Parker

Douglas County Libraries - Parker

Hours:

  • Mon - Thurs: 9 - 9
  • Fri - Sat: 9 - 5
  • Sun: 12 - 5

Currently located just west of the historic town center, Douglas County Libraries in Parker boasts a diverse collection with special emphasis on consumer health, home-schooling resources, local music, inspirational content and equestrian resources. In addition to full-service children’s and reference areas, public meeting spaces, and a public computing area, Parker is

home to Fusion: A Media Lab, where guests can explore electronic resources for self-publishing, musical composition, video/animation production, photo editing, and website creation.

Douglas County Libraries will break ground in 2015 for a two-story, 40,000 +/- square-foot replacement of the current Parker branch, just north of Parker Town Hall and the PACE Center. The new library will have a minimum of 150 parking spaces, and be adjacent to a park.

EVENTS at Parker

In addition to 17 Storytimes each week, Parker offers Live Local Music, dedicated teen programs, a Special Library Experience for special-needs adults, and writing, animal and origami programs for kids.

Welcome to Fusion!

Fusion is a digital creativity space, located in Douglas County Libraries, Parker, where your ideas come alive.

Use it to:

  • Convert your novel into a published ebook
  • Record a stand-up comedy routine and upload it to You-Tube
  • Produce a manga or anime video
  • Create and edit a musical composition
  • Make a short film or video
  • Create animated gifs for Tumblr
  • Digitize old home videos
  • Record a video resume for your professional website
  • Make a photo poster
  • Create your own brand
  • Convert VHS to DVD
  • More!

People of all ages and skill levels can use our state-of-the-art software and equipment to create top quality products. Fusion is available to any guest with an active library card. Reservations are available in three-hour blocks. Contact our staff to reserve the whole lab, one or more computers, or a specific piece of equipment.

Fusion Media Lab Hours

Monday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Friday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, 12:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.
One-on-One Training available by appointment.

Art Display

Throughout the month of February, Parker library is showcasing painter, illustrator and digital artist Dan Sorensen.

I Like YouDaniel W. Sorensen is an artist who loves to create artwork that is full of color, whimsy, imagination, and heart. As a child, Daniel loved cartoons, comic books, animated movies, dinosaurs and movie monsters; which are inspirations for his work.  He is an artist with a BFA from the Columbus College of Art and Design and is an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Additionally, he is a member of the Aurora Cultural Arts District. He is also the illustrator of the kid’s book, T is for T. Rex. Some of God’s Most Amazing Creatures from A to Z; which received a silver award for illustration from the Colorado Independent Publishers Association.

Visit Dan's website at www.dansorensen.com.
Contact Dan by email: art@ Dan Sorensen.

  • 303.791.7323
  • Street:
    10851 S Crossroads Dr
    City:
    Parker
    ,
    Province:
    Colorado
    Postal Code:
    80134
    Country:
    United States
  • Manager:
    Amy Long

Storytimes

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Events

  • When: Saturday, March 07, 2015 - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Parker at Parker Conference Room

    Practice Your English (PYE) is a conversation group to give adult mixed level English Language Learners an opportunity to practice speaking English. Adults from all levels and language backgrounds are welcome. A fluent English speaker will facilitate the group. Discussion topics will vary.
  • When: Saturday, March 07, 2015 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: Parker at Adam & Dorothy Miller Meeting Room

    Acting as Frankenstein you will be able to choose various parts of old stuffed animals and toys and re-assemble them to create a masterpiece of your own.
  • When: Monday, March 09, 2015 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Parker at Adam & Dorothy Miller Meeting Room

    Calling all budding artists! Time to cultivate your inner Picasso with our friends from the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. One of the museum’s artists will present a book for the kids to enjoy, then lead them in a literature-based art project.
  • When: Monday, March 09, 2015 - 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Parker at Parker Conference Room

    Instruction, assessment, and practice for those 17 and older who are preparing to take the GED exam.
  • When: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Parker at Adam & Dorothy Miller Meeting Room

    Join us to observe students battle it out. Elementary students answer questions about selected books they have read in a competition you don't want to miss!