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Plaza Voices: World Immigration in Film

Film poster for "In Between Days," available from DPL

Immigration is in the news, not just here in the U.S. but around the world. This week we bring you a selection of international films that explore the immigrant experience, both here and across the globe.

How Colorado Got So Rugged: Books on Colorado Geology

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If you want to see geologic marvels, Colorado is the place to be. Tall mountains, deep canyons, desert mesas, dinosaur bones, glacial valleys--this state has it all. But have you ever wondered how it got this way? Why is Colorado so rugged, when states like Iowa and Kansas are so flat? What raised those mountains and carved those valleys?

Open Enrollment For Health Insurance Is Almost Over. Get Enrollment Assistance Now!!

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Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act began November 15, 2014 and runs through February 15, 2015. This means we are nearing the home stretch for open enrollment. During open enrollment you can enroll for the first time, renew your current plan, or switch to a different plan. If you were enrolled in a plan for 2014, the benefit year ended on December 31, 2014.

Mindfulness: It's Not What You Think

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Mindfulness seems to be on everyone's, well, minds lately. You may have heard it discussed in relation to business, health, or relationships. But what is it exactly?

New ideaLAB Hours for Families and Adults!

If you haven't heard about it already, the ideaLAB is DPL's makerspace, located in the Central Library in the Community Technology Center. What's a makerspace? Well, it's a place for making stuff - music, art, robots, games, websites, purses, paintings - and giving you access to the tools you need to do so (we have 3D printers, the Adobe Creative Suite, a music studio, a Dremel - see our complete list of tools here). We opened two years ago as a space just for teens, but we've been slowly adding more hours for other ages.

Plaza Voices: Free Citizenship and Immigration Assistance

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The Denver Public Library's Services to New Immigrants team is offering a number of free workshops at several locations to assist immigrants with questions related to citizenship, Colorado's driver's license law, SB 13-251, and the recently passed Executive Actions on Immigration.

The Origins of Our Digital Universe

When, exactly, did our digital world arise? For many, the advent of social media might first come to mind. How about the birth of the internet? Or maybe the first PCs? Each of these technological developments have certainly been revolutionary, but George Dyson, in his book Turing’s Cathedral, argues that the framework for modern computers and the digital age was actually constructed long before any of these phenomena.

How to Have a Nicotine-Free 2015

“It doesn't matter where you start.  Just start."

--Smokefree.gov

It's that time of year once again, when we make a list of resolutions for the coming year. If you can't think of any, the United States government has thoughtfully provided us with a list of the most popular resolutions and how to achieve them. Third on the list is to quit smoking.

What's the significance of these headlines?

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Here's a quiz for the week.  

What do the headlines to the left have in common?  Why are they significant?  

NOTE: SPOILER ALERT - the answer has been posted below!  Congrats to Jon M!

Here's a suggestion - not really a clue - but DPL has access to The New York Times going back to 1851.  Online access is available with a DPL card.  

Plaza Voices: 2014 Highlights

Image from the "Stories of Integration" series

Expansion of Branch Locations in Fall 2014

In Fall 2014, DPL incorporated immigrant services at two new locations in metro Denver: Byers Branch Library in the Santa Fe Art District and Athmar Park Branch Library in Southwest Denver. New communities were able to gain access to information, and tap on existing community resources and support at this critical time of their lives.

Workshops on SB251 – Driver’s License and IDs

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