Castle Rock

Douglas County Libraries - Philip S. Miller, Castle Rock

Hours:

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

Named for library benefactor Philip S. Miller, the library is located on South Wilcox Street in downtown Castle Rock.

Both spacious and welcoming, Douglas County Libraries - P.S. Miller features comfortable reading and study areas; free Wi-Fi and guest Internet stations; fun spaces especially for children and teens; and public meeting rooms for groups of 6 to 130 people.

Our friendly staff provides professional research assistance, help with computers and eReaders, and regular programming for all ages, including multiple storytimes each week. The Douglas County History Research Center, located within the library, offers specialized help with historical, archival and genealogical projects.

Come in and enjoy our rotating art displays, and explore our wonderful collections of books, magazines, DVDs, music and more!

Art Displays

Douglas County Libraries in Castle Rock is delighted to bring you Gary Manuel, sculpturer and Kimberly Hall, Photographer.

Recycled artGary Manuel's sculpture exhibit entitled “Unexpected II.”

Gary’s techniques and concepts were influenced by various artists, some of whom worked in abstract and some in figurative art, while working in a co-op studio in New Orleans in the 70's. He was fortunate to have had access to many different mediums during this time, so exploration with recycled material, painted metal, fiberglass, wood construction, and metal casting took place. After 30 years of cabinetmaking and woodworking he moved to Denver and put his sculptures back in circulation. Gary uses wood and metal together. The sensual feel of the wood with the sharp lines and hard edge of the metal work to enhance the qualities of each. Sometimes an idea only calls for metal, either steel or aluminum, but almost always a sphere or circle will appear as some design element in his work.

Gary Manual - Sculpturer

If you are interested in purchasing or commissioning, please contact the artist directly at:
J. Gary Manuel
Email: grymnl9@gmail.com
Web: www.woodnmetalsculptures.com

 

Kimberly Hall - PhotographerKim Hall - Photographer
Artist Statement:
"I work with people who live with chronic neurological and psychiatric disorders and diseases. I often began their interview with “describe for me a snapshot of your life in its current speed. What are the colors, the depth, the weather conditions, etc.?" I want to know the scope of their lens.

Life is not perfect and my photography most certainly is not. I do not use Photoshop or other editing tools. Just like the patient that presents what is being seen at that time, I want the viewer to see what I was seeing at that moment: the grays, the sun coming out, the hidden joy and the brilliance of the scene.

My love of photography began as a very young child. I loved to look at photographs of people, places and animals. If a family member had hours of travel slides, I was the enthusiastic observer. At that time, I had a small Brownie camera and would go throughl rolls of film, which my parents sent in to a photo processing company through the mail. I could not wait for the return of my treasured photos.

Today, I always have my camera handy for a shot that appeals to my senses at that moment in time. I often stop the car at any opportunity or make several U-turns along the way, much like life.

Thank you for taking the time to view the photographs." ~ Kimberly

Email Kimberly Hall directly at: Khallco12 @Yahoo.com

The 8th Annual Exhibit and Awards of the National Arts Program for the Front Range - October 8-November 16, 2014

8th Annual Exhibit and AwardsThe National Arts Program® is designed to give all artists, at all skill levels, an uninhibited opportunity to exhibit their work in a professional manner and to compete for cash prizes. This program is sponsored by the National Arts Program Foundation in support and cooperation with the Greater Castle Rock Art Guild. The exhibit is judged by professional artists and visual art professionals in Amateur, Intermediate, Professional and Youth Classifications, and it is free to all. Don't miss this chance to be recognized for your creativity. Visit the National Arts Program website where you can view the entry rules, register, and upload photographs of your artwork.

Register online now or drop by Douglas County Libraries in Castle Rock and pick up a registration form to be a part of the Front Range Exhibit. Registration deadline is October 1, 2014.

All entries must be delivered to Douglas County Libraries in Castle Rock on Tuesday, October 7th between 9am - 1pm or 4pm - 6pm. Participants must be a resident within a 35 mile radius of Castle Rock, CO. All entries submitted must be original art work of the applicant completed within the last three years. For additional information call Sylvia Armstrong at (720) 291-1639 or email her at sarmstrongart@gmail.com.

  • 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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  • When: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    Where: Philip S. Miller - Castle Rock at CR Bank Room West

    Registration Required! Do you miss reading books to your children or grandchildren? Join us in this three hour training session and see if you can make a difference.
  • When: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Where: Philip S. Miller - Castle Rock

    Registration required at Children's Desk. This program offers a pawsitive experience to boost your child's literary skills with a dog as his/her audience.
  • When: Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Where: Philip S. Miller - Castle Rock at James H. LaRue Meeting Room

    Participants at this forum will discuss United States current affairs including the economics of inequality, campaign finance, immigration, and gun culture.
  • When: Thursday, September 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, September 18, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Philip S. Miller - Castle Rock at CR Bank Room East

    Hone your Spanish skills in a new class by our Spanish Instructor Marta Pardo! Marta will encourage students to increase their Spanish fluency through everyday conversation.