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Plaza Voices: 2014 Highlights

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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

Increased Hours at Bear Valley and Schlessman in 2015

Expanded Hours

Expanded hours gives Lowry and Southwest communities additional access.

“The increase in hours at the Bear Valley Branch Library gives customers more access to our services and also gives a consistent start time throughout the week,” said City Librarian Shirley Amore. “We worked closely with Councilwoman Jeanne Faatz and the Denver City Council to increase these hours that ultimately benefit the Southwest Denver community.”

Questions! Questions! Who has a Question?

Book cover for Crispin: Cross of Lead by Avi

At the Children’s Library we love to answer questions. The tougher the nut, the more fun we have trying to crack it. Recently, we had a very specific request from a customer that really challenged our grey cells.

Premier Issues - how well do you know your covers?

Premier Issue one

Happy New Year from DPL!! To start out 2015 with a bang, we're celebrating first issues of a number of magazines in Reference Services.

Film Anniversary

Your favorite film may be older than you think. Recently a customer exclaimed, "I wasn't even born!" after learning Tim Burton's Batman was released in 1989. But so were two other films borrowed at the same time - The Little Mermaid and Field of Dreams.

Intrigued, I did a little research and discovered a few of my favorites were also playing in movie theaters 25 years ago.

New Tunes Tuesday 12/30/14

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Greetings, ravenous music fans who are athirst for locally sourced music!

We have four new additions to the VOLUME website this week!

First up we have Dragondeer with their EP 'Don't That Feel Good'.
'Don't That Feel Good' stomps it's way out of the gates with the fantastic song of the same name setting the pace for the album to travel on through many fine permutations of the Blues genre.

Frigid and Frightening Fiction

Midwinter Blood

Winter is here, having come on like the resounding snap of a frozen twig, shooting through the silence of a freezing landscape. It drifted in after surrounding and defeating late fall with little more than a thrash of wind whipped leaves. Winter is here. And I am cold.

St. Nicholas Magazine

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Published from 1873 to 1943, St. Nicholas Magazine was one of the best children's magazines of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The first and most influential editor was Mary Mapes Dodge, who edited the magazine from 1873 until her death in 1905.

New Tunes Tuesday 12/23/2014

(Note: This is a guest post from Ian Gassman, a Denver-based journalist and musician. Ian is one of Volume's external music reviewers - his insights are invaluable. Enjoy!)

I hate to go all “holiday cliché” with this post, but there is nothing better than opening a present before Christmas. That’s why, today, Volume will be giving out five local albums to any Denver Public Library cardholders.

Diamonds are Forever: How a Marketing Campaign Created a Worldwide Phenomenon

The first documented offer of a diamond engagement ring was in 1477, to Mary of Burgundy from Archduke Maximilian of Austria, setting off a trend among European royalty and nobility.

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