On July 9th and July 18th, Arvada kids had a snortin' good time with Mudslinger and Digger at the Top Hogs show.
Called "the einsteins of porcine," Mudslinger and Digger wowed the crowd with a variety of tricks. The pigs played sports, made music, rode a skateboard and even put their toys away when they were finished playing with them!
If you would like to see more of these extraordinary pigs, check out the video below! When you're finished, head over to the Top Hogs Show website for even more piggy fun!
Did you see Mudslinger and Digger at the Top Hogs show this summer? Tell us all about it!
Are you wondering what all the excitement is about?
If you've registered for Summer Reading Club and logged at least 8 hours of reading this summer, check the schedule on our website and go to your favorite library on their Book Award Day and choose a special free book - just for you! I bet you'll find other fun things to do while you're there too, like crafts, games and other entertainment.
Haven't signed up yet? There's still time! Sign up online or ask a Children's Librarian to help you at any branch.
In 1918 Robert Ripley became fascinated by strange facts while working as a cartoonist for the New York Globe. He called his column "Believe it or Not'" and it was so popular that his weekly mailbag often exceeded 170,000 letters! People love the weird and wacky now just as much as they did when Ripley began his explorations almost 100 years ago.
If you like learning about the exotic, strange and fascinating, take a look at our Ripley's Believe It or Not books. You won't be able to put them down!
Despite hoping for much needed rain, JCPL Children’s Staff were grateful that the rain waited until later in the afternoon last Saturday. Pleasant weather greeted Eric Litwin, author of the celebrated Pete the Cat books, during two shows in Arvada and Littleton.
Nearly 400 children and their caregivers clapped, bounced, and wiggled to Litwin’s own renditions of the “Pete the Cat” books plus his original songs and rhymes.
The show was truly for all ages: teachers and librarians learned some new grooves for storytimes, adults rocked out to Metallica-inspired guitar riffs, and kids stood up to dance. Saturday’s concerts were truly ALL GOOD!
Did you attend one of Eric Litwin's shows? Did the music get you bouncing and shaking along? Let us know in the comments below!
Sunglasses have many names around the world - in Australia they're known as spekkies, in Scotland they're glecks, and in India they're glares. Or you might hear them called sun cheaters, or teashades, or glints.
The most expensive pair of sunglasses ever sold on EBay were Elvis Presley's - for $250,000!
Every 14 seconds someone loses, breaks or sits on a pair of glasses in the U.S.
Sunglasses come in every size, shade, style and color you can think of - probably even MORE than you can think of. But more than a fashion statement, they help protect our eyes from the bright Colorado sun.
Colorado is known for having more days of sun than most other states in the country, after all. You won't be the first to wear sunglasses - they've existed since the 12th century. But the eyes they'll be shading are the most important eyes in the world - YOUR eyes!