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!
Aaah, summer! June is well under way, and if you're in the market for fun, FREE things to do with your time, there's sure to be a library close by that has something going on. From cupcakes to painting, from cosplay to cooking and everything in between, we've got you covered...
Tigers and Leopards Face Painting: Wednesday, June 7, 2:30 p.m.
I remember when I graduated from high school and the epic summer after graduation. I will most definitely be aging myself here, but one of the things I remember most is the music my friends and I listened to. My best friend would burn CDs full of our favorites bands and songs. Some of them stayed all summer long, while others were the flavor of the week. One thing for sure is that I think of our adventures driving around the wonderfully hot city.
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.
Every year a teen book is turned into a movie. This year has seen a lot of great young adult books made into movies, including The 5th Wave and Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. 2017 will be no exception to the rule. Many great novels are set to be released as movies but there is still time to read!
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...
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?
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!