2017 Summer Library Program

Upcoming Summer Library Events!


The Lyons Regional Library Summer Library Program is for everyone! We have events for all ages. Please stop in for more information. Most programs are family programs but we do have some age specific programs. Adult programs are for those age 18 and up, Teen programs are for those entering 6th grade through those entering 12th grade. Kids are those entering kindergarten through those entering 5th grade. Babies are ages four and under.

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Family Events
Teen Events
Adult Events
Ongoing Events
Past Programs and Events

FAMILY EVENTS

Magic Tree House Party and Summer Library Program Kick-off

Come celebrate the arrival of summer with the Library’s Magic Tree House party and Summer Library Program kick off event!

Date: June 3rd

Time: 2-3pm

Location: Lyons Regional Library, 405 Main Street, Lyons.

Open to: Families of all ages;  Adults must stay and play with their children at these events.

STEM Tuesdays at the Library

Bring your family and join us at the Lyons Regional Library for an exploration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)!

Dates and events: 

  • June 6 – Build with Lego, K’NEX, and Contraptions
  • June 13 – Fun with chemistry
  • June 20 – Legos with Playwell (registration required)
  • June 27 – Recycled crafts
  • July 11 – Coding and robots
  • July 18 – Architecture challenges
  • July 25 – Family board games
  • Aug. 1 – Explore space

Time: 3-4pm Every Tuesday

Location: Lyons Regional Library, 405 Main Street, Lyons.

Open to: Families of all ages;  Adults must stay and play with their children at these events.

Learn to solve a Rubix Cube!

Have you ever wondered how cuber’s are able to solve Rubix cubes with ease? Come to the Library and learn their secrets! One lucky participant will win a Rubix cube!

Date: July 1st

Time: 2-3pm

Location: Lyons Regional Library, 405 Main Street, Lyons.

Open to: Families of all ages;  Adults must stay and play with their children at these events.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover for Babies and Kids!

Drop your stuffed animal off at the Library during the day on Friday, August 4th for a sleepover at the library. Pick your stuffed animal up on Saturday, August 5th at 10:30 am at our stuffed animal sleepover storytime!

Dates and times: Drop off during operating hours August 4th, Pick up and storytime August 5th, 10:30 am.

Location: Lyons Regional Library, 405 Main Street, Lyons.

Open to: Families of all ages;  Adults must stay and play with their children at these events.

Teen EVENTS

Henna for Teens

Get inked at the library! Registration required

Date: July 12th

Time: 2-4pm

Location: Lyons Regional Library, 405 Main Street, Lyons.

Open to: Ages 12-18 (those entering 6th grade through those entering 12th grade)


 Dungeons & Dragons For Teens

Join us for an afternoon of exploring ruins, fighting monsters, and discovering magical treasures! All materials provided; just show up and have fun! Ages 12-18 only. 

R.S.V.P. ian@lyonsregionallibrary.com since space is limited (maximum of 8). If you don’t have a chance to R.S.V.P., but would still like to participate, please stop by; there may be room for you!

Ages: 12-18

Next Date: June 10th

Time: 1pm until at 5 pm (when the Library closes)

Location: Lyons Regional Library, 405 Main Street, Lyons

ADULT EVENTS

Plant a Succulent Garden

Date:  Wednesday, June 14th

Time:  6:30 – 8:00 pm

Location:  Lyons Regional Library, 405 Main Street, Lyons

Open to:  Adults only

Board games with Ian

Join the library for a night of playing board games. We’ll have classic and newer board games, a little of something for everyone. Patrons are also free to bring their own selection of games.

Date:  Wednesday, June 21st

Time:  6:30 – 8:00 pm

Location:  Lyons Regional Library, 405 Main Street, Lyons

Open to:  Adults (18+) only!

Bats of the Front Range

Date:  Wednesday, June 28th

Time:  6:30 – 8:00 pm

Location:  Lyons Regional Library, 405 Main Street, Lyons

Open to:  Adults only

Adults-Only LEGOs with Play-Well TEK

Join us for an adults-only evening of tinkering with all the cool gadgets, gears, and gizmos provided by the fine folks of Play-Well TEK.  We’ll take a step back in Lyons history and build a LEGO quarry complete with pulleys, loaders, and mine carts.

Date:  Wednesday, July 12

Time:  6:30 – 8:00 pm

Location:  Lyons Regional Library, 405 Main Street, Lyons

Open to:  Adults only this time!

Should you rent or should you buy?

Date:  Wednesday, July 26th

Time:  6:30 – 8:00 pm

Location:  Lyons Regional Library, 405 Main Street, Lyons

Open to:  Adults (18+)

Lyons Summer Book Club – American Eclipse by David Baron

Help us get the entire town on the same page!  Stop by the Library beginning June 6 to pick up a copy of Boulder’s own David Baron’s new book American Eclipse.  Read your copy then pass it along to your neighbor so he can pass it along to his bartender who can pass it along to…you get the idea!  We’ll meet at the Library on August 9th to discuss the book – just in time for the total solar eclipse on August 21.

Date:  Wednesday, August 9

Time:  6:30 – 8:00 pm

Location:  Lyons Regional Library, 405 Main Street, Lyons

Open to:  Everyone!

ONGOING EVENTS

Word Wednesdays with Kayann Short, Ph.D.

Have a writing project underway or an inspiration that needs nudging? Join other local writers at the Lyons Regional Library on the first Wednesday of each month to discuss projects, share tips, and offer a listening ear. Facilitated by Dr. Kayann Short, award-winning teacher and author of A Bushel’s Worth: An Ecobiography, this informal and free monthly gathering is for anyone with an interest in writing of any flavor.

Dates: 

  • Wednesday, June 7th
  • Wednesday, July 5th
  • Wednesday, August 2nd

Time:Starting at 6:30 pm and ending at 8 pm (when the Library closes).

Location: Lyons Regional Library, 405 Main Street, Lyons.

Open to: All ages and levels of writing experience. 

 NASA Citizen Science!

Stop by the library every Saturday to learn how to become a citizen scientist for NASA. Our Librarians will teach you how to use NASA’s new GLOBE Observer app which will help NASA learn about cloud cover in our area, and the NASA’s Eyes app which will get everyone pumped for the total solar eclipse coming up on August 21st!

Date: Saturdays

Time: During the library’s operating hours

Location: Lyons Regional Library, 405 Main Street, Lyons.

Open to: All ages

Art-4-Art Trading Cards

Come join the Lyons Regional Library and Art-4-Art for some friendly trading of Art Trading Cards (ATC), swapping in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Never been? Don’t know what it is? Come to the library and find out for yourself! All ages welcome. 3rd Saturday of every month

Next Date: May 20th

Time: Starting at 12:30 pm

Location: Lyons Regional Library, 405 Main Street, Lyons.

 Tech Assistance

Want to learn how to use FaceBook? Download a free E-Book? Do research on the Internet? Download Apps? Bring your tech device and tech questions to the Lyons Regional Library, where our staff is available to help! Our Tech Librarian Ian Hawley is available on Tuesdays by appointment, but assistance is available any time of the week by appointment. If you have a group and would like to have group instruction we do that too! All ages are welcome and instruction is without charge.

E-mail info@lyonsregionalibrary.com or call 303-823-5165 for more details or to make an appointment.

Basic Computer Skills Class for Seniors

Lyons Parks and Recreation, in collaboration with the Lyons Regional Library is pleased to offer a basic computer skills class for Seniors at the Lyons Regional Library. This class will give instruction in the basics of e-mail, Facebook, and internet skills.  There is a maximum of five participants for this class so participants must register. Bring your own laptop of we have computers here to use. Please call the Town of Lyons at 303-823-8250 to register.

Age: 50+

Next Date: Tuesday, April 25th

Time: 1pm to 2 pm

Location: Lyons Regional Library, 405 Main Street, Lyons

 Senior Book Club at Walt Self Center

On the third Thursday of every month, the Senior book club meets at the Walt Self Senior Center, 355 Railroad Avenue in Lyons. Anyone who has read or wishes to discuss the current book is welcome! This event is ongoing and is sponsored in partnership with the Town of Lyons Parks & Recreation Department. The book for book club is available through the library in a variety of formats. Just contact us and let us know. Come join us for a lively and fun discussion! This program is free and open to the public.

For more information contact: 303-823-8250 or e-mail llegault@townoflyons.com.

Storytimes with Librarian McCourt Thomas continue throughout the Summer! 

cute-baby (www.cute-pictures.blogspot.com)Baby Storytime

  • Tuesdays at 10:30 am
  • Ages 0-2
  • Join librarian McCourt Thomas for music, fingerplays, stories and fun! Literacy begins at your library!
  • Pregnant women are always welcome.

Children_(multi-ethnic)All Ages Storytime + Craft

  • Wednesdays at 10:30 am
  • Librarian McCourt Thomas hosts story time with a craft following the story.

 

 

 

PAST PROGRAMS & EVENTS

 

Past Programs

Programs for Everyone’s Finances! with host Janaki Jane

commoncents

Common Cents for Colorado: Taking Control of Your Financial Life

  • Begin or improve your Financial Literacy with the nonprofit group, Common Cents for Colorado. Through a grant the Lyons Regional Library has been providing informative and fun programs surrounding wealth building, debt reduction, fraud protection, and even couponing!
  • Financial Literacy is great for everyone! Regardless of income level, make the most of your hard-earned money. More information to come!
  • Libraries and Librarians are a neutral places and people to provide financial literacy. Ask about any of our nonfiction or fiction materials donated to us by Common Cents.
  • This is a program supported by FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) and Smart Investing @ Your Library (through the American Library Association).

Past Events



Fun Chess with Aaron Caplan is over for the summer. It will resume in the fall. Stay tuned for details.

chess

  • Mondays, 3 pm to 3:45 pm
  • Kids ages 6-14 learn chess in a fun and interactive atmosphere with volunteer Aaron Caplan
  • No registration necessary, just drop-in, all levels welcome
  • We provide the chess sets or bring your own.
  • If the St. Vrain Valley School District is in session we have chess; if it is not in session we do not have chess.

SEEDS!

Learn to choose, grow, harvest, clean, dry, and store seeds.

Date: Wednesday, May 10th

Time: Starting at 6:30 pm

Location: Lyons Regional Library, 405 Main Street, Lyons.

Open to: All ages

Money Tips from a PIZZA!

The Lyons Regional Library presents:

Money Tips from a PIZZA!

What every teen needs to know about money before leaving home.

Pizza will be served

Date: Monday, April 24th

Time: 6:00pm

Location:

Pizza Bar 66, 430 Main Street, Lyons.

Open to: Teenagers

 

Meet the Library Architect

Come join the Lyon’s Regional Library District’s Library Board for opportunity to meet Dennis Humphries, the future library building’s architect! Light refreshments provided, cash bar available. For more information, e-mail Board@lyonsregionallibrary.com

Dates: 

  • Thursday, April 20th, 3:30pm
  • Thursday, April 20th, 6:30pm

Time: First meeting at at 3:30 pm, Second meeting at 6:30pm

Location: The Oskar Blues Meeting Room, 303 Main Street, Lyons, CO

Open to: All ages. 

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Reboot your Resume!

Help and Support for your resume, including: creating it from scratch, bringing your old one up to date, and working on cover letters, or anything else. Words to use and words to avoid, templates, what to include and what to leave out.

Email Janaki for an appointment: info@lyonsregionallibrary.com

Appointments can 30 or 45 minutes.

Date: Saturday, April 22nd

Time: 9am to 1pm

Location: Lyons Regional Library, 405 Main Street, Lyons.

Open to: All ages

Presentation by Mary Magdalena

Sharing the wisdom of Mary Magdalene and Jesus through her understanding of these two books by Stuart Wilson and Joanna Prentis. Come be inspired by the life and words of Mary Magdalene!

Date:

The Magdalene Version: Wednesday, April 12th

Time: Starting at 6:30 pm

Location: Lyons Regional Library, 405 Main Street, Lyons.

 Spine Label Poetry

Join the library in celebrating national poetry month with Spin Label Poetry! Take part in remixing the words and sentences of your favorite books to create a new piece of poetic art.

Date: April 8th

Time: All day

Location: Lyons Regional Library, 405 Main Street, Lyons.