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Every Saturday, Douglas County Libraries hosts casual drop-in sessions for anyone age 17 and older to practice English. All levels and abilities are welcome. Come practice conversational skills with other English learners. Volunteer facilitators, who are fluent in English, lead the conversation and answer questions. Three libraries host Practice Your English (PYE) on Saturdays:

52 Rivers - A Woman's Fly Fishing Journey

Join Douglas County Libraries the evening of Friday, July 17th as we welcome Shelley Walchak author of 52 Rivers - A Woman's Fly Fishing Journey.

Shelley's passions are fly fishing and libraries! In 2013 she fly-fished a river a week, blogged and wrote essays about her adventures hoping to help give courage and inspiration to those in pursuit of their own path to a more passionate life. Her blog is now this book.

Scents and Sensibility

Join us Saturday, July 25th and celebrate the dog days of summer with Spencer Quinn, the author of seven bestselling Chet and Bernie mysteries.

Quinn will talk about his newest mystery, Scents and Sensibility. Chet, the wise and lovable canine narrator, works again with P.I. Bernie, a down-on-his-luck private investigator, on a prickly case. From Chet the dog's eye view, investigating a crime of illegal cactus smuggling has never been so much fun.

Visit Chet the Dog's website: Chet: A Dog's Life

Now is your chance to share your amazing stories with young people and become a Spellbinder!

Spellbinders are adults, 50 and up, who stay young at heart by telling stories to children in Douglas County Schools. By sharing traditional stories and personal history tales, Spellbinders make a difference.

Meets the fourth Monday every other month at 6:30 p.m. Girls in grades 4-6 are invited to bring their moms or another adult female and discuss books.

Registration required.

For the coming year, the group will be reading:

coffee_100Drop in to the Booksharing Book Club for a lively discussion of current titles and authors – no reading list!

Booksharing meets the first Wednesday of each month at noon at Fika Coffee House, 19559 E. Mainstreet, Parker.

Douglas County Libraries currently sponsors Great Books Discussion Groups at four libraries.

More than fifty years ago, the Great Books Movement started at the University of Chicago with the idea that ordinary people could meet and discuss the enduring ideas and issues found in classic writings. The Great Books Foundation promotes reading and conversation about great literature through discussion groups.

Literacy LogoFree GED Test Prep

6-8:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday nights, Parker Library

  • Instruction, assessment and practice tests.
  • In partnership with Colorado Educational Outreach.
  • Ages 17 and up, no registration required.