Do you need a permit to renovate your bathroom? What about a license to operate a bed and breakfast? And, how do you protect yourself from ID theft? These seemingly unrelated topics all point back to the City and County of Denver and the many agencies and people who want to help you make Denver a better place to live, work and play. 

To help demystify, explain and highlight the City’s amazing (and often unexpected) services, we’ve put together CityYOU—a collection of programs with Denver City agencies. Library customers asked to hear more about what the City offers and what’s going on, and we’re delivering! Come out, meet your neighbors and get the scoop on Denver’s hottest topics. 

Short-Term Rental In Denver
Tuesday, March 12, 6-7 p.m. @ Decker
Get an introduction to Short-Term Rental (AirBnb,VRBO, etc) from an expert from the City, and learn how to use it, rules and regulations and how it generates income and revenue in Denver.

Demystifying Zoning and Building Permits
Tuesday, March 26, 6-7 p.m. @ Decker
Got building plans and ideas? When do you need a permit, and how do you get it? An expert from Denver's Community Planning and Development team will demystify the process so you can get building.

City of Denver Public Art Program
Saturday, March 30, 2-3 p.m. @ Virginia Village
Learn the ins and outs of public art in Denver. Learn how Denver’s Public Art program started, the process for selecting public art and take a look at plenty of images of some of your favorite public artworks from around the City of Denver. Read more at

Foster Care and Kinship Support
Saturday, April 6, 2-3 p.m. @ Virginia Village
The City of Denver's Child Welfare division's mission is to, protect children, preserve and strengthen families, and to promote a safe and permanent home for every child. Learn more about their services and how you can help.

Outfoxing the Predators: Preventing Fraud and Exploitation
Tuesday, April 9, 4-5:30 p.m. @ Park Hill
Maro Casparian from the Denver District Attorney’s office will discuss how to protect yourself and spot the five red flags of scams and ID theft. You'll also learn about community projects led by the Denver DA's Office.

Forensic Pathology in the Real World
Friday, April 12, 2-3:30 p.m. @ Eugene Field
Join Denver's Chief Medical Examiner, Dr. Jim Caruso, for a fascinating look at the science behind Forensic Pathology and how it is used to identify someone, determine a cause of death and solve crimes.

Denver Greenhouse
Saturday, April 13, 2-3 p.m. @ Virginia Village
The City Park Greenhouse serves as Denver Parks and Recreation's horticultural hub by growing and distributing landscape bedding plants, shrubs and other ornamental plants for Denver park districts and other city agencies and facilities. Learn more about Denver's parks and plants with the experts.

Denver Assessor
Saturday, April 27, 2-3 p.m. @ Virginia Village
Learn about how the Denver Assessor's Office determines your property value, how the appeals process works and have your questions about the 2019 property valuations answered.

Written by Jennifer D on March 11, 2019