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Arra, Lakewood Library

Death Valley is the lowest, hotest and driest place in North America.  With an average rain fall total of less than two inches and temperatures over 100 degrees between April and October this is undisputable.  The highest recorded ground temperature was 201 degrees Fahrenheit with an air temperature of 128 degrees in July of 1972.  Temperatures regularly exceed 120 degrees in the summer months.  There are four mountain ranges that block the mositure from the ocean from reaching Death Valley.  Despite being so dry and hot it is home to 51 species of mammals, 307 bird species, 36 species of reptiles, three species of amphibians and five species of fish.   When I start to complain about the heat this summer I will just have to remind myself, "At least I'm not in Death Valley!"

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Tana, Arvada Library

Did you know that the 1st Saturday in May is FREE COMIC BOOK DAY?!  That's right, Super Fans!  You can get one free comic book from participating comic book retailers. 

Check with your favorite comic book shop to see if they are participating this year! 

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Tana, Arvada Library

Join us this Saturday, May 4th at 1pm for the movie based on the following book:

Bring a snack (and maybe a blanket... the meeting room can be a bit chilly...).

Hope to see ya!

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Arra, Lakewood Library

It may be snowing but it's not too early to start thinking about summer.  Registration for the Teen Summer Reading Club: Beneath the Surface starts today!  The program starts on June 1st.  This year we will be playing Bingo!  It’s not just about reading this summer.  Finish your first bingo and come into your local library to claim your free book right away.  We will also have some exciting prizes like a free pass to Lakeside Amusement Park and a chance to win a Kindle.  Keep your calendar open for some of our fascinating programs such as Beneath The Surface Body Art and Ghost Hunting 101.  This message has been brought to you by the Jeffco Library Foundation and the letter S.

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Tana, Arvada Library

Please join us to make interesting and lovely crafts out of recycled books! 

 

Tuesday, April 30th at 4:30pm at the Arvada Library!

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Arra, Lakewood Library

Sophronia is a trial to her family, always up to some mischief or another.  Her mother has made the decision to send her off to finishing school but all is not as it seems.  The quote from the cover says it all: "It's one thing to learn to curtsy properly. It's quite another to learn to curtsy and throw a knife at the same time."  Etiguette & Espionage is filled with lots of non-stop action and good snarky dialogue.   

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Pam, Standley Lake Library

Friday Night Movie

Standley Lake Library

May 3rd, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Join us for an after-hours movie for teens and tweens - 6th - 12th grades only!  There will be popcorn and soda.  Feel free to bring something to share.  Licensing prevents me from naming the movie, but I'll give you three hints and you can call us at 303-235-5275 to verify the movie name and receive more information. Teens and tweens must be picked up by 8:00 pm.

Hint one: Animated adventure

Hint two: Stars Hugh Jackman

Hint three: Heroes must protect the hopes and dreams of children all over the world!

I hope to see you there!

 

 (Photo credit: kimberlykoppen on Flickr)

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Briana, Evergreen Library

Ah, prom. Regardless of how one feels about it, it's hard to deny prom's significance as a cultural touchstone. This teen rite of passage has inspired drama in countless books, tv shows, and films. In honor of prom season, here are my three favorite movie prom scenes.

1.  Pretty in Pink (1986)
I know I'm displaying my ancientness by listing this one, but it's hard to beat. Heroine Andie shows up at the prom alone (in a daring homemade dress), after being humiliated by the rich snobs at school. I won't spoil the ending, but it's a happy one.

2. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
The romance between bad boy Patrick Verona and shrew Kat Stratford hits a high point when he hires her favorite band to perform at their prom. Meanwhile, Kat's younger sister, Bianca, gets memorable revenge on the movie's villain.

3. Carrie (1976)
Telekinesis comes in handy for high school outcast Carrie White, who gets even more memorable revenge on her classmates after she's the victim of a cruel prom prank. Be warned: this horror classic definitely earned its "R" rating.

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Arra, Lakewood Library

This weekend is the grand opening of the light rail West Rail Line.  There are lots of festivities going on to celebrate.  Here is some of the science behind the commuter train.  The train is a "bi-directional, six-axle, high-floor single articulated light rail vehicle constructed of low alloy high tensile (LAHT) steel," according to the RDT website.  What does this really mean?  The trains are made out of a type of steel that is strongerand more resistant to corrosion.  The carbon content is required to be between .05% and .25% and the steel may contain other elements such as: manganese, copper, niobium, nitrogen, nickel, vanadium, chromium, titanium, calcium and titanium.  The trains run off an AC-IGBT system.  This is a motor with a controlled amount of voltage from the DC electricity of the tracks to the AC current needed for running the four motors in each car of the train.  

Maybe RTD can model the next phase of train development off the Eco-Ride train in Japan.  Like a rollercoaster this train runs by turning potential energy into kinetic energy.  Hang onto your lunch!  Read more about the Eco-Train in the online database Science Reference Center.

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Arra, Lakewood Library

Here are some books with dresses on the cover that I would love to wear.  Of course I wouldn't look nearly as good (imagine nerdy librarian in fancy dress.)

       

What book cover dresses would you love to wear? 

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