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LyndaLibrary Provides Hands-On Instruction From Animation To WordPress


By Becky Corning, Librarian, Pauline Robinson Branch

LyndaLibrary offers a variety of instructional videos for professional development in categories, including 3D and animation, design, photography and marketing. Access is free with your Denver Public Library card.

LyndaLibrary is a great tool for learning new technology, software, creative and business skills. And, it’s free with your library card.

LyndaLibrary offers a wide variety of instructional videos for professional development in categories such as 3D and animation, design, photography and marketing. Courses are self-paced and taught by recognized industry experts.

Users can follow learning paths, such as “Become a Cloud Developer” or “Become a Digital Illustrator,” or search for specific software or skills to learn.

The top 10 most popular courses recently chosen by Denver Public Library customers include:

1. HTML Essential Training

2. Photoshop CC 2017 One-on-One: Fundamentals

3. Programming Foundations: Fundamentals

4. JavaScript Essential Training

5. InDesign CC 2017 Essential Training

6. SQL Essential Training

7. SharePoint Online Essential Training

8. WordPress Essential Training

9. Web Development Foundations: Full-Stack vs Front-End

10. Photography Foundations: Exposure

To find LyndaLibrary, click on the Research Tab on, click Databases A-Z, choose “L,” and scroll down to LyndaLibrary. You will need your library card number to log in. Check it out; I think you will like what you find!

Pauline Robinson Branch Library – August Programs

Tech Help One-on-One | Mondays and Tuesdays, noon-1p.m.

Get technology assistance from one of our in-house experts on your own device or a public computer. Learn the basics, such as email, social networking, word processing and eMedia. Call the library at 720-865-0290 to schedule an appointment for Monday or Tuesday.

Preschool Storytime | Wednesdays, Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30, 10:30 a.m.

Stories, songs, rhymes and fun for 3-5 year olds and their parents or caregivers.

Denver Days Launch Party | Friday, Aug. 4, 3 – 5:45 p.m.

As part of Denver Days, we will host a community party with live music, games and prizes.

Loco-Motion: The Science and Circus Arts Show | Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2 p.m.

Peter Davison, a national juggling champion, presents juggling, unicycling, balancing, acrobatics, clowning and more, while teaching the science behind the artistry. Fun for all ages.

Ukulele for Kids with Swallow Hill | Thursday, Aug. 10, 2 p.m.

Ukulele is the perfect instrument for kids to explore the world of music. It’s small, easy to carry, easy on the fingers, and simple to start with. Kids will learn a couple chords and some simple, singable songs. Ukuleles and instruction provided by Swallow Hill Music. Open to K-5th graders. Limited to 20 participants, come in to the library to sign up. Or call 720-865-0290 to register.

Last Day to Pick Up Summer of Adventure Prizes | Saturday, Aug. 12, 10:30 a.m.

Be sure to pick up your summer reading prizes if you haven’t already done so!

Saturday Storytime: Creative Movement with Colorado Ballet | Saturday, Aug. 26, 10:30 a.m.

Kids will learn about a variety of dance concepts, such as size, balance, rhythm, levels, shapes, and energy. The class will develop spatial awareness, problem solving, and strengthening of the body and brain. Ideal for preschool to early elementary age. Limited to 25 participants, so come early.

The Pauline Robinson Book Club | Saturday, Aug. 26, noon.

This month’s selection: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. Drop-ins are welcome.

Park Hill Branch – August Events

All Ages Storytime | Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

Stories, songs, rhymes and fun for children of all ages and their parents or caregivers. Craft activity immediately follows the program.

Baby Storytime | Thursdays and Fridays at 11:15 a.m.

Stories, songs, rhymes and fun for babies ages 0-18 months and their caregivers. Play and social time immediately follow the program.

Toddler Storytime | Fridays at 10:30 a.m.

Stories, songs, rhymes and fun for toddlers ages 18-36 months and their caregivers.

Go Ask Frances | Tuesday, August 1, Tuesday, Aug. 8 and Tuesday Aug. 15, 4 p.m.

Looking for something fantastic (and possibly unexpected) to read? Go ask Frances — she’s got impeccable taste! Ideal for grades 6-12.

Special Effects Makeup | Tuesday, Aug. 1, 6-8 p.m.

Learn techniques to create special effects from professional makeup artist Emiko Martinez, owner of Face Nectar Colorado. Ideal for grades 6-12. Up to 15 participants, so come early.

Bio Builders with Denver Zoo | Wednesday, Aug. 2, 3 p.m.

Nature is the original architect providing the building blocks for survival. Meet some constructive critters and learn how they use the materials nature provides to build their habitats.

AP Book Club | Thursday, Aug. 3, 4 p.m.

This is a summer book club for high school AP English students, led by a high school AP English student. Compare reading lists, compare notes, share perspectives, and order your books through the library. *This is the final meeting.

BINGO for Books | Friday, Aug. 4, 3 p.m.

Play BINGO and win books! Great fun for the whole family — kids, teens and adults can play. We will have animal bingo cards for the younger children and traditional bingo cards for everyone else. All participants will receive one card to play. Bringing a gently used book to share gives you an additional bingo card to increase your chance of winning. Remaining books will be donated to the Denver Public Library Friends Foundation.

with Author Chip Colwell | Saturday, Aug. 5, 2:30 p.m.

Who owns the past, including sacred objects and remains? Chip Colwell, Senior Curator of Anthropology at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, will reveal why repatriation laws have become an imperfect but necessary tool to resolve the collision of worldview between scientists and Native Americans – to decide the nature of the sacred and the destiny of souls.

Magic Club | Monday, Aug. 7 and Monday, Aug. 21, 4:30 p.m.

Do you already play Magic: the Gathering, or are you interested in learning? Stop by two afternoons a month to play and meet other teens. Ideal for grades 6-12.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB) | Tuesday, Aug. 8 and Tuesday, Aug. 22, 6 p.m. 

Join the Park Hill TAB. Help plan events and projects, talk about your favorite books, music, movies and make your opinion count. Plus snacks. Ideal for ages 13 and up.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover Party | Tuesday, Aug. 8, 6:30 p.m.

Wear your pajamas and bring your stuffed animal. You and your stuffed animal will watch a short movie, have a snack and other sleepover party fun. Then tuck your pal in for the night and pick it up the next day to find out the fun that was had after you left.

Denver Days: Ice Cream Social and Volunteer Fair | Saturday, Aug. 12, 1-3 p.m.

Indulge in ice cream with neighbors and donate a nonperishable food item to the Greater Park Hill Community Emergency Food Bank. Also, learn about volunteer opportunities that will deepen your connection with your community.

Kids’ Book Club | Tuesday, Aug. 15, 3:30 p.m.

Star Wars: Jedi Academy by Jeffrey Brown

Activity: pool noodle light saber and Yoda soda

Cool Science with the National Ice Core Laboratory |Wednesday, Aug. 16, 6:30 p.m.

Did you know that the U.S. National Ice Core Laboratory stores, curates, and studies meteoric ice cores recovered from the glaciated regions of the world and is located here in Colorado? We will discuss the logistical side of recovering ice cores from Polar Regions, how they are analyzed, and what they can tell us about past and present climate trends.

Tween Book Club | Thursday, Aug. 17, 4:30 p.m.

The Wild Robot by Peter Brown

Activity: Sphero robot

Coloring for Grown Ups | Saturday, Aug. 19, 2:30 p.m.

Come for a nostalgic hour of coloring, in or outside the lines. Use our supplies to unplug and color your way to serenity.

Find Your Voice Writing Workshop | Tuesday, Aug. 22, 4-6 p.m.

Finding your voice can be one of the most difficult yet empowering things you can do to improve your writing and help your stories come together. Come to this workshop prepared to write, read, discuss, and narrow in on your writing voice. Ideal for those interested in writing memoir, fiction, non-fiction, and essays, and is open to everyone.

No Strings Attached Book Chat I Saturday, Aug. 26, 11 a.m.

Read whatever you want and attend whenever you can. Share a recent read, an old favorite, or anything in between.

Family Mini Golf Night I Saturday, Aug. 26, 5:30-7 p.m.

Play a 9-hole course of mini golf in the library after hours. Golfers are encouraged to sign up for a tee time in advance at 720-865-0250 or by stopping by the library. Walk-ins are welcome and will tee off on a first-come, first-served basis. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

La Pompe Jazz | Wednesday, Aug. 30, 6:30 p.m.

La Pompe Jazz is a Denver-based gypsy jazz group that fuses eclectic American standards with French ballads, burning Django Reinhardt “Hot Club” tunes, and soulful originals. By combining swinging vocals and high-energy instrumentals they are bringing vintage jazz alive for a whole new generation.

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