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Mentoring Opportunity for Teens: Be a Book Guide

August 22, 2019 - 11:55am -- angela

Teen Book Guides earn volunteer hours by helping 1st-3rd grade readers who are having challenges with reading. It creates a mentoring relationship between a teen and a child to increase the child’s reading confidence and skills.

Training for the program will be held on Thursday, October 3 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

The fall program runs Thursday, October 10-Thursday, December 12, 2019 (excluding October 31 and November 28).  

New look for the DPL teen site, Evolver!

August 13, 2019 - 7:10am -- angela

You may have noticed a little something different about Evolver today... it has a new look!

Over the past year, we've been working on streamlining the content on the teen site. We wanted to get rid of pages that weren't being used in order to get our users (you!) to the most important resources. Now that outdated content is out of the way and existing content is being updated and refined, we are ready to modernize the look and feel of Evolver.

How to Beat a Book Slump

July is National Anti-Boredom Month, and what better way to combat boredom than with a book? But what do you do when you simply can’t find that next perfect read? Maybe you’ve just finished something amazing and are suffering from serious TEABS (The End of an Awesome Book Syndrome). You know the feeling -- you’re not quite ready to move on from the people and places your last book took you to. Or maybe you’re in the dreaded book slump, when you just can’t find anything that really sucks you in.

Summer Bucket List

June 24, 2019 - 2:35pm -- wendy

Dreading the long, hot days of summer ahead?  Of course not! But just in case you find yourself in the throes of boredom, try out these fun, free or almost free activities:

Visit a museum. Did you know you can get free passes through Denver Public Library? 

Sleep under the stars

Have a water fight

Pretend you’re a tourist and visit one of Denver’s attractions

Have a picnic

Fractals in Nature

January 3, 2019 - 2:42pm -- Toby

Look around! Nature is full of patterns and shapes like the spiral symmetry of a pinecone. True, there are shapes that also appear fragmented or irregular but often there are smaller, self-similar shapes to the larger shape - for example, a tree branch has a similar shape to the larger tree. Mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot defined these "family of shapes" as "fractals" or the "geometry of nature."

 

 

Books to Read While Avoiding Required Summer Reading

August 6, 2018 - 8:41am -- Dodie

You’ve already got that required reading list knocked out, right? Who wouldn’t want to start right into Tortilla Flats or Lord of Flies, keeping in mind the dreaded inevitable essays to follow? Give yourself a break and dig into something fun, relatable, quirky, or thrilling, just something wonderful to escape into for a little while or a whole afternoon!

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!

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