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Make Your National History Day Project Extraordinary

Want to do something extraordinary for your National History Day project? Our Community Technology Center has workshops for you. Come learn how to make a documentary video or your very own web page at the Central Library ideaLAB! Be sure to register at our links below.

 

Documentary Workshop 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 10

Colorado Teen Literature Conference Celebrates 30 Years!

April 11, 2018 - 10:35am -- Dodie

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.

Getting ready for Ready Player One!

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!

Hacking History: People of the Longhouses

March 13, 2018 - 1:09pm -- Toby

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.

Make a Beat with GarageBand

March 8, 2018 - 10:47am -- Keegan

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.

Be a tourist!

February 20, 2018 - 6:22pm -- TracyC

I’m writing this particular post to encourage you to be a tourist in your own city—Denver! Between the drudgery and routine of going to school, plus maybe you also have extra activities at school or a job, going home, doing homework, then getting up to do it all again the next day, it’s so easy to forget that you live in a completely awesome city. I recently had out-of-town guests staying at my house and consequently wound up showing them around and entertaining them. During a short driving tour of our “Queen City of the Plains,” it really struck me: Denver is wonderful!

Six of Crows Wins Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award!

February 13, 2018 - 3:00pm -- Dodie

The winner of the 2017 Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award (Blue Spruce Award) is Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo! Hundreds of votes were cast by teens and tweens from public and school libraries across Colorado to select this from twelve books nominated last year.

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