4280 Tennyson St.; 720-4432227; bookbardenver.com
Dec. 26: CoffeeTalk Story Time offers coffee specials for adults and stories for kids, 10-11 a.m., free; mingle with bookworms who have read “The Girls” by Emma Cline and get a free drink, 7 p.m., free. Dec. 27: Sensory Story Time offers gentle tales for special needs children, 10:30 a.m., free; enjoy stories and specially priced drinks during Happier Hour Story Time, 4-5 p.m, free. Dec. 28: Sensory Story Time offers gentle tales for special needs children. 10:30 a.m. Free. Dec. 29: Enjoy stories and specially priced drinks during Happier Hour Story Time. 4-5 p.m. Free. Tattered Cover, Colfax
2526 E. Colfax Ave.; 303-3227727; tatteredcover.com
Dec. 27: During another Active Minds Lecture, learn how spices have impacted not only food, but the whole world. 5 p.m. Free. Tattered Cover, Aspen Grove
7301 S. Santa Fe Dr.; Littleton; 303-470-7050; tatteredcover.com
Dec. 30: At Family Friday Night, parents and kids can wear their favorite pajamas, listen to stories, plus enjoy tasty treats from Whole Foods. 7 p.m. Free.