Friday Grab Bag, April 27, 2018


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!

Express Yourself

Tweens and teens are invited to Poudre River Public Library District’s Friday Fandom Club: Dance, Dance, Dance. Armando Silva will be teaching hip hop and latin dance moves on April 27 from 4:00 to 5:30 at the Old Town Library.

Watch a teaser performance of the Mines Little Theater musical, The Addams Family, April 27 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm at the Arthur Lakes Library. This is the season finale of their Concerts in the Library series.

All readers are welcome to take part in a reading of Shakespeare’s All’s Well that Ends Well — no acting required! Anythink Huron Street is hosting Shakespeare Society: Pizza and a Play on May 1 and May 8 at 6:00 pm.

Join Boulder Public Library for their first all-ages storytime and sing-along, a new series that will occur the first Saturday of the month from 3:00 to 4:00 pm at the Reynolds Branch. The Saturday Singalong on May 5 will feature the songs of Bob Dylan.

Lamar Public Library is partnering with the Trailblazer Theatre Company to offer an acting workshop, May 12 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.

Small Business Support

As part of their Small Business Series, Broomfield Library is partnering with SBDC and Access Broomfield Chamber to offer Building a Hardworking Website, May 23 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. This interactive session will help small business owners and nonprofits build and optimize their websites. Registration required.

Douglas County Libraries is hosting Business Start-Up Basics, April 30 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the Castle Rock branch. Participants will learn about the components of a profitable business, including financing and business plans. Register online.

FACTORY Lunch & Learn is a business series from Mesa County Libraries hosted at Factory Coworking. Join MCL and speaker Eric Payne of Venture Advocates on May 2 at 11:30 for What’s Your Business Worth?, a discussion of how to position your business for a maximum valuation. Registration is preferred.

Libraries in the News

CBS4 Denver reports that the City of Denver is trying to reach more small business owners by putting resources and services in Denver area libraries. Full story.

What’s New at the Colorado State Library

CSL Share & Learn: Glenwood Springs

CSL Share & Learn: Glenwood Springs has been cancelled due to low enrollment. We hope to see you at a future professional learning event.

Learning Opportunities

Registration will open on May 2 for Successful Supervision Workshops with Pat Wagner, June 19 & 20 in Rifle. Learn more.

CSL in Session, Face-to-Face: Creating Constructive Conversations within our Communities, with Rebecca Strein. 5/24/18, 12-1 pm. This webinar is free; no registration required.

Are you looking for professional learning events in Colorado? The Library Learning & Creation Center maintains a calendar of opportunities.

Growing Readers Together

Read the latest post from Growing Readers Together, The 5 Early Literacy Practices: Talk.

Colorado State Library Publications Blog

#GetToKnowCSL

Learn more about CSL staff in our weekly social media campaign on Facebook and Twitter. This week’s staff member is Babi Hammond, Digital Experience Consultant. Babi wants to help libraries improve their user research and web design. He’s currently redesigning ColoradoVirtualLibrary.org.


This post is part of the Spotlight on Sharing initiative, which aims to increase the visibility of resource sharing in Colorado libraries. Do you have a story from your library to share? Email Amy Hitchner, ahitchner@coloradovirtuallibrary.org. Also, be sure to follow Colorado State Library on Twitter and Facebook.

Amy Hitchner

Amy Hitchner

Statewide Collaborative Programming Coordinator at Colorado State Library
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