Summer is coming - and with it comes Adventure! Starting June 1st, head down to your local Denver Public Library branch to register for Summer of Adventure - our summer program that rewards you for learning, making, and exploring while school is out. Read some new books, submit an amazing creation to the Maker Challenge, or explore a new place for free - you'll not only... more
With so many options, choosing what books to read this summer can be overwhelming. While there is nothing wrong with rereading an old favorite, reading new material takes us on an adventure by introducing us to places, people, cultures and experiences we may have otherwise overlooked.
Tips for picking a book:
Get out of your comfort zone. It’s not fair to write off entire genres. Just because you didn’t like Lord of the Rings doesn’t mean you will dislike all fantasy and adventure novels.
Judge a book by its cover. There is nothing wrong with choosing... more
Finally! School is almost over and soon you will have time to read whatever you want. It's hard to know where to start though - a lot of new books have come out while you've been toiling away at senior essays, standardized testing, and textbooks. You could start with the Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award nominees for 2018, or maybe look at the YALSA 2018... more
SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+ and starting April 26, 2018, you can download two complete audiobooks a week - based on weekly themes. Titles are delivered through the OverDrive app (which you may already be familiar with if you borrow eBooks and audio eBooks from Denver Public Library).
The Young Adult Literature Conference, now known as the Colorado Teen Literature Conference, was initiated in 1988 by the Jefferson County Library Foundation, and Metropolitan State College at Denver English Department faculty as an outreach to teachers and library professionals who were concerned about teen literacy. Early sponsors of the conference were Metropolitan State College at Denver and University of Colorado Denver School of Education and Human Development. In 2001 Colorado’s Young Adult Advocates in Libraries (... more
Spring is here, which means summer is just around the corner. Are you planning on applying for a job this summer? If so, here are some tips to help you get started.
Prepare a Resumé:
- A resumé is a 1 page document that tells the employer what experiences you have
- It should include:
- Your name, address, and contact information
- What school you go to and your estimated graduation date
- Other work, volunteer, or leadership experience you have, the time period you had this experience, and what some of your responsibilities... more
Ernest Cline’s action packed dystopian homage to the 70’s and 80’s, Ready Player One, hits the big screen this weekend. Can’t wait to see the OASIS IRL? Wish you could be the one to find Halliday’s egg? Here are some essentials that any fan won’t want to miss, available here at the Denver Public Library!
Musician Robbie Robertson began his musical career early touring with headliners like Bob Dylan before he was 22 years old. Robbie credits summers spent with his Mohawk and Cayuga relatives for nurturing his love of music and stories, especially Hiawatha and the Peacemaker.
Robbie’s retelling of his favorite story begins with Deganawida, the Great Peacemaker, who needs a voice to bring all the warring nations together under the league of Iroquois or Haudenosaunee. Deganawida recruits the... more
March is Women's History Month and the Winter Olympics just ended about a week ago. And there were some phenomenal women who participated in the Olympic events. Lindsey Vonn is one the superstars of the Olympics. And did anyone stay up late to watch U.S. Women's Hockey Team win the gold?!
I will be honest I don't play sports very often and there are some sports out there that still don't make sense to me. But I will say one thing, I love seeing women thrive in the sport they have worked... more
Traditional music studios cost millions of dollars to build. They require a staff, a recording engineer, and thousands of pieces of equipment to run. In the last few years, its become possible to create professional grade music with just a tablet and a little bit of creativity (and a lot of hard work!). If you're interested in dipping your toes into the world of digital music, join us on March 28 for a Make a Beat with GarageBand workshop.
GarageBand is a free to use music creation app for iOS devices (iPhone and iPad) and macOS. You can record instruments; play digital synthesizers... more