Spotlight on Sharing: Friday Grab Bag, November 23, 2106

Friday Grab Bag 11.23.16Friday Grab Bag is a weekly Spotlight on Sharing series that highlights fun, unique, and interesting activities happening in Colorado libraries. This week’s grab bag is a few days early due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Let’s Open the Friday Grab Bag!

Looking for a new hobby? World renowned tatter (aka lace maker) Randy Houtz is giving a tatting class at Ignacio Community Library on December 1 at 5:30 pm.

If you want to start a unique holiday tradition, head over to the John C. Fremont Library in Florence on Tuesday, December 15 at 6:00 pm to learn how you can help with the Audobon Society’s Christmas Bird Count. Mark Peterson will cover the history of the bird count and tell you how to participate.

Sugar cookies are a special treat this time of year, and to make them even more special how about using cookie cutter that you design yourself? The Makerspace at ALD’s Castlewood Library has everything you need to complete this fun project. Create your design on cookiecaster.com then 3D print it at the library.

Science fans take note: Broomfield Library is hosting the Portal to the Public Science Showcase on Sunday, December 4 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Come talk one-on-one with CU scientists in the fields of biotechnology, cancer prevention, geology, hydrology, neuroscience, climate science, and aerospace engineering. All ages are welcome!

Starting November 28, 2016, Summit County Library invites you to enter their Fourth Annual Gingerbread House Contest. Get as creative as you’d like, as long as it’s edible! Drop off your submission to the Main Library in Frisco by December 14, 2016.

There’s only one more week left in NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month. Many Colorado libraries are still offering Write-Ins and other programs to support writers. See what’s happening near you!

Holiday crafting is budget friendly and fun for families. Many Colorado libraries offer gift-making classes—find one in your area.

What’s New at the Colorado State Library?

Beth Crist, CSL Youth & Family Services Consultant, is the featured presenter for the upcoming CSL in Session. Her program, Summertime Outreach: Bringing Summer Learning into the Community, will be on December 8, 2016 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm MST. Join online for free—no registration required!


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.