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Denver Public Library Celebrates National Poetry Month

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"Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance."
Carl Sandburg

April is National Poetry Month, initiated in 1996, by the Academy of American Poets.

The purpose was to highlight the effects of Poetry in all facets of culture, both on a national and international scale, and a way to focus on the importance of poetic expression in our daily lives.

2015 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Winner

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2015 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Winner

Atticus Lish is the winner of the 2015 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction for his novel Preparation for the Next Life (Tyrant Books).

Denver Public Schools Citywide Middle School Art Exhibition

Yesterday staff from the Denver Public Schools and the Denver Public Library worked together to hang over 100 amazing artwork made by middle school students and now the Denver Public School Citywide Middle School Art Exhibition is here! The art will be on display from April 7-27 in the Level 5 Western History and Genealogy Gallery and in Schlessman Hall on Level 1. Come see these wonderful artworks created by Denver’s talented students.

Tell Us: What Would YOU Check Out?

The Denver Public Library is considering a "Library of Things"--items to be checked out or to use in the library that go beyond what you already expect from us (beyond books, DVDs, CDs, ebooks, etc).

Libraries across the country have been successful with such collections, and we want to know what YOU would check out from the Denver Public Library if it were available! Some ideas are:

Baking pans

Knitting needles

Button makers

New technology

Art

Scribes, Scholars, and Storytellers Series

Engage is excited to present the Scribes, Scholars, and Storytellers Series at the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library. Meet authors, listen to them speak and learn about the process of writing during these three programs.

The Day That Eugene Field Punk'd Oscar Wilde

Eugene Field

Based on this photo, you may not guess that the author and journalist, Eugene Field, had a wicked sense of humor. During his tenure as the editor of the Denver Tribune (1880-1883), he pulled many pranks on his friends and acquaintances and even visiting dignitaries.

Plaza Voices: Second Generation

Cover of Legacies: The Story of the Immigrant Second Generation

Of the many reasons people leave their home countries to start lives in a new place, "opportunity" has to be one of the most common.

The first generation makes the leap, leaving friends, family, and history behind. What happens to their children, the ones born here? What opportunities do they embrace, and what do they value?

Stevie Wonder...The Legend

Since I was a little girl, I have been a fan of Stevie Wonder and his music. I grew up on Stevie Wonder and have always wanted to experience the live version of his musical genius.

Got Weed?

Big Weed by Christian Hageseth

Are you thinking about the marijuana business and are tempted by the prospect of making lots of money?

It may seem enticing, but…., where are you going to safe keep those greenbacks? --In a bank? Forget it. And, what are you going to do about taxes? The federal government regards the marijuana trade as illegal, but God forbid, you fail to remit those taxes!

Those are just a few things you will have to deal with.

Want to know more?

Ready, Teacher Set, Go!

Teachers, did you know that librarians can put together sets of books for you to use in your classroom? Tell us about your topic, and we’ll compile a set of up to 30 books based on the grade and reading level of your students.

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