The Andrew and Jamie Wyeth exhibit opened recently at the Denver Art Museum. Whether you have already seen it or you plan to go, the Denver Public Library has books and online resources to learn more about them. Please see the links at the end of this blog.
But first, here are some facts about the artists (who were father and son) that you may not know:
Thanksgiving is almost upon us and Thanksgiving books are flying off the shelves. The Denver Public Library owns approximately 2500 items about Thanksgiving for kids, and almost 1800 of them are checked out. We have less than two weeks to go, so if you're looking for books about Thanksgiving, come get your books ASAP (or put them on hold)! Even if every last one of our books, magazines, DVDs and CDs about Thanksgiving are checked out when you get here, there are a lot of other options that you can share with your child.
Naghem S., our regular contributor & Plaza staff member writes:
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”
October 2 is a national holiday in India because it is Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday. Gandhi, born Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, was an anti-war activist and a lawyer. His life legacy is the philosophical ideology of Satyagrana, meaning insistence of truth.
Here in ideaLAB we're a little wacky. When someone suggested we bake, instead of thinking, "We don't have an oven," we thought, "Why not?! Let's build our own Easy Bake Oven!" We're hard at work building, testing and prepping (and yes, it smells AMAZING) in order to share the fun with you all during our Family ideaLAB Workshop on Saturday, November 14, 11 am-1 pm. We'll be testing how to make the best baked treats in our "oven," get your help making a new one, get hands on with food experiments, and we'll even put your taste buds to the test.
With Halloween creeping up right around the corner, you’ve probably also seen the iconic skull (calavera) and skeleton decorations commonly associated with the Mexican holiday, Día de los Muertos. Did you know Día de los Muertos is a public holiday in Mexico, and did not always coincide so directly with Halloween celebrations? Prior to 16th century colonization, it was celebrated during the beginning of summer, its roots going back almost 3,000 years to traditional Aztec festivities.
Central Library transforms into a French cathedral for Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons concert With Altius Quartet. Like a winter concert in churches like St. Chapelle or St. Germain des Pres, Denver Public Library hosts a classical music concert as the capstone of the 2015 performance season.