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February 2017

by: 
Rebecca

ED Community Meeting

The City of Edgewater is planning to build a new Civic Center in Walker Branch Park. The new facility will house administrative offices, the police department, a fitness center and gymnasium, public meeting space – and (cheers!!) a 10,000 square foot library.

Jefferson County Public Library is partnering with the City to design and finish the library space. The City hopes to complete the design phase in August, with project completion in 2018.

The City of Edgewater is hosting two sets of Community Open Houses to gather your feedback on the new Civic Center, and the we're participating. We want your input as we envision a new, modern library with great space and 21st century services.

Open House & Information Gathering:

  • Wednesday, March 15, 6-8 pm
  • Saturday, March 18, 1-3 pm

Open House & Information Gathering and feedback:

  • Wednesday, March 29, 6-8 pm
  • Saturday, April 1, 10-12 am

Location: Edgewater Municipal Building, 2401 Sheridan Blvd. 

We hope to see you there!

by: 
Rebecca

CL Community MeetingJefferson County residents are invited to join Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) for an update on the upcoming Columbine Library remodel. Community update meetings will be held at the Columbine Library, 7706 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton, as follows:

• Saturday, March 11, 10-noon

• Wednesday, March 15,  6-8 pm

The meetings will cover the final design drawings and proposed construction timeline, as well as information on how residents can access alternative services while the library is closed for construction. Representatives from Humphries Poli Architects, PC, (project architects), Fransen Pittman Construction Co., Inc. (general contractor) and NV5 Global, Inc. (construction management company) will be on hand to assist with the presentation. 

All Jefferson County residents are invited to attend. Learn more about the Columbine Library remodel

by: 
Cindy

Great DecisionsWhat in the world is going on?

"Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family." -Kofi Annan, 1997

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The name is shared by a national civic-education program, briefing book, teacher’s guide and PBS television series produced by the Foreign Policy Association.

Be prepared to read short articles so you can be ready to discuss some of the most critical global issues facing America today.

The eight critical foreign policy challenges for 2017 are:

  • The EU
  • The Truth about Trade, Jobs and Politics
  • Navies and Sovereignty: China and the United States in the South China Sea
  • Saudi Arabia in Transition
  • U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum
  • A New Political Era in Latin America: From Ideology to Pragmatism
  • Afghanistan and Pakistan
  • Nuclear Security

Mark your calendar now for Great Decisions at one of the following Jeffco libraries:

Belmar

6 – 7:30 p.m. Tuesday

Mar. 7, 21

Apr. 4, 18

May 2, 16, 30

Columbine

6 – 7:30 p.m. Tuesday

Mar 7, 21

Apr. 4, 18

May 2, 16, 30

Evergreen

6 – 7:30 p.m. Wednesday

March 1, 15

April 5, 19

May 3, 17, 31

Reservations are not required. In order to fully engage, we recommend that you read each article prior to the discussions.

by: 
Cindy

Raising of America You’re invited to a facilitated viewing and discussion of The Raising of America – Early childhood and the future of our nation.

When parents are stressed out, babies often pay the price. Research says that improving conditions for families with young children is one of the best investments any nation can make. 

While the US is the wealthiest, most powerful country in the world, our child well-being has fallen to 26th in the world, and an alarming number of American children are following low developmental trajectories from the start. They enter adulthood with learning challenges, behavioral issues and even poor physical health.

This documentary argues that our population health is not the only thing at risk; it’s also the very future of our nation.

Hear the evidence that says that by providing for our children, we also preserve our county’s future prosperity, equity and well-being. By providing safe, stable and responsive environments for our babies and little ones, we help build their brains and improve their chances for success in school and life.

The Raising of America is a documentary exploring how a strong start for young children leads to a healthier, more equitable and sustainable America. Join community members for a screening  of the film followed by an open discussion. Light refreshments will be served and there is no cost for attendance. Everyone is welcome. 

For more information visit the Healthy Jeffco Network or contact Sophia Yager at [email protected] or 303-271-5722. American Sign Language interpreters available upon request. Please let us know if you need one at least one week in advance at 303-235-5275 or [email protected].

Belmar

Saturday, April 1, 1 -3 p.m.

Viewing will be subtitles in Spanish with dual language facilitation

RSVP   

Standley Lake

Monday, April 3, 9 – 11 a.m.

RSVP  

Golden

Monday, April 17, 5 – 7 p.m.

RSVP OR join us via Facebook Live.  

by: 
Cindy

Impact survey winnerMeet Barbara Trumbo, winner of an iPad Mini 4!

Barbara was one of 1,142 people who participated in our recent Impact Survey to get information about how our patrons use technology in the Library. She was selected in a random drawing to receive the prize.

Barbara has been coming to Jeffco Library since 1980. While she is fortunate to have a computer and access to the Internet at home, she acknowledges that not everyone is so lucky.

“The Library is a touchpoint where anyone – from any income level – can access information and learn new things, and Library technology plays an increasingly important role in providing that access,” she said. “I participated in the survey because I want the Library to know what the public finds valuable.”

How will she use her new iPad?

“I hope to use it for all kinds of things,” she said. “I like to download eBooks and online magazines; I hope to check out the Library’s genealogy resources, access new applications, and even Skype with my daughter, who lives out of town!”

“Thanks to patrons like Barbara, we now have clear feedback from the community on the technology they’d like to see in our Libraries,” said Pam Nissler, our executive director. “We look forward to enhancing our technology offerings as we go forward.”

by: 
Jenny

Fiber Arts“Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either.” 

― Elizabeth Zimmermann

Want to learn a new skill? Make new friends? Finish a project before starting six new ones? Organize your stash? Whether you're a seasoned knitter, crocheter, embroiderer, sewist, quilter, spinner, weaver, other fiber enthusiast or you'd like to get started for the first time, the library has a group of like-minded folks who want to meet you! Drop-in, enjoy a little social time, share your knowledge and pick up new tips and tricks. 

Create Space – On Pins and Needles

2nd Sundays, 1 – 3 p.m.

Evergreen Library

Golden Fleece Fiber Fellowship

1st Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; select Sundays, 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Golden Library

Lost Lamb Yarn Circle

1st and 3rd Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Lakewood Library

Yarn and Needle Arts Group

1st Thursdays, 5:30 – 8 p.m.

Standley Lake Library

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