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Library Programs

The Helen Fowler Library is a destination for exploration and learning. Programs are focused on the book as a resource, a tool, or object of literacy and learning.

Free admission to the library for members and the general public, no reservation required. Admission to the Gardens is separate. Program fees may apply to library programs. 

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    or 720-865-3570
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    In the event of inclement weather, please call this number for information on program cancellations

Children & Family Programs

Gustaf Tenggren, illustration from "Tawny Scrawny Lion," digital reproduction. Story by Kathryn Jackson, published by Golden Press, NY, 1952. Courtesy of the Kerlan Collection, University of Minnesota.

Golden Legacy: Family Story Time 

This Golden Book inspired story time will celebrate Golden Legacy: Original Art from 80 Years of Golden Books exhibition and feature classic stories that highlight animals and nature as a source of love, wonder and joy. Along with enjoying stories, we’ll sing songs and play with thematic materials. Best for families with infants through age 8; all ages welcome.

Every Saturday, Jan. 6 – Feb. 17 
10:30 a.m. 
Free admission to the library (admission to the Gardens and the Golden Legacy exhibition is separate)

Sensory Processing and Autism Resource Kits (SPARK!)

SPARK!

Sensory Processing and Autism Resource Kits (SPARK) are available in the library to check out for free. The kits are appropriate for people of all ages with autism or sensory needs to help them feel safe and supported while exploring the York Street gardens.

Nature Tales Family Story Time

Nature Tales Family Story Time

Bring your budding naturalists to Nature Tales Family Story Time and discover the wonders of nature with your child. Together, we will explore books that tell the stories of the natural world, of the garden and of our own backyard.

Returning in March

Colorado Tree Coalition’s Arbor Day Poster Contest 2023 Winner

The Colorado Tree Coalition’s Arbor Day Poster Contest

The posters will be on display April 16 – May 4 in the library. This contest is for 5th graders from all public, private and home-school settings across the state. The 2024 theme is Trees for Wildlife Habitat. Deadline for poster submission is Friday, March 29.

Color Our Collections coloring sheet

Color Our Collections

Break open the colored pencils or crayons and enjoy the soothing exercise of coloring our past submissions for Color Our Collections.
 

Adult Programs

Three adults in the Edward P. Connors Rare Books Reading Room
Literature of the Land Book Club

A book club series hosted by and at the Helen Fowler Library. We read three books over three months focusing on a specific topic of interest. 

6:30-8 p.m.

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