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Happy Birthday Abraham Lincoln

With My Face to the Enemy

In Honor of President Lincoln's birthday, we're offering a podcast of the Gettysburg Address recorded by DPL staff member David Johnson. While you're listening, check out these books about Lincoln....

Reach Out and Read Colorado Literacy Event

Join us for Read and Romp Denver
Saturday, February 26, 2011
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
PPA Event Center, 2105 Decatur Street, Denver
Admission $10, children under 2 are free. Includes lunch.

Check out the literacy line-up! Spend some time with Frog and Toad and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Eat the Alphabet and play I Spy! You and your kids will be enriched by this massive exposure to literacy.

Reading to an infant, a toddler, a pre-schooler, or a young child affords a multitude of benefits to children, parents, families and communities alike. Over time, you'll see the time spent reading with children taking positive effect. Shared reading promotes:

Early brain development

Warehouse Book Sale This Weekend!

Warehouse Book Sale

Do some holiday shopping and support the Denver Public Library at the Warehouse Book Sale!
Friday, December 10 - Sunday, December 12, 2010

 

1205 Osage Street, The Innovative Alliance Warehouse
Friday: 3-7 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Shop the Barnes & Noble Bookfair Today!

Barnes & Noble Bookfair

Do your holiday shopping on December 9 and support the Denver Public Library!
Thursday, December 9, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Downtown Store at the Denver Pavilions: 500 16th Street

Shop at the Downtown Barnes & Noble on December 9 and benefit the Library! Just mention the Library when you pay, and 10-15 percent of net sales will be contributed to the Friends Foundation.

Opera Superstar Joan Sutherland

Joan Sutherland

Opera fans' hearts broke this week with the news of Joan Sutherland's death. She had a phenomenal vocal range, size and quality of voice that raised the standard of operatic performance. Her friend Luciano Pavarotti called Sutherland the "Voice of the Century." Her highest note was a high F-sharp and her voice remained clear and strong throughout her range.

 

 

SEE more YouTube videos of Joan Sutherland.

Teacher Set Requests Are Back Online

Our online Teacher Sets service is back!

Ordering teacher sets by email is easy - visit kids.denverlibrary.org/teacher_sets and fill out the form. Or if you'd rather use the phone, just give us a call at your most convenient location.

Dewey After Hours - Name that Martini

Dewey After Hours

Join us on the rooftop of the Art Museum Residences for an open air, big sky Dewey After Hours and help select the signature cocktail for the Denver Public Library's Booklovers Ball. Enjoy the amazing view of downtown Denver as the sun sets and you sip, nibble and schmooze.

We'll be sampling martinis and appetizers and voting for the most tasty and delicious drink. The winning drink will be served at the 13th Annual Booklovers Ball. Beer, wine and soft drinks will also be served. Pinnacle Vodka is donating both a regular vodka and a special secret ingredient vodka to inspire the mixologists.

Bring your creative energies and name that drink! The originator of the winning name will be awarded a free ticket to the Booklovers Ball on October 9. The theme this year is "Explore."

Suggest a Name for New Branch Library

Architect's drawing of Green Valley Ranch Library

The Denver Public Library welcomes suggestions from the community to name the new branch library at Green Valley Ranch, scheduled to open in Spring 2011. The Library will consider all ideas for the new branch name including names of individuals, groups, geographic location or other entities.

Learn more about the new Green Valley Ranch Branch Library.

Naming suggestions that recognize an individual will be considered for a person who has provided extraordinary service to the Denver Public Library as a staff member, a distinguished person who has provided extraordinary service to the Library or anyone who otherwise merits special recognition.

Free Child Support Consultation - August 16-20

Free Child Support Consultation

 

Denver will offer free Child Support information and consultation at the Castro Human Services Building located at 1200 Federal Blvd., along the first floor corridor.

August 16 - 20, 2010 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. each day

 

Summer of Reading - Pick Up Prizes By August 7

Another Summer of Reading program has ended, but you can still pick up your prizes. The last day to claim prizes is Saturday, August 7.

Thanks to everyone who participated in Summer of Reading 2010! Please take a moment to complete a short survey online and tell us what you liked, didn't like, and if you have any ideas to improve the program.
The winners of the drawings for the iPod Shuffles and Dell laptop computers will be notified in August.

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