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2021 YES!Sparks Winter Challenge

Sunday, January 02, 2022
High Plains Library District
Help YES!bot complete a micro-cosmic rescue mission to inner-space. 
Join us December 17th - January 2nd for a family-focused at-home reading and activity challenge for winter break exploration.

Activity logs and science toolkits will be available starting December 10th. Return completed logs for prize redemption by January 9th. Toolkits available while supplies last. One kit per household.


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Riverside Twinkle Babies Storytime

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Riverside Library and Cultural Center - Evans
Riverside Storytime Room
Join us for Twinkle Babies Storytime at Riverside Library! This storytime is designed specifically for babies from birth to about 18 months. You'll learn songs, stories, and the fundamental tools for aiding your baby's healthy development. 

Capacity is limited to 15 people total, first come first serve. 
 
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Riverside Music & Movement Storytime

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Riverside Library and Cultural Center - Evans
Riverside Storytime Room
Join us for Music & Movement Storytime at Riverside Library! This storytime is for those wiggly, active kiddos ages 3 and up. We'll sing, read, and most importantly, dance and move! 

Capacity is limited to 15 people total, first come first serve.
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Riverside Lego Club - Santa's Workshop

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Riverside Library and Cultural Center - Evans
Riverside Storytime Room
In Riverside LEGO Club, we'll build all types of machines, contraptions, buildings, and anything you can dream up! Each month will have a different theme. This month we will all work together to build Santa's workshop. 
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Riverside Cultural Storytime

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Riverside Library and Cultural Center - Evans
Riverside Storytime Room
Join us for Cultural Storytime at Riverside Library! This all ages storytime will share books and stories from many cultures, we will sing, rhyme, and read together. 

Capacity is limited to 15 people total, first come first serve. 
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Free Beginner ESL Classes

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Riverside Library and Cultural Center - Evans
Riverside Storytime Room

LEARN ENGLISH THIS FALL!

FREE Beginner ESL classes at Riverside Library

Saturdays, 1 pm–3 pm

Riverside Library and Cultural Center, 3700 Golden St., Evans, CO 80620 

Registration is now open for English as a Second Language classes!

CLASSES BEGIN Saturday, August 28

 For more information contact us at 970.339.6665 or esl@aims.edu

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New Book Review and Exchange

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Riverside Library and Cultural Center - Evans

Calling all readers! Do you like being the first to read a new young adult book? Do you like sharing your written opinions with others? This program is for you! 

Every month you will be given the opportunity to read an Advanced Reader Copy of a new book to be published. Then you will fill out a review bookmark questionnaire. Return the book and bookmark and you will receive a new book and bookmark at the end of the month. 

Register and fill out a survey to get the details.

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Hour of Code

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Riverside Library and Cultural Center - Evans
Riverside Storytime Room
Join us for an Hour of Code! We'll have laptops, robots, and coding programs for you to try, learn, and have fun with! 
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Riverside PAWS to Read

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Riverside Library and Cultural Center - Evans
Riverside Storytime Room
Beginning and struggling readers are invited to read to the best audience of all: a therapy dog! A licensed therapy dog will be at the Riverside library on the second Wednesday of the month to listen to children read them stories and comfort everyone around. 
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Switch and Stitch

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Riverside Library and Cultural Center - Evans
Riverside Storytime Room

Gather to socialize, play Nintendo Switch and learn how to cross stitch a video game character. 

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Free Beginner ESL Classes

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Riverside Library and Cultural Center - Evans
Riverside Storytime Room

LEARN ENGLISH THIS FALL!

FREE Beginner ESL classes at Riverside Library

Saturdays, 1 pm–3 pm

Riverside Library and Cultural Center, 3700 Golden St., Evans, CO 80620 

Registration is now open for English as a Second Language classes!

CLASSES BEGIN Saturday, August 28

 For more information contact us at 970.339.6665 or esl@aims.edu

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Riverside's Afternoon with the Polar Express

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Riverside Library and Cultural Center - Evans
Join us for an afternoon on the Polar Express at Riverside Library! Drop in anytime between 1:30-4:30 p.m. for crafts, games, stories, and Christmas fun! There will be a special message and gift from Santa. 

No registration required. While supplies last. 

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Riverside Snack Club

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Riverside Library and Cultural Center - Evans
Riverside Storytime Room
Join us in the Riverside Snack Club to try snacks from other cultures and countries. Then listen to a story from that culture, play a game, and have fun! 

All snacks will be pre-packaged. 
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Create 'n Donate

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Riverside Library and Cultural Center - Evans
Riverside Storytime Room
Gather with your friends to make something to donate to our community! Some examples of things we will make include handmade blankets and a cat scratching hanger. There is potential for students to complete their community service hours by joining this program. 
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Riverside Readers

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Riverside Library and Cultural Center - Evans
Riverside Storytime Room

Everyone is welcome!

Currently you have the option to join the Riverside Readers in person or online.
Please register for login and contact information.

 

  • Monday, July 26: Daisy Jones & The Six / Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • Monday, August 23: American Sherlock: Murder, Forensics, and the Birth of American CSI / Kate Winkler Dawson
  • Monday, September 27: The Nightingale / Kristin Hannah
  • Monday, October 25: From a Dead Sleep / John A. Daly
  • Monday, November 22: This is Chance! The Shaking of an All-American City and the Voice that Held It Together / Jon Mooallem
  • Monday, December 20: Death on the Nile / Agatha Christie
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Riverside Winter Crafternoon

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Riverside Library and Cultural Center - Evans
Join us at Riverside Library for an afternoon of crafts to celebrate the Winter Solstice. Drop in any time. No registraton required. All ages welcome with adult supervision. 
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Mom Kits at Riverside

All Day
Riverside Library and Cultural Center - Evans

Need info on Breastfeeding? Is your baby starting solids, throwing tantrums, or not sleeping through the night? As a mom with a baby or toddler do you need some self-care or support that is easy to access? We see you!  


Mom kits provide support and resources on hot topics for caregivers with infants and toddlers. Fill out a request to receive a kit full of resources, library books, and community information on a topic you are curious about or are struggling with. Kits are available for topics on becoming a mom, pregnancy loss, breastfeeding, infant development, sleep, starting solids, toddlerhood, and parenting styles. Interested in something not listed? Tell us what you need! 


The best part of all: You can request your personalized kit easily online and pick it up when its ready at the Riverside drive-thru window or your local HPLD library!  

 

Available from August 28, request anytime with this form or at Riverside Library inside or at our drive-thru window. 

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Pokemon Club

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Riverside Library and Cultural Center - Evans
Riverside Storytime Room
Are you a Pokemon fan? Join a Pokemon Professor and play the Pokemon Trading Card Game and other Pokemon related games at this monthly program. No experience required but knowledge of Pokemon trading cards is suggested. 
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HPLD Closure

All Day
High Plains Library District
District closure / Public Holiday
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Riverside Lego Club

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Riverside Library and Cultural Center - Evans
Riverside Storytime Room
Join us for our monthly Lego Club on the first Wednesday of every month, January through May. We will challenge builders to create a unique structure based on a theme. No registration required. 
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Caregiver Connection Corner

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Riverside Library and Cultural Center - Evans
Join us at Riverside Library in person to connect with other caregivers and create community! This informal social event leads up to our parenting workshop series. 
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Parenting Workshops: Talk and Play with Baby

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Riverside Library and Cultural Center - Evans

Join us Wednesday evenings in January at Riverside Library or on Zoom for a workshop on a different parenting topic. Experts from the community will present tips and information for raising an infant or toddler. Topics include infant care and development, early literacy, infant feeding, parenting tips, and potty training. You can attend all the workshops, or any that interest you. Special thanks to our community partners for teaching these classes.  


Children are welcome! No registration required for the in-person eventSeating will be first come, first serve. Capacity of 20 people in-personRegister for an online spot for this Talk and Play class.   


Week 1 – Talk and Play with Baby: Laying the foundation of language and social engagement 

Kim Murza with UNC Audiology and Treasure Chest Program will present strategies and information about engaging with your infant as their parent.  

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Special Riverside Storytime - Childhood Classics

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Riverside Library and Cultural Center - Evans
Riverside Storytime Room
Join us for a fun, all ages storytime and activity session each week in January at Riverside Library! Ideal for ages 2-5, but everyone is welcome! No registration required. 
Jan. 6 - Childhood classics - We'll read favorite picture books and make nostalgic crafts
Jan. 12 - Winter Birds - Learn about winter bird migration and make a bird feeder
Jan. 18 - Winter Animals - Cozy up with some winter animals, make these sweet creatures, and take cocoa to go.
Jan. 24 - New Year's Traditions - Celebrate a new year with traditions from cultures around the world. 


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Special Riverside Storytime - Winter Birds

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Riverside Library and Cultural Center - Evans
Riverside Storytime Room
Join us for a fun, all ages storytime and activity session each week in January at Riverside Library! Ideal for ages 2-5, but everyone is welcome! No registration required. 
Jan. 6 - Childhood classics - We'll read favorite picture books and make nostalgic crafts
Jan. 12 - Winter Birds - Learn about winter bird migration and make a bird feeder
Jan. 18 - Winter Animals - Cozy up with some winter animals, make these sweet creatures, and take cocoa to go.
Jan. 24 - New Year's Traditions - Celebrate a new year with traditions from cultures around the world. 
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Riverside Paws to Read

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Riverside Library and Cultural Center - Evans
Riverside Storytime Room
Beginning and struggling readers are invited to read to the best audience of all: a therapy dog! Please register for this program. All ages and reading levels welcome!
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