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This Month at the Library

Pauline Robinson Branch Events

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, Dec. 5, 12, 19, 10:30 a.m.

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

Equity in Schools: We PHNEEd to Talk | Saturday, Dec. 8, 10 a.m.

Park Hill Neighbors for Equity in Education (PHNEE) invites you to a discussion of how to use stakeholder power to improve equity in schools. Join this series of conversations about diversity, equity and inclusion in education.

The Pauline Robinson Book Club | Saturday, Dec. 22, noon

This month’s selection: We’re Going to Need More Wine by Gabrielle Union. Please call the branch at 720-865-0290 for meeting location.

Snowman Box | Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2 p.m.

Decorate a snowman box to store tiny treasures

Gingerbread Houses with the Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys | Thursday, Dec. 27, 2 p.m.

Combine graham crackers, candy and icing to create a special holiday treat. This workshop is designed for children and adults to create together.

Kwanzaa | Friday, Dec. 28, 2 p.m.

Learn about and celebrate Kwanzaa, a cross cultural celebration honoring the African first fruit harvest tradition and promotes universal values of unity, purpose and creativity. Then join Craftsman and Apprentice in this one-hour workshop, each participant will sand, assemble and paint or stain their own wooden kinara to take home.

Park Hill Branch 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 & 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.

Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear: The Objectification of Women | Saturday, Dec. 1, 2:30 p.m.

Tomi-Ann Roberts is professor of psychology at Colorado College. Coming out recently as part of the #metoo movement with her experience of being sexually harassed by Harvey Weinstein when she was a college student has given her a platform to share widely her research on the consequences of the sexualization and objectification of girls and women.

Play & Explore | Monday, Dec. 3, 10 – 11:45 a.m.

Play with us! Family members and caregivers are a child’s first playmates and teachers. Engage your child in play activities that can help build creativity, coordination, and problem solving, strengthen muscles, increase social skills and encourage early earning. Ideal for ages 12 months to 5 years (accompanied by an adult).

This is Palestine: Flying Paper Film and Discussion |Wednesday, Dec. 5, 6:30 p.m.

Flying Paper tells the uplifting story of resilient Palestinian youth in the Gaza Strip on a quest to shatter the Guinness World Record for the most kites ever flown. Stay for a discussion and dance performance following the film.

A Very Shelvis Holiday | Sat, Dec 8, 2:30 p.m.

Lori “Shelvis” Muha transforms into the rock and roll superstar Elvis. Her tribute performance of Elvis gets the audience dancing and singing, and you are guaranteed to leave with a smile and a jinglebell in your step.

Magic Club | Monday, Dec. 10, 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. *No Gathering Monday, Dec. 24.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB) I Tuesday, Dec. 11, 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. *No meeting Tuesday, Dec. 25.

Healthy Joints | Friday, Dec. 14, 4 p.m.

The mind is willing and the body can be too! Learn about common joint issues that come with age and how to be proactive to prevent of injury with Rupert P. Galvez, DO.

No Strings Attached Book Chat | Sat, Dec. 15, 11 a.m.

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

Gingerbread Duck Houses | Sat, Dec 15, 3 p.m.

Design a graham cracker house for a gingerbread duck. Ideal for ages 4 and up accompanied by an adult.

Kids’ Book Club | Tuesday, Dec. 18, 3:30 p.m.

Book: Stink and the World’s Worst Super-Stinky Sneakers. Activity: Decorate sneaker keychain and snack on stinky cheese and crackers.

Ideal for ages 6 to 9.

Tween Book Club | Thursday, Dec. 20, 4:30 p.m.

Bingo for Books! Play bingo and win books for prizes!

Ideal for grades 4 and up.

Underground Comedy Club: Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald Thursday, Dec. 20, 7 p.m.

With a background that ranges from numerous tours as a bouncer with The Rolling Stones, a 25-year career in veterinary medicine (including eleven seasons on the popular Animal Planet television series Emergency Vets), and over 20-years of performing as a professional stand-up comedian, Kevin Fitzgerald is a true renaissance man. Local comedian Jacob Rupp, fresh from his monthly show New Money in Boulder, will kick the laughs off as the featured opener. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Eighteen and over only due to adult content.

High Flying Science Adventure I Thursday, Dec. 27, 3 p.m.

Join Captain Vic for some exciting and educational fun as we learn about a gas that is 141 degrees colder than an ice cube. Explore bubbles as you learn how to blow a bubble bigger than your head using just a piece of paper. All this and more during our high-flying science adventure. Ideal for ages 5 to 11.

New Year’s Noon Party I Monday, Dec. 31, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Kids and their grown-ups are invited to celebrate New Year’s Eve with crafts and fun as we countdown to noon with a balloon drop! Ideal for ages 2 and up. Extra fun: Celebrate the New Year on your face. We will have two professional face painters so the kids can sport some cheek art to celebrate the New Year. Face painting hours from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m..

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