Arvada

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Joanna, Digital Library

Curious about what King Arthur was like as a kid? How about Guinevere? Cheryl Carpinello re-introduces us to the characters we love in all the Arthurian Legends - but as children - in her books Guinevere: On the Eve of Legend and Young Knights of the Round Table: The King's Ransom. Come on out and talk all things medieval with Cheryl at Books and Bites on September 20th from 6 to 8:30 pm at the Arvada Library!

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Joanna, Digital Library

Ever play marbles? No? Ever heard of it? It's a great game of skill and fun that kids played "back in the day." While the game was mostly played by boys, there have been some pretty good girl players, too! Read about the life and marble-playing adventures of Freedom in the Marble Queen, Stephanie Blake's debut novel and a Colorado Book Award Finalist!

Come meet Stephanie Blake at Books and Bites on September 20th, 6 to 8:30 pm, at the Arvada Library.

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Joanna, Lakewood Library

On Friday, September 20th from 6 to 8:30 PM, the Arvada Library will host Books and Bites, a casual opportunity to meet more than thirty Colorado writers, many of them award winners. With authors for children, teens, and adults, Books and Bites promises to be a fun and relaxed literary event for everyone.

For the next few weeks, we’ll be spotlighting some of the fascinating authors you can expect to meet at Books and Bites. This week we want to introduce you to Lois Lindstrom Kennedy and Carol Turner, two authors with unique insights into Colorado history.

A former schoolteacher, Lois Lindstrom Kennedy specializes in non-fiction of the local history variety, and has published several books and monographs about Arvada since dedicating herself to the subject in 1971. In books like Ralston’s Gold, Lois has written in detail about Lewis Ralston, the prospector from Georgia who made the Rocky Mountain region’s first documented gold discovery in 1850.

You may know Carol Turner from the history column she writes in the Broomfield Enterprise. Carol’s most recent book, Notorious Jefferson County, describes the dark and seamy side of Jeffco’s frontier days, amazing readers with a wild cast of rogues, frauds and murderers. Take a shot of bourbon while you peruse this book and you’ll feel like you’re in a saloon!

You can check out their books from the library or purchase them at the event. Until then, be on the lookout for more Books and Bites author spotlights in the days ahead!

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Sarah, Arvada Library

August is almost here, and that means it's just about time for Flicks in the Square!

Every Friday night in August, enjoy a FREE outdoor movie in Olde Town Square, at the corner of Olde Wadsworth Blvd and 57th Avenue in Arvada.

Here is the movie lineup for this year:

Friday, August 2, 2013: Maverick
Friday, August 9, 2013: Spiderman
Friday, August 16, 2013: Oz the Great and Powerful
Friday, August 23, 2013: Madagascar
Friday, August 30, 2013: Avengers

 

Bring a chair, a blanket and some snacks. The movie starts at dusk. See you there!

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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!

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Leslie, Standley Lake Library

Do you believe in the Easter Bunny?  Jack Frost?  How about the Tooth Fairy or Santa Clause?  Well, the Rise of the Guardian movie has them all! 


The Standley Lake Library will be showing this movie on Saturday, June 29 at 11:00 am on the big screen in the meeting room.  Bring a pillow or blanket and snacks to enjoy while watching.  No tickets required!

Did you know that there is also a book about the Rise of the Guardians?  You can ask for it to come to the library nearest you by clicking on "Request" at the top of the page. 

 

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Sarah, Arvada Library

The water fountain in Olde Town Arvada has opened for the season! Beat the heat and get refreshed before heading into the Arvada Library!

 

 

Hours for the 2013 Season are as follows:

June 7 - September 30, 7 days a week

9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

 

For more information on the Olde Town fountain, see the City of Arvada website.

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Tana, Arvada Library

Butterflies are beautiful, delicate and very, very HUNGRY little beasties!  You should do your very best to cater them a lovely meal -- somewhere nice... like the alley behind your house!  Or maybe that yucky patch of dirt on the corner of Somewhere and There.  Or maybe over yonder in that big empty field behind Great Wall of Ugly -- just toss a SeeD Bomb full of LoVe and watch the MAGIC happen!* 

Join us at Arvada Library today to let your Inner Gardening Guerilla out -- Make SEED BOMBS and spread the BEAUTY!

Tuesday, May 28th @ 4:30pm.

*MAGIC not instantaneous.  They're seeds.  They take time. But you know what I mean...  EVENTUALLY it will be MAGICAL. Or at least pretty.   

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Sarah, Arvada Library

The Arvada Library is honored to display the work of young artists on the walls of our storytime room each month. This month we are displaying kites made by students in Grades 1 through 3 at the Mountain Phoenix Community school.

Stop by and see some soaring examples of excellent art work! Kites will be on display through the end of May.

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Leslie, Standley Lake Library

See Monsters Inc.

Sunday, May 19th

1:00 p.m.

Standley Lake Library

Come to the library to see this movie on the big screen in the meeting room.  Bring a pillow or a blanket and some snacks and enjoy watching it with other fans!

 

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