On Monday, June 17 the Denver Public Library Commission is holding a community meeting to discuss the 2014 Library budget, followed by a convening of the Naming Committee for the new branch library in West Denver. Both meetings are open to the public.
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RECENT PRESS RELEASES
On Thursday, May 30 at 3:30 p.m., Denver Public Library will be celebrating the opening of ideaLAB a digital media studio created just for teens. The lab includes four state-of-the art workstations and equipment that will allow teens to create videos, music, video games, websites and digital artwork. ideaLAB was funded in part with a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which administers the Library Services and Technology Act.
The Denver Public Library’s Annual Gigantic Used Book Sale will take place Thursday, June 6 through Sunday, June 9, 2013. The outdoor sale is located on the north lawn of the Denver Central Library, 14th Ave. & Broadway, and features over 70,000 items -- including children's books, non-fiction and fiction books, along with CDs, DVDs and audio books -- all at bargain prices starting at under a $1. New items will be added daily.
Denver Public Library is teaming up with Mayor Michael B. Hancock for Summer of Reading (SOR) 2013. As part of the Mayor’s commitment to ensuring that all Denver kids can compete and succeed, he has launched the Summer of Reading Neighborhood Challenge. The branch library who has the greatest increase in SOR registrations between June 3 and June 15 will win an ice cream party with the Mayor. The party will be scheduled at the winning branch sometime during Denver’s Summer of Reading which runs June 3- Aug 10, 2013.
In Spring 2013, one million handmade bones - crafted by artists, activists and students - will flood our nation’s capital. The project, called One Million Bones, is a collaborative art installation designed to recognize the millions of victims and survivors who have been killed or displaced by ongoing genocides and mass atrocities in Sudan, Somalia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Burma. The 1,000,000 handmade bones made around the world will cover the National Mall in Washington, D.C. as a visual petition against humanitarian crises.
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