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Plaza Voices: Independence

Fireworks

Heading into the July 4th weekend, it's good to remember that independence movements aren't ancient history--numerous countries have fought for independence during the past 100 years, and there are active separatist movements across the globe.

Family ideaLAB Workshops- Toy Hack, and Minecraft, and History Colorado!

Minecraft Summer Vacation

Gather the family together to beat the heat in ideaLAB this summer! Check out Family ideaLAB Workshops every second Saturday of the month, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Or drop in during Family Open Lab to explore how ideaLAB creates summertime STEM learning (and fun!).

The African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church

African Methodist Episocpal (AME) Shield

In his eulogy for Reverend Clementa Pinckney, President Obama focused much on the life of Reverend Pinckney and on God's grace - even breaking out into song with the first verse of "Amazing Grace."

In describing his life, Obama said:

Start Your Adventure With Geocaching

Geocaching at DPL

What is Geocaching?

Geocaching is a real-world treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices such as a smart phone. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. See Geocaching 101 for all the information you need to get started.

You didn't read the Terms of Service, did you?

How many online accounts do you have? My list includes Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, Twitter, Instagram, Google, LinkedIn, Nextdoor, Ello, Flickr, Delicious, PearlTrees, Pinterest, Pandora, Amazon, Yelp, GroupOn, iTunes, Yelp, even Myspace...the list goes on and on. And for every one of those accounts, I agreed to the Terms of Service without reading them. If you’re like me (and be honest, who really reads the full terms of service?), that’s a problem.

Plaza Voices: A World of Comics

Cover of "Just So Happens," available from DPL

Desiree S., a DPL staff member, writes:

Last month, over 100,000 people flocked to the Denver Convention Center for Denver Comic Con, one of the largest events of its kind in the nation.

Public Benefit Corporations: A Business Model Hybrid

Last year in Reference Services, we helped nearly 500 metro area entrepreneurs find demographic and industry information through our Bizboost service, and also met with almost 100 nonprofit professionals needing information on funding sources.

Nothing Says Summer Like the Extended Essay

Summertime! High school students turn their attentions to hanging out at the pool, snagging tickets to the area's best concerts, and making money with a summer job.

And then there is a group of International Baccalaureate (IB) students who are using the summer months to begin a research journey known as the "Extended Essay."

Slow Reading Club: Calm Body, Curious Mind, Open Heart

How long has it been since you've sat for an hour, uninterrupted, and read? Lucky you if it's been recently! Many of us, myself included, find these quiet moments to be a rare and wonderful thing in our busy lives. Our days are filled with endless distractions, screens, and bombardments. It’s time we revolt and take back our time!

What do you know about Emily Griffith, Robert Speer, or Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales?

Corky Gonzales

The Great Lives in Colorado History is a series of short bilingual biographies written at a third grade reading level. Each book is a "flip book" containing both English and Spanish translations.

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