From the beginning of the sixteenth century, when Europeans first understood that there was a western North America, through the next four centuries, the nature of the American West was slowly revealed to Europeans and then Euro-Americans. Chris Lane will discuss how that gradual unveiling has been graphically depicted in printed maps over the years. Chris Lane is proprietor of the Philadelphia Print Shop West in Cherry Creek and has appeared as an appraiser of old maps and prints on the Antiques Road Show.
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.