- Mon - Thurs: 9 - 9
- 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 Erica Hollander
Some of the paintings in this exhibit were inspired by the black and white photographs of Roman Vishniac taken in the 1930’s. Vishniac had been commissioned to take photos of the Jewish towns and villages in Eastern Europe for the purpose of showing Eleanor Roosevelt in hopes that she might persuade her husband, the President, to intervene on behalf of the Jews threatened with annihilation by the Nazis. The photos never got to the First Lady and nothing was done to prevent the murders of the Holocaust. The way of life depicted in Vishniac's photos was destroyed, as were the people who lived it.
Erica's family came from the same part of the world depicted in Vishniac's photos, although they arrived safely in the USA earlier in the century in response to the pogroms of White Russia.
Hollander's paintings will be on display throughout the month of July.
Email Erica Hollander for more information about her art work.