Wondering where to go to college and what to study? To take a gap year? Financial aid? To take the ACT or SAT or both? Jobs? Getting ready for life after your high school graduation can feel incredibly overwhelming at times. Pile all of that onto all the day-to-day stresses of being a teenager, and you might find yourself pulling your hair out. Well, in the immortal words of Douglas Adams Hitchhiker's Guide to Galaxy -- “Don’t Panic!” (easier said than done, I know).
We're never bored here at the Denver Public Library! No matter what part of Denver you live in, or even if you don't live in Denver at all, we've got something to slash boredom and occupy your brain. (Not bored at all because you're swamped with homework and extracurriculars? Come join us! We've got tons of fun stuff if you're looking for a break.)
Check out what's going on late October--mid November...
Last week was Teen Read Week. This is a national event dedicated to encouraging teens to read for the fun of it. Alongside Teen Read Week, the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) also had voting open for Teens' Top Ten, which allows teens to vote for their favorite book from the previous year. Check out a list of nominees here. Though Teen Read Week has ended, you can continue to read for fun all year long.
Math anxiety is a negative emotion associated with activities such as homework and test taking. Math anxiety is related to poorer grades and testing scores. Oftentimes, students have a full understanding of the math concepts they are working with, and anxiety simply interferes with their ability to solve problems!
EPIC, the teen advisory board for the SM Energy ideaLAB, is looking for a logo to use on shirts and all kinds of other things. And they know Denver teens are creative and make amazing things. So they're asking for your help! And we're also willing to bribe you...
Did you know this? I only found this out a year ago. I think it’s a great idea to celebrate the Dark Knight. Why? Because he tends to be children’s and adults’ favorite superhero. Heck, some people end up loving Batman’s archrivals more than other superheros, like the Joker, Harley Quinn, and the Riddler to name a few. When Batman vs. Superman came out in movie theaters, I knew more people who wanted Batman to win over Superman. And did he?
By now, school's been back in session for a while. Summer's fading from your memory. You're probably deep into clubs, sports, your job and... homework.
Don't worry. Deep breaths. It's going to be okay. The library is here to help!
The results are in! The Summer of Making was a success and the winners have been chosen!
Click here to see the entries.
Teens from around Denver created and concocted amazing projects including graphic arts, computer games, robotics, textiles, videos, and games.
Congratulations on winning the Summer of Making Contest: Owen, Micaiah, and Alex!
School's back in full-swing. Which means that homework and school projects are also back in full-swing. But maybe your brain is still stuck in Summer Mode. That's where your friendly public library comes in!
We know you may be short on time or transportation, which is why we've got a first-rate, easy-to-navigate website. Check out some of the highlights:
Have you heard of the Colorado Talent Pipeline? Our state imports a large share of highly educated workers from out of state to fill many highly skilled jobs. The State of Colorado, the Department of Education, and Denver Public Schools have placed an emphasis on equipping Colorado teens with the in-demand skills of a highly educated workforce, ensuring the future professional and economic success of the City's students.