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

Castle Rock

Douglas County Libraries - Philip S. Miller, Castle Rock

Hours:

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

Located on South Wilcox Street in downtown Castle Rock, the furthest south of the seven Douglas County Libraries locations is named for Philip S. Miller, a major benefactor of many town amenities. The library is spacious and welcoming, and features comfortable reading areas, free Wi-Fi and guest Internet stations, and dedicated spaces for kids and teens.

The library also boasts the largest and most numerous public meeting spaces in the district, accommodating up to 130 people.

In addition to the friendly and professional staff common to all Douglas County Libraries, Philip S. Miller houses the staff and archives of the Douglas County History Research Center, offering guests specialized help with historical, archival and genealogical projects. A satellite location of the Arapahoe/Douglas Works! is also housed in the library, providing a variety of no-cost employment services.

EVENTS at Philip S. Miller - Castle Rock:

Programming at Philip S. Miller goes beyond more than a dozen weekly Storytimes, from regular youth science, LEGO and writing programs to periodic special literature-inspired events. Adults and teens can get in on the action, too, whether they enjoy book clubs (many genres to choose from), author visits, volunteer opportunities or current events.

Art Display

On exhibit this month is "Art Full Life Mixed Media" by artist Martha Wirth.

Martha

Martha Wirth has been a dancer her whole life. She believed that dance was her only artistic definition until one day about six years ago she picked up a paintbrush and did a watercolor painting in a class at a workshop where she was teaching dance. Martha fell in love and started experimenting. Her love for words produced a desire to incorporate them into her art somehow… but how? Everything seemed so flat and uninteresting. At that point, Martha found a whole world of art journaling and mixed media which incorporated words, painting, texture, depth, and so much more. She put her heart and feeling into her work by using a continually growing assortment of tools, from paint and gelatos to paper, ephemera, and a plethora of other things. The possibilities never cease. 

Martha hopes you enjoy her work. We believe you will.
Contact Martha about her work via her email.

Wirth's Mixed Media collection will be on display until January 10th, 2015.

  • 303.791.7323
  • Street:
    100 S. Wilcox
    City:
    Castle Rock
    ,
    Province:
    Colorado
    Postal Code:
    80104
    Country:
    United States
  • Manager:
    Leslie Good

Storytimes

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Events

  • When: Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    Where: Philip S. Miller - Castle Rock at James H. LaRue Meeting Room

    Teens who want to make a difference in their library and their community are invited to apply to be members. Earn volunteer credit, make a difference, have fun!
  • When: Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Philip S. Miller - Castle Rock at CR Bank Room East/West

    Enjoy time with Santa, including holiday stories and activities.
  • When: Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Philip S. Miller - Castle Rock at James H. LaRue Meeting Room

    Books on the Big Screen! Join in lively discussions about the books that have made it Big Time to the movies. This month's selection: "Skipping Christmas" by John Grisham.
  • When: Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Philip S. Miller - Castle Rock at CR Bank Room East/West

    CRCGS offers this series of presentations from local genealogists, historians and other experts designed to educate and inspire family historians.
  • When: Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Philip S. Miller - Castle Rock

    Registration required. This program offers a pawsitive experience to boost your child's literary skills with a dog as his/her audience.