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by: 
Carol

Holiday Open HousesYou're invited to one or all of our annual holiday open houses. Our libraries are decking the halls and we look forward to welcoming you for a bit of holiday cheer. We'll have live music, refreshments, and crafts, plus some new and exciting events like: 

  • Health and Fitness Solutions for the Holiday
  • Handmade Holiday Ornaments
  • Holiday Hacks
  • Holiday Book Sales

Get that favorite Christmas sweater or finest velvet frock from the closet and head to the library for treats, entertainment and glad tidings. 

Bringing it home – volunteers bring the world to others through library home delivery

(Lakewood, Colo. – November 21, 2016)  

Debbie Burns and her mother, Beulah, have something special to be thankful for this holiday. 

At 97 years of age, Beulah Burns of Arvada is aging in place at her home, receiving support from community agencies and from her daughter, Debbie Burns, who calls daily and travels often from her home in Meeker, Colorado to visit.  When an application for Jefferson County Public Library’s (JCPL) Home Service program came with her VOA Meals on Wheels newsletter, Beulah reconnected with her library.

by: 
Cindy

Hot SpotsIt’s no trick! We have a new treat to offer you. Soon you'll be able to place a hold, check out and take home a Wi-Fi Hot Spot. Yes! It’s true.

Today’s families rely on the Internet for many reasons, including student access to online homework and access to the many digital resources made available by the Library. But not everybody has home access.

We have 100 new devices and you can check them out for seven days at a time. We believe these devices will meet a very real demand and supports our mission of making technology accessible to all.

Our mission is to provide equal access to information and opportunity to all the residents of Jefferson County, and when our community voted to support the 2015 mill levy, we became enabled to improve our ability to provide that access to new and emerging technologies and increase digital literacy countywide.  [The crowd cheers!]  

In addition to the 100 hot spots, we’ve added ten WiFi enabled tablets that are now in circulation at Edgewater and Wheat Ridge Libraries.

by: 
Carol

Fall Break Fun

Here comes Thanksgiving week, everybody! The kids are out of school and we’re all excited for the feast. If you’re searching for fun activities to keep the family entertained, look no further than your local Jeffco Library.  This year, in addition to movies, crafts, and special Story Times, we’re under a wizard’s spell. To celebrate the new movie, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, we have a ton of Harry Potter fun in addition to the cornucopia of turkey-themed activities. See what's in store and prepare to gobble it up. 

Jefferson County Public Library Selects Fransen Pittman Construction to Assist with Columbine Library Remodel

(Lakewood, Colo. – Oct. 20, 2016)  Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) announced today that it has selected Fransen Pittman Construction Co., Inc., to provide general contractor services for the 2017 Columbine Library remodel project.

Under terms of the contract, Fransen Pittman will assist JCPL with:

by: 
cindy

HP workshopThere's nothing like bringing drama to life on the stage, and it's espeically fun when it includes Harry Potter. If you love the Cursed Child script as much as you love the novels, take advantage of this workshop co-organized by literature students from Red Rocks Community College. We're gathering to share some of the most memorable scenes from Cursed Child with audience-participation play-acting in a fun and creative exploration of the Harry Potter world. 

5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28
Lakewood

Registration is required. The program is intended for students in grades 5 - 12.

 

by: 
Cindy

Hamilton, the smash Broadway musical phenomenon and winner of 11 Tony Awards and a Pultizer Prize has history and musical fans everywhere still buzzing with excitement. The PBS Arts Fall Festival brings the making of the pop culture hit to life when it kicks off the PBS series, Great Performances, hosted by Lin-Manuel Miranda, later this month (airs on Rocky Mountain PBS on October 21, 9 p.m.). 

In many ways, this musical is redefining how an entire generation of young fans is learning about history through unprecedented hip-hop musical performances. You can watch a portion of the documentary and join the cast as they visit historic locations. You'll also enjoy interviews with prominent personalities ranging from musicians and politicians, to entertainers like Jimmy Fallon – and even President Barack Obama.

The Belmar Library’s Teen Advisory Board is proud to be joining forces with Rocky Mountain PBS and Green Mountain High School’s Performing Arts Department on Wednesday, October 19 to present a sneak preview portion of the documentary that takes us behind the creation of the show and how Miranda adapted Hamilton’s story into musical theater.

We kick the night off with performances from Green Mountain High School students, followed by a costume contest, door prizes, and then the main event - the 45-minute preview of the documentary. This is your chance to see it before anyone else!

The event is free and open to the public, but we do ask that you register so we know you’re coming!

7 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 19

Green Mountain High School Auditorium
13175 W. Green Mountain Drive in Lakewood

About the PBS Arts Fall Festival: PBS premieres its sixth annual PBS Arts Fall Festival on Friday, October 21, with host Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator and star of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical Hamilton. The PBS Arts Fall Festival, which last year reached more than nine million viewers, is a cornerstone of the Friday primetime lineup, underscoring PBS’ ongoing commitment to give audiences the best seats in the house to watch arts performances on air and online. The festival presents diverse artists and performances from across the country, including programs from GREAT PERFORMANCES, LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER, and more. Most programs will be available online at video.pbs.org/ after their broadcast premiere. For more, visit pbs.org/pressroom.

Presented by: The Belmar Teen Advisory Board and

All Jeffco Public Library Locations Closed Oct. 10 for Staff In Service

(Lakewood, Colo. – Sept. 29, 2016) All Jefferson County Public Library locations will be closed Monday, Oct. 10, for the Library’s annual staff in service and training. Patrons will still be able to return materials at the libraries and access materials and resources via jeffcolibrary.org

All libraries will reopen Tuesday, Oct. 11 for normal business hours. 

 

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