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Used Books Make Great Gifts!

by: 
Rebecca

Books make wonderful gifts! The Jefferson County Library Foundation will have more than 2,500 "like new" used books for sale at the Belmar Library Holiday Whale of a Used Book Sale. They'll have a wide variety of books available, including cookbooks, art, history, classics and children's, as well as DVDs, CDs and so much more! Proceeds from the sale go to support Library programs. For more information, call 303.403.5075.

Nov. 21-23
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday
12-4 p.m. Sunday
Belmar Library

Sign Up for Healthcare at the Library

by: 
Rebecca

Fall brings up many thoughts for people – cooler weather, pumpkin spice lattes, health insurance. That last one can cause a great deal of stress for people if they aren’t offered coverage through their employer. If you’re thinking of navigating through the options available under the Affordable Care Act, we will once again have staff from Jeffco Human Services available to assist you at the Belmar Library. They will give your some background on the program, and if you’re ready, sign you up through the Connect for Health Colorado online marketplace.

Appointments aren’t required, but can be made by calling 303-271-4691.

9 a.m.–1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17
4–8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19
1–5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21
9 a.m.–1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24

Belmar Library

 

 

High Altitude Baking and Cooking

by: 
Rebecca

Tell me if this sounds familiar: you have a recipe you’ve been dying to try. You take the time getting all your ingredients together and follow the instructions to a T. Come to find out, it’s taking much longer to bake than it should, or it’s too dry, or it’s not cooking evenly, or it doesn’t taste quite right.

What went wrong?

Turns out, because we live at such a high elevation, sometimes we need to tweak our recipes a bit. A lot of people, myself included, often ignore or forget to do to this. Others just don’t know.

If you’re new to Colorado baking, or if you've always wondered how to make those recipes come out just right, we’ve got a can’t-miss event. High-altitude food specialist Randi Levin will share tips on how to adjust recipes for success and flavor at higher elevations. She’ll also provide information on healthy cooking and baking, including special dietary concerns.

Bring your questions!

6:30 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 18
Conifer Library

Warm Up with Yarn and Needle Arts

by: 
Rebecca

Looking for something productive to do on snowy afternoons? Warm up with some informal creativity and conversation!

The Standley Lake Library is launching a new yarn and needle arts group to share the finer points of hand work, including knitting, crocheting, embroidery, needlepoint, crewel work and cross stitch.  Come socialize, share, and learn new skills. All skill levels are welcome.

5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20
Standley Lake Library

Skyping for Seniors

by: 
Rebecca

Keeping up with your family and friends can be difficult. Add in the fact that so many people communicate digitally and you add another layer of complication. Luckily, we’re here to help you navigate the waters of online conferencing.

Join us for a live, interactive demonstration of a few popular and free video conferencing apps (applications), geared towards seniors to help you connect with your family and friends in a more lively way.

9 - 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 9
Standley Lake Library

Call to Register: 303-235-5275

Celebrate Halloween with Your Favorite Characters

by: 
Bethany

Would you like to celebrate Halloween with the likes of Harry Potter, Lolita and Atticus Finch? If so, here’s your chance! 

The Mountain Metro Association of REALTORS® (MMAR) and The Little Bear Saloon will be hosting the second annual Goldilocks and the Little Bear extravaganza from 5:30–9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Little Bear Saloon in Evergreen. 

This literary-inspired event features a costume contest, buffet dinner, dancing and a silent auction. Proceeds from the event will benefit local libraries in Clear Creek, Jefferson and Park Counties. Folks must be 21 to attend.

Online registrations, at $20 apiece, will be accepted through Oct. 30, or people can pay $25 at the door the night of the event.

For more details: Mountain Metro Association of REALTORS® 

Helen Thorpe Comes to Arvada

by: 
Bethany

"Utterly absorbing, gorgeously written, and unforgettable." –the Boston Globe

"An absolutely terrific and important work." –Doris Kearns Goodwin

These are just a couple of the things that are being said about Helen Thorpe's latest book, Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War. If you devoured the book like we did, or can't wait to get your hands on it, you won't want to miss her when she visits the Arvada Library

Hear firsthand from this critically-acclaimed local author and noted journalist as she discusses Soldier Girls at

7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3.

Reservations are not required.

 

Getting Your Bike in Shape

by: 
Bethany

If you're like me, you have a bicycle. That bike may or may not have been used a total of zero times in the past few years. Is your bicycle gathering dust in the garage too? If you have a bike that you've been wanting to pull out, but are afraid of the TLC it might need, we've got you covered. An instructor from Denver's Salvagetti Bicycle Workshop will teach you how to keep your bike running smoothly, how to change tires, and how to stay safe. This free class will give you the skills and confidence to make it to your destination and back. For ages 14 and up.

3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18
Lakewood Library

Barbara Sternberg Comes to Wheat Ridge

by: 
Bethany

So, wow. When I was looking into the background of the book by the author of Wheat Ridge Library's Thursday Morning Book Group selection for October, I never realized I knew so little about how so many of our cultural institutions got started. As a Denver native, I’m a little ashamed to admit that I’d never heard of Anne Evans. Well, thank goodness Barbara Sternberg took the time to write about this most influential woman. You can hear directly from the author of Anne Evans: A Pioneer in Colorado’s Cultural History: The Things That Last When Gold Is Gone as she discusses her book at 9 a.m. Oct. 16 at the Wheat Ridge Library.  

Boggled by the Ballot?

by: 
Bethany

Just like taxes, each year election season rolls around. And just like taxes, each year I get stressed out about it. What’s on the ballot and what does it means for me? I know I’m not the only person who feels this way. Luckily, there are folks like Active Minds who are here to help us translate the ballot language into words we can actually understand and tell us objectively about the arguments on each side of any given measure. Drop in for a quick rundown of the ballot issues and a look at what the yes or no vote for each will mean. 

Belmar Library
2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5

Evergreen Library
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15

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