For health and safety reasons related to COVID-19, Clear Creek County Library District will be closing our library branches (Idaho Springs Public Library, John Tomay Memorial Library, and the Local History Archives) from Saturday, March 14 through Friday, April 17. We hope to resume our normal services on Friday, April 17, but may need to adjust plans based on public health recommendations at that time. Please take advantage of library resources available online from the comfort of your home. We’ll continue to post updates via our website, social media platforms, and paper notices on library doors.

Stay safe! We love our patrons and thank everyone for helping to keep our community safe and healthy.

What’s Happening in February

Valentines, zombies, soup, the Thriller Dance – you’ll find it all at the library this month! View our full program calendar here.

Zombie Crafternoons

Tuesday, February 4, 3:45 pm at the Idaho Springs Public Library

Wednesday, February 5, 3:45 pm at the John Tomay Memorial Library

Zombie Crafternoons: Make a felt monster phone case! Enter your creation into our annual zombie contest – winners will be announced at the Zombie Dance (details below).

Thriller Dance Lessons

Wednesdays, February 5, 12, 19 at 3:30 pm and Fridays, February 7 at 3:30 pm and February 14 at 1:30 pm at the Idaho Springs Public Library

Learn how to do the iconic thriller dance and show off your moves at the Zombie Dance! Kids are welcome to come to any of the dance lessons they can.

Zombie Dance

Friday, February 21, 5 – 6:30 pm at the Idaho Springs Public Library

Eat, drink, and be SCARY at our annual Zombie Dance! DEVOUR zombie treats. SLAY zombie dance moves. PLAY zombie games. We hope to see you there!

Valentine Chemistry Lab

Wednesday, February 12, 3:45 pm at the John Tomay Memorial Library

Physical scientist Carrie Middleton is back with another awesome science lab! Kids will learn how to chemically change the color of paper to make unique valentines.

Friends of the Georgetown Library Soup Lunch

Thursday, February 13, 11 am to 1:30 pm at the John Tomay Memorial Library

Join the Friends of the Georgetown Library for their annual soup lunch. The event is free and open to the public!

Legal Advice Clinic

Tuesday, February 18, 1 – 3 pm at the Idaho Springs Public Library

Every month, Colorado Legal Services hosts a virtual legal advice clinic at the Idaho Springs Public Library to answer legal questions, help with court forms, and explain the law and procedure for civic legal issues (not criminal or traffic). Contact the library or arrive at 1 pm on the day of the clinic to complete an application form.

Virtual Reality

Friday, February 14, 1:30 – 4:30 pm at the John Tomay Memorial Library

Friday, February 28, 2 – 4:30 pm at the Idaho Springs Public Library

Drop in to experience the virtual world with our virtual reality system!

Movie Nights

Friday, February 7, 5:30 pm at the Georgetown Heritage Center

Friday, February 14, 3:30 pm at the Idaho Springs Public Library

Enjoy a family-friendly movie with us each month! In February we’ll be watching The Addams Family.

Adult Craft Nights

Monday, February 10, 5:30 pm at the Idaho Springs Public Library

Thursday, February 13, 5:30 pm at the John Tomay Memorial Library

Make unique valentine day cards using the iris fold technique. Adult craft nights are a great way to meet new people and are an opportunity to try something creative for free! Register by emailing holly@cccld.org.

Adult Book Groups

Thursday, February 20, 7 pm at the John Tomay Memorial Library

Monday, February 24, 1 pm at the Idaho Springs Public Library

Connect with other readers in our community at monthly library book meetups. Share your ideas and discover new stories. New readers are always welcome! In February, the Georgetown Book Group will discuss Becoming by Michelle Obama and the Idaho Springs Book Group will discuss Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Please contact lucy@cccld.org for more information.