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LIBRARY UPDATES
Our new Library Booking and Events Calendar is LIVE on our website! Check it out to book a room for your next group meeting or to discover and register for library programs and events! 
Library Vaccine Clinic
The Colorado Department of Public Health will be back for a vaccination clinic on Saturday, February 12th, from noon - 6 pm. They will offer pediatric (ages 5-11) vaccines as well as adult vaccines and boosters. 

Please register in advance.

 
UPCOMING PROGRAMS

NEW STORYTIME VIDEOS AND TAKE-AND-MAKE CRAFTS CONTINUE EVERY WEDNESDAY!

We've made the decision to share online storytime videos through the month of February. Miss Becki and Miss BJ hope to see you back at the library soon!

Word Wednesday
February 2nd 6:30pm
Virtual via  ZOOM


Word Wednesday is a great opportunity to meet other writers and get constructive feedback in a supportive environment. Facilitated by Dr. Kayann Short, PhD and open to all genres and levels. We meet the first Wednesday of each month.

The next meeting is Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022 via Zoom.

REGISTER HERE!

TEEN LASER TAG AT THE LIBRARY
Anti-Valentine's Teen Laser Tag
Friday, February 11, 2022
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Seek refuge from Valentine's mushiness after hours at the library!  Hosted by the Teen Advisory Group, our laser tag games are designed to build teamwork and provide fun for all.
Everyone will vote on games and will take turns participating. Black clothing is encouraged but not required; snacks will be provided.  
REGISTER HERE!



Dress As Your Favorite Book Character Teen Laser Tag
Friday, February 25, 2022
6:00pm - 7:30pm


Dress as your favorite book character and play laser tag after hours at the library!  Hosted by the Teen Advisory Group, our games are designed to build teamwork and provide fun for all.   Everyone will vote on game options and will take turns participating.  Costumes are encouraged but not required; snacks will be provided. 

REGISTER HERE! 

 
Teen Advisory Group
2nd Thursdays: 6pm & 4th Mondays: 4pm
Community Room

TAG is back in the new year, with twice monthly meetings! Teens and tweens in grades 6 through 12 are invited to join us contribute to the development of the library's Young Adult collection, help at library programs, and offer ideas for creating a comfortable, safe and fun atmosphere for teens at the library.  Teens are able to earn volunteer hours for participation.
REGISTER HERE!
Hooked on Books! Kids-only Book Club
Wednesday, February 16th
3:30-4:30 pm


Join us as we discuss Year of the Dog by Grace Lin and learn more about Chinese New Year!  Registration is limited.  Multiple copies of the book are available at the library. Call or e-mail us to reserve your copy!

REGISTER HERE!

Artist Trading Cards

February 19th, 12:30pm
Effie Banta Room


We call all area artists to the library every third Saturday of the month from 12:30 to 2 p.m. to swap Artist Trading Cards (ATCs). ATCs are miniature pieces of art that are then traded among attendees of the swap. Swaps are open to any media, materials, or techniques as long as the card fits in a standard trading card sleeve of 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches. The swap at the library is the district’s longest running program and a small, rotating display of ATCs is located in the Effie Banta Meeting Room.


Busy Reader's Book Club
March 16th 6:30pm
Location: TBD
(Based on Covid-19 Restriction levels in March)

Register now for a special meeting of the Busy Reader's Book Club, where we will be joined by Boulder, CO  authors Miriam Murcutt and Richard Starks to discuss their new novel, In A Town Called Paradox.


“I wasn’t looking for Marilyn Monroe when I bumped into her, even though I knew she was in town filming River of No Return…”
 
So begins In A Town Called Paradox – set in Utah, in the 1950s, when the "Big Five" Hollywood studios were lured to that state by the fiery red-rock scenery that formed the perfect backdrop to the blockbuster movies they planned to film. This historical novel is a compelling read that redefines the meaning of love as it asks the question: If each of us has a life story, then who decides how it unfolds – and how it should end?

The Library will have several print copies available soon! Stop in, call us at (303) 823-5165, or e-mail info@lyonsregionallibrary.com  to reserve your copy!

REGISTER HERE!

The Lyons Community Library is seeking program presenters for 2022 and beyond!

The purpose of library programming is to bring the community together by offering opportunities for creativity, engagement, and learning. Library programming is developed based on diverse community needs and interests and by using cost-effective resources and methods.

While we welcome applications based on individual areas of expertise, and aligned with our mission, we are specifically seeking:
  • Crafting, art, and DIY workshops for adults and youth
  • Arts/music/cultural performances, workshops, or discussions
  • Travel Tales and Slide Shows
  • What Age Can Teach You Presenters (SEE BELOW)
  • Yoga Teachers in Residence (COMING SOON)
Proposals for one-time workshops/presentations or a series are welcome! We operate with a limited programming budget, but can offer some stipends of up to $200.

The mission of the Lyons Library is to provide equitable access to resources, education, and experiences to empower individuals and enrich the Lyons community. Strong applications will make a clear connection to the library mission and will meaningfully engage the audience.
 
The program proposal application is available HERE!

Complete an application today! Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. We typically plan events 1-3 months in advance.

Questions? Reach out to vicky@lyonsregionallibrary.com.
 
We are seeking presenters from among Lyons elders for a new community program entitled “What Age Can Teach You.”  This program will take place in the early spring and will focus on the wisdom, experience, and life lessons gained with age.  A variety of presenters will be selected for 15-20 minute talks in a group format. 

Brief application forms may be picked up at the library front desk or complete one ONLINE HERE.  Deadline for applicants is February 28, 2022.

Click here for a detailed program description.
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