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FRONT PAGE NEWS: Trunk or Treat Turns Seven, Oct. 28, on The Green

TRUNK OR TREAT WILL MARK ITS SEVENTH YEAR of fun, safe trick-or-treating for kids, with participation from firefighters, the police, businesses and community members, on Saturday, Oct. 28, 4 to 6 p.m., on The Green, 7101 W. 38th Ave. PHOTO COURTESY LOCALWORKS

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FRONT PAGE NEWS: Edgewater Civic Center Groundbreaking

EDGEWATER’S NEW CIVIC CENTER took a step closer to reality as groundbreaking ceremonies took place on Sept. 23 Pictured are (L-R): Lakewood Mayor Adam Paul, Edgewater Mayor Kris Teegardin and Jeffco Library Executive Director Pam Nissler. PHOTO: TIM BERLAND

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NEIGHBORHOOD FEATURE: Backyard Bats Benefit Just About Everybody

Bats are blind flying mice that attack you, get tangled in your hair, suck your blood, and give you rabies. So, they must be crazy. Right? Not so fast!

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WEST METRO FIRE: West Metro Crews Deploy to Fires Across the Country

WEST METRO’S BRUSH 39 ENGINE CREW worked on the West Mims Fire in Georgia’s swampland recently. Left to right: Captain Todd Heinl, and Firefighters Tony Lodice, Rhett Blackmer and David Cullum. PHOTO BY WEST METRO FIRE RESCUE

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Edgewater Library, located at 5843 W. 25th Ave., is offering a continuing cavalcade of free classes and activities for children, teens and adults.

Babies, toddlers, preschoolers and the whole family are invited to “Raise A Reader,” featuring simple and fun activities, snacks and prizes, Saturday, Sept. 30, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Bookstores, retailers, libraries and fans all over the world will celebrate the love of “Star Wars” and reading on Star Wars Reads Day, Thursday, Oct. 5. In its sixth official year, Edgewater Library is celebrating with fun galactic crafts and Star Wars books for the whole family to enjoy, from 6 to 8 p.m. Suitable for all ages.

Plan to celebrate Dia de los Muertos – The Festival of Bones – Thursday, Oct. 19, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Library staff and patrons will honor the contributions of all of their ancestors by learning the traditional techniques of decorating sugar skulls. The skull represents death while the sugar represents the sweetness of life. Get in the spirit! Presented by the CHAC Gallery & Cultural Center, it’s limited to 25 participants and registration is required, starting 2:45 p.m. on Oct. 11. Suitable for all ages.

Book Group meets Oct. 14 (second Saturday) to discuss “The Beekeeper’s Daughter” by Santa Montefiore. Suitable for adults.

Play and build with LEGO bricks every Wednesday, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., during LEGO Play and Build. Suitable for all ages.

All events are free.

For more information, call 303-235-5275 or visit jeffcolibrary.org