Sam Gary Library Events

 

Active Minds - Tuskegee Airmen
Thursday, August 8, 1 p.m.
The issue of race in the military extends from colonial times to the present day. Join Active Minds as we explore a chapter of this story from World War II: the Tuskegee Airmen. These groups of African American pilots were the first black military aviators in the U.S. armed forces. We will tell their story of struggle and triumph and bring this issue into a current context.
Knitting Circle
Thursdays, August 8 and 22, 5:30 p.m.
Bring your knitting or crochet project and join other crafters in conversation around the Sam Gary fireplace.
Family Program - Denver Days Community Resource Fair & Ice Cream Social
Friday, August 9, 3:30 p.m.
Come celebrate the end of summer with some ice cream and socializing. Meet organizations that make our community great with games, photo booths, and a scavenger hunt for the kids! Learn about volunteer opportunities and engage with your community!
Financial Empowerment: Financial Planning
Thursday, August 15, 6:30 p.m.
Whether securing an early retirement, owning a business or sending a child to college, investment-driven aspirations are unique from one person to the next. Yet we all experience four distinct financial seasons — accumulation, pre-retirement, retirement and legacy. What season are you in?
Sam Gary Literary Book Club
Sunday, August 18, 2 p.m.
This book club will meet at Sam Gary once a month on Sundays and rotate between fiction, nonfiction, and reader's choice selections! All meetings will take place in the Sam Gary Branch Meeting Room at 2 p.m.
August Title: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
Kindness Club
Wednesday, August 21, 4 p.m.
Join the Kindness Club to meet new friends and neighbors and promote kindness through simple acts. Our inter-generational, all-ages club will focus on kindness to teachers, by making them thank you treats!
Active Minds - Climate Change
Thursday, August 22, 6:30 p.m.
Scientists are predicting a global average temperature increase of 2.5 to 10 degrees over the next century. Likely impacts include more droughts and heatwaves as well as stronger and more frequent hurricanes. Sea levels are predicted to rise 1-4 feet by 2100, submerging vast areas of land. Join Active Minds as we examine the predictions and the politics given the US withdrawal from the Paris climate accord.
Baby Yoga
Friday, August 23, 10:30 a.m.
Join instructor Lania Ross as she shows us how to do yoga with our babies and toddlers.
Family Program - Ukulele Workshop
Sunday, August 25, 2 p.m.
No experience required! Grab your ukulele or borrow one of ours and come “rawk” your way into loving how versatile the ukulele can be in making music and making you happy. We will teach you how to play from standard sheet music, ukulele tablature, and chord charts all at once. You’ll play melodically, you’ll harmonize, you might be swept away and start singing and dancing too. We'll explore tips for buying, tuning, and maintaining your ukulele. You will also be introduced to other community resources to grow your inner rock star.
Advanced Directives Workshop
Monday, August 26, 2 p.m.
The Advance Directives Workshop is a compelling, interactive, learning experience that creatively approaches with poignant storytelling and humor the difficult questions that we all need to answer about our end-of-life healthcare wishes and choices. Attendees will receive all of the information, materials and guidance necessary to complete their Advance Directives for healthcare.
Teen Pizza and Trivia (Grades 6-12)
Thursday, August 29, 5 p.m.
Books! Movies! Television! Videogames! Anime! Fandom! Etc! You’ve been consuming pop culture all your life. Now come to the library and put your knowledge to the test. Compete for fabulous prizes and everlasting glory! You bring the brains and we’ll provide the pizza and soda. Registration Required.
Register at www.denverlibrary.org/events. For more details call 720-865-0325 x4 or
email asksamgarylibrary@denverlibrary.org.
Enhanced Mobility with Denver B-Cycle
Saturday, August 31, 2 p.m.
Learn about Denver B-cycle, which is owned and operated by Denver Bike Sharing, a a 501(c)3 non-profit with the mission of enhancing mobility while promoting all aspects of sustainability: quality of life, equity, the environment, economic development, and public health. The bike share system has 89 stations, 700+ bikes, and is ideal for short trips for residents, commuters, and visitors alike.