Life Skills

Ten Easy Steps to a Great Dog

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10:00 am - 11:30 am

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

Introduction to Investing

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9:30 am - 12:30 pm

This beginner level class describes the fundamental investment principles and how they contribute to investment success. You'll learn basic financial terms, where to find research information, what data is important in Value Line, and where it is located. You'll learn commonly used terms that are important for an investor to understand. A great review of the basics that you'll need to make sound investment decisions.

Traveling Librarian: African Safari

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6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

DPL librarian Nikki Van Thiel will share her recent adventures in Africa in this travel slide show.

Nutrition Therapy for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD)

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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

There are 22 million children in this country with AD/HD, that is at least one child in each classroom. Nutrition can be an effective therapy to increase concentration and reduce behavioral outbursts. Learn how changes in dietary habits can improve academic performance.

Guatemala by Chicken Bus

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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In the fall of 2008 and spring of 2009, local librarian Anna Winkel spent 8 months traveling, studying, and volunteering in Guatemala. Join her for a travel slide show. Journey by chicken bus from the old capital city of Antigua to the shores of Lago Atitlan to the mountains of Alta Verapaz. Bring your questions about where to go, what to see, and how to get around--by chicken bus or otherwise! Food samples included!

Canning: Preserve Your Garden's Bounty

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3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

College biology professor Rhonda Hattar will teach you the fundamentals of canning your garden vegetables for eating and enjoying through the winter and spring. www.denverurbanhomesteading.com

Guatemala by Chicken Bus

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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In the fall of 2008 and spring of 2009, local librarian Anna Winkel spent 8 months traveling, studying, and volunteering in Guatemala. Join her for a travel slide show. Journey by chicken bus from the old capital city of Antigua to the shores of Lago Atitlan to the mountains of Alta Verapaz. Bring your questions about where to go, what to see, and how to get around--by chicken bus or otherwise! Food samples included!

Taoist Meditation

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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

During meditation we quiet the mind and body, turn the 5 senses inward, and come into stillness. This class will introduce basic methods of sitting, quieting the mind, focusing the breath, and finding stillness. Basic Taoist theory of meditation and the concepts of Jing, Qi, and Shen, the three treasures of the human body, will also be introduced.

Travel Like a Flight Attendant

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6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join former flight attendant James Rogers as he shares insider tips, advice, and travel stories. James is a librarian in Western History Genealogy at DPL and has a passion for travel and history.

Academic Fitness for Fall

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6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Barbara Vande Berg, Education Specialist licensed in Colorado with endorsements in K-8 and Special Education ages 5-21, for an informational and inspirational evening on how to help your child stay academically fit for school. She will present and address questions regarding the spectrum of special needs seen in our schools today ranging from Sensory Processing Disorder to AD(H)D to Twice Exceptional and Gifted.

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