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Give a Gift to the Denver Public Library

Give the Gift of Books

Celebrate the Holidays with a gift to the Denver Public Library Friends Foundation.

Show your support of the Library with cash donations or by becoming a member of the Denver Public Library Friends Foundation. These funds are used to support collections and programs at the Denver Public Library.
Visit the Friends Foundation to donate now.

Reference Services Now On Level 3 at Central

New Reference Room

On Tuesday, December 21, the Central Library will have a new home for Reference Services.

Ever since the new Michael Graves-designed Central Library opened in 1995, the Reference Services department has been located on Level 1. Today that changed with the grand opening of the new Reference Room on Level 3.

The new space features more natural light, and a better system of shelving to house the impressive collection of reference materials. A new desk will greet customers as they enter the space, and reference librarians will staff the desk to handle questions and collection inquiries for all of our Reference Services collections.

Citizenship Ceremony Welcomes 76 New Citizens

On December 7, 2010, the Denver Public Library hosted a Citizenship ceremony on behalf of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. This is the 10th year the Library has sponsored the event. This year, 76 citizens from 39 countries were naturalized. Together with their friends and families, about 275 people attended the ceremony in the Central Library's Schlessman Hall, followed by a brief reception in the B2 Conference Center.

The Hon. Judge Christina M. Habas from the 2nd Judicial District Court administered the Oath and Pledge of Allegiance. Also in attendance was Ms. Karen Rokala, President of the Library Commission. Members of the Daughters of the American Revolution handed out miniature flags. Members of the Monument Hill Sertoma Club distributed copies of booklets containing the U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence. The West High School JROTC Color Guard directed by Antonio Cruz, Jr. gave the Presentation of the Colors.

Warehouse Book Sale This Weekend!

Warehouse Book Sale

Do some holiday shopping and support the Denver Public Library at the Warehouse Book Sale!
Friday, December 10 - Sunday, December 12, 2010

 

1205 Osage Street, The Innovative Alliance Warehouse
Friday: 3-7 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Shop the Barnes & Noble Bookfair Today!

Barnes & Noble Bookfair

Do your holiday shopping on December 9 and support the Denver Public Library!
Thursday, December 9, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Downtown Store at the Denver Pavilions: 500 16th Street

Shop at the Downtown Barnes & Noble on December 9 and benefit the Library! Just mention the Library when you pay, and 10-15 percent of net sales will be contributed to the Friends Foundation.

Create Art for a New Branch Library

Cloud Seeding

Help seed the clouds for an incredible art installation at the new Green Valley Branch Library.

The Denver Public Library is asking for your help in creating an interactive, dynamic artwork that will display your search terms on an array of large LCD screens in the new Green Valley Ranch Branch Library, and call up associative media clips culled from the Library's collection of books, DVDs, music, digital images and text archives.

eBooks for iPhone and Android

Overdrive Media Console for iPhone and Android

New apps launched today - December 7, 2010. With the new free OverDrive Media Console app you can download both EPUB eBooks and MP3 audio eBooks directly to your iPhone or Android phone.

Update: if you've downloaded the previous version of Overdrive's app, and are having problems with the e-books appearing after you download them, you may need to delete the app and download it fresh. See commenter Mark's thread below.

Center for Visual Art Community Art Exhibition

Center for Visual Art

The Education Outreach Department of the Center for Visual Art (CVA) presents a Community Art Exhibit including art created by children and families at the Byers Branch Library.

When: Opening Reception, Saturday, December 11, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon

Where: Center for Visual Art, 965 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204

The exhibit will open on Saturday, December 11 at 10 a.m., with an opening reception until 12 noon. A wall will be dedicated to the children and families who participated in the free art programs at the Byers Branch throughout the year, and left their work at the library to be put on display.

The art will be on display for the public throughout December.

This event is free and all are welcome.

For gallery hours and more information, visit the Center for Visual Art website at metrostatecva.org.

2010 Denver Plein Air Exhibition

2010 Denver Plein Air Exhibition

4th Annual Denver Plein Air Exhibition
November 10 - December 31, 2010
Central Library, Vida Ellison Gallery - Level 7
Presented by the Golden Triangle Museum District

During the month of August and September, more than 100 artists painted in Denver's beautiful Golden Triangle and Downtown areas. Three hundred pieces were submitted for juried competition and 120 were selected by the judges for an exhibition, which will be on display at the Denver Public Library from November 10 to December 31, 2010.

2010 Judges:

Schlessman Reopens!

After a brief closing as part of the Denver Bond Improvement Plan, the Schlessman Family Branch library reopened on Monday, November 1 with a new and improved automated returns handling machine. We are glad to be back in business and our shelves are bursting with books, movies and music! We hope to see you soon!

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