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06/24/2019 - 2:35pm
black Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses on beach sand photo by Ethan Robertson on Unsplash

Dreading the long, hot days of summer ahead?  Of course not! But just in case you find yourself in the throes of boredom, try out these fun, free or almost free activities:

Visit a museum. Did you know you can get free passes through Denver Public Library? 

Sleep under the stars

Have a water fight

Pretend you’re a tourist and visit one of Denver’s attractions

Have a picnic

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06/11/2019 - 5:25pm
Mental Health

Mental health can be a difficult conversation for the most well put together person. From personal experience, I can say that knowing that you are not alone or that you have found someone to relate to is a sense of comfort that many have been looking for.

FICTION:

I Was Here by Gayle Forman; grief, depression, suicide

Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Delaira; grief,... more


05/20/2019 - 5:37pm
making music neon image

Modest Mouse says "Music is to the soul what words are to the mind." Beside our collection of music on CD, Denver Public Library has a ton of other resources to feed your soul the music that it needs to get you through the day!

Music Online: American Music is a history database that allows people to hear and feel the music from America's past. The database includes songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers and cowboys. Included in the... more


05/13/2019 - 6:01pm
Book cover, Math Art by Stephen Ornes

The  drawings from the Iron Genie don't flow from a Spryo Gryo pen, but rather the frequencies made by pendulums. See this harmonograph sculpture at work. What inspired artist Anita Chowdry to create this interactive scultpure?

Math Art: Truth, Beauty and Equations reveals it is Chowdry's fascination with mathmatics, geometry,... more


04/03/2019 - 3:03pm
Photograph of several Athmar Teen Advisory Board members sitting at the welcome table for the Athmar Art Show

Featured Teen Advisory Board: Athmar Park Branch Library

The 12th Annual Athmar Park Art Show was held on March 27, 2019 and the theme was "Athmar Market." The art show features art created by kids in the After School is Cool program. The show is planned, installed and hosted by the Athmar Teen Advisory Board (TAB). The Athmar TAB has worked hard to make this program a success for 12 years, and the kids and the community love this event! Check out some of the photos from this... more


03/21/2019 - 11:59pm
Thirteen Chairs by Dave Shelton

When was the last time you discovered a good book through music? 
The Bookshop Band recently visited Central Library and shared songs inspired by their favorite books including the spooky Thirteen Chairs by Dave Shelton.

In, stepping further in, welcomed by the light 
Seeing the others around 
Will I make a sound? Will I know the way? 
What is it I’ve found? 
Listen to the... more


03/08/2019 - 4:09pm
door with a question mark on it

What is Freedom of Information Day, you ask?  It's a day near James Madison’s birthday (this year it’s on his actual birthday, Saturday, March 16) to celebrate our right to access information held by the federal government.  President Madison is considered the Father of the Constitution and was a big believer in the openness of government, as well as the fourth President of the United States.

What kinds of information are available through the Freedom of Information Act? You can access records held by federal agencies except those that are confidential to protect personal privacy,... more


02/12/2019 - 11:16am
Book cover for Children of Blood and Bone

The Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award nominees have been announced! The Award recognizes the most popular books among middle and high school students in the State of Colorado. Teens nominate their favorite titles and select the winner – adults do not vote. Check out the nominees and then vote for your favorite!

2019 Nominees:

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02/04/2019 - 2:58pm
seal for Michael L. Printz Award

The Michael L. Printz Award honors the best book written for Teens, based on its literary merit, each year since 2000. (The Printz Committee also names up to four honor books.) Michael L. Printz was a school librarian in Topeka, Kansas and was an active member of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). 

The 2019 Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature goes to.... (drum roll)  The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo! To sum up: Xiomara feels unheard and... more


01/23/2019 - 4:39pm
Photo of artist by David Schulze

Artist and East High School graduate, Jordan Casteel, returns to Denver in February for her solo show at Denver Art Museum, Returning the GazeBeing an artist "wasn't something that I saw as an ambition I could have for myself" while a student visiting art museums. In a ... more


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