The Jefferson County Library Foundation will hold its 13th Annual Rare & Novel Night – A Happy, HAPPY Hour at the Lakewood Country Club from 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25. Tickets are $75 to attend. The event will include live entertainment from humorist Tim Gard, hors d'oeuvres, and silent and live auctions. Guests will have a chance to bid on a condo in Hawaii for one week, a Steamboat Springs condo for a week, challenge races at Bandimere Speedway, rare and vintage books and much more.
Proceeds from the event help support children and teen literacy programs at the Library, such as Summer Reading Club and the Traveling Children's Library.
If you just finished Long Man and are wondering if tickets are still available, you're in luck! We still have a limited number of seats for the Sept. 18 Golden Reads event. Get them before they are gone!
And if you've already got your tickets, don't forget you can enter to win dinner with Amy Greene for you and a guest prior to the reading. Or, enjoy the food of Smokey J's BBQ and Bakin' Bakery starting at 5 p.m. on 10th St.
Books. Everyone knows the library has them. Have you gone outside your comfort zone and tried all the other resources the library has to offer? We invite you to get Outside the Lines with us next week and try something new. We'll share how each day next week on Facebook and Twitter.
Outside the Lines is a weeklong celebration, Sept. 14-20, demonstrating the creativity and innovation happening in libraries. Libraries across the country will be engaging with their communities in new and unexpected ways. Stay tuned for how you can participate.
Chances are if you're reading this you already have a library card. You probably even know all the library has to offer. What about your friends and family?
September is Library Card Sign-up Month – a time when parents and caregivers are reminded that a library card is one of the simplest ways to ensure a child's success. Help us celebrate by sharing the value of a library card with your friends and family. Encourage them to get a card and get a card for their kids.
Library resources are available to anyone who has a library card. Students can take advantage of materials, programs and services that can support their academic achievement, including online homework help, expert staff, research databases and free tutoring.
Library cards aren't just a valuable resource for children. People of all ages can benefit from everything that is available from the library from free visits to museums to business help to job search assistance to just plain fun, there are endless possibilities waiting to be discovered at your library.
Greene, author of Long Man, this year's Golden Reads book, will join us for a reading and discussion, followed by a book signing. Books will be available to purchase at the event from the Boulder Book Store.
Back in the early 1900s, parts of Colorado, and other locations in the region, were still very much the Wild West. For many women, suffrage and other women's rights issues weren't high on the list of priorities. Instead, these women of the frontier seized the opportunity to become landowners. In her book Staking Her Claim: Women Homesteading the West, author Marcia Hensley shares stories from these women through letters and articles from that time.
Join us at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4 at the Lakewood Library to hear directly from the author about some of these amazing stories. Reservations are not required.
Are you reading Amy Greene's Long Man for this year's Golden Reads? What did you think? Some of us fell in love with the characters, others got caught up in Amy Greene's beautiful prose, some others thought the chapters were a little too long... Whatever your take on the book, join the discussion.
Haven't been out to see our new Bookmobile service in the Ken Caryl area? Join us for a celebratory Open House from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23. We will have fun for the whole family, including face painting from 2-3 p.m., a special storytime at the neighboring McDonald's at 3 p.m., and a balloon artist from 3:30-4 p.m. Local merchants will also be providing refreshments and special offers, including $4 Papa Murphy pizza offers with proof of library card, free It’s All Peachy frozen yogurt coupons, free dog treats and water provided by Ken Caryl Pet Spa, and drinks from McDonald's.
The Bookmobile began service in the Ken Caryl Ranch area on July 12, and now provides weekly Saturday service from 12-4 p.m. in the Safeway parking lot at the Ken Caryl and Shaffer St. shopping center. Patrons can place and pick up holds, check out materials from our collection of fiction, nonfiction, and media for all ages, and learn more about other library resources.