Improved Self Checkout Experience!

New Self Checkout

Forgot your card? Forget waiting in line! If you know your Denver Public Library card number or username, you can key it in at self checkout.

Prefer to carry your Library barcode on your phone? No problem. Our new self checkout scanners are able to read from barcode apps like CardStar.

One of a Kind Children's Books

The Denver Public Library is home to the Juvenile Historical Collection, a fascinating collection of historical books for children. Twelve of the books in this collection can't be found at any other library in the world. To find out if other libraries own a book we search in WorldCat, which is a catalog that contains over 2 billion items from over 10,000 libraries worldwide.

Carol Ann Tells All: The Mommie Dearest Diary is Here!

Meet movie actress Rutanya Alda (Deer Hunter, Amityville Horror 2) at her premiere book signing at Denver Public Library. Rutanya's new book, The Mommie Dearest Diary, was just released and finally fans of the cult film Mommie Dearest can find out the backstory and the truth about why Faye Dunaway won't talk about this film.


Cover of New Jim Crow

Read. Awareness. Dialogue. Action.

R.A.D.A., the Denver Public Library's new social issues book group, would like you to join us at the Blair-Caldwell Branch Library in a discussion of Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness on Saturday, October 10, 2:30 p.m.

Cardboard, Cardboard Everywhere! - The A-maze-ing After-Hours Harry Potter Party!

The A-maze-ing After-Hours Harry Potter Party is just around the corner! On Friday, September 25th from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Central Library families are invited to discover the secrets hidden in our giant Harry Potter Triwizard cardboard maze and nosh on tasty Honeydukes snacks. The maze will be big enough for families to explore together. This is a family event. No unaccompanied adults or kids, please.

Plaza Voices: Celebrating Citizenship Day!

According to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, 654,949 people were welcomed as citizens in 2014. On September 17th, Citizenship Day will commemorate this milestone for new Americans. Becoming a citizen in the United States is often a joyous experience for new immigrants who spend years studying for the naturalization test.

Something Glittery This Way Comes: Glitterville's Stephen Brown Teaches Workshops at Central Library This Saturday

The Denver Public Library will be sparkling this Saturday. Glitterville founder, Stephen Brown, will be hosting two amazing workshops here to new fans and old. And all participants will take a finished craft project from Stephen's holiday books home with them. This a a free workshop, though registration is required. 

Tracing the Trail of the Tivoli Brewing Company

Please have a look at the wonderful photographs of the old Tivoli Brewery in the Denver Public Library digital photo collection.

Small breweries have had a long history in Denver dating back to the pioneer days. As I scanned the microfilm of old newspapers, it seemed like breweries were popping up everywhere, just like now. Names such as Denver Ale Brewing, Sigi’s, Gilbridge Ale Brewery, Tivoli and Zangs are just a few names that appeared in the records.

Sunrise Concert Brings the Smiles

On weekday mornings a crowd typically gathers in front of the library doors. Rain or shine, a few dozen people stand around waiting for staff to open the library so they can get on the computers, pick up their holds or work on their projects in the relative peace and quiet we provide. Some rub the sleep out of their eyes while slowly adjusting to the waking world, others stand up straight, clutch steaming coffee cups, backpacks on their backs or briefcases in hand. Others have blankets draped over their shoulders to ward off the morning chill.

BrewHa!Ha! Spotlight: Strong, Smart & Bold Beans

Stong, Smart and Bold Beans

In celebration of this month’s BrewHa!Ha! festivities, we are shining a special spotlight on the Strong, Smart & Bold Beans coffee stand operated by Girls Incorporated of Metro Denver and located within the Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Branch Library.

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