Adult and child reading in the Helen Fowler Library

Library Programs

Adult & Teen Programs


Literature of the Land Book Club - ONLINE

Join us for the spring 2023 session of Literature of the Land, a book club series hosted by the Helen Fowler Library. We read three books over three months focusing on a specific topic of interest. 

  • Space is limited, $5 per session
  • Registration is mandatory as attendance is limited in number to allow for interactive discussion in a friendly group setting 

Wednesdays, March 15, April 19 & May 17, 6:30-8 p.m.


Nature Writing with Lighthouse

In these informal writing sessions, join Lighthouse Writers Workshop instructor Azar Kohzadi to discuss themes connected to writing outdoors while gaining inspiration through writing prompts. For part of the session, head outside into the Gardens to write, then return to share your work. See where writing among the flora and fauna takes you.

  • Space is limited, registration required; $20 public

Various Saturdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m.


Meet a Rare Book

Join us in the Edward P. Connors Rare Books Reading Room to see some of the most distinctive items in our rare books collection up close. Participants will tour the library, learn about the world of rare books, dive into the history of the items chosen for the day's session and discuss how we approach primary resources from our vantage point in this historical moment.

  • Space is limited, registration required; $12, $10 member
  • Free admission to the library; admission to the Gardens is separate

First Saturdays, 1 p.m.


Young Writers Group

Teen writers or aspiring writers are invited to join us for plant- and nature-themed writing prompts, word games and/or discussion topics. We provide writing resources, pens and paper.

  • Space is limited, no fee and no registration required
  • Free admission to the library; admission to the Gardens is separate

Sunday, March 12, 10 a.m. – noon


Children & Family Programs


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. Stick around afterward to check out our adventure packs or pick out some books to read at home.

  • Best for ages infant through 8; all ages welcome
  • No fee 
  • Registration is encouraged, but not required
  • Space is limited
  • Free admission to the library; admission to the Gardens is separate

March – October, 10:30 a.m., Saturdays 


Día del Niño 

The library will celebrate Día del Niño throughout the month of April. Join us for a special bilingual (English/Spanish) story time in collaboration with Denver Public Libraries, and take a look at our Spanish and English language children’s book display. Stop by the circulation desk any time in April to pick up a free children’s spring planting kit (while supplies last). Each kit includes the instructions (in both English and Spanish) and supplies you will need to start some plants from seeds! 

  • No admission required for Día del Niño activities
  • Story time is best for ages infant through 8; all ages welcome
  • No fee and no registration required for story time
  • Space is limited for story time
  • Free admission to the library; admission to the Gardens is separate

Bilingual Story Time, Saturday, April 15, 10:30 a.m. 

Color Our Collections Coloring Fest

The Helen Fowler Library takes part in #ColorOurCollections, a week-long coloring fest on social media, occurring the first full week of February, alongside libraries, archives and other cultural institutions around the world. Using materials from our collections, we are sharing free coloring content with the hashtag #ColorOurCollections and inviting followers to color along and get creative with our collections. #ColorOurCollections was launched by The New York Academy of Medicine Library in 2016.

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


2023 coloring sheet (también en español)

2022 coloring sheet (también en español)

2021 coloring sheet (también en español)

2020 coloring sheet (también en español)

2019 coloring sheet (también en español)

2018 coloring sheet (también en español)

2017 coloring sheet (también en español)

Free admission to the library for members and the general public, no reservation required

Contact us with general questions or for eBook registration at 720-865-3570, or email

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