The Denver Public Library is pleased to announce a visiting exhibit from the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory in support of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education. From fundamental science and energy analysis to validating new products for the commercial market, NREL researchers are dedicated to transforming the way the world uses energy. Visit the library and explore an exhibit that features examples of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies and applications.
Rocky Mountain Map Society (RMMS) co-founder Wesley A. Brown takes a look at the eight very different types of maps produced around 1500 AD. He explains each of these forms of maps, their time of use and shows illustrations of original examples from his personal collection.
5 p.m. Local map dealers will display maps for sale
6 p.m. Presentation
7 p.m. Peruse the displays of maps
8 p.m. Library closes
Join us the second Saturday of each month for our new TOPICAL Book Club! We select the topic,
you choose your book, OR read what the library staffer is reading! Be ready to share why you
loved or hated your book! August's Topic: Something Wicked
Staff Choice: "The Haunting" by Shirley Jackson. No registration is necessary. Please call 720-865-0240 for more information.
Join us the second Saturday of each month for our new TOPICAL Book Club! We select the topic, you choose your book (fiction or nonfiction), OR read what the library staffer is reading! Be ready to share why you loved or hated your book! June's Topic: The Human Animal Bond
Staff Choice: "The Elephant Keeper" by Christopher Nicholson. No registration is necessary. Please call 720-865-0240 for more information.
In this explosive follow-up to his Oscar nominated film Gasland, filmmaker Josh Fox uses his trademark dark humor to take a deeper, broader look at the dangers of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, the controversial method of extracting natural gas and oil, now occurring on a global scale.
David Mason was nominated as Colorado's poet laureate in 2010, one of only six poets to fill this position Mason is nearly done with his four year stint. A writer and professor out of Colorado Springs, Mason's books of poems include The Buried Houses (winner of the Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize), The Country I Remember (winner of the Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award), and Arrivals. His verse novel, Ludlow, was published on 2007, and named best poetry book of the year by the Contemporary Poetry Review and the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.
In Colorado, the only good tomato is a homegrown one. Learn how to cultivate tomatoes and other fresh produce in pots. You'll dig up container-gardening basics, such as best vegetable varieties, container sizes and types, potting mixes, planting techniques, and watering and fertilization guidelines.
Historic Fairmount Cemetery is the final resting place of veterans from the Mexican-American War, Civil War, Spanish American War, World War I and II to the present day. This rich military history includes five Medal of Honor recipients, Tuskegee Airmen and Nisei of the famed 442nd Infantry. Please join us as we remember the Coloradans that have served our country.