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Cover Stories Exhibit Part 7: Omni, May 1984 And Out, November 1998

We have been showcasing some of our favorite magazine titles with an exhibit titled Cover Stories, a celebration of magazine cover art. This week, we take a look at two splashy titles of the eighties and nineties.

Omni
May 1984
Artwork: TechnoMadonna
Artist: Stanislaw Fernandes

Andrew and Jamie Wyeth: Father and Son at the Denver Art Museum

"Wyeth: Andrew and Jamie in the Studio," currently exhibiting at the Denver Art Museum, features the famed father and son dyad, and contains over 100 works created in watercolor, pen and ink, graphite, charcoal, oil, tempera and mixed media.

Upcoming Book Choices for the Central Library Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Club

We're starting the new year right at the Central Sci-Fi and Fantasy book club by reading some really excellent books! If you're interested in contemporary sci-fi and fantasy, this is the book club for you! We meet the first Tuesday of the month at 6:45 in the Burnham Hoyt book club room which is on Level 1, north east side.

 

The Man Who Fell to Earth

David Bowie

I am bereft, it's the end of an era. David Bowie was a rock god, a creative genius, an individual who always trusted in himself. Wherever you are now Mr. Bowie may it be filled with light and music. 

Meet Me Tonight in Atlantic City

The Essential Bruce Springsteen album cover

According to the New York Times, this week marks the 43rd anniversary of Bruce Springsteen's debut album, "Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J." I might have to blast some Springsteen on my way home tonight to honor the anniversary. I'll roll down the window and let the wind blow back my hair, obviously. ("Thunder Road." Born to Run. 1975.)

Plaza Voices: Human Rights

Human Rights Logo (see www.humanrightslogo.net for more details)

In honor of the recent International Human Rights Day, we have a post from Naghem, our regular contributor & staff member at the Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales Branch:

“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.”  -Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Yes, We Have That Cookbook

Magpie

Local magazine 5280 (available at your local branch or online through Zinio) recently featured 10 Favorite Cookbooks to Gift on their web site. With so many recipes just a search engine and a click away, are print cookbooks still needed? This article, and your library, say a resounding YES to that question.

Where is Fresh City Life?

After 10 years of producing some of Denver’s most original and interesting events, we’ve decided to take Fresh City Life in a new direction in 2016. We’ll still be around, just in a slightly different capacity.

Plaza Voices: New Americans Project Advisory Board

Are you interested in helping to shape services for immigrants at the Denver Public Library? Get involved and apply to the New Americans Project advisory board, a group of community members interested in immigrant, refugee, and asylee programs at the library. This board will meet bimonthly to give library staff guidance and feedback on how to better meet the needs of our City's newest residents. This board will be encouraged to support the goals of the New Americans Project and members are expected to serve a one-year term.

Cover Stories: 150 Years of Magazine Cover Artistry

Graphic with all 16 magazine covers included in the exhibit

As 2016 begins, we're continuing our series on our Cover Stories exhibit of magazine covers, featuring famous cover art from magazines in our collection. The exhibit is on the third floor, just outside the Reference Room at the Central Library. This time we're featuring two of the best-known magazines ever—Life and National Geographic.

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