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2012 Teen Read Week Sticker Contest

It Came From the Library

Calling all teen artists - enter our Teen Read Week Sticker Contest!

Teen Read Week is October 14-20 this year and the theme is "It Came From the Library." One person will be chosen as our contest winner and will have their sticker distributed in all Denver Public Library locations during Teen Read Week!

The Rules

Book Talk with Author Lee McQueen

Monday, August 6, 6:30 p.m.
Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library

Lee McQueen has a Masters of Library Science from State University of New York at Buffalo, a Bachelor of Arts from Xavier University of Louisiana, and coursework in public affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. She has been both a librarian and a bookstore owner. Now an editor and publisher at McQueen Press, she also takes on writing and research assignments.

Get Groovy with Pete the Cat

Book jacket of Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

Calling all Pete the Cat fans! Put on your white shoes and head over to the Green Valley Ranch Branch on Monday, July 9 at 10:30 am to meet Eric Litwin, author of the Pete the Cat picture books.

Sing and dance along with Mr. Eric as he plays guitar and harmonica and shares his musical stories. While fun for all ages, Mr. Eric is a sure-fire hit with the preschool set.

A former classroom teacher, Mr. Eric has performed at Lincoln Center and at schools and libraries across the country. He is the winner of a Parents Choice Award and currently has two books on the New York Times Best Sellers list.

Get in the mood for Mr. Eric's visit by checking out these titles:

Library of the Living Dead: Preparing the Central Library for the Zombie Apocalypse

Zombies Are Coming

We’ve been hearing about the upcoming zombie apocalypse for quite some time—even the CDC has a zombie preparedness web page! Even though it’s coming, not many people have taken the steps to prepare themselves. The teens at the Central Library decided to remedy this problem. With tons of books about zombies, maps of the Central Library, and a lot of creativity, the teens created a zombie safety plan.

Some of the teens worked on a detailed map showing how we could help with triage and defense. Almost everyone made zombie warning signs and contributed to a list of things we would need at Central to keep safe. After the teens finished, we presented our plan to a member of DPL’s security team. If they implement all of the teens’ requests, you will soon see guard bears and salt moats around all of our branches.

Be a lean mean marketing machine

Social networks aren't just about sharing what you had for breakfast and posting oh-so-cute pictures of your niece with jam on her face. They're a big deal. And they're also an excellent way to spread your message as a small business or organization.

Whether you're selling products, offering services, raising awareness or promoting an event, social networks like Facebook and Twitter can lend serious firepower to your marketing efforts. But using social networks to promote yourself takes more finesse than just punching in a random broadcast- you need to craft your message and build your brand.

Grants for Nonprofits: Free Workshop

Nonprofit Workshop

Is your nonprofit ready for a grant? Come to a free nonprofit workshop at Central and find out!

WHERE: Central Library, Level 4 Training Room
WHEN:Thursday, April 26, 2012, 10 a.m.-12 noon
Contact Lisa to register at Nonprofit Workshop or call 720-865-1363

Coffee and Chocolate Tasting at our Anti-Valentine's Day Party

Dear Cupid,

Just stay out of our way.

XOXO, 

Fresh City Life

Last night was pretty fantastic here at Fresh City Life. We rechristened our partnership with Curious Theatre Company through Voices From the Front Lines -- a staged reading of works written by military veterans of contemporary wars. Several of the pieces had been written through a special program sponsored by Lighthouse Writers Workshop. There were tears and even laughter -- and our audience was rapt!

Exhibit and Workshop: Personal Geographies: Explorations in Mixed-Media Mapmaking

Personal Geographies Exhibit Poster

January 12 - March 31, 2012
Central Library, Gates Reading Room, Level 5

"Personal Geographies" is an exhibit of handmade, mixed media maps by Jill K. Berry and other artists. The show is in the Western History and Genealogy department, on Level 5 of the Central Library through March 31, 2012.

Exhibit: iWorld

iWorld Exhibit

January 10 – March 25, 2012
Central Library, Level 5 Western History Gallery
Closing reception Sunday, March 25, 3-5 p.m.

Jurors: Chuck Mobley (Associate Director, San Francisco Camerawork); Brian Paul Clamp (Gallery owner and director, ClampArt, NYC)

iWorld is a juried show of images responding to the “i-zation” of our culture. The exhibition runs at two venues: The Denver Public Library show features Colorado-based photographers only; the CPAC show features works from across the nation, and includes a solo show awarded to New York-based photographer Charles Ludeke.

Celebrate Kwanzaa with the Library

Kwanzaa

You are invited to learn about and celebrate Kwanzaa at the Library. Kwanzaa is a non-religious African American holiday which celebrates family, community and culture. It is celebrated for seven days: December 26 - January 1.

Join us for Kwanzaa programs featuring performers and light refreshments:

Tuesday, December 27, 2 p.m. - Kujichagulia
Ford-Warren Branch Library

Wednesday, December 28, 2 p.m. - Ujima
Pauline-Robinson Branch Library

Wednesday, December 28, 6:30 p.m. - Ujima
Green Valley Ranch Branch

Thursday, December 29, 2 p.m. - Ujamaa

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