Final Countdown to Register for CATS Winter Workshop!

Monday, January 29, 2018

 Library 21c

Pikes Peak Library District

1175 Chapel Hills Dr.

Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Registration closes this Friday 1/26/2018

Register here: https://calwebs.site-ym.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1027088

9:00 Library Doors Open

9:10 Welcome and Introductions

9:15-10:00 Opening Session The Venue
Serving Our Immigrant Youth: Public Libraries as Catalysts for Refuge and Change

10:15-11:00 Breakout Session One (choose one):
Summer (Mis)Adventure! Change is Hard: How One Public Library Took A Leap and Learned a Lot (All) The Venue

When Leveling Helps, When It Doesn’t, and How Libraries Can Make the Best of It (Children) Children’s Programming Room

Coding Programs and Resources at the Library (Tween/Teen) ENT Meeting Room

11:15-12:00 Breakout Session Two (choose one):
Paint, Furniture, and the Tech, Oh, My! Designing a Teen Space (Teen) The Venue

Baby Signs Storytimes (Young Children) Children’s Programming Room

But I’m Boooooorrrrrred! Decoding the Tween Brain (Tween) ENT Meeting Room

12:00-1:15 Lunch The Venue

1:15-2:00 Baker and Taylor The Venue

2:15-3:00 Breakout Session Three (choose one):
Tough Topics: Developing a Teen Resource Guide (Teen) The Venue

Libraries, Luchadores, and La Familia: Public Libraries Go To the Mat for Latinos (Children) Children’s Programming Room

Spark an Interest in Circuitry: Easy Electric Circuit Projects Your Patrons Will Love! (All) ENT Meeting Room

3:15-4:00 Closing Session The Venue
Denver Urban Garden’s Healthy Bodies, Healthy Gardens Curriculum for Youth

4:00-4:30 Children/Teen Brainstorming Session The Venue

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Closing Date for Registration is Fast Approaching with Only 2 weeks Until the CATS Winter Workshop!

Monday, January 29, 2018

 Library 21c

Pikes Peak Library District

1175 Chapel Hills Dr.

Colorado Springs, CO 80920

9:00 Library Doors Open
9:10 Welcome and Introductions
9:15-10:00 Opening Session The Venue
Serving Our Immigrant Youth: Public Libraries as Catalysts for Refuge and Change

10:15-11:00 Breakout Session One (choose one):
Summer (Mis)Adventure! Change is Hard: How One Public Library Took A Leap and Learned a Lot (All) The Venue
When Leveling Helps, When It Doesn’t, and How Libraries Can Make the Best of It (Children) Children’s Programming Room
Coding Programs and Resources at the Library (Tween/Teen) ENT Meeting Room

11:15-12:00 Breakout Session Two (choose one):
Paint, Furniture, and the Tech, Oh, My! Designing a Teen Space (Teen) The Venue
Baby Signs Storytimes (Young Children) Children’s Programming Room
But I’m Boooooorrrrrred! Decoding the Tween Brain (Tween) ENT Meeting Room

12:00-1:15 Lunch The Venue

1:15-2:00 Baker and Taylor The Venue

2:15-3:00 Breakout Session Three (choose one):
Tough Topics: Developing a Teen Resource Guide (Teen) The Venue
Libraries, Luchadores, and La Familia: Public Libraries Go To the Mat for Latinos (Children) Children’s Programming Room
Spark an Interest in Circuitry: Easy Electric Circuit Projects Your Patrons Will Love! (All) ENT Meeting Room

3:15-4:00 Closing Session The Venue
Denver Urban Garden’s Healthy Bodies, Healthy Gardens Curriculum for Youth

4:00-4:30 Children/Teen Brainstorming Session The Venue

Only 20 days left until CATS Winter Workshop 2018

It isn’t too late to join in on the awesome networking and learning opportunity!

CATS Winter Workshop
Monday, January 29, 2018
Library 21c
Pikes Peak Library District
1175 Chapel Hills Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Register here

 *Those who applied for the state library’s scholarship should not register for the conference yet. Any questions please contact Beth Crist at Crist_B@cde.state.co.us

9:00am  Library doors open
9:10am  Welcome and Introductions
9:15am – 10:00am Open Session – The Venue
Serving our Immigrant Youth: Public Libraries as Catalysts for Refuge and Change
10:15am – 11:00am Breakout Session One (choose one):
1. Summer (Mis)Adventures! Change is Hard: How one Public Library Took a Leap and Learned A Lot (All) – The Venue
2. When Leveling Helps, When It Doesn’t, and How Libraries Can Make the best of It – (Children) – Children’s Programming Room
3. Coding Programs and Resources at the Library (Tween/Teen) – ENT Meeting Room
11:15am – 12:00pm  Breakout Session Two (choose one):
1. Paint, Furntiure, and the tech, oh, my! Designing a Teen Space (Teen) – The Venue
2.
Baby Signs Storytimes (Young Children) – Children’s Programming Room
3. But I’m Boooooorrrrrred! Decoding the Tween brain (Tween) – ENT Meeting Room
12:00pm – 1:15pm Lunch – The Venue
1:15pm – 2:00pm Baker and Taylor – The Venue
2:15pm – 3:00pm  Breakout Session Three (choose one):
1. Tough Topics: Developing a Teen Resource Guide (Teen) – The Venue
2. Libraries, Luchadores, and La Familia: Public Libraries Go To the Mat for Latinos (Children) – Children’s Programming Room
3. Spark an Interest in Circuitry: Easy Electric Circuit Projects Your Patrons Will Love! (All) – ENT Meeting Room
3:15pm – 4:00pm Closing Session – The Venue
Denver Urban Garden’s Healthy Bodies, Healthy Gardens Curriculum for Youth
4:00pm – 4:30pm Children/Teen Brainstorming Session – The Venue

Start the New Year with New Ideas and Networking!

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Happy New Year’s!  

Don’t forget to register for the CATS Winter Workshop!

CATS Winter Workshop
Monday, January 29, 2018
Library 21c
Pikes Peak Library District
1175 Chapel Hills Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Register here

 *Those who applied for the state library’s scholarship should not register for the conference yet. Any questions please contact Beth Crist at Crist_B@cde.state.co.us

9:00am  Library doors open
9:10am  Welcome and Introductions
9:15am – 10:00am  Open Session – The Venue
Serving our Immigrant Youth: Public Libraries as Catalysts for Refuge and Change
10:15am – 11:00am  Breakout Session One (choose one):
1. Summer (Mis)Adventures! Change is Hard: How one Public Library Took a Leap and Learned A Lot (All) – The Venue
2. When Leveling Helps, When It Doesn’t, and How Libraries Can Make the best of It – (Children) – Children’s Programming Room
3. Coding Programs and Resources at the Library (Tween/Teen) – ENT Meeting Room
11:15am – 12:00pm  Breakout Session Two (choose one):
1. Paint, Furntiure, and the tech, oh, my! Designing a Teen Space (Teen) – The Venue
2.
Baby Signs Storytimes (Young Children) – Children’s Programming Room
3. But I’m Boooooorrrrrred! Decoding the Tween brain (Tween) – ENT Meeting Room
12:00pm – 1:15pm  Lunch – The Venue
1:15pm – 2:00pm  Baker and Taylor – The Venue
2:15pm – 3:00pm  Breakout Session Three (choose one):
1. Sensory Storytime for Kids, Teens, and Adults; The Why’s and How’s (All) – The Venue
2. Libraries, Luchadores, and La Familia: Public Libraries Go To the Mat for Latinos (Children) – Children’s Programming Room
3. Tough Topics: Developing a Teen Resource Guide (Teen) – ENT Meeting Room
3:15pm – 4:00pm Closing Session – The Venue
Denver Urban Garden’s Healthy Bodies, Healthy Gardens Curriculum for Youth
4:00pm – 4:30pm Children/Teen Brainstorming Session – The Venue

Don’t forget to give yourself a gift and register for the 2018 CATS Winter Workshop on January 29th

CATS Winter Workshop
Monday, January 29, 2018
Library 21c
Pikes Peak Library District
1175 Chapel Hills Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Register here

 *Those who applied for the state library’s scholarship should not register for the conference yet. Any questions please contact Beth Crist at Crist_B@cde.state.co.us

9:00am  Library doors open
9:10am  Welcome and Introductions
9:15am – 10:00am  Open Session – The Venue
Serving our Immigrant Youth: Public Libraries as Catalysts for Refuge and Change
10:15am – 11:00am  Breakout Session One (choose one):
1. Summer (Mis)Adventures! Change is Hard: How one Public Library Took a Leap and Learned A Lot (All) – The Venue
2. When Leveling Helps, When It Doesn’t, and How Libraries Can Make the best of It – (Children) – Children’s Programming Room
3. Coding Programs and Resources at the Library (Tween/Teen) – ENT Meeting Room
11:15am – 12:00pm  Breakout Session Two (choose one):
1. Paint, Furntiure, and the tech, oh, my! Designing a Teen Space (Teen) – The Venue
2.
Baby Signs Storytimes (Young Children) – Children’s Programming Room
3. But I’m Boooooorrrrrred! Decoding the Tween brain (Tween) – ENT Meeting Room
12:00pm – 1:15pm  Lunch – The Venue
1:15pm – 2:00pm  Baker and Taylor – The Venue
2:15pm – 3:00pm  Breakout Session Three (choose one):
1. Sensory Storytime for Kids, Teens, and Adults; The Why’s and How’s (All) – The Venue
2. Libraries, Luchadores, and La Familia: Public Libraries Go To the Mat for Latinos (Children) – Children’s Programming Room
3. Tough Topics: Developing a Teen Resource Guide (Teen) – ENT Meeting Room
3:15pm – 4:00pm Closing Session – The Venue
Denver Urban Garden’s Healthy Bodies, Healthy Gardens Curriculum for Youth
4:00pm – 4:30pm Children/Teen Brainstorming Session – The Venue

December is here…Registration is now open for the CATS Winter Workshop January 29, 2018

CATS Winter Workshop
Monday, January 29, 2018
Library 21c
Pikes Peak Library District
1175 Chapel Hills Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Register here

 *Those who applied for the state library’s scholarship should not register for the conference yet. Any questions please contact Beth Crist at Crist_B@cde.state.co.us

9:00am  Library doors open
9:10am  Welcome and Introductions
9:15am – 10:00am  Open Session – The Venue
Serving our Immigrant Youth: Public Libraries as Catalysts for Refuge and Change
10:15am – 11:00am  Breakout Session One (choose one):
1. Summer (Mis)Adventures! Change is Hard: How one Public Library Took a Leap and Learned A Lot (All) – The Venue
2. When Leveling Helps, When It Doesn’t, and How Libraries Can Make the best of It – (Children) – Children’s Programming Room
3. Coding Programs and Resources at the Library (Tween/Teen) – ENT Meeting Room
11:15am – 12:00pm  Breakout Session Two (choose one):
1. Paint, Furntiure, and the tech, oh, my! Designing a Teen Space (Teen) – The Venue
2.
Baby Signs Storytimes (Young Children) – Children’s Programming Room
3. But I’m Boooooorrrrrred! Decoding the Tween brain (Tween) – ENT Meeting Room
12:00pm – 1:15pm  Lunch – The Venue
1:15pm – 2:00pm  Baker and Taylor – The Venue
2:15pm – 3:00pm  Breakout Session Three (choose one):
1. Sensory Storytime for Kids, Teens, and Adults; The Why’s and How’s (All) – The Venue
2. Libraries, Luchadores, and La Familia: Public Libraries Go To the Mat for Latinos (Children) – Children’s Programming Room
3. Tough Topics: Developing a Teen Resource Guide (Teen) – ENT Meeting Room
3:15pm – 4:00pm Closing Session – The Venue
Denver Urban Garden’s Healthy Bodies, Healthy Gardens Curriculum for Youth
4:00pm – 4:30pm Children/Teen Brainstorming Session – The Venue

Library Services for Children Journal Club

Hello, fellow CATS members! A couple of weeks ago I, Lu Benke, went to an exciting venture in children’s services in Colorado–the Library Services for Children Journal Club. This first time we met Saturday evening, Nov. 4 at the Book Bar on Tennyson in Denver. And, we came prepared to discuss two articles written about the role of Executive Function (EF) in children’s development and preparedness for school, what activities help develop EF, and how we might apply the research we read to children’s library services. This sprang from an effort started in Vancouver (https://lscjournalclub.org/). Locally, Jessica Fredrickson (Arapaho) and Julie Craig (DPL) are organizing it. The plan is to meet every two months or so, read research articles on major topics related to children’s services, and through stimulating discussion with children’s librarians in the area, learn how we might apply the latest and best research from the field. The next meeting in January will use an article by key researchers on how to evaluate educational apps. Anyone interested in joining us (you don’t have to be from the Denver area) can contact Jessica at  jfredri2@g.emporia.edu

Join this friendly and innovative group!

Deadline Approaching for CATS Winter Workshop Scholarship Applications

Reminder: Just a few days left to apply for a scholarship for the 2018 CATS (Children and Teen Services Division of the Colorado Association of Libraries) Winter Workshop! The workshop will be January 29 at Library 21c in Colorado Springs; details will be available soon at https://catsig.wordpress.com/.
 
Scholarship recipients will receive free registration for the workshop, which has an excellent lineup of learning and networking opportunities. Scholarship recipients must write a blog post for the CATS blog about their CATS Winter Workshop experience by February 15. The scholarship application deadline is November 21; all applicants will be notified by December 1 if they have received a scholarship.
 
To apply for a scholarship:

 

Colorado State Library is awarding 6 Scholarships to the CATS Winter Workshop!!

The Colorado State Library is awarding 6 scholarships for the 2018 CATS (Children and Teen Services Division of the Colorado Association of Libraries) Winter Workshop! The workshop will be January 29 at Library 21c in Colorado Springs; details will be available soon at https://catsig.wordpress.com/.

Scholarship recipients will receive free registration for the workshop, which has an excellent lineup of learning and networking opportunities. Scholarship recipients must write a blog post for the CATS blog about their CATS Winter Workshop experience by February 15. The scholarship application deadline is November 21; all applicants will be notified by December 1 if they have received a scholarship.

To apply for a scholarship:

http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3934118/2018-CATS-Winter-Workshop-Scholarship-Application

Have an Awesome Presentation Idea? Be a Presenter at the CATS Winter Workshop in January!

The CATS Division Winter Workshop is coming, and we’re sending out the cat signal for fabulous presenters!
The 2018 Winter Workshop will be held on Monday, January 29th from 9:30-3:30 at Library 21C 1175 Chapel Hills Dr. Colorado Springs, CO 80920.
Workshop sessions will be 45 minutes in length.
There will be no monetary compensation. However, presenters will be able to attend the conference free of charge, with lunch included. (2 presenters for any panel sessions will receive the complimentary registration and lunch.)
Please send the title of your proposal, a brief description, and the names of any presenters and co-presenters to Brittany Dolezal at brittany@clearviewlibrary.org.
Workshop sessions will be 45 minutes in length.
There will be no monetary compensation. However, presenters will be able to attend the conference free of charge, with lunch included. (2 presenters for any panel sessions will receive the complimentary registration and lunch.)
Please send the title of your proposal, a brief description, and the names of any presenters and co-presenters to Brittany Dolezal at brittany@clearviewlibrary.org.
The deadline to submit your proposal is midnight on October 14th, so don’t delay!