Spotlight on Sharing: Friday Grab Bag, November 18, 2016

Gift BagFriday Grab Bag is a weekly Spotlight on Sharing series that highlights fun, unique, and interesting activities happening in Colorado libraries. This week during Thanksgiving break, head to your library to try something new.

Let’s Open the Friday Grab Bag!

Boulder Public Library is holding a U-Fix-It Clinic on Sunday, November 20 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, in collaboration with Boulder U-Fix-It Clinic, Eco-Cycle, and the Boulder Library Foundation. Bring anything broken that you want to fix; the library will provide tools and a workstation. Attendees need to sign up for a time slot and fill out a release form – see the event site for details.

Arapahoe Libraries is hosting its annual Geek Out Contest for tweens and teens. Participants should submit a creative representation of their favorite book, show, sport, etc. by November 30, 2016. Awards will be announced during a celebration on December 10 at Koelbel Library.

Join the Pine River Library on Saturday, November 19 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm for a workshop on pruning fruit trees and other deciduous species. See the event page for all the details.

If you’re in Florence, stop by the John C. Fremont Library to pick up a free Fantastic Florence 2017 calendar, sponsored by the Friends of Library. They make great stocking stuffers!

Colcannon Celtic band will perform at the Summit County North Branch Library on Friday, November 18, 2016. The performance begins at 6:30 pm, and afterwards three audience members will win prizes donated by Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, A-Basin Ski Resort, and Silverheels restaurant in Frisco.

Looking for a warm activity now that the weather has turned chilly? Saturday November 19 is International Games Day @ Your Library – see what your library has planned!

NaNoWriMo is more than halfway over – how are those novels going? Many libraries are offering Write-Ins and other events to support Wrimos.

What’s New on Colorado Virtual Library?

If you’re a hiker or train enthusiast, you’re probably familiar with the Moffat Tunnel near Rollinsville. Read more about its namesake, industrialist David Moffat, in Arian’s latest historical biography.

Having the flu can be very serious, and no one knows that better than the survivors of the 1918 and 1919 influenza pandemic. In this blog post using sources from the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection, Leigh discusses how the so-called Spanish Influenza affected Colorado.


This post is part of the Spotlight on Sharing initiative, which aims to increase the visibility of resource sharing in Colorado libraries. How is your library sharing? We’d love to hear about it! Email Amy Hitcher, ahitchner@coloradovirtuallibrary.org. On Twitter follow @hitchlib and use the hashtag #spotlightonsharing.