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LEGO® Contest 2015 Winners

LEGO® Penguin Front View

Without further ado, our grand prize winner for the 2015 LEGO® Contest is The Cutest Penguin in the World by Jasmine, Nonso, and Nnenna from Green Valley Ranch's ASIC group.  Also pictured, our staff contest winner, Dear Zoo, by Green Valley Ranch Librarian, Melody.  We had more than 250 amazing entries this year from 15 of our library branches making for a very difficult decision.  Thank you again to Denver Zoo for their sponsorship and inspiration with their Nature Connects exhibit.  We cannot wait to see what everyone comes up with next year.  

Plaza Voices: African American Migration

Cover of In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience

In honor of Black History Month, this week we share a few resources relating to the migration experiences of African Americans.

LyndaLibrary is here!

Do you know Lynda? If you don't, you should!

If you would like to learn a new skill from the comfort of your own home, office or some other place, LyndaLibrary is for you. It's our latest addition to our suite of research resources.

Keep Warm with Winter of Reading

Opera stars in costume lean over mixing bowl in "The Bartered Bride."

While Colorado is rife with opportunity to enjoy winter sports, my idea of a great winter afternoon is staying indoors with a good book and good food. Since Winter of Reading has declared reading itself a winter sport, I suppose I'm already halfway there! To combine reading and eating, I have selected a few cookbooks that read well from cover to cover, complete with excellent food writing, personal annotations, and, of course, recipes.

DPL Staff Art Show partners with East High Exhibit at Central

For the twelfth consecutive year, the Denver Public Library is proud to showcase the exceptional artistry, creativity and talent of 37 staff members. The staff art show is quite eclectic this year, with mediums including oil, acrylic, wool, photography, plastic, tesserae, faux fur, and even a re-purposed book.

Don't miss this chance to see the hidden talents of the workers who check out your books, answer reference questions, ensure your safety or shelve the books.

How About Some Winter Reading with a Passion For Skiing?

Skiing was what drew me to Colorado after I graduated from college. But, I had the passion for it long before I had had the opportunity to try it. There were two pairs of old wooden skis circa 1945 stashed away in a closet for years. My mother began skiing in the 40's since her job limited her to vacations during the winter months. She saw an ad in the New York Times for a ski outing by train with the Wall Street Ski Club.

Plaza Voices: Scholarships for DREAMers

College students

Earlier this month, TheDream.US, a nonprofit college access program, announced that it will partner with three Colorado colleges to offer scholarships and support services to youth in Colorado who qualify for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and are not eligible for federal financial aid.

Denver Takes Center Stage at White House Conference on Education

City Librarian Michelle Jeske outside the White House

Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock and City Librarian Michelle Jeske travel to White House to showcase partnerships for student learning

I Love You -- I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do: Get Hitched at Denver Public Library

Our Anti-Valentine's Day Parties are legendary. From zombie love stories to a Xanadu disco inferno, we've hosted an Anti-Valentine's Day Party that always covers the ridiculous and the sublime. This year, we are serving love realness with a screening of Muriel’s Wedding that will be punctuated with an actual wedding ceremony! We’re seeking happy couples who would like to get married at this event! Come and witness the fun at this special afternoon. The library is providing the officiant, witnesses and reception for the cheapest, most fun and funny wedding ever.

Free aloe plants at Ross-Broadway

UPDATE 1/28/16: All aloe plants have been given away. Our seed library is available to browse during all library opening hours.

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