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Call for Presenters at CATS Fall Meeting

CATS Fall Meeting

August 24, 9-4

Cortez, Colorado

City Hall Training Room.

123 Roger Smith Ave

Libraries respond to tough issues in their communities all the time – and often youth-serving staff are front and center. Has your library been working to help your community through a challenge or crisis? We want to hear from you at the CATS Fall Meeting. Contact Maria Kramer, CATS Chair, at maria.kramer@pueblolibrary.org. Deadline by Friday 7/20 at 5 pm.

Thank you so much for considering!!

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Call for Presenters CATS Fall Meeting

CATS Fall Meeting

August 24, 9-4

Cortez, Colorado

City Hall Training Room.

123 Roger Smith Ave.

Libraries respond to tough issues in their communities all the time – and often youth-serving staff are front and center. Has your library been working to help your community through a challenge or crisis? We want to hear from you at the CATS Fall Meeting. Contact Maria Kramer, CATS Chair, at maria.kramer@pueblolibrary.org.

Thank you so much for considering!!

Last Chance to Register for CATS Spring Meeting and Remote Access Option

CATS Division 2018 Spring Meeting

Wilkinson Public Library
Telluride, CO
9:00 AM – 4:15 PM
Monday, May 14th, 2018

Join us for FREE by registering here: http://www.cal-webs.org/?page=CATS

Can’t make it in person but are interested? Join us remotely here from 9:00-12:25! We will also post the recordings on our blog following the meeting. Visit catsig.wordpress.com/ after the meeting for more information.

9:00 am – 9:10 am – Coffee +  Welcome and Introductions Meet the board members of the CATS Division. Hear about what the year has in store for us.

9:10 am -10:10 am – Through the Eyes of a Child: The How and Why of Developmentally Accessible Libraries.
Discover ways to create a library that is designed to children’s needs through age-appropriate manipulatives and an organized, multicultural collection. You will also have the chance to hear about some successful and easy ways to implement teen programming that you can take back to your library. Presenters: Paula Ciberay, Jeannie Stewart, Gloria Chavira and Dennis Andrejko from the Wilkinson Public Library.

10:15 am -10:35 am – Better Together Family Book Club
Improve literacy skills in your community as a family unit! Learn how to create a bilingual family book club by collaborating with your local Reading Specialist. Presenters: Kelli Coppage, K-2 Reading Specialist, Telluride Elementary School and Gloria Chavira, Reference and Cultural Outreach Librarian, Wilkinson Public Library.

10:40 – 11:20 pm – Books Alive! Telluride Theatre
Bring your favorite children’s books to life and onto the stage! Watch clips from previous Books Alive performances and hear about how this incredibly popular program came to be. Presenter: Danielle Jenkins from Telluride Theatre.

11:25 – 12:25 – Dollar Store to Robotics
Are you stuck in a programming paddy wagon, ready to pull out your nose hairs?  Stress less, create more and get your cool on during this session on how Naturita Community Library chooses and strengthens programming, past and present.  Presenter: Susan Rice, Manager, Naturita Community Library.

12:25 pm – 2:00 pm – Lunch: on your own

2:05 pm – 3:05 pm – Ah Haa Tour and Introduction
Join us for a tour of the innovative Ah Haa School for the Arts in Telluride, dedicated to inspiring people of all ages to discover, nurture, and celebrate creativity. The Ah Haa School offers year-round classes, workshops, art trips and retreats, open studios, lectures, Family Days, exhibitions and special events in Telluride. Tara Carter, youth curriculum manager, and Jess Newens, assistant director, will lead us on a tour of the facility and provide an overview of the programs at Ah Haa.

3:10 pm – 4:10 pm – Children & Teen Services Brainstorming Session
Use this time to brainstorm with your fellow librarians. Discussion topics will be facilitated by
Brittany Dolezal from Jefferson County’s Golden Library & Beth Crist from the Colorado State Library.

4:15 pm – Adjourn


Suggested Lunch Spots:
The Butcher and Baker http://www.butcherandbakercafe.com/

La Cocina de Luz http://lacocinatelluride.com/

Taco del Gnar  https://www.facebook.com/tacodelgnar/

Brown Dog Pizza http://www.browndogpizza.com/

Smugglers Brew Pub http://smugglersbrewpub.com/

Baked in Telluride http://www.bakedintel.com/

 

Join CATS in Telluride in Two Weeks!

CATS Division 2018 Spring Meeting

Wilkinson Public Library
Telluride, CO
9:00 AM – 4:15 PM
Monday, May 14th, 2018

Join us for FREE by registering here: http://www.cal-webs.org/?page=CATS

9:00 am – 9:10 am – Coffee +  Welcome and Introductions Meet the board members of the CATS Division. Hear about what the year has in store for us.

9:10 am -10:10 am – Through the Eyes of a Child: The How and Why of Developmentally Accessible Libraries.
Discover ways to create a library that is designed to children’s needs through age-appropriate manipulatives and an organized, multicultural collection. You will also have the chance to hear about some successful and easy ways to implement teen programming that you can take back to your library. Presenters: Paula Ciberay, Jeannie Stewart, Gloria Chavira and Dennis Andrejko from the Wilkinson Public Library.

10:15 am -10:35 am – Better Together Family Book Club
Improve literacy skills in your community as a family unit! Learn how to create a bilingual family book club by collaborating with your local Reading Specialist. Presenters: Kelli Coppage, K-2 Reading Specialist, Telluride Elementary School and Gloria Chavira, Reference and Cultural Outreach Librarian, Wilkinson Public Library.

10:40 – 11:20 pm – Books Alive! Telluride Theatre
Bring your favorite children’s books to life and onto the stage! Watch clips from previous Books Alive performances and hear about how this incredibly popular program came to be. Presenter: Danielle Jenkins from Telluride Theatre.

11:25 – 12:25 – Dollar Store to Robotics
Are you stuck in a programming paddy wagon, ready to pull out your nose hairs?  Stress less, create more and get your cool on during this session on how Naturita Community Library chooses and strengthens programming, past and present.  Presenter: Susan Rice, Manager, Naturita Community Library.

12:25 pm – 2:00 pm – Lunch: on your own

2:05 pm – 3:05 pm – Ah Haa Tour and Introduction
Join us for a tour of the innovative Ah Haa School for the Arts in Telluride, dedicated to inspiring people of all ages to discover, nurture, and celebrate creativity. The Ah Haa School offers year-round classes, workshops, art trips and retreats, open studios, lectures, Family Days, exhibitions and special events in Telluride. Tara Carter, youth curriculum manager, and Jess Newens, assistant director, will lead us on a tour of the facility and provide an overview of the programs at Ah Haa.

3:10 pm – 4:10 pm – Children & Teen Services Brainstorming Session
Use this time to brainstorm with your fellow librarians. Discussion topics will be facilitated by
Brittany Dolezal from Jefferson County’s Golden Library & Beth Crist from the Colorado State Library.

4:15 pm – Adjourn


Suggested Lunch Spots:
The Butcher and Baker http://www.butcherandbakercafe.com/

La Cocina de Luz http://lacocinatelluride.com/

Taco del Gnar  https://www.facebook.com/tacodelgnar/

Brown Dog Pizza http://www.browndogpizza.com/

Smugglers Brew Pub http://smugglersbrewpub.com/

Baked in Telluride http://www.bakedintel.com/

Where will you be in just over a month? Hopefully joining CATS at our Spring Meeting in Telluride!

CATS Division 2018 Spring Meeting

Wilkinson Public Library
Telluride, CO
9:00 AM – 4:15 PM
Monday, May 14th, 2018

Join us for FREE by registering here: http://www.cal-webs.org/?page=CATS

9:00 am – 9:10 am – Coffee +  Welcome and Introductions Meet the board members of the CATS Division. Hear about what the year has in store for us.

9:10 am -10:10 am – Through the Eyes of a Child: The How and Why of Developmentally Accessible Libraries.
Discover ways to create a library that is designed to children’s needs through age-appropriate manipulatives and an organized, multicultural collection. You will also have the chance to hear about some successful and easy ways to implement teen programming that you can take back to your library. Presenters: Paula Ciberay, Jeannie Stewart, Gloria Chavira and Dennis Andrejko from the Wilkinson Public Library.

10:15 am -10:35 am – Better Together Family Book Club
Improve literacy skills in your community as a family unit! Learn how to create a bilingual family book club by collaborating with your local Reading Specialist. Presenters: Kelli Coppage, K-2 Reading Specialist, Telluride Elementary School and Gloria Chavira, Reference and Cultural Outreach Librarian, Wilkinson Public Library.

10:40 – 11:20 pm – Books Alive! Telluride Theatre
Bring your favorite children’s books to life and onto the stage! Watch clips from previous Books Alive performances and hear about how this incredibly popular program came to be. Presenter: Danielle Jenkins from Telluride Theatre.

11:25 – 12:25 – Dollar Store to Robotics
Are you stuck in a programming paddy wagon, ready to pull out your nose hairs?  Stress less, create more and get your cool on during this session on how Naturita Community Library chooses and strengthens programming, past and present.  Presenter: Susan Rice, Manager, Naturita Community Library.

12:25 pm – 2:00 pm – Lunch: on your own

2:05 pm – 3:05 pm – Ah Haa Tour and Introduction
Join us for a tour of the innovative Ah Haa School for the Arts in Telluride, dedicated to inspiring people of all ages to discover, nurture, and celebrate creativity. The Ah Haa School offers year-round classes, workshops, art trips and retreats, open studios, lectures, Family Days, exhibitions and special events in Telluride. Tara Carter, youth curriculum manager, and Jess Newens, assistant director, will lead us on a tour of the facility and provide an overview of the programs at Ah Haa.

3:10 pm – 4:10 pm – Children & Teen Services Brainstorming Session
Use this time to brainstorm with your fellow librarians. Discussion topics will be facilitated by
Brittany Dolezal from Jefferson County’s Golden Library & Beth Crist from the Colorado State Library.

4:15 pm – Adjourn

Join CATS in Telluride May 14th for Our Spring Meeting!

CATS Division 2018 Spring Meeting

Wilkinson Public Library
Telluride, CO
9:00 AM – 4:15 PM
Monday, May 14th, 2018

Join us for FREE by registering here: http://www.cal-webs.org/?page=CATS

9:00 am – 9:10 am – Coffee +  Welcome and Introductions Meet the board members of the CATS Division. Hear about what the year has in store for us.

9:10 am -10:10 am – Through the Eyes of a Child: The How and Why of Developmentally Accessible Libraries.
Discover ways to create a library that is designed to children’s needs through age-appropriate manipulatives and an organized, multicultural collection. You will also have the chance to hear about some successful and easy ways to implement teen programming that you can take back to your library. Presenters: Paula Ciberay, Jeannie Stewart, Gloria Chavira and Dennis Andrejko from the Wilkinson Public Library.

10:15 am -10:35 am – Better Together Family Book Club
Improve literacy skills in your community as a family unit! Learn how to create a bilingual family book club by collaborating with your local Reading Specialist. Presenters: Kelli Coppage, K-2 Reading Specialist, Telluride Elementary School and Gloria Chavira, Reference and Cultural Outreach Librarian, Wilkinson Public Library.

10:40 – 11:20 pm – Books Alive! Telluride Theatre
Bring your favorite children’s books to life and onto the stage! Watch clips from previous Books Alive performances and hear about how this incredibly popular program came to be. Presenter: Danielle Jenkins from Telluride Theatre.

11:25 – 12:25 – Dollar Store to Robotics
Are you stuck in a programming paddy wagon, ready to pull out your nose hairs?  Stress less, create more and get your cool on during this session on how Naturita Community Library chooses and strengthens programming, past and present.  Presenter: Susan Rice, Manager, Naturita Community Library.

12:25 pm – 2:00 pm – Lunch: on your own

2:05 pm – 3:05 pm – Ah Haa Tour and Introduction
Join us for a tour of the innovative Ah Haa School for the Arts in Telluride, dedicated to inspiring people of all ages to discover, nurture, and celebrate creativity. The Ah Haa School offers year-round classes, workshops, art trips and retreats, open studios, lectures, Family Days, exhibitions and special events in Telluride. Tara Carter, youth curriculum manager, and Jess Newens, assistant director, will lead us on a tour of the facility and provide an overview of the programs at Ah Haa.

3:10 pm – 4:10 pm – Children & Teen Services Brainstorming Session
Use this time to brainstorm with your fellow librarians. Discussion topics will be facilitated by
Brittany Dolezal from Jefferson County’s Golden Library & Beth Crist from the Colorado State Library.

4:15 pm – Adjourn


Suggested Lunch Spots:
The Butcher and Baker http://www.butcherandbakercafe.com/

La Cocina de Luz http://lacocinatelluride.com/

Taco del Gnar  https://www.facebook.com/tacodelgnar/

Brown Dog Pizza http://www.browndogpizza.com/

Smugglers Brew Pub http://smugglersbrewpub.com/

Baked in Telluride http://www.bakedintel.com/

2018 Spring Meeting May 14th in Telluride

CATS Division 2018 Spring Meeting

Wilkinson Public Library
Telluride, CO
9:00 AM – 4:15 PM
Monday, May 14th, 2018

Join us for FREE by registering here: http://www.cal-webs.org/?page=CATS

9:00 am – 9:10 am – Coffee + Welcome and Introductions

9:10 am -10:10 am – Through the Eyes of a Child: The How and Why of Developmentally Accessible Libraries.

10:15 am -10:35 am – Better Together Family Book Club (collaboration with the school)

10:40 – 11:20 pm – Telluride Theatre.

11:25 – 12:25 – Naturita Presentation

12:25 pm – 2:00 pm – Lunch: on your own

2:05 pm – 3:05 pm – Ah Haa School for the Arts Tour and Presentation (6 minute walk to location).

3:10 pm – 4:10 pm – Guerilla Teen & Children’s Programming Session

4:15 pm – Adjourn

More information on each presentation coming soon!

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

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