Teen Advisory Group
Thursday, September 8th, 6:00 – 7:15pm
The library’s Teen Advisory Group (TAG) is for students in Grades 6 through 12. Meeting on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month, teens will contribute to the development and planning of library events for their age group, will make suggestions for book purchases for the library’s Young Adult collection, and offer ideas for creating a comfortable, safe and fun atmosphere for teens at the library. Teens will be able to earn volunteer hours for participation. Food is provided, courtesy of the Friends of the Library.
Please contact Becki Loughlin, Youth Services Librarian, for more information and registration.
The Lyons Community Library is now offering cultural passes to multiple destinations so that library cardholders can explore exciting, educational opportunities for free!
We currently offer passes to: Fiske Planetarium, Longmont Museum, WOW! Children’s Museum
- Each library card holder/family is eligible for one pass per month.
- Passes may be reserved from Tuesday through Monday, up to one month in advance.
- Passes must be returned by Noon on the Monday due date.
- Colorado State Park passes can be reserved in the library catalog and checked out for 7 days at a time.
- Call or stop by the library to reserve your pass.
Lyons SEED Seminar: INFORMATION SESSION
Thursday, August 25 4:00-4:45pm ===or===Saturday, August 27 9:30-10:15am == Place: Library Community Room
Are you interested in building a community of belonging and inclusion in Lyons, but still unsure about signing up for the inaugural SEED Seminar? We have 2 opportunities for you to learn more about the monthly sessions, time commitment, format, and more. Bring your questions and discover why this important series will be worth every minute!
The monthly sessions, which begin September 15th (through May 2023), offer opportunities to:
- share personal stories about our identities to connect meaningfully with one another
- use articles, books, and video as windows into different identities
- explore and discuss systems of power, oppression, and privilege
—SEED Is Different: “The SEED process is different from other diversity work. It is unique in the way the process of sharing stories and deep listening puts us in our hearts.” — Humanities teacher, New York == “It taught me how to listen, really listen…”
The main funding sponsor of this program is Lyons’ Wide Spaces Community Initiative.
Negotiation Skills Toolbox with Joan Treece
September 14th 6:30pm == Place: Library Community Room
The act of negotiating occurs in many aspects of a person’s personal and professional life. This session will expose attendees to the characteristics of a successful negotiation. We will explore the skills necessary to articulate what you want with clarity, represent your own best interest, avoid self-sabotage, build alliances, and create the best environment for a successful outcome. This program will offer tools to become a stronger job candidate, a more educated consumer, and a more confident and resourceful participant in your own life challenges.
Joan Treece, a Lyons resident for 15 years, is a consultant and trainer in the area of negotiation skills and self-advocacy. Her experience includes labor contract negotiator, award-winning sales and customer service trainer, experienced car salesperson, and communication skills instructor. As VP of Operations for a unionized manufacturing workforce in Boulder, Colorado, she served on the management negotiation team for 9 years. Joan shares, “the experience of going through unionization was a million-dollar education, and the skills I learned had a profound effect on my professional managerial style and in my personal life. I gained an expanded, more creative perspective, and most important, it gave me a roadmap for better communication and interpersonal problem-solving.”
Busy Reader’s Book Club
September 21st 6:30-7:30pm == Place: Library Community Room
Join our bi-monthly book club for a lively discussion of the novel Afterlife by Julia Alvarez, the internationally bestselling author of In the Time of the Butterflies and How the García Girls Lost Their Accents. It was considered one of the most anticipated books of the year (incl. Oprah’s Book Club) === Multiple copies are available now at the library circulation desk. Pick one up today and join our discussion on September 21st!
About the book: Antonia Vega, the writer at the center of Afterlife, has had the rug pulled out from under her. She has just retired from the college where she taught English when her beloved husband, Sam, suddenly dies. And then more jolts: her bighearted but unstable sister disappears, and Antonia returns home one evening to find a pregnant, undocumented teenager on her doorstep. Antonia has always sought direction in the literature she loves—lines from her favorite authors play in her head like a soundtrack—but now she finds that the world demands more of her than words. . .