All Blogs https://www.denverlibrary.org/ en Bicycle Repair Kits Available for On-Site Checkout https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/library-news/chrish/fix-it-fix-it-real-good <span>Bicycle Repair Kits Available for On-Site Checkout</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2018/05/SM%20Bike%20Repair%20Kits.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2018/05/SM%20Bike%20Repair%20Kits.jpg?itok=h-VBqz7L" width="200" height="133" alt="Close up of bike chain with words &quot;Fix it! Fix it good!&quot;" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/users/chrish" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ChrisH</span></span> <span>April 9, 2021</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><h3>Bike repair kits at all library locations</h3> <p>When you ride your bike, there's nothing worse than being away from home and getting a flat tire or needing to make an adjustment to your bike and not having the tools to get you back on the road. Or, you notice a malfunction before you even leave the house and you don't have the tools you need.</p> <p>Whether you're en route or just without tools, the Denver Public Library, in collaboration with the Denver Community Active Living Coalition, is providing <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?ctx=3.1033.0.0.1&amp;CN=1767011">bicycle repair kits</a> at all DPL locations.</p> <p>Each kit contains basic tools to repair tires or make adjustments to your ride:</p> <ul> <li>1 dual-valve pump with pressure gauge for inflating tires</li> <li>1 set of allen wrenches for minor adjustments</li> <li>1 adjustable wrench for minor adjustments</li> <li>1 set of tire levers to remove/replace a tire</li> <li>Tube patches, sandpaper and glue for patching a hole in a tube</li> <li>Illustrated instructions (English and Spanish) for fixing a flat tire</li> </ul> <p>Kits can be checked out for up to two hours on-site (at the library) and are available with your Denver Public Library card. Don't have a card? Don't worry! Staff can get you signed up instantly.</p> <p>The kits are provided by the Denver Community Active Living Coalition (CALC), a program of the Denver Department of Public Health and the Environment (DDPHE), a diverse group of community members who care about health and safety through physical activity. The group believes that all Denver residents, including kids, older adults, people with disabilities and the disadvantaged, should have equitable access to safe, vibrant places to walk, bike, ride transit and play.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="field field--inline field--name-blog-categories field--type-entity-reference field__items"> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/library-news" hreflang="en">Library News</a></span> </div> <div class="field field--name-free-tagging field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/bike" hreflang="en">bike</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/repair" hreflang="en">repair</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/tires" hreflang="en">tires</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/mobility" hreflang="en">mobility</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/library-things" hreflang="en">Library of Things</a></div> </div> Fri, 09 Apr 2021 18:20:24 +0000 ChrisH 135760 at https://www.denverlibrary.org Social Distanzine Issue #5 https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/books/heidie/social-distanzine-issue-5 <span>Social Distanzine Issue #5</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/04/painting.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/04/painting.jpg?itok=I2L36Z6U" width="200" height="119" alt="Photo of paint brushes, watercolors, and blank notebook on a table. " typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/users/heyoung" lang="" about="/users/heyoung" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">heidi.e</a></span> <span>April 7, 2021</span> <div class="field field--name-field-multiple-images field--type-image field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/04/Picture1.png"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/04/Picture1.png?itok=JoyjcKGL" width="200" height="223" alt="Social Distanzine logo featuring skeleton dancing with mask and roll of toilet paper in its hands. The text &quot;Social Distanzine&quot; hovers above and below the skeleton." typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Everywhere we go, art lives around us. And no matter the form of artistic expression, art is a force that matters.</p> <p>Art matters because without these forms of expression our emotions, voices, empathy, and connectedness can all wither. Through art, we learn about people and places we would have never otherwise known, and our hearts and minds stretch to make room for the new and unique. One of the most beautiful acts&nbsp;is to communicate through our chosen mode of self expression, and through our art invite our audiences to experience it right next to us.</p> <p>With that, we present to you our newest issue of <a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GrElj7Bnx08Rri3OgOsgWtCoLzhYHgUG/view?usp=sharing">Social Distanzine</a>.</p> <p>This issue spans a wide variety of works, including short stories and your <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/books/lainie/reimagine-favorite-books-look-social-distanzine-winter-reading-edition">Winter of Reading reimagined book covers</a>! Thank you to everyone who has submitted so far. Though our cadence with this project continues to ebb and flow as we <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/COVID-19">reopen branches</a> and adjust to the new seasons of our lives, we invite you to <a href="http://form.jotform.com/202665084189159">submit your work</a> for future publications.&nbsp;</p> <p>We also invite you to attend one of our virtual programs that center on creative expression, such as our upcoming <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/events/upcoming?keywords=art%20journaling&amp;branches%5B7902%5D=7902">Art Journaling for Older Adults</a>, <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/events/upcoming?keywords=hard%20times&amp;branches%5B7902%5D=7902">Hard Times Writing Workshop,</a> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/events/upcoming?keywords=write%20on%21%20jana&amp;branches%5B7902%5D=7902">Write On! With Jana Clark</a>, and <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/events/upcoming?keywords=art%20after%20noon&amp;branches%5B7902%5D=7902">Art After Noon</a> programs.&nbsp;</p> <p>Art matters because it offers a unique space for affirmation and reflection. You have a story to tell. You can inspire people and you can empower people. Your voice matters!&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="field field--inline field--name-blog-categories field--type-entity-reference field__items"> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/books" hreflang="en">Books</a></span> </div> <div class="field field--name-free-tagging field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/social-distanzine" hreflang="en">social distanzine</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/zines" hreflang="en">zines</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/art" hreflang="en">art</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/writing" hreflang="en">writing</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/winter-reading" hreflang="en">winter of reading</a></div> </div> <section> <h2>Leave a comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=568306&amp;2=comment_no_subject&amp;3=comment" token="N2cDfIq1ro-DwDRovU8eG7WlzCQ0G7g120SmSEG-8hM"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Wed, 07 Apr 2021 20:46:15 +0000 heidi.e 568306 at https://www.denverlibrary.org Science Friday and DPL Invite You to a Lost Feast! https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/books-equity/dodie/science-friday-and-dpl-invite-you-lost-feast <span>Science Friday and DPL Invite You to a Lost Feast!</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/04/sci%20fri%20and%20lost%20feast.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/04/sci%20fri%20and%20lost%20feast.jpg?itok=QidpsTzh" width="200" height="112" alt="image: scifri and lost feast" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/users/dodie" lang="" about="/users/dodie" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Dodie</a></span> <span>April 6, 2021</span> <div class="field field--name-field-multiple-images field--type-image field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/04/lost%20feast.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/04/lost%20feast.jpg?itok=iNjlcocv" width="120" height="185" alt="cover: lost feast" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/04/Lenore%20Newman.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/04/Lenore%20Newman.jpg?itok=yjGqtT6U" width="198" height="266" alt="photo: Lenore Newman" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/04/hosting%20a%20lost%20feast.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/04/hosting%20a%20lost%20feast.jpg?itok=O3kNMJFq" width="200" height="105" alt="image: hosting a lost feast" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Once again, Denver Public Library is participating in National Public Radio’s </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://www.sciencefriday.com/spotlights/science-friday-book-club-lost-feast/"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Science Friday Book Club</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>. This spring we're inviting readers and listeners to explore food security, species extinction and the future of food with Lenore Newman’s </span></span></span></span></span></span><em><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2069737,2221090"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Lost Feast: Culinary Extinction and the Future of Food</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a></em><span><span><span><span><span><span>. Published in 2019, the book takes us back to the death of the dodo, marks the passing of the passenger pigeon, and mourns the mammoth—while also asking what they tasted like. We learn about pear species of years past, trace the fickle path of vanilla pollination, and ask what the Romans’ favorite herb might have tasted like.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>This season’s Science Friday Book Club kicks off on April 16, 2021, and the <a href="https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/5716013199852/WN_SM9aLoKQSUymgzzQHJLIjw">first online event</a> is April 20. Author Lenore Newman will present Hosting A Lost Feast: How To Protect Flavors And Food Traditions. Join in for a SciFri Zoom Call-in, where attendees can join Science Friday producers to hear the interview before it is broadcast on our radio show, as well as chat with fellow listeners, ask questions to our guests via chat, and could be selected to ask their question live. See the </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://www.sciencefriday.com/articles/events-lost-feast/"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>full schedule</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> for Science Friday Lost Feast and RSVP now for any and all events you’re interested in!</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p></div> <div class="field field--inline field--name-blog-categories field--type-entity-reference field__items"> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/books" hreflang="en">Books</a>, </span> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/equity" hreflang="en">Equity</a></span> </div> <div class="field field--name-free-tagging field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/science-friday" hreflang="en">science friday</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/scifri-book-club" hreflang="en">scifri book club</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/lost-feast" hreflang="en">Lost Feast</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/lenore-newman" hreflang="en">Lenore Newman</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/food-security" hreflang="en">Food Security</a></div> </div> <section> </section> Tue, 06 Apr 2021 14:00:00 +0000 Dodie 567845 at https://www.denverlibrary.org Get Ready For A Summer of Adventure https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/library-events/yduarte/get-ready-summer-adventure <span>Get Ready For A Summer of Adventure</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/UNH%202018%20Summer%20.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/UNH%202018%20Summer%20.jpg?itok=ughmKqn2" width="200" height="150" alt="UNH Summer 2018" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/users/yduarte" lang="" about="/users/yduarte" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">yduarte</a></span> <span>March 31, 2021</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><span style="font-size:11pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Verdana"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Are you starting to plan out the summer for your kids? If so, starting on Monday, May 24 you can register your children, birth through 12th grade, at any of our 26 branch locations including our Bookmobile for our Summer of Adventure program. You can pick up an Adventure Guide and a registration prize of your choice. You can also register online at </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://denverlibraryadventures.org/" style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:11pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Verdana"><span style="color:#1155cc"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:underline"><span style="-webkit-text-decoration-skip:none"><span style="text-decoration-skip-ink:none">denverlibraryadventures.org</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span style="font-size:11pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Verdana"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">. Youth are prompted to complete 15 self-paced activities around reading, making, and exploring. Once activities are completed, you can stop in at any of our branch locations on or after Friday, June 25 to pick up a free book of your choice. In addition, you will be entered to win gift cards to local businesses, family passes to cultural institutions, and more!&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:11pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Verdana"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">We look forward to seeing you back at our branch locations!</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="field field--inline field--name-blog-categories field--type-entity-reference field__items"> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/library-events" hreflang="en">Library Events</a></span> </div> <div class="field field--name-free-tagging field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/summer" hreflang="en">summer</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/summer-adventure" hreflang="en">Summer of Adventure</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/summer-reading" hreflang="en">summer reading</a></div> </div> <section> </section> Wed, 31 Mar 2021 21:30:00 +0000 yduarte 566797 at https://www.denverlibrary.org Plaza Voices: Linguistic Insecurity in Plaza https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/cultural-inclusivity/plaza-voices/plaza-voices-linguistic-insecurity-plaza <span>Plaza Voices: Linguistic Insecurity in Plaza</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/The%20Truth%20About%20Language.jpeg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/The%20Truth%20About%20Language.jpeg?itok=Mm8J6Rix" width="200" height="303" alt="Cover of the book &quot;The Truth About Language,&quot; available from DPL" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/users/plaza-voices" lang="" about="/users/plaza-voices" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Plaza Voices</a></span> <span>March 31, 2021</span> <div class="field field--name-field-multiple-images field--type-image field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/Educating%20Beginning%20English%20learners.jpeg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/Educating%20Beginning%20English%20learners.jpeg?itok=mrD3mkLH" width="200" height="289" alt="Cover of the book &quot;Educating Beginning English Learners,&quot; available from DPL." typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/Accidence%20Will%20Happen.jpeg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/Accidence%20Will%20Happen.jpeg?itok=r8W-Q2E2" width="200" height="303" alt="Cover of the book, &quot;Accidence Will Happen,&quot; available from DPL." typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><strong>by Kal</strong></p> <p><strong>What is it and why is it here?</strong><br /> Linguistic insecurity is described as a feeling of inadequacy when it comes to performing language in written or spoken form. It’s a feeling of anxiety brought on by a fear of not performing adequately or to a level that is considered ‘standard’. Historically language performance, particularly speech, was tied to socioeconomic status. To speak well was to mimic and sound like the formally educated or the wealthy. In <a href="https://www.wiley.com/en-us/American+English%3A+Dialects+and+Variation%2C+3rd+Edition-p-9781118390221">American English: Dialects and Variation</a>, Wolfram and Schilling imply that linguistic insecurity comes from the belief that “[t]he language of a socially subordinate group is linguistically deficient [.]”</p> <p><strong>How do Plaza customers express linguistic insecurity?</strong><br /> In general, linguistic insecurity can be detected by a customer’s general anxiety around English. Customers who hesitate to speak, come in just to observe, or answer in a binary ‘yes’/’no’ way are likely experiencing a degree of linguistic insecurity. There are instances where customers, with plenty of English proficiency, insulate themselves to the beginner group or hyperfixate on perfecting their grammar because they don’t feel adequate enough to speak English freely. For instance, we have a customer who has coworkers who ‘correct’ his English and shame him when he speaks his native language with peers. I can’t recall his exact words. It was something like “I can’t speak without feeling like I am being tested or watched”. Which gets to the core of how language insecurity precipitates. Whether people are aware of it or not, when you play the role of ‘grammar stickler’ or provide unsolicited advice to someone’s way of speaking or writing, you may unintentionally make them feel insecure about their language usage. If someone wants to develop their language skills, it must be in a consensual learning context.</p> <p><strong>How does Plaza address linguistic insecurity?</strong><br /> We create a consensual learning context that is different from a formal classroom and different from hanging out with a proficient speaker. Plaza has wedged itself between the formal/informal learning space by having a curated conversation group with other language learners. Our goal is to stimulate self-expression, that is to let customers share things about themselves using English. Customers are encouraged to help guide the conversation, giving them control over what we discuss and to what depth. Moreover, we don’t overcorrect nor single people out. Instead, we disperse help by demonstrating pronunciations to all and virtually we provide dispersed assistance in chat so no one feels singled out.</p> <p><strong>Final thoughts</strong><br /> It’s a good sign when we’ve created a space where customers feel comfortable enough to ask us for correct pronunciation or word meaning in front of others. This takes courage and as language facilitators it’s our job to help cultivate this courage to speak by cultivating language security. Personally, the best way to do this is to avoid taking a ‘fix it’ mentality when it comes to working with language learners, but rather take an interest in the other person. Tease out ways to get them to talk about their experiences, thoughts, and interests and share yours as well. This gives customers a chance to observe how you would answer the questions and adapt it for themselves. Most importantly, it lets them feel seen and heard. This can be incredibly encouraging and motivating. To be able to express yourself in a language that’s not so familiar is a good place to start dismantling language insecurity.</p> <p><strong>Recommendations:</strong></p> <p>Catalog:<br /> <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;pos=11&amp;cn=1443057">The Essential Guide for Educating Beginning English Learners</a><br /> <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;pos=1&amp;cn=1508426">Accidence Will Happen: A Recovering Pedant’s Guide to English Language and Style</a><br /> <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;pos=1&amp;cn=1628283">The Truth About Language: What It Is and Where It Came From</a></p> <p>Videos:<br /> YouTube: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7E-aoXLZGY#t=309">Stephen Fry on Language</a><br /> Kanopy: <a href="https://denverlibrary.kanopy.com/product/how-brain-comprehends-language">How the Brain Comprehends Language</a><br /> TedX: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEFM905EOUk">No Such Thing as Correct English</a><br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>The Denver Public Library's <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/ci/index">Cultural Inclusivity department</a> collaborates with Denver's multicultural community to create equitable opportunities for learning, discovery, and connection.</strong></p> <p><strong>We offer Plazas, an open community space where people from all over the world connect with information and resources, building Denver’s global community. Come to practice a language, prepare for citizenship, pursue your goals, and create your future. Whatever you’re doing, we can help!</strong></p> <p><strong>Please see our <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/ci/index">web page</a> for more information.</strong></p> </div> <div class="field field--inline field--name-blog-categories field--type-entity-reference field__items"> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/cultural-inclusivity" hreflang="en">Cultural Inclusivity</a></span> </div> <div class="field field--name-free-tagging field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/learning-english" hreflang="en">learning English</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/english-second-language" hreflang="en">English as a second language</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/plaza" hreflang="en">Plaza</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/plazas" hreflang="en">plazas</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/plaza-voices" hreflang="en">Plaza Voices</a></div> </div> <section> </section> Wed, 31 Mar 2021 17:11:01 +0000 Plaza Voices 566765 at https://www.denverlibrary.org Movie Trailers on Kanopy Now Available https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/library-pro-tips-movies/dodie/movie-trailers-kanopy-now-available <span>Movie Trailers on Kanopy Now Available</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/last%20king.JPG"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/last%20king.JPG?itok=2n4dvtXM" width="200" height="167" alt="image: Kanopy The Last King" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/users/dodie" lang="" about="/users/dodie" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Dodie</a></span> <span>March 26, 2021</span> <div class="field field--name-field-multiple-images field--type-image field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/last%20king%20trailer.JPG"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/last%20king%20trailer.JPG?itok=rxt0jTDK" width="200" height="139" alt="image: The Last King trailer" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/kanopy%20belle%20and%20sebastian.JPG"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/kanopy%20belle%20and%20sebastian.JPG?itok=bQHb_ZpN" width="200" height="178" alt="image: Belle and Sebastian" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/trailer%20belle%20and%20sebastian.JPG"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/trailer%20belle%20and%20sebastian.JPG?itok=7jsOzQ8Q" width="200" height="173" alt="image: trailer Belle and Sebastian" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/kanopy%20logo.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/kanopy%20logo.jpg?itok=aPLAup3L" width="200" height="113" alt="image: kanopy logo" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Now there is an easy and credit-free way of previewing movies before borrowing! One of the best ways to know if you’ll like a movie or series is to watch a trailer. Our streaming video partner Kanopy now allows you to watch a trailer before you borrow the video. To view a trailer:</p> <p>• Click the “Trailer” button located next to the “+ My List” button.<br /> • A trailer box will pop up with the YouTube video player<br /> • Press the play button</p> <p>The details:</p> <p>Kanopy has been able to secure trailers for their top 100 suppliers’ films and will keep adding more trailers to more films throughout the year. While many videos include trailers, those that do not <strong>will not</strong> display the trailer button. Kanopy has dedicated staff members checking each trailer to make sure it’s the appropriate one for the video. However, if you notice an inconsistency or an issue to report, they’ve provided a report button in the trailer pop-up box. Playing a trailer will not deduct time from the 5-second threshold or use any type of play credit. Trailers are available only on the web platform only for now, but Kanopy will be rolling out trailers to other apps and platforms in the future!</p> <p> </p></div> <div class="field field--inline field--name-blog-categories field--type-entity-reference field__items"> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/library-pro-tips" hreflang="en">Library Pro Tips</a>, </span> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/movies" hreflang="en">Movies</a></span> </div> <div class="field field--name-free-tagging field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/kanopy" hreflang="en">Kanopy</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/streaming-video" hreflang="en">streaming video</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/trailers" hreflang="en">trailers</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/movie-preview" hreflang="en">movie preview</a></div> </div> <section> </section> Fri, 26 Mar 2021 14:00:00 +0000 Dodie 564929 at https://www.denverlibrary.org DPL condemns acts of violence against members of our Asian and Pacific Islander communities https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/library-news/michelle/dpl-condemns-acts-violence-against-members-our-asian-and-pacific <span>DPL condemns acts of violence against members of our Asian and Pacific Islander communities</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/DPL_vert_2color.jpeg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/DPL_vert_2color.jpeg?itok=mghOkJI-" width="200" height="362" alt="DPL logo" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/users/michelle" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Michelle</span></span> <span>March 18, 2021</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Dear Library Community,</p> <p><strong>The Denver Public Library firmly condemns the increasing acts of violence against members of our Asian and Pacific Islander communities across the country. </strong>To our Asian and Pacific Islander community members, we see the hate and violence your community is facing and stand with you. We grieve with the survivors, victims, and their families in the aftermath of yet another horrific event.&nbsp;</p> <p>This week’s events in Georgia are a culmination of continuing acts of violence experienced by the Asian and Pacific Islander communities <a href="https://www.rafu.com/2021/02/stop-aapi-hate-new-data-on-anti-asian-incidents-against-elderly-and-total-national-incidents-in-2020/">over the past year</a>. They are also reflective of the violence these communities have endured at all points of US history, including our local history <a href="https://www.historycolorado.org/story/colorado-voices/2019/04/11/rise-and-fall-denvers-chinatown">here in Denver</a>. Although this week’s events have not been classified as hate crimes, we must dig deeper to understand the underlying racist and xenophobic narratives that have led us here. These violent acts are based on discrimination and white supremacy. We condemn all forms of racial violence and are committed to supporting the culture change required to bring this hatred to an end.</p> <p>As an organization, we have a role and responsibility to challenge racism in our community. Our vision is a strong community where everyone thrives. We stand committed to learning and growing in matters of racial equity as well as examining our roles in perpetuating inequitable systems. We call on our community, customers, and partners to join us in this journey through visible action, which we encourage you to share through <a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfMCu8QFdiUJ_6PwC2PyUAWyYV2hCdzqHqTUJstKTSpfyzubA/viewform">APALA’s Stand with APALA Against Anti-AAPI Racism</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>To our Asian and Pacific Islander community members, we are committed to showing up for you and invite any and all feedback on how to best do that during these exceptionally difficult times.</p> <p>In Solidarity,&nbsp;</p> <p>Michelle Jeske, City Librarian&nbsp;</p> <p>Other resources:&nbsp;<br /> <a href="https://www.apdc.org/">The Asian Pacific Development Center</a><br /> <a href="https://circles.modernhealth.com/series/healing-asian-communities">Live therapist-led group sessions for Asian Communities</a><br /> <a href="https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VlC77_qkK6ZobuftYqgMsO3CvSjI9k2X0N3g2PIdWME/edit">Asian Pacific American Librarians’ Association’s 2021 COVID-19 anti-xenophobia&nbsp;</a><br /> <a href="https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-JpBQZAPpewoDIe_akV0DADWMTIP0fwPxpNrExMZeNg/edit">Anti-racist information resources and COVID-19 Anti-Asian Racism Resources for K-12.&nbsp;</a></p> <h4><a href="https://bibliotecadenver.org/blog/dpl-condena-los-actos-de-violencia-cometidos-en-contra-de-los-miembros-de-nuestras-comunidades">DPL condena los actos de violencia cometidos en contra de los miembros de nuestras comunidades asiáticas y de las Islas del Pacífico</a>.</h4> <h4><a href="/thu-vien-cong-cong-denver-dpl-len-cac-hanh-dong-bao-luc-doi-voi-thanh-vien-cua-cac-cong-dong-2">Thư Viện Công Cộng Denver (DPL) lên án các hành động bạo lực đối với thành viên của các cộng đồng Người Châu Á và Người Đảo Thái Bình Dương của chúng ta</a>.</h4> <h4><a href="/yaweebu-reese-yadeenevare-yahhezebe-beetamatsaahhefete-yaeseyaanaa-yapaasifike-daseetoce">የዌቡ ርዕስ፡ የዴንቨር የሕዝብ ቤተ-መጻሕፍት የእስያና የፓሲፊክ ደሴቶች ማህበረሰብ አባሎቻችን ላይ እየተፈጸመ የሚገኘውን ጥቃት ያወግዛል፡፡</a></h4> <h4 class="text-align-right"><a href="/mktbt-dnfr-alamt-tdyn-amal-alnf-dd-afrad-mjtmatna-mn-alaswl-alasywyt-wjzr-almhyt-alhady-0">عنوان للويب: مكتبة دنفر العامة تدين أعمال العنف ضد أفراد مجتمعاتنا من الأصول الآسيوية وجزر المحيط الهادئ</a></h4> </div> <div class="field field--inline field--name-blog-categories field--type-entity-reference field__items"> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/library-news" hreflang="en">Library News</a></span> </div> <section> </section> Thu, 18 Mar 2021 22:14:37 +0000 Michelle 564068 at https://www.denverlibrary.org What Is It About Cults? https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/books-movies/dodie/what-it-about-cults <span>What Is It About Cults?</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/those%20who%20prey.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/those%20who%20prey.jpg?itok=lFqs0nuj" width="137" height="200" alt="cover: those who prey" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/users/dodie" lang="" about="/users/dodie" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Dodie</a></span> <span>March 17, 2021</span> <div class="field field--name-field-multiple-images field--type-image field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/agnes%20at%20the%20end%20of%20the%20world.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/agnes%20at%20the%20end%20of%20the%20world.jpg?itok=fZbwqtQ3" width="133" height="200" alt="cover: agnes at the end of the world" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/the%20project.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/the%20project.jpg?itok=SzUxwaB6" width="129" height="200" alt="cover: the project" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/poison%20garden.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/poison%20garden.jpg?itok=XMJsHw07" width="133" height="200" alt="cover: the poison garden" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/we%20can%20only%20save%20ourselves.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/we%20can%20only%20save%20ourselves.jpg?itok=bKj_bqFL" width="132" height="200" alt="cover: we can only save ourselves" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/killer%20cults.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/killer%20cults.jpg?itok=2kE8C4Ot" width="133" height="200" alt="cover: killer cults" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/cults%20uncovered.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/cults%20uncovered.jpg?itok=y0R6l6mD" width="123" height="200" alt="cover: cults uncovered" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/hollywood%20park.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/hollywood%20park.jpg?itok=RDv6NSod" width="131" height="200" alt="cover: hollywood park" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/leaving%20isn%27t%20the%20hardest%20thing.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/leaving%20isn%27t%20the%20hardest%20thing.jpg?itok=4f16pN9w" width="64" height="100" alt="cover: leaving isn&#039;t the hardest thing" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/broken%20faith.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/broken%20faith.jpg?itok=T_FqtT7D" width="132" height="200" alt="cover: broken faith" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/dont%20call%20it%20a%20cult.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/dont%20call%20it%20a%20cult.jpg?itok=IODiTp-i" width="133" height="200" alt="cover: don&#039;t call it a cult" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Just to add to the anxiousness of 2020, academics and the media reminded us that groups such as </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QAnon"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>QAnon</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>, </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NXIVM"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>NXIVM</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> and </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Happy_Science"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Happy Science</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> were on the rise. Both terrifying and utterly fascinating, cults and sects have a tendency to capture the attention of just about everyone. Questions abound: Where do these people come from? Most interesting, perhaps, are the psychological components of cult life, such as: How do people get convinced to join a cult? What happens if someone tries to leave a cult? Find a list of titles below, both fiction and nonfiction, that may offer some insights on those who become cult members, as well as the people who manipulated them to do so.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Starting with fiction: </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;pos=1&amp;cn=2184179"><span><span><span><span><em><span>Those Who Prey</span></em></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>, Jennifer Moffett’s young adult debut, perfectly captures, beyond the nature of cults and the isolation of pre-cellphone eras, the desperation of being alone. Emily heads off to college far away from friends and an emotionally distant family, and struggles. Until she meets Josh, who is kind and interested in Emily’s life, and soon she is meeting other members of The Kingdom. By the time Emily gets to Italy on her 'mission,' she knows she’s in deep trouble. Each chapter is titled with a cult practice, such as “love-bombing” which is done early in the recruitment process, helping readers understand the process.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Another outstanding title in the young adult category is </span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><em><span><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2139689,2141995">Agnes at the End of the World</a> </span></em></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span>by Kelly Williams, a story of hope, fear, loss, and faith. Told from two points-of-view, readers follow Agnes and her sister Beth as they navigate their lives in Red Creek, a religious cult, while the world outside the gates faces a pandemic. Respect for religion and symbolism in one world collides with the sisters’ views on feminism and equality in another. Agnes knows that their younger brother cannot survive without insulin, making the difficult decision to try and leave. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2211995,2212011,2202141"><span><span><span><span><em><span>The Project</span></em></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> by Courtney Summers dives deep into the female psyche and explores the complex nature of growing up in a patriarchal society that puts young girls at risk in a variety of ways. Summers also does a great job of looking at the complex mental and emotional states of young people, which is why her books resonate with readers of all ages. Lo is an aspiring young journalist determined to save her sister from a cult called the Unity Project. As she gets closer to the leader, she begins to see how deeply members believe in his direction and how dangerous he is. Though this is classed as a young adult title, it reads older and has more mature content.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Published in the UK in 2019, author Alex Marwood’s </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2105622,2105652,2096846"><span><span><span><span><em><span>The Poison Garden</span></em></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> took a couple of years to cross the pond and readers of psychological thrillers should rejoice. And the setting is Wales - how often does that happen? Romy was a baby when her teenage mother, Alison, joined the Ark. She’s known nothing else but their strange, isolated lifestyle that consisted of preparing for the Apocalypse and living off the land while following the teachings of their Father, Lucien. She’s been taught to fear the outside world and those who inhabit it, known to her as the Dead. As the only adult survivor of the Ark’s mass suicide, she must now move into the world of the Dead, with only her estranged aunt to guide her.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Alison Wisdom’s impressive debut novel, </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2196522,2211302"><span><span><span><span><em><span>We Can Only Save Ourselves</span></em></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>, raises uncomfortable questions about parental expectations, social conformity, suburbia, and more. Her book also takes a not-so-common approach to storytelling with the appearance of a chorus, along with traditional third-person narrative. At the same time golden girl Alice discovers she will not be the homecoming queen, a mysterious and alluring man shows up, and just as quickly, Alice is gone. Soon enough, she is part of a cult-like household of four other young women devoted to Wesley, living off the grid in the desert.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Thriller readers are very familiar with Heather Graham and her newest stand-alone novel, </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2202338,2225969"><span><span><span><span><em><span>Danger in Numbers</span></em></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>, will not disappoint. It opens with a ritualistic murder on the side of a remote road, getting the attention of the Florida state police. Special Agent Amy Larson has never seen worse and there are indications that this killing could be just the beginning. The crime draws the attention of the FBI in the form of Special Agent Hunter Forrest, a man with insider knowledge of how violent cults operate, and a man who might never be able to escape his own past.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Now for some nonfiction, beginning with </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2155786"><span><span><span><span><em><span>Killer Cults: Stories of Charisma, Deceit, and Death</span></em></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> by Stephen Singular, known in Denver for his book </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;pos=1&amp;cn=167242"><span><span><span><span><em><span><span><span>Talked to Death</span></span></span></em></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>, covering the assassination of a Denver Jewish talk show host, Alan Berg, by a group of neo-Nazis known as The Order. </span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><em><span>Talked to Death</span></em></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span> in turn inspired the Oliver Stone film </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;pos=1&amp;cn=1512019"><span><span><span><span><em><span><span><span>Talk Radio</span></span></span></em></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>. His latest title examines nineteen national and international cults and their leaders, some of them well-known and others more obscure, from Jim Jones to Magdalena Solis. The book uncovers common traits in those who create cults and those who join them -- showing how in these particular cases the mixture ended in tragedy. A fascinating exploration of the human tendency to give up one's power for absolute answers, this book takes readers inside the dangerous dynamics that often result in death.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>True crime junkies, this one is for you - </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2100144"><span><span><span><span><em><span>Cults Uncovered: True Stories of Mind Control and Murder</span></em></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> by Emily G. Thompson. While this book does hit on some of the biggest and most notorious ones, it also looks into cults that many of us have never even heard about. The mind games, brainwashing, manipulation, and murder are all very disturbing yet unfortunately real. Though Thompson doesn’t do a deep dive on each and every cult, readers will get a sense of the same techniques used on innocent people.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Before he was a writer or a musician (The Airborne Toxic Event), Mikel Jollett, author of </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2125721,2127170,2141200,2141192,2135088"><span><span><span><span><em><span>Hollywood Park</span></em></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>, was a child who had escaped a cult. Until he was 4, he lived with his older brother, Tony, in a Northern California children’s camp run by Synanon, an addiction-recovery group that by the late ’70s had curdled into insularity and violence. Exploring issues of addiction, mental health, and much more, Jollett looks objectively at his childhood, how he was raised, and his relationship with his parents in this detailed account of his life. He depicts the lasting impact of childhood trauma, sparing no details and intimately sharing the abuse and neglect he experienced in his formative years.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Lauren Hough takes spectacular sharpshooter aim and hits the bullseye in </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2212632"><span><span><span><span><em><span>Leaving Isn't the Hardest Thing</span></em></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>, a collection of essays about several defining chapters of her life. Lauren is an Air Force veteran in her 40s, 6 feet tall, a lesbian, and a childhood survivor of an abusive cult called the Family. While famous for her viral essay about the decade she spent as a cable "guy" in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., Lauren Hough has lived many lives, and now Hough has created a work of essays that cements her place in the queer canon. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>There’s always the question of where the line between religions and cults exist. Is there a certain point where devotion crosses some unseen line and curdles into something awful? </span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span>That’s the process examined in Mitch Weiss and Holbrook Mohr’s new book. </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2100135,2127164"><span><span><span><span><em><span>Broken Faith: Inside the Word of Faith Fellowship, One of America’s Most Dangerous Cults</span></em></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> explores how something that began as a small religious community gradually became a politically influential, overly controlling entity — and how its members coped with the growing limitations on their everyday lives. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Founded in 1998 by Keith Raniere - who in late 2020 was sentenced to life in prison for his actions with NXIVM - the group first gained widespread critical attention in 2017 when allegations of branding and blackmail were revealed in a New York Times article about Sarah Edmondson, an actor and former member. </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2221309"><span><span><span><span><em><span>Don't Call It a Cult</span></em></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> by Canadian journalist Sarah Berman takes advantage of her access to former NXIVM members to detail the organization’s crimes, which included the sexual abuse of teenagers, slavery, and the branding of members with the initials of its sadistic leader.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2169557"><span><span><span><span><em><span>Cults and Extreme Belief</span></em></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> is a streaming video documentary that profiles some of history's most notorious cults. Host Elizabeth Vargas reveals some of the belief systems different groups reinforce and reject and how these beliefs are articulated to recruit members. Former cult members and experts like Dr. Janja Lalich help explain the ways cult leaders employ indoctrination tactics and subsequently use reward and punishment systems in order to keep group members compliant.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p></div> <div class="field field--inline field--name-blog-categories field--type-entity-reference field__items"> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/books" hreflang="en">Books</a>, </span> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/movies" hreflang="en">Movies</a></span> </div> <div class="field field--name-free-tagging field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/cults" hreflang="en">Cults</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/sects" hreflang="en">sects</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/qanon" hreflang="en">QAnon</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/nxivm" hreflang="en">NXIVM</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/extreme-belief" hreflang="en">extreme belief</a></div> </div> <section> <h2>Leave a comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=563106&amp;2=comment_no_subject&amp;3=comment" token="kZ0p9YaJE_ZXgtQo9WlohTOLZxFm58w8ChMn5egR3N4"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Wed, 17 Mar 2021 12:07:36 +0000 Dodie 563106 at https://www.denverlibrary.org Plaza Voices: Welcoming https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/cultural-inclusivity/plaza-voices/plaza-voices-welcoming <span>Plaza Voices: Welcoming</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/welcome-2175196_1280.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/welcome-2175196_1280.jpg?itok=1eOA2j73" width="200" height="78" alt="Image of the word &quot;Welcome&quot;" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/users/plaza-voices" lang="" about="/users/plaza-voices" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Plaza Voices</a></span> <span>March 16, 2021</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><strong>By&nbsp;Breanne Vailes</strong></p> <p>“At the end of the day people won't remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel.” This quote has made its way to inspirational memes across the internet because it rings true. &nbsp;When we meet someone for the first time or visit a new place, like a library, how we feel determines how we will engage in the future.&nbsp;</p> <p>Welcoming is one of the <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/content/about-dpl">five values</a> of the Denver Public Library, and welcoming allows people from various cultures not only to benefit from resources through DPL’s Cultural Inclusivity department but also to connect emotionally. Especially in light of the social isolation created by COVID-19, now more than ever people long for somewhere to belong. The arena of cultural exchange within Plaza -- sharing ideas, language, customs -- offers a space of welcoming that this diverse city craves.</p> <p>Plaza customers engage <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/ci/index">online</a> in studying for citizenship, practicing English, connecting to resources, and participating in community-building activities. At the heart of all of these interactions is the sense that everyone possesses inherent dignity. A safe feeling of being seen and heard keeps customers coming back.</p> <p>After all, Denver Public Library <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/content/about-dpl">states</a>, “We make our resources, services and expertise accessible for all, recognize the inherent dignity in each person, and provide safe places where everyone can be themselves.”</p> <p><strong>The Denver Public Library's <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/ci/index">Cultural Inclusivity</a> department collaborates with Denver's multicultural community to create equitable opportunities for learning, discovery, and connection.</strong></p> <p><strong>We offer Plazas, an open community space where people from all over the world connect with information and resources, building Denver’s global community. Come to practice a language, prepare for citizenship, pursue your goals, and create your future. Whatever you’re doing, we can help!</strong></p> <p><strong>Please see our <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/ci/index">web page</a> for more information.</strong></p> </div> <div class="field field--inline field--name-blog-categories field--type-entity-reference field__items"> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/cultural-inclusivity" hreflang="en">Cultural Inclusivity</a></span> </div> <div class="field field--name-free-tagging field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/welcoming" hreflang="en">Welcoming</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/plazas" hreflang="en">plazas</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/plaza-voices" hreflang="en">Plaza Voices</a></div> </div> <section> </section> Tue, 16 Mar 2021 18:43:18 +0000 Plaza Voices 563314 at https://www.denverlibrary.org DPL Staff Movie Picks: March https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/movies/lhallnance/dpl-staff-movie-picks-march-0 <span>DPL Staff Movie Picks: March</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/Killing.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/Killing.jpg?itok=w2Dr0Fyg" width="200" height="286" alt="Killing" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/users/lhall-nance" lang="" about="/users/lhall-nance" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">lhall-nance</a></span> <span>March 16, 2021</span> <div class="field field--name-field-multiple-images field--type-image field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/Nightingale.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/Nightingale.jpg?itok=iYysTGLt" width="200" height="113" alt="nightingale" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/Raw.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/Raw.jpg?itok=cVgFdFcq" width="200" height="286" alt="Raw" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/Meshes.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/Meshes.jpg?itok=COWF-YRI" width="200" height="113" alt="Meshes" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/Baddddd.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/Baddddd.jpg?itok=wleaszMG" width="200" height="113" alt="BaddDDD" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/Host.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/Host.jpg?itok=PmeKeIEb" width="200" height="113" alt="Host" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/Watchmen.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/Watchmen.jpg?itok=dsU_Udxn" width="200" height="286" alt="Watchmen" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/Creatures.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/Creatures.jpg?itok=tm8mEl04" width="200" height="295" alt="Creatures" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/Orphan.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/Orphan.jpg?itok=zYaEUBvb" width="200" height="286" alt="Orphan" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p dir="ltr">Hey Movie Lovers!</p> <p dir="ltr">It’s March and I hope you had a great snowy weekend because spring is coming! This month, the staff picked out both TV shows and films they’ve enjoyed watching and wanted to introduce to you all featuring female lead and/or female creators in honor of Women's History Month.</p> <p dir="ltr">Nine of our branches are open for limited hours across the Denver metro area, but don't forget that even though our other branches are not fully open to the public yet, we still have so many services available, like our <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/curbside-holds">curbside holds pickup</a> service that we have on offer so you can gain access to all of our physical materials! We also have <a href="https://denverlibrary.kanopy.com/">Kanopy</a>, which is always updating with new, awesome films ranging from documentaries to indie films and classics to blockbusters, all for at-home streaming.</p> <p dir="ltr">Also, as you know, so many great movies are adapted from great books, so if you’re looking for your next great read, feel free to try our <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/reads">Personalized Reading List</a> service, in which our librarians will review what you have loved to read in the past and create a list of new titles specifically designed for you. We’ll also make you a <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/books-library-news/stacey/new-library-bundles-curbside">Curbside Bundle</a> full of surprises, if you’d like!</p> <p dir="ltr">See you next month, stay safe, sane and watch a movie!</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Le’ Trail</strong><br /><strong><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=1856319,%202020529,%202152332">Killing Eve</a> (2018-2022) DVD, TV series</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Who doesn’t love a charismatic assassin? Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer have received multiple awards and recognition for their roles in this wild ride of two women on either side of the law sharing a mutual obsession with each other as they go head to head in an epic game of cat and mouse. Written also by Phoebe Waller-Bridge and adapted from the <a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=1758136,%201762902,%202043602,%202178354,">Codename Villanelle</a> series written by Luke Jennings (book 2: <a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=1946824,%202043517,%201946840,%201954154">No Tomorrow</a> and Book 3: <a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2125038,%202137127,%202137649">Die for Me</a>). Final season coming soon, so catch up on the first three seasons!</p> <p><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=1062021,%201258591,%201387412,%201522714,%201675073">Orphan Black</a> (2013-2017) DVD, TV series</p> <p>Sarah is on the run from a bad relationship when a lookalike stranger commits suicide right in front of her. Sarah sees a solution to all her problems by assuming the dead woman's identity and clearing out her bank account. Instead, she stumbles into a thriller mystery, and uncovers an earth-shattering secret: she is a clone. She learns there are more like her, genetically identical individuals, nurtured in wildly different circumstances, and someone is trying to kill them off, one by one. Tatiana Maslany shines in this series playing all of the clones on screen. She manages to give every one of the characters life to the point that you (and even the other actors on set have admitted) completely forget that they are all played by the same person! Five seasons of perfection that I can’t get enough of.</p> <p><strong>Laurie</strong><br /><strong><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=1483053,%201802072">Ye Ying - The Nightingale</a></strong> (2013) DVD, Kanopy; China</p> <p dir="ltr">The beautiful scenery is an essential character in this story about a grandfather’s journey from bustling Beijing to his ancestral home in the countryside. Joining him on the trip is his spoiled granddaughter and a pet caged bird; both providing tension and opportunity for transformation. (Directed by Philippe Muyl)</p> <p><strong>Claire</strong><br /><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=1672232">Raw</a> (2016) DVD; France / Belgium / Italy</p> <p dir="ltr">A vegetarian veterinary student is forced to eat meat during a hazing ritual, and her subsequent violent allergic reaction soon turns into animalistic hunger, sheer bloodlust, and an embrace of carnality in all its forms. (Directed by Julia Ducournau)</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Lily</strong><br /><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2085182">Meshes of the Afternoon</a> (1943) Kanopy</p> <p dir="ltr">This early experiment in feminist filmmaking was made at the Hollywood home of Maya Deren and her husband, it’s a silent short full of evocative images and stylistic camera work. </p> <p><strong>Kristen A.</strong><br /><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=1801288">BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez</a> (2015) Kanopy</p> <p dir="ltr">I love Sonia Sanchez so much -- she’s an amazing poet, integral part of the Black Arts Movement, and all-around kind and caring person. What a treat it was to visit with, listen to, learn from, and be moved by her in this very personal and wide-ranging documentary. Includes readings of and perspectives on Sanchez’s work by a number of other great writers and artists -- Nikki Giovanni, Questlove, Amiri Baraka, Ayana Mathis, Byronn Bain, and more.</p> <p><strong>Dodie</strong><br /><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=665158,1316934,2166036">The Host</a> (2007) DVD, Kanopy, Overdrive; Korea</p> <p dir="ltr">More than just a monster movie, this is a wildly prescient quarantine film that makes for edgy viewing at a time when the world is grappling with its own unstoppable mutant foe. The film begins with a short scene in which an American scientist orders his Korean underling to pour formaldehyde down the drains of a lab. We then meet a family who own a buffet kiosk serving food along the banks of Seoul’s Han River, into which the chemical will ultimately flow. Gang-du, a disheveled alcoholic who (barely) works at the booth with his father, joins a crowd bewildered by the sight of a mutated, amphibious fish-like creature that is spotted plunging into the river from a nearby bridge. Chaos ensues, Gang-du’s sister is taken by the fish monster, and soon it’s time for the family to seek revenge. From the director of Parasite, Bong Joon-ho.</p> <p><strong>Stacey</strong><br /><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2126677">Watchmen</a> (2020) DVD, TV series</p> <p dir="ltr">Regina King won multiple awards, including an Emmy, for her incredible performance as a secret detective investigating a murder. The TV series questions history, power, storytelling, and perception in an alternate version of the U.S. that can be considered superhero light. King’s physical strength and complexity is showcased in this violent, bold show that will leave you searching for her other films.</p> <p><strong>Lainie</strong><br /><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2198725">All Creatures Great and Small</a> (2020) DVD, TV series</p> <p dir="ltr">Spring calls for soothing scenes of pastoral life in the Yorkshire Dales, right? This reimagining of <a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=548382,917713,545031">the popular PBS series that ran from 1978 to 1990</a>, based on <a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=980202,596719,2191458,1237113,1305055">the books by James Herriot</a>, follows a young Scottish veterinarian in the 1930s and 40s and all the trials, tribulations, and joys that come from working with farm stock -- and their owners. The show’s unflinchingly close-up depictions of Herriot’s interactions with real animals are especially notable, and you’re sure to fall in love with the cast of quirky characters.</p> <p>Get more staff picks and share your favorites live every second Sunday at <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/event/what-were-watching-0">What We're Watching!</a></p></div> <div class="field field--inline field--name-blog-categories field--type-entity-reference field__items"> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/movies" hreflang="en">Movies</a></span> </div> <div class="field field--name-free-tagging field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/women%27s-history-month" hreflang="en">Women&#039;s History Month</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/women-artists" hreflang="en">women artists</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/television-show" hreflang="en">Television Show</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/foreign-films" hreflang="en">foreign films</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/film-adaptations" hreflang="en">Film Adaptations</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/television-reboot" hreflang="en">Television reboot</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/dc-comics" hreflang="en">DC Comics</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/independent-film" hreflang="en">independent film</a></div> </div> <section> </section> Tue, 16 Mar 2021 16:00:17 +0000 lhall-nance 563256 at https://www.denverlibrary.org Celebrate Pi Day with Raspberry Pi https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/technology/ashley/celebrate-pi-day-raspberry-pi <span>Celebrate Pi Day with Raspberry Pi</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/R-Pi-Pie.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/R-Pi-Pie.jpg?itok=2dUYytE5" width="200" height="267" alt="3 raspberry pi boards in a pie crust" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/users/ashley" lang="" about="/users/ashley" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Ashley</a></span> <span>March 12, 2021</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>This Pi Day (03/14), celebrate with Raspberry Pi! </p> <p>Raspberry Pi is an open-source, low-cost computer board that was designed in the UK by the Raspberry Pi Foundation to encourage youth to explore coding and computer science. Over the years, the Pi has proven to be a great board for learners of all ages and is a favorite of the ideaLAB staff. <br />  </p> <p><figure role="group" class="img-responsive align-center"><img alt="Raspberry Pi laptop, air quality monitor, and LED emoji" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="6d482945-c84b-460b-8546-313c2bfa6fe9" height="221" src="/sites/dplorg/files/inline-images/pi-example-projects.jpg" width="656" /><figcaption><em>Raspberry Pi Projects by ideaLAB staff and customers (from left to right): Pi-powered laptop, Air quality monitoring system, LED emoji badge</em></figcaption></figure></p> <p>The Raspberry Pi 3 and 4 can serve as a full-blown Linux-based PC, and the Pi Zero or new Pi Pico can power up robotics, Internet of Things (IoT), or electronics projects. </p> <p>Because the Raspberry Pi is an open source project, there are lots of free resources online to help you get started or inspire potential project ideas. <a href="https://projects.raspberrypi.org/en/projects/raspberry-pi-getting-started">The Raspberry Pi Foundation</a> is a great place to start, and the monthly magazines <a href="https://magpi.raspberrypi.org/issues">MagPi</a> and <a href="https://hackspace.raspberrypi.org/issues">Hackspace</a> are available as free PDFs for lots of fun ideas. </p> <p>You can also learn more about Raspberry Pi or the coding languages Python and Scratch by checking out any or all of these books:</p> <ul><li><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;pos=13&amp;cn=2082659">Raspberry Pi Cookbook</a></li> <li><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;pos=4&amp;cn=2145452">Scratch Programming in Easy Steps</a></li> <li><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;pos=12&amp;cn=2053728">Automate the Boring Stuff with Python</a></li> <li><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;pos=17&amp;cn=2217024">Real-world Python </a></li> <li><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;pos=14&amp;cn=2027730">Raspberry Pi Projects for Kids</a></li> <li><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;pos=25&amp;cn=2024144">Coding with Python </a></li> <li><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;pos=31&amp;cn=2034568">Creative Coding in Python </a></li> </ul></div> <div class="field field--inline field--name-blog-categories field--type-entity-reference field__items"> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/technology" hreflang="en">Technology</a></span> </div> <div class="field field--name-free-tagging field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/idealab" hreflang="en">idealab</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/coding" hreflang="en">coding</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/computers" hreflang="en">computers</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/open-source" hreflang="en">open source</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/python" hreflang="en">Python</a></div> </div> <section> </section> Fri, 12 Mar 2021 18:18:16 +0000 Ashley 562752 at https://www.denverlibrary.org Branch Library Reopening Announcement https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/library-news/michelle/branch-library-reopening <span>Branch Library Reopening Announcement</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/still_here.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/still_here.jpg?itok=UEki-FJL" width="200" height="200" alt="#stillhere blue graphic with library logo" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/users/michelle" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Michelle</span></span> <span>March 9, 2021</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Dear Library Community,</p> <p>A little under a year ago we made the difficult decision to close all of our locations to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There were so many unknowns about the virus at the time but we knew it was the best decision for the health and safety of our customers and staff.</p> <p>Over the past twelve months, our team has come together to innovate and deliver library services and programs in new ways. While our buildings have been closed to the public, our staff has been in our locations working behind the scenes to provide access to our collection via curbside pick up, bridge the digital divide via providing outdoor laptop access, and conduct outreach to our community via book giveaways, passing out care kits, and so much more.&nbsp;</p> <p>We have also been working to reopen our public spaces in a safe way knowing that the pandemic continues. While we are not out of the woods, we are delighted to announce that nine of our branch libraries will open to the public on Tuesday, March 9. The <a href="/content/bear-valley-branch-library">Bear Valley Branch Library</a>, <a href="/content/ross-cherry-creek-branch-library">Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library</a>, <a href="/content/rodolfo-corky-gonzales-branch-library">Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Branch Library</a>, <a href="/content/green-valley-ranch-branch-library">Green Valley Ranch Branch Library</a>, <a href="/content/hampden-branch-library">Hampden Branch Library</a>, <a href="/sam-gary-branch-library">Sam Gary Branch Library,</a> <a href="/content/ross-university-hills-branch-library">Ross-University Hills Branch Library</a>, <a href="/content/valdez-perry-branch-library">Valdez-Perry Branch Library</a>, and <a href="/content/westwood-branch-library">Westwood Branch Library</a> will all open to the public during this first phase of our reopening plans. For more about hours and what to expect, visit the <a href="/COVID-19">COVID-19 information and updates page</a>.</p> <p>Our 2021 commitments to the community include providing access to our collection, providing technology access, and providing access to our public spaces. We’re pleased to make this step toward fulfilling our community commitments and assist our community in recovering from the pandemic while keeping safety top of mind.</p> <p>We have learned a lot over the past year and are proud of the resilience of our staff and community. Many of the innovations made during our public closure will be here to stay as life returns to normal like curbside service, laptop checkouts and virtual programming and events.&nbsp;</p> <p>Welcome back to your library, we are excited to see you.</p> <p>Sincerely,<br /> Michelle Jeske<br /> City Librarian</p> </div> <div class="field field--inline field--name-blog-categories field--type-entity-reference field__items"> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/library-news" hreflang="en">Library News</a></span> </div> <div class="field field--name-free-tagging field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/covid19-0" hreflang="en">covid-19</a></div> </div> <section> </section> Tue, 09 Mar 2021 17:02:05 +0000 Michelle 558308 at https://www.denverlibrary.org Honoring All on International Women's Day - #MMIW https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/cultural-inclusivity/dodie/honoring-all-international-womens-day-mmiw <span>Honoring All on International Women&#039;s Day - #MMIW</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/mmiw%20clear.JPG"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/mmiw%20clear.JPG?itok=PORGyLii" width="200" height="133" alt="image: MMIW" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/users/dodie" lang="" about="/users/dodie" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Dodie</a></span> <span>March 8, 2021</span> <div class="field field--name-field-multiple-images field--type-image field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/MMIW%20poster.png"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/MMIW%20poster.png?itok=_dY48LEL" width="200" height="259" alt="image: MMIW poster" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/Anna%20Aquash.JPG"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/Anna%20Aquash.JPG?itok=l3PeAqYb" width="200" height="248" alt="photo: Anna Aquash" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/human%20trafficking%20hotline.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/human%20trafficking%20hotline.jpg?itok=Dw1pp7CA" width="200" height="179" alt="image: human trafficking hotline" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>The truth may hurt at times, and the truths of Missing Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls have become a heavy topic of debate, and very little is being done in regards to quelling these wretched situations. Tribes across the country, as well as Canada, are “doing their best” which frankly is not even in the realm of “good enough.” The problem lies within the justice and legal system -- plus the added government red tape that snares, rips, and tears our beloved people away from us. Why?</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>#MMIW has become a well known hashtag among Indigenous communities for tragic reasons. “MMIW” is an acronym for Missing Murdered Indigenous Women. These are issues that are not being discussed on a national or international platform or stage much to the dismay of a nearly stamped out race of Indigenous people who continue to this day to fight for mere freedoms such as voting, protected clean water, and safety from land pollution. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Recently an added letter to the acronym has been added…"G" for girls. The ratio has now included younger females: #MMIWG. “The U.S. Department of Justice found out that American Indian women face murder rates that are more than <a href="https://www.csvanw.org/mmiw">10 times the national average</a>”. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>As a child the first Indigenous woman I heard of disappearing and then was found dead was Anna Mae Aquash (age 30). She was a Mi’kmaq woman who was from Nova Scotia, and found dead along Highway 73 on the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota. She was a political activist during the Wounded Knee Occupation of 1973. She was a fellow Indigenous/First Nations person who wanted to merely show her support for the plight of Indigenous civil rights even though she was from Canada. Of course, her family still miss her. But at least she was found. Many women go missing forever -- my Auntie among them who went missing in 1988 on the Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota. There is also an issue with not only American, but also Canadian police and their mistreatment of Indigenous people. Here is an <a href="https://bit.ly/3pS6Nfo">article</a> that’s only two months old. These wretched events happen every day.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>When this many women and young girls go missing, there are no Amber Alerts, no investigations, and a lack of support from local police, FBI and authorities. One must understand this is a systemic, racist problem we have seen come to light during this tumultuous year of 2020. It is not a good feeling, or offer any sense of security, when the people who swore an oath to serve and protect become involved in the worst atrocities happening to our mothers, wives, grandmothers, sisters, daughters, friends, and matriarchs in America, Canada and around the world. How do we learn to trust those who are charged with protecting us? Indigenous people have been dealing with this<a href="https://bit.ly/2LlbJdS"> very issue of discrimination</a> from authority figures since “police” were created to track down runaway slaves long before colonization.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Police brutality has come to light this past year, in large part sparked by the death of George Floyd of Minneapolis, MN. Thus infuriating the nation in regards to police brutality against people of color -- Indigenous people included. The Black Lives Matter #BLM movement, which already was a recognized movement, had taken hold of 2020, and many protests ensued across the nation.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Please search for the hashtag #MMIW or #MMIWG on any social media platform, and you will find pictures and police sketches of missing, possibly murdered Indigenous women and girls. People must be made aware of this ongoing crisis. These precious souls go missing every day at an alarming rate. This doesn’t just happen on the reservations; Misty Upham, a once up and coming actor, was in the film “August Osage County.” In 2015, Upham first went missing for 11 days in the Seattle area, and was later found near the White River with her skull and ribs broken. This <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/global/2015/jun/30/misty-upham-native-american-actress-tragic-death-inspiring-life.">article</a> describes Upham’s life leading up to her capture and death.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Currently there is an ABC Production titled “Big Sky'' that is set in Montana, and is currently discussing the way many of us (in Indigeneous communities) believe MMIWG, and other women and girls, are being trafficked from the United States to Canada (and all over the world). This series is based off of C.J. Box's <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;type=Keyword&amp;term=cassie%20dewell%20c.j.%20box&amp;by=KW&amp;sort=RELEVANCE&amp;limit=TOM=*&amp;query=&amp;page=0&amp;searchid=5">Cassie Dewell series</a>, specifically his title <em>The Highway.</em> I do not want to spoil this series for those interested in how we imagine human trafficking is conducted here in North America. Above left is an informational scene that is shown at the end of every episode. Here is a reputable <a href="https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/22770ae38ca94fb99acc78847e6b8433">resource guide</a> as well as data throughout that discusses the number of women missing in Montana.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Click <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-UKIhCQ-C4&amp;feature=emb_logo">here</a> to listen to a beautiful, yet haunting, song dedicated to all MMIWG, </span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><em>Remember Me </em>by Fawn Wood featuring Randy Wood and R. Carlos Nakai.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span>Resources and News Coverage</span></span></strong></span></span></span></span></p> <p><a href="https://www.csvanw.org/mmiw">Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.runnersworld.com/runners-stories/a35490693/they-ran-biked-across-the-country-for-missing-murdered-indigenous-women-mmiw/">These Men Ran and Biked Across the County for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women</a>, <a href="http://www.tribaltribune.com/news/article_93616b6e-5148-11eb-a4fe-bb69ebb03d90.html?utm_medium=social&amp;utm_source=facebook&amp;utm_campaign=user-share&amp;__FB_PRIVATE_TRACKING__=%7B%22loggedout_browser_id%22%3A%2299ec29dd6be7bb2d2879f41843883492c8c466e8%22%7D">Group of Men Trek Across America to Bring Awareness to #MMIW Movement</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.globalcitizen.org/fr/content/jessa-dillow-crisp-i-remember-the-smells-the-sight/">In Her Words: Trafficking Survivor Jessa Dillow Tells Her Story</a></p> <p><a href="https://dayton247now.com/news/local/human-sex-trafficking-cases-have-tripled-during-pandemic-survivor-speaks-out">Human Sex Trafficking Cases Have Tripled During Pandemic</a></p> <p> </p> <p><em>Guest blog submitted by Randall B., Hampden Branch (header graphic by Vince Shilling)</em></p></div> <div class="field field--inline field--name-blog-categories field--type-entity-reference field__items"> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/cultural-inclusivity" hreflang="en">Cultural Inclusivity</a></span> </div> <div class="field field--name-free-tagging field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/mmiw" hreflang="en">MMIW</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/mmiw-0" hreflang="en">#MMIW</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/missing-murdered-indigenous-women-and-girls" hreflang="en">Missing Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/indigenous-peoples" hreflang="en">indigenous peoples</a></div> </div> <section> </section> Mon, 08 Mar 2021 15:00:00 +0000 Dodie 560223 at https://www.denverlibrary.org Grow with DPL: Growing a Garden from Seeds https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/books/heidie/grow-dpl-growing-garden-seeds <span>Grow with DPL: Growing a Garden from Seeds</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/seedlings.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/seedlings.jpg?itok=Jtqt9HsB" width="200" height="133" alt="Close up photograph of seedlings growing from a seed tray" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/users/heyoung" lang="" about="/users/heyoung" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">heidi.e</a></span> <span>March 4, 2021</span> <div class="field field--name-field-multiple-images field--type-image field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/seedunderground.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/seedunderground.jpg?itok=igRoOcLJ" width="200" height="301" alt="Book cover featuring different seeds in bowls on a table" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/bookofseeds.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/bookofseeds.jpg?itok=__sEwVRo" width="200" height="302" alt="Book cover featuring photos of many different types of seeds" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/fromseedtoplant.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/fromseedtoplant.jpg?itok=w2UO3sN6" width="200" height="163" alt="Children&#039;s book cover featuring drawing of a plant, land, and the sun" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/childrensgarden.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/childrensgarden.jpg?itok=kHDL7ybv" width="200" height="255" alt="Children&#039;s book cover featuring three diverse children smiling in a sunflower garden" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/seeduntoldstory.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/seeduntoldstory.jpg?itok=obBjDEP1" width="200" height="286" alt="Film cover featuring one half of a photo of a fertile field and the other half a dry, desolate landscape" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/siouxchef.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/siouxchef.jpg?itok=p3-Dbz3o" width="200" height="284" alt="Cookbook cover featuring a circle, divided into four pieces. Each of the four pieces is made of different foods." typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>The beginning of almost any meal you’ve ever eaten first started as a seed. In addition to having everything needed to form a plant (a set of leaves, a tiny root, and food), seeds have information about previous growing conditions encoded in their genes. By planting and later saving seeds we can grow plants that will become adapted to the specific environment of our bioregion over time, strengthening our local food system and building biodiversity. Choosing seeds that were grown locally and organically will improve the likelihood of a successful garden. And choosing seeds from foods that you like to eat will increase your enjoyment!</p> <p>Growing plants from seeds requires a little more planning than buying seedlings from the store, but watching them emerge from the soil and take shape into the plants they will become is worth the effort.</p> <p>First, you’ll need to consider how long each plant needs to mature - this information can typically be found on the back of a seed packet. To find out when to plant it, you can subtract the number of days to maturity from the first frost date in the fall. If it’s a warm season plant (not frost tolerant) that needs to be planted before the last frost date in the spring, then you’ll need to start growing it indoors. If you're still not sure what seeds to plant now, check out the <a href="https://www.almanac.com/gardening/planting-calendar">Old Farmer's Almanac Planting Calendar</a> - just type in your zip code! &nbsp;</p> <p>Next, decide where your seedlings will grow until they're ready to be transplanted outside. In order to grow, healthy seedlings need a lot of light. Either a south-facing window or a set of shop lights on a timer will work. It’s also important to consider that many seedlings will need to be up-potted, or moved into bigger containers, before they’re ready to be planted in the ground.</p> <p>Once you’ve found the perfect spot for your seeds, it’s time to gather the right materials. Seeds can be planted in all sorts of containers:&nbsp;plastic planters, empty egg cartons, toilet paper rolls, <a href="https://www.hgtv.com/design/make-and-celebrate/handmade/create-newspaper-pots-for-seed-starting-pictures">newspaper</a>, old yogurt containers (cleaned), etc. Choose whatever you have on hand&nbsp;or visit a local plant nursery;&nbsp;just make sure that there are holes for water to drain out of in the bottom of your containers. You’ll then need to fill your containers with something for the seeds to grow in. Organic, bagged potting mix is best (synthetic fertilizers can burn seedlings). Seeds should be planted at a depth of twice their diameter - the smaller the seed, the closer it should be to the surface of the soil and vice versa.</p> <p>After planting your seeds, they will need to be kept moist until they sprout. One easy way to do this is to place them on a tray filled with water, refilling it daily or until it dries up - whichever comes first. After your seeds have sprouted, you can remove the tray and water them when the soil is dry to the touch.</p> <p>The final step is transplanting your seedlings into the garden! In order to prepare them for the outside world, your seedlings will need to get acclimated bit by bit - an hour in the shade at first, then an hour in full sun, and finally a night spent outside.</p> <p>The Park Hill Branch Library, Ross-Broadway Branch Library, and Central Library will be offering seed bundles for the first time ever this spring! <strong><a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdeM-Av1aHByHFkslAR3JZYQ0wZU-COMR1Ii0c2NpXhgsI1sg/viewform">Fill out this form</a></strong> to request up to 3 bundles per patron. You will receive an email letting you know when your bundle is ready. This service will be offered while supplies last. We’d love to join you on your seed journey: post your garden progress on social media with the hashtag <strong>#growwithDPL</strong>—we can’t wait to see what you grow!</p> <p>To help us make services like this available in the future, consider saving seeds from your crops and donate them back to the library in the fall. If you’re not sure where to start with saving seeds, we can help you! Please reach out to us if you have any questions at <strong><a href="mailto:seeds@denverlibrary.org">seeds@denverlibrary.org</a></strong>.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Resources:&nbsp;</strong></p> <p> <strong>Books</strong><br /> <em><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn= 1194193">The Seed Underground: a Growing Revolution to Save Food </a></em>by Janisse Ray<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <em><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn= 1110509">Botany in a Day</a></em> by Thomas J. Elpel<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <em><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;pos=15&amp;cn=1766395">The Book of Seeds: A Life Size Guide to Six Hundred Species Around the World</a></em> by Dan Jason</p> <p><em><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn= 974406">Eating the Landscape</a></em> by Enrique Salmón<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Children’s Books</strong><br /> <em><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn= 210477">From Seed to Plant </a></em>by Gail Gibbons</p> <p><em><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn= 1069527">Potatoes on Rooftops: Farming in the City</a></em> by Hadley Dyer(children’s nonfiction!)</p> <p><em><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn= 1621399">The Children’s Garden: Growing Food in the City</a></em> by Carole Lexa Schaefer<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Films</strong><br /> <em><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn= 1648764, 1801958">Seed: The Untold Story</a></em><br /> &nbsp;<br /> <em><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn= 2199384">Gather</a></em> (available on <a href="https://denverlibrary.kanopy.com/">Kanopy</a>)</p> <p><strong>Cookbooks</strong><br /> <em><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn= 2115866">The No Waste Vegetable Cookbook: Recipes and Techniques for Whole Plant Cooking</a> </em>by Linda Ly</p> <p><em><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn= 1412095">Cooking with Seeds</a></em> by Charlyne Mattox<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <em><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn= 1275417">In a Nutshell: Cooking and Baking with Nuts and Seeds</a></em> by Cara Tannenbaum&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <em><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn= 1690405">The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen</a></em> by Sean Sherman<br /> &nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="field field--inline field--name-blog-categories field--type-entity-reference field__items"> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/books" hreflang="en">Books</a></span> </div> <div class="field field--name-free-tagging field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/growwithdpl" hreflang="en">growwithDPL</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/seeds" hreflang="en">seeds</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/seed-starting" hreflang="en">seed starting</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/gardening" hreflang="en">gardening</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/home-gardening" hreflang="en">home gardening</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/vegetables" hreflang="en">Vegetables</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/organic-gardening" hreflang="en">organic gardening</a></div> </div> <section> <h2>Leave a comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=560282&amp;2=comment_no_subject&amp;3=comment" token="ZltzvWaE-6cZbeAzsxR2RMQCE_nqLV8EdzCfeHZYytE"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Thu, 04 Mar 2021 22:11:55 +0000 heidi.e 560282 at https://www.denverlibrary.org Read Along with Your DAM Visit: Nature as Muse https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/books/lainie/read-along-your-dam-visit-nature-muse <span>Read Along with Your DAM Visit: Nature as Muse</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/5.png"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/5.png?itok=l7OzWcyT" width="200" height="302" alt="cover: mad enchantment" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/users/emiller" lang="" about="/users/emiller" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Lainie</a></span> <span>March 4, 2021</span> <div class="field field--name-field-multiple-images field--type-image field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/1.png"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/1.png?itok=EUg1jtcK" width="200" height="249" alt="cover: my mindful walk with grandma" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/2.png"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/2.png?itok=lqe8NSMq" width="150" height="218" alt="cover: exhibition on screen: the artist&#039;s garden, American impressionism" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/3.png"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/3.png?itok=VuAx6sYl" width="200" height="304" alt="cover: 52 nature craft projects" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/03/4.png"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/03/4.png?itok=d158kbNd" width="200" height="197" alt="cover: aquí veo" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Denver Public Library has recently partnered with the Denver Art Museum (DAM)</span></span></span></span></span></span>—<span><span><span><span><span><span>our neighbor here in the Golden Triangle Creative District</span></span></span></span></span></span>—<span><span><span><span><span><span>to come up with reading lists that aim to enrich visitors’ interactions with the museum’s featured art and exhibitions. While the DAM is using these lists in interactive art kits they’re sending to older adult communities in the Denver area, we at DPL can’t resist sharing our finds with you, too!</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Did you have a chance to see the museum’s </span></span></span></span></span></span><em><a href="https://www.denverartmuseum.org/en/exhibitions/claude-monet-truth-nature"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a></em><span><span><span><span><span><span> exhibition last winter? If you missed it, one of the artist’s waterlily paintings is on view right now in </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://www.denverartmuseum.org/en/exhibitions/19th-century-european-and-american-art"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>the museum’s newly installed 19th-Century European and American art galleries</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>. Check it out on the second floor of the Hamilton Building by </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://tickets.denverartmuseum.org/DateSelection.aspx?item=2240"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>reserving a timed general admission ticket</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> today.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Whether you’ve seen the lilies in the flesh or not, if you have any familiarity with Monet’s work, you’ll know that his most celebrated pieces took nature as their muse—and this connection between the artist and his environment is what inspired our first list’s theme.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>To further explore Monet, his paintings, and the possibility of nature as muse in your own life, take a look at the resources the library has compiled to complement your virtual or in-person visit:</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span><span><span><span>Monet and Impressionism</span></span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2076249"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> / edited by Angelica Daneo, Christoph Heinrich, Michael Philipp and Ortrud Westheider (2019)</span></span></span></span></span></span><br /><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=1530967"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> / Ross King (2016)</span></span></span></span></span></span><br /><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=405606"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Monet’s Garden in Art</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> / Debra N. Mancoff (2001)</span></span></span></span></span></span><br /><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2084852"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Exhibition on Screen: The Artist’s Garden, American Impressionism</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> (Kanopy Video, 2017)</span></span></span></span></span></span><br /><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=525589"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Claude Monet: Vida y Obra</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> / Birgit Zeidler (2000)</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span><span><span><span>Creativity and Lifestyle</span></span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=1808758"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Everyday Monet: A Giverny-Inspired Gardening and Lifestyle Guide to Living Your Best Impressionist Life</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> / Aileen Bordman (2018)</span></span></span></span></span></span><br /><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2143517"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>52 Nature Craft Projects: Inspiration for Every Week of the Year</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> / Barbora Kurcova (2020)</span></span></span></span></span></span><br /><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=1653715"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>The Thoughtful Gardener</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> / Jinny Blom (2017)</span></span></span></span></span></span><br /><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=1362003"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Monet’s Palate Cookbook: The Artist &amp; His Kitchen Garden at Giverny</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> / Aileen Bordman &amp; Derek Fell (2015)</span></span></span></span></span></span><br /><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=1586433,1598952,1602823,2141371"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> / Florence Williams (2017)</span></span></span></span></span></span><br /><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2132415"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Compañía Botánica: La Guía Definitiva de la Jardinería Urbana</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> / Cecilia Bernard y Meena Ferrea (2019)</span></span></span></span></span></span><br /><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=1890686"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Baños de Bosque: Siente el Poder Curativo de la Naturaleza, Viva el Shinrin Yoku</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> / M. Amos Clifford (2018)</span></span></span></span></span></span><br /><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=1697489"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>El Pequeño Libro de la Paz Interior: Prácticas Sencillas para Vivir con Calma y sin Agobios</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> / Ashley Davis Bush (2017)</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span><span><span><span>Children</span></span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=1594138,1686414"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Who Was Claude Monet?</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> / Ann Waldron; illustrated by Stephen Marchesi (2009)</span></span></span></span></span></span><br /><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2132529"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>My Mindful Walk with Grandma</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> / Sheri Mabry; illustrated by Wazza Pink (2020)</span></span></span></span></span></span><br /><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=218677"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Sunflower Houses: Garden Discoveries for Children of All Ages</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> / Sharon Lovejoy (1991)</span></span></span></span></span></span><br /><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=1284290"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>¿Dónde Está la Ranita?: Claude Monet en Giverny</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> / Géraldine Elschner, Stéphane Girel (2013)</span></span></span></span></span></span><br /><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=1763410"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Manualidades con Materiales Naturales para Niños de Preescolar</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> / traducción, redacción y maquetación: Cillero &amp; de Motta (2016)</span></span></span></span></span></span><br /><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=1757637"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Aquí Veo</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> / Veronica Uribe, texto; ilustraciones de Scarlet Narciso (2017)</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Explore the full list </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?brs=257896&amp;sort=TI&amp;utm_source=QRCode&amp;utm_medium=Flyer&amp;utm_campaign=Denver_Art_Museum&amp;utm_term=Art_at_Hand&amp;utm_content=Monet"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>here</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> and watch this space for more exhibition-inspired goodies on DPL’s shelves! Next up: Maya art and storytelling.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p></div> <div class="field field--inline field--name-blog-categories field--type-entity-reference field__items"> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/books" hreflang="en">Books</a></span> </div> <div class="field field--name-free-tagging field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/denver-art-museum" hreflang="en">Denver Art Museum</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/art" hreflang="en">art</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/dam" hreflang="en">DAM</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/art-exhibitions" hreflang="en">art exhibitions</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/claude-monet" hreflang="en">claude monet</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/nature" hreflang="en">nature</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/inspiration" hreflang="en">inspiration</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/creativity" hreflang="en">creativity</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/older-adults" hreflang="en">Older Adults</a></div> </div> <section> </section> Thu, 04 Mar 2021 16:50:27 +0000 Lainie 560097 at https://www.denverlibrary.org