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One Book. 1 Golden. Events Begin Sept. 17

Benediction by Kent Haruf selected by Golden residents

(Lakewood, Colo. – Sept. 6, 2013) Earlier this year, Golden residents selected Benediction by Kent Haruf for its 2013 One Book. 1 Golden. program. Beginning Sept. 17, the Golden Library will present two weeks of events related to the book selection.

Book Discussion Tuesday
6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17
Golden Library, 1019 10th St.
Join other readers for a lively discussion of Benediction.

“Turning the Other Cheek” Panel Discussion
6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24
Golden Community Center, 1470 10th St.
In Chapter 25 of Benediction, Reverend Lyle preaches a controversial message based on the Sermon on the Mount, a message that enrages some members of his congregation, many of whom have family members serving in the military, and ultimately leads to his dismissal. Join us as leaders from the local faith community hold a panel discussion on the idea of “turning the other cheek,” its relevance in today’s world, and its interpretation in various religious faiths and the teachings of Gandhi and Martin Luther King. Is there such a thing as a “just” war?  Is violence warranted as revenge? A Q&A will follow the panel discussion. Free tickets are required and available at jeffcolibrary.org/onebookonegolden.

“Picture Golden” Photo Contest
The imaginary small town of Holt, Colo. is the setting for Benediction. Like any small town there are things that distinguish it from other towns. What is it about Golden that sets it apart, makes it unique? What says “Golden” to you? Take a photograph and enter it in our “Picture Golden” photo contest. The submission deadline is Sept. 21 and winners will be announced at a reception in the Golden Library on Sept. 29. Additional details at jeffcolibrary.org/onebookonegolden.

Kent Haruf Book Reading and Signing
7-9 p.m., Wednesday Oct. 2
Foss Auditorium at the American Mountaineering Center, 710 10th St.
Author Kent Haruf will read from Benediction, answer questions from the audience and conduct a book signing. Books by Haurf will be available to purchase that night from Boulder Bookstore. Free tickets are available beginning Sept. 7 at jeffcolibrary.org/onebookonegolden.

The goals of the One Book. 1 Golden. program are to promote a culture of reading and bring the community together through a shared reading experience. This is the second year of the program. Growing Up True by Craig Barnes was selected in 2012.

One Book. 1 Golden. is presented in partnership with the Golden Civic Foundation, the City of Golden, the Golden Chamber of Commerce, the Golden Hotel and Boulder Bookstore.

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 Extends Summer Reading Club through Aug. 31

Sign up now and win coupons and prizes!

(Lakewood, Colo. – Aug. 5, 2013) It’s not too late to participate in Jefferson County Public Library’s Summer Reading Club! Kids, teens and adults can sign up online at jeffcolibrary.org/summerreading or at any JCPL location through Aug. 31. Participants are eligible to receive coupons from our program partners, including California Pizza Kitchen, Colorado Rapids, Del Taco, Heritage Square, Lakeside Amusement Park, Pizza Doodle, and Westerra Credit Union; those who complete key Summer Reading Club activities will also receive a free book, compliments of the Jefferson County Library Foundation.

“Summer Reading Club is a great way for kids to get ready to go back to school,” said Donna Walker, JPCL’s director of public services. “It strengthens reading skills while giving kids a chance to enjoy some summer fun before school starts.”

Summer Reading Club is sponsored by the Jefferson County Library Foundation and the Friends of the Jefferson County Public Library. Other local sponsors include EduCyber, Larkin & Associates, LLC, Noviscon Realty LLC/John C. Bodnar and Denver Tux.

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.

Rev Up for Jefferson County Library Foundation’s 13th Annual Rare & Novel Night at Bandimere Speedway

Proceeds Benefit Children and Teen Literacy Programs at Jefferson County Public Library

 

 (LAKEWOOD, Colo.—July 29, 2013)The Jefferson County Library Foundation will hold its 13th Annual Rare & Novel Night at Bandimere Speedway at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22. This year’s “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. Guests will have a chance to win 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.

 

A surprise celebrity guest racer from KYGO will be on hand for the evening and anyone who buys a ticket to race will be entered to win a chance to go up against them. KYGO will also be giving away tickets to Rare & Novel on air.

 

“After last year’s success at Bandimere Speedway, we are looking forward to what the 2013 Rare & Novel Night will bring,” said Foundation Executive Director Natalie Martinez. “Rare & Novel is our premier fundraising event and we are excited to be partnering with KYGO to help literacy efforts in Jefferson County.”

 

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.

 

“Supporting early literacy efforts is something the Bandimere Family strongly believes in,” said Tami Bandimere Shrader, president of the Jeffco Library Foundation Board of Directors. “We are confident this year’s event will go miles to improve literacy among the children of Jefferson County.”

 

This night is made possible by the generous support of Bandimere Speedway and the Bandimere Family Foundation, KYGO, 1st Bank, Brookfield Residential, the Town of Morrison and Richard Billings.

 

To make a reservation, contact the Foundation at 303-403-5075 or Natalie.martinez@jeffcolibrary.org. Visit jeffcolibraryfoundation.org for more details.

 

 
About the Jefferson County Library Foundation and Friends

 

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 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 Residents Select Benediction by Kent Haruf for 2013 One Book. 1 Golden. - Author Night and Activities Planned for the Fall

(Lakewood, CO – June 28, 2013) Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) announced today that Benediction by Kent Haruf has been selected as this year’s choice for the second annual One Book. 1 Golden. program. Benediction was voted the winning book by the public in a contest earlier this year.

 

As part of the One Book. 1 Golden. program, Haruf will host a book reading and book signing at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the Foss Auditorium in the American Mountaineering Center (710 W. 10th St., Golden, Colo.). Online reservations will be accepted beginning Sept. 7 at jeffcolibrary.org/onebookonegolden.

 

“This is a beautiful novel and readers will be able to identify with various aspects of the story,” said Donna Walker, director of public services, JCPL. “Combined with the other events we will be hosting as part of the One Book. 1 Golden. program, this is a perfect selection for creating conversation in our community.”

 

In addition to Mr. Haruf’s book reading, the Golden Library will be offering additional events this fall, including:

 

Book Discussion Tuesday

6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17

Join other readers for a lively discussion of Benedictionat the Golden Library (1019 10th St.).

 

“Turn the Other Cheek” Panel Discussion

6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24

Location to be determined

In Chapter 25 of Benediction, Reverend Lyle preaches a controversial message based on the Sermon on the Mount, a message that enrages some members of his congregation, many of whom have family members serving in the military, and ultimately leads to his dismissal. Join us as leaders from the local faith community hold a panel discussion on the idea of “turning the other cheek,” its relevance in today’s world, and its interpretation in various religious faiths and the teachings of Gandhi and Martin Luther King. Is there such a thing as a “just” war?  Is violence warranted as revenge? A Q&A will follow the panel discussion. Free tickets will be required.

 

“Picture Golden” Photo Contest

The imaginary small town of Holt, Colo. is the setting for Benediction. Like any small town there are things that distinguish it from other towns. What is it about Golden that sets it apart, makes it unique? What says “Golden” to you? Take a photograph and enter it in our “Picture Golden” photo contest. The submission deadline is Sept. 21 and winners will be announced at a reception in the Golden Library on Sept. 29. Additional information will soon be available at jeffcolibrary.org/onebookonegolden.

 

“We’re excited to be working with the Golden Library to offer One Book. 1 Golden. again this year,” said Golden Mayor Marjorie Sloane. “We love the idea of bringing the community together around a common topic of interest.”

 

The goals of the One Book. 1 Golden. program are to promote a culture of reading and bring the community together through a shared reading experience. This is the second year of the program. Growing Up True by Craig Barnes was selected in 2012.

 

One Book. 1 Golden. is presented in partnership with the Golden Civic Foundation, the City of Golden, the Golden Chamber of Commerce 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.

Wheat Ridge Reads to Feature Fourteener Memoir

(Wheat Ridge, CO – July 1, 2013)   The Wheat Ridge Cultural Commission invites Wheat Ridge residents to participate in Wheat Ridge Reads this summer. This annual, city-wide event will feature the book Halfway to Heaven: My White-knuckled — and Knuckleheaded — Quest for the Rocky Mountain High, Mark Obmascik’s rollicking, witty, sometimes harrowing, often poignant account of scaling all 54 of Colorado’s 14,000-foot mountains. Wheat Ridge Mayor Jerry DiTullio announced the 2013 book selection in a proclamation made at the June 10 City Council meeting.

Selected by the Wheat Ridge Cultural Commission to promote literacy and a common experience among Wheat Ridge residents, Halfway to Heaven represents the work of a Colorado author with a story of accomplishment and humanity in Colorado’s famed back country. The story begins with when Obmascik’s 12-year-old son gets bitten by the climbing bug at summer camp. The elder Obmascik, a former Pulitzer Prize-winning Denver Post reporter and a stay-at-home dad, decided to try summiting all 54 peaks, despite being 44 years old and out of shape. Along the way, he tells the stories of the interesting, often eccentric, climbing partners he recruits, provides insight into the naming of the various mountains, and tells the history of numerous mountain communities.

Halfway to Heaven won the 2009 National Outdoor Book Award for Outdoor Literature, and Obmascik’s first book, The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl Obsession, received five Best of 2004 citations by major media. The Big Year movie, starring Jack Black, Steve Martin and Owen Wilson, was released in October 2011 by 20th Century Fox.

To support community discussion, Obmascik will appear at several Wheat Ridge Reads events in September, including talks at the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10 and 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, and at the Wheat Ridge Library at 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19. His book will be available at local libraries and several local bookstores, and is available in downloadable formats from online retailers.

Wheat Ridge Reads is sponsored by the Wheat Ridge Cultural Commission, Jefferson County Public Library and the Wheat Ridge Library.

About Wheat Ridge Reads
Wheat Ridge Reads is a citywide book club, sponsored by the Wheat Ridge Cultural Commission. Presented annually, Wheat Ridge Reads is designed to promote literacy and a shared reading experience throughout the city.

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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