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Storybook Yoga

Date:
Aug 03, 2018 10:30 - 11:15am
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-335-4821

Join a yoga class for kids. Use all your senses, learn breathing and relaxation techniques, body and movement awareness, and social skills. Ages 2-5 with caregiver.

Temple Grandin Book Event

Date:
May 21, 2018 4:30pm
Schedule:
Activity hour for kids 4:30-6:30pm; Dr. Grandin's presentation 6-6:45pm; book signing 7–8pm
Cost:
$35 adult ticket includes a copy of the book; $10 age 18 and under.
Phone:
720-898-7200

Hear author and speaker Dr. Temple Grandin speak as part of the national tour for her new book, Calling All Minds: How to Think and Create Like an Inventor. The event includes an activity hour for kids featuring projects from the book, a presentation, and book signing.

Tipi Tot Time

Date:
Jul 25, 2019 to Aug 22, 2019
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-658-2796

Gather in the coziness of a tipi while enjoying a nature-themed book. Registration required. Ages 2-5.

Comics and More with Raúl the Third

Date:
Apr 15, 2018 2 - 3pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:

Hear award-winning children’s illustrator Raúl the Third talk about his books and lead a Bic pen comic books workshop for kids. Books will be on hand to buy and have signed by the author courtesy of Tattered Cover Book Store. Ages 8-14.

Early Literacy Day

Date:
Feb 10, 2018 10am - 12pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:

Drop in and play, sing, read, write, and talk at activity stations throughout the library. Families with young children enjoy interactive early literacy activities and take home crafts and great prizes as well as new ideas for family fun. Age 7 and under.

French Storytime

Date:
Nov 04, 2019 to Nov 18, 2019
Schedule:
Nov. 4 and 18, 11:30am
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-433-7444

Join in as instructors from Alliance Française de Denver engage young ones with a French story, song, and activity.

The Natural First Aid Handbook

Date:
Sep 13, 2018 7:30pm
Cost:
$5 voucher to attend; good for $5 off the featured book or store purchase
Phone:
303-447-2074

Hear Brigitte Mars speak about and sign her new book, The Natural First Aid Handbook: Household Remedies, Herbal Treatments, and Basic Emergency Preparedness Everyone Should Know.

Growing Minds at Hudson Gardens

Date:
Jan 08, 2020 10 - 11am
Cost:
$3 per child, free for accompanying adult
Phone:
303-797-8565 ext. 306

Learn about snow and animal adaptations in this interactive storytime. Preschoolers will learn about two winter animals, the snowy owl and the arctic fox, through stories, poems, songs, movement, and art. The program includes an exploration of the gardens for local wildlife (weather permitting). Ages 3-6. Register online at hudsongardens.org. Walk-in registrations are welcome.

Sensory Storytime

Date:
Feb 03, 2018 11am
Schedule:
Held on the first Saturday of every month
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-284-0194

Guest reader Ruthie Austin will lead a gentle storytime for toddlers and children with special needs. Treats for kids and coffee specials for parents are available.

Mornings at the Museum

Date:
Nov 07, 2019 to Nov 21, 2019
Schedule:
Nov. 7, 14, and 21, 9:30-10:30am
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-492-6892

Take your preschooler to the Discovery Corner for a hands-on introduction to the world of science, literacy, and nature. Examine museum specimens, make crafts, and listen to a story. Ages 2-5 with caregiver. Themes vary by month.

Mother-Daughter Book Club

Date:
Sep 08, 2018 10:30am - noon
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-284-0194

Navigate the complicated world of girlhood through reading and relationships. Bianca Schulze, founder of The Children’s Book Review, will lead a discussion of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.

Happier Hour Storytime with Niki Knaub

Date:
Jun 12, 2018 4:30pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-284-0194

Hear author Niki Knaub read from her latest children's book Ela Cat in the Mountains. Adults get half off wine and beer (starting at 4) and kids get storytime (starting at 4:30), followed by cookies.

Hay Bales & Tall Tales

Date:
Sep 14, 2018 Noon - 1pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-865-0800

Enjoy Four Mile’s monthly storytime. This month features Young Abe Lincoln by Cheryl Harness. Prairie School activities will follow the tale. Stay for Four Mile Free Day.

Evening of Story

Date:
Mar 16, 2018 5 - 7pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-865-4200

Celebrate children's literature, those who create the books we love, and those who get them into the hands of children. The evening will include readings, book signings, a musical performance, raffle drawings, a festival preview, and discounted purchases for all attendees. Registration required. Adults only.

Bead Bonanza

Date:
Mar 27, 2019 4 - 4:45pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-335-4821

Learn to make fun things with beads or invent your own bead creation. Supplies will be provided.

Flex Mom Book Talk and Signing

Date:
Feb 27, 2018 7:30pm
Cost:
$5 vouchers, which are good for $5 off the author's book or a purchase on the day of the event
Phone:
303-447-2074

Join author Sara Blanchard as she talks about her book, Flex Mom, for mothers who want to address the sometimes toxic dichotomy of motherhood, and carve out their own path of happiness: balancing raising the children and pursuing their own passions.

The Campout Cookbook Party

Date:
Jun 30, 2018 7pm - 9pm
Cost:
Visit website for ticket details
Phone:
303-284-0194

See acclaimed food writers Marnie Hanel and Jen Stevenson answer all your food questions and performing a live cooking demo of recipes from their latest culinary collaboration, The Campout Cookbook.

Strolling Stories

Date:
Sep 01, 2019 to Sep 30, 2019
Schedule:
Sept. 16, 23, and 30, 9:30-10:30am
Cost:
$10 child, $8 member child. Includes free admission for one adult
Phone:
720-865-3500

Stroll along Deer Creek each week and investigate nature as it changes with the seasons. Along the trail, stop to read a seasonally-themed story and then continue the adventure with an exploration based on the day’s book. Recommended for ages 3-6 years.

Wrapping with the Queens

Date:
Dec 16, 2018 1 - 5pm
Cost:
Free admission
Phone:
303-733-3773

Shop for gifts for your kids then let the store's Drag Queen friends do the wrapping for you for $1. Enjoy light refreshments and holiday sing-alongs.

Around the World

Date:
Oct 11, 2018 4:30 - 5:30pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-791-7323

Learn about the culture and celebrations of India through craft projects and foods. Ages 6-12. Registration is required.

The Write Hour

Date:
Mar 01, 2018 to May 03, 2018
Schedule:
First Thu of the month through May
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-887-2315

Experiment with different storytelling forms. Learn about the parts of a story, put together a collection of poems that tell a story, and write letters. Presented by Lighthouse Writers Workshop. Ages 8-11. Get a ticket at the children’s desk 30 minutes before the program.

Little Bears Storytime & STEAM Activity

Date:
Oct 10, 2019 to Oct 24, 2019
Schedule:
Thu, Oct. 10, 17, and 24, 9:30-10:30am
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-346-3500

Join in for a storytime where children participate in fun STEM/STEAM challenges based on the story. Stories include: Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Three Little Pigs, and Rapunzel. Ages 3-5 (children must be accompanied by a caregiver). Parents and children are welcome to attend one or multiple sessions. Class size is limited. RSVP online.

International Tea Party

Date:
Dec 01, 2018 10:30 - 11:30am
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-665-5200

Sample food and drink from four different countries around the world and learn about a variety of cultures. Event will take the place of storytime for that day. Reservations required.

Girls Who Code

Date:
Jan 13, 2018 to Mar 17, 2018
Schedule:
Sat, 10am-noon
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-335-4843

Be mentored by women in STEM careers and learn coding, teamwork, and leadership skills. Girls in grades 6-12. Reservations required.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Date:
Jan 25, 2019 5
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-791-7323

Bring a stuffed friend for bedtime stories and a sleepover. Then enjoy breakfast treats the next morning. Ages 4-6. Registration required.

Chicken Pot Turtle Storytime

Date:
Feb 09, 2019 10:30 - 11:15am
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-733-3773

Learn about the wonderful adventures of Chicken Pot Turtle, no ordinary chicken. He wears a pot on his head like a turtle shell and loves to travel. Welcome the author and hear about Chicken Pot Turtles newest adventures, this time in Nicaragua.

Lil’ Thinkers Storytime

Date:
Feb 01, 2019 to Mar 31, 2019
Schedule:
Mon and Fri, 10am
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-835-0709

Join a Toddler Book Club with provoking stories to encourage conversations and sharing about important themes like friendship, self-acceptance, emotions, courage, and kindness.

Fireside Shabbat

Date:
May 31, 2019 to Sep 27, 2019
Schedule:
Most Fri, 9:45-10:45am. Check website for excluded dates
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-998-1900

Drop in to explore stories based on the Jewish calendar, sing, eat challah, and do an occasional craft. Age 5 and under.

Lil’ Time Travelers Storytime

Date:
May 02, 2018 9:30 - 10am
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-447-8679

Enjoy storytime in the Destination Colorado exhibit and learn about farms, cowboys, and animals. Listen to stories and then have playtime in the exhibit before the museum opens. Ages 2-5.

Million Meals at the Movies

Date:
Nov 16, 2019 10:30am - 12:15pm
Cost:
Free to attend but donations are encouraged
Phone:
303-316-6360

Attend a fundraiser benefiting No Kid Hungry Denver. Beech-Nut, a natural and organic baby food company, will be hosting a screening of the movie, Born to be Wild, plus a storytime. Learn more about food insecurity and how No Kid Hungry's program works. RSVP and donate online.

Family Peace Day

Date:
Apr 28, 2018 1 - 5pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-433-4983

Read for Peace Day to celebrate the power of community and how books can bind us together to promote nonviolence. Join in for the grand opening of the Little Free Library with a fun-filled afternoon of family activities, book giveaways and reading for peace circles. This day will empower children and families to actively engage…

The Fourth Trimester Book Event

Date:
Jan 11, 2018 7:30pm
Cost:
$5 voucher in advance or at the door is good for $5 off the book
Phone:
303-447-2074

Hear Kimberly Johnson speak about and sign her new book, The Fourth Trimester: A Postpartum Guide to Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions, and Restoring Your Vitality.

Summer Reading Films

Date:
Jun 05, 2018 to Jul 24, 2018
Schedule:
Tue
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-887-2350

Watch a different movie each week as part of the summer reading program. Parental discretion is advised; some films are rated PG and PG-13.

Terrenda White Book Event

Date:
Apr 04, 2018 6:30pm
Cost:
$5 voucher to attend, good for $5 off the author’s featured book or a purchase the day of the event
Phone:
303-447-2074

Join Terrenda White as she speaks about and signs her new book, Twenty-First-Century Jim Crow Schools: The Impact of Charters and Vouchers on Public Education.

Books and Big Ideas Storytime

Date:
Dec 12, 2019 3 - 3:30pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-604-2424

Participate in stories, activities, and fun designed to teach children to be curious about the world and practice critical and creative thinking. Ages 3-6 and their caregivers.

TriceraTOTs

Date:
Apr 03, 2019 10am
Cost:
$5 per child, $3 per child for members, free age 1 and under
Phone:
303-697-3466

Hear 2-4 children’s books with a dinosaur theme and do a 15-20 minute craft or activity. RSVP at education@dinoridge.org. Ages 2-5.

Nancy Bo Flood Book Launch

Date:
Aug 25, 2018 2 - 4pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-284-0194

Welcome children's author Nancy Bo Flood and celebrate the book launch of her new children's book, First Laugh—Welcome, Baby. Illustrator Johnny Nelson will also be attending. There will be treats, readings, and activities.

Jan Brett Book Signing

Date:
Dec 12, 2019 10am
Cost:
Free to attend
Phone:
719-542-0698

Meet author/illustrator Jan Brett and learn about her latest children's book, The Tale of the Tiger Slippers, set in India and based on a classic Persian folktale.

Harry Potter Birthday Party for 1st Years

Date:
Aug 04, 2019 5pm
Cost:
$15 and includes food
Phone:
303-284-0194

Bring your young Potterheads to celebrate Harry Potter's birthday with fun activities including prizes, trivia, a magic show, and costume contest. The party for First Years is open to all ages, but will be geared towards kids age 12 and under. Space is limited and tickets are required.

Fancy Nancy Storytime

Date:
Mar 04, 2019 3:30 - 4:15pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-335-4821

Attend a very fancy party with stories, snacks, and craft. Guests will also dance and decorate tiaras. Ages 3-6. Online registration required.

Family Night: Stories and S’mores

Date:
May 19, 2019 5:30 - 8pm
Cost:
$9 adults and children, $7 member adults and children
Phone:
720-865-3500

Say goodbye to spring and celebrate the start of summer making s’mores, playing games, and exploring Mordecai Children’s Garden. Hear stories by Cliff Davidson.

Booksigning with Dav Pilkey, Author of Captain Underpants books

Date:
Sep 24, 2017
Cost:
Phone:

2pm festivities, 3pm presentation. Meet the author of the Captain Underpants and Dog Man series during an event to celebrate his latest book, Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties and the 20th anniversary of Captain Underpants. There will be photo opportunities, activities and giveaways. the first 650 people to purchase books with tickets to…

Narwhal and Jelly and Their Pod Pal Ben Clanton

Date:
Feb 09, 2019 2pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-865-1306

Please note: This event has been cancelled. Meet Ben Clanton, creator of the Narwhal and Jelly books. Ben will talk about his books, including the newest Narwhal and Jelly title, and then lead an art workshop for kids. Books will be on hand to buy and have signed by the author courtesy of Tattered Cover…

Flex Mom Book Talk and Signing

Date:
Mar 07, 2018 7pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-436-1070

Join author Sara Blanchard as she talks about her book, Flex Mom, for mothers who want to address the sometimes toxic dichotomy of motherhood, and carve out their own path of happiness: balancing raising the children and pursuing their own passions.

French Storytime

Date:
Jul 01, 2019
Schedule:
July 1 and 15, 11:30am
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-433-7444

Instructors from Alliance Française de Denver will engage young ones with a French story, song, and activity.

Where’s Waldo Local Scavenger Hunt

Date:
Jul 01, 2019 to Jul 31, 2019
Cost:
Free to participate
Phone:
303-733-3733

Find Waldo's hiding places on South Pearl Street. He's hanging out in places that you might already be familiar with and other places you might have never noticed before. Merchants at 23 businesses will add a stamp to your passport to exchange for prizes.

Big Machines Book Event

Date:
Sep 24, 2017 11:00 AM
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
303-447-2074

Hear John Rocco and Sherri Rinker speak about and sign their new children's book, "Big Machines: The Story of Virginia Lee Burton".

Storytime at the Museum

Date:
Mar 03, 2018 11am - noon
Schedule:
First Sat
Cost:
Free
Phone:
970-221-4600

Join the storyteller for an hour of imagination and creativity. Books, a fun craft, and a snack will be provided. Ages 3-10. Two parents and/or guardians are admitted free with each child.

Happy Noon Year

Date:
Dec 31, 2018
Schedule:
11am and 2pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-887-2315

Ring in the new year with activities at the library, featuring juggling, mime, and dance with performer Peter Davison. All ages. Pick up a free ticket at the library to attend, starting one hour before each show.

Early Literacy Event

Date:
Feb 10, 2018 10am - noon
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-346-3500

Engage in fun, educational activities while developing imperative early literacy skills. Parents learn many simple, at-home activities that focus on developing language, math, science, motor, problem solving, and social skills. Enjoy drop-in interactive stations, take-home crafts, and prizes. For families with children age 7 and under. RSVP required.

Aurora Public Library Events

Date:
Feb 01, 2018 to May 31, 2018
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-739-6626

Participate in a wide variety of free classes and activities including storytimes, computer training, and music. Various Aurora Public Library locations.

Afternoon Reading Fun

Date:
Apr 12, 2018 to May 10, 2018
Schedule:
Thu, April 12, 26, and May 10
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-887-2315

Help your kids build confidence and fluency in their reading by reading aloud to trained therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose a library book. Grades K-5.

Colorado Book and Arts Festival

Date:
Mar 16, 2019 Noon - 4pm
Cost:
Free-$15
Phone:
720-898-7200

Attend a literary arts festival celebrating books, arts, and music. Meet award-winning authors, hear panel discussions,  and visit a children’s area and artist booths.

Holiday Story PlayTime

Date:
Dec 09, 2018 5 - 6:30pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-756-2522

Enjoy a special event for toddlers and preschoolers. Sing, read, share, and play as storyteller, Mr. Paul, dons his holiday best.

Art Stop on the Go

Date:
Jun 01, 2018 to Dec 31, 2018
Schedule:
Ongoing; For dates and times contact Nicole@bmoca.org or the libraries
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-887-2315

Join the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art for art-making workshops using a variety of art media. Held at various county libraries including the Family Learning Center in Boulder County and Mamie Doud Eisenhower Pubic Library in Broomfield. Reservations required. Ages 6-12.

Cat’s Hat Reading Program

Date:
Mar 01, 2018 to Mar 31, 2018
Schedule:
Ongoing throughout March
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-887-2315

Read three books, write down the titles, and place your tally sheet in the Cat's Hat on the desk in the children's library. Enter as many times as you like. Entries will be chosen at random after the program ends to receive a prize. Age 12 and under.

Drag Queen Storytime

Date:
Nov 12, 2018 to Dec 31, 2018
Cost:
$3 for children, $1 for adults, available in-store or by phone
Phone:
303-455-1527

Hear favorite books about acceptance, and loving one another. Themes change each month.

Bilingual Happier Hour Storytime

Date:
Aug 01, 2018 to Dec 31, 2018
Schedule:
Third Thu of the month, 4-5:30pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-284-0194

Enjoy songs and stories in both Spanish and English. Adults get half off wine and kids meals starting at 4pm, followed by storytime and cookies at 4:30pm.

Making Merry

Date:
Dec 14, 2019 1:30pm
Cost:
$15-$28
Phone:
303-494-0523

Attend the Stories on Stage production of holiday tales including "O'Brien's First Christmas" by Jeanette Winterson and "The Chanuka Glutton" by Tova Mirvis. With no props or costumes, audience members can let their imaginations fill in the details, as they listen to storytellers. Milk and cookies will follow the show. Age 8 and up.

Harry Potter Star Stories

Date:
Jun 27, 2019 2 - 3pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-335-4849

Learn the origin of the names of some of your favorite Harry Potter characters, and some fun facts about the celestial objects they represent. Age 6 and up. Online registration required.

Book Launch Party

Date:
Aug 25, 2018 2 - 4pm
Cost:
$30, includes signed copy of book
Phone:
646-486-8719

Enjoy a book reading, author Q&A, and refreshments to celebrate the release of the new parenting book Under the Hood: A Manual to Understand the Inner Workings of Children.

Children’s Strolling Stories Along Deer Creek

Date:
Oct 01, 2019 to Oct 31, 2019
Schedule:
Mon, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 9:30-10:30am
Cost:
$10, $8 member. Includes free admission for one adult
Phone:
720-865-3500

Venture out along Deer Creek and investigate nature as it changes with the seasons. Along the trail, stop to read a seasonally-themed story and then continue with an exploration based on the day’s book. Ages 3-6.

French Storytime

Date:
Jun 17, 2019 11:30am
Schedule:
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-433-7444

Get engaged in a new language with instructors from Alliance Française de Denver who will provide a French story, song, and activity.

Mavis Mondays Storytime

Date:
Aug 20, 2018 to Dec 31, 2018
Schedule:
Mon, 10:30am-noon
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-284-0194

Hear guest storytime readers reading a different book every week in Mavis the Magical BookMobile. Enjoy half off all cafe beverages for parents, and cookies for the little ones.

Around the World Bilingual Fun

Date:
Mar 13, 2018 to May 08, 2018
Schedule:
Second Tue of each month through May
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-887-2315

Enjoy a storytime celebrating languages and cultures around the world, through stories and music, which focuses on a different language each month. Pick up a free ticket at the children's desk beginning 30 minutes before the program.

Great Summer Reading Road Trip Kickoff Party

Date:
Jun 01, 2019 10am - 2pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-791-7323

Sign up for the summer reading road trip, and stay for the party that includes inflatables, food trucks, DJs, concessions, and games. Registration required. Occurs at most Douglas County Libraries locations.

Jan Brett Book Signing

Date:
Dec 12, 2019 5:30pm
Cost:
$19, includes a copy of the book
Phone:
303-322-7727

Meet author/illustrator Jan Brett and learn about her latest children's book, The Tale of the Tiger Slippers, set in India and based on a classic Persian folktale.

Happier Hour Storytime

Date:
Aug 01, 2018 to Dec 31, 2018
Schedule:
Dates vary but storytime happens 4:30-5:30pm
Cost:
Free to attend
Phone:
303-284-0194

Enjoy stories while adults get 1/2 off wine and kids meals for participants, along with storytime followed by cookies. Visit the website for schedule.

Drag King Storytime

Date:
Sep 29, 2018 2 - 3pm
Cost:
$1 adults, $3 children
Phone:
303-455-1527

Celebrate diversity and acceptance with Mile High KINGdom, which will put on a performance, sing songs, and read favorite stories about being yourself and loving who you are. Tickets can be purchased in the store or by phone. Visit website for schedule.

Harry Potter Book Groups

Date:
Feb 12, 2019
Schedule:
Ages 8-11, 4:30-5:30pm; ages 12-18, 6:30-7:30pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
888-861-7323

Take kids and teens to talk abut Harry Potter with fans their own age. The idea is to promote a love of books, curiosity about the world, and the creative and critical thinking skills young people need to excel socially, emotionally, and academically. To register, call the library at 1-888-861-7323 or visit myhpld.org, click on…

French Chef Series

Date:
Jul 30, 2019
Schedule:
2pm and 3pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-433-7444

Make French cuisine like crepes and pastries with Alliance Française de Denver. Cooking class program space is limited, first-come, first-served. Sign up outside the Teaching Kitchen.

Susie’s Early Reader Circle Time

Date:
Sep 04, 2018 to Sep 25, 2018
Schedule:
Tue, 9:45-10:30am
Cost:
Free but register to provide accurate count
Phone:
303-733-3773

Hear retired kindergarten teacher Susie at early reader circle time to help build basic pre-reading skills. Ages 3-4 with parents.

Haunted Library

Date:
Oct 28, 2018 2 - 4pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-441-3100

Enjoy not-so-scary fun for the whole family. Age 10 and under. Created by the Reynolds Teen Advisory Group, and sponsored by the Boulder Library Foundation.

French Storytime

Date:
Aug 01, 2019 to Aug 31, 2019
Schedule:
Aug. 5 and 19, 11:30am
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-433-7444

Get engaged in a new language with instructors from Alliance Française de Denver who will provide a French story, song, and activity.

Denver Public Library Programs

Date:
Feb 01, 2018 to May 31, 2018
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-865-0135

Visit the library for a variety of experiences for children. Events include: baby storytime, bilingual storytime, yoga, and Minecraft Adventure. Various Denver Public Library locations.

Zazu Dreams Book Event

Date:
Apr 12, 2018 7:30pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-447-2074

Join Dr. Cara Judea Alhadeff as she speaks about and signs her new book, Zazu Dreams, a tale about the adventures of a Sephardic Jewish boy and his imaginary friend, a malamute husky, who travels the globe experiencing the relationship between humans and their environments.

Coffee Talk Storytime

Date:
Aug 01, 2018 to Dec 31, 2018
Cost:
Free admission
Phone:
303-284-0194

Visit the website to see upcoming dates for half off any cafe beverage between 10:30-11:30am along with stories for little ones starting at 11am.

Get Active Storytime

Date:
Nov 17, 2018 10:30 - 11am
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-665-5200

Enjoy stretching, dancing, short books, finger plays, rhymes, and songs. For active walkers and toddler through age 3. Older and younger siblings welcome.

Family Place Center

Date:
Mar 26, 2018 to Aug 31, 2018
Schedule:
Mon-Thu, 9am-9pm; Fri-Sat, 9am-5pm; Sun, 1-5pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-887-2315

Discover and practice new skills through purposeful play, in a space designed for young children to explore during regular library hours.

Family Peace Day

Date:
Apr 28, 2018 1pm - 5pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
707-508-7257

Celebrate the power of community and how books can bind us together to promote nonviolence. Join in the grand opening of the Little Free Library with an afternoon of activities, book giveaways, and reading for peace circles.

Discovery Yoga

Date:
Aug 04, 2018 1 - 2pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-335-4821

Join a yoga class for kids. Use all your senses, learn breathing and relaxation techniques, body and movement awareness, and social skills. Ages 6-12.

“The Empowered Mama” Book Signing

Date:
Apr 05, 2018 7 - 8pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-506-0133

Hear Lisa Druxman, the founder of FIT4MOM, discuss and sign her book, The Empowered Mama: How to Reclaim Your Time and Yourself While Raising a Happy, Healthy Family. The book is a practical and interactive workbook full of simple, powerful tools to help moms reconnect with themselves on the journey through motherhood.

Spanish Storytime: Cuenta Cuentos en Español

Date:
Sep 01, 2017 to Sep 30, 2017
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
303-235-5275 (ask for Simone Groene Nieto)

Venga con su familia a compartir cuentos bilingües, rimas y arte. Niños menores de 4 años deben estar acompañados por un adulto. Todos son bienvenidos. Come join in for family fun sharing stories, rhymes and a craft. Children under 4 must be accompanied by an adult.

Building Blocks

Date:
Sep 27, 2017 to May 30, 2018
Schedule:
Fourth Wed of each month
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-887-2315

Drop in to build with a variety of materials such as Legos, blocks, giant dominoes, and many others. Ages 3 and up. Pick up a ticket a half hour prior to program start.

Real Baby Storytime

Date:
Aug 18, 2018 10:30am - noon
Cost:
Free admission
Phone:
303-284-0194

Bring your real babies for stories and get a coupon to Real Baby. Get 1/2 off cafe beverages, crafts, and snacks from 10:30am. Stories start at 11am.

Story Playtime

Date:
Nov 30, 2018 to Dec 31, 2019
Schedule:
Event occurs weekly at all Timbuk Toys locations. Visit website for details on specific days of the week
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-756-2522

Join storyteller, Mr. Paul, for storytime, songs, magic, puppetry, and juggling. Messages of good manners and emotional awareness are mixed in with each session, as well as lessons about counting, spelling, letters, shapes, and colors. Locations in Denver, Highlands Ranch, and Lakewood.

Little Time Travelers Storytime

Date:
Apr 04, 2018 9:30 - 10am
Cost:
Free with admission. $12 adults, $10 students and seniors, $8 children 6-12, free under age 5
Phone:
303-447-8679

Enjoy storytime in the Destination Colorado exhibit. Read stories and then have playtime in the exhibit before the museum opens. Ages 2-5.

Tea Reads 2017

Date:
Nov 18, 2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
720-887-2315

Spend an afternoon sipping tea and eating cookies while publishing reps tell all about their most exciting winter reading titles. Find out what to read and what to give this holiday season.

Victor Pearn Book Event

Date:
Jul 10, 2018 7:30pm
Cost:
$5 admission, good for $5 off the purchase of a book
Phone:
303-447-2074

Hear Victor Pearn read and sign two books: Light Across The Alley, a novel about a girl from middle school through her freshman year at university with a very unique gift; and Dream Season, a sports biography about a high school basketball team that broke all their school records. All ages.

Dolly Day Denver

Date:
Jan 26, 2020 3 - 6pm
Cost:
$30 adult, $15 age 5-20, free under age 5
Phone:
720-420-0030

Celebrate the queen of country music, Dolly Parton, while helping raise money for the local chapter of her foundation, Imagination Library of Denver. Learn to line dance to Dolly’s greatest hits, listen to stories during Drag Queen Story Hour, then join in a Guinness Book attempt for Dolly look-alikes.

Goodnight Yoga with Leigh

Date:
Feb 21, 2019 2 - 3pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-733-3773

Experience the connection between gratitude and yoga, helping children reflect on what they are thankful for in their lives. Join in for a yoga storytime with local children’s librarian and certified children’s yoga instructor, Leigh Ramey, from Little Trees Yoga.

Making Merry

Date:
Dec 15, 2019 1:30pm
Cost:
$15-$28
Phone:
303-494-0523

Attend the Stories on Stage production of holiday tales including "O'Brien's First Christmas" by Jeanette Winterson and "The Chanuka Glutton" by Tova Mirvis. With no props or costumes, audience members can let their imaginations fill in the details, as they listen to storytellers. Milk and cookies will follow the show. Age 8 and up.

Sunday Surprise

Date:
Jul 22, 2018 2 - 4pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-791-7323

Explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math through hands-on activities. Ages 8-13

Children’s Festival of Stories

Date:
Mar 17, 2018 9am - 4pm
Cost:
Free with online registration
Phone:
303-455-1527

Meet more than 30 authors and illustrators of board books, picture books, chapter books, and middle grade novels who will be sharing readings, storytimes, illustration demonstrations, and offering book signings.

Celebrate Seuss

Date:
Mar 06, 2019 10:30 - 11:30am
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-604-2424

Participate in fun activities and games that pay homage to the fascinating world of Dr. Seuss. Come stack hats, make a wocket for your pocket, or balance 10 apples up on top.

Children’s Festival of Stories

Date:
Mar 23, 2019 10am - 3pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-733-3773​

Attend a community event featuring creators of board books, picture books, chapter books, and middle grade novels from more than 40 award-winning authors and illustrators. Festivities will include opportunities for young readers, writers, and artists to engage with presenters through storytimes, readings, illustration demonstrations, and book signings.

Tattered Tales Storytime

Date:
Feb 01, 2018 to May 31, 2018
Schedule:
Mon at Aspen Grove, Sat at Historic LoDo, Tue at Colfax Avenue
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-436-1070

Enjoy a half-hour of stories, activities, and snacks.

Mermaid Party with Molly Idle

Date:
Oct 11, 2018 4pm - 5pm
Cost:
$2 per person. Each ticket gets you $1 off any Molly Idle book at Second Star
Phone:
303-733-3773

Join author Molly Idle (Idle Illustration) who will read her newest picture book, "Pearl." Make pearl bracelets and decorate shells.

Denver Public Library Summer of Adventure

Date:
Jun 01, 2019 to Aug 10, 2018
Cost:
Free
Phone:

Keep young minds active and having fun through free activities, suggestions for summer reading, technology camps, and a maker challenge. Prizes—including books, journals, and family passes to various cultural institutions—are awarded for registering and completing 12 activities. The program is available through all DPL locations.

Día de los Libros

Date:
Apr 29, 2019 9am - 4pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-433-7444

Join in a celebration of children, families, and culture, all through a love of reading. There will be bilingual storytimes, plus crafts and activities inspired by books and our diverse world.

Bilingual/Spanish Storytime

Date:
Feb 12, 2019 10:30 - 11:15am
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-733-3773

Celebrate the Spanish language and hispanic culture with a special storytime that includes songs, activities, and stories in Spanish and English for kids of all ages to enjoy with their parents or caregivers.

Arvada Center Book Fest

Date:
May 19, 2018 10am - 8pm
Cost:
$5 adults, $1 ages 3-12, free under age 3
Phone:
720-898-7200

Attend a literary arts celebration celebrating books, reading, and writing. There will be workshops, brunch with an author, vendors, and a keynote speech.

Hay Bales & Tall Tales

Date:
Jan 11, 2019 Noon - 1pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-865-0800

Enjoy Four Mile’s monthly storytime. This month features Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney. Stay for Four Mile Free Day.

Placemaking with Children and Youth

Date:
Oct 04, 2018 7:30pm
Cost:
$5 voucher to attend is good for $5 off the price of the book
Phone:
303-447-2074

Join Louise Chawla and Mara Mintzer as they speak about and sign their new book, Placemaking with Children and Youth: Participatory Practices for Planning Sustainable Communities. For parents.

Drag King Storytime

Date:
Feb 16, 2019 2 - 3pm
Cost:
$5/person excluding babies on laps
Phone:
303-733-3773

Celebrate diversity and acceptance. Mile High KINGdom will put on a performance, sing some songs, and read stories about being yourself and loving who you are.

Tales for Tails

Date:
Oct 15, 2019
Schedule:
4:30-5:30pm and 5:45-6:45pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
312-806-6387

Have an educational, interactive experience reading to animals at the shelter. Each program includes educational lessons, a tour, and time to practice reading skills in a calm and casual environment. The goal is to learn how animal shelters impact the community and for kids to gain confidence in their reading skills. Ages 6-12. Reservations required.

Hay Bales & Tall Tales

Date:
Dec 14, 2018 Noon - 1pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-865-0800

Enjoy Four Mile’s monthly storytime. This month features Animals in Winter by Henrietta Bancroft. After reading the story, the group will then do a Footprints on the Trail activity, exploring the wild animals that live in the area, looking at their tracks, fur, and antlers. Stay for Four Mile Free Day.

Tales for Tots

Date:
Sep 05, 2018 11am - noon
Cost:
$9 adult, $6 ages 5-13, $8 student, firefighter, or senior, free age 4 and under
Phone:
303-892-1436

Enjoy a storytime and a firefighting-themed craft for young visitors. Ages 3-7.

Little Bear’s Storytime & STEAM

Date:
Jan 16, 2020 to Jan 30, 2020
Schedule:
Jan. 16, 23, and 30, 9:30-10:30am
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-346-3500

Participate in STEM/STEAM challenges based on beloved stories including: The Mitten, A Loud Winters Nap, and The Most Perfect Snowman. Ages 3-5; children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Parents and children are welcome to attend one or multiple sessions. Class size is limited.

Puzzle Party

Date:
Jan 26, 2019 2 - 4pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
908-433-0528

Enjoy activities from Curious Jane Magazine, crosswords, word searches, a puzzle tournament, and jigsaw puzzles.

The Bookshop Band US Tour 2019

Date:
Feb 02, 2019 2 - 3pm
Cost:
$10 adults, $5 children
Phone:
303-733-3773

Attend a family-friendly afternoon of live music inspired by books and bookstores. Hear The Bookshop Band perform using cello, harmonium, glockenspiel, guitars, and ukuleles. Purchase tickets online.

Children’s Authors Event

Date:
Sep 26, 2017 6:30 PM
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
303-447-2074

Join in an evening with three children's book authors: Tara Dairman, author of The Great Hibernation; Jeannie Mobley, Bobby Lee Claremont and the Criminal Element; and Melanie Crowder, author of Three Pennies.

Harry Potter 20 Years of Magic

Date:
Jul 28, 2018 11:30am - 3:30pm
Cost:
Free admission
Phone:
303-733-3773

Celebrate all things Harry Potter. Purchase copies of the Harry Potter 20th anniversary editions. There will also be a Second Star magical village in the backyard.

ASL Story Time

Date:
Sep 01, 2017 to Sep 30, 2017
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
303-235-5275 (ask for Simone Groene-Nieto)

First Wed. 6:30-7pm. Join in the Children's Area for an American Sign Language (ASL) Storytime designed for all ages. Age 3 and under, must be accompanied by adult.

Social Justice Storytime

Date:
Sep 13, 2018 10:30 - 11:30am
Cost:
Visit website for details
Phone:
303-733-3773

Bring your kids and listen in on this learning storytime with Zoë Williams. This month's theme is Feminism. They will read books, sing songs, and have an activity to embrace what is being a feminist.

Storytimes at Second Star to the Right

Date:
Jun 26, 2018 to Dec 31, 2018
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-733-3773

Attend storytime daily at 10:30am, baby storytime Mon at 1pm, or early bird storytime Wed at 9:30am. Additional, themed storytimes are also available. Visit the website for upcoming events.

Jeffco Libraries Summer of Reading Program

Date:
Jun 01, 2019 to Jul 31, 2019
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-235-5275

Launch a love of reading this summer. Explore a universe of stories and activities, from the library system's collection to space-themed programs. Receive prizes throughout the summer. Sign up at any Jefferson County Library branch.

Winter Tales

Date:
Feb 09, 2018 10am - 11am
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-898-7405

Cozy up by a warm fire for storytime with a few good books. Registration required.

The Reading Relationship

Date:
Apr 28, 2018 2 - 3pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-643-5662

Come out for an informative and interactive hour that will change your literacy time with your child. Learn tricks to teaching phonics, how to strengthen fluency, strategies to increase vocabulary, and more.

TriceraTOTs

Date:
Mar 07, 2018 10am
Cost:
$5 child, $3 member child, free under age 2
Phone:
303-697-3466 x101

Read 2-4 children’s books with a dinosaur theme and do a 15-minute craft or activity. Ages 2-5.

Tales for Tots

Date:
May 02, 2018 to Aug 01, 2018
Cost:
Free with general admission. $7 adult, $5 child (2-12), $6 student/active-duty firefighter/senior
Phone:
303-892-1436

Enjoy storytime and a firefighting-themed craft. Ages 3-7.

Finding Home Book Signing

Date:
Dec 07, 2019 11am - 2pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-629-7777

See author and Denver native, Corinne Joy Brown, and hear her book about an Evergreen teen who dreams of owning a real mustang. The heroine founds out adopting wild horses isn't easy. This is the author's first publication for middle grade readers ages 9-13.

Storytime/Tinker Time

Date:
Nov 13, 2017 10:15 AM
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
303-441-3100

Join storytime followed by Tinker Time. Walk over to Tinker Art Studio for a special art exploration class with different art stations. All ages. Reservations required for child only. Sponsored by the Boulder Library Foundation.

StoryWalk

Date:
Sep 01, 2017 to Dec 31, 2018
Schedule:
Ongoing
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-887-2315

Enjoy the outdoors while reading laminated page from children’s books permanently installed along an outdoor path. Visitors will be directed to the next page in the story as they walk, and participate in learning activities.

Parachute Play

Date:
Mar 15, 2019 10 - 10:30am
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-335-4821

Sing songs, play games, and shake the parachute together in this program that incorporates movement and music. Ages 3-5. Online registration required.

Storybooks on Stage

Date:
Mar 03, 2018 10:30am
Cost:
$10 adults, $5 children
Phone:
720-865-4200

See professional actors perform children’s literature geared toward preschool and elementary school-aged kids. The show will feature stories and songs designed to entertain both children and their parents alike.

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