All libraries will close at 3 PM on Dec. 24th and be
closed Dec. 25th for the Christmas holiday.

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 December, Parker Library is showcasing spin artist Bob Paulson.

Bob Paulson - GotSpunBob Paulson lives in Lone Tree, CO and began creating spin art 3 years ago after he had a dream of creating a spin art store. Bob explains spin art as an abstract art created by fluid dynamics and motion. He began by taking apart an old clothes dryer and designing his first machine to create spin art. Since the first prototype machine was made, Bob started using a woodworking router and now is experimenting with a three foot floor fan on its side.

Most of the media Paulson applies paint to he finds at the Habitat for Humanity Restore and other random items he has found to upcycle. If it has a flat surface he can spin it. He has spun t-shirts, tiles, glass, canvas, cabinet doors, Mardi Gras masks, and even cookies! Bob shares his love of spin art with his kids, ages 3 and 5, and friends of all ages.

Paulson had the opportunity to showcase his spin art with the Denver and Chicago RAW Artists Organization in 2013 and 2014.

If you want to know more about Paulson’s work you can reach him by email.

  • 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, December 20, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Parker at Parker Conference Room

    Lively informal conversation on everyday topics. For all levels of English learners.
  • When: Monday, December 22, 2014 - 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: Saturday, December 27, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Parker at Parker Conference Room

    Lively informal conversation on everyday topics. For all levels of English learners.
  • When: Monday, December 29, 2014 - 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: Saturday, January 03, 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.