Feb. 20 - All libraries will be closed for Presidents' Day.
Colorado is a state full of readers. We're also a state full of writers! Local Authors Out Loud is a public reading series devoted to those who've published works of fiction and non-fiction. Each program will usually feature three authors, guaranteeing a diverse and fun experience.
The readers for this presentation are:
Mark Stevens, 2015 Colorado Book Award Winner for his mystery novel, Trapline;
Carter Wilson, 2016 Colorado Book Award Winner for his suspense novel, The Comfort of Black;
Sam W. Anderson, author of the short story collections Postcards from Purgatory and American Gomorrah: The Money Run Omnibus. His first novel is The Nines.
If you can’t attend in person, listen in on your phone: Call (303) 502-5189 at the time of the program or pre-register by calling (303) 275-6173.
Suitable for: Adults
6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23
Standley Lake or dial in from home (303) 502-5189
Meet 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.”
Join us at the Edgewater Library to learn and discuss solutions for energy, electricity, transportation, society and economy with a sense that sustainability is possible. Seminars address various topics, including an "Intro to Energy" class from Colorado School of Mines Research Assistant Professor, Xerxes Steirer. Learn about LEED buildings, EV charging, solar farms, and more by participating in this informative and participatory series.
Suitable for: Adults
7 - 8 p.m. Tuesdays:
“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.
Golden Fleece Fiber Fellowship
1st Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; select Sundays, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Lost Lamb Yarn Circle
1st and 3rd Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Yarn and Needle Arts Group
1st Thursdays, 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Standley Lake Library
Despite nearly two decades of concerted efforts to attract girls and women to the fields of engineering and computing, the numbers haven’t improved. In fact, they’re getting worse. According to a 2015 study by the American Association of University Women (AAUW), just 12% of engineers are women, and the number of women in computing has fallen from 35% in 1990 to just 26% in 2013.
Golden Library offers STEM Girls at 4 p.m. on select Mondays. These STEM events provide girls with the chance to play and learn in an open and nonjudgmental atmosphere. The events are led by Bell Middle School’s Girls in iSTEM Club. And in connection with the Colorado School of Mines, the Golden Library is hosting a STEM Girls Competition this month.
What will you create? Think big. Think small. Think about how you can build a better world. We’re hosting a STEM Competition to challenge your brains. Creations should be an original design and related to energy and environment, health and nutrition, or biomedical. You should include a hypothesis and a visual aid of your concept – a video, tri-fold display, poster, model or anything that best conveys your innovation. You can work individually or in groups of four or less.
- Eligibility: Girls grades 5-8, may work individually or in a group of no more than 4.
- Contest begins Jan. 5 – Feb. 22. Judges want to see what creations entrants think can help build a better world or solve an everyday problem.
- Entries can be related to energy and development, health and nutrition, or biomedical.
- Projects should include a hypothesis and a visual of the creations. Visual aids may be a video, tri-fold display, poster, model or anything that best conveys the innovation or solution being described.
- On February 22, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., girls in grades 5 through 8 will present their projects at the Golden Library and students from Colorado School of Mines outreach program designed for girls (DECTech Students) will judge them.
- Winners will be honored at the International Women’s Day Luncheon on March 8 at the Denver Marriott West and all contestants will receive a certificate of participation.
For more information, contact Stephanie Douglas at the Golden Library or call 303-235-5275.