Summer: It's Not Just for Kids Anymore

School will soon be out and the Denver Public Library Summer of Reading program will be starting. Our libraries will be hosting hundreds of programs and activities for kids and teens, as well as offering incentive prizes to keep children active, engaged and reading all summer. But what about adults? Do not fear! You have not been forgotten. Adult and Family programming continues unabated throughout the summer with a wide variety of options. Learn how to pickle your homegrown produce, go on a birding walk, design a board game, or try tai chi or yoga. Socialize. Learn something new. Keep reading. Here is a small sampling of what’s in store for June:

Basic Herbs for a Kitchen Garden
Saturday, June 4, 2 p.m. @ Montbello
Learn how to grow a basic herb garden to use with your favorite recipes. Enjoy hands on gardening activity and take your herb pot home to use in your own kitchen.

Basic Digital Photography
Saturday, June 11, 2-3:30 p.m. @ Virginia Village
Learn how to use your digital camera from the ground up - inserting memory card and batteries, basic settings, taking pictures and tips and tricks for shooting your best photographs. Bring your camera. Space is limited. Program deals with digital cameras only, not smartphone cameras.

Active Minds: Renewable Energy
Thursday, June 23, 6:45 p.m. @ Sam Gary
Energy from renewable sources (solar, wind, geothermal, hydro, etc.) is an important part of the future of energy in the U.S. and the world. The issues are complex, involving technical challenges, economic issues and environmental, political and social factors. We’ll survey the current state of renewable energy and look at the various forces that will influence how these resources evolve in the future.

Saturday, June 25, 1 p.m. @ Hadley
Learn tips and secrets to extreme savings from authorized couponing instructor, Erin Lamberte. You will find out secrets the pros use to slash your grocery bill by hundreds of dollars a month and it takes just a few hours a week. Sign up at

Written by Valarie on May 24, 2016

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