Englewood Public Library

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A place to Read, Explore And Discover!

 

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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 

Writer's Group

Did you know we have a writer's group that meets twice a month here in the library? 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. The group meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month at 6:30pm in the Altenbach Room. Please visit their Facebook or Twitter pages for more information about the group.

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.

Toddler/Preschool EXTRA: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom: Join us as we explore the alphabet through a variety of craft and sensory activities including a Letter Hunt, I Spy Alphabet and Letter Bead Jewelry. Monday, March 4 from 10:30-11:30am.

Firefighter Training Camp: Do you want to be a firefighter?  Or just love everything about firefighters?  Then join us for a fun Firefighter Training camp with lots of firefighting activities including Rescue Kitty from the Tree, Fire Extinguisher Science, Put Out the Fire Bean Bag Toss and a Craft!  Thursday, March 14 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 spaghetti art. There will be paint so dress to get messy!  Friday, March 22 from 10:30-11:30am.

Origami with a Twist: Come and discover how the ancient arts of storytelling and origami combine to make Storigami.  Create 2-3 masterpieces to take home!  Tuesday, March 26 from 1-2pm.

Movie Day: A Bug's Life: Join us for A Bug’s Life! Feel free to bring stuffies, pillows and blankets!  There will be popcorn. Altenbach Room. Wednesday, March 27 from 1-2pm.

April Fools: Want to prank your family this year?  Join us as we explore fun and easy April Fools pranks you can take home in your personal top secret brief case!  Thursday, March 28 from 1-2pm.

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.

Teen Tech Night: Come explore the technology available to teens in the library.  Activities will include Programming Sphero robots, Exploring green screen photography, Creating games and designs using coding and design applications, Taking apart a computer and Hide and Seek with Sphero Robots!  This program will start after the library closes so we ask that everyone enter and leave through the garage entrance. For Teens ages 12-18.  Friday, March 8 from 5:30-7:30pm.

Programs for Adults

Computer Basics:  No prior knowledge of computers is necessary. Learn the basics and how to use the mouse to navigate around a Windows PC. Saturday, March 2 at 10:30am. Location: Tech Lab. 

Adulting 101: Cover Your Assets:  When you're a kid you think grownups have it all figured out. Then you become an adult and realize most of us have no clue what we're doing. These classes are like getting cheat sheets for life.  For adults & teens. No registration required. Saturday, March 2 at 2pm. Location: Anderson Room.

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.

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, March 6 starting at 3:30pm.

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 Your Tail on a Trail:  Spring is in the air and it's time to get outside and get active! Englewood Parks, Recreation and Library are joining forces with Any and All Bikes, Generation Wild, GOCO and Colorado Parks and Wildlife to bring you this three part series.

Session I focuses on local services and activities. Learn about the Englewood park system and bike paths, our very own recreation centers, Pirates Cove and Broken Tee golf course. This session will be in the Anderson Room at 10:30am.

Session II is dedicated to cycling. Spend the morning with Any and All Bikes checking out the latest and greatest models and how to maintain or repair the bikes you already have. Session II will take place on the plaza outside of the library at 10:30am.

Session III will get you informed about the Colorado State Park system, the amenities available, safety around wildlife and the State Park Backpack program available through Englewood Library. There will be fun & free stuff at all three sessions. Session III will take place in the Anderson Room at 10:30am.

Books at the Bar: Join fellow book lovers at “The South” Mexican-American Restaurant to discuss The Rooster Bar by John Grisham. For adults. Registration required. Monday, March 11 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.

Smartphones: What's the Deal?: Learn about the useful reasons to own a smartphone and some of the fun stuff too. No computer experience required. No registration required. Monday, March 18 at 6:30pm. Location:  Anderson Room.

Life, The Universe, and Everything: The Library, in conjunction with the Masonic Philosophical Society, invites you to join our conversation. We explore a new topic each month with the goal of providing many points of view and inspiring individuals to self-awareness. For adults. No registration required. Tuesday, March 19 at 6:30pm. Location Perrin Room.

Excel: The Basics: Excel Spreadsheets allow you to store, organize and manipulate data. Learn to create a budget spreadsheet. Registration required. Wednesday, March 20 at 6:30pm. Location:  Tech Lab.

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.

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.

Critter Cuddle: Visit with the Humane Society’s animal menagerie! Just look for the big HS RV. Saturday, March 23 at 10:30am. Location: Civic Center Circle.

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. 

Open Tech Lab: 

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

 

Jon Solomon is the manager of the Library.
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