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