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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

2017 Teen Video Challenge Finalists

May 2, 2017 - 1:26pm -- angela

The Collaborative Summer Library Program has announced the winners of the 2017 Teen Video Challenge!

The Teen Video Challenge encouraged teens to create short public service announcements that promote reading and library use over the summer to other teens. The 2017 theme was "Build a Better World" and fourteen states participated in the contest this year. The winning videos illustrate the diversity of our nation and of the teens that created them. 

Summer of Making Finalists

September 6, 2016 - 3:48pm -- Tim

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!

Summer of Making

August 2, 2016 - 1:45pm -- Tim

The summer of making has kicked off to a great start and the heat is on! Check out the Summer of Making for a chance to win a laptop, Amazon gift cards, a Sparkfun electronics kit, and most importantly, a pizza party. You have the chance to explore your creative genius by making something, anything really, and submitting it to the teen website for a shot at a prize. Pass by the ideaLAB and you’ll see the Summer of Making Meter. 

2015 National Novel Writing Month for Teens

October 20, 2015 - 2:34pm -- angela

It's almost time for 2015 National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo for short)! Are you a writer, or do you want to be? NaNoWriMo is a great way to try your hand at completing a big project, and getting in the habit of writing every day. It happens every November and the challenge is to write an entire novel in just 30 days. Can you do it?

See you at the Con! (Mini-Con, that is)

There’s absolutely no denying that cons are a massive part of fan culture -- new ones are popping up here, there and everywhere. You name it, it has a con. There’s Anime Expo (Anime), PAX Prime (Video Games), Dragon Con (SF/Fantasy) and of course, Denver’s own home grown & exceedingly popular Comic Con.

Wild West Murder Mystery - Movie Making Workshop

July 24, 2015 - 2:01pm -- Laura

Yeehaa! We're making a movie! Join ideaLAB and EPIC for a Wild West Murder Mystery, August 5 through 7 from 3-6 pm! We'll write, shoot, and edit a mini movie in 3 days. We'll screen the movie (world premiere!) at the ideaLAB Afterhours Party August 7 from 6-8 pm. Then we'll eat pizza and play games in the abandoned library. Free and open to all teens, ages 12-19.

Saved My life, How can I thank you?

Chapter 1: What Happened?

Everybody looks alright on the outside but if you were to look inside, They Wouldn't be.

Everybody thinks that if they put a fake smile on, No one will notice. But I do, I see right through them.

My name is Dani and this is my veiw on life.


A couple of years ago in december I was trying to find myself in this great big world.

I was so lost that I would do anything just to feel loved but That all changed last week.

You see I was just walking along the road when I saw a bright light.


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