Philip S. Miller Library
- 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, the Philip S. Miller Library features comfortable reading and study areas; WIFI and patron 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 DisplayFeatured this month is artist Jeannette Tetz, creator of "Recycled Art."
Re-purposing materials like the canvas and boards artists create on, is as old as art itself. Recently, it was discovered that a 1570 era portrait of the notoriously murdered daughter of Cosimo de'Medici, the first Grand Duke of Florence, had been "retouched" during the Victorian era. Isabella de'Medici was updated to favor Victorian beauty ideals, rather than fashions of Renaissance Florence. That historic piece which had not seen the light of day for 200 years, was restored to its original Renaissance glory.
Jeannette Tetz is a Castle Rock resident who uses thrift store paintings to create amusing pop art by adding monsters and fanciful creatures! Finding decorative landscapes, still life scenes, or endearing armature pieces, Jeannette re-imagines the image with a humerous touch.
Jeannette's recycled art will be on display until August 15th, 2014.
To contact Jeannette and view more of her artwork visit her website TETZ Creative.