Every New Year – many of us start with grand ideas about how we are going to make changes to our lives – wellness, appearance, career – well, this month we are looking more closely at what the Colorado library community is doing to help our patrons on their path to personal change.
The Friday Grab Bag is a weekly series that highlights fun, unique, and interesting happenings in Colorado libraries, and includes news from the Colorado State Library. Let’s open the Friday Grab Bag!
Health and Wellness:
Anythink Libraries has a vast array of healthy activities to help you start the new year off right.
- Strike a Pose: Yoga for all Abilities January 19, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Bennett
- Saturday Sweat Group Fitness January 12, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Perl Mack
- Holistic Skin Care January 30, 2019 – 6:00-7:45 p.m. Wright Farms
- Prenatal Yoga Foundations Workshop February 2, 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Commerce City
- Spa DayLocation: January 14, 4:00-5:00 p.m. Huron Street
- Relax, Breathe, and Let it Go January 12, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Huron Street
- Mindful Mornings/Mañanas de Conciencia – Commerce City Repeats every month on January, February, March on the second Thursday until Thu Mar 14 2019.
- Mindfulness and Meditation January 15, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Brighton
Carnegie Public Library in Trinidad is beginning a series on Self Care. Staff member Rahma Siddiqui has created a self care program aimed at helping member fo the community get a jump-start on their New Year’s resolutions. Join the fun! All events are on Wednesdays from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
- Jan 16: Week 1 – What is Self Care
- Jan 23: Week 2 – Nutrition
- Jan 30: Week 3 – Movement
Dolores Public Library is offering Free Community Yoga. Practice yoga to make your body and mind feel better! Bring your own mat, water, and comfortable clothing. Jan 20, 9:30 am – 11:00 am in the meeting room.
Garfield County New Castle Branch Library is offering a Living Vision Board Workshop. Learn how to actualize your dreams, visions, and intentions by using mind mapping and creating a living vision board to stay engaged with your long-term goals. Adults are invited to join for this free two-part workshop on Saturday, Jan. 12 and Saturday, Jan. 26 from 2 to 4 p.m. Most supplies are provided, but you can start now by gathering inspirational quotes and images to bring with you.
Garfield County Libraries is opening their Discover Health traveling exhibit showcasing a series of stations where you can learn how to keep you, your family, and your community healthy. While it is set up at the Rifle Branch Library you can explore a variety of anatomical models such as the heart, or demonstrate your health science knowledge with an interactive quiz game, “Hollywood Health!” The exhibit will be on display January 7 – March 27 at the Rifle Branch Library.
Vail Public Library’s annual Healthy Lifestyle Series features programs that focus on maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Programs include healthy habits for both mind and body. While most programs take place seasonally, they do offer Yoga and Meditation throughout the year.
- Gentle Yoga – Mondays & Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m.
- Zumba Fitness – Mondays @ 5:30 p.m.
- Breath Workshop with Twyla Gingrich Thursday, January 17th @ 5:30 p.m.
Library Related Employment:
Are you thinking of making a change this year in your job? Check out Library Jobline for hot new library employment opportunities.
- Library and Cultural Services Director – City of Aurora, CO / Aurora, CO
- Children’s Librarian – Denver Public Library / Denver
- Library Associate II – City of Westminster / College Hill Library
- Library Associate – City of Fort Lupton / Public and School
- Branch Manager – Pines & Plains Libraries / Elizabeth, Colorado
- Library Associate – Teen Services – Englewood Public Library / Englewood Civic Center
- Library Associate – Englewood Public Library / Englewood Civic Center
- Clerical Specialist II – District Library & Visual Media
- Cherry Creek School District 5 / District Library & Visual Media Services
- Community Relations and Marketing Librarian – High Plains Library District / Greeley, CO
- Library Services Coordinator – Arapahoe Community College / Littleton Campus
- Archives Technician – Douglas County Libraries / Douglas County Libraries at Castle Rock, CO
- Part-time 25 hour Concierge – Anythink Libraries / Anythink Wright Farms
- Part-time 25 hour Concierge
- Anythink Libraries / Anythink Commerce City
- Part-time 25 hour Concierge – Anythink Libraries / Anythink Brighton
- Part-time Wrangler – Anythink Libraries / Anythink Brighton
Grant/ Assistance Funding Opportunities:
CHNC New Content Support Program: The Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC) is excited to announce that the 2019 program to support the addition of new historic news in the CHNC is now open for applications. The Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection New Content Support Program for newspaper digitization is designed to help cultural heritage organizations across our state increase online access to historic community news through the CHNC.
SIPA Micro Grants: Do you have project that puts more information or services online for your constituents? Are you a local government with a big or innovative public-facing project? Let SIPA’s Micro-Grant help! Apply for a Micro-Grant Micro-Grant FAQs
From the DPL blog: For the Shear Fun of It: Books and Movies About Hair
If you spend more time thinking about your hair than you should – this blog post from the Denver Public Library might just be for you. Learn fun facts about hair – and culture – and what books and movies you can look for to help provide you with the answers you might be looking for regarding your own coif, or at least provide you with some entertaining sources to help pass the cold and dark winter nights.
Libraries Making News
Anschutz Medical Campus-University of Colorado:
- CISION PRWeb – EBSCO Information Services and the American Library Association Award Five Scholarships for Librarians to Attend ALA Midwinter
Del Norte Public Library: The Del Norte Prospector – Town board swears in new trustee, approves budget
Pikes Peak Library District:
- Fox 21 News – Pikes Peak Library District Adds Social Worker to Staff
- Colorado Springs Gazette – Camping banned at Colorado Springs-area libraries
- KOAA News5 – Camping ban outside Colorado Springs libraries to take effect next week
Sand Creek Library: Readers Digest – 13 Free Things You Didn’t Know You Could Get with Your Library Card
University of Colorado Boulder:
- Daily Camera – Governor-elect Polis to archive congressional papers at University of Colorado Boulder
- Colorado Springs Gazette – Polis donating congressional papers to CU Boulder
Learning for Everyone:
Citizen Science Day – April 13, 2019 is a great way to engage your community in advancing real scientific research. This year’s signature event will be the “Stall Catchers Megathon”. Stall Catchers is an online game that anyone can play. Participants watch very, very short “movies” from the brains of mice and try to identify vessels as flowing or stalled. This crowd sourcing of identification will help speed up Alzheimer’s disease research. Visit the PLOS.org blog for more information.
Public Library Annual Report Workshops. This winter and spring, the Colorado State Library and CLiC will offer free, interactive PLAR workshops in Pueblo, Brush, Grand Junction, and Denver. Any staff who work on the PLAR are encouraged to attend. The Pueblo, Brush, and Grand Junction workshops will focus on strategies for addressing the challenges that small and rural libraries face when collecting and reporting PLAR data, whereas the Denver workshop will have more of an urban/suburban library focus. However, staff are welcome to attend whichever workshop is most convenient for them. Learn more.
Open Doors: Reaching Under-served Populations – February 28, 2019. As librarians, providing equitable access to all patrons should be a top priority. The patrons visiting our libraries should reflect the diversity of the communities we live in. Unfortunately, there are many populations that go under-served. How can we broaden our reach to better serve all our community? Join Amigos Library Services online conference, where they will explore methods and best practices for reaching an important part of your community.
Free Webinars from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine
- From Movies to Meals: Senior Services and Spaces at Your Local Library Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019 – 12 CT Register Libraries often are the de facto senior centers of our growing – and aging – communities. The Marion Public Library embraces this role through program design, community feedback, and strategic partnerships. In addition to “traditional” library programming, the library works to meet the nutritional and social needs of seniors through twice-weekly congregate meals as well as a monthly mobile food pantry visit.
- Establishing a Health Information Literacy Partnership with a Local Public Library Thursday, Jan 10, 2019 – 1 CT Register Hear about the successes and challenges of pursuing public library partnerships at the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine Library in the metro Detroit area. This webinar will share the journey of establishing a partnership with Auburn Hills Public Library including how to create interdisciplinary collaborations and determine pilot programs as well as the lessons learned and future directions of the partnership.
- Trusted Health Resources for Parents and Caregivers Friday, Jan 25, 2019 – 2 CT Register More and more people search for health information online. Often, they are searching for health information for children or a loved one, yet they do not know where to look for quality health information or how to evaluate the information they find. Using a life course perspective, participants will learn about specific trusted consumer health resources to use with their patrons. Participants will also learn tips and tricks for conducting consumer health reference interviews.
- Trusted Health Resources for Parents and Caregivers Jan 25, 2019 1-2PM MT / 2-3PM CT Register More and more people search for health information online. Often, they are searching for health information for children or a loved one, yet they do not know where to look for quality health information or how to evaluate the information they find. Using a life course perspective, participants will learn about specific trusted consumer health resources to use with their patrons. Participants will also learn tips and tricks for conducting consumer health reference interviews.
Upcoming CSL in Session – Do you speak possibility? Thursday January 17, 2019 from 12 – 1 PM MT. Based on “The Art of Possibility” by Benjamin Zander and Rosamund Stone Zander and using examples from fields as diverse as classical music and early childhood, this presentation will focus on the ability to “speak possibility” as a crucial skill for all leaders i.e., anyone – regardless of position on the organizational chart – to cultivate. No registration is required! The session will be offered via Adobe Connect. You can access the classroom via the CSL in Session website.
CLiC Spring Workshops: Brings in-person continuing education to your part of the state. The dates and locations for 2019 are:
- Grand Junction: March 21 & 22 @ Colorado Mesa University.
- Fort Morgan: March 29 @ Fort Morgan High School
- Pueblo: April 15 & 16 @ CSU-Pueblo
What’s New at the Colorado State Library
State Librarian in the House!
We are super excited to welcome our new Assistant Commissioner/State Librarian – Nicolle Davies! Nicolle comes to the State Library from Charleston, South Carolina, but many of you will know her from her work as Executive Director with the Arapahoe Library District. We are delighted that she chose to come back to Colorado and the Colorado library community. Look for Nicolle at library events around the state, and be sure to say “hello”.
CHNC New Content Support Program
The Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC) is excited to announce that the 2019 program to support the addition of new historic news in the CHNC is now open for applications. The Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection New Content Support Program for newspaper digitization is designed to help cultural heritage organizations across our state increase online access to historic community news through the CHNC. We want to help local communities include their historic stories to the larger Colorado digital newspaper footprint. Last year we were able to assist 12 Colorado cultural heritage institutions to add content from more than 45 historic newspaper titles. For more information, click here.
Colorado Virtual Library Blog:
- Storybird – Bag of Tricks
- Learning Edge December 2018 #2
- Jump Start Your New Year with the Book Club Resource!
- IFTTT – Bag of Tricks
- Digital Primary Sources
- Free Continuing Education Opportunities for January 2019
- Do you speak possibility? – Upcoming CSL in Session
- “Father” John Lewis Dyer: The Snowshoe Itinerant
- Start Up a U/X Café at Your Library
- Learning Edge January 2019 #1
- New Year, New Newspaper Support Program
- Registration is open for the Public Library Annual Report Workshops
- Topics in History: The Lake County War
Colorado State Publications Blog:
- Who’s Moving Into and Out of Colorado?
- Time Machine Tuesday: Denver’s First Christmas
- Family Literacy Resources
- Transportation Network Companies
- Colorado Crime Statics
- Business Identity Theft
- Coloradans and Tobacco
- 2019 Legislative Session Begins Today
- Governor’s Inauguration
- Time Machine Tuesday: Colorado a Century Ago
- New Report on Youth Suicide Prevention
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