Performance and Presentations

Active Minds presents World War II: D-Day

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

As we commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day, join Active Minds for a look this crucial turning point in World War II. We will examine the dynamics that led up to the Invasion of Normandy, the complicated and challenging preparation process, and the decisive impact this battle had upon the outcome of the war.

Active Minds®: expanding lives and minds with community-based educational programs. Sponsored by the Stapleton Master Community Association.

Active Minds presents: France's Struggle

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

Recent terrorist events in France have spawned a renewed focus on the nation’s immigration policies and social dynamics. Active Minds will explore how French culture and values impact current national issues, and examine the role of France in the European Union.

Active Minds®: expanding lives and minds with community-based educational programs. Sponsored by the Stapleton Master Community Association.

Infinity and Me: Storytime Yoga

Performance and Presentations
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Children of all ages and caregivers are welcome to join this lively storytime yoga program. Miss Mattie will share the book Infinity and Me (Kaye Hosford) through basic yoga poses. No yoga experience necessary. Registration is required. Please call to reserve your space.

2014 Comic of the Year: Adam Cayton-Holland featuring Sam Tallent

Performance and Presentations
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Enjoy an 18-and-over show with Adam Cayton-Holland, recently honored as the 2014 Comic of the Year during the 2014 Denver Comedy Awards. You may have seen this Denver-based comedian during his monthly live comedy show and web series The Grawlix, on Conan or Comedy Central’s @midnight. Opening the show is Sam Tallent, the host of Film on the Rocks at Red Rocks Amphitheater. He would love to talk to you about Flannery O'Connor, Larry Brown or Camus.

Active Minds: The (unauthorized!) Story of Beer

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

Top off your beer knowledge as we discuss the origins and history of beer, the rise of great American brewers and beer families, as well as the current trends in microbrews and craft beers along with their strong Colorado connections.

Henna

Performance and Presentations
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Meeting Room

Would you like a Henna tattoo? Professional Henna artist Anita will be here today to teach about Henna and to draw a tattoo for you to take home!

¿Te gustaría un tatuaje de henna? Anita, artista profesional de henna, estará en la biblioteca hoy para enseñarnos de la henna y dibujar un tatuaje que puedes llevar a casa.

Active Minds presents: William Shakespeare

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

Born 450 years ago in 1564, William Shakespeare is regarded by many as the greatest writer in the English language. Although he is most famous for his plays, he rose to fame in his life as a poet, writing 154 sonnets and two long narrative poems. Most of his plays were not published until after his death in 1616, leading some to question his authorship. Join Active Minds as we seek to understand Shakespeare’s life and connect his story to his plays and poems.

Active Minds presents: Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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

Reflecting on Roosevelt's presidency, his biographer commented that FDR "brought the United States through the Great Depression and World War II to a prosperous future. He lifted himself from a wheelchair to lift the nation from its knees." Join Active Minds as we look at the life and leadership of one of our nation's most admired presidents and examine how his legacy is currently viewed (for better or worse) through the lens of our recent challenges.

Active Minds presents: The Kurds

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

The Kurds are an ethnic group of approximately 30 million with origins in a part of the Middle East that has been surrounded by the historic powers of the region. Today, the traditional lands of the Kurds are divided into parts of Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey. As a minority in each of these countries, the Kurds have long sought their own sovereign nation, or at least more autonomy, with mixed results. As some of these nations have become increasingly unstable, many Kurds see an opportunity for greater control over their own destiny.

Active Minds presents: Tuskegee Airmen

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

The issue of race in the military extends from colonial times to the present day. Join Active Minds as we explore a chapter of this story from World War II -- the Tuskegee Airmen. This group of African American pilots were the first black military aviators in the U.S. armed forces. We will tell their story of struggle and triumph and bring this issue into a current context. This program is sponsored by Olinger Mortuaries & Cemeteries.

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