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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

by: 
Carol

reinventing yourself workshopGone are the days of picking up the paper and scanning through the classified ads to find employment. Job seekers today face new challenges, which is why it’s wise to catch up if you’re ready to enter (or being thrown into) the job search fray. Looking for a job can be overwhelming, so getting advice from experts at the American Job Center can really help.

Learn tips such as:

  • Developing an eye-catching resume that gets you noticed
  • Displaying confidence in selling yourself to a potential employer through interpersonal communication and professional dress
  • Repackaging your job skills

If you can't make this great event, check out some of the other resources we offer job seekers. These resources provide practice tests and test prep for many careers, personal and professional development, and resume support. 

From networking to resume writing to online job boards, it’s a whole new job-seeking world. Find out how to navigate it and get to those wonderful words, “You’re hired!”

9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8

Suitable for: Adults

by: 
Carol

AARPAre you deep in the heart of taxes? If you’re confused by the filing process or like keeping your hard-earned money, AARP's certified tax advisors can help you with your tax returns this year.

Beginning in February, JCPL and AARP are providing free tax counseling and preparation assistance to all taxpayers, with special attention to those ages 60 and older. IRS-certified volunteers will be on hand on certain dates through April 15 at Arvada, Columbine, Evergreen, Golden, Lakewood and Standley Lake Libraries to help you with your tax-related questions. Space is limited for each session and participants are encouraged to arrive early. Please note: appointments are required at the Evergreen Library.

We also have a limited selection of printed copies of State and Federal tax forms, and instruction books will be available at all library locations while supplies last. To print and order State or Federal forms and to find more tax help information, visit our Tax Guide. 

Benjamin Franklin once said, "...nothing is said to be certain, except libraries helping with your taxes." Ok, so that isn't exactly what he said, but it has a ring of truth to it and tax season is here. Fear not, dear countrymen, the Library and AARP are here to help.

Happy filing!

by: 
Carol

Golden TABOur teens get involved – and we love it. Our Teen Advisory Board's (TAB) give teens the chance to help plan teen-specific library events, services and more. Currently, Golden, Lakewood, Arvada, Columbine, Standley Lake, and Belmar have TABs.  Most meet once a month - that’s a “teeny” amount of time out of your schedule. If you’re in grades 7-12, want to make friends, and have a say about what you want from YOUR library, stop by and fill out an application.

#Hamilfans gather at Green Mountain High School to celebrate history in hip-hop style

(Lakewood, Colo. – Oct. 17)  Are you a #Hamilfan? Fans of the smash Broadway musical Hamilton are in for a treat on Wednesday, Oct. 19 when Jefferson County Public Library teams up with Rocky Mountain PBS and Green Mountain High School’s Performing Arts Academy to present a sneak preview portion of the PBS documentary, Great Performances: Hamilton’s America (#HamilDocPBS). The documentary takes you behind the scenes at the creation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical, Hamilton. 

by: 
Cindy

Learn and Play ChessOn any weekday afternoon you might expect 17-year-old Justin Gailey to be studying, playing basketball, or enjoying a video game. As an International Baccalaureate (IB) student at Lakewood High School in Jefferson County, he’s doing all this – and then some.

Every Monday afternoon this fall, you’ll find Justin teaching elementary students the game of chess at the Lakewood Library.  

Justin started the program to give back to his community.  His school’s IB program encourages students to initiate a community project, and when he realized there was no local programming teaching chess to kids, he knew he was the guy to fill the gap.

Justin’s interest in chess began at an early age as he recalls watching his dad and brother play the game, begging them to let him join the fun. Wanting to learn the game, he went to his local library to learn and play, but found he was still too young.

Justin was determined to play and quickly discovered the game on his own, then attended chess camps and even played in a Las Vegas tournament where he finished among the top competitors.

Justin has experience tutoring kids in math and says the game of chess helps with early math and critical thinking skills. He wants to see the program grow and more kids get involved.  “Give it a chance,” he says. “Chess is a lot of fun and you can learn by playing the game.”

Justin hopes to study accounting or engineering next year.  

by: 
Rebecca

Lakewood reopeningYou can say goodbye to those potholes and patches. The Lakewood Library parking lot replacement is now complete, we’ve reopened, and we’re back to business with a fresh new parking lot.

Thank you for your patience as we completed this important project. Come check us out. We look forward to seeing you back in the library! 

Library Foundation Closes Lakewood Library Donation Drop-off Location

(Lakewood, Colo. – Sept. 16, 2016) Jefferson County Library Foundation Executive Director Jo Schantz announced today that, effective immediately, large donations of used books and other materials will no longer be accepted at the Lakewood Library at 20th and Miller. Donors are asked to take boxed donations directly to the Jefferson County Library Foundation warehouse, at 10790 W 50th Avenue, Suite 200 in Wheat Ridge, Monday-Friday, from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

by: 
rebecca

LK closed

UPDATE: Construction extended due to weather. The Lakewood Library, parking lot, and book return will be closed through Sunday, Sept. 25.

JCPL has set a tentative construction schedule for the Lakewood Library parking lot replacement:

  • Phase One, scheduled for Sept. 7-15, will address the parking lot to the east of the building (off of 20th Avenue).  
  • Phase Two, scheduled for Sept. 16-24 will address the south parking lot just outside the Library (off of Miller Street).

During construction, the respective parking areas will be closed.

To minimize risk to library patrons, the Lakewood Library and book return will be closed from Sept. 16-24.  Once Phase Two (the south parking lot) is complete, the Library will reopen. 

JCPL’s administrative offices will remain open for the duration and may be accessed via the south administration door during Phase One and the east administration door during Phase Two.

During the closure, Lakewood Library will offer limited services for five hours a day from the east end of the building (off of 20th Street). Patrons will be able to return or renew books and materials, pick up items they’ve placed on hold and/or apply for library cards at the times listed below:

  • Monday through Thursday, 2-7 p.m.
  • Friday through Sunday, 12-5 p.m.

The Library is also offering the following as a convenience to Lakewood Library patrons:

  • patrons may renew materials and/or have their holds transferred to an alternate library through their online account or by calling 303-235-5275;
  • due dates will be extended and late fees will be waived for materials due while the Library is closed; and
  • digital resources are available 24/7 at jeffcolibrary.org.

Nearby Libraries include:

  • Belmar Library, 555 S Allison Pkwy, Lakewood, CO
  • Edgewater Library, 5843 W 25th Ave, Denver, CO 80214
  • Wheat Ridge Library, 5475 W 32nd Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO
  • Golden Library, 1019 10th St, Golden, CO

Patrons are advised to use extra care when entering and exiting the parking lots. Closing off parking areas will require patrons to use a single entrance to enter and exit the remaining open area.  To minimize risk to patrons, JCPL will provide the services of a traffic flagger to assist with traffic control.

Construction dates are dependent on weather forecasts and soils analysis, so it’s possible construction dates could change. For updates, check this page, call JCPL at 303-235-5275, or email us with questions or concerns.

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carol

We are pleased to welcome The Starr Center as the Lakewood Library launches our rotating art exhibit. The artists, young adults with developmental disabilities, create amazingly beautiful works. The Starr Center is a place where young adults with developmental disabilities learn, achieve their goals, and gain independence. The Library's exhibit changes every three months. All are welcome to join us and check out our community spirit and talent proudly on display.

 

The Starr Center Art Exhibit

June 10 - August 31

 

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