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Castle Pines Library: Book clubs and more

The first Castle Pines Library Mother/Daughter Book Club met on Monday, January 11.

Article by Elean Gersack and photo by Tim Gamble

Get your library cards ready and check-out some great books. The Castle Pines Library is bustling with activities and touting longer hours to start off the New Year. Browse the shelves on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and join a book club or attend a great family event.

In January, The Case of the Missing Marquess: An Enola Holmes Mystery Book, kicked-off the first Castle Pines Library Book Club – for mothers and daughters. This book club is geared for girls ages eight to twelve and their mother, aunt, grandmother or other adult. As of now, a second Mother/Daughter Book Club is slated for Monday, March 8. If the response is good, this book club will continue to meet every other month.

In the months in-between the Mother/Daughter Book Club, a Fantasy/Sci Fi Book Club will take place. The first Fantasy/Sci Fi Book Club is planned for Monday, February 22.

This book club is also geared for children 8 to12 and a parent or other adult. “Reading together is a great way for parents and kids to connect. In addition to providing an opening for thoughtful conversation, book clubs are a fun, safe way to meet others in our community,” said Beth Dalton, Castle Pines librarian.

Business and Adult Book Clubs are also getting started, as well as Family Craft and Storytime Events. There truly is something for everyone at the Castle Pines library. Here is a listing of current and coming events:

Adult Book Club

Sunday, January 31, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously
Watch the movie or read the book and help decide the future for the Adult Book Club.

Business Book Club

Thursday, February 4, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Meeting held at The Castle Pines Chamber of Commerce. For details or to RSVP, call 303-688-3359.

Fantasy/Sci Fi Book Club

Monday, February 22, at 6:30 p.m.
The Lightning Thief; Check out books beginning January 26. Please sign up even if you have already read the book! We will be playing a trivia game, discussing how the movie relates to the book, and doing other activities related to the game.

Family Craft and Storytime

Tuesday, February 23, at 6:30 p.m.
Chinese New Year

Tuesday, March 2, at 6:30 p.m.
Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Mother/Daughter Book Club

Monday, March 8, at 6:30 p.m.
Alice in Wonderland. Check out books beginning February 10.

“The staff at the Castle Pines Library is grateful for the generosity of the people of Castle Pines. We hope to build programs that interest patrons and always welcome suggestions,” said Dalton.

Attendance will dictate future events and may necessitate changes to the existing schedule. The library is located at 7437 Village Square Drive #110.

Library hours are Monday and Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information or to register, call 303-791-7323 or visit and click on the “Events Calendar.”



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