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NOVEMBER 2021 UPDATES

Connect with us this fall!

YOUTH PROGRAMS

Fall Storytime!

The current session runs October 26th through December 15th

Tuesdays- Babies (Lapsit)
Wednesdays - All Ages (+ Craft with Ms. BJ!)

All Story times: 10:30am
Drop-In Craft with Ms. BJ
November 3rd, 3-4:30pm


Join us for enriching Thanksgiving & Harvest-themed arts and crafts activities, using your creative problem solving and decision-making skills!
Teen Advisory Group (TAG)
November 18th, 6:00pm

The library's Teen Advisory Group (Grades 6-12)  meets once a month after school.  TAG members  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!
 
LAKOTA DREAM CATCHERS with Rose Red Elk
Saturday, November 20th, 11am-1pm

In honor of Native American Heritage Month in November, the Teen Advisory Group invites you to create Lakota Dream Catchers with Denver artist Rose Red Elk.  In this workshop, students in grades 6-12 will learn how to weave a 5 inch dream catcher with artificial sinew.  The presenter will also share the historical and spiritual significance of this art form in Native American culture.

Registration opens on November 1st and is limited to 10 participants. 

Many thanks to the Friends of the Library for sponsoring this event.


Kids (and parents) love our new STEM kits!  We have various kits aimed at those in Pre-K-grade 2, grades 3-5, and grades 6-8.  Kits include Coding with Makey Makey Go, Coding with Micro:Bit, Architecture with Keva Planks, Electricity with Snap Circuits, and Electricity with Squishy Circuits.  Other kits similarly include books, cards, and other manipulatables related to their topic.  Kits were funded through a generous grant from the State of Colorado and are available now!
 
ADULT PROGRAMS
Writing in November

Join us for our annual Writing in November workshops. Choose from our monthly Word Wednesday and/or a special session focused on capturing your experiences during the Covid-19 pandemic. Workshops are led by Kayann Short, PhD. Don't miss these opportunities for writing and connection!


Word Wednesday

November 3rd, 6:30pm
Virtual Meeting on Zoom

Join us the first Wednesday of each month 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.

Register Here to receive the Zoom link.
 




Covid Chronicles

November 6th 9am - Noon
Virtual Meeting on Zoom

Join us on Saturday, November 6th, from 9am-noon via Zoom for a timely and reflective writing workshop with Kayann Short, PhD.

Twenty months into the pandemic, we all have stories about our Covid experiences. Through lockdown, masking, quarantine, illness, and recovery, Covid has forced us to face life in new ways. This workshop will facilitate writing in any genre or approach from fiction to memoir, humor to tragedy, or forgetting to remembering. You may even write about how you don’t want to write about the pandemic! Whatever your experience, join us to write the Covid stories you want to capture now.

Register Here to receive the Zoom link.


 

Join us at the library on Thursday, November 4th for the Friends of the Lyons Library annual meeting. Learn about the wonderful work they do to support the library and how you can get involved! 

Bring the kids for the Musical Cupcake Game beginning at 6:00pm, and stay for the kick-off of their weekend long book sale. The book sale runs:
  • Thursday 11/4:  6pm - 7:30pm
  • Friday      11/5:  10am - 5pm
  • Saturday  11/6:  10am - 2pm
See you there!

We are excited to welcome back Regan Byrd to the Lyons Community Library on November 9th! Regan is an anti-oppression activist, speaker, and trainer. She was named a “Woman to Watch” by the Denver League of Women Voters, and received the Lily Ledbetter award from 9to5 Colorado. She was recently named “Woman of the Year” by the Business and Professional Women of Denver.

Join this session to debrief and reflect on the Foundations of Anti-Racism and Allyship training, ask follow-up questions, and focus on next steps. Whether you attended the first session or not, you will deepen your understanding of oppression, privilege, and your role in combating racism as an ally.

Workshop begins at 6:30pm via Zoom. Link will be sent out the morning of November 9th. 

Open to All. Register HERE and invite a friend to join!

Interested in public service? Curious about how town wide decisions are made? Want to make an impact?

Come down to the library on Saturday, November 13th at 10:30am for Run for Something! You'll learn how to run for local office, serve as a town trustee, or join a town board or commission.

Join us for this panel discussion, followed by a Q & A. Refreshments and child care provided.

Join us on November 16th at 6:30 PM to discuss the book A Line Made by Walking by award-winning Irish novelist Sara Baume.

Struggling to cope with urban life-and life in general-Frankie, a twenty-something artist, retreats to her family's rural house on "turbine hill," vacant since her grandmother's death three years earlier. It is in this space, surrounded by countryside and wild creatures, that she can finally grapple with the chain of events that led her here-her shaky mental health, her difficult time in art school-and maybe, just maybe, regain her footing in art and life. (from Amazon)

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

Register Here!

Mental Health Partners
Community Outreach Program
11/3, 11/17
2:30-4:30pm


A member of the MHP outreach team will be at library every other Wednesday for walk-in visits.They can assist with:
  • Navigating available resources for behavioral health, physical health, housing, food, caregiving, and other support.
  • Providing education on coping strategies to reduce stress, anxiety and other mental health issues.
  • Connecting you with referrals or information about agencies, resources, and other sources of support.
No appointment necessary!

Artist Trading Cards

November 20th, 12:30pm
Effie Banta Room

All welcome to join our group in creating artist trading cards. We meet the 3rd Saturday of each month. Come join the fun!
November Library Closures
The Lyons Library will be closed to observe the following holidays in November:
 
Thursday, November 11th, Veteran's Day
Thursday, November 25th, Thanksgiving
Friday, November 26th, Native American Heritage Day


 
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