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What it's like to work as a Teen at the library

April 4, 2017 - 10:44am -- Thane

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:

 

What are you thankful for?

November 23, 2016 - 8:50am -- Cassie

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?

Life After High School and Beyond

October 28, 2016 - 1:25pm -- Desiree

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).

Mac DeMarco's Salad Days Keeps the Heat Up

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.

Got Issues?

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!

Youth Mental Health Awareness Day

May 2, 2016 - 4:42pm -- angela

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.

Part II of Garduino! Time to install!

May 14, 2015 - 4:53pm -- Laura

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!

Just Hanging Out: November's Girls Only ideaLAB

November 15, 2014 - 10:58am -- Laura

The snow is falling and all I want to do is chill in the chilly weather. Join Girls Only ideaLAB this month (11/22 @ 11 a.m.-1 p.m.) to just hang out in the lab! Want to record a song? Awesome. Want to mess around with Photoshop or Arduinos? I'm down. Want to reign supreme at a round of Wii Mario Kart or Super Smash Brothers? Bring it on. Come explore what ideaLAB has to offer and bring a friend! See you there! Girls Only ages 10-19.

 

 

 

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