Training for Wyoming Libraries – Cohort A

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March 1-3, 9am-11am MT/11am-1pm ET

Welcome Wyoming Library Programmers. We are looking forward to meeting you. We have a lot to cover over the three sessions, so please plan to join each day on time and take notes. We will share the slide decks with you at the conclusion of the series.

Below please find Zoom registration links and resources related to each of the three days of training.

Training Description | Trainer Bios
Post-training Resources | Evaluation Survey

Day 1

Ageism, Creative Aging Program Models, and Intro to the Wyoming Libraries Project

Monday, March 1, 2021, 9am-11am MST

Thanks for attending today’s session. You may stream the recording via the link below.

Please review the following resources prior to Day 1:
“Creative Aging: Enriching the Lives of Older Adults Through Arts Ed” [3:12]
“Overview of the Field” with Vinny Mraz [6:14]
“Let’s End Ageism,” TED Talk by Ashton Applewhite [11:38]
“Creative Aging: Isolation to Connection,” Aroha Philanthropies [2:49]

Day 2

Demonstration Classes, Exemplary Programs, and Adapting to Remote Delivery

Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 9am-11am MST

Thanks for attending today’s session. You may stream the recording via the link below.

Please review the following resources prior to Day 2:
“Creative Aging: In-Person to Online,” Aroha Philanthropies [3:20]

Day 3

Preparing for Programming – For Now and the Future

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 9am-11am MST

Thanks for attending today’s session. You may stream the recording via the link below.

Please review the following resources prior to Day 3:

Translating Visions into Plans Worksheet (PDF) | (DOCX)
In-Person Program Planning Meeting Guide (PDF)|(DOCX)


Post-training Resources


Training Description:

This 6-hour training will take library programmers through the Lifetime Arts Creative Aging Foundations course. Together, we will explore current research on arts and aging; inherent biases about aging; best practices in creative aging programming; adult learning; developing responsive programming that is inclusive, representative, and equitable; the importance of community partnerships; and how to plan, implement, and sustain successful in-person and remote programming.

This training will include the following demonstration classes:

  1. Photography
  2. Theatre

Lead Trainers:
Photo of Julie Kline
Julie Kline
Education Associate
Headshot of teaching artist, Vinny Mraz.
Vinny Mraz
Lifetime Arts Trainer
Demo Class Facilitators:

Clark Jackson (Theatre)
Rhynna M. Santos (Photography)

Staff Facilitators:

Nathan Majoros (Stage Manager)
David Woehr (Day 1 & 3)