APRIL 29, 2011
The Library Feeds Pop Culture Addictions
NPR recently featured a post
by Linda Holmes detailing the virtues of using your local library to get your pop-culture geek on. It can often be a time saver, money saver, and a safe place to experiment with something new. If you are a regular library user, are new to libraries or are just plain scared, this great article sheds some light on just how much the library really offers. Be sure to scroll through the comments for some additional insight. What are some of your favorite library features? What would you tell others about the library?
APRIL 27, 2011
What Do Watching Movies and Libraries Have in Common?
You can escape in both, and now you can get lost in a movie while you’re at the library. From recent blockbusters like Avatar
to now classics like The Princess Bride
, we’re showing some of the greatest flicks of the past few decades throughout the system.
Movies coming up in May include: Star Wars and Marley & Me at Standley Lake; Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at Evergreen; and Clifford’s Really Big Movie and Robots at Arvada.
Find details by looking in the Kids, Teen and Adult sections of our newsletter. Certain movies are geared towards specific age groups, so be sure to check before you go.
APRIL 25, 2011
Golden Toddler and Baby Storytimes Canceled First Week of May
Due to the automatic book sorter installation at the Golden Library, Toddler and Baby Storytimes will not be held during the first week of May. They will resume their normal schedule, including location, beginning Tuesday, May 10. All other storytimes will take place as scheduled
APRIL 22, 2011
Earth Day Info Online
Happy Earth Day!
For information about Earth Day, including local events happening today, check out the Earth Day page in the Online Library.
From there, you can also link to our Environment page for information about checking out an Energy Meter, local recycling resources, and much more.
APRIL 20, 2011
Bidding Farewell to the Trees at Columbine
You’ve probably noticed some work going on around the entrance to the Columbine Library
. Last year, our much-loved linden trees began showing signs of stress. Concerned, we consulted the Library’s arborist who informed us that the sidewalk vaults in front of the library will not sustain healthy trees. Unfortunately, this means the trees have to be removed, the sidewalk vaults need to be closed and the sidewalk restored in front of the library. We expect to complete the work in May.
We regret the loss of our trees, but our first priority is always the safety of our patrons and employees. We hope you understand and thank you for your support.
APRIL 6, 2011
Learn to Cut Your Costs with Energy Savers
JCPL and Colorado Interfaith Power and Light are partnering to offer Energy Savers
, a series of workshops designed to help community members reduce home energy use and cost.
Get information and resources on how to make easy, low-cost changes in home energy use, and how to apply for low-income utility assistance, appliance rebates and tax credits in these free one-hour workshops. You can also create a personalized home energy conservation plan, and you’ll get a free compact fluorescent light bulb to take home.
These workshops are oriented primarily to seniors (age 55 and above), but all are welcome to attend.
APRIL 5, 2011
Don't Miss A Rare & Novel Night: The Roaring '20s
The Jefferson County Library Foundation will be hosting the 11th annual Rare & Novel Night at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16 at the Green Gables Country Club. This year's event "The Roaring '20s: Ain't We Got Fun
" will take guests back to the time of the speakeasy, the Foxtrot and the Charleston. Tickets are $75 each and include hors d'oeuvres, dinner, a casino, and a silent and live auction. Guests will have the chance to win a week in the Grenadines on a luxurious yacht, a condo in Maui for a week, club level seats to the Broncos v. Raiders game, a suite for the Rockies v. Diamondbacks game and much, much more! This night is not to be missed. Proceeds raised from this fabulous evening will help support children and teen literacy programs
at Jefferson County Public Library. To make a reservation, contact the Foundation at 303-403-5075 or firstname.lastname@example.org
APRIL 1, 2011
Jeffco Stories - Memories of Jeffco History
Jeffco Stories, the Library's oral history project, has just added several new interviews to the library collection. They are posted and available for listening online. Some highlights from the interviews include:
Susan and Bernie Goldman on their work preserving the JCRS Isaac Solomon Synagogue in Lakewood.
Memories of streetcars in Jefferson County and the historic Car No. 25.
Jackie Slater on her memories of the Columbine Airport.
To hear these interviews and more, or to learn more about Jeffco Stories, just visit jeffcolibrary.org/jeffcostories
APRIL 1, 2011
Head Over to Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta!
Parents of kids ages three and up are invited to bring their little ones to this one of a kind program happening during April. Through music, props, sign-language and stortytelling, Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta
will teach kids all about getting along with other kids and how important sharing can be.
Don't miss it! The first program starts tomorrow!