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CASTLE PINES LIBRARY, 7437 Village Square Drive, No. 110, Castle Rock, 303-791-7323

STORYTIMES: Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m., all ages. Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., family storytime.

HIGHLANDS RANCH LIBRARY, 9292 Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch, 303-791-7323

STORYTIMES: Mondays, 10 and 11 a.m., all ages. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., all ages. Thursdays, 1 p.m., all ages. Saturdays, 10:30 a.m., family. Sundays, 1:30 p.m., family.

LONE TREE LIBRARY, 8827 Lone Tree Parkway, Lone Tree, 303-791-7323

STORYTIMES: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:30 a.m. (baby), 10:30 a.m. (all ages), 11:30 a.m. (all ages).

LOUVIERS LIBRARY, Louviers Village Club House, Louviers, 303-791-7323

STORYTIMES: Saturdays, 10 a.m., all ages.

PARKER LIBRARY, 10851 S. Crossroads Drive, Parker, 303-791-7323

STORYTIMES: Weekdays, 9:30 a.m., baby. Mondays and Tuesdays, 10:15 and 11 a.m., preschool. Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 10:15 and 11 a.m., toddler. Wednesdays, 7 p.m., family.

PHILIP S. MILLER LIBRARY, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock, 303-791-7323

STORYTIMES: Weekdays, 9:30 a.m., baby, and 11:30 a.m., all ages. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, 10:30 a.m., preschool. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m., toddler. Saturdays, 10:30 a.m., family.

ROXBOROUGH LIBRARY, 8357 N. Rampart Range Road, Suite 200, Littleton, 303-791-7323

STORYTIMES: Mondays, 6:30 p.m., family. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m., all ages.


Events, Oct. 7-14

All events are free unless otherwise noted. For information, or to register for a program, visit, call 303-791-7323, or stop by your local library.

AARP Driver Safety Class, 9 a.m. Oct. 7-8 at the Highlands Ranch Library

Two-day class for residents ages 50 and older to update driving skills and possibly save money on auto insurance. Attendance on both days is mandatory to obtain certificate. Cost is $12 for AARP members with card; $14 for non-members. Checks payable to AARP; instructor will collect at the first class. No cash. Registration required.

20 Ways to Market Your Business on the Internet, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Castle Pines Chamber of Commerce, 562 Castle Pines Parkway, Suite C-1

Increase your exposure with 20 Internet marketing strategies, most of which are free, and many of which take less than 10 minutes to implement. Registration required.

Making Money is Killing Your Business, 7 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Highlands Ranch Library.

Make more money in less time. Chuck Blakeman will share a framework that small business owners can use to build a successful and sustainable business in 3-5 years. Registration required. Book sale and signing will follow the presentation.

Murder at the Costume Ball, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Philip S. Miller Library in Castle Rock.

Teens ages 12-18, come in costume for a night of food, games, and murder. Examine the clues, talk to the suspects and try to solve the crime to win the prize. Registration required.

Bonfils Blood Drive, 10 a.m. Oct. 9 at the Parker Library.

Register with Bonfils Appointment Center at 303-363-2300,, or Reference Site #5433.

Rocket Works! with Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 10 and 11:15 a.m. Oct. 9 at the Roxborough Library.

Kids in grades 2-8, blast into physics. Experiment with basic principles of flight and motion. Design, create, and launch your own paper rocket. Hey, it’s just rocket science. Registration required.

Adult Literacy Volunteer Training Orientation, 2 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Lone Tree Library.

Volunteer to help members of our community learn English, become better readers, or prepare for tests such as the GED, citizenship, or military entrance tests. Learn about opportunities available to volunteers, and how to get started. Before signing up, submit the Adult Literacy Volunteer application at Registration required.

GED Preparation Class, 6 p.m. Oct. 11 and Oct. 13 at the Parker Library.

Instruction, assessment testing, and practice testing. No registration required. Come as often as you need to prepare for the test.

7 Marketing Mistakes that Can Bankrupt Your Small Business and How to Avoid Them, 7 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Lone Tree Library.

Make the most of your marketing budget by avoiding the seven biggest mistakes small business owners make. Marketing specialist Jeanna Pool will teach participants what works and what doesn’t in marketing a small business. Registration required.

One Book One Roxborough Book Discussion, 6 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Roxborough Library.

Read “Rocket Boys.” Join us to discuss the book by Homer Hickam. Registration required.

Business Start-Up Basics, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Philip S. Miller Library in Castle Rock.

Understand what you need to consider to start a profitable business. Learn basic requirements for registration, financing, and business planning. Registration required. To register call 303-795-0142. Presented by the Small Business Development Center of South Metro Denver.

Colorado Ballot Issues 2010, 7 p.m. oct. 12 at the Highlands Ranch Library and Oct. 14 at the Parker Library.

The fall 2010 Colorado ballot promises to stir up strong emotions with its variety of complex issues. Understanding the ballot and what is at stake has never been more important. Join Active Minds for an objective review of the ballot issues and a presentation of arguments on each side of the proposals. Registration required.

An Evening with Rick Bayless, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at The Wildlife Experience.

Spend the evening with award-winning chef-restaurateur, cookbook author and television personality Rick Bayless. He will talk about his passions for Mexican food and culture. The event will include a short demonstration and be followed by a book signing. Registration required. Tickets cost $30 and are availalble at 303-791-7323 or

Colorado Author Series: An Evening with John Shors, 7 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Highlands Ranch Library.

Best-selling author John Shors will talk about his new books “Dragon House” and “The Wishing Trees.” A book signing will follow the presentation. Books will be for sale; some proceeds will benefit Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation, Registration required.


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