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Margaret Coel To Be Featured At Friends Annual Luncheon

We are so excited that Margaret Coel will be joining us at this year’s Friends Luncheon. She’ll be there with books to sell and sign at the event. You definitely won’t want to miss this one!

Margaret Coel is the New York Times best-selling author of the acclaimed Wind River mystery series set among the Arapahos on Wyoming’s Wind River Reservation and featuring Jesuit priest Father John O’Malley and Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden.

The novels have received wide recognition. They have been on the bestseller lists of numerous newspapers, including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Denver Post and the Rocky Mountain News. Five novels have received the Colorado Book Award. The Spirit Woman received the Willa Cather Award for Best Novel of the West and was a finalist for the Western Writers of America’s Spur Award for Best Novel.

She is a native Coloradan who hails from a pioneer Colorado family. The West — the mountains, plains, and vast spaces — are in her bones, she says.

About the Friends of Jefferson County Public Library

Friends of Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) is a membership program of the Jefferson County Library Foundation (JCLF), a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the programs of JCPL through fundraising and advocacy. Friends of JCPL are famous for their used book sales, selling more than 200,000 used books throughout the year and raising nearly $250,000 annually to support the programs of JCPL.

Don’t forget your tickets

Do you have your tickets to the Annual Friends Luncheon yet? They are going quickly so make sure to get one while you still can!

January 25th, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center, 4005 Kipling St, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

For more information or to purchase tickets, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/friends-annual-luncheon-featuring-margaret-coel-tickets-54010501865

 

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Standley Lake Library Holiday Sale – December 12 – 13

xmas giftOur Holiday Sale continues at Standley Lake Library. JCLF sets aside the best books all year round just for these special sales, where you can find great gifts at great prices. Best of all–proceeds from these sales go back to help the Jefferson County Library Foundation and the programs and services of Jefferson County Public Library.

When: Saturday, December 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, December 13, from 12 noon to 4 p.m.

Where: Standley Lake Library, 8485 Kipling Street, Arvada

Red Rocks Community College Theatre Arts & Dance Department

Read Like the Dickens—A Fresh Take on A Christmas Carol

Red Rocks Community College Theatre Arts & Dance DepartmentCould you summarize A Christmas Carol in five minutes? In two? Probably, and you’re not alone. Most of us could easily summarize A Christmas Carol, and yet not recall the last time we read the book or saw the movie. It’s iconic. It celebrates the spirit of generosity and the power of redemption.

But how could we put a fresh spin on A Christmas Carol for our Read Like the Dickens benefit? Well, that’s where Red Rocks Community College’s Theatre Arts & Dance Department comes in. We met with David-Matthew Barnes, the Program Director, and Kelli Krieschel, the program’s costuming maven, and asked just that question: How do we put a modern edge on a classic? What they came up with is amazing.

A Christmas Carol in Six—No Five Parts

First, A Christmas Carol in Six—No Five Parts, written by Kelli Krieschel, is about fifteen minutes long, and yet, tells the whole story. Second, the language is modern and colloquial. Third, the audience is encouraged to participate in the telling.

“My thinking about making it an abridged version to be presented as a short performance piece led to a vision of condensing scenes into humorous situations that most of us can relate with,” explained Kelli. “And as a firm believer that laughter is good medicine, I am hoping that I can share this vision with everyone that is involved.”

Transforming A Christmas Carol from something we all know and (generally) passively engage in, to something we share and collectively tell, this “abridged version” is something JCLF Executive Director Jo Schantz calls, “playful and fun.”

More important to Schantz, however, is the generosity of RRCC. “I’m just honored that they wrote something especially for Read Like the Dickens and will perform it exclusively for our guests.”

Catch this modern interpretation of a holiday classic only at Read Like the Dickens—A Rare & Novel Event, on November 12, at Baldoria on the Water. Tickets can be purchased here.

Belmar Library Holiday Sale, November 20-22

bike-rack-belmarGet a jump on your holiday shopping at the Belmar Holiday Sale.

“We work all year long to put the best books aside for the Belmar Holiday Sale,” said volunteer and Friend, Linda Abbott. “These are all new or nearly new books—Books that make good gifts.”

Bargain hunters will find brand new DVDs still in shrink wrap for just $2.50, hardback coffee table books for less than $10 and children’s books starting at $1.

The Belmar Holiday Sale will take place Friday through Sunday, November 20-22, 2015, at the Belmar Public Library (555 S Allison Parkway, Lakewood). The sale will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Friday and Saturday, and on Sunday, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Read Like the Dickens Benefit Event, November 12

Read-Like-the-DickensWhat better way to usher in the holidays then celebrating the work of master author Charles Dickens? Join JCLF and JCPL Friends at Baldoria on the Water, in Lakewood, on Thursday, November 12, 2015, for an evening of merriment benefiting JCLF. You’ll be delighted by the sounds of the Original Dickens Carolers, entertained by a performance from the Red Rocks Community College Theatre Arts and Dance Department, fill up on our Olde English-style buffet and get a jump on your holiday shopping with our amazing silent auction and wine pull—all this while supporting the good work of Jefferson County Library Foundation.

Tickets are just $65 per person and $120 per couple. For event sponsorships, contact Sarah Whelan at (303) 403-5078 or Sarah.Whelan@JeffcoLibrary.org.  Buy your tickets now!


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