Life Skills

Guatemala by Chicken Bus

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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In the fall of 2008 and spring of 2009, local librarian Anna Winkel spent 8 months traveling, studying, and volunteering in Guatemala. Join her for a travel slide show. Journey by chicken bus from the old capital city of Antigua to the shores of Lago Atitlan to the mountains of Alta Verapaz. Bring your questions about where to go, what to see, and how to get around--by chicken bus or otherwise! Food samples included!

Canning: Preserve Your Garden's Bounty

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3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

College biology professor Rhonda Hattar will teach you the fundamentals of canning your garden vegetables for eating and enjoying through the winter and spring. www.denverurbanhomesteading.com

Guatemala by Chicken Bus

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Life Skills
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In the fall of 2008 and spring of 2009, local librarian Anna Winkel spent 8 months traveling, studying, and volunteering in Guatemala. Join her for a travel slide show. Journey by chicken bus from the old capital city of Antigua to the shores of Lago Atitlan to the mountains of Alta Verapaz. Bring your questions about where to go, what to see, and how to get around--by chicken bus or otherwise! Food samples included!

Taoist Meditation

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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

During meditation we quiet the mind and body, turn the 5 senses inward, and come into stillness. This class will introduce basic methods of sitting, quieting the mind, focusing the breath, and finding stillness. Basic Taoist theory of meditation and the concepts of Jing, Qi, and Shen, the three treasures of the human body, will also be introduced.

Travel Like a Flight Attendant

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6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join former flight attendant James Rogers as he shares insider tips, advice, and travel stories. James is a librarian in Western History Genealogy at DPL and has a passion for travel and history.

Academic Fitness for Fall

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6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Barbara Vande Berg, Education Specialist licensed in Colorado with endorsements in K-8 and Special Education ages 5-21, for an informational and inspirational evening on how to help your child stay academically fit for school. She will present and address questions regarding the spectrum of special needs seen in our schools today ranging from Sensory Processing Disorder to AD(H)D to Twice Exceptional and Gifted.

Bicycle Commuting

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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Dust off that bicycle languishing in your garage! Come learn & share tips & techniques for commuting to work or school on your bike! Learn how to be safe, find the best route to take, and have tons of fun, all while becoming healthy, wealthy, and wise! By riding your bike, you help the environment, keep yourself fit, and save money on gas! Explore a new, fun way to exercise all year long!

Grow Food Not Grass: Eat Your Yard

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1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Two years ago, librarian Jennifer Miera took the daring step of converting her front lawn into a kitchen garden. Her little urban homestead produces an abundance of organic food every year. You might think gardening is over for the season, but autumn is the perfect time to plan and prepare a new garden site for next year. Worried what the neighbors might think? How do you kill your grass? What should you grow? Come learn how to convert your lawn into glorious, abundant veggies, herbs, and flowers.

Social Security and Retirement: What You Need to Know

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1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Have questions about your future Social Security benefits? Social Security representative Mike Baksa will discuss important aspects of Social Security including: How can I estimate my Social Security retirement benefits? Is there a "best age" to start receiving benefits? Can I work and receive benefits? Also, a representative of Waddell and Reed Financial Advisers will be available to show you what to do now to avoid overpaying taxes and protect yourself against inflation and medical expenses during retirement. Light snacks provided. Bring questions!

Social Security and Retirement: What You Need to Know

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Life Skills
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Have questions about your future Social Security benefits? Social Security representative Mike Baksa will discuss important aspects of Social Security including: How can I estimate my Social Security retirement benefits? Is there a "best age" to start receiving benefits? Can I work and receive benefits? Also, a representative of Waddell and Reed Financial Advisers will be available to show you what to do now to avoid overpaying taxes and protect yourself against inflation and medical expenses during retirement. Light snacks provided. Bring questions!

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