Geek Out 2016 Winners

1st Place Winner: Meliane H. from Castlewood: Hand-cut Paper Fish Lamp 2nd Place Winner: Cara and Colette G. from Smoky Hill – Curled Brown/Cream Paper Dress 3rd Place Winner: Hannah, Sam, Anthony G. and Amie L. from Castlewood – Avatar: The Last Airbender Video Other Winners: Chelsie F. from…

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Meet the Finalists for Arapahoe Libraries Executive Director Position

The community is invited to meet and hear from the four finalists selected for the Arapahoe Libraries executive director position at a public forum: Tuesday, December 13 7-9 pm Koelbel Library 5955 S. Holly St., Centennial 80121 The finalists were selected after an extensive national search conducted by the Arapahoe Libraries Board of Trustees. The…

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Topic Research

Help us test out a service that allows you to research a topic across many of our online resources with a single search. You can access it by clicking the Search button in the header of our site, selecting Research from the drop down of places to search, and entering your search terms. If you are…

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Visit the Smoky Hill Café

mmmm… Smell that? That’s the enticing aroma of a fresh cup of coffee awaiting your arrival at the Smoky Hill Café. The café features coffee from local Coda Coffee Company, named Roast magazine’s 2014 Macro Roaster of the Year. Food and drink offerings include smoothies, cappuccinos, teas, breakfast burritos, sandwiches, salads, baked goods, snacks and…

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The Beam

Curious about robots? Arapahoe Libraries own a Beam+ Smart Presence System for community demonstrations. The Beam+ robot allows the user to be in two places at the same time as seen on this video by Suitable Technologies. It is better than Skype! You could teleconference to meetings being held in another state, or another country.…

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Geek Out Contest

Calling all geeks ages 11-18! Represent your fandom (book, show, sport, etc.) in a creative way. Write a story, draw a picture, cosplay, bake a cake or whatever you can dream up! Submit your entry and completed entry form at any of our library locations or online beginning Tuesday, November 1-Wednesday, November 30 by midnight.…

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Drones at the Library

The Arapahoe Libraries own the AR.Drone 2.0 by Parrot for community demonstrations. Each drone operates from apps on an iOS or Android device and has a video camera attached. Visit a technology event or book a librarian if you are interested in seeing one in person. The drone is one of many devices that we offer…

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Finch Robots

Arapahoe Libraries offers The Finch robot from the Carnegie Mellon's CREATE lab. This robot is a great tool for computer science education offering an introduction to programming for kids, teens, and adults. This robot supports several programming languages and environments. Watch the video to see The Finch in action. The Finch is one of many devices that we offer…

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Check out Sphero

Did you know that you can check out a Sphero?? We offer 10 Spheros that are available at any branch! BB-8 from Star Wars: The Force Awakens was based off of the original Sphero! Meet Sphero - the app-enabled [a remote control] ball that does it all. Intelligent and well-rounded, Sphero lets you play, learn,…

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Check Out Colorado

Didn't think the library could get any better? Now you can borrow a pass to get into any of our 42 state parks in Colorado with the Check Out Colorado State Park Program. In partnership with the Colorado State Library and Colorado Parks and Wildlife, our patrons can now check out an adventure backpack with…

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