Art on exhibit at Douglas County Libraries Douglas County Libraries will present a variety of exhibits and programs in 2010 for professional and …
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Art on exhibit at Douglas County Libraries
Douglas County Libraries will present a variety of exhibits and
programs in 2010 for professional and amateur artists alike.
Parker Library presents the art of Jean Bouquet, retired
architect and sometimes artist. To see his drawings, stop by Parker
Library during January.
Douglas County teens are invited to submit art that they have
made for display and a contest. Registration runs Jan. 1-30. Items
will be displayed through February in the Aloha Teen Tower at
Philip S. Miller Library in Castle Rock. The public will be invited
to vote for their favorite. Winners will be announced March 1, and
prizes will be given to the three artists whose works earn the most
Highlands Ranch Photography Club will exhibit its work Jan. 9-31
at the Highlands Ranch Library. The club meets at 7 p.m. the second
Tuesday of each month at the Highlands Ranch Library.
Philip S. Miller Library presents the works of three local
artists. Jack Morin’s large-format abstract acrylic on canvas is to
the left of the children's area. Its bright colors and composition
are best viewed through the window at night. Nature photographer
Paul O. Packer's rare glimpses of bighorn sheep, buffalo and
bobcats may be viewed in the meeting room hallways. Dix Morris,
noted watercolorist and founder of the Greater Castle Rock Art
Guild, presents a variety of originals in the Reading Sanctuary.
All artwork is available for purchase directly from the
For more information, call 303-791-7323 or click DouglasCountyLibraries.org.
Libraries collect 1,065 coats for charity
Douglas County Libraries recently united with Coats for Colorado
and the Douglas/Elbert Task Force to provide food and warmth for
families this winter.
In November, through the generosity of its patrons, Douglas
County Libraries gathered 1,065 gently used and new coats as part
of the Coats for Colorado program. In addition, library fines
collected Nov. 15-28 were donated to the Douglas/Elbert Task Force
to help stock its food bank and feed local families.
“The need of local food banks this year has been severe,” said
Jamie LaRue, director of Douglas County Libraries. “We gave our
patrons the opportunity to contribute to that cause by dedicating
their library fines for a two-week period. I'm pleased to say that
our members contributed $10,000 in that time. I know that will make
For more information about Douglas County Libraries, call
303-791-7323 or click DouglasCountyLibraries.org.
For more information about the Douglas/Elbert Task Force, go to
information about the Coats for Colorado program.
‘The Lost Symbol’ is offered on eBooks
In addition to the thousands of books and other materials
available at Douglas County Libraries, patrons can now get
downloadable eBooks from the library.
Once downloaded, digital eBooks may be read on a personal
computer, eReader, PDA, or other compatible portable device.
Hundreds of eBook titles are available for lending through
Overdrive, the Library’s eAudiobook service. They may be checked
out and downloaded any time or any place, to anyone with access to
the Internet, a Douglas County Library card, and an eBook reading
device. There’s nothing to return; titles automatically expire once
the lending period is over.
Douglas County Library’s debut eBook collection features more
than 400 titles, including Dan Brown's latest novel, “The Lost
Symbol.” Classic and best-selling fiction and non-fiction titles
for all ages are also available. For additional information, visit
and click on eMedia2Go.
Build your business with Douglas County Libraries
Douglas County Libraries offers a new series of business
programs to complement its BizInfo suite of services. At least
three programs are offered each month targeting entrepreneurs and
small business owners.
The first meeting of the Castle Pines Business Book Club will be
at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 7 at the Castle Pines Chamber of Commerce.
Parker Library will host veteran business leader Mike Faber at 7
p.m. Jan. 11 for “89 Seconds to Sales Success.” Faber will share
sales wisdom and practical tips attendees can implement
Philip S. Miller Library in Castle Rock will present “Business
Plan Basics: Planning for Success,” at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 19. The
program will cover benefits of business planning and steps involved
in creating a business plan, from identifying goals to allocating
Highlands Ranch Library will host Deb Wicklund for “Small
Business Marketing on a Shoestring,” at 7 p.m. Jan. 28. Wicklund
will highlight budget friendly techniques for marketing a business,
including networking, newsletters and word-of-mouth “commercials”
business owners can use anywhere.
Douglas County Libraries business programming will continue in
February with “Business Start-Up Basics” and “Become a Confident
Networker: Grow Your Business through Relationships.” Visit
Douglas County Libraries BizInfo business librarians can provide
assistance with market research, competitive intelligence, and
industry trends for established businesses, as well as sample
business plans and start-up information for entrepreneurs. Douglas
County Libraries also offers a Job Resource Guide free to library
patrons, and other resources for those seeking work. Visit any
Douglas County Library or DouglasCountyLibraries.org
for more information.
Volunteer to become a Spellbinder at the library
Volunteers ages 50 or older can stay young at heart by telling
traditional and personal history stories to children in Douglas
County Schools. Spellbinders provide a connection between
generations and pass to the future wisdom, character, and an
important sense of community.
The Douglas County Chapter of Spellbinders is a partnership
between Douglas County Libraries and Douglas County School
District. Spellbinder training is offered through the Douglas
County Libraries Literacy Department and assisted by our own
Training will be from 9 a.. to 3 p.m. Jan. 25 and from 9 a.m. to
noon Jan. 29. Registration is required. To register, e-mail
For more information contact Priscilla Queen at firstname.lastname@example.org or
For information about Douglas County Libraries, visit DouglasCountyLibraries.org
or call 303-791-7323.
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