Performance and Presentations

DPL Presents: Battle of the Books, a Dramatic Read-off at the Denver County Fair!

Performance and Presentations
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St. in Denver, Colorado

Join Denver Public Library for a fun live competition, Battle of the Books: a dramatic read-off, at the Denver County Fair. The contest begins at 4 p.m in the Geek Pavilion at the Denver County Fair. The fair is held in the National Western Complex, located at 4655 Humboldt St. in Denver.

Denver Dumb Friends League - How to Meet a Dog/Denver Dumb Friends League –Cómo presentarse a un perro

Performance and Presentations
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

“Is it always safe to pet a dog? This course teaches children how to meet a dog by practicing some basic steps. They discover what an animal’s body posture may be communicating about how he or she is feeling and how respecting an animal’s feelings will keep everyone safe.” This program is for kids K – 5th grade.

Saturday Sessions- Blues and Jazz Vocals: Ed Battle

Performance and Presentations
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Schlessman Hall- Level 1

Ed Battle delivers great melodies and lyrics with respect, and all of the swing and emotion the support of dedicated jazz musicians can bring to a moment.
http://denverlibrary.org/fresh

Denver Zoo presents: Wild Wonders

Performance and Presentations
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us at 11 AM on the first Saturday of every month for family programming at the Sam Gary Library! The Denver Zoo will be bringing some of their amazing live animals for a look at animal adaptation to environments, survival strategies, and other fun facts!

Active Minds Presents: Egypt in Turmoil

Performance and Presentations
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm

The civil unrest that began in late January 2011 with the removal of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak continues to roil this critically important Arab country. Subsequent President Mohammad Morsi, an Islamist and Egypt's first freely elected leader, was ousted by the army in July 2013 after mass protests. Join Active Minds as we explore the origins and implications of Egypt’s current situation and where this story may go from here.

Active Minds Presents: A Century of Women’s Progress

Performance and Presentations
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm

This June marks 40 years since Title IX became a law prohibiting gender discrimination in any educational institution receiving federal funds. Join Active Minds as we use this anniversary to reflect on a century of women's progress in the United States. From women's suffrage to the Women's Liberation movement of the 1960's to the role of women in the workforce today and the serious consideration of a woman for President, we will examine how far women have come as well as what many claim remains undone.

Active Minds Presents: The Mayans

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Performance and Presentations
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is hosting an extraordinary Mayan exhibit from February 14th to August 24th, 2014. Join Active Minds for an overview of Mayan history, culture, art, and science. This program will provide attendees with a solid understanding of Mayan civilization and can serve as a perfect primer for those interested in attending the exhibit. Either way, attendees will leave with a greater appreciation for one of the great civilizations in the history of the world.

This program is being brought to you by the Stapleton Master Community Association and Active Minds®.

Active Minds Presents- South Africa: Mandela & The Journey from Apartheid

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Performance and Presentations
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm

As the world honors the passing of Nelson Mandela, join Active Minds as we explore the history of South Africa, its struggle with Apartheid, Mandela’s legacy, and the country’s journey to rejoin the international community since Apartheid's end in 1994. We will discuss the pivotal role played by Mandela, the impact of immigration/ colonialism, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and other important aspects of this story. We will end with a look at the current challenges and opportunities for South Africa.

Create a Bee Safe Neighborhood!

Performance and Presentations
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Mead Meeting Room

David Braden will discuss how to create a community of neighbors who work together to improve the local habitat. David will also show how to create your own "Swarm Trap." Learn how to help our bees and other pollinators thrive!

Henna Tattoos with Hummingbird Henna

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Performance and Presentations
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn about the history of henna and practice henna tattoos! Then have a henna design applied to your hand or arm! For grades 6-12. Registration is required. Please call to reserve your space. Limited to 25 teens.

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