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Kids and Books = Bliss

by: 
Natalie, Jefferson County Library Foundation

Remember the first book that knocked your socks off?

For me, it was To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee. I remember taking it off my parents' bookshelf one rainy afternoon when I had no way to get to the mall. I cracked it open because I was bored and there was nothing better to do. And then, something magical happened.

For the next few days, I couldn't put it down. I was transported from my little circle of teenage angst and self-involvement to a world of wonder and possibility. I was introduced to the major themes: social injustice, human frailty, racial tension, and the presence of goodness in unexpected places. I was floored by the wisdom of Atticus Finch and envious of the pluck and courage of Scout and Jem.

The book inspired me and made me want to be a better person.

Here at the Jefferson County Library Foundation, we'd like to give that same sense of wonder to every child in Jefferson County. To that end, we work hard to put books into the hands of children through Library programs such as the Traveling Children's Library and  the Summer Reading Program.

If you remember being awed and humbled by reading a book, won't you share the magic? Won't you donate to our campaign?

Gifts for Book Lovers

by: 
Rebecca


It's not too late to find some great stocking stuffers at the Jefferson County Library Foundation's Whale of a Used Book Sale at the Standley Lake Library. We'll have more than 2,000 "like new" used books for sale, with a wide variety of books available, including cookbooks, art, history, classics and children's, as well as DVDs, CDs and so much more! For more information, call 303.403.5075.

Dec. 13 and 14
10 a.m-4:p.m. Saturday
12-4 p.m. Sunday
Standley Lake Library

MakeSomething New: Screen Printing

by: 
Rebecca

Try screen printing in this special instructor-guided session at the Belmar Library. Design your own image and print it using LumiPaint sun-activated dye. Bring your own shirt, hoodie, or fabric to print on, or use ours. Attendance is limited to the first 20 registered participants; register now.
 
We also offer an open lab, where participants can work on their own projects. We offer access to soldering irons, other makers, and various tools, plus a place to work on your projects. No registration required.

These events are designed for adults; children may attend with an adult supervision.

LumiPaint Screen Printing
10 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13

OpenLab
2-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13

Belmar Library

 

Connect for Health Signups Continue

by: 
Rebecca

Everyone wants to be and stay healthy. To that end, staff from Jefferson County Human Services will be available through December to help you learn about and sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act on the “Connect for Health Colorado” online health insurance marketplace. Appointments are not required, but can be made by calling 303-271-4691.

Personal assistance will be available at the Belmar Library at the following dates and times:

  • 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday Dec. 1
  • 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3
  • 1-5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5
  • 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6
  • 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8
  • 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10.
  • 1-5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12
  • 9 a.m.-1 p.m.  Monday, Dec. 15
  • 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17
  • 1-5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19
  • 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 22
  • 1-5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 26
  • 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29

Appointments are not required, but can be made by calling 303-271-4691.

Denver Mountain Parks: 100 Years of the Magnificent Dream

by: 
Rebecca

In celebration of the Denver Mountain Parks system’s centennial, authors Erika Walker, Sally L. White and Wendy Rex-Atzet, along with famed photographer John Fielder, created a stunning tribute in their book Denver Mountain Parks: 100 Years of the Magnificent Dream.

The Parks system spans more than 14,000 acres, across 46 parks just west of Denver. Join Erika Walker for a digital tour through these spectacular locations. Walker’s great-grandfather, John Brisben Walker, once owned Red Rocks Park and was an early proponent of the Denver Mountain Parks. This book was written to celebrate the parks’ centennial and features photos by John Fielder.

Reservations are not required for this free event.
2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6
Wheat Ridge Library

Celebrate with Us!

by: 
Rebecca

We love our patrons, and the holidays give us a perfect chance to say thank you! We've scheduled a number of holiday open houses to share some fun and festivities with you. Come celebrate with us!

 

5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2
Live music and refreshments.
Arvada Library

5:00 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4
Face painting and a musical performance by Heart Strings.
Wheat Ridge Library

1:00 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6
Live music and refreshments.
Belmar Library

5:00 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12
Music and after-hours festivities.
Edgewater Library

1:00 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13
Music and refreshments and used books for sale.
Evergreen Library

12:00 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14
Showings of the movie Frozen and refreshments.
Columbine Library

Stuck in a Dead-end Job?

by: 
Rebecca

Get ready to start the New Year with a new career! We're offering a number of job readiness classes to help you find your dream job. With classes ranging from standard resume techniques to job searching and interviewing skills, we can help you sharpen your skills and find the perfect job for you. These classes are offered at the Arvada and Belmar Libraries in partnership with the American Job Center.

Registration is required for these free workshops. Sign up now! 

Arvada Library
Dec. 1 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. Standard Resume Techniques
Dec. 11 12–1:30 p.m. Interviewing for Success
Dec. 15 2–3:30 p.m. Job Search Tips & Tricks

Belmar Library
Dec. 3 12:30–2 p.m. Resume Review Lab
Dec. 9 1–2:30 p.m. Job Search Tips & Tricks
Dec. 18 12:30–2 p.m. Interviewing for Success

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

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