June 30 - Arvada Library will be closed today due to HVAC system issues.
July 4 - All libraries will be closed for Independence Day.
Are you confused by the Affordable Health Care Act? Looking for low-cost health insurance in Colorado and wondering if you qualify for financial assistance? Thanks to a partnership with Jefferson County Human Services, we can help.
Beginning Oct. 1, JCPL's Belmar Library will serve as a Connect for Health Colorado Certified Assistance Site, where you can meet with a Certified Health Coverage Guide to explore the state's new online marketplace, Connect for Health Colorado, and learn about your options.
Personal assistance will be offered at the Belmar Library at the following dates and times:
- Tuesday, Oct. 1, 12-4:30 p.m.
- Thursday. Oct. 3, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
- Friday Oct. 4, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
- Monday Oct. 7, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Thursday Oct. 10, 12:30-4:30 p.m.
- Monday Oct. 14, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
- Wednesday Oct. 16, 12:30-4:30 p.m.
- Tuesday Oct. 22, 12-4:30 p.m.
- Wednesday Oct. 23, 12-4:30 p.m.
- Monday Oct. 28, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
- Thursday Oct. 31, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Residents seeking assistance will be served on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional sessions will be scheduled through the end of the year. Check the Belmar Library's Event Calendar for updates.
For additional information:
- Connect for Health Colorado
- Get help by phone from Connect for Health Colorado Jefferson County at 303-271-4691.
Looking to improve your resume building skills and/or interviewing techniques? JCPL is partnering with Jefferson County Workforce to offer several training sessions this month on each topic at our Arvada and Belmar Libraries.
During the Resume Basics sessions, you'll learn about the three basic types of resumes, and how to avoid making the most common resume mistakes that could instantly count you out of the running for any job that you are applying for. Current, updated information and a standard that identifies what employers and businesses are looking for will also be provided.
The Interview Techniques workshop will teach you how to display confidence in selling yourself to a potential employer. You'll also learn about the importance of marketing yourself, interpersonal communication, and professional dress. This course will provide interviewing techniques that will boost your confidence.
Registration is requried. Available dates and times
As part of this year's One Book. 1 Golden program, author Kent Haruf will read from Benediction, answer questions from the audience and conduct a book signing. Books by Haurf will be available to purchase at the event from Boulder Bookstore.
Free tickets are required.
7-9 p.m., Wednesday Oct. 2
Foss Auditorium at the American Mountaineering Center
This year’s annual One Book 1 Golden features Benediction, a powerful novel by Kent Haruf. Haruf is known for writing books that bring small-town Colorado to life and this book is a fitting selection for the close-knit community of Golden.
One of the more powerful chapters in the book deals with Reverend Lyle’s controversial message based on the Sermon on the Mount. Is violence ever warranted as revenge? Is there such a thing as a “just” war? This sermon ultimately leads to the reverend’s dismissal.
This chapter sparked one of the programs I’m most looking forward to - a panel discussion with leaders from the local faith community on “turning the other cheek” and its relevance in today’s world.
We hope to see you at the panel discussion and the other One Book 1 Golden events. Happy reading!
Join us at the Arvada Library from 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20 for our first ever Books and Bites night. More than 30 local authors will be on hand for you to meet. Kids, teens, fiction, non-fiction, history, sci-fi…nearly every genre will be represented!
Suzi-Q will also be there displaying her face painting talents for the kids.
Check out our blogs for spotlights on some of the authors participating in Books and Bites:
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If you're thinking of starting your own small business in Jefferson County, you will definitely want to attend our Small Business Basics series of free workshops at the Arvada Library this month.
Starting a Small Business
Jayne Reiter with the Jeffco Business Resource Center will help you understand where and how to register your business and what licenses are required at this free class. Learn the various legal structures available, taxation fundamentals, and funding options for a new business.
6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17
Writing a Business Plan
Follow the first class with this seminar that will introduce the five essential elements of a business plan, including finances, goals and marketing.
6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18
If you're in the 50+ crowd and plan to retire soon, this series of workshops at the Columbine Library is for you!
- 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16
Representatives from Fuel Financial will answer common questions about social security retirement benefits, Medicare Parts A and B, and gaps.
- 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17
Get your questions about long-term care and income-planning for life answered.