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The Equal Justice Initiative Essay Contest: Racial Injustice and Its Legacy Today

November 2, 2020 - 2:40pm -- Robin

The Equal Justice Initiative, in partnership with the Colorado Lynching Memorial Project, is sponsoring a scholarship contest open to 9th – 12th grade students attending public high school in Denver County, where prizes totaling at least $5,000 will be awar

National History Day: Ready-Made Research Guides To Jump Start Your Research

October 13, 2020 - 12:47pm -- Robin

Every year, National History Day frames students' research within a historical theme. The theme is chosen for the broad application to world, national, or state history and its relevance to ancient history or to the more recent past. This year's theme is Communication in History.

Every summer, Denver Public librarians take the annual theme and create research guides on relevant topics to give students a jump start on research.

Let's Get Cooking!

September 9, 2020 - 5:46pm -- Dodie

Whatever school ends up looking like, it's pretty certain that there will be more time at home than at school. Which leaves more time to cook, of course! Whether you don't know a skillet from a spatula, or are ready to apply to the Culinary Institue of America, the library has wonderful cookbook choices for you. And you'll find a few inspiring reads to fill out your foodie reading list, too.

Back to School: Get More Out of Remote Learning with Denver Public Library’s Online Resources

The Denver school year officially starts next Monday, August 24th, but we all know this is going to be a year unlike anything that has come before. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us all into isolation, and classrooms across Denver will be taught remotely until October 16th. The good news: Denver Public Library is here to help. Did you know that most of our homework resources and research assistance can be accessed without ever setting foot in a library? 


Here are some of the ways we can help you get the most out of your remote learning experience.


Free Surprise Books: Introducing the PRL Holds Service

July 21, 2020 - 11:05am -- Jamie

Are you excited to be able to get physical books from the library again? Well, the library staff who make Personalized Reading Lists are SO excited, we thought this would be a great time to launch a new upgrade to children’s and teen PRLs.

Now, if you request a Personalized Reading List that includes children’s and/or teen books, you have the option to request that staff choose three titles from the list we’re making for you and place them on hold for you.


Give A Listen! It’s National Audiobook Month

June 10, 2020 - 11:22am -- Dodie

Everything is just a little different this year, but June is always National Audiobook Month. Normally you might be piling into buses to go to camp, flying across country for family reunions, and going on college campus visits - but not so much in 2020. But travel experts are predicting that this is going to be the summer of car trips, partly due to the very low cost of gas right now and the side effects of COVID on the economy. So here’s the good news - CAR TRIPS = AUDIOBOOK TIME!

Sharing the Love for Poetry, and Libraries

April 7, 2020 - 8:48am -- Dodie

April is National Poetry Month, and thinking about it, this is about a perfect time for poetry. At least for me - I need to be feeling unrushed and in a contemplative space when I read or listen to poetry - each word, each pause seems to carry so much weight. Even though our buildings are closed right now, we can connect you to digital poetry, and a pile of resources for you to explore this oft-neglected genre.


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