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SEPTEMBER 26, 2008
“Superb!”
Jefferson County Public Library held its fifth annual InSight & InPerson Distinguished Author Series Sept. 24 at the Belmar Center. This year, the Library welcomed critically acclaimed author Anne Lamott. The best selling author has penned many works of both fiction and nonfiction, including Grace (Eventually), Operating Instructions, Blue Shoe, Crooked Little Heart and Bird By Bird.

More than 800 people were charmed by Lamott’s presentation, which was followed by a question-and-answer session and a book signing. Fans were delighted to take part in a no-holds-barred, yet humorous conversation with the popular author.

New this year was InDepth, which was held during the pre-event reception and allowed guests to attend a live interview with Ms. Lamott. During the interview she had her audience both laughing and crying.

Borders was on hand selling books by the author and donated 20 percent of sale proceeds to the Jefferson County Library Foundation.

Did you attend this year’s InSight & InPerson? Do you have a particular author you’d be interested in seeing in the future? We’d love to hear from you!

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SEPTEMBER 25, 2008
Teens! Celebrate Banned Books Week with author Alane Ferguson!
Esteemed author of books for young adults, Alane Ferguson, will speak at two Jefferson County Public Library locations in next week to mark National Banned Books Week.

Belmar Library
6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29

Standley Lake Library
4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30

Free tickets are required and are available at the libraries.

Inspired by actual murder cases, Ferguson is the author of 31 mystery books for young adult readers. She is finishing a quartet of mysteries that began with The Christopher Killer, The Angel of Death, and The Circle of Blood and is working on The Dying Breath.

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SEPTEMBER 12, 2008
Support for caregivers looking after those with Alzheimer’s and other illnesses
As the population continues to age, many people are left caring for their elderly parents and grandparents. This can be a confusing and frustrating time for them. Luckily, Jefferson County Public Library is offering a series of free programs for those who are providing care to their ailing family members.

This series, presented by the Mountain Caregivers Resource Group, can help answer your questions about care giving to loved ones. These programs apply to all caregivers, whether your loved ones live locally or miles away. The Alzheimer’s Association will present an education series on Sept. 18, 25 and Oct. 2.

Reservations are helpful but are not required. Call Mt. Evans Hospice and Home Health Care at 303-674-6400 to sign up for one or more dates. All programs are held on Thursdays, 4-5:30 pm, at the Evergreen Library, 5000 Hwy. 73, at Buffalo Park Road.

Future programs include:

Thursday, Oct. 30
Internet resources and support

Thursday, Dec. 4
Enjoying the holidays

Thursday, Jan. 22
Hearing and vision needs

For information, call Jefferson County Public Library at 303-235-JCPL (5275).

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SEPTEMBER 11, 2008
MONEY!
Want to earn more, keep more of what you earn, and make your money work for you? Then you can't pass up How Money Works, a series of free workshops taking place now through early December at Standley Lake Library.

Discover how to earn to the max, and make the right life and health insurance decisions. Learn about the best college savings plans. Find out how to achieve a comfortable retirement.

Wednesday, Sept. 17
IRA and 401K Basics – Maximize your Earning Potential

Wednesday, Oct. 1
The New Life Insurance – Death Benefits, Living Benefits or Both

Wednesday, Oct 15
Health Insurance – What You Don't Know Can Hurt You

Wednesday, Nov. 19
Retirement – Are You on Track?

Wednesday, Dec. 3
College Savings Options for Parents and Grandparents

All workshops start at 6:30 p.m. at the Standley Lake Library.

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