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.

Beach Party: Chase away the cold winter blues with a sunny, sandy Beach Party!  Join us for Beach themed Games, Crafts and Snacks. Thursday, December 6 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 cookie cutter art.  There will be paint so dress to get messy!  Friday, December 14 from 10:30-11:30am.

Toddler/Preschool EXTRA: Gingerbread Gala: Join us for a Sweet Dance Party!  Including Gingerbread themed books, crafts and snack. Tuesday, December 18 from 10:30-11:30am.

Legos: School-aged children, come in and create! Parents welcome too.  Wednesday, November 21 from 1-3pm.

Pajama Party: Join us as we close out 2018 in our comfy PJs!  Fun pajama themed books, games, and crafts.  There will even be a "midnight" snack.  Thursday, December 27 from 1-2pm.

Movie Day: Home Alone:Join us for Home  Alone! Feel free to bring stuffies, pillows and blankets!  There will be popcorn. Altenbach Room.  Friday, December 28 from 1-3pm.

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.

New Year's Party: Join us after the library closes as we "Glow in the New Year"!  We will have Glow in the Dark  Fabric Paint (bring your own shirt), Glow in the Dark Games (including capture the flag) and New Year's Snacks.  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.

Programs for Adults

PowerPoint Basics: PowerPoint is a popular presentation software that uses slides. Learn how to create, edit & save a basic presentation. Registration required. Location:  Saturday, December 1 from 10:30-11:30am. Tech Lab.

NaNoWriMo: You’ve worked hard at your writing for the last thirty days & now it’s time to party!  We provide a green screen (take a picture of your favorite author or character) , refreshments and giveaways. For adults & teens. Saturday, December 1 at 3pm. Anderson Room.

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

Connect for Health Colorado Assistance:  DoctorsCare will be hosting one-on-one appointments for those looking to enroll in health insurance for the first time, renew your coverage, apply for financial assistance, or browse and compare plans. For all ages. Registration required through 720-458-6185 or http://www.doctorscare.org/enroll. Study Room 101. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12-5pm, November 1 - January 10, 2019.

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, December 5 starting at 3:30pm.

Publishing 101: A Beginner's Guide: Want to get published, but have no idea where to start?  This 3-hour class is designed to introduce you to self-publishing.  Saturday, December 8 from 10:30-1:30pm. Anderson Room.

Book Club Meet, Greet & Vote: It's time to select titles for next year's Book Club lists. Open to all current & new members.  No registration required. Monday, December 10 at 6:30pm. Anderson Room.

Mi Casa: Considering a Business? Free two-hour workshop for entrepreneurs curious about starting a new business. Learn what it takes to become successful as a small business owner. Registration link: https://tinyurl.com/y7bhrveg. For adults. Wednesday, December 12 at 6:30pm.

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.

Harplander: Live performance by the Colorado Celtic Harp Society. All ages welcome.  Sunday, December 16 from 2-3pm. Reading Circle.

Youtube Basics: YouTube is the most popular online video streaming service in the world. Come learn about channels, subscriptions, playlists & uploading your own videos. Registration required. Wednesday, December 19 from 6:30-7:30pm. 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.

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.

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. 

Citizenship Test Prep & English Language Learning:  By appointment only. The library provides free tutoring services for those studying for the United States citizenship test or who would like assistance in polishing their English speaking skills.  For adults & teens. Please see a library staff member for an application.

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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