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Music is instrumental in all aspects of life. That’s why we’re happy to offer this wonderful program. If you want your child to participate in a music program, or if you’ve thought about learning an instrument yourself, this session will get you in tune. Musicians from Golden Music will talk about and showcase various instruments. Join us and hopefully something will strike a chord! 

2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27


Suitable for: All ages


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


In case you haven’t heard, we are about to buy a new batch of 30,000 library cards. Last week, we asked you to send us your favorite photos of Jeffco so we can feature one on our new cards. You’ve sent over 100 stunning photos of your favorite places in Jeffco, but there’s still time to send us your best shot!

The contest doesn’t officially close until Wednesday! Here’s the process:

1. Send us a photo of your favorite place in Jeffco before noon on Wednesday, Feb. 17. Don’t forget to include your name, email address, phone number, and a quick description of where the photo was taken.* 

2. On Wednesday, a panel of judges is narrowing down the submissions to three photos and our graphics team is creating mock-ups of those three photos as potential library cards.

3. We’ll share the mock-ups on our Facebook page sometime during the evening of Feb. 17

4. We’ll invite you to vote on your favorite until midnight, Feb. 21. Please note that we extended our voting period by a couple of days to give you more time to share your opinion with us!

5. We’ll announce the winner on Monday, Feb. 22

*By submitting a photo to this contest, you give Jefferson County Public Library permission to use your photo on approximately 30,000 new library cards and to share the photo publicly on any of JCPL’s social media channels. 



The nominations for the 88th Academy Awards are out and everyone in Hollywood is anxiously awaiting February 28. While we wait, here are some of the movies that you said were the best of 2015 (based on how many times you checked them out). 

1. Gone Girl. BONUS: Read it.  


2. Boyhood  


3. Interstellar  


4. The Imitation Game. BONUS: Read it.   


5. The Hundred-Foot Journey. BONUS: Read it. 


6. Birdman  


7. The Maze Runner. BONUS: Read it.  


8. The Giver. BONUS: Read it.  


9. The Theory of Everything   


10. Divergent. BONUS: Read it.  


Want more movies? Check out our Staff Picks and New Releases


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.

Kickoff event:

1 – 3:30 p.m. Friday, February 12


Suitable for:  Ages 6-12


It’s time to buy more library cards and we’re looking for the perfect photo of Jeffco to put on them. We know that nobody understands Jeffco better that YOU, our amazing customers, so we want to invite you to help us decide the next image that will go onto the new cards!  

What: A contest to get your favorite picture of someplace in Jefferson County, Colorado, onto our next batch of library cards.

When: Feb. 3 through Feb. 17

Why: We want our next batch of library cards to feature Jefferson County at its finest, not some stock image.  

How: So glad you asked. Here’s the process:

       1. Send us a photo of your favorite place in Jeffco between now and Feb. 17.

              • Don’t forget to include your name, email address, and phone number

       2. A panel of judges will narrow down the submissions to three images. 

       3. We’ll share the top three images on our Facebook page on Feb. 17.

       4. We'll invite the public to vote for their favorite photo until midnight, Feb. 18.

       5. We will announce the winner on Feb. 19. 

       6. The winning photo will be featured on roughly 30,000 new library cards.*

And that’s it! We look forward to seeing your photos! 


*By submitting your photo to this contest, you give permission to the Jefferson County Public Library to use your photo on 30,000 new library cards AND to post your photo on social media channels. 


Because we know the Broncos will have oodles and oodles of time to kill between now and Sunday (wink, wink), we created a short list of book recommendations for Colorado’s favorite football team! To put them in the right frame of mind for the big game, we think the Broncos players should read:

1. Winning from Within by Erica Ariel Fox 

2. The Right Kind of Crazy: A True Story of Teamwork, Leadership, and High-Stakes Innovation by Adam Steltzner

3. Creative Visualization: Use the Power of Your Imagination to Create What You Want in Your Life by Shakti Gawain

4. Anxiety Free: Unravel Your Fears Before They Unravel You by Robert L. Leahy 

5. Winning Football by Bill Ramseyer 

6. Wild Ride! The Illustrated History of the Denver Broncos by Bob Moon 

These books are sure to help create the right mental space for winnng the Super Bowl! Go Broncos!!!