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Benefits Eligibility Assistance at the Library

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This blog post has information that is subject to change. Please check the calendar for current information.

What: One-on-one drop-in assistance with Denver Human Services programs. No appointment is necessary and Denver residency is not required.
Who: Denver Human Services
When: Thursdays, 12 noon-4 p.m.
Where: Central Library, Schlessman Hall - Level 1

Volume: A Local Music Project is Live!

Volume

The Denver Public Library is excited to announce the launch of Volume, our new music website featuring local bands and musicians. DPL has always been about reaching out to support our community, and we're looking to reinforce that goal by offering our customers free streaming music and downloads. Most of this unique content is not available in big box stores, so Volume steps in to fill that gap by supporting local artists and connecting the people of Denver to our vibrant music scene.

Submissions for 125th Anniversary Book

Deadline Extended

This year Denver Public Library celebrates 125 years of connecting people with information, ideas and experiences. Our efforts do more than provide entertainment, they also enhance lives and strengthen our community. We’ve had a direct, profound and lasting impression on Denver and the people who call the Mile High City home.

To celebrate this major milestone, DPL will be publishing a limited edition 125th anniversary book in collaboration with the Tattered Cover and we’d like to give you a chance to be a part of it.

MOVE FREELY BICYCLE EVENT

Neighborhood Bike Ride with Tall Bikes! (photo courtesy of Karen Seed)

On Saturday May 17, Byers Branch Library collaborated with 411 BIKE PIT! to present the MOVE FREELY BICYCLE EVENT. People of all ages and varying biking experience gathered on the lawn to learn about basic bicycle maintenance. 411 BIKE PIT! provided a zine titled "Move Freely" which served as a handy guide to the workshop.

May 3 2014: Minecraft is Taking Over at GVR!

Kids playing Minecraft

This month's GVR Computer Gaming Party was a huge success! Close to 30 kids attended our After-Hours event on Saturday, May 3. They had the library--and the library's computers-- to themselves. Kids played Minecraft and Roblox while some checked social media. But let's be honest: most played Minecraft!

Plaza Voices: Bridging the Gap

Cover of American Libraries May 2014 issue

The Denver Public Library's Plaza program is featured in the May 2014 issue of American Libraries Magazine!

Though the article, "Connecting Latinos with Libraries," focuses particularly on Spanish-speakers, Plaza programs are designed to engage international migrants from all over the world, as well as other community members, regardless of their background or native language.

Ride for Reading

Denver Public Library is proud to be a part of Ride for Reading Week, 2014! We’ll be teaming up with Colorado Women’s Cycling Project to promote literacy and healthy living in Colorado by donating books via bicycle to children at Fulton Academy, a Title 1 school in Aurora.

DPL Connect, our pedal-powered mobile library, will join over 100 cyclists to deliver more than 3000 books by bike for this year’s Colorado delivery! And you are cordially invited to ride with us. 

Plaza Voices: "I can be anything I want to be"

United States Flag in Schlessman Hall, Central Library

"On Tuesday, April 15, I got to witness a Naturalization Swearing-In Ceremony at the Central Library. Fifty people representing twenty-three countries became naturalized American citizens. The ceremony started with the Presentation of the Colors performed by the West High School Color Guard. Then "America the Beautiful" was sung by Jubilee and Lenlee Davis (daughters of DPL employee James Davis.) I have to admit to you that I got emotional. I took my seat, regained my composure and took this time to reflect on my life in America.

ZINE 15: recap

ZINE 15: keep 5, trade 5, distribute 5 for other library customers

On Saturday, March 15, Byers Branch Library hosted the first ZINE 15 event, and it was AWESOME! We designed our very own zines, resulting in a fabulous array of drawing styles. Since we created no-staple zines, we were able to make several copies and fold them into booklets right away. After our hard work, we enjoyed reading each other's stories and trading zines.

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