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 January, Parker library is showcasing digital photographer Karen Jacques.

Karen Jacques has lived in Colorado for the past 30 years and is constantly amazed by the stunning landscapes and wildlife that surround us in our state. While working for Pentax Imaging in Golden, Colorado Karen was introduced to digital photography. Since then she has enjoyed capturing thousands of images on her K20D digital SLR camera and macro lens.

Her photography, on display at Parker, showcases the splendid beauty of Colorado. Whether it’s the delicate curves of a flourishing rose or the intrepid rush of a mountain steam, her photography draws the viewer into the moment. Karen reminds us all, with her breathtaking images, to stop and smell the roses.

  • 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, January 31, 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: Monday, February 02, 2015 - 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Where: Parker at Adam & Dorothy Miller Meeting Room

    A writing group for kids, ages 8-12. Use books, art, music, and real life as inspiration for original writing.
  • When: Monday, February 02, 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, February 03, 2015 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Where: Parker at Adam & Dorothy Miller Meeting Room

    This program is designed for special needs adults to offer specific activities and experience at the library. Activities will vary. Possible examples: library tours, readaloud and story discussions, current events and seasonal chats & lessons in technology.
  • When: Tuesday, February 03, 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!