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Get Ready for Some FUN…iculars That Is

by: 
Bethany

Golden has always been a popular destination for day trips, but do you know the history of the city’s rail lines that helped contribute to its popularity? Golden author Barb Warden will discuss two of the most spectacular funicular railways built in the early 20th century, why these rail lines were established in Golden and why they disappeared in a few short years.

She will also discuss how streetcar service from Denver contributed to Golden's tourism industry and how light rail may entice a new generation of visitors.

Ms. Warden will be signing her book The Funiculars of Golden Colorado following the program, and books will be available for purchase.

1 p.m. Sunday, July 14
Golden Library

 

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Joanna, Standley Lake Library

I always love hearing about the inspiring efforts to build libraries or bring books to children in third world countries, such as the Donkey Mobile Libraries and The Camel Bookmobile (fiction based on a true story). Turns out a nonprofit group here in Arvada is doing the same thing.  They are called SCOPE International, and among other projects, they develop school and community libraries in Kenya.  They have an exhibit of bright and interesting photographs on the display wall at Standley Lake this month, and they are having a reception this Saturday, July 13 at 2:00 in the Standley Lake meeting room.  Come learn more about their noble endeavors and adventures!

And the 2013 Wheat Ridge Reads Book is...

by: 
Bethany

The 2013 Wheat Ridge Reads selection has been announced! Drum roll please...This annual, city-wide event will feature the book Halfway to Heaven: My White-knuckled — and Knuckleheaded — Quest for the Rocky Mountain High by Colorado author Mark Obmascik.

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. . 

As part of the program, 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 as part of its monthly book discussion group. 

Reserve your copy of Halfway to Heaven today! 

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

One Book. 1 Golden. 2013 - Benediction by Kent Haruf

by: 
Bethany

Benediction by Kent Haruf has been selected by Golden residents as this year's choice for the second annual One Book. 1 Golden. program!  

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. Reservations will be accepted beginning Sept. 7  - watch for more details. 

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
Golden Library

"Turn the Other Cheek" Panel Discussion
6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24
Location to be determined
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 at the Golden Library on Sept. 29. Submission requirements and instructions will be available soon. 

The goals of the One Book. 1 Golden. program are to promote a culture of reading and to 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.

Rev Up to Rock, Race & Read!

by: 
Bethany

Save the date! The 13th annual Rare & Novel Night presented by the Jefferson County Library Foundation is speeding your way. It will take place Thursday, Aug. 22 at Bandimere Speedway. As always, proceeds from this exciting event will benefit children's literacy programs at the Library, including Summer Reading Club and the Traveling Children's Library. 

Tickets will be $65 for dinner and $250 for dinner and the opportunity to race the quarter mile. You won't want to miss the excitement, including our silent and live auctions. Watch for more details as the event gets closer!

Contact Natalie Martinez for more information - 303-405-5075.

 

 

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Briana, Evergreen Library

As part of the Evergreen Library's monthly book discussion group, you're invited to join local author Dale Lovin as he discusses his book, The Mirror in the River: A Novel of Suspense.

When a wealthy woman mysteriously disappears near Aspen, Colo., former FBI Agent Brad Walker finds that his love of fly fishing in remote  mountain areas has planted him directly in the crosshairs of corrupt politicians and a kingpin in the world of human trafficking.

6 pm Wednesday, June 12
Evergreen Library

Painting a Story with Words

by: 
Bethany

Can writing really be compared to painting? You'd be surprised.

Novelist Elizabeth Wrenn, author of Around the Next Corner, will illustrate how writers make a myriad of choices on every page, and why. From the detail work of a stippling brush (word choice), to the broader strokes of large brushes (plot, character, dialogue, setting), to the frame surrounding it all (beginning, middle, end), writers must use all the tools in their kit.

This hands-on workshop, presented by 40 West Arts and the Lakewood Library, will share practical tips and techniques for more effective writing.

1 p.m. Sunday, June 9
40 West Arts
1560 Teller St. 

It's Here!

by: 
Bethany

Summer Reading Club officially begins today! Get your daubers out and starting marking off those bingo squares - getting your first bingo will get you a free book and the chance to win a Kindle! Keep going to get additional coupons. And, don't forget to come see the plethora of fun events we've got going all summer long for Kids and Teens.

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Pennie, Wheat Ridge

It’s Summer Reading Club time at the Library!  Adults can join their very own club:  Groundbreaking Reads.  This year participants will complete a bingo card.  Complete your first bingo and you earn a certificate for a free book from the Library Foundation’s book sale.  You can complete up to 4 bingos and each one will put you in the drawing for the grand prize – a Kindle Fire (drawing will be held on Aug 15).

To sign up visit us online or at any Jefferson County Library location.

Parents be sure to sign up your kids and teens for the Summer Reading Club too.  This year we have added a program just for the youngest library users that focuses on early literacy.  The children's theme is Dig into Reading and they get to play bingo too!

Alter a Book Into a Work of Art

by: 
Bethany

Sure, many books are considered works of art in a literary sense, but have you ever considered turning a book into something else? A sculpture, a painting, a frame, a collage? Something else perhaps? Now's your chance to unleash the creativity of your inner artist!

The Lakwood Library held an Altered Book Contest that ended June 3. Entries are on display at the library and a special ceremony will be held on June 5, when three winners will be announced. There will be a teen competition for ages 12-17 and an adult competition for those who are 18 and older.

 

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