Reading to dogs helps kids read and communicate better.
Through Bark for Books, we offer young readers, ages 6-12, a unique opportunity to improve their literacy skills and self-esteem reading to trained Reading Education Assistance Dogs in 20-minute sessions.
Please register by calling 303-791-7323 or visiting with a children’s librarian in a participating location.
Every Saturday, except holiday weekends, 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 on Saturdays:
Following the general open-ended discussion guidelines of the Great Books Foundation (GBF), the Parker Great Books Group meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at the Parker Library (unless otherwise noted). As the GBF guidelines suggest, participants are expected and encouraged to meet with the group regularly and to have read the material thoroughly in order to participate in the discussions. Of course, emergencies happen and life occasionally gets in the way; so, if you will be unable to attend, we ask that you notify one of the facilitators by phone or email.
Come enjoy light refreshments as you listen to 8 local authors talk about their books! Authors presenting include: Dianne Maroney, Del Shannon, Vilma Reynoso, Sandra Thompson, Stephanie Smith, Marcia Reece, Don Cygan, and Kate Muus. Registration is required.