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- Fri - Sat: 9 - 5
- Sun: 12 - 5
Named in 2013 for longtime library director Jamie LaRue, Douglas County Libraries in Highlands Ranch is located within the Highlands Ranch Town Center, the community’s central retail and service hub. The library features a comfortable and welcoming children’s area, with an extensive collection for both kids and parents. James H. LaRue also houses Douglas County Libraries’ most in-depth business collection, with expert on-site reference service.
Public meeting spaces include two large rooms on the first floor and four smaller study rooms upstairs, plus a well-appointed quiet reading room with beautiful mountain views. A wide, sunny deck provides outdoor study and meeting space, and free Wi-Fi is accessible throughout the library.EVENTS at James H. LaRue - Highlands Ranch
Early literacy education is front and center here, where dedicated staff hold more than two dozen Storytimes each week, including two weekly Sensory-Enhanced Storytimes for kids of all ages on the autism spectrum. Storytimes are complemented by regular eight-week Early Literacy Experience classes for kids 0-36 months old; elementary school book clubs and writing workshops; and weekly drop-in Kids’ Zone programs that keep kids engaged in learning and literacy all year long. James H. LaRue also hosts popular author programs for adults several times each year, with presentations and book signings in the spacious upstairs study area.
Paintings by Particia Jenkins and Collette Brooks
Patricia attended the State University College in Buffallo where she achieved a BS and MS in Art Education. She taught Art and Gifted Education in the public schools for 20 years and worked in Human Resources for 7. Currently, she runs a faux finishing and mural business called Fauxto Finish, Inc.
Jenkins favorite media is bronze but she resorts to pastels, drawing and painting to fund her "expensive bronze habit."
Patricia and her husband live in the Roxborough community where she is involved in the Roxborough Arts Council.
Visit Patricia's website at: www.patriciajenkinsartstudio.com
Experiencing the ambiance and absolute beauty of Rome, Paris, Amsterdam, and Switzerland, Colette Brooks felt compelled to paint what she fell in love with. Her painting process starts with an emotional connection with the image. Her award winning style has landed her commissioned paintings of Europe, pet portraits, and Colorado landscapes.
Colette is the featured artist in the 2006 November issue of North Light Book Club magazine as the ‘Member of the Issue’. “It is when we, as artists, connect with our Divine maker’s intention, finally realize the purpose of what we’re doing. I’m on a path meant to be and will stay the course.”
Colette is involved in the Roxborough Arts Council.
Visit Colette's website at: www.artisanaccents.com/
This exhibit runs throughout the month of May.