Bob Ragland Branch Library Grand Opening Celebration and Picnic with Friends

Program Description

Event Details

Celebrate with us the dedication of the library’s newest location, the Bob Ragland Branch Library, and a free outdoor festival called Picnic with Friends. Both will take place Saturday, June 4, at ArtPark Community Hub. Free, family-friendly programs and activities, including storytelling, children’s musical performances, face-painting, family yoga, an artist spotlight, food trucks and a pop-up used book sale, will take place both inside the branch and outside in the park.  

10:00 a.m. to 11 a.m.: - Qi Gong with Kandi
Guided movement and breathing exercises to balance the body's energy and strengthen muscles

11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.: Branch Dedication
Join us as we dedicate our newest Branch Library and honor its namesake - Mr. Bob Ragland. 

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Picnic with Friends

  • DPL Summer of Adventure registration 
  • Pop-up children's used book sale 
  • Storytime with DPL librarians 
  • Children’s musical performances by Tiny Mule
  • Face-painting
  • Family photo booth
  • Arts and crafts
  • Food trucks
  • Sponsored by Mile High United Way, Zeppelin, Zing Credit Union, Alpine Bank and Colorado Parent Magazine

1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.: Artist Spotlight w/ Selah V.- Come join us as we explore the connections between intuitive painting, mindfulness meditation, and community. Participants will learn how to combine abstract painting and drawing skills with mindfulness meditation techniques. Acrylic paint, pastels, paper, and canvas will be the primary media for this course.

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Family Yoga w/ Bev Grant -Experience a fun approach to mindfulness, movement, and self awareness with the whole family. Participants will receive a guide to music and postures you can try with your family at home after the event!

Sign language interpreters and real-time captioning via CART are available upon request with notice of three business days to SignLanguageServices@denvergov.org or 720-913-8487. For other public accommodation requests or concerns related to a disability: DisabilityAccess@denvergov.org.

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