Reviews and Blog Posts: Denver history

We Will Ride!! We Will Ride!! We Will Ride!!

Courtesy of ADAPT.org

Meet some folks who have spent time behind bars.

Larry Ruiz (1954-2012) had cerebral palsy and spent the first 18 years of his life warehoused in institutions for the physically and mentally disabled, or in nursing homes. It turned out he had a sharp mind! He was among the first to roll in front of a bus in protest of inaccessible transportation, and was arrested over 60 times. He lived independently for over 30 years after leaving the Heritage House nursing home in 1975.

Hub cap Annie : the incredible life and times of America's hub cap queen

by Jane Withers

DPL Rating:
4

You may not know that a legend lives and walks amongst us here in Denver today. I had driven by Hub Cap Annie's on Colfax numerous times in the past, but it was not until a segment on CBS News Sunday Morning that I comprehended the scope of what Hub...

Molly Brown : unraveling the myth

by Kristen Iversen

DPL Rating:
5

Broadway and Hollywood have cast "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" as a backwoods New Money socialite, whose Leadville millions couldn't buy her manners. Kristen Iversen's biography of Margaret Tobin Brown (who never went by Molly) busts the myths wide open. Her more legendary incarnation was an illiterate saloon girl. In reality,...

More than petticoats. Remarkable Colorado women

by Gayle Corbett Shirley

DPL Rating:
3

Remarkable Colorado Women is a intriguing little volume in which you will learn about women's crucial role in creating the Colorado we know and love today. This collection acts as a history of Colorado at the turn of the century and features the first women to climb Pike's Peak, the...

Ending April & Welcoming May!

Fairmount Heritage Foundation

Say goodbye to April in your own way with Fresh City Life My Branch adult cultural programs!

Join the Denver World Music Studio and learn some Afro Cuban Rhythms: Drumming on Saturday, April 27 at 11 a.m. at the Sam Gary Branch. Slap, tap, and move! Hand drums provided. We'll cover drumming from congas to the deep tradition of Afro-Cuban folkloric rhythms and music.

Gardening & Denver History, All Wrapped Up...

Lawrence Halprin's Skyline Park

Want to experience a piece of Denver history, get inspiration for your garden, or express your creativity? Look no further than a Fresh City Life My Branch program!

Here are your choices for Saturday, April 13:

At 11 a.m., volunteers from the Fairmount Heritage Foundation present The Civil War at Riverside Cemetery at the Sam Gary Branch. Riverside is home to more than 1,200 Civil War veterans, including three Medal of Honor recipients, soldiers who fought with the "Colored Troops," and even some Confederates. Come learn some of their stories!

Scribes, Scholars & Storytellers Series 2013

Featuring Adrian Miller and JD Mason

The Blair-Caldwell Library created the Scribes, Scholars and Storytellers series to assist and uplift members of the Denver African American community that are involved in or trying to break into the published field. We strive to offer material from a wide range of genres. This year we have an awesome variety of talent. 13 Denver based scholars, poets and authors who will be sharing their creativity starting March 11 and ending on May 22. Join us for an exciting series, promising a little something for everyone!

Stitching, Soup, and Scandals!

Felt skull

Have fun this weekend with a Fresh City Life My Branch program--learn some stitches, eat some soup, or hear about Denver's scandals! Business minded folks, check out the display class on Monday!

Here are your choices for adult cultural programs on Saturday, October 6:

10 a.m. at Schlessman: Dr. Eric Zacharias, author of The Mediterranean Diet: A Clinician's Guide for Patient Care, will share the health benefits of a Mediterranean diet. Not just for doctors!

Music, History, and Mysteries!

Early Denver

Do you want to learn about organizing music on your computer? Interested in Denver history? Are you a mystery buff? Feed your mind with Fresh City Life My Branch programs this week!

Tuesday Technology Night at the Ross-University Hills Branch on Tuesday, June 26 at 6 p.m. will focus on MUSIC! Bring your questions about playlists, iTunes, Windows Media Player, or anything else related to music and computers (bring your laptop and/or your portable device, too!), and a librarian will help you out!

It's in Our Nature

Plush Owl

Get back to nature with Fresh City Life My Branch this weekend--whether learning about places to explore that are close to home or nurturing your inner artist!

On Saturday, October 15 at 11:00 a.m. at Schlessman, learn all about the 123-acre urban wilderness in our own back yard, Bluff Lake Nature Center! Bluff Lake is a nonprofit agency that manages a unique urban wildlife and outdoor classroom in northeast Denver. It is home to an abundance of animals and native plants, which thrive in a variety of habitats.

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