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Grand Prize Peep Winners

I See What You Mean

We are excited to announce the grand prize winners of the 2015 Peep Contest! This year the theme was "a famous painting or sculpture."

Congratulations to our "all ages" winner, the Park Hill Teen Advisory Board! They created Denver's big blue bear sculpture, I See What You Mean, with blue Peeps. We loved their creativity and shout-out to Denver!

The "adult" grand prize winner was submitted by a customer at Ross-Cherry Creek who created Peeps Playing Poker. It is an intricate masterpiece with amazing detail.

Silents, Please!

Denver Silent Film Festival

Do you love Silent Films? If so, you simply must check out the Denver Silent Film Festival Friday, April 24 through Sunday, April 26 at the University of Denver! Celebrating their fourth festival, they present a wide variety of silent film by programming a captivating and thought-provoking blend of educational and entertaining films. Classics from around the world, as well as rare and restored films will be available for your enjoyment.

Plaza Voices: Día del Niño

Photo of smiling baby.

Here at Denver Public Library, we are always finding reasons to celebrate. Join us this Sunday, April 26, at the Central Library for Día del Niño (Day of the Child), an international celebration of children!

New Tunes Tuesday 4/21/15

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Today we're releasing five new titles just added to Volume: Denver Public Library's free local music project. Volume features Colorado bands from a variety of genres, and allows our customers to download and stream this great local music for free.

Poetry in the Reference Room

Jean de la Fontaine

When I started working here in 1996 B.G. (Before Google), questions about poetry were frequently asked in what was then called the General Reference and Nonfiction Department. More often than not, patrons were older people who had memorized poems in their youth and wanted to verify the texts that they recalled. This pedagogic practice has gone out of fashion, but anyone of a certain age will smile at the recollection of rhymes and meters mastered long ago. I can still recite poems by Jean de La Fontaine that I learned by heart in eighth grade in 1968.

2015 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Pulitzer Prize

The 2015 Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists have been announced:

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Between Riverside and Crazy by Stephen Adly Guirgis

Entrepreneur? Startup? Take this quiz!

BarkBox

Do you have the next big idea? Are you an entrepreneur at heart? Do you have a startup you want to get started?

Plaza Voices: National Poetry Month

Argentinian writer Alfonsina Storni.

Nadia R., a DPL Plaza staff member, writes:

We love American poetry! Who hasn’t enjoyed the rural scenarios of Robert Frost, the boldness of Maya Angelou, the mysterious darkness of Edgar Allan Poe, and the work of many more great American poets?

These Software Amps Go to 11

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I can’t remember the last time ideaLAB’s recording studio went unused during Open Lab. Along with 3D printing, it’s definitely our most popular offering. The studio has a slew of software, a couple of microphones, a MIDI keyboard controller, digital turntables, a drum machine, and two guitars (one electric and one acoustic/electric).

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