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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.