Who knew one of the most deadly animals in the world would be a shrimp? With amazing vision that can see in both the ultraviolet and infrared spectrum not much gets past this feisty little creature. The two appendages on the front of its body can hit with the same force as a 22 caliber bullet! Check out the blog The Oatmeal for a fantastic introduction to the mantis shrimp.
Practice your ninja-spy skills and pick up some new ones. Learn how to make ninja stars, create a disguise, test your sneaking power, and solve a horrifying crime! You are encouraged to come in costume if you want!
Monday, May 13 at 4pm
Open to all teens grades 6-12
Join us at Standley Lake and Arvada Libraries to welcome the Arvada Police Department as they give a brief introduction to their SHARP course.
The Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention (SHARP) course has been specifically designed to meet the needs of women, teaching principles and strategies for effectively reducing the likelihood of assault through actual techniques for countering an attack. Utilizing efficient and effective methods of subject control that do not rely on size and strength, PPCT Management Systems, Inc. has developed a training system that can be used by just about everyone who is interested in personal safety.
In other words, just because you are small and female, doesn't mean you can't defend yourself!
Participants will be able to learn more about signing up for the three session course, which is free to Arvada residents at the following events:
Standley Lake Library on Saturday, May 11th at 2pm
Arvada Library on Saturday, May 18th at 2pm
Nova Ren Suma crafts a suspenseful and creepy tale of 17 year old Lauren who begins to see the ghosts of missing girls. Lauren is first drawn to a missing poster of Abigail who disappeared last summer at a camp for girls near Lauren's home. As Lauren investigates the mystery surrounding Abby's disappearance she discovers an increasing number of girls all the same age as Lauren, 17, when they went missing. All of them are presumed runaways. Lauren learns to communicate with them and each of the ghosts want something from her - justice, help, or possibly even a warning to Lauren? Will she be next?
Like so many people, I have fallen into the world of Pinterest. There are just so many ideas for all these wonderful things that I could make! And they make them look so easy! I could make that! Unfortunately, sometimes I can't make that. Welcome to Pinterest Fail, a hilarious blog that shows pictures of the beautiful, easy, do-it-yourself Pinterest inspiration and then the, um, actual result.
Death Valley is the lowest, hotest and driest place in North America. With an average rain fall total of less than two inches and temperatures over 100 degrees between April and October this is undisputable. The highest recorded ground temperature was 201 degrees Fahrenheit with an air temperature of 128 degrees in July of 1972. Temperatures regularly exceed 120 degrees in the summer months. There are four mountain ranges that block the mositure from the ocean from reaching Death Valley. Despite being so dry and hot it is home to 51 species of mammals, 307 bird species, 36 species of reptiles, three species of amphibians and five species of fish. When I start to complain about the heat this summer I will just have to remind myself, "At least I'm not in Death Valley!"
Did you know that the 1st Saturday in May is FREE COMIC BOOK DAY?! That's right, Super Fans! You can get one free comic book from participating comic book retailers.
Check with your favorite comic book shop to see if they are participating this year!
It may be snowing but it's not too early to start thinking about summer. Registration for the Teen Summer Reading Club: Beneath the Surface starts today! The program starts on June 1st. This year we will be playing Bingo! It’s not just about reading this summer. Finish your first bingo and come into your local library to claim your free book right away. We will also have some exciting prizes like a free pass to Lakeside Amusement Park and a chance to win a Kindle. Keep your calendar open for some of our fascinating programs such as Beneath The Surface Body Art and Ghost Hunting 101. This message has been brought to you by the Jeffco Library Foundation and the letter S.