Sam Gary Library Events

I am Denver Storytelling Lab

Saturday, October 5, 1 p.m.
Everyone has a story. What’s yours? Your story is personal, unique and important. It might be about your family. Your city. Yourself. Without you, Denver’s story isn’t complete. Please join the City and County of Denver, in partnership with the Denver Public Library, for a FREE workshop with story-inspiring activities and the chance to write and record your I Am Denver story in photo, video or audio. See more at iamdenver.org. Follow us at #IAmDenver
Children's Program - Haunted House Craft
Tuesday, October 8, 4 p.m.
Come and make a spooky haunted house painting!
Community Sing-Along
Wednesday, October 9, 6:30 p.m.
Join us for an intergenerational sing-along with a live band. Enjoy singing just for the fun of it with people of all ages—from birth to 125! If you have an instrument, feel free to bring it and jam along with the band. Funded by the NextFifty Initiative.
Active Minds - Ragtime & the Music of Scott Joplin
Thursday, October 10, 1 p.m.
Join Active Minds for a musical journey into the world of Ragtime and Scott Joplin. We will examine its origins in African American traditions, emergence among Tin Pan Alley tunes, and surge in popularity in the early 20th century. We will also explore some of Joplin's most significant works, from piano rags to other progressive compositions as he paved the way as one of the most successful African American composers of his day. Knitting Circle
Thursdays, October 10 and 24, 5:30 p.m.
Bring your knitting or crochet project and join other crafters in conversation around the Sam Gary fireplace.
Financial Empowerment: Social Security
Thursday, October 10, 6:30 p.m.
Social Security is our country’s single largest federal program and the sole means of support for many retirees. Learn how you can optimize your retirement income needs with Social Security.

Kindness Club
Wednesday, October 16, 4 p.m.
Join the Kindness Club to meet new friends and neighbors and promote kindness through simple acts. Our intergenerational, all-ages club will focus on kindness to strangers by making unexpected kindness rocks for people to find out in the world!

Symbols Past & Present
Saturday, October 19, 6:30 p.m.
Symbols structure our lives in important ways. Come learn about symbols from cave painting to modern advertising, including the history of hate symbols. We will also look at evidence from psychology and how symbols affect us emotionally.

Symbols Past & Present
Saturday, October 19, 6:30 p.m.
Symbols structure our lives in important ways. Come learn about symbols from cave painting to modern advertising, including the history of hate symbols. We will also look at evidence from psychology and how symbols affect us emotionally.
Children's Program - Let’s Build It: Diwali Lanterns
Tuesday, October 22, 4 p.m.
Create a Diwali lantern to celebrate this popular festival of lights in India.
Write and Talk for Teens with Lighthouse Writers (Grades 6-12)
Wednesday, October 23, 4 p.m.
Are you interested in exploring the world of creative writing? Join local author Whitney Gaines to try a new genre or topic each month. We'll try our hands at fiction, poetry, screenwriting, and graphic novels, with plenty of time for freewriting and conversation each month. Registration Required. Register atwww.denverlibrary.org/events. For more details call 720-865-0325 x4 or email asksamgarylibrary@denverlibrary.org.
Active Minds - Colorado Ghost Stories
Thursday, October 24, 6:30 p.m.
Join Active Minds as we tiptoe through the haunted houses and ghoulish graveyards of the area. We will tell the ghost stories associated with the Stanley Hotel, Cheesman Park, the Molly Brown House, and more as we visit the past and the past visits with us a bit.
CLUE: A Teen Murder Mystery Event (Grades 6-12)
Friday, October 25, 4 p.m.
Aspiring detectives are invited to join us after the library closes to the public for a teens only event from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. There's been a murder at the library and it's up to you to solve the mystery. Interview the suspects. Search the library for clues. This a Halloween-themed event. Come dressed in costume and win fabulous prizes! This is an after hours event. Registration required. Register at www.denverlibrary.org/events. For more details call 720-865-0325 x4 or emailasksamgarylibrary@denverlibrary.org.NOTE: Permission slips signed by both the teen and their parent or guardian are required to complete registration. Paper permission slips are available in the library or can be found online at: https://tinyurl.com/sgbpermission.
Family Program - Ukulele Workshop
Saturday, October 26, 2 p.m.
Grab your ukulele or borrow one of ours to join us in an accessible, beginner level workshop. We will teach you how to play from standard sheet music, ukulele tablature, and chord charts all at once. 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.
Children's Program - Alien Academy
Tuesday, October 29, 4 p.m.
Oh no! A UFO has crashed outside Sam Gary Library, and Alan the Alien needs your help! Come learn about space, astronauts, and the universe in your quest to send Alan back to his home planet. You'll even get to design and launch a rocket of your own! Space is limited, first come first serve.