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Delicious Autumn

Time To Snuggle Up With A Book Or Three

By Becky Corning

Librarian, Pauline Robinson Branch

Apple picking, hayrides, pumpkin drinks. Fall is in the air! With the leaves just beginning to change, it’s the perfect time to snuggle up with your favorite child and share some fall stories.

Following are a few favorite fall picture books:

It’s Fall! By Linda Glaser: This is the first in a four-book series celebrating the seasons and includes activities.

Mouse’s First Fall by Lauren Thompson: Beloved children’s character Mouse joins his friend Minka in exploring leaves of all colors, shapes and sizes.

Tap the Magic Tree by Christie Matheson: Children can interact with this book by tapping, shaking and wiggling the pages to help a tree change through the seasons.

Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins by James Dean: Who better to sing the pumpkin song than the mellow blue cat with the colorful sneakers?

In the Middle of Fall by Kevin Henkes, illustrated by Laura Dronzek: The pair who brought us Birds and When Spring Comes have come up with another charming story about the sights, smells and tastes of fall.

Fall Mixed Up by Bob Raczka and Chad Cameron: Kids can find the mistakes in the pictures and sentences like “Every Septober, Every Octember, Fall fills my senses with scenes to remember.”

Awesome Autumn by Bruce Goldstone: This book will amaze children with factual information about fall, along with beautiful color photographs.

October programs – Pauline Robinson Branch Library

Tech Help Appointments | Mondays and Tuesdays, noon-1 p.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, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, 10:30 a.m.

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

Saturday Storytime | Saturday, Oct. 7, 10:30 a.m.

Stories, songs, rhymes and fun for everyone.

Halloween Party | Friday, Oct. 27, 3 p.m.

As Halloween comes once a year, so it’s time to bring out your ghouliness and most creative costumes. Activities, contests and treats will be provided.

The Pauline Robinson Book Club | Saturday, Oct. 28, noon

This month’s selection: Born a Crime: Stories of a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah. Drop-ins are welcome.

October programs – Park Hill Branch Library

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.

Magic Club | Monday, Oct. 2 and Monday, Oct. 16, 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 ages 10-17.

Origami for Seniors | Tuesday, Oct. 10, 4 p.m.

Benefit from the tranquil art of paper folding and take away some beautiful items you’ve created from single sheets of paper.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB) | Tuesday, Oct. 10 and Tuesday, Oct. 24, 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 13-18.

Best Urban Hikes: Denver with Author Chris Englert | Wednesday, Oct. 11, 6:30 p.m.

Chris Englert has hiked all of Denver’s major trails and has led urban hikes in all 78 Denver neighborhoods. When all you want to do is lace up your shoes and get on a trail, these routes are Denver’s best urban hikes, taking you through 30 local nature areas – many just a few minutes’ drive from home. A natural storyteller, she invites you along as she explores the world, one walk at a time.

Divided Plant Exchange | Saturday, Oct. 14, 12 p.m.

Bring divisions of your plants and take home some new ones.

The 100 Most Revolutionary Discoveries in Geography that Changed Our World with Author Joseph Kerski | Saturday, Oct. 14, 2:30 p.m.

How many times this week have you used your smartphone for directions on a map? Rather than about memorizing state capitals or the imports and exports of Peru, geography is about investigating our world and building a more sustainable planet. Join geographer Joseph Kerski as we explore the 100 discoveries that have revolutionized geography and our world.

Kids’ Book Club | Tuesday, Oct. 17, 3:30 p.m.

Over My Dead Body by Kate Klise. Activity: Transparent ghostly bookmarks.

House Histories with Historic Denver | Tuesday, Oct. 17, 6:30 p.m.

Learn about historic preservation and designation in Park Hill with Historic Denver and how you can discover the history of your house at the library.

The Lost Creek String Band | Wednesday, Oct. 18, 6:30 p.m.

The musicians formerly known as the Stapleton String Band combine the melodic tones of the mandolin, banjo, guitar, ukulele and violin in a repertoire that spans everything from folk and bluegrass to acoustic rock.

Tween Book Club | Thursday, Oct. 19, 4:30 p.m.

Found (The Missing) by Margaret Peterson Haddix. Activity: Create an airplane.

After Hours Hide-and-Seek | Friday, Oct. 20, 6-8 p.m.

Have you ever wanted to play hide-and-seek in the library? Join us after the library closes for pizza and hide-and-seek (with glowsticks). Wear your Halloween costume if you wish. Ideal for ages 12-17. *Registration and a permission slip are required, contact the Park Hill library for details.

No Strings Attached Book Chat | Saturday, Oct. 21, 11 a.m.

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

Choir for the Tone Deaf | Tuesday, Oct. 24 and Tuesday, Oct. 31, 4 p.m.

Open to all vocally challenged individuals who long to overcome inhibitions or shame in order to warble in public. Learn the basics on how to sing by understanding your instrument better, breathing and how to reconnect with the joy of singing.

Foodie Book Buzz | Wednesday, Oct. 25, 6:30 p.m.

Whether you’re looking for inspiration for the coming holidays or are a new cook ready to take on challenges in the kitchen, you’ll want to hear resident DPL foodies booktalk the best new cookbooks coming out this fall and winter. Need gift-giving ideas? We’ll have those too.

Shrinky Key Chains | Thursday, Oct. 26, 3 p.m.

Experience the fun and excitement of designing a keychain with shrinky plastic. If you can draw it, we can shrink it.

Park Hill Underground Comedy Club: James Draper | Thursday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m.

James Draper is a Denver-based comedian who has had the pleasure of opening for Maria Bamford and Tig Notaro, and was voted funniest person in Oklahoma City in 2012. Chuckle at his witty one-liners in our underground, after-hours comedy club. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Eighteen and over only due to adult content.

Coloring for Grown Ups | Saturday, Oct. 28, 3:30 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.

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