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SEPTEMBER 2, 2010
Hurry and get your free tickets to see Shutter Island author Dennis Lehane!
Dennis LehaneTickets are available and going fast for Jefferson County Public Library's annual InSight & InPerson Distinguished Author Series. Register now to see Dennis Lehane, internationally renowned author of bestsellers such as Shutter Island, The Given Day, Gone, Baby, Gone and Mystic River!

Tickets are available at www.jeffcolibrary.org/lehane. Limit two tickets per person.


7 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 18
Mile Hi Church Lakewood

Don't miss the pre-event reception and the opportunity to meet the author at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are available now for $40 per ticket or two for $75 and can be reserved at www.jeffcolibrary.org/lehane. The price includes reserved seating for the 7 p.m. program, hors d'oeuvres and beverages. Ticket proceeds help fund future InSight & InPerson events.

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SEPTEMBER 2, 2010
Happy Anniversary AskColorado!
AskColorado is celebrating its seventh anniversary today! Since Aug. 2, 2003, AskColorado has quietly and efficiently answered nearly 300,000 questions from students, parents, business owners, military personnel and other residents of Colorado. 

AskColorado is staffed by qualified information professionals, librarians from Colorado libraries! It is a free service for Colorado residents to ask questions from the comfort of their homes 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The librarians utilize sophisticated chat technology to communicate one-on-one and push links and other information to their clients. They use the same Live Help technology currently being used by large e-retailers such at REI and Godiva Chocolatier.

Libraries throughout Colorado of every type -- public, academic, school and specialized libraries -- contribute money to pay for the software and 24/7 service. Local libraries also provide the staff time to work online with Colorado students and residents.

The AskColorado service works on a model similar to public radio: it is grant-funded and paid for by member libraries. Federal monies through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) are supplied via the Colorado State Library, a unit of the Colorado Department of Education. In addition, member libraries contribute financially and through staff support.

For more about AskColorado, see www.askcolorado.org or contact Operations Manager Kris Johnson.

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