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Library Card Database Clean Up

In an effort to clean up our patron database, library cards were recently purged for those who had not checked out materials in several years. Unfortunately, our current system does not count online transactions such as eMedia checkouts or database use. If your card is no longer recognized - the error message is "Can't find that ID" - you will need to register for a new library card.

Register online to receive a temporary library card number, which will allow access to library databases. Visit any Denver Public Library within 28 days to complete the registration and pick up your new permanent library card.

Hazlo Ahora (Do it Now) Photography Exhibit

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In conjunction with the Biennial of the Americas, the Denver Public Library is displaying an exhibit of inspirational photography from Hazlo Ahora (Do it Now), in Mexico called De la Discapacidad (the ABC of Disability). The exhibit will be on display in Schlessman Hall at Central Library through July.

The Biennal is a month-long cultural celebration of innovation, imagination and the artistic achievement of the Western Hemisphere, hosted by the City of Denver. The exhibit also is a fitting way to recognize the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

¡En sus marcas! À vos marques!: Tour the Americas with Music

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Get ready for the Biennial of the Americas and take a musical tour of the Western Hemisphere. Among this varied selection of CDs, at least one of them is sure to awaken your soul or make you dance.

Welcome to Haitian Creole 101 by Wyclef Jean
This is a full-fledged Caribbean album that careens from style to style showcasing glints of everything from reggaeton to cumbia without ever succumbing to the confines of a single style. It's really an amazing listen, especially if you're at all attracted to Caribbean music. All Music Guide.

Wátina by Andy Palacio and the Garifuna Collective

Update: Montbello Branch to Reopen July 2

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The Montbello Branch Library will reopen on Friday, July 2 at 10 a.m. after completion of an extensive renovation that was part of the Better Denver Bond Program.

The branch was previously scheduled to reopen on Tuesday, June 29, but the fire inspection has been rescheduled, delaying the issuance of the Certificate of Occupancy needed before we can open the building to the public.

The building is undergoing many improvements to accommodate customers, making it a safer, more user-friendly environment. Upgrades were also made to heating and cooling systems to make them more energy efficient.

Hours of Operation After Reopening

  • Monday and Tuesday: 12 noon - 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: Closed

Westside Library Location Selected

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At its regularly scheduled meeting, Thursday, June 17, the Library Commission voted on the Colfax and Irving (Avondale) site as the preferred site for the new Westside Library. It will become the selected site upon final negotiation of sales terms and approval of a purchase contract by the City and the property owner.

The Commission arrived at this decision after an extensive review process, including discussions with the community, and considering -- among other issues -- accessibility to the most number of Denver residents, with a focus on children. Additional criteria included parking, land price, bus access, light rail access, total population within one mile and site size.

Phone Notification Service Disruption

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Expecting a call regarding your holds? We are experiencing issues with our phone notification system. Please visit your My Library Card account or call any Denver Public Library branch location to check the status of your holds.

We apologize for any inconvenience this service interruption may cause.

Please Take Our Mobile Website Survey

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The Denver Public Library will be launching a mobile website in the coming months.

Your feedback is very important to us, so please take a moment to let us know what kind of Library content you would like to access on your mobile device. Take the survey now!

Mobile users, try our text only catalog.

Vote! 2010 One Book, One Denver Selection

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Voting will take place June 1 - 15 for the next One Book, One Denver title.
The 2010 One Book, One Denver selection will be chosen by popular vote! Rate each of the books, one to five stars. The top-ranked book will become the 2010 program selection, launching in September. Visit the DOCA (Denver Office of Cultural Affairs) website for more information and to cast your vote.

One Book, One Denver is Mayor Hickenlooper's citywide book club created to build community and stimulate people to read. Denver citizens, young and old, are encouraged to join others in the shared experience of simultaneously reading the same book and participating in related events.

This year's titles for consideration will be:

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