The Friday Grab Bag is a weekly series that highlights fun, unique, and interesting happenings in Colorado libraries, and includes news from the Colorado State Library.
Let’s open the Friday Grab Bag!
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Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences & Map Library at CU Boulder invites you to their new exhibit, A Century of Views of Colorado: 1820-1920. Immerse yourself in the unique story of Colorado as told via the maps and drawings of early settlers! The exhibit is available now through May 2018. Learn more about the exhibit during a public lecture by Christopher W. Lane on March 8 at 5:30. Thanks to Naomi Heiser for sharing these events!
Pink Progression is a new exhibit at Boulder Public Library’s Canyon Gallery that draws inspiration from the worldwide women’s marches that happened on January 21, 2017. Visit the exhibit now through March 24 to see how 30 local artists used the color pink, the thematic color of the marches, as a unifying element in their works. Denver Public Library will have a simultaneous exhibition from March 2 – June 29, 2018.
Poudre River Public Library District’s Teen Book Chat (formerly Teen IRS) is a monthly meeting of teens in grades 6-12 who want to talk about books, music, and movies. Members of this group also help plan library programs and act as ambassadors to promote the library. The next meeting is February 24 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm at Harmony Library.
Summit County Library’s Teen Advisory Board helps create a library that appeals to teens. Their next meeting is February 28 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm at the South Branch Library.
Pick ‘n’ Mix
Lamar Public Library’s Novel Walkers club meets every Tuesday at 6:00 pm. Join them for an evening of fitness and socialization as they walk the Library’s Cultural Events Center.
Louisville Public Library will be closed for a remodel April 8 – 15. During the remodel, the library will update the children, teen, and adult areas. The collection will also be shifted to open up more seating for studying and socialization.
Are you interesting in connecting with a global community through live video streaming? Anythink Wright Farms can help you set up your own channel on Twitch, a site that hosts live streams. Learn Twitch Streaming 101 on February 27 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.
Heginbotham Library invites you to join them for Read Across America, a national event that takes place on March 2 (Dr. Seuss’ birthday). Come read your favorite book and enjoy some Seuss-themed snacks.
Libraries in the News
High Plains Library District announced the appointment of their new executive director, Dr. Matthew Hortt. Dr. Hortt is leaving his current position as City Librarian for the City of Santa Clarita Public Libraries in California. Read the announcement.
KOAA News reported that Pueblo City Schools and Pueblo City-County Library District have teamed up for a new After School Food Program for kids. Meals are available at Rawlings Library every Monday through Thursday at 4:00 pm and 6:30 pm and on Fridays at 4:00 pm.
Pueblo City-County Library District is also making headlines as a finalist in the Best Public Library in America contest, held by Engaging Local Government Leaders, an organization dedicated to educating communities about local government. The winner will receive the Leslie B. Knope Award, named after NBC’s Parks and Recreation tv show.
What’s New at the Colorado State Library
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New Lead for Colorado Book Club Resource
We are excited to welcome our newest CSL member Maddie Basch, who will be taking the lead on the Colorado Book Club Resource. Contact Maddie if your library would like to borrow book club sets.
Colorado library supervisors are invited to Successful Supervision Workshops with Pat Wagner.
- Registration is open for the workshop on April 3 & 4 at Arapahoe Libraries.
- Registration is coming soon for the events on May 16 & 17 in Pueblo and June 19 & 20 in Rifle.
CSL in Session webinar: Partnerships with Correctional Libraries. Mar 6, 2018, 12:00-1:00 pm MDT. Join Erin Boyington and Teresa Allen as they share ways that libraries can help the incarcerated successfully reenter society. Free; no registration required.
CHNC New Content Support Program – Deadline is Feb 28
The Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection announces a new program to help fund the digitization of newspapers for inclusion in the CHNC database. Applications are due February 28, 2018. Read the announcement.
Colorado State Library Publications Blog
- Influenza: It’s Not Just for Humans
- Financial Protection for Marijuana Businesses and Investors
- Time Machine Tuesday: Income Tax Statistics
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