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Tickets Available to See Long Man Author Amy Greene

Enter to Win Dinner with the Author

(Lakewood, Colo. – Sept. 3, 2014) Author Amy Greene will be in Golden later this month as part of Jefferson County Public Library’s Golden Reads program. Her book, Long Man, was chosen by Golden Mayor Marjorie Sloan as this year’s selection. 

Free tickets are available for An Evening with Amy Greene. It will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at the American Mountaineering Center, 710 W. 10th St., Golden, Colo. Guests will hear a reading from Long Man by Greene, and will have the opportunity to ask questions of the author and have their books signed. Books will be available for purchase at the event from the Boulder Book Store.

Online reservations for the reading and book signing can be made at jeffcolibrary.org/goldenreads. Additionally, the Library will be holding a drawing for a chance to win dinner with Greene and others prior to the event. Enter now through Sept. 15.

Prior to the reading and book signing, guests can sample food from Smokey J's BBQ and Bakin’ Bakery food trucks. The festivities will take place outside the American Mountaineering Center on 10th St. beginning at 5 p.m. 

In addition to Greene’s book reading, the Golden Library will feature Long Man as the September selection for its monthly Book Discussion Group. The group is open to anyone and meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16 at the Golden Library. Or, follow the conversation online: #goldenreads.

Golden Reads promotes a culture of reading and brings the community together through a shared reading experience. This is the third year for this program (formerly One Book. 1 Golden.). Previous selections included Benediction by Kent Haruf (2013) and Growing Up True by Craig Barnes (2012).

Golden Reads is presented in partnership with the City of Golden, Golden Civic Foundation and the Golden Hotel.

 

About Jefferson County Public Library
Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) is the third largest public library in the state of Colorado. Our mission is to meet the changing needs of our communities by providing information and environments that promote personal growth and community transformation. A JCPL library card is the smartest card in your wallet, giving you access to an online library that operates 24 hours per day, seven days per week, a network of 10 libraries, a Bookmobile, a Traveling Children’s Library and offsite computer and Internet classes provided throughout the county, as well as books, periodicals, CDs and DVDs, audio and eBooks, and computer and Internet resources. For more information contact your local library or visit jeffcolibrary.org.

 

 

 

 

Long Man by Amy Greene Selected for 2014 Golden Reads

Author to Visit Golden in September

(Lakewood, Colo. – July 15, 2014) Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) is proud to present Long Man by Amy Greene as this year’s Golden Reads selection. Golden Mayor Marjorie Sloan chose Long Man from a number of titles. 

The Golden Library will host An Evening with Amy Greene at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at the American Mountaineering Center, 710 W. 10th St., Golden, Colo. Guests will hear a reading from Long Man by Greene, and will have the opportunity to ask questions of the author and have their books signed. Books will be available for purchase at the event from the Boulder Bookstore.

"I'm so honored that Golden has chosen Long Man, so moved that your community will unite to read my book about a community divided and lost to progress,” said Greene. “I'm grateful, too, for the chance to visit a mountain town thousands of miles from my own in the foothills of East Tennessee, no doubt different than my home in many ways, but much the same in others. September can't come soon enough for me."

Online reservations for the reading and book signing can be made at jeffcolibrary.org/goldenreads. Additionally, the Library will be holding a drawing for a patron and a guest to join Greene and others for dinner prior to the event.

“I was flattered when I was asked to choose this year’s Golden Reads selection,” said Mayor Sloan. “Although Long Man takes place in a time and place far removed from Golden, I think our residents will be able to identify with the wonderful characters and find many conversation points that are still relevant today.”

Prior to the reading and book signing, guests can sample food from Still Smokin Fusion BBQ and the Bakin’ Bakery. The festivities will take place outside the American Mountaineering Center on 10th St. beginning at 5 p.m. 

In addition to Greene’s book reading, the Golden Library will feature Long Man as the September selection for its monthly Book Discussion Group. The group is open to anyone and meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16 at the Golden Library. Or, follow the conversation online: #goldenreads.

“We are excited to read Long Man with our community,” said Carroll Mannino, Golden Library manager. “Amy Greene is a very talented author, whose ability to draw you in and make you feel as if you are part of the character’s struggle will resonate with readers of all types.”

Golden Reads promotes a culture of reading and brings the community together through a shared reading experience. This is the third year for this program (formerly One Book. 1 Golden.). Previous selections included Benediction by Kent Haruf (2013) and Growing Up True by Craig Barnes (2012).

Golden Reads is presented in partnership with the City of Golden, Golden Civic Foundation, and the Golden Hotel.

About Jefferson County Public Library
Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) is the third largest public library in the state of Colorado. Our mission is to meet the changing needs of our communities by providing information and environments that promote personal growth and community transformation. A JCPL library card is the smartest card in your wallet, giving you access to an online library that operates 24 hours per day, seven days per week, a network of 10 libraries, a Bookmobile, a Traveling Children’s Library and offsite computer and Internet classes provided throughout the County, as well as books, periodicals, CDs and DVDs, audio and eBooks, and computer and Internet resources. For more information contact your local library or visit jeffcolibrary.org.

Jefferson County Public Library Expands Services to Ken Caryl

Bookmobile to Provide Service for All Ages in Southern Jeffco

(Lakewood, Colo. – July 7, 2014) Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) is bringing library services to the Ken Caryl area beginning Saturday, July 12. The Library’s Bookmobile will begin weekly service for patrons of all ages from 12-4 p.m. each Saturday in the Safeway parking lot, located at the intersection of Ken Caryl Ave. and Shaffer Pkwy. 

“We’ve known for some time that the southern portion of Jefferson County is one of our most underserved areas,” said Pam Nissler, executive director, JCPL. “When we built the Columbine Library on West Bowles, the local population totaled about 55,000. Now it’s more than twice that and demand for library service just keeps growing!

“While we can’t expand library space due to budget constraints, we hope our new Bookmobile service will help to meet that growing demand by providing some of our most popular services to this community.”

Local residents will be able to check out and return materials; place and pick up reserved items; and find out about other library services. The Bookmobile collection contains more than 1,200 items for patrons of all ages in a variety of formats—books, DVDs, and audiobooks. 

Patrons may begin using the Bookmobile as a pick-up location for reserved items beginning July 12 by choosing “Bookmobile” in the dropdown menu from the Library catalog at jeffcolibrary.org. They will be able to use their existing JCPL library card or sign up for a library card on the Bookmobile.

About Jefferson County Public Library
Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) is the third largest public library in the state of Colorado. Our mission is to meet the changing needs of our communities by providing information and environments that promote personal growth and community transformation. A JCPL library card is the smartest card in your wallet, giving you access to an online library that operates 24 hours per day, seven days per week, a network of 10 libraries, a Bookmobile, a Traveling Children’s Library and offsite computer and Internet classes provided throughout the County, as well as books, periodicals, CDs and DVDs, audio and eBooks, and computer and Internet resources. For more information contact your local library or visit jeffcolibrary.org.

Jeffco Public Library’s Summer Reading Club Begins June 1 with Celebrations

Have Fun, Learn New Things, Win Prizes!

(Lakewood, Colo. – May 27, 2014) Jefferson County Public Library’s (JCPL) Summer Reading Club officially gets underway Sunday, June 1. Kids, teens and adults can sign up online at jeffcolibrary.org/summerreading or at any JCPL location.

This annual program will kick off with special celebrations at most JCPL locations from 12-5 p.m. Sunday, June 1. The Evergreen Library will host its event from 3-5 p.m. at the Hiwan Homestead Museum (4208 S. Timbervale Dr.) and the Edgewater Library will host its celebration from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, June 2.

Summer Reading Club runs from June 1-July 31, and fosters literacy and learning over the summer months while children are not in school. According to a report by the U.S. Department of Education, reading loss is cumulative and children don’t “catch up” in the fall because their peers are moving ahead with their skills. With fun, interactive programs and activities supplementing the reading portion of the program, parents are able to take an active role in their child’s development. 

Children are invited to participate in “Fizz Boom Read!” In this year’s program, they will have the chance to explore space, delight in magic, make a wish, create chemical reactions and have a blast at pol-KABOOM. Reservations are required for these programs. The full schedule of events can be found at jeffcolibrary.org/summerreading.

Teens can “Spark a Reaction” this year, including sampling insect cuisine, creating optical illusions, discovering the wonders of the human skeleton, exploring the gross side of science and taking an inside look at 3D printing. A full schedule can be found at jeffcolibrary.org/summerreading.

Adults are invited to “Light Up Your Brain With Lifelong Learning” by completing activities based on the healthy brain initiative. See jeffcolibrary.org/summerreading for additional information.

As part of the program, the Library will offer a game card format for participants to record their progress. The game card offers a fun and easy way to log activities, while encouraging participants to explore the Library’s collection, services and resources. As participants complete game card activities, they become eligible to win prizes.

• Kids and teens that complete the first level of activities will receive a free book (compliments of the Jefferson County Library Foundation) and be entered to win a Kindle Fire (or a LeapPad tablet for those ages 0-5).
• Kids and teens who complete additional pieces of the game card can earn additional rewards and coupons, including free admission to Lakeside Amusement Park.
• Teens that complete their game cards will also have the chance to win a spot at a special after hours Games Night on Aug. 15.
• Adults who complete their game card receive a coupon for free book from any of the Library Foundation used book sales, including used book sale areas in the libraries. They will also be entered to win a Kindle Fire.

Summer Reading Club is sponsored by the Jefferson County Library Foundation and the Friends of Jefferson County Public Library. The Kindle Fires and LeapPad tablet are generously supplied by the Foundation and Friends. Other program partners include Bandimere Speedway, Beau Jo’s Pizza, the Colorado Rapids, Heritage Square, Lakeside Amusement Park, McDonald’s, Noodles & Co., the Rheinlander Bakery, and Westerra Credit Union.

For a complete list of programs, visit jeffcolibrary.org/summerreading or pick up a Summer Reading Club brochure at any Jefferson County Public Library.

 

About Jefferson County Library Foundation
Jefferson County Library Foundation supports Jefferson County Public Library through a partnership commitment to improving and enriching the lives of Jefferson County residents. The Foundation's funding priorities include enhancing the programs and services of JCPL that support childhood literacy, life-long learning, services to seniors and more. For more information, visit the Foundation's web site at jeffcolibraryfoundation.org.

About Jefferson County Public Library
Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) is the third largest public library in the state of Colorado. Our mission is to meet the changing needs of our communities by providing information and environments that promote personal growth and community transformation. A JCPL library card is the smartest card in your wallet, giving you access to an online library that operates 24 hours per day, seven days per week, a network of 10 libraries, a Bookmobile, a Traveling Children’s Library and offsite computer and Internet classes provided throughout the County, as well as books, periodicals, CDs and DVDs, audio and eBooks, and computer and Internet resources. For more information contact your local library or visit jeffcolibrary.org.

 

 

Golden Library to Host Library Remodel Design Preview

 

(Lakewood, Colo. – May 27, 2014) Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) invites Golden residents to attend a Golden Library design-concept preview to be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 6 at the Golden Library. Library executives will be on hand to share conceptual designs, color schemes, and furniture options for the upcoming Golden Library remodel, and residents will be able to weigh in on the ones they like best.

“We want the Golden Library remodel to be a true reflection of the community,” said Donna Walker, public services director for Jefferson County Public Library. “We hope residents will participate in the design review process so that we can meet that goal.” 

All interested parties are welcome to attend.

 
About Jefferson County Public Library
Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) is the third largest public library in the state of Colorado. Our mission is to meet the changing needs of our communities by providing information and environments that promote personal growth and community transformation. A JCPL library card is the smartest card in your wallet, giving you access to an online library that operates 24 hours per day, seven days per week, a network of 10 libraries, a Bookmobile, a Traveling Children's Library and an eTrain mobile computer training lab, as well as books, periodicals, CDs and DVDs, audio and eBooks, and computer and Internet resources. For more information contact your local library or visit jeffcolibrary.org.

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