teen blog post!

Registration is required. Attendance is limited to 15 participants so please arrive early!

Sunday, June 21   2 p.m.
Columbine

Saturday, July 11   1 p.m.
Standley Lake
 

by: 
cindy

Have you ever made a terranium? A terrarium is sort of like an aquarium, but for plants instead of fish. This miniature garden is usually made in a glass container and plants are added to create a mini garden.

We'll be making terrariums using mason jars, rocks, dirt, plants, and other trinkets to create a unique miniature garden for yourself or to give as a gift (hint: Mother's Day is coming!)  Special thanks to Timberline Gardens in Arvada for donating the supplies for this program!

Tweens and teens welcome! Ages 10-18.

2- 3 p.m.  Saturday, May 9

Standley Lake Library

 

by: 
Rebecca

Do you have a new or reluctant reader in your family? If so, we have just the program for you! Our very popular PAWS for Reading program -- which started at the Golden Library last year -- is now available at libraries throughout Jefferson County!

We're partnering with the Pet Partners Therapy Animal Program to give young readers the encouragement they need to improve their reading skills. In this program, we invite kids to read to trained therapy dogs. Research has shown that these programs are particularly helpful for reluctant readers. They tend to be much more comfortable reading to dogs because there’s no stress and no judgment. And parents have reported that children participating in the program turn to reading more at home, show a greater willingness to read aloud at school, and are more disposed to venturing into increasingly difficult reading materials.

Registration is required for these programs; to register, call 303-235-5275 or ask staff for details.

Arvada Library
11 a.m., second and third Saturday of the month

Columbine Library
1 p.m., first and second Saturday of the month

Conifer Library
The Confier PAWS for Reading program has been terminated due to low attendance.

Evergreen Library
1 p.m., fourth Saturday of the month

Standley Lake Library
4 p.m., third Thursday of the month

by: 
cindy

Spring break fun is just around the corner! Drop in for any of these programs and make it a great spring break!

At Columbine Library:

Recycle It!
12:30 – 7 pm  Monday, March 23
Create something crafty using recycled materials. Ages: K – 5th.

LEGO Club!
12:30 – 5 p.m.  Tuesday, March 24
Join us for a special edition of the monthly LEGO Club. Open to builders of all ages! Stick to the theme or build your own creation to tell us a story.

Fold It!
12;30 – 4:30 p.m.  Wednesday, March 25
Create your favorite origami pieces. Ages: K - 5th.

Paint It!
12:30 – 4:30 p.m.  Thursday, March 26
Create an exciting art project. K – 5th.

Game It!
12:30 – 4:30 p.m.  Friday, March 27
Play a new or classic board game. Ages: K – 5th.

Grow It!
12:30 – 7 p.m.  Monday, March 30
Plant your very own chia pet. Take it home and watch it grow. PLEASE BRING A SOCK FOR THIS PROJECT.  Ages: K – 5th.

At Arvada Library:

Join us for movies, LEGOs, and learning how to craft lights for our bikes!

Movie: Big Hero 6
1 p.m. Monday. March 23

LEGO Play
1 p.m.  Tuesday, March 24

Make Something: Bike Lights
1 p.m.  Thursday, March 26

Movie: Boxtrolls
1 p.m.  Friday, March 27

Live Action Minecraft
6 p.m.  Friday, March 27

At Standley Lake Library:

Standley Lake Scribes
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, March 21
All writer’s welcome; this creative writing group focuses on fun challenges and group play! Grades: 5th – 12th
 
Movie: The Boxtrolls
2 p.m. Wednesday, March 25
All ages welcome!
 
Movie: Into the Woods
2 p.m. Friday, March 27
All ages welcome!
 
LEGO CLUB
1-3 p.m. Saturday, March 28
In the teen room! Grades: 5th – 12th
 
Teen Yoga & Craft
2 – 3 pm Sunday, March 21
Grades: 5th – 12th

by: 
cindy

It's craft time! Tweens and teens (5th - 12th grades) are invited to create a beautiful mosaic peace sign. Hang your art on your wall at home or give as a gift. In the Standley Lake Library Teen Room. Ages 10-18.

2 p.m. Saturday, March 14

Standley Lake Library

by: 
Rebecca

What's the latest things for kids and teens? LEGOs at the Library! These popular programs are now offered at eight Jefferson County Library locations, including Arvada, Belmar, Columbine, Conifer, Edgewater, Evergreen, Golden and Standley Lake. We provide the LEGOs® and the kids provide the energy and imagination. The end result? Fun and engaging practice in problem solving, design and building stuff.

From monthly meetings to individual events, it's likely we have a LEGO program to fit your needs. Times and locations.

by: 
Rebecca

On Feb. 3, Andrea M. Jones will visit the Standley Lake Library to discuss her book Between Urban and Wild: Reflections from Colorado.

Andrea was born and raised in Colorado and now lives at an elevation of 8900 feet. This setting has been the inspiration for a collection of essays on natural history and land use issues titled Between Urban and Wild: Reflections from Colorado. In these essays, she advances the tradition of nature writing by acknowledging the effects of sprawl on her beloved landscape.

Her publisher's review states: "Probing the contradictions of a lifestyle that burdens the health of the land that she loves, Jones' writing is permeated by her gentle, earnest conviction that living at the urban-wild interface requires us to set aside self-interest, consider compromise, and adjust our expectations and habits to accommodate our surroundings rather than force them to accommodate us."

Between Urban and Wild was published in 2013. It was shortlisted in the Adult Nonfiction category of the Reading the West Award, sponsored by the Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association. Jones' work has also appeared in Orion Magazine; the Christian Science Monitor; High Country News; Wildbranch: An Anthology of Nature, Environmental, and Place-Based Writing (University of Utah Press, 2011); and Ankle High and Knee Deep: Women Reflect on Western Rural Life (TwoDot, June 2014).

Please join us for this thoughtful and engaging perspective on life in the Colorado wild.

1 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 3
Standley Lake Library

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