Hey kids and teens! We want to make sure we have your favorite books at the new Green Valley Ranch and Stapleton branch libraries. Tell us the books you want to see and you'll be entered into a drawing for a Target gift card!
Roger Whitacre worked as a commercial photographer in Denver for 35 years, between 1970 and 2005. His specialties included architectural, commercial and editorial photography, much of it focused on Denver’s architecture, including many of its historic landmarks and neighborhoods.
In conjunction with the Biennial of the Americas, the Denver Public Library is displaying an exhibit of inspirational photography from Hazlo Ahora (Do it Now), in Mexico called De la Discapacidad (the ABC of Disability). The exhibit will be on display in Schlessman Hall at Central Library through July.
The Biennal is a month-long cultural celebration of innovation, imagination and the artistic achievement of the Western Hemisphere, hosted by the City of Denver. The exhibit also is a fitting way to recognize the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The Summer of Reading book review extravaganza has begun! Write a book review from June 25-July 31 for the chance to win an iPod Shuffle! The more reviews you write, the better your chances of winning!
The branch was previously scheduled to reopen on Tuesday, June 29, but the fire inspection has been rescheduled, delaying the issuance of the Certificate of Occupancy needed before we can open the building to the public.
The building is undergoing many improvements to accommodate customers, making it a safer, more user-friendly environment. Upgrades were also made to heating and cooling systems to make them more energy efficient.
At its regularly scheduled meeting, Thursday, June 17, the Library Commission voted on the Colfax and Irving (Avondale) site as the preferred site for the new Westside Library. It will become the selected site upon final negotiation of sales terms and approval of a purchase contract by the City and the property owner.
The Commission arrived at this decision after an extensive review process, including discussions with the community, and considering -- among other issues -- accessibility to the most number of Denver residents, with a focus on children. Additional criteria included parking, land price, bus access, light rail access, total population within one mile and site size.
Voting will take place June 1 - 15 for the next One Book, One Denver title.
The 2010 One Book, One Denver selection will be chosen by popular vote! Rate each of the books, one to five stars. The top-ranked book will become the 2010 program selection, launching in September. Visit the DOCA (Denver Office of Cultural Affairs) website for more information and to cast your vote.
One Book, One Denver is Mayor Hickenlooper's citywide book club created to build community and stimulate people to read. Denver citizens, young and old, are encouraged to join others in the shared experience of simultaneously reading the same book and participating in related events.