Performance and Presentations

Discover Prairie Wildlife with Rocky Mountain National Arsenal

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Performance and Presentations
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Have you ever wondered what life is like on the prairie? Come learn about some of the North American animals and plants that call the prairie home with staff from the Rocky Mountain National Arsenal, a National Wildlife Refuge in our very own backyard! From prairie dogs to American bison, bring your family and discover how wildlife has figured out ways to adapt to the unique prairie ecosystem.

This event will be open to all ages but will be targeted for elementary school aged children and their caregivers.

Colorado Ballot Issues 2014

Performance and Presentations
6:30 pm

The fall Colorado ballot promises to stir up strong emotions in the state. With a variety of complex issues coming to a vote, it is important that we understand the ballot and what is at stake. Join Active Minds for an objective review of the ballot issues and a presentation of the arguments on each side of the proposals.

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

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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.

Saturday Sessions- Blues and Jazz Vocals: Ed Battle

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

Denver's pre-eminent male vocalist has been dazzling nighttime concert goers for decades. And he is making a rare daytime visit to Denver Public Library​ for this concert celebrating classics of Jazz and the American songbook. Appearing by special arrangement, this is a not-to-be-missed concert of a Denver vocal treasure.
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Denver Zoo presents: Wild Wonders

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

Join us at 11 a.m. on the first Saturday of every month for family programming at the Sam Gary Branch 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

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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

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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!

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