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CONTENTS

SPRING 2020 4 Cultivating Connections

Jefferson County returns to its roots with community gardening.

10 Branching Out

Family trees branch out with genealogy at the Library.

12 Grow Your Mind

Try new things and plant the seeds of discovery.

17 Friendships Bloom

Teen programs sprout new friendships at the Library.

EVENT LISTINGS BY TOPIC 6 Always Be Growing 7 Always Be Celebrating 8 Always Be Creating

EVENTS FOR SPECIFIC AUDIENCES 11 Just for Adults 16 Just for Teens 18 Just for Kids 20 Spring Break Fun 21 Eventos en EspaĂąol y BilingĂźe 23 Story Times

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CULTIVATING CONNECTIONS

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HEN JEFFERSON County first settled during the 1860s, agriculture was the name of the game. For nearly a century, the area served as the main food supplier for the Denver metro area, including fruits from the orchards of Clear Creek Valley, potatoes from Evergreen, and grains and vegetables from Wheat Ridge, Golden and Arvada. With names like Wheat Ridge and Applewood and preserved farmhouses, barns and silos scattered across the land, Jeffco’s agricultural legacy is still recognizable. But in the 21st century, Jefferson County has risen as a gateway to the Rocky Mountains and as a 4 | Spring 2020

From farmland to a growing metropolis, Jefferson County returns to its roots with community gardening.

growing metropolis full of new opportunities. Across the county, libraries and their communities are working to create another gateway — one that both links to the county’s rich farming heritage and points the way for a future full of fresh food and shared knowledge — with community and urban gardening programs like the Grow Together series at Lakewood Library, the DUG Grow a Garden series at Wheat Ridge and miscellaneous one-off events this spring. “Growing food at home is definitely on the rise — people want to know where their food comes from,” says Michael Neff,

patron experience associate from Lakewood and part of the staff who created Grow Together. These programs cover everything from planting the best varieties for high-altitude farming, fermenting the final produce and the everpopular community seed swap. Fruit and vegetable growing is often the focus as a way to, in Michael’s words, “address food security and help out people who are wanting to start gardening but are put off by the cost.” Food insecurity, or non-reliable access to affordable, nutritious food, is a key concern for an estimated 9.1 percent of Jefferson County (according to Feeding


America’s 2017 Overall and Child Food Insecurity by County data). But, with free resources and information from the library and its gardening programs, facing food insecurity is a more manageable task for families. At Wheat Ridge Library, affordable urban gardening is also the focus of its DUG Grow a Garden programming, presented and hosted in partnership with Denver Urban Gardens, a metro-wide program providing participants access to the materials and education needed to grow a vegetable garden. The program includes complimentary seeds and seedlings for participants, all of whom must meet income requirements. Its two educational workshops are open to the general public. For Wheat Ridge resident Chad, DUG’s seeds and plants are the basis of his summer gardening, which includes homegrown peppers and cherry tomatoes. “It was a heck of a year this year!” Chad says of his recent harvest. “Four [tomato] plants produced enough for my neighbors, myself, and I even took in big bags to the library. Pounds and pounds!” With the produce from his garden, Chad is able to pursue his other hobby — cooking — and enjoy more fresh food throughout the season. “I love to make pico de gallo, and I was eating a tomato and zucchini salad every day for months,” he says. “That final harvest — it was so overwhelming! I made tomato sauce and spaghetti sauce, too! ”

Despite his successes, Chad claims that he doesn’t really have a green thumb and that he just enjoys the experience of being active outside, saying “some years are just better than others. I love harvesting food

“I love harvesting food directly as a result of my effort, and I love sharing that.” directly as a result of my effort, and I love sharing that. I loved taking the tomatoes in to the crew at the library.” “We [the library staff] kept asking Chad, ‘what’s your secret with the tomatoes?’” recalls Christina Maher, patron experience associate at Wheat Ridge and coordinator for Grow a Garden. Gardening is far more than a lonely, isolated pursuit. It’s generosity and community.

opportunities to meet other people who share their interests. “If you’re curious and don’t know where to start, we can connect you to a no-cost or free resource,” Michael says. In the past, Michael has connected patrons with local businesses giving away soil, mulch and seeds to start their own gardens, as well as finding community garden plots for those living in apartments or other areas with limited resources. This spring, reconnect with Jeffco’s roots and discover just how fruitful urban and community gardening can be. And as for the secret to Chad’s tomatoes… “Coffee grounds,” he admits, a smile in his voice. “Watering every other day when it doesn’t rain. No spray, no pesticide, no herbicide. Just earth, sky and water.” Explore gardening programs with JCPL. Visit jeffcolibrary.org/events for information.

“We’ve become a gardening community!” Christina continues. “Getting to see people year after year, the joy they get at picking up their seeds — I think that’s what’s really special.” “[Gardening] fosters a sense of community,” Michael agrees. “Neighbors might walk by and ask what you’re growing, what your successes are and how you got such and such to grow. At the library, we ask the same things.” And at the library, these questions can lead to connection, as library staff help community members learn about their gardening options and education jeffcolibrary.org | 5


ALWAYS BE GROWING Spring signals the return of outdoor fun! Explore nature’s offerings with these hands-on workshops and educational programs for all or most ages. Registration is required.

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BIRDS OF YOUR BACKYARD

Ever wonder what kinds of birds visit your property, or about the birds that leave and return at the same time each year? A local wildlife educator describes the avian friends that frequent our yards during each of the seasons. Ideal for Preschoolers – Adults. CONIFER Sat., Apr. 18, 1 – 2 PM

BUILD A KITE

Let’s go fly a kite!… or maybe just build one! Kites have a long history of delighting audiences of all ages. Explore this more than 2000-year-old tradition by making your own kite. Ideal for School Age – Tweens. CONIFER Sat., Mar. 21, 11 AM – 2 PM

EARTH DAY 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day! Solar print a unique and personalized earth flag that you can hang on your wall or porch. Bring a fabric item to solar print using solarfast dyes or print on the fabric we provide. Dress for the mess. Materials provided. Ideal for School Age – Adults. ARVADA Wed., Apr. 22, 3:30 – 5 PM

GROW TOGETHER

Grow together while learning about gardening, growing, preparing and preserving the harvest. This series features talks with experts, community events and hands-on field days. Ideal for School Age – Adults. LAKEWOOD SEED SWAP

Local gardeners rejoice! Dust off your shovels and get planting. Share your gardening know-how and swap seeds with other enthusiasts! Sun., Mar. 15, 1 – 2:30 PM VISIT TO ACRES

Visit the learning farm Acre at Warren Tech for a guided tour. Date subject to change. Sun., May 10, 1 – 2:30 PM

GUERRILLA GARDENING: BEAUTIFY YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD WITH SEED BALLS

Seed balls get non-gardeners excited about growing something and make planting easy and effective. Seed balls are the main weapon guerrilla gardeners can use to spread flowers in bare spots, creating pockets of beauty and habitats for pollinators. Chuck a ball full of seeds across your yard and watch the wildflowers spring up. Ideal for School Age – Adults. CONIFER Sat., Mar. 7, 1 – 3 PM

Whether you’re afraid or a fan, get an up-close look at some of Colorado’s slithering reptiles in this informative and interactive presentation. Local naturalist Mike Dempsey discusses their fascinating life stories, shares awareness tips and debunks common myths about these environmentally valuable animals. Live snakes in attendance! Ideal for Preschoolers – Adults. COLUMBINE Wed., May 27, 6:30 – 7:30 PM GOLDEN Tues., Apr. 21, 6:30 – 7:30 PM

HEALTH AND WELLNESS: WEEK 8: THE VITAL MIND

STAR WARS FLOWER POTS*

EVERGREEN Thurs., Mar. 5, 6 – 7:15 PM

ARVADA Mon., May 4, 3:30 – 4:30 PM

Jump-start your health with help from the Evergreen Institute for Health and Wellness. Keep your mind in shape to match your body. Learn what research says about the benefits of staying mentally sharp and practical ways to do it. Ideal for Teens – Adults.

MAKE IT COUNT APRIL 1 IS CENSUS DAY! Learn more about the 2020 Census, including how and where to participate, at your local Library, jeffcolibrary.org or 303.235.5275. 6 | Spring 2020

SNAKES ALIVE

May the fourth be with you... and your favorite plants! Celebrate your love for Star Wars by painting a special garden pot to resemble your favorite Star Wars character. Materials provided while supplies last. Ideal for School Age – Adults.

EARTH DAY OWL CRAFT

Celebrate Earth Day with the Bookmobile at Ken Caryl! Get in the spirit by creating a cute owl critter that reminds kids to hit the lights every time they leave a room. Ideal for All Ages. BOOKMOBILE AT KEN CARYL SAFEWAY Sat., Apr. 18, 1 – 3 PM


ALWAYS BE CELEBRATING Fun is never far away with these festive events for all or most ages. Registration is required.

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BAD MOVIE NIGHT

Heckling, sarcasm and laughter are encouraged as we watch the best of Hollywood’s worst! Popcorn provided. Ideal for Teens – Adults. CONIFER

THE WICKER MAN [PG-13] (2006)

Thurs., Mar. 12, 6 – 7:30 PM

REEFER MADNESS [PG] (1936)

Thurs., Apr. 9, 6 – 7:30 PM

MORTAL KOMBAT [PG-13] (1995)

Thurs., May 14, 6 – 7:30 PM

DÍA DE LA MADRE

¡Feliz día mamás! Celebrate moms and all the hard work they do this Día de la Madre with a traditional Mexican fiesta! Enjoy festive mariachi and ballet folklórico performances, along with books, crafts, contests and tasty treats. Ideal for School Age – Adults. EDGEWATER Sat., May 9, 2 – 4 PM

DÍA DE LOS NIÑOS: LUCHA LIBRO DÍa de los Niños kicks off with all the fun and excitement of Lucha Libre. Learn more about one of Mexico’s most colorful traditions with stories, crafts and activities for the whole family! Celebration includes cake and a piñata! Ideal for Toddlers – Adults. ARVADA Sat., Apr. 25, 2 – 3:30 PM

DÍA DE LOS NIÑOS: PUPPET STORIES

Explore global puppet traditions with a fun and unique Indonesian shadow-puppet show. Learn how to make your own puppet in the Latin American tradition and enjoy paletas and popcorn. Presented in partnership with the Denver Art Museum. Ideal for Babies – Teens. ARVADA Sat., Apr. 11, 2 – 3:30 PM COLUMBINE Sat., Apr. 4, 12 – 1:30 PM EDGEWATER Thurs., Apr. 2, 4:30 – 6 PM LAKEWOOD Thurs., Apr. 9, 4:30 – 6 PM WHEAT RIDGE Sat., Apr. 18, 12 – 1:30 PM

MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU Celebrate all things Star Wars! Make your own button, interact with characters and enjoy snacks and crafts. Ideal for School Age – Adults. EDGEWATER Sat., May 2, 1 – 3 PM STANDLEY LAKE Mon., May 4, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

PI DAY CELEBRATION

Celebrate Pi Day one day early! Dazzle us with your feats of mathematical memorization, play math-related tabletop games and, of course, eat pie! Pi-memorization contest winners leave with an exciting prize. Ideal for School Age – Adults. GOLDEN Fri., Mar. 13, 3 – 4:30 PM

JUST FOR YOU

The personalized list service you remember as Your Next 5 Books is back and better than ever with a new name, Just For You. Get the most out of your Library experience and find your next great book, movie or television show! Simply tell us what you like and our awesome staff will send you a personalized list with suggestions for what you can enjoy next! HOW IT WORKS 1. Submit the form online at jeffcolibrary.org and tell us what you like (or don’t like). 2. Librarians select items just for you. 3. We’ll email you a list within five days. jeffcolibrary.org | 7


ALWAYS BE CREATING The sun is shining and so is your creativity! Tinker, build, discover and create with these hands-on programs for all or most ages. Registration is required.

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ART TRADING CARDS

Art trading cards are a fun, creative twist based on the tradition of sports trading cards. You bring the creativity and we supply materials. Ideal for Teens – Adults. ARVADA Sun., Mar. 15, 2 – 4:30 PM Sun., Apr. 19, 2 – 4:30 PM Sun., May 17, 2 – 4:30 PM

LEGO CONTEST: CREATURE CREATIONS ®

Go wild! Build a real or imaginary creature with LEGO® bricks. Build at home or at one of the LEGO® Build events in March. Work by yourself or in small groups. Ideal for Preschoolers – Teens. COLUMBINE

CALL FOR ENTRIES

Entry forms available at the Columbine Library. Mar. 1 – Mar. 27

COLUMBINE

CREPE PAPER BLOOMS

Learn how to design and create your own long-lasting flowers using colorful crepe paper. Bouquets, arrangements, boutonnieres — the gifting and decorating possibilities are endless! Ideal for Teens – Adults. Sat., Apr. 18, 2 – 3 PM CONIFER

STRESS SQUISHIES

Take an afternoon to relax in the face of approaching finals by making your own stress squishy! Materials provided. Ideal for Teens. Fri., May 1, 3:30 – 5 PM EDGEWATER TERRARIUMS

Our popular terrarium-making program returns! Start your indoor garden with glass, soil and succulents. Ideal for Teens – Adults. Thurs., Mar. 12, 6 – 7:30 PM BODY SCRUB

Never buy body scrub again! Ideal for Teens – Adults. Thurs., Apr. 9, 6 – 7:30 PM STAMPED BOWL

Use decorative stamps to fashion a decorative bowl. Ideal for Teens – Adults. Thurs., May 14, 6 – 7:30 PM EVERGREEN

BIRD’S NEST PENDANT

Mar. 30 – Apr. 5

Celebrate spring by making a “bird’s nest” pendant! Make one for yourself or as a gift. Materials provided. Ideal for Adults. Sat., May 9, 1 – 2 PM

WINNERS ANNOUNCED

DOT PAINTING

LEGO BUILD DAY ®

Fri., Mar. 27, 1 – 4 PM VOTING BY LIBRARY PATRONS

Mon., Apr. 6

MAKE SOMETHING

Try your hand at making something new! From bracelets to birdhouses, creativity blooms. ARVADA

KUMIHIMO BRACELETS*

Explore the ancient art of Kumihimo, braiding with cords and beads. In this hands-on program, make a beautiful bracelet for yourself or a friend. Bring 25 pennies to use as weights. All other supplies provided. Ideal for Teens – Adults. Tues., Mar. 31, 6 – 7:30 PM

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Explore different mandala dotpainting techniques. Practice your new skills on a flowerpot to take home. Ideal for Adults. Thurs., May 14, 6 – 7 PM GOLDEN

BAD ART AND MOCKTAILS

We’re making bad art again, but this time we’re painting our beloved pets Picasso-style. Bring a photo of your pet and leave your inhibitions at the door. All materials and mocktails provided. Ideal for Adults. Wed., Mar. 4, 6 – 7 PM KOKEDAMA WORKSHOP*

Kokedama, a Japanese form of bonsai, is one of the hottest trends in indoor gardening. Create a hanging kokedama to take home. Ideal for Adults. Sun., Apr. 5, 1 – 2:30 PM

SPA DAY*

Make a sampling of sugar scrubs, bath bombs and body butter. It’s the perfect way to treat yourself or to give as a gift for Mother’s Day. Ideal for Teens – Adults. Sun., May 3, 1 – 2:30 PM LAKEWOOD

TEA AND TERRIBLE ART

Drink tea and make terrible art. Paint a spring scene full of flowers, rain, bomb cyclones, hail or whatever strikes your fancy! Ideal for Adults. Tues., Mar. 17, 6 – 7:30 PM BIRDHOUSES AND FEEDERS

Turn your yard into the hottest spot for avian social hour with wine cork birdhouses and feeders. Ideal for Adults. Tues., Apr. 21, 6 – 7:30 PM WIRE BRACELET

Create a beautiful wire bracelet and wear it home. Ideal for Adults. Tues., May 19, 6 – 7:30 PM

MAKERSPACE OPEN LAB

Discover. Invent. Tinker. Share. Try a variety of equipment including sewing machines, Silhouette Cameo®, button makers, soldering irons, LEGO® Mindstorms, Cubelets® (and other robotics), 3D-design tools and KEVA Planks®. Children under 12 must be supervised by an adult since this is a mostly self-directed program. Ideal for Preschoolers – Adults. COLUMBINE Sun., Mar. 15, 1 – 3 PM Sun., Apr. 19, 1 – 3 PM Sun., May 10, 1 – 3 PM

OLDE TOWN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY

A picture is worth a thousand words when the Olde Town Photographic Society gathers each month to discuss photography, cameras and gear, photographic history and more. Each session features a different discussion topic or brief workshop with time to share your images, ask questions and give and receive feedback. Ideal for Teens – Adults. ARVADA Wed., Mar. 11, 6 – 8 PM Wed., Apr. 8, 6 – 8 PM Wed., May 13, 6 – 8 PM


ALWAYS BE CREATING OPEN MIC NIGHT

Calling all dancers, musicians, poets, magicians and singers! Performers of all kinds, showcase your craft at the Library! We provide the space; you provide the talent. All skill levels welcome. Please keep content appropriate for all ages. Sign up starts at 5:45 PM; performances are at 6 PM. Ideal for Teens – Adults. GOLDEN Mon., Mar. 2, 5:45 – 7:30 PM Mon., Apr. 6, 5:45 – 7:30 PM Mon., May 4, 5:45 – 7:30 PM

PEEPLE’S CHOICE LITERARY DIORAMA CONTEST*

Create a scene from one of your favorite books with PEEPS® marshmallow treats. Dioramas must be roughly the size of a shoebox, include at least one marshmallow PEEP® and be inspired by a book. Please use discretion with diorama content as dioramas are displayed in areas accessible to children. Ideal for School Age – Adults. ENTER TO WIN

Bring your creation to the Library and fill out an entry form anytime during library hours. ARVADA Wed., Apr. 1 – Tues., Apr. 7 GOLDEN Wed., Apr. 1 – Tues., Apr. 7

CAST YOUR VOTE

Vote for your favorites in four distinct age categories: Kids (ages 4 – 10), Teens (ages 11 – 17), Adults (ages 18+) and Family/Group (multiple creators). ARVADA Wed., Apr. 8 – Tues., Apr. 14 GOLDEN Wed., Apr. 8 – Wed., Apr. 15 CELEBRATE

“Peep” into the Library community’s favorite books! Celebrate the winners of the Peeple’s Choice Literary Diorama Contest with prizes and treats! ARVADA Wed., Apr. 15, 6 – 7 PM GOLDEN Thurs., Apr. 16, 6 – 7 PM

UKULELE

Have a ukulele? Know a few chords or songs? Jam with us, meet other ukulele enthusiasts and strum a few songs together. Ideal for Teens – Adults. COLUMBINE Thurs., Mar. 19, 6 – 7 PM Thurs., Apr. 16, 6 – 7 PM EVERGREEN Tues., Mar. 10, 6 – 7:30 PM Tues., Mar. 24, 6 – 7:30 PM Tues., Apr. 7, 6 – 7:30 PM Tues., Apr. 21, 6 – 7:30 PM Tues., May 5, 6 – 7:30 PM Tues., May 19, 6 – 7:30 PM GOLDEN Wed., Mar. 25, 6 – 7:30 PM Wed., Apr. 29, 6 – 7:30 PM Wed., May 27, 6 – 7:30 PM

TEXTILE SOCIETY

Spin a yarn at Golden Library’s drop-in fiber arts program. Relax with your craft for a few hours while fiber enthusiasts help you through difficult patterns or simply explain a new-to-you technique. All skill levels welcome. Ideal for Teens – Adults. GOLDEN Tues., Mar. 3, 5:30 – 7:30 PM Sun., Mar. 15, 2:30 – 4:30 PM Tues., Apr. 7, 5:30 – 7:30 PM Sun., Apr. 19, 2:30 – 4:30 PM Tues., May 5, 5:30 – 7:30 PM Sun., May 17, 2:30 – 4:30 PM

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BRANCHING OUT

Grow your family tree and discover something new with genealogy at the Library. Who am I? Where do I come from? Exploring personal identity by connecting to the past — personal, familial, cultural or national — has become a rising interest in the 21st century. For some, it’s the desire to confirm or establish family heritage; for others, it’s seeking future security by unlocking family medical history. Popular products have made genealogy research mainstream, and the Library provides tools like Ancestry.com and MyHeritage to help you! Through Book a Librarian, online resources, a comprehensive genealogy collection at Lakewood Library and special programming, like Family Finders at Evergreen, the Library provides advice, guidance and a community of support to answer life’s big questions. “You’ll be surprised by what’s out there,” says Grant Merrill, genealogical expert and president of the Mountain Genealogists Society. “Most people have an interest in where they come from…If people like solving puzzles, they’ll hone right in on it!” The Library is the perfect place to begin solving your family’s puzzle. Explore more about genealogy at jeffcolibrary.org.

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JUST FOR ADULTS Cultivate a new talent, grow community and embrace the spirit of fun with these events intended for adults. Registration is required.

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ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP

If you or someone you know is caring for someone affected by Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, help is available. Led by trained facilitators, this support group provides an opportunity for caregivers to share concerns, coping techniques and tips for caring for a loved one. Refreshments provided. STANDLEY LAKE Mon., Mar. 9, 6 – 7:30 PM Mon., Apr. 13, 6 – 7:30 PM Mon., May 11, 6 – 7:30 PM

CANINE CONVERSATIONS

Jennifer Skiba of Namastay Training leads an exciting series of discussions about how to help you and your family have the best relationship with your pets. Refreshments provided. STANDLEY LAKE FEARFUL DOG

Tues., Mar. 3, 6 – 8 PM CANINE BODY LANGUAGE

Tues., Apr. 7, 6 – 8 PM WALKING TIPS

Tues., May 5, 6 – 8 PM

COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE*

Heroes come in all types. Donate blood on the Vitalant Bus located in front of the Library. Appointments can be made in advance online at the Vitalant Donor Portal using the designated site code, or call 303.363.2300. EVERGREEN (Site code #5526) Fri., Mar. 27, 11 AM – 3 PM Fri., Apr. 24, 11 AM – 3 PM Fri., May 22, 11 AM – 3 PM GOLDEN (Site code #5538) Wed., Mar. 4, 10 AM – 3:30 PM Wed., May 6, 10 AM – 3:30 PM

CRAFT AND CHAT

Feed your creative soul with likeminded company and simple crafts. Snacks and supplies provided. Drop-ins welcome. COLUMBINE Sat., Mar. 14, 1 – 2:30 PM Sat., Apr. 11, 1 – 2:30 PM Sat., May 9, 1 – 2:30 PM

DUG GROW A GARDEN

Cultivate a green thumb with the Library! We have everything you need to grow your own garden! Wheat Ridge Library is a Denver Urban Gardens (DUG) distribution site for the 2020 Grow a Garden program – Seeds, Seedlings and the Know-How. This program ensures that in-need individuals, families, seniors and groups have access to the necessary seeds, seedlings and education to grow a successful, productive vegetable garden and improve local food security for program participants. 2020 DUG Grow a Garden participants must meet an income requirement to register and receive free seeds and seedlings. WHEAT RIDGE Learn more at jeffcolibrary.org.

EXPLORING THE GREAT IDEAS

Sharpen your mind as you explore fascinating philosophical topics. The Great Ideas is an entertaining, insightful discussion group dedicated to exploring life’s big questions. Based on curriculum designed by The Center for the Study of the Great Ideas, this series offers a chance to meet new friends and pursue knowledge.

GOD, GODS AND GODDESSES

Fri., May 1, 2 – 3:30 PM

THE IDEA OF KNOWLEDGE FROM THE SYNTOPICON

Fri., May 15, 2 – 3:30 PM

ERROR, IGNORANCE, AND THE LIMITS OF HUMAN KNOWLEDGE

Fri., May 29, 2 – 3:30 PM

FAMILY FINDERS WITH MOUNTAIN GENEALOGISTS SOCIETY

Find out where you come from! Members of the Mountain Genealogists Society are on hand to answer your genealogy questions and help with research. Meet informally to assist one another with difficult searches and share successes. EVERGREEN Fri., Mar. 27, 12:30 – 3 PM Fri., Apr. 24, 12:30 – 3 PM Fri., May 29, 12:30 – 3 PM

FREE LEGAL SELF-HELP CLINIC*

Navigating a legal problem is tricky. If you don’t have an attorney, but need a little advice, this free legal self-help clinic can help. Evergreen Library hosts a volunteer lawyer, available via private video link, to answer questions, help complete forms and explain the process and procedure for all areas of civil litigation, including family law, property law, probate law, landlordtenant law and much more. Pre-register for individual 15-minute appointments at the Library or by calling 303.235.5275 the day of the clinic.

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EVERGREEN Thurs., Mar. 5, 3:30 – 5 PM Thurs., Apr. 2, 3:30 – 5 PM Thurs., May 7, 3:30 – 5 PM

Fri., Mar. 6, 2 – 3:30 PM

GAMES AND GIGGLES

THE IDEA OF VIRTUE AND VICE FROM THE SYNTOPICON VIRTUE AND VICE

Fri., Mar. 20, 2 – 3:30 PM THE IDEA OF DESIRE FROM THE SYNTOPICON

Fri., Apr. 3, 2 – 3:30 PM

THE IDEA OF GOD FROM THE SYNTOPICON

Fri., Apr. 17, 2 – 3:30 PM

It’s an afternoon of fun with card and board games, including Mexican Train, Scrabble, Carcassonne, Yahtzee and Ticket to Ride. Play these games or bring your own. Local board game enthusiasts share their knowledge and enthusiasm with you. Light refreshments served. EVERGREEN Wed., Mar. 4, 1 – 4 PM Wed., Apr. 1, 1 – 4 PM Wed., May 6, 1 – 4 PM

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JUST FOR ADULTS GENTLE YOGA

Gentle Yoga is a low-intensity yoga style that offers the same great benefits. Taught by a certified instructor, this class is perfect for all ability levels. LAKEWOOD Wed., Mar. 4, 12:30 – 1:30 PM Wed., Apr. 1, 12:30 – 1:30 PM Wed., May 6, 12:30 – 1:30 PM

GREAT BOOKMOBILE BOGGLE TOURNAMENT

Discover new Boggle challenges. Rack up high scores and see who can find the longest word. Earn prizes through twisting and tying words together on the Bookmobile. Pick up and play your Boggle card at our Bookmobile stops. Find details at jeffcolibrary.org/bookmobile. BOOKMOBILE Tues., Mar. 17 Wed., Mar. 18 Thurs., Mar. 19 Fri., Mar. 20 Tues., Mar. 24 Wed., Mar. 25 Thurs., Mar. 26 Fri., Mar. 27

JOURNEYS IN SCIENCE

Explore the world using Google Expeditions virtual reality kits! From the Great Barrier Reef to the deserts of Mars, discover new territories and uncover the overlooked, extraordinary details of everyday life. STANDLEY LAKE

WORLD OF VISUAL EFFECTS

Expedition: Computer Graphics Wed., Mar. 18, 6 – 7:30 PM INSIDE AN AIRPORT

Expedition: Airline Pilot Pam Torell Wed., Apr. 15, 6 – 7:30 PM EXPLORING THE DEEP SEA

Expedition: Diving in a submarine Wed., May 20, 6 – 7:30 PM

KNOCKOUTS — WOMEN IN COMBAT SPORTS

Celebrate Women’s History Month as you explore the hidden history of women in combat sports. L.A. Jennings, local author of She’s a Knockout — A History of Women in Fighting Sports, leads the presentation, which includes a livedemonstration of boxing basics. ARVADA Sat., Mar. 28, 1 – 2 PM

KNOW YOUR CITY: GOLDEN’S WATER SUPPLY

Clear Creek is one of the most popular sites to visit in Golden. Learn how water from this creek gets to your tap after processing from the City of Golden’s Water Treatment Plant. Then, take a walking tour of the city that covers the Golden Water and Sewer Department and the settling ponds off 10th Street. Tour begins at 6 PM. Bring your questions! GOLDEN Thurs., Apr. 30, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

LEARN TO WATERCOLOR

Learn to watercolor with this fun series for all skill levels. STANDLEY LAKE Sun., Mar. 15, 2 – 3 PM Thurs., Apr. 23, 6:30 – 7:30 PM Sun., May 17, 2 – 3 PM

MEMORIES IN THE MAKING

The Wheat Ridge Library Memories in the Making at Ye Olde Firehouse is a welcoming place for people living with memory loss and their caregivers. Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association, gather to relax, paint and socialize with others. WHEAT RIDGE (AT YE OLDE FIREHOUSE) Wed., Mar. 18, 1 – 2:30 PM Wed., Apr. 15, 1 – 2:30 PM Wed., May 20, 1 – 2:30 PM

MONEY SMART WEEK: CREDIT SCORES

A good credit score can save you time and money. Separate fact from fiction and learn how to obtain your reports, scores and clean up errors. Plus, get specific strategies to improve your FICO score. Whether you’re establishing credit, getting back on track or aiming for a flawless score, this seminar gets you on your way! Coffee and refreshments provided. ARVADA Sat., Apr. 4, 12 – 1 PM

MORNING HYGGE IN THE LIBRARY

Hygge is the Danish word that represents a feeling of well-being enjoyed through simple and cozy pleasures. Embrace the spirit of hygge by enjoying the simple things and building community. Water, tea, coffee, snacks and games provided. EDGEWATER Tuesdays, 9 – 10 AM

N.E.W. CONNECTION

N.E.W. stands for Networking Experienced Workers. This group is for job seekers, employers and entrepreneurs to help each other prepare for and make meaningful, successful career connections. ARVADA Thursdays, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

PARENTING WITHOUT PUNISHMENT

Learn five tools you can use right away to create sustainable calm and harmony in your home. Led by a JAI Certified Parent Coach. WHEAT RIDGE Sun., Mar. 1, 3 – 4 PM

QS AND BREWS TRIVIA AT LARIAT LODGE

Lovers of beer and trivia unite at the Lariat Lodge Brewing Company. Hosted by the Evergreen Library, enjoy some brews and show off your smarts. Must be 21+ to participate. EVERGREEN Tues., Mar. 3, 7 – 9 PM Tues., Apr. 14, 7 – 9 PM Tues., May 12, 7 – 9 PM

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JUST FOR ADULTS RADIANT SKIN FROM WITHIN

Get tips for nurturing and protecting your skin from the inside. Presented by a nutritionist from Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, learn how to age gracefully while supporting your skin’s innate ability to defend itself against harmful factors like UV rays. COLUMBINE Sat., Mar. 14, 11 AM – 12 PM

REPAIR YOUR GEAR

Prepare for camping season by learning how to repair your tents, backpacks, coats and sleeping bags. Use sewing machines, patches and other repair equipment such as tape, seam sealer and fasteners to put your knowledge to the test. GOLDEN Thurs., Apr. 23, 6- 7:30 PM

SUSTAINABLE EDGEWATER

Learn and discuss solutions for energy, electricity, transportation, society and economy with a sense that sustainability is possible. Seminars address various environmentallybased topics, led by an expert from the Colorado School of Mines. EDGEWATER Tues., Mar. 10, 7 – 8 PM Tues., Apr. 14, 7 – 8 PM Tues., May 12, 7 – 8 PM

THE ART HOUSE

Discover how to better use the visual vocabulary of shape, value, color, line, texture and edges. Explore these concepts in still life, landscape, portrait and figure paintings. All skill levels are welcome. A limited amount of extra supplies is available, so please bring your own oil or acrylic paint supplies. New students welcome. CONIFER Tues., Mar. 3, 6 – 7:30 PM Tues., Mar. 17, 6 – 7:30 PM Tues., Mar. 31, 6 – 7:30 PM Tues., Apr. 14, 6 – 7:30 PM Tues., Apr. 28, 6 – 7:30 PM Tues., May 12, 6 – 7:30 PM Tues., May 26, 6 – 7:30 PM EVERGREEN Wed., Mar. 25, 6 – 7:30 PM Wed., Apr. 22, 6 – 7:30 PM Wed., May 27, 6 – 7:30 PM

THE GREAT COURSES: WATCH & DISCUSS MEETUP

The Great Courses is a popular video series uniquely crafted for lifelong learners. An engaging and immersive learning experience on topics ranging from literature and economics, to astronomy and zoology, take an entertaining and educational journey. Watch a 30-minute episode then

engage in 45 minutes of relaxed round-table discussion while enjoying snacks. STANDLEY LAKE “THE TRAGIC WOMAN IN MACBETH”

FROM HOW TO READ AND UNDERSTAND SHAKESPEARE

Tues., Mar. 24, 6:30 – 7:45 PM “THE SCIENCE OF MARIJUANA” FROM THE ADDICTIVE BRAIN

Tues., Apr. 28, 6:30 – 7:45 PM “JAMES BOND: A DANGEROUS PROTECTOR” FROM HEROES AND LEGENDS

Tues., May 26, 6:30 – 7:45 PM

YARN AND NEEDLE ARTS

Bring a project to work on, learn from each other and connect with people who share your interest in yarn and needle arts. Each month has a different focus for sharing. This program is perfect for those who like to knit, crochet, embroider, needlepoint, cross-stitch and needle punch. All skill levels are welcome. STANDLEY LAKE Thurs., Mar. 5, 5:30 – 8 PM Thurs., Apr. 2, 5:30 – 8 PM Thurs., May 7, 5:30 – 8 PM

MARCH MADNESS BOOK AND GIFT SALE Get your Spring Break off to a “crazy good” start in historic Golden, Colorado at this year’s March Madness Book and Gift Sale! Hundreds of gently used fiction and non-fiction books, CDs, DVDs and specialty gift baskets are available for you and your family to enjoy over Spring Break and year-round! GOLDEN LIBRARY, 1019 10th St., Golden FRI., MARCH 20, 9 A.M. – 4 P.M. SAT., MARCH 21, 9 A.M. – 4 P.M. Proceeds benefit Jefferson County Library Foundation and support programs including 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, Summer Reading, STEM programs, and many more literacy and educational programs at libraries throughout Jefferson County. Thank you for supporting our libraries and the Jeffco community! Visit jeffcolibraryfoundation.org or call 303.403.5075 for more information.

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JUST FOR TEENS Spring into fun with these programs for teens, ages 12 – 19! Registration is required.

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BOOK VS. MOVIE CLUB

The book is always better... or is it? Read the book version of popular movie adaptations on your own, then watch the film together with other teens as you debate which version is better. Snacks provided. All movies rated PG-13 or under and are subject to change. LAKEWOOD

THE 5TH WAVE BY RICK YANCEY

Sat., Mar. 7, 2 – 4:30 PM

THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER BY STEPHEN CHBOSKY

Sat., Apr. 4, 2 – 4:30 PM

ENDER’S GAME BY ORSON SCOTT CARD

Sat., May 2, 2 – 4:30 PM

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS

Gather your bags of holding for an epic fantasy adventure. Dungeons and Dragons is a tabletop role-playing game where a roll of the dice can change your future. If you’re new to questing or a dungeon expert, roll initiative with new and familiar adventurers. Open to tweens and teens ages 10 – 16. LAKEWOOD Wed., Mar. 4, 4 – 5 PM Wed., Mar. 18, 4 – 5 PM Wed., Apr. 1, 4 – 5 PM Wed., Apr. 15, 4 – 5 PM Wed., May 6, 4 – 5 PM Wed., May 20, 4 – 5 PM

MONDAY TEEN HANGOUT

Hang out, do homework, eat food, make something, relieve stress or play games. Activities vary each week. Snacks provided. LAKEWOOD Mondays, 3 – 4 PM

PROM SWAP

Make beautiful memories this prom season. Bring your unwanted and clean formal wear or accessories to the Library during Donation Days and take another dream outfit home during “Shopping” Days. For each dress, tuxedo, suit, pair of shoes or accessory you donate, receive tickets to trade for a new-to-you item. Learn more at jeffcolibrary.org. DONATION DAYS

Drop off clothing and accessories at Arvada, Edgewater, Golden or Standley Lake Libraries. Feb. 22 – Mar. 13 “SHOPPING” DAYS

ARVADA Sat., Mar. 14, 1 – 4 PM EDGEWATER Sat., Mar. 28, 1 – 4 PM GOLDEN Sat., Mar. 7, 1:30 – 4:30 PM STANDLEY LAKE Sun., Mar. 29, 12 – 4 PM

TEEN AFTER HOURS*

These after-hour events are for the 12 – 18 crowd. It’s a lot of fun and there’s always something entertaining happening when the Library shuts down! ARVADA

READER’S THEATER

Read scripts and act out parts of favorite movies and plays with your fellow adventure thespians! Bring a favorite scene to share, perform together and dress in costume for the occasion. The best costumes and props receive a chocolate reward! Fri., Mar. 20, 6 – 8 PM COLUMBINE

DISNEY/PIXAR NIGHT

Fri., Mar. 20, 6 – 8 PM MAKE A FOOL OF YOURSELF NIGHT

Fri., Apr. 17, 6 – 8 PM FANTASY NIGHT

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BATH BOMBS

Mix and mold aromatic bath bombs! Sat., Mar. 14, 5:30 – 6:30 PM SODA TASTE TEST CHALLENGE

Pepsi or Coke? It’s a blindfolded taste test to guess which soda you’re drinking! Sat., Apr. 18, 5:30 – 6:30 PM STREET ART CALLIGRAPHY 101

Explore creative text design in this hands-on workshop. Learn how to create a 3D alphabet using colors and shading and make a stylized graffiti piece with collage techniques and new font skills. Sat., May 9, 5:15 – 7:15 pm LAKEWOOD

ANIME PROM AND MANGA CONTEST

Come dressed as your favorite anime character, take on the skittle challenge and anime trivia, plus enter the manga/anime coloring contest. The manga coloring contest starts April 1! Winners announced and prizes awarded for both the costume and coloring contest at the Anime Prom. Snacks provided. Fri., Apr. 17, 5:30 – 7:30 PM STANDLEY LAKE

NOXHELM MURDER MYSTERY

Welcome to 203 Mooregate Street, otherwise known as the Ripper House. You’re invited to a housewarming party to meet the new owners. Surely, no harm will come to them or any of their guests on this auspicious evening. Get into character and find the clues to figure out who dunnit in this murder mystery! Sat., Mar. 14, 6 – 8 PM


STANDLEY LAKE (CONT.)

ANIME PROM AND MANGA CONTEST

Anime Prom is back! Dress as your favorite anime/manga character and enter the costume contest. Or, come as you are and enjoy the games, activities and food! The manga coloring contest starts April 1! Coloring sheets available at Standley Lake beginning April 1. Submit your finished drawings to Standley Lake by 5 PM on Saturday, April 25 to enter. Winners announced and prizes awarded at Anime Prom. Sat., Apr. 25, 5:30 – 8:30 PM FAUX STAINED GLASS

Make beautiful, sun-catching, faux stained glass. Supplies provided, but bring your own image ideas and templates. Fri., May 15, 6 – 8 PM SUPERNATURAL PARTY

Celebrate the end of the Winchesterera with pie and pudding! Watch your favorite highlights from the show and hang out with other Supernatural enthusiasts. Don’t worry, we’ll bring the salt. Sat., May 23, 6 – 8 PM WHEAT RIDGE

FORTUNE TELLING

Be entertained and have fun exploring the basics of fortune telling! Snacks and party favors add to the fun! Sat., Mar. 28, 5 – 6:30 PM

TEEN HANGOUT*

Gather your friends, meet at the Library and just hang out. We have different activities each month, sometimes a movie and snacks, other times board and video games, crafts and the Makerspace. Starts when the Library closes. COLUMBINE

MOVIE AND SNACKS

Sat., Mar. 14, 5 – 7 PM GAMES, CRAFTS, MAKERSPACE

Sat., Apr. 11, 5 – 7 PM MOVIE AND SNACKS

Sat., May 9, 5 – 7 PM

TEEN HANGOUT

Hang out, do homework, eat food, make something. Watch your favorite shows and share your favorite music with other teens. Snacks and DIYs provided. STANDLEY LAKE Tuesdays, 3 – 5 PM

FRIENDSHIPS BLOOM AT TEEN PROGRAMS

Sitting with tweens James Dominguez and Lazslo Katona during Lakewood’s Teen After Hours program is a bit like trying to control chaos. They’re all movement, laughter, inside jokes and energy. They’ve known each other since first grade, but recently transitioned to separate middle schools. For James, his favorite part about Teen After Hours is “Lazslo-hyphen-fun!” The ongoing program has become a rare opportunity for the two to see each other again. The frequency and dependability of Teen After Hours offers a fun, convenient and easy solution to planning around conflicting schedules. “We come to these so we can see each other,” Lazslo says. And they guarantee they’re going to keep attending, because in James’ words, “They always have food, which is amazing!”

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JUST FOR KIDS Spring into fun with these programs for kids, ages 0 - 11! Registration is required.

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AFTER SCHOOL FUN

It’s after-school fun especially for kids ages 5 – 8. Enjoy stories, Mad Libs, and a special craft or activity. Ideal for Preschoolers – School Age. STANDLEY LAKE GIRLS WHO ROCK

Tues., Mar. 17, 4 – 5 PM CELEBRATE THE LIBRARY

Tues., Apr. 21 , 4 – 5 PM IMAGINE YOUR STORY

Tues., May 19, 4 – 5 PM

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL) STORY TIME AND ASL CLASS

Enjoy a popular children’s story retold in American Sign Language (ASL). Stay after Story Time and learn a little ASL! Voice interpretation provided. Deaf, hard-of-hearing and hearing kids (along with their caregivers) are all welcome! Ideal for Babies – Preschoolers. WHEAT RIDGE Sun., Apr. 19, 3 – 4 PM

APRIL ANTICS: CHILDREN’S READER’S THEATER

Evergreen Library staff members perform their annual Reader’s Theater, presenting three different stories adapted from popular picture books. Prepare to participate and have fun! Parents and caregivers also learn how easy it is for you to produce Reader’s Theater at home using handmade props, hats and masks. Ideal for Babies – School Age. EVERGREEN Thurs., Apr. 16, 4:15 – 5 PM

CUBELETS FOR KIDS*

Mini-robots are awesome! Have fun using our programmable Cubelets to program your robot to think, sense and do what you want. Discover what you can build! Ideal for School Age – Tweens. STANDLEY LAKE Sat., Mar. 21, 3 – 4 PM Sat., Apr. 18, 3 – 4 PM Sat., May 16, 3 – 4 PM

DR. SEUSS BIRTHDAY PARTY

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Read Across America day with stories, games, crafts and snacks. Ideal for Babies – School Age. LAKEWOOD Mon., Mar. 2, 6:30 – 7:30 PM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DR. SEUSS!

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday! Think some new thinks, look out for the cat in the hat, and try to hook some red fish, blue fish. You might even enjoy a little green eggs and ham. Ideal for Preschoolers – School Age. STANDLEY LAKE Mon., Mar. 2, 4 – 4:45 PM

ELEMENTARY EXPLORERS

Explore funny, scary, interesting and awesome things through crafts, activities and books. Ideal for School Age. COLUMBINE

WEIRD BUT TRUE BOOKS

Mon., Mar. 2, 4 – 5 PM

COMICS AND GRAPHIC NOVELS

Mon., Apr. 6, 4 – 5 PM WILD WEATHER

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FAMILY FUN NIGHT

It’s family fun with stories, crafts and activities. Ideal for Toddlers – School Age. COLUMBINE

ST. PATTY’S DAY

Tues., Mar. 10, 6 – 7 PM UPSIDE DOWN & OPPOSITE

Tues., Apr. 14, 6 – 7 PM FLOWERS & GARDENS

Tues., May 12, 6 – 7 PM

FRIDAY CRAFTERNOONS

Start your weekend with an hour of crafts and fun every Friday afternoon! Ideal for Preschoolers – School Age. EDGEWATER Fridays, 3 – 4:30 PM

INTERNATIONAL TEA PARTY*

It’s an afternoon tea party! Kids experience and learn about different countries while sipping tea from around the world. Food and crafts add to the international festivities. Ideal for Preschoolers – Tweens. LAKEWOOD Sat., May 9, 2 – 3:30 PM

KID’S ART LAB

Stretch your creative skills with fun, hands-on art projects just for kids! Get your hands dirty and make a new piece of art each month. Dress for mess. Ideal for School Age. STANDLEY LAKE ART THAT ROCKS

Wed., Mar. 11, 4 – 5:15 PM BIRDS OF A FEATHER

Wed., Apr. 8, 4 – 5:15 PM UNDER THE SEA

Wed., May 13, 4 – 5:15 PM

MESSY ART

For little ones, the joy in making art comes from the process, not the product. Two-to-six year olds create and explore art using different media, materials, methods and lots of creative exploration – who knows what wonders will be created! Be sure to wear clothes that can get messy! Ideal for Toddlers – Preschoolers. STANDLEY LAKE Sun., Mar. 22, 4 – 4:30 PM Sun., Apr. 26, 4 – 4:30 PM Sun., May 24, 4 – 4:30 PM


JUST FOR KIDS MOVIES & MORE: CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS (PG)

Tues., Mar. 24, 3 – 5 PM BONUS MOVIE NIGHT: WRECK-IT-RALPH (PG)

Tues., Mar. 31, 3 – 5 PM

NO SCHOOL FUN: START A GARDEN

SPRING EGG HUNT

School is out for the day so come to the Library for some fun. Learn how to start your own garden from seeds with easy tips and tricks to keep gardens growing all season. Ideal for Preschoolers – Tweens.

Celebrate spring with an indoor egg hunt! Bring your little ones and a basket as you celebrate spring with an indoor egg hunt! Crafts and refreshments follow the hunt. Bags provided for those without baskets. Ideal for Babies – Preschoolers.

LAKEWOOD Fri., Apr. 10, 2 – 4 PM

EVERGREEN Tues., Apr. 7, 11 AM – 12 PM

PAWS FOR READING*

STEM GIRLS

Read with a four-legged friend from the Denver Pet Partners therapy program! Dogs are the perfect reading companions because they create a relaxed, comfortable and safe environment for sharing books. Children must be able to read independently and are encouraged to share a favorite book. Ideal for School Age – Tweens. COLUMBINE Sat., Mar. 14, 1 – 3 PM Sat., Mar. 28, 1 – 3 PM Sat., Apr. 11, 1 – 3 PM Sat., Apr. 25, 1 – 3 PM Sat., May 9, 1 – 3 PM Sat., May 23, 1 – 3 PM EDGEWATER Sat., Mar. 21, 1 – 3 PM Sat., Apr. 18, 1 – 3 PM Sat., May 16, 1 – 3 PM EVERGREEN Mon., Mar. 2, 4 – 5:30 PM Mon., Apr. 6, 4 – 5:30 PM Mon., May 4, 4 – 5:30 PM GOLDEN Sat., Mar. 14, 1 – 3 PM Sat., Apr. 4, 1 – 3 PM Sat., Apr. 11, 1 – 3 PM Sat., May 2, 1 – 3 PM Sat., May 9, 1 – 3 PM LAKEWOOD Thurs., Mar. 12, 4 – 5 PM Thurs., Apr. 9, 4 – 5 PM Thurs., May 14, 4 – 5 PM STANDLEY LAKE Thurs., Mar. 19, 4 – 6 PM Thurs., Apr. 16, 4 – 6 PM Thurs., May 21, 4 – 6 PM

As girls grow up, they’re often underrepresented in science careers. Golden High School and the Library join forces to change this by offering unique STEM events just for girls. With teaching and mentorship from Golden High School, each month features a different topic for girls to explore. Ideal for School Age. GOLDEN Mon., Mar. 16, 4 – 5 PM Mon., Apr. 13, 4 – 5 PM Mon., May 11, 4 – 5 PM

SUNCATCHER SURPRISE FOR MOM

Celebrate Mother’s Day by making a card for mom with a twist! Create a beautiful card featuring a pop-out suncatcher to keep and display all summer long. Let your creativity shine! Ideal for Toddlers – Tweens. BOOKMOBILE AT KEN CARYL SAFEWAY Sat., May 9, 1 – 3 PM

TERRIFIC TUESDAY

Explore a different after-school activity every Tuesday with LEGO® challenges, games, STEAM-fun, movies and more. Ideal for School Age – Tweens. LAKEWOOD

LEGO® CHALLENGE: DR. SEUSS

Tues., Mar. 3, 3 – 5 PM

GAMES: ST. PATRICK’S DAY

Tues., Mar. 10, 3 – 5 PM

STEAM FUN: LEPRECHAUN CATAPULTS

LEGO® CHALLENGE: GARDEN

Tues., Apr. 7, 3 – 5 PM

GAMES: MINUTE-TO-WIN-IT

Tues., Apr. 14, 3 – 5 PM

STEAM FUN: UPCYCLE PROJECTS

Tues., Apr. 21, 3 – 5 PM

MOVIES & MORE: BEDKNOBS & BROOMSTICKS (G)

Tues., Apr. 28, 3 – 5 PM

LEGO® CHALLENGE: FANTASY

Tues., May 5, 3 – 5 PM GAMES: OUTSIDE

Tues., May 12, 3 – 5 PM STEAM FUN: STEAM BUGS

Tues., May 19, 3 – 5 PM

MOVIES & MORE: GOOD BURGER (PG)

Tues., May 26, 3 – 5 PM

TINY TOT PROM

Prom isn’t just for high schoolers! Get your little ones dressed to the nines for a fun dress-up dance party! Ideal for Babies – Preschoolers. EVERGREEN Tues., May 12, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

WEE CREATE

Introduce your little one to artistic processes and unleash their creativity. When children create without an end in mind, they are free to imagine, discover and get messy! Space is limited to the first 15 participating artists. Ideal for Toddlers – Preschoolers. GOLDEN Thurs., Mar. 12, 11:15 AM – 12 PM Thurs., Apr. 9, 11:15 AM – 12 PM Thurs., May 14, 11:15 AM – 12 PM

WILD TALES

Mix a little history, nature and plenty of hands-on exploration to make learning fun with an educator from Jefferson County Open Space. Ideal for Toddlers – School Age. EVERGREEN Tues., May 19, 11 – 11:30 AM

Tues., Mar. 17, 3 – 5 PM

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SPRING BREAK From Movie Times to speciallydesignated events, you can grow, learn and explore all Spring Break long! Registration is required.

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FORCE OF STATIC ELECTRICITY*

The “Force” (of static electricity) surrounds us, binds us and is a whole lot of fun to explore! Young Padawans learn the secrets of static electricity and participate in interactive demonstrations on harnessing the Force. Move objects, generate lightning, propel starships and more! An expert static-electricity-Jedi and his loyal droid SH0-K3R, a 600,000volt Van de Graaff generator, show you cool tricks to help you as you learn the physics behind this mystical force. Ideal for School Age – Tweens. ARVADA Mon., Mar. 23, 1 – 3 PM LAKEWOOD Fri., Mar. 27, 3 – 5 PM

MOVIE TIME

This spring break is matinee time! Enjoy kids’ favorites and new releases on our big screen. Movie titles subject to change. Ideal for Preschoolers – Teens. ARVADA

FROZEN 2 [PG]

Tues., Mar. 24, 1 – 3 PM ABOMINABLE [PG]

Fri., Mar. 27, 1 – 3 PM EVERGREEN

SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 [PG]

Ideal for Babies – School Age. Sat., Mar. 28, 1 – 3 PM

SPRING BREAK FUN

Have fun at the Library by participating in themed activities and crafts all week long! BOOKMOBILE AT KEN CARYL SAFEWAY FLOWER FUN

Make Spring Break great with this take-and-create project! Snag your all-weather flower kit, supplies and instructions from the Bookmobile at Ken Caryl. Take your kit home or craft onsite with us! Ideal for Preschoolers – Teens. Sat., Mar. 21, 1 – 3 PM

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COLUMBINE SPRING STEM

Mon., Mar. 23, 1 – 4 PM MAKERSPACE OPEN LAB

Tues., Mar. 24, 1 – 4 PM I SPY AT THE LIBRARY (IN CHILDREN’S ROOM)

Wed., Mar. 25, 1 – 4 PM SPRING PAINTING

Thurs., Mar. 26, 1 – 4 PM LEGO® CONTEST BUILD

Fri., Mar. 27, 1 – 4 PM EVERGREEN SHAKER EGG

Create your very own shaker egg to take home! Ideal for Babies – School Age. Mon., Mar. 23, 1 – 2 PM GOLDEN

LAKEWOOD (CONT.)

CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS [PG]

Ideal for Preschoolers – Teens. Tues., Mar. 24, 3 – 5 PM FOOD STEAM

Play with your food and learn some cool science stuff, too! Ideal for Preschoolers – Tweens. Wed., Mar. 25, 3 – 5 PM ROBOT SCIENCE

Have fun with the Library’s Ozobots & Cubelets collections. Ideal for Preschoolers – Tweens. Thurs., Mar. 26, 3 – 5 PM STANDLEY LAKE TILE ART

Ideal for Teens. Mon., Mar. 23, 3 – 4 PM SUPERHERO TRAINING CAMP

BIRD FEEDER CRAFT*

Make a bird feeder to hang up at home and learn about which of your local neighborhood birds might enjoy it! Ideal for School Age. Mon., Mar. 23, 3 – 4 PM

See if you have what it takes to be a superhero! Design a superhero cape, train to save the day and meet exciting challenges! Ideal for Toddlers – Preschoolers. Tues., Mar. 24, 2 – 3 PM

PLAY & BUILD

BLACKOUT POETRY

Drop in to play and build with LEGO®, KEVA Planks® and more! Budding artists and engineers get creative as they tackle our monthly challenge or make their own creations. With our supplies and your imagination, the possibilities are endless! Ideal for School Age – Tweens. Tues., Mar. 24, 4 – 5 PM MAKE A PUPPET*

Make your own puppet to keep and put on a puppet show! Ideal for School Age. Wed., Mar. 25, 3 – 4 PM DIRT AND WORMS*

Discover what worms do and make your own “dirt & worms” pudding to eat, if you dare… Ideal for School Age. Thurs., Mar. 26, 3 – 4 PM GIANT PICTIONARY

Draw on our wall and play the game of guessing! Ideal for Tweens. Fri., Mar. 27, 3 – 4 PM TOWER BUILDING CHALLENGE

The tallest tower that doesn’t topple wins! Ideal for Tweens. Sat., Mar. 28, 3 – 4 PM LAKEWOOD

SPRING CRAFTS

Ideal for Preschoolers – Tweens. Mon., Mar. 23, 3 – 5 PM

Ideal for Teens. Wed., Mar. 25, 3 – 4 PM ART IN THE AFTERNOON

Unleash your inner artist with a handson, spring-themed art project for kids ages 6-10. Ideal for School Age. Thurs., Mar. 26, 3 – 4 PM CUBELETS

Ideal for Teens. Fri., Mar. 27, 3 – 4 PM AFTER-HOURS FANDOM PARTY

Represent your favorite fandom at this after-hours event for kids in grades 3-5. Whether it’s Harry Potter, Descendants, Marvel or something else, prove yourself as the number one fan! Celebrate with games, crafts and more! You wear the costumes; we provide the snacks. Ideal for School Age. Fri., Mar. 27, 5:30 – 7 PM WHEAT RIDGE DAILY GAMING

School is out! Celebrate with drop-in gaming on our Nintendo Switch™ all week long! Ideal for Teens. Mon., Mar. 23, 3 – 4 PM Tues., Mar. 24, 3 – 4 PM Wed., Mar. 25, 3 – 4 PM Thurs., Mar. 26, 3 – 4 PM


EVENTOS EN ESPAÑOL Y BILINGÜE DÍA DE LA MADRE

¡Felíz día Mamás! Celebra a las mamás y todo el trabajo duro que ellas realizan. Ven a la biblioteca a celebrar a esa persona especial con presentaciones de Mariachis y Folklórico, manualidades, libros y concursos. Se servirán ricos bocadillos. Ideal para Escolares a Adultos. EDGEWATER sábado, 9 de mayo, 2 – 4 PM

DÍA DE LOS NIÑOS: LUCHA LIBRO

Celebremos el Día de los Niños con toda la emoción y diversión de la Lucha Libre. Aprenderemos sobre unas de las tradiciones más coloridas de México, con cuentos, manualidades y actividades para toda la familia. ¡Tendremos pastel y piñata para celebrar! ARVADA sábado, 25 de abril, 2 – 3:30 PM

DÍA DE LOS NIÑOS: TÍTERE HISTORIAS

Explore las tradiciones de los titeres alrededor del mundo con una presentación única de títeres de sombras de Indonesia, seguido por un taller práctico para hacer sus propios títeres según la tradición Latinoamericana. Tendremos paletas y palomitas para compartir. Presentado en colaboración con el Museo de Arte de Denver. Ideal para Bebés a Jóvenes. ARVADA sábado, 11 de abril, 2 – 3:30 PM COLUMBINE sábado, 4 de abril, 12 – 1:30 PM EDGEWATER jueves, 2 de abril, 4:30 – 6 PM LAKEWOOD jueves, 9 de abril, 4:30 – 6 PM WHEAT RIDGE sábado, 18 de abril, 12 – 1:30 PM

GRUPO DE APOYO PARA PADRES

¿​​​​​ Tiene niños con necesidades especiales? ¡Podemos ayudarle! Únase a un grupo de padres para encontrar apoyo, respuestas a sus preguntas, y aprender sobre los recursos y habilidades que pueden ayudar a su niño a tener éxito. Los niños son bienvenidos y tendremos cafecito. Ideal para Adultos. EDGEWATER sábado, 14 de marzo, 2 – 4 PM sábado, 11 de abril, 2 – 4 PM sábado, 9 de mayo, 2 – 4 PM

PÁGINAS CLUB DE LECTURA

Ven a dialogar con nosotros sobre los mejores autores de la literatura latinoamericana. Discutido en español. Ideal para Jóvenes a Adultos. LAKEWOOD

YO NO SOY TU PERFECTA HIJA MEXICANA POR ERIKA L. SÁNCHEZ

jueves, 26 de marzo, 6 – 7:30 PM LA INVENCIÓN DEL AMOR POR JOSÉ R. OVEJERO

jueves, 23 de abril, 6 – 7:30 PM DISTANCIA DE RESCATE POR SAMANTA SCHWEBLIN

jueves, 28 de mayo, 6 – 7:30 PM

INTERCAMBIO

Ya sea que hables inglés o español, la conversación es clave para aprender un nuevo idioma. ¡Practica con un amigable grupo estudiantes! Todos los niveles son bienvenidos. Para más información, visita jeffcolibrary.org. Whether you speak English or Spanish, conversation is key to learning the language. Practice with other friendly language learners! All ability levels are welcome. Learn more at jeffcolibrary.org.

CUENTACUENTOS EN ESPAÑOL Trae a tus niños para que disfruten de cuentos, rimas y manualidades en español. ARVADA martes, 11:15 – 11 :45 AM jueves, 4:30 – 5 PM COLUMBINE miércoles, 11:15 – 11:45 AM

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SUPPORT THE BELMAR LIBRARY REDESIGN

Like what you see? Show the new Belmar Library some love! Your tax-free donation of $100 or more will support enhancements to the Library, and donors will be recognized on a wall plaque near the entrance. Donate online at jeffcolibraryfoundation.org or mail your contribution to: Attn: Belmar Library Jefferson County Library Foundation 10790 W. 50th Avenue, Suite 200 Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

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BABY Edgewater Lakewood

BABY Arvada Columbine Edgewater Golden Lakewood

BABY Belmar *

BABY Arvada Columbine Evergreen Golden Standley Lake

BABY Arvada Golden

BABY Belmar *

TODDLER Arvada Belmar * Evergreen

PRESCHOOL Arvada

TODDLER Arvada Lakewood

FAMILY Lakewood Standley Lake

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10:15 A.M.

BABY Belmar *

BABY Belmar * Columbine

TODDLER Arvada Belmar * Columbine PRESCHOOL Standley Lake FAMILY Evergreen

10:15 A.M. BABY

Arvada Standley Lake TODDLER Belmar * Golden Lakewood Wheat Ridge PRESCHOOL Columbine Evergreen

11:15 A.M. BABY Columbine Evergreen

FAMILY Standley Lake

BABY

TODDLER Arvada Golden

Lakewood Standley Lake Wheat Ridge TODDLER Arvada Columbine Golden PRESCHOOL Evergreen LET’S DANCE Belmar *

11:15 A.M.

FAMILY Standley Lake

CUENTACUENTOS Arvada

DISCOVERY PLAY Wheat Ridge

DISCOVERY PLAY Edgewater

10:15 A.M.

PRESCHOOL Arvada Lakewood

LET’S DANCE Golden

FAMILY Columbine

10:15 A.M.

TODDLER Columbine Golden Lakewood

CUENTACUENTOS Edgewater

TODDLER Evergreen Golden Standley Lake

LET’S DANCE Standley Lake

1:15 P.M. PRESCHOOL Belmar *

12:15 P.M. PRESCHOOL Golden

PRESCHOOL Standley Lake FAMILY Wheat Ridge LET’S DANCE Belmar * Columbine DISCOVERY PLAY Evergreen

11:15 A.M. BABY Standley Lake

on hold until we reopen. Please visit one of our other locations while we’re away.

PRESCHOOL Lakewood FAMILY Columbine hosts at

Ken Caryl Ranch House

Evergreen

LET’S DANCE Standley Lake Wheat Ridge

11:15 A.M.

TODDLER Arvada

TODDLER Belmar *

PRESCHOOL Edgewater

PRESCHOOL Columbine

FAMILY Belmar *

FAMILY Standley Lake

CUENTACUENTOS Columbine LET’S DANCE Lakewood DISCOVERY PLAY Golden

2:15 P.M. DISCOVERY PLAY Belmar *

4:15 P.M.

*Belmar Story Times are

TODDLER Arvada Columbine Edgewater Golden

FAMILY Arvada

4:30 P.M. CUENTACUENTOS Lakewood

LET’S DANCE Evergreen

4:30 P.M. CUENTACUENTOS Arvada Belmar *

7 P.M. FAMILY Standley Lake

TODDLER Columbine

TODDLER Arvada Evergreen Golden Standley Lake LET’S DANCE Edgewater DISCOVERY PLAY Lakewood

11:15 A.M. PRESCHOOL Belmar * LET’S DANCE Arvada Columbine DISCOVERY PLAY Standley Lake

FAMILY Standley Lake DISCOVERY PLAY Arvada

10:15 A.M. BABY Lakewood Standley Lake TODDLER Belmar * FAMILY Arvada Edgewater Evergreen Golden DISCOVERY PLAY Columbine CUENTACUENTOS Wheat Ridge

10:45 A.M. FAMILY Conifer

11:15 A.M. FAMILY Belmar * Columbine Lakewood

11:30 A.M. LET’S DANCE Conifer 2nd Saturdays DISCOVERY PLAY Conifer 3rd Saturdays

BABY TIME 30 min. TODDLER TIME 30 min. PRESCHOOL TIME 30 min. FAMILY TIME 30 min. CUENTACUENTOS 30 min. LET’S DANCE 30 min. DISCOVERY PLAY 60 min. View full Story Time descriptions at jeffcolibrary.org.


JEFFERSON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY LOCATIONS & HOURS 303.235.5275 | jeffcolibrary.org ARVADA SERVICIOS EN ESPAÑOL 7525 W. 57th Ave. Arvada, CO 80002 Mon.–Thurs. 9–8 Fri., Sat. 9 –5 Sun. 12–5

EVERGREEN 5000 Hwy. 73 (at Buffalo Park Rd.) Evergreen, CO 80439 Mon.–Thurs. 9–8 Fri., Sat. 9–5 Sun. 12–5

BELMAR SERVICIOS EN ESPAÑOL 555 S. Allison Pkwy. Lakewood, CO 80226

GOLDEN 1019 10th St. Golden, CO 80401 Mon.–Thurs. 9–8 Fri., Sat. 9–5 Sun. 12–5

REOPENING SPRING 2020 BOOKMOBILE at Ken Caryl Safeway 12442 W. Ken Caryl Ave. Littleton, CO 80123 Saturdays 12–4

LAKEWOOD SERVICIOS EN ESPAÑOL 10200 W. 20th Ave. Lakewood, CO 80215 Mon.–Thurs. 9–8 Fri., Sat. 9–5 Sun. 12–5

COLUMBINE SERVICIOS EN ESPAÑOL 7706 W. Bowles Ave. Littleton, CO 80123 Mon.–Thurs. 9–8 Fri., Sat. 9–5 Sun. 12–5

STANDLEY LAKE 8485 Kipling St. Arvada, CO 80005 Mon.–Thurs. 9–8 Fri., Sat. 9–5 Sun. 12–5

CONIFER Conifer High School 10441 Hwy. 73 Conifer, CO 80433 Mon.–Fri. 2:30–8 Sat. 9–5 Sun. 12–5

WHEAT RIDGE SERVICIOS EN ESPAÑOL 5475 W. 32nd Ave. Wheat Ridge, CO 80212 Mon., Wed. 10–8 Tues., Thurs. 10–6 Fri. CLOSED Sat. 10–5 Sun. 12–5

EDGEWATER SERVICIOS EN ESPAÑOL 1800 Harlan St. Edgewater, CO 80214 Mon.–Thurs. 9–8 Fri., Sat. 9–5 Sun. 12–5

Always check jeffcolibrary.org/events to confirm program dates and times in case of cancellations. American Sign Language interpreters are available upon request. Please contact us at least one week in advance at 303.235.5275 or email ask@jeffcolibrary.org.

FRIENDS ONLY PREVIEW NIGHT

Fri., May 29 – Sun., May 31 FREE ADMISSION

Jefferson County Fairgrounds 15200 W. 6th Ave., Frontage Rd. Golden, CO 80401

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Thurs., May 28, 6 – 8 PM

BOOK SALE Fri., May 29, 9 AM – 5 PM Pay $10 for Early Bird Admission at 8 AM. SPONSORED BY: Westerra Credit Union, Bandimere Speedway and Pinkard Construction

Sat., May 30, 9 AM – 5 PM Teachers, Friends of JCPL, and Jeffco Employees save 50% on purchases (with ID). Sun., May 31, 11 AM – 3 PM It’s Bag Day! A bag of books starts at $8.

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