"To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world." – Dr. Seuss
Grab your favorite red & white striped hat (optional) and join us and Read Across America as we celebrate this beloved children’s author’s 112th birthday with stories, music, games and crafts.
Find your favorite JCPL location and join the fun.
1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Mar. 1
7 p.m., Thursday, Mar. 3
11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Mar. 1
Suitable for: Ages 8 and under (and all Dr. Seuss fans too!)
Unplug with us at our once a month music session. If you’re a teen-or-older musician, bring your acoustic instruments and play together around the “campfire.” Share your own songs with the group and/or we’ll showcase songbooks and other resources from our collection. Arvada is full of fine musicians and this is a great way to mingle and learn a thing or two from the more experienced instrumentalists. Come pick a little, play a little...or just listen!
2:30 p.m. on the last Sunday of the month
Suitable for: Teens+
Are you feeling blue? Green with envy? In the pink? Curious yellow? Learn how different colors affect our health and state of mind. Elaine Feldhaus of Senior Reach will tell us about the psychology of color and you how can apply the current research to your wardrobe, walls and even food! This is a Library 2 You dial-in program, so all you need to do is call 303-275-6173 to register and we’ll call you at the time of the program.
10:30 a.m. Monday, Mar. 7
On the phone
Suitable for: Adults
Feb. 24 is an Early Release Day for Jeffco schools! Celebrate getting out of school early by dropping by the Golden Library's Teen Area for games of all shapes and sizes. Grab a group of friends for an Xbox 360 or Playstation 4 tournament. Or, if you’d rather not spend your extra free time in front of a screen, we’ve got board and card games for an old fashioned face-to-face challenge!
2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24
Suitable for: Grades 5-8
Tomatoes in Evergreen? You Bet!
Choose the right produce to grow in your mountain food garden. With our short growing season, mountain soil, and cool summers, what provisions can we possibly grow in our gardens that will produce? As it turns out, a lot! Just in time to plan for a great 2016 garden season, join master gardener Margaret Rode in a fruitful discussion of seeds and plants that are specially adapted for our conditions. Learn about sources for high altitude seeds, easy tactics for getting an early start on things, and choosing varieties that are tough, hardy, AND productive.
2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13
Suitable for: Teens and Adults
Sometimes love hurts. Sometimes love can be deadly. Cue the ominous music…
Kick off Valentine’s weekend with a mystery. Here’s the scenario: A harmless date between four couples quickly turns sour as a murder among the group brings out old wounds and secrets. With everyone having something to hide, who could have committed the murder? Is one of the friends a murderer or does someone working in the restaurant have a greater secret to tell?
6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12
Suitable for: Teens
Please register in advance.
Although “watch the birdie” relates to old fashioned photography, we’re talking about friends who light up our skies and trails during this time of the year.
Winter white creates a perfect backdrop to make local birds stand out, so we’re taking a cue from nature and invite you to join Evergreen Audubon and Evergreen Nature Center in celebrating the 19th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). Learn more about your flighty neighbors through games, conservation crafts and (of course) bird watching. Who knows, you might catch a glimpse of a Western Scrub Jay, a Killdeer or even a Pine Sisken.
Grab your binoculars and learn about your fine feathered friends of Colorado. Start a new family tradition! You won’t believe how easy it is to become a citizen scientist in your own backyard. We’re kicking off the three-day event by turning birdfeeders and local trails into literal field labs. Register online one week in advance. Limit: 25 participants.
1 – 3:30 p.m. Friday, February 12
Suitable for: Ages 6-12
Whether you call it duct tape or duck tape, you’ll have fun fashioning accessories with everyone's favorite household can-do product. We'll demonstrate a few great favorites, like wallets (which are both durable and stylish). Come and make something for yourself or to give as a gift.
3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10
Suitable for: Adults
The Golden Library cordially requests your presence for an afternoon fete. That’s a fancy way of saying that there’s a tea party and you’re invited! Wear an opulent dress, bring a grown-up and join us for tea, snacks and fun. Pinkies up!
4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8
Suitable for: ages 4–11
Protect yourself from phone and email scams. A representative from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department will discuss recent scams including Grandma Scam, Lottery Winning, IRS tax, and more. Gain tips and tricks to identify scams and prevent havoc to your accounts.
Call 303.275.6173 to register and JCPL will call you on the day of the program.
10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 8
Suitable for: Adults