Englewood Public Library

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A place to Read, Explore And Discover!

 

Directions
1000 Englewood Parkway
1st Floor, Englewood Civic Center 
Englewood, CO 80110
303-762-2560
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 10:00am-8:30pm
Friday and Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm-5:00pm
Days We Are Closed

Library News and Events 

The Cinderella City Project

The Cinderella City Project is building a digital 3D model of Englewood's Cinderella City Mall for a future virtual reality exhibit, which will allow the community to walk through the mall in two distinct eras: in the 1960s/70s shortly after it opened, and the 1980s/90s after it was renovated.

The intent behind the model is to be as accurate as possible, including materials, signage, and as many small details from the interior and exterior of the mall as possible. The Cinderella City Project is asking the Englewood community for any photos of the mall they might have. Specifically, photos from Cinder Alley, Shamrock Mall, the Food Court and surrounding basement areas, as well as the lower level of the parking garage from all years are needed. But any and all photos could help the final digital model of Cinderella City accurately reflect the physical building.

If you have physical photos of the mall, feel free to drop them off at the Englewood Public Library, to the attention of Jon Solomon (Library Manager). The Cinderella City Project will scan the photos and leave them in the library so you can get them back. If you have digital scans of photos, feel free to email them directly to cinderellacityproject@gmail.com. The photos will only be used for modeling purposes and will not be shared without permission.  Learn more or follow the Cinderella City Project at: https://www.instagram.com/cinderellacityproject/.

More eBooks

The Library is pleased to announce the addition of a new eBook and eAudiobook service called Axis360.   Enjoy even more eContent through this new service, with easy access and easy to use apps.  Experience Axis360 now!

Your Next Read

Let us help you find your next read! Fill out our quick form with your reading interests and a staff member will get back to you in about a week.  

Text Notifications

Receive hold notifications, overdue notices, and renew right from your phone with our new text notification service. Learn more!

Donation Days

Thank you for your interest in donating books to the Englewood Public Library!  Unfortunately, because we have limited space and staff time, we can no longer accept donations throughout the year. Please see our Donation Guidelines for upcoming Donation Days and more information on donating to the library.

 

Programs for Children

No registration required for most programs; see below for more information.

Babysteps: Storytime for children birth to 18 months old & caregiver. Every Wednesday at 10:30am and 2:30pm

Teetertots: Storytime for children 18 months to 3 years old & caregiver. Every Monday and Tuesday at 10:30am

Preschool: Storytime for children 3 to 5 years old. Every Thursday and Friday at 10:30am.

Open Play:  The storytime room will be open with a variety of toys that will spark the imagination.  All ages welcome. Check the calendar for specific dates/times.

Lego Programs: School-aged children, come in and create! Parents welcome too. Check the calendar for specific dates/times.

Toilet Paper Roll Derby: Join us as we make derby cars out of toilet paper rolls and then race them to see whose car is the fastest. Thursday, October 4 from 4-5pm.

Toddler/Preschool Messy Process Art: Join us for an art session where the emphasis is on the process and fun is the final product!  This month we’ll do fruit and vegetable stamp art!  We will be using paint, so dress to get messy!  Thursday, October 11 from 10:30-11:30am.

Creepy Science: Join us as we explore the creepy side of science.  Experiments include: making boogers, ghost mud, and vomiting pumpkins.  Thursday, October 18 from 4-5pm.

Toddler/Preschool EXTRA: Color Laboratory: Join us in Dr. Frankenstein’s laboratory to explore different ways to play with color.  Activities will include spin art, color changing milk, color mixing and more!  Dress for Mess! Tuesday, October 23 from 10:30-11:30am.

JamBOOree!: Join us from 10:00 am to Noon for our 4th Annual JamBOOree event featuring gruesome games, creepy crafts and more.  Don’t forget to wear your costume! Saturday, October 27 from 10:00am-12pm.

Programs for Teens

Tuesday Teen Takeover: The Tech Lab is now for teens only on Tuesday nights! Play video games, board games, hang out, watch YouTube videos and more! Tuesdays in the Tech Lab from 4-7pm.

Zombie Party: Join us after the library closes as we “Walk with the Dead”!  We will have Zombie Snacks, Green Screen, Karaoke, Zombie makeup artists and more.  We will also be making survival bracelets and playing Zombie Tag and Capture the Flag with Zombie Barbies.  Feel free to dress up, but please no masks. If you are interested, please call 303-783-6960 to let us know you are coming and how many friends you are bringing with you.  This program will start after the library closes so we ask that everyone enter and leave through the garage entrance.  Friday, October 26 from 5:30-7:30pm.

Programs for Adults

French Conversation Circle:  Bonjour! Looking for a chance to brush up on your French We’ll gather once a month to practice our French language skills in a supportive, immersive environment. All skill levels are welcome.  First Wednesday of every month from 1-2pm. Altenbach Room.

Writers Group: Twice a month the Once Written, Twice Revised writer's group meets to discuss the craft of  writing and practice with prompts and exercises.  All experience levels are welcome.  See https://twitter.com/ORevised for more information about the group, or call 303-762-2555 for more general information. First and Third Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30pm.  Altenbach Room.

Get Smart Tutoring:  Since we partnered with High Performance Tutoring, you can reap the benefits of high quality math, science, and test prep tutoring FREE. Help is available for elementary through advanced college coursework. Drop in or RSVP by calling (720) 943-7304. Wednesday, October 3 starting at 3:30pm.

Google Calendars: The Basics:  Learn how to use Google’s online calendar for effective time management, sharing event information, invites, notifications, and more. Must have email address to attend. For adults and teens. Registration required. Saturday, October 6 from 10:30-11:30am. Tech Lab.

Sundown Book Club: New members are always welcome.  Please ask library staff for this month's title and how to acquire a copy. Second Thursday of the month from 6:30-7:30pm. Perrin Room.

Excel: The Basics: Excel spreadsheets allow you to easily store, organize and manipulate data. In this class, you will learn the basics of Excel (inserting text, basic functions, AutoSum, AutoFill, and more) by creating a basic budget spreadsheet and making Excel do all the math for you! Registration required. For adults and teens. Wednesday, October 17 from 6:30-8pm. Tech Lab.

Malley Book Club: New members always welcome. Please ask library staff for this month's title and how to acquire a copy. Third Thursday of the month from 10:30-11:30am. Malley Center.

Coding: The Basics I & II: Explore basic principles fundamental to every coding language through hands-on activities and games. No coding experience required. For adults and teens. No registration required. Saturday, October 20 & 27 from 10:30-11:30am. Anderson Room.

Conversations over Coffee:  We have donuts & coffee! If you’re currently experiencing homelessness or you’re interested in discussing social issues affecting our community, please join us for a warm beverage and a donut. Let's share stories and get to know each other. Open to everyone regardless of housing situation.  For adults and teens. Fourth Wednesday of the month from 10:30-11:30am. Altenbach Room.

Book Buzz Book Club: New members are always welcome. Please ask library staff for this month's title and how to acquire a copy.  Fourth Wednesday of the month from 12:30-1:30pm. Perrin Room.

Believe in Ghosts? Colorado Paranormal Investigators are returning and bringing psychic, Gina Self, to check in on our more paranormal patrons. They'll share all the new information from their investigations of the library and around the Civic Center. For all ages. No registration required. Anderson Room. Thursday, October 25 from 7-8:30pm. Perrin Room. 

Retro Game Day: Come and play games at the library! Every fourth Sunday of the month, we’ll put the board games out on the tables throughout the library.  For all ages. No registration required. Fourth Sundays from 1-5pm.

NaNoWriMo Plot Planning Party: There will be games, refreshments, and prizes. NaNoWriMo. See https://NaNoWriMo.org or visit the library's website for details. No registration required. For adults and teens. Monday, October 29 from 7-8:30pm. Anderson Room.

Sit-N-Knit: Whether you’re an expert or you've never learned to cast on, this group could be just what you’re looking for! Join us for a relaxing evening to build your skills, share your knowledge,  and make new friends.  For adults and teens. Last Wednesday of the month from 6:30-8:30pm. Perrin Room. 

Open Tech Lab: 

  • Saturdays: 10:30am-12:30pm
  • Thursdays: 4:30-6:30pm
  • Fridays & Sundays: 2:30-4:30pm

 

Dorothy Hargrove is the Director of Parks, Recreation and Library.
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