I remember when I graduated from high school and the epic summer after graduation. I will most definitely be aging myself here, but one of the things I remember most is the music my friends and I listened to. My best friend would burn CDs full of our favorites bands and songs. Some of them stayed all summer long, while others were the flavor of the week. One thing for sure is that I think of our adventures driving around the wonderfully hot city.
The Sam Gary Branch Library of Denver public Library is currently seeking a high school student (ages 14 -17) interested in working part-time at the library in a paid position as a Youth Assistant. More details about the job can be found here.
Do you want to know what it's like to work at the library as a teen? The following is an essay our current Youth Assistant, Gina, wrote about her experience working at the library:
As the year recedes into the rear view mirror, the inclination is to look back and evaluate 2016. We tend to view the passing years with a critical eye, only seeing that which negatively impacted ourselves and those around us. And to some, it might feel like this year, more so than any other, was a particularly dreadful one.
My challenge to you, should you choose to accept it is…
What are you thankful for?
Wondering where to go to college and what to study? To take a gap year? Financial aid? To take the ACT or SAT or both? Jobs? Getting ready for life after your high school graduation can feel incredibly overwhelming at times. Pile all of that onto all the day-to-day stresses of being a teenager, and you might find yourself pulling your hair out. Well, in the immortal words of Douglas Adams Hitchhiker's Guide to Galaxy -- “Don’t Panic!” (easier said than done, I know).
By now, school's been back in session for a while. Summer's fading from your memory. You're probably deep into clubs, sports, your job and... homework.
Don't worry. Deep breaths. It's going to be okay. The library is here to help!
Mac DeMarco’s third effort delivers a music of the same fervor we witnessed on Rock and Roll Night Club and 2. Recorded in his apartment by himself, DeMarco’s signature sound increasingly becomes his own with the addition of synths and a dash of 80’s nostalgia. His song craft reveals a psychedelic pop prowess that stands on a solid foundation of songwriting that improves with every record. Highlights such as “Blue Boy," “Let Her Go,” “Passing Out the Pieces,” and “Chamber of Reflection” stand out as heavy hitters in DeMarco’s arsenal of jangly pop songs.
The clock is counting down to November 8, when voters will elect the 45th President of the United States. The candidates are in the news constantly and everyone wants to know their positions on all of the important political issues. But what about you? What do you think about current events? Where do you stand on the issues of the day? If you turn 18 by November 8, you can vote in this election. If not, it’s never too early to start learning about this stuff!
Need help getting back on track or know a youth who does?
The Denver Opportunity Youth Investment Initiative connects youth with a coach who will guide them to overcome their barriers, and provide assistance along the path to success.
Youth Mental Health Awareness Day is Wednesday, May 11
Wear lime green to show your support on May 11!
FACT: 1 in 4 Colorado teens are struggling with mental health issues.
FACT: Suicide is the leading cause of death in Colorado for teens ages 15-24.
FACT: 50% of mental health conditions begin by age 14.
FACT: 1 in 10 Denver high school students have considered suicide in the last year.
We had a wonderful time in April learning the basics of Arduino, testing components, and experimenting with our system, and now it's finally time to install the completed product in a garden! Join ideaLAB at the Morey Middle School Community Garden (840 E. 14th Ave) on Saturday, May 16th at 1 pm. Learn about building your own intelligent, automated watering system for your garden.
This is an all ages events, but best for gardeners 10 and up!