Friday Grab Bag, February 9, 2018

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!

Health and Aging

Learn the basics of memory loss, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease. Kelly Osthoff from the Alzheimer’s Association Colorado Chapter will be at HPLD’s Riverside Library and Cultural Center on March 1 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.

Adults and seniors in the Roaring Fork Valley are invited to attend Aging Well – Nutrition and Health Seminar for Seniors, February 14 from 9:00 to 11:00 am at Basalt Regional Library. The event will include presentations by Eagle County Senior Services, Aging Well Initiative, City Market, Whole Foods, and Basalt Regional Library.

Early Learning at the Library

Louisville Public Library’s Little Coders series is for kids ages 3-5. The next meeting on Binary is February 13 at 10:30 am; registration is required.

Camp Happiness at West Custer County Library is a monthly program for kids age 0-6. Caregivers can choose to attend or take a “me time” break in the library. The next Camp Day is February 16 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm.

Pick ‘n’ Mix

Jefferson County Public Library’s Great Decisions is a 9-part series of in-depth discussions on the most important foreign policy topics of 2018. The first discussion was held on February 7 at Evergreen Library. See the schedule of future event locations.

The Melodic Miners will perform a concert of a cappella music at Colorado School of Mines’ Arthur Lakes Library on February 9 at 12:00 pm. Enjoy an afternoon of beautiful harmonies from this all-women’s vocal group.

Take control of your budget with some couponing tips from the pros. Erin Lamberte will teach Extreme Couponing Workshop, February 10 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm at Bemis Library. Registration is required.

Write On!

Are you interested in publishing your own book? Poudre River Public Library District has two upcoming opportunities to learn about ebook-publishing platforms. Creating an eBook: Intro to Pressbooks is February 9 and Self-Publishing for Writers: Intro to SELF-e is February 16. Both classes will be held at Harmony Library.

Longmont Public Library invites you to meet dozens of published Colorado authors at their 6th Annual Authors We Love Open House, February 10 from 1:00 to 3:30 pm. See a list of authors scheduled to attend.

“All right stop, collaborate, and listen”

The Colorado Association of Libraries wants to remind you that the call for CALCON18 session proposals closes on Feb 15, 2018. (Hint: That’s next week!)

Take your cue from Vanilla Ice’s hit song Ice Ice Baby and submit a proposal if…

  1. You’ve got brand new inventions
  2. You rock a mic like a vandal / light up a stage like a candle
  3. Your work mantra is “If there was a problem / Yo, I’ll solve it”

CALCON18 is Sep 13-15, 2018 at Embassy Suites in Loveland, CO.

Top Ten Singles [Photo courtesy of the Louisville Times, October 31, 1990. Accessed via the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection]

What’s New at the Colorado State Library

Learning Opportunities

CSL in Session webinar: Baby-Friendly Libraries. Feb 20, 2018, 12:00-1:00 pm MDT. Free; no registration required.

Save the Dates! Successful Supervision Workshops with Pat Wagner. April 3 & 4 at Arapahoe Libraries; May 16 & 17 in Pueblo; June 19 & 20 in Rifle. Learn more. Registration coming soon.

Aspen Institute Report on Public Libraries

The Aspen Institute and the Colorado State Library announce a new report, Libraries: Building Resilience in Colorado Communities, the result of the Colorado Dialogue on Public Libraries that took place on May 25, 2017. Learn more and read the report.

ALA Midwinter

Are you headed to the Colorado Convention Center this weekend for ALA Midwinter? Share your Aha! moments on social media using the hashtag #alamw18 so that others can learn along with you.

CHNC New Content Support Program

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.

2018 Teen Video Challenge

Less than one month to go! The deadline to enter the 2018 Teen Video Challenge is Feb 28; winners will be announced in April.

Colorado State Publications Library Blog

Growing Readers Together

PLAY is important “work” that helps children practice what they learn. Growing Readers Together has suggestions for early literacy PLAY activities for different age groups. Read The Five Early Literacy Practices: PLAY.

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