Make Your Own: Ghosts of Denver Past and Present

History Colorado and ideaLAB joined forces Saturday, September 12th for some Photo Mashup Madness! Families got a chance to handle original photos from the turn of the century in Denver, then set out to find the spot and replicate the photo today! Some buildings are gone, some have grown, and some have barely changed. Once their new pictures were captured, families met in ideaLAB to mash the photos together using Photoshop. The results revealed a spooky mix of Denver's past and present.

Send me an angel (investor)

Angel Investor

The 27th annual Colorado Capital Conference is coming up next week (Monday, Oct. 12 and Tuesday, Oct. 13) here in Denver. Attendees will learn about and discuss trends in Angel Investing and Venture Capital. Take this quiz to see how much you know! Good luck!

Which of the following statements is NOT true?

Hollywood Royalty: Rutanya Alda Talks About the Mommie of All Movies

Rutanya Alda

Though she has 100 film credits and has turned in amazing performances in movies like The Deer Hunter and Amityville Horror II, Rutanya Alda is linked forever, and to her delight, to the camp classic, Mommie Dearest. She comes to Denver Public Library tomorrow evening to tell stories and sign copies of her new book, The Mommie Dearest Diary. Meet Hollywood Royalty!

Plaza Voices: Immigrant Bazaar - "Far from home...homemade goods"

Naghem S., a Plaza staff member, writes:

On Saturday September 19, 2015, the Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Branch Library hosted the Immigrant Bazaar. Merchants from all walks of life showcased their beautiful homemade goods. Along with tasty food and a gorgeous late summer day, this event is one to be remembered for days to come. Sitting under tents and enjoying the energetic environment, vendors supplied customers with an extensive variety of food, art, clothing, jewelry, and film.

Learn Python at DPL!

Each Tuesday evening in October and November, we’re getting together at the Central Library to learn the Python computer programming language.

First meeting of the adult Sci-Fi and Fantasy book club at Central!

I love this book. You should love it too.

The first meeting of the Central Library's Sci-Fi and Fantasy book club is Tuesday, 6 October from 6:45-8 p.m. We're meeting in the 1st floor book club room which is in the Burhnam Hoyt room (where the new books are) on the NE side of the Library.


Active Minds at the Denver Public Library

The Denver Public Library is proud to partner with Active Minds to bring thought-provoking, enriching programs for adult learners to our branch libraries. Check out upcoming programs at a variety of Denver Public Library Branches!

Studio Reservations, 1:1 Appointments, and Other ideaLAB News

Have you been interested in using the recording studio in the ideaLAB for your artisanal firewood podcast or your death-metal concept album about a dinosaur detective, but you don't want to come down to Central just to find out that the studio is already in use? WAIT NO LONGER! You can now reserve studio time online!

Plaza Voices: My Journey--Coming to America

The Statue of Liberty

Naghem S., a Plaza staff member, writes:

I asked my father why he came to the United States. Below is his story, and essentially the beginning of my story, for if it wasn’t for my father’s sacrifice I wouldn't be here today to share this with you.

"At a young age, I always knew that I was going to be drafted into the Iraqi Armed Forces. It was a nightmare of mine because while I was proud and honored to serve my country, the president was an absolute dictator. To say “No” would mean death to me, my family, and everyone who ever knew me.

Carol Ann Airs Faye's Dirty Laundry: Actress and Author Rutanya Alda Visits Denver

Faye Dunaway as Joan Crawford in Mommie Dearest

Joan Crawford isn't mad at Rutanya Alda, author of the new tell-all book about the making of the film Mommie Dearest; Joan's mad at the dirt. And there's plenty of dirt. Alda visits Denver Public Library to share stories from her book, The Mommie Dearest Diary, on Wednesday, October 7. Meet Hollywood royalty and hear the best tinseltown backstory ever. 

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