Hispanic Heritage Month

  Every year, celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15–October 15. Honor the contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from South and Central America, the Caribbean, Spain and Mexico. Did you know that Hispanic Heritage Month began as a week-long celebration under President Lyndon B. Johnson? President Ronald Reagan expanded it to a month-long celebration…
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Library Card Sign-up Month: Doing Time with Arapahoe Libraries

Did you know that Arapahoe Libraries offers services to patrons who are in jail? Arapahoe Libraries is proud to operate a modified branch inside of the Arapahoe County Detention Facility. Patrons in jail can talk to staff about legal reference materials, as is their right. We also offer recreational reading materials. Helping a patron find the right book or magazine…
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Banned Books Week 2018

Celebrate Banned Books Week from September 23-29, 2018! Acknowledge your right to read banned and challenged books. Often the most frequently challenged and banned books are for young adults or children. Check these lists of picture books and teen books that have been banned. You can also learn more about how to talk to kids about their first amendment rights and…
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Best Databases for Teachers

At Arapahoe Libraries, we have a lot of online resources for teachers to use in the classroom, both for continuing education (formal and informal) and resources to use for your students! Please note: To use these databases in your classroom, every student will need an Arapahoe Libraries card. Every Colorado resident is eligible to sign…
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John Legend: EGOT Winner

Singer/songwriter/actor John Legend became the first African-American man to become an EGOT winner. "EGOT" stands for the four big awards in the entertainment industry: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.  Emmy Legend won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Special (Live) for producing Jesus Christ Superstar, along with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice who also became EGOT winners…
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