Summer is coming - and with it comes Adventure! Starting June 1st, head down to your local Denver Public Library branch to register for Summer of Adventure - our summer program that rewards you for learning, making, and exploring while school is out.
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.
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.
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
College application deadlines are calling your name—and they want your unique essay. How do you know what to write? How do you showcase YOU when other students are answering the same questions? How do you translate a personal experience into something that demonstrates why you are meant to attend your top choice school? We’ll tackle all these questions and get you started on your essay. If you have a draft, please bring it with you. You’ll leave this class with a beginning and an outline for a brand new essay or a revision of your draft.
On June 27th, 1997 the first Harry Potter book was published in the United Kingdom. That means this summer marks the 20th anniversary of the birth of what is arguably the most popular literary franchise of all time. Originally titled “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,” The book was published the following year in the United States as “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” Six more books followed in the series, spawning eight movies and enough spin off materials to keep fans happily reading, watching, or listening for quite some time.
Comic cons are big business these days. These once fringe subculture events, have entered the mainstream and have become the premiere venues to celebrate pop culture. The growing popularity of comic cons can be partly attributed to the recent elevation of all things geeky in pop culture. But also by expanding comic cons to include not only comics, but also science fiction, fantasy, games, television, movies, animation, and all sorts of fandoms, comic cons have become celebrations of all things pop culture.
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?
Mac DeMarco’s third effort delivers a music of the same fervor we witnessed on Rock and Roll Night Club and 2. Recorded in his apartment by himself, DeMarco’s signature sound increasingly becomes his own with the addition of synths and a dash of 80’s nostalgia. His song craft reveals a psychedelic pop prowess that stands on a solid foundation of songwriting that improves with every record. Highlights such as “Blue Boy," “Let Her Go,” “Passing Out the Pieces,” and “Chamber of Reflection” stand out as heavy hitters in DeMarco’s arsenal of jangly pop songs.