In a recent blog post, Michele Haiken, a middle school teacher in Rye, New York, shared a personal story about teen suicide, explored often missed warning signs that a teen might be suicidal, and then listed what she considers the best young adult books on the topic. Her blog post is moving and important, and I recommend it to anyone wanting to know more about teen suicide.
Have you ever tried to make your own board game? Ever wondered what it takes to design a game that people actually want to play? Well, ideaLAB’s newest maker-in-Residence, Shawn Bowman, aims to get you playing, hacking, making, and thinking about games and the cultures that surround them.
At my child's last medical appointment, our doctor expressed surprise that my child was reading while she waited for him. She wasn't misbehaving or bored or annoyed. She wasn't zoned out looking at a screen. She was immersed in the story, her brain and imagination completely engaged.
“It’s so nice to see a child reading,” he said, a little sadly. “No one reads books anymore.”
If you have lived in Colorado for very long you know that you don’t want to start planting anything until the end of May - those spring snow storms can wipe out all of your efforts! To get your green thumb warmed up, your libraries are offering a wide array of gardening programs this month. There are programs for all ages, so let’s get planting!
Forty years ago, a Denver teenager with a passion for stained glass began scouring demolition sites to retrieve artistic treasures from the rubble and repair them into expressions of art and beauty. These forays led Eron Johnson on a lifetime and worldwide journey of collecting and selling antiques and renovating dilapidated spaces around the city.
Next Tuesday evening, the Central Library will be hosting "What's In Your Water," a panel discussion with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and Denver Water. There will even be a tap versus bottled water taste test!!
Here's a quiz to whet your appetite before coming to wet your whistle! Good luck!
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, about how many gallons per day (Mgal/d) of water was withdrawn for use in the United States in 2010?