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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Nutcracker Storytime

Date:
Nov 21, 2017 10:30 AM
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
303-651-8470

Enjoy a mini performance of The Nutcracker with narration and ballet dancers from the pre-professional youth ballet company. All ages.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Get Active Story Time

Date:
Nov 18, 2017 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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.

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.

TriceraTOTs

Date:
Apr 04, 2018 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.

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.

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.

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.

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…

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.

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.

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.

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".

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.

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.

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

“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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Early Literacy Day

Date:
Feb 10, 2018 10am - 12pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-346-3500

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.

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.

Drag Queen Storytime

Date:
May 26, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
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. This month, the Queens will be dressing up as Disney Princesses, so feel free to wear your favorite costumes too.

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.

Tales for Tots

Date:
May 02, 2018 to Jul 03, 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.

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…

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.

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.

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.

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