Life Skills

Public Speaking 101

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Life Skills
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Did you know that fear of public speaking is the number one phobia in the United States? Americans are more afraid of addressing an audience than they are of snakes, heights, or even death! Yet, from job interviews to wedding toasts, public speaking is unavoidable. Learn tips on how to be persuasive, informative, and/or funny when giving a speech, and even try some of these new techniques in front of a small, friendly audience of peers.

Birdwatching 101, Part 2

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Life Skills
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Learn tips on how to look for and identify birds in the field. Feel free to join us even if you missed Birdwatching 101, Part 1! Please register: 720-865-0135 or fclmybranch@denverlibrary.org. NOTE: This class will meet at Thatcher Fountain in City Park, just north of 17th Avenue and the City Park Esplanade, across from East High School.

The ABCs of Bicycle Care

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Life Skills
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Peter Roper of the Denver Bicycle Cafe will cover the ABCs of bicycle care & maintenance--Air--Brakes--Chain, as well as cleaning and fixing your bicycle, what tools and parts you need, and bicycle safety and the latest Colorado traffic laws applying to cyclists. BYOB--Bring your own bike! Questions welcome!

Bird Watching 101, Part 1

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Life Skills
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Learn the basics of bird watching! We will be in the classroom learning how to identify & where to find birds, and how to look up birds in a field guide. Please register: 720-865-0135 or fclmybranch@denverlibrary.org.

CSU Nutrition Education Program presents Family Cooking Fun/Taller de cocina para familias

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Life Skills
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Meeting Room

Come learn some tricks to make cooking more nutritional and family oriented. En este divertido taller, aprenderás trucos para que cocinar sea más enfocado en la familia y las comidas sean más nutritivas.

Family Cooking Fun/¡Diviértete en familia!: taller de cocina

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Life Skills
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Come learn some tricks to make cooking more nutritional and family oriented.
You’ll learn about …
✤ Healthy eating and cooking for less
✤ Saving money at the grocery store
✤ Keeping food safe
✤ Being active
✤ Cooking
✤ Planning meals
And, you’ll prepare and taste new recipes at each lesson.

En este divertido taller, aprenderás trucos para que cocinar sea más enfocado en la familia y las comidas sean más nutritivas. Presentado por CSU Nutrition Education Program (Programa de Educación sobre la Nutrición de la Universidad Estatal de Colorado) Aprenderás a:

Signing Smart Sign language for Hearing Infants and Toddlers

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Life Skills
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Basement

Learn some simple signs with Rina! Children who learn to sign can enjoy many months of communication before they are physically able to talk. For Babies and their Care Givers. No registration is required.

FAFSA Workshop

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Life Skills
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Small Classroom, Community Technology Center - Level 4

Applying for college financial aid? Not sure what the FAFSA is or how to fill it out? This workshop will cover everything you need to know to fill out your FAFSA correctly, and provide advice about financial aid. If you want to fill out your FAFSA in class, please bring all of the required documents. Presented by College in Colorado.

Ten Easy Steps to a Great Dog

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Life Skills
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Local dog trainer Marie Seelmeyer (www.helpwithcrazypets.biz) will give you 10 tips that anyone can implement to improve their relationship with their dog(s), and prevent and help resolve common behavoir problems. Bring your questions--but NOT your dog.

Feng Shui in the Garden

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Life Skills
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

In this introduction, you will learn about the tools of Feng Shui and how to use them to create your own personal paradise--whether it's in your backyard, on a deck, or balcony! You will learn how to lay the bagua (Feng Shui's treasure map) onto the landscape to determine the best placement for certain types of plants and elements. You will learn about the Five Elements of Feng Shui and how to identify them and use them to balance your space. We'll discuss energy flow, space usage, safety, and comfort, as well as enhancements to use symbolically in the garden.

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