Engage With Us Online: Book Clubs, Storytimes, Programs

During this time while we are practicing social distancing we know it is still vital to connect with others. We want you to know how much we miss you and miss providing the wide array of programming that we do daily at all Denver Public Locations. 

Please check back here daily for new learning and entertainment opportunities.

 If you have any questions about programs, please feel free to reach out to us at info@denverlibrary.org.

Storytimes 

Join our staff from throughout the library for Monday through Friday live storytimes on the Denver Public Library's YouTube channel.

  • Spanish @ 9 a.m. 
  • Toddler @ 10 a.m.
  • All Ages @ 11 a.m.

Book Clubs

Get social or just sit and listen as our book clubs go online. You can join us either by video link or by phone.

  • New to You and Coffee Too! : Drop in and spend the hour remotely with your friendly neighborhood librarians, and get great ideas for what to read, watch, or listen to next! *You'll have to get your own coffee until the library reopens! 
  • Unofficial Noname's Book Club Meetup:  In August 2019, Chicago-based rapper Noname launched her book club, and we are excited to be one of their partner libraries. The book club selects two titles a month to discuss among an online and in-person community of readers. View all titles and join our Facebook group find information on Noname's latest reads, meetups, conversation and so much more.
  • No Strings Attached Book Chat: Read whatever you want and attend whenever you can. Share a recent read, an old favorite or anything in between.
  • Short Story Happy Hour : The story will be provided at the start with time to read and we'll discuss when everyone has finish. Bring a cocktail or just yourself.
  • Virtual Ross-Barnum Social Justice Book Club: Are you passionate about social justice and want to connect with like-minded individuals? We will meet virtually over tea and have lively discussions on topics around injustice and inequality. This book club is tailored for adults, no registration is required. This month we will be discussing Sabrina & Corina by Kali Fajarado-Anstine.

Plaza Online English Conversation Group

The Plaza online English conversation group is specifically tailored to the needs of immigrant, refugee, and asylee populations. This online space is dedicated to connecting these communities with the Denver Public Library by providing drop-in discussions of a wide variety of relevant and concrete topics in English. The goal of the discussion group is to build confidence, speaking skills, relationships, and community. 

Starting Tuesday March 31st, discussion groups will be held twice a week, every Tuesday and Thursday, at 12 p.m and run for about an hour. Please direct questions or inquiries to nap@denverlibrary.org.

Presenters past, present and future

Connect virtually with some our talented presenters. Check here daily for new listings.

  • Online events with Senior Planet are happening daily! Designed with older adults in mind, they include social gatherings, technology classes, lectures and more. Check out a selection here.
     
  • JL Fields, local cookbook author, chef and food instructor, goes live on Zoom with some tasty programs. Click here to get the following programs:
  • The Green Amendment with Maya van Rossum Webinar: For decades, communities have relied on Federal and State laws to ensure protection of a clean environment. And for decades, while achieving some important successes in environmental protection, overall the health of our environment for present and future generations has continued to degrade. This talk will seek to discuss and inspire a new tool for environmental preservation from a policy as well as a legal perspective. We all have the right to pure water, clean air, and a healthy environment. We'll discuss how to truly secure that right for our own sake and that of future generations.
  • Active Minds: California
    • Thursday, April 9, 1-2 p.m.
    • Webinar details are here

Virtual Memory Cafes

Virtual Memory Cafe is an online community for people experiencing memory loss, along with their friends, family members, and caregivers. We will tell stories, sing together, create art, and talk about ourselves in a safe space where remembering and forgetting don’t matter. At Memory Cafe, you can just be yourself. You can join us either by video link or by phone. Contact info@denverlibrary.org with questions.

Coming Soon:

  • Hard Times Writers Workshop with Lighthouse Writers Workshop

  • Maker Challenge for all ages

  • Crafting

Written by Jenny on March 25, 2020