2016 LEGO® Building Contest

Denver Public Library LEGO® Sculpture built by Imagine Rigney

Welcome LEGO® Historians to the 2016 LEGO® Building Contest. This year's theme is Historic Denver featuring creations representing the people, events, and buildings that made our city great.

Plaza Voices: Young/Adult

Cover of Untwine, by Edwidge Danticat, available from DPL

This week we bring you fictional accounts of what it's like to bridge two worlds—as a young person becoming an adult, and as an immigrant navigating different identities.

Denver Public Library Geocache GeoTrail


What is Geocaching?

Geocaching is a real-world treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices such as a smart phone. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. See Geocaching 101 for all the information you need to get started.

Flipster: New Source for Digital Magazines

Flipster Digital Magazines

Introducing Flipster - another source for digital magazines. Use the link from our Downloads page under Digital Magazines, or from the link on our mobile site from your phone or tablet. From outside the library, sign in with your library card login; there's no need to create a separate account. If you're in the library, you won't need to sign in at all.

Weddings Brightened Central Library for Valentine's Weekend

We put a call out for couples interested in getting married at our very public Anti-Valentine's Day Party. Five couples answered the call -- and were happily married at our party on Saturday, February 13. Photographer Kelly Tasker was on hand to take beautiful photos -- in fact, all the photos here are hers. Cake Crumbs Bakery donated a cake for each couple and brought cupcakes for everyone.

Free and Open Source Software for Creatives

You all know we have the Adobe Creative Cloud in ideaLAB, right? Indeed, you can access these wonderful software programs during our Open Labs. Need to make a montage of all of your cat videos? BOOM. We’ve got Premiere. Want to put Grandma’s face on Steph Curry draining a 3-pointer? Photoshop is at your service. Is your footage from last summer's family reunion lacking explosions?

Wherefore art thou criticism? - Gale Virtual Reference Library

Laurence Fishburne and Kenneth Branaugh

You have an assignment to research a Shakespeare play and you need to focus on a particular theme!! What do you do? Who can help?

The Denver Public Library can help of course!

Plaza Voices: Global Grammys

Cover of the artist Sade's 1985 album, Promise

During Grammy season, we are often reminded that the British Invasion never really ended (though this year was an exception).

Apply to be an ideaLAB Maker-in-Residence!

the ideaLAB logo, in all it's CMYK glory

The ideaLAB, Denver Public Library's makerspace in the Central Library, is a great place for generating creativity, innovation, and learning. We'd also like to help foster those things in our community. That's why the ideaLAB is announcing its Maker-in-Residence program. Are you a visual artist? Musician? Electronics wizard? Programmer? If you enjoy making things and teaching people new skills, we would love to hear from you!

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