International Games Day

Fun Games and Gaming
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Join us to celebrate International Games Day @ your library! We’ll have a variety of classic board games set up, including Scrabble, Sorry!, Uno, and Chess. The event will run until 5:30 p.m.- feel free to drop in at any point. Visit to see what other branches have planned during the week of November 8-15.

Author Talk with Gary Karton

Books Authors and Writing
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
B2 Conference Center

Meet and visit with the author of The Last Akaway as he shares his personal experience with dyslexia and his inspiration for this fantasy adventure. An Akaway is a rare and magical creature that connects you to your spirit animal. Once you've connected, you have all the special powers that your spirit animal possesses. But those powers are in serious jeopardy!

Also learn about Denver Public Library's Summer of Reading program. Read or listen to books and earn prizes.

YES! Top Secrets

Life Skills
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
B2 Conference Center

Free community workshop by Learning Ally. Your YES! Ambassadors have secrets to help you stay motivated, positive and refocused for the 2nd half of the school year. This information is TOP SECRET, but since you are YES! members, you have special clearance! We will also be sharing some anti-bullying and self-defense tips from a world champion black belt. Students can then head off for some fun with their Ambassador leader to enjoy the Denver Art Museum, Colorado History Museum or ideaLAB.

Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta: Music for Growing Families

Performance and Presentations
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us at 11 a.m. on the first Saturday of every month for family programming at the Sam Gary Branch Library!

This month we welcome award-winning songwriter Katherine Dines and her Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta music, for some toe-tapping, hand-clapping, knee-slapping musical fun!

Children and adults alike will delight in this creative mix of story songs, sing-alongs, sign language, movement, zany props, global instruments, and more.

Before Hours Computer Gaming Party / Fiesta de videojuegos antes de horas

Fun Games and Gaming
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Play on Green Valley Ranch Library Computers BEFORE the Library opens. Play games, play tag, and eat pizza! For ages 9-18. Registration and permission slips required. See Library staff for details. Limit 35 so register and get your permission slips in ASAP!

Blooming Readers (4th-5th Grade Book Club)

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Books Authors and Writing
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Book: The Strange Case of Origami Yoda
Author: Tom Angleberger
Activity: origami
Light Snack Provided


Life Skills
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

NOTICE: Short Plaza today, as we are welcoming a professional artist at 5:30 to share her medium with us, the art of sculpture.

A program for all ages to work towards personal goals using FREE community resources and support. Come meet people and see something new for work or home each time! We will help you search for work on the internet, create or modify your resumé, learn a language, study for the GED or any other test, do homework, practice computer skills, and/or research health topics. Children may do homework, play with our toys, use the children's computers, or read.

Found Object Sculpture: Art Workshop with Simone Maxwell

Arts and Crafts
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Simone Maxwell, a talented Art Students League of Denver faculty member, will offer adults, parents, and children a demonstration of sculpture made from found objects. These workshops are an excellent way for the community to meet local artists and gain insight into their success. Take advantage of this great opportunity to observe artists that will inspire you to tackle your own challenges and obstacles with your own goals while creating your own art. Free materials are available throughout the month for use.

Holiday Painted Ball Ornaments

Arts and Crafts
2:00 pm
Community Room - basement

Make colorful holiday ornaments with Denver Craft Ninjas! With a little paint and some enthusiastic kiddos, you can create bright Christmas balls that are handmade and unique.
Good for ages 7 and up with a parent. Registration is required.

Eugene Field Craft Club: Puff Paint Skulls

Arts and Crafts
4:30 pm - 5:15 pm

Design and decorate Puff Paint Skulls with us! This program is for ages 7-12 and is open to the first 15 participants.

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