All Blogs https://www.denverlibrary.org/ en Digging For Gold with Prospector and MOBIUS https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/library-pro-tips/liberty/digging-gold-prospector-and-mobius <span>Digging For Gold with Prospector and MOBIUS</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/2021/07/pro-tip_0.png"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/07/pro-tip_0.png?itok=7jcDXpoi" width="200" height="234" alt="Library Pro Tip" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/users/liberty" lang="" about="/users/liberty" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Liberty</a></span> <span>August 2, 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/2021/07/Prosp.jpeg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/07/Prosp.jpeg?itok=y7C6VyGk" width="200" height="30" alt="Prospector 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"><style type="text/css">p img { margin: 0; } </style><p>Does this ever happen to you? You type a title into the Denver Public Library catalog, only to see:</p> <p><img height="281" src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/p6Xe_S8M6-fBD0z2NN_Qoa6-cGrVl5fXi-t7jpwrwsEBXhHGpdk1d5byVL4eYGDcYAAkwniRwA0CiR4nFyqczmgzU5xYEoPQKCMHtOv60zvfe2KAEs68lRZIaE8sbNQE9BfH63-o" width="269" /></p> <p>Do you ever click on the <em>Search Prospector</em> button? Well why not? Try it!</p> <p>Clicking <em>Search Prospector</em> automatically passes your search through to Prospector, a unified catalog of academic, public and special libraries in Colorado and Wyoming, providing access to over 30 million books, journals, DVDs, CDs, videos and other materials held in these libraries. With a single search you can find and request materials for pick up at your favorite Denver Public Library branch.</p> <p>If you find what you’re looking for, click the <img height="35" margin="0" src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/0-6mrgk0lvf-9F-4y7C3_GLluHkFHyhTgx0NrcaL1XGCAeKeIJlO0raHw7L9HR3X_KHZnq37kvhWLiONLUs-10KIXaNfyFftiEyH59qPvvbrTxNmDWZgrpo5a7cIAazfeHdcrDB1" width="88" /> button</p> <p>There are so many cool things about Prospector and among them is that, if you don’t find what you are looking for there, you can just click on the MOBIUS link <em>within</em> Prospector to pass your search through to the MOBIUS catalog. MOBIUS is a unified catalog of more than 70 libraries throughout Missouri (and some in Arkansas too!).</p> <p><img height="507" src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/2C-9q-WavKwZFCJ75bNO9YpAhf0T2mZyzRqKYpfdOAXbuw6Yw0Z232V-sivk1S8b6Jp75STeJoY2uUD8cybmnijm8HfK5S5-ltH50PlkVTwujhQXF2mynwFDqW4L16AwHLvzzUhz" width="624" /></p> <p>If you find what you’re looking for there, just click the Request It button within MOBIUS.</p> <p><img height="320" src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/qFcQD5lkOqPM2efZ8KzibC8ATjGivcEKSeXt7AQoU6G7exu-BRFqgK1m_mCxwCzPXuUaNtdseiaSvzKQ-gcJwiJTCWxhDQq2YVP9lbe4bkVV7DjXHkEI5oBlzxVoQEwYl30kyMyu" width="624" /></p> <p>Whether requesting through Prospector or MOBIUS, the approach is the same. You’ll be prompted to select your library (Alliance - Denver Public Library) and then to enter your last name, Denver Public Library card number and the DPL branch where you want to pick up the item.</p> <p>While items in <em>available</em> status generally arrive within a week, some may be coming from as far away as Colorado’s western slope or even Arkansas (via 3 courier systems), so please allow up to 2 weeks.</p> <p>Some libraries will allow you to get into their hold queue for items that are currently checked out. These may have local hold lists though, so keep in mind that they may take significantly longer to arrive.</p> <p>You’ll receive a standard hold notification when your Prospector or MOBIUS item is ready for pick up at your DPL branch. Prospector and MOBIUS holds require staff retrieval, so please present your library card or picture ID at the checkout desk.</p> <p>Having Trouble?</p> <p>The following conditions prevent Prospector/MOBIUS requests:</p> <ul> <li>Card Type</li> </ul> <p>Prospector and MOBIUS are limited to full privilege Denver Public Library Cardholders (eCard, Provisional, Educator and Computer User cardholders are not eligible to place Prospector and MOBIUS requests).</p> <ul> <li>Account Balance</li> </ul> <p>Accounts carrying a balance of $5 or more are blocked from requesting Prospector</p> <ul> <li>Availability</li> </ul> <p>Some libraries will not allow you to request a title the Denver Public Library owns, even if our copies are checked out or reference only</p> <ul> <li>Format</li> </ul> <p>While some participating libraries make their electronic holdings discoverable through Prospector and MOBIUS, many are inaccessible due to licensing restrictions.</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> </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/innreach" hreflang="en">INN-Reach</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/prospector" hreflang="en">Prospector</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/searching" hreflang="en">searching</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/mobius" hreflang="en">MOBIUS</a></div> </div> <section> </section> Mon, 02 Aug 2021 06:00:00 +0000 Liberty 574544 at https://www.denverlibrary.org Olympic Reads - 2020 Tokyo Edition https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/books-movies/sgrijalva/olympic-reads-2020-tokyo-edition <span>Olympic Reads - 2020 Tokyo Edition</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/2021/07/Tokyo%20Olympics.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/07/Tokyo%20Olympics.jpg?itok=ZmUyFoJB" width="200" height="285" alt="Book cover of Athletes to Watch at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, part of The Summer Olympics on the World Stage series" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/users/sgrijalva" lang="" about="/users/sgrijalva" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">sgrijalva</a></span> <span>August 2, 2021</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>The delayed 2020 Summer Olympics began on July 23 in Japan, but you want more, don’t you? Find out behind-the-scenes information, Olympic history, and athletes to watch in books for adults and children, along with select movies.&nbsp;Place your hold today for the items below, collected in <a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?brs=269609">this list</a>.</p> <p><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/title.aspx?cn=1515733"><em>The Games: A Global History of the Olympics</em></a> by David Goldblatt<br /> While the Tokyo Games are extraordinary, only a few Games throughout the modern era have been crisis-free. This dazzling book covers the history of the games, from the first one in Athens through the 2016 games in Rio, as they developed into a global colossus, media spectacle, and economic legacy.</p> <p><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2156163"><em>Loving Sports When They Don’</em></a><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2156163"><em>t Love You Back: Dilemmas of the Modern Fan</em></a> by Jessica Luther and Kavitha A. Davidson<br /> This book explores the conflict of being a sports fan when you know about CTE, athletes cheating by doping, racist team mascots, or how the Olympics burden communities. The authors, sports writers themselves, explore how we might begin to reconcile our conscience with our fandom.</p> <p><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2140257"><em>Sitting Pretty</em></a><em> </em>by Rebekah Taussig<br /> Writing about the rhythms and textures of what it means to live in a body that doesn’t fit, the author reflects on everything from the complications of kindness and charity, living both independently and dependently, experiencing intimacy, and how the pervasiveness of ableism in our everyday media directly translates to everyday life.</p> <p><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2135934,2142148"><em>Taking a Knee, Taking a Stand: African American Athletes and the Fight for Social Justice</em></a> by Bob Schron<br /> Track the history of athlete activism from Jesse Owens in the 1930s to Serena Williams in the present day&nbsp;as they acted out of conscience, even though it harmed their careers. Celebrate these American heroes for their athletic greatness, for their activism, and for their leadership.</p> <p><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2212989"><em>Tokyo Junkie: 60 Years of Bright Lights and Back Alleys...and Baseball</em></a><em> </em>by Robert Whiting<br /> Find out more about the host city in this memoir that plays out over the dramatic 60-year growth of Tokyo. The author watched Tokyo transform during the 1964 Olympics, rubbed shoulders with the Yakuza, and learned how politics and sports collide to produce a cultural landscape unlike any other.</p> <p><strong>Young Readers</strong><br /> <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2153688"><em>Amazing Athletes: 40 Inspiring Icons</em></a> by Jean-Michael Billioud<br /> Learn how these athletic prodigies became the best in the world and broke barriers. Standout athletes from 40 different Olympic games, starting with 24-year-old Spyridon Louis in 1896 at the first modern-day Summer Olympics and ending with gold medalist Simone Biles. Readers will find an inclusive collection in this book, with many athletes of color and an equal number of women and men.</p> <p><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?n=2130015"><em>Athletes to Watch</em></a> by Greg Bach and Scott McDonald<br /> Be they veteran or rookie Olympians, find out more about the athletes expected to excel at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Both the veterans and the first-timers have a lot to prove. Pick who to cheer for in the less-televised events like archery, karate, and sport climbing.</p> <p><em><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2142646">On Your Mark, Get Set, Gold!: An Irreverent Guide to the Sports of the Summer Games</a></em> by Scott Allen<br /> Move beyond the medals with this humorous guide to everything from triathlon to skateboarding. The rules of play for most sports are covered, along with adaptations for athletes with disabilities so any reader can start training to compete in a future Olympics.</p> <p><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2166380"><em>The Summer Olympics: World’</em></a><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2166380"><em>s Best Athletic Competition</em></a> by Matt Scheff<br /> Explore the excitement of the Summer Olympics through its biggest stars, jaw-dropping feats, and dazzling gold-medal moments. In this behind-the-scenes look, readers learn how the games’ great spectacle comes together and the stories of moments like Nadia Comaneci’s perfect 10.0 gymnastics score to barefoot marathon runner Abebe Bikila’s surprising triumph.</p> <p><strong>Movies</strong><br /> <a href="https://denverlibrary.kanopy.com/node/10473495"><em>A Broken Trust</em></a> (2020)<br /> The secret world of sexual and emotional abuse experienced by athletes has dominated headlines. But how did that happen? Watch as courageous first-hand testimonies from Olympic athletes and coaches reveal how parents are pressured to keep silent, athletes are ostracized for speaking up, and how more athletes are fighting to change the system.</p> <p><em><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/title.aspx?cn=1521367">Of Miracles and Men</a> </em>(2015)<br /> Challenge the view that you know the story of the upset during the 1980 Olympics hockey game, when&nbsp;the Americans won against the Soviets. ESPN shows that the so-called bad guys were outstanding players, that the sport was relatively new to the Soviets, and how they lived with the shame of the loss.</p> <p><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=1572538"><em>Olympic Pride, American Prejudice</em></a> (2016)<br /> While Jesse Owens’ gold medals in 1936 defied Hitler’s views on race, there were another 17 African-American athletes participating in the Berlin Olympics that history forgot. This documentary highlights those 17 athletes&nbsp;who represented the U.S. at a time when they faced discrimination within their own teams.</p> <p><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2121046"><em>Richard Jewell</em></a><em> </em>(2019)<br /> The bombing during the 1996 Atlanta Olympics is dramatized into an engaging tale about the FBI’s rush to accuse the wrong man. Richard Jewell, his mom, and his lawyer provide a heartrending defense against Jewell’s imploding world as everyone seems to believe the worst of him.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<br /> <em><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2138521">Tokyo Olympiad</a></em> (1965)<br /> This Criterion Collection documentary has been called one of the greatest films ever made about sports. It documents the 1964 Olympics held in Tokyo. The film prioritizes the humanity of all the athletes, not only the medalists, to prove the statement “it’s an honor simply to compete at the Olympics.”</p> <p>Want to talk about what you’ve watched? We have <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/event/what-were-watching-4">a program</a> for that! And remember to <a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?brs=269609">place your hold</a>&nbsp;on the books and movies on this list today.</p> <p>Still looking for a recommendation? Options abound! Submit a <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/reads">Personalized Reading List</a> or <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/curbside-bundle">Curbside Bundle</a> request.</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/books" hreflang="en">books</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/movies" hreflang="en">movies</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/sports" hreflang="en">Sports</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/olympics" hreflang="en">Olympics</a></div> </div> <section> </section> Mon, 02 Aug 2021 06:00:00 +0000 sgrijalva 574963 at https://www.denverlibrary.org It's Always Halloween in Our Hearts https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/books/dodie/its-always-halloween-our-hearts <span>It&#039;s Always Halloween in Our Hearts</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/2021/07/through%20the%20woods.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/07/through%20the%20woods.jpg?itok=EgaJVNkZ" width="169" height="200" alt="cover: through the woods" 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>July 25, 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/2021/07/uzumaki.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/07/uzumaki.jpg?itok=AuFs7xVl" width="135" height="200" alt="cover: uzumaki" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/07/hadriana.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/07/hadriana.jpg?itok=YuierRyM" width="143" height="200" alt="cover: hadriana" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/07/meddling%20kids.jpeg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/07/meddling%20kids.jpeg?itok=hbYknPcO" width="131" height="200" alt="cover: meddling kids" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/07/revenge.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/07/revenge.jpg?itok=PHgV1oJy" width="135" height="200" alt="cover: revenge" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/07/beloved.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/07/beloved.jpg?itok=72eraY4v" width="129" height="200" alt="cover: beloved" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/07/only%20good%20indians.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/07/only%20good%20indians.jpg?itok=97Kc0jrp" width="129" height="200" alt="cover: the only good indians" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/07/white%20is%20for%20witching.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/07/white%20is%20for%20witching.jpg?itok=L3UEtzYP" width="128" height="200" alt="cover: white is for witching" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/07/cipher.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/07/cipher.jpg?itok=FSWT7CR6" width="132" height="200" alt="cover: the cipher" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/07/best%20friend%27s%20exorcism.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/07/best%20friend%27s%20exorcism.jpg?itok=7W21XpfB" width="133" height="200" alt="cover: best friend&#039;s exorcism" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/07/ballad%20of%20black%20tom.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/07/ballad%20of%20black%20tom.jpg?itok=iyDVpO3d" width="125" height="200" alt="cover: the ballad of black tom" 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 Horror Core Collection was recently updated by Denver Public Library staff! Check it out </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="http://denverlibrary.org/core-collections"><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 enjoy the Horror Core Collection Team’s recommendations below!</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span><span>Recommended by erin: </span></span></strong><span><span><span>Want to dip your toe into horror, but not sure where to start? Try horror graphic novels! They are a quick and easy</span></span></span></span></span></span>—<span><span><span><span><span><span>but often viscerally scary</span></span></span></span></span></span>—<span><span><span><span><span><span>experience. Start with Emily Carroll’s </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=1269072,1327283"><span><span><span><span><em><span><span><span>Through the Woods</span></span></span></em></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>. With the vibe of creepy fairy tales, these 5 illustrated short stories describe journeys into and out of the abyss. The illustration style is surprisingly unsettling, as it appears to be soothing as it gently rocks the reader into a false sense of security.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=1843548"><span><span><span><span><em><span><span><span>Uzumaki</span></span></span></em></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><em><span> </span></em></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span>byJunji Ito is a horror manga book about a small town, Kurouzu-cho, that becomes contaminated with spirals. The town isn’t haunted by a person or a ghost, but by a pattern. Told through a series of linked vignettes, </span></span><em><span>Uzumaki </span></em></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span>is thrillingly spine-tingling and uncomfortable to read.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=716109,1402750,1467136"><span><span><span><span><em><span><span><span>Locke and Key: Welcome to Lovecraft</span></span></span></em></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><em><span> </span></em></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span>by Joe Hill is the first graphic novel in a six volume series about a bizarre New England mansion known as Keyhouse. Within the house, different keys exist, and using them to walk through the doors changes the user in unforeseen ways. But Keyhouse is home to a dark, forceful creature that will not rest.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span><span>Recommended by Nora:</span></span></strong></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span> Itching for something irreverent and fun? For fans of </span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><em><span>Scooby Doo</span></em></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span>, </span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><em><span>The Goonies</span></em></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span>, and </span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><em><span>Stranger Things</span></em></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span>, </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=1650106,2150978,1683038"><span><span><span><span><em><span><span><span>Meddling Kids</span></span></span></em></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><em><span> </span></em></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span>by Edgar Cantero is a tale that will creep into your bones and get your inner Zoinks! and Jinkies! going. The year was 1977 and the Blyton Summer Detective Club were kings. The year is 1990 and the kids have returned as world-weary adults who never got past the mystery (and the psychological trauma of the experience) that they thought they solved as teenagers...and soon they’ll uncover that the world is full of real monsters. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>For a literary treat full of romance and zombies, check out </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=1617177,2242300"><span><span><span><span><em><span><span><span>Hadriana in All My Dreams</span></span></span></em></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><em><span> </span></em></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span>by </span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>René Depestre. Depestre, long considered a leading figure in Haitian literature and a proponent of social and political activism, harkens back to his childhood with an intricate storyline and poetic style that is centered around Carnival in Jacmel, Haiti, in 1938. Beautiful Hadriana is set to be a bride, but she soon becomes a zombie. Readers will fall in love with her and the author’s magic, wry humor, and eroticism.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=1027726,2104031,2104061"><span><span><span><span><span><em><span><span><span>Revenge: 11 Dark Tales</span></span></span></em></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><em><span> </span></em></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>by Yoko Ogawa is the perfect choice for readers who want a more psychological, quiet, “slow burn” kind of horror. Ogawa’s short story collection explores revenge, human loneliness, and a multitude of daily rituals and lives that somehow become upended. With hints of magic realism and fairytales, these hauntingly interconnected stories worm into your mind and body, slowly and viscerally wrapping you up tight.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span>Recommended by Melissa:</span></span></strong></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span> Toni Morrison is a Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning author known for her evocative writing on the Black female experience, but did you know that she’s also written a bona fide horror novel? </span></span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=172381,2259334,2259335"><span><span><span><span><span><em><span><span><span>Beloved</span></span></span></em></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><em><span> </span></em></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>is the story of Sethe, trapped by the memories of her life on the farm Sweet Home and haunted by the ghost of the child she buried there. A visit from a young woman named Beloved eventually consumes Sethe in the sins from her past, come back to haunt her and filtered through the lens of the brutality of slavery. Morrison’s novel should be considered a classic of the horror genre.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Leave it to Stephen Graham Jones to scare me out of my wits with things I never even knew I needed to fear, like the silhouette of a woman whose head isn</span>’<span>t quite right, glimpsed through the oscillating blades of a ceiling fan. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2124813,2143686,2143699,2127187"><span><span><span><span><span><em><span><span><span>The Only Good Indians</span></span></span></em></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span><span> is a showcase for Jones’ immense talent for writing horror fiction. His creative, dreadful imagery and his incredibly effective use of present tense pins his hapless readers in the </span></span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>immediacy of the mounting wrongness and terror that his characters feel as they are being hunted by an entity bent on taking revenge for a disturbing event from their past. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=1923974,1045380,2167207"><span><span><span><span><span><em><span><span><span>White Is for Witching</span></span></span></em></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span><span> by Helen Oyeyemi is the story of the Silver family after the death of mother Lily; twins Miranda and Eliot and father Luc left grief-stricken and strange in their enormous house on the cliffs of Dover. Oyeyemi’s writing is flowy and metaphorical and quite lovely; this book was an enjoyable character study that was not particularly frightening until about halfway through, where my false sense of security was shattered by the revelation of the terrible secrets contained in the Silver home. Reading the rest of the book required all of the lights on. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span>Recommended by Kelly:</span></span></strong></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span> Are you interested in a unique and unsettling horror novel? </span></span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2215978"><span><span><span><span><span><em><span><span><span>The Cipher</span></span></span></em></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span><span> by Kathe Koja follows Nicholas and Nakota, two aspiring artists who discover a mysterious hole in the storage room of their apartment building: an endless, black hole to nowhere that they nickname the </span></span></span></span></span></span></span>“<span><span><span><span><span><span><span>funhole.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span>” <span><span><span><span><span><span><span>They both decide to experiment by putting an insect down the hole, followed by a mouse. Strange things happen, but their curiosity will never be satisfied and a visceral, intense obsession begins. With hints of cosmic horror, this tale of madness will have you riveted. Who knew something like a hole could be so scary? </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>For a fun blast from the past filled with female friendship, nostalgia, and demon possession, try </span></span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2232539,2167074,2137787"><span><span><span><span><span><em><span><span><span>My Best Friend’s Exorcism</span></span></span></em></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span><span> by Grady Hendrix. This book takes place in the ’80s and follows Abby and Gretchen, best friends since elementary school. When they get to high school, suddenly everything changes and Gretchen starts to act strangely. As the weird events continue, Abby finally decides that there’s only one possible explanation for her best friend’s behavior: demon possession. This book has a great mix of nostalgic fun with genuine dread and terror, a mixture that Hendrix excels at. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=1452893,1566482,1566485"><span><span><span><span><span><em><span><span><span>The Ballad of Black Tom</span></span></span></em></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span><span> by Victor LaValle is a short novella, but it packs a powerful punch. This Lovecraft retelling follows Charles Thomas Tester as he hustles to make a good living for himself in 1920s New York City. Everything changes when he delivers an occult book to an eccentric sorceress and it sends him on a journey into the unknown. This slim volume contains a lot of dread that comes not only from the Lovecraftian world of cosmic horror, but from the racism that Tester experiences. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Do you have a favorite horror title or author? Share with us in the comments!</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><em><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Written by the Horror Core Collection Team</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></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/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/horror-core-collection" hreflang="en">horror core collection</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/creepy-fairy-tales" hreflang="en">creepy fairy tales</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/zombies" hreflang="en">Zombies</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/manga" hreflang="en">manga</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/witches" hreflang="en">witches</a></div> </div> <section> <h2>Leave a comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=574767&amp;2=comment_no_subject&amp;3=comment" token="KWR0GldJdgda7PjTe8IFb6tkHz7f1ckKetRRLCG2WXI"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Sun, 25 Jul 2021 20:06:48 +0000 Dodie 574767 at https://www.denverlibrary.org Central Library to open July 18 during major renovation https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/library-news/ogallegos/denver-public-library-central-library-open-july-18-during-major <span>Central Library to open July 18 during major renovation</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/2021/07/DPL_horiz3_2color220%20%282%29.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/07/DPL_horiz3_2color220%20%282%29.jpg?itok=07fZZAMK" width="200" height="200" alt="Denver Public Library logo" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/users/ogallegos" lang="" about="/users/ogallegos" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ogallegos</a></span> <span>July 17, 2021</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>The Denver Public Library’s Central Library will reopen to the public on Sunday, July 18 for the first time since it closed during the pandemic. During the closure, construction supported by the Elevate Denver bond program started on the first phases of a major renovation of the building. Due to the construction, Central Library will open with limited first floor only access to the public. Beginning July 18, hours will be Sunday - Thursday, 1 - 5 p.m., and curbside holds pick-up service will be available Sunday 1 - 5 p.m., Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.&nbsp;</p> <p>Central Library will offer limited access to the library’s collection and Western History and &nbsp;Genealogy resources, along with providing computer and internet access, and information desk services. Floors two through seven are inaccessible at this time, which includes Western History and Genealogy, meeting rooms, study rooms and the ideaLAB makerspace.&nbsp;</p> <p>“We are excited to be able to open our doors to the community,” said central library administrator, Rachel Fewell. “Things will definitely look and feel a little different since the building is under construction, but we hope the service and access we provide can bring some sense of normalcy to our visitors and community.”</p> <p>The ongoing renovation of Central includes: floors one through four, along with exterior work surrounding the building. Renovations include &nbsp;a reimagined children’s library, renovated public restrooms, updated and modernized elevators, a large programming and events space, and more. Construction is expected to be ongoing throughout 2021 and 2022. For more renovation information visit: denverlibrary.org/elevate.</p> <p>The last major renovation Central library underwent was completed in 1995, which added the current expansion of the library designed by Michael Graves.&nbsp;</p> <p>This renovation is part of the Elevate Denver Bond. In November 2017, Denver voters overwhelmingly approved measure 2E, which provided $69.3 million to renovate the Central Library and 10 branch libraries as part of the bond.</p> <p><em><strong>Elevate Denver Bond Program</strong></em><br /> Elevate Denver is a 10-year, $937 million general obligation bond program approved by voters in 2017. With nearly 500 projects, Elevate Denver enhances the City and County of Denver by maintaining, repairing and building critical infrastructure. To date, 60 percent of the nearly billion-dollar program has been issued, bringing improvements to Denver Health and Hospital Authority and cultural institutions, as well as transportation and mobility, parks and recreation, public safety, libraries, and public facilities.</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> <section> </section> Sat, 17 Jul 2021 21:36:34 +0000 ogallegos 574424 at https://www.denverlibrary.org Ex Libris: Denver Artists - Chelsea Lewinski https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/books/angela/ex-libris-denver-artists-chelsea-lewinski <span>Ex Libris: Denver Artists - Chelsea Lewinski</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/2021/07/104203960_4189006854443588_8100726746887997757_n.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/07/104203960_4189006854443588_8100726746887997757_n.jpg?itok=TpV79JhL" width="200" height="173" alt="Art by Chelsea Lewinski" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span>July 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/2021/07/IMG_8753.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/07/IMG_8753.jpg?itok=V7OALrm2" width="200" height="267" alt="Chelsea Lewinski outside the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/07/72nd_hooker_mural_eps_22.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/07/72nd_hooker_mural_eps_22.jpg?itok=innjpZUc" width="200" height="139" alt="Art by Chelsea Lewinski" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/07/5410f4_738bdec99b544abc83609eaecf091128_mv2.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/07/5410f4_738bdec99b544abc83609eaecf091128_mv2.jpg?itok=BQh_Rh9H" width="200" height="105" alt="Art by Chelsea Lewinski" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/07/83112296_10156936588181432_1111553249873231635_n.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/07/83112296_10156936588181432_1111553249873231635_n.jpg?itok=1cxlaWlu" width="200" height="173" alt="Art by Chelsea Lewinski" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/07/103932221_10156921060431432_4511477118605606437_n.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/07/103932221_10156921060431432_4511477118605606437_n.jpg?itok=PIgdXCXP" width="200" height="216" alt="Art by Chelsea Lewinski" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/07/119883042_10157162072371432_8843562546628206429_n.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/07/119883042_10157162072371432_8843562546628206429_n.jpg?itok=R59xWO-v" width="200" height="110" alt="Art by Chelsea Lewinski" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/07/148577640_10157471418396432_4026304459230848525_n.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/07/148577640_10157471418396432_4026304459230848525_n.jpg?itok=eTweym5d" width="200" height="145" alt="Art by Chelsea Lewinski" 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>Chelsea Lewinski: Artist. Muralist. Creator. Entrepreneur.</p> <p>A Denver native who’s move from digital and acrylic art in the last few years has spawned a whirlwind of murals across Colorado focusing on humans and the energies and emotions they provide.</p> <p>From celebrities to icons to her friends in general, nobody's off limits to Chelsea’s spray paint can.</p> <p>She has rocked Crush, Streetwise, Babewalls and most local festivals and is currently on her way to host her first gallery feature in L.A., all while raising her son and dog who can often be found by her side as she creates on the world canvas.</p> <p>Learn more and follow Chelsea:<br /> <a href="https://www.chelsealewinski.com/">Website</a> | <a href="https://www.instagram.com/chelsealewinski/">Instagram</a>&nbsp;| <a href="https://www.facebook.com/chelsealewinskiart/">Facebook</a></p> <h2>Chelsea Lewinski on Art, Books, and Libraries</h2> <ol> <li><b>What book as a kid, influenced your imagination to pick up a crayon and begin making art?</b> <p> I really liked the Illustrations in the <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?keyword=amelia%20bedelia">Amelia Bedelia</a> books, the way she took everything literally made for some funny stories and images. Also, the <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?keyword=sideways%20stories%20wayside%20school">Sideways Stories from Wayside School</a> by Louis Sachar had some really abstract concepts as you can imagine from a school that is 30 stories high with each classroom being on top of one another.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li><b>What book are you currently reading that influences you in either a creative way or a professional </b><b>way?</b> <p> <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?keyword=seven%20spiritual%20laws%20success%20chopra">The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success</a>&nbsp;by Deepak Chopra, Deepak Chopra to keep me focused and <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?keyword=ninth%20street%20women%20gabriel">Ninth Street Women: Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern Art</a>&nbsp;by Mary Gabriel to keep me inspired with a dash of history.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li><b>What do you think is the most important resource that Libraries provide to you as an artist?</b> <p> A safe space. Knowing you can go to a Library and be welcomed to dig into resources and inspiration is invaluable to artists these days. A little breathing room to get some quiet stuff done away from the grind.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li><b>What is your current/favorite/most-used branch of the Denver Public Library?</b> <p> The <a href="/content/blair-caldwell-african-american-research-library">Blair-Caldwell Branch</a>, a nice &amp; helpful staff and amazing Black History collection right in my neighborhood makes it one stop shopping for inspiration.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li><b>If you were offered a gigantic wall on the outside of a Library, what would your paint to display what a library means to you?</b> <p> I just did a huge mural at Strive Prep school titled ‘<a href="https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=4468184416565891&amp;set=pcb.4468185246565808">Dreamworld</a>’ that was based on kids being able to be kids, to use their imagination to fly high and be as creative as possible. I think I would want to do something like that, an image of a kid or kids with books wide open and dreams and imagination of all forms pouring out of them. Because that is what books are for kids, little reminders of imagination on the printed page that are universal.<br /> &nbsp;</li> </ol> <p><em>Ex Libris: Denver Artists is a series featuring local street artists, focusing on their connection to books and the importance of libraries to the artistic community. Series concept and interview by Sean Ryerson.</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/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/street-art" hreflang="en">street art</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/library-love" hreflang="en">library love</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/ex-libris" hreflang="en">Ex Libris</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/chelsea-lewinski" hreflang="en">Chelsea Lewinski</a></div> </div> <section> </section> Sat, 17 Jul 2021 19:47:49 +0000 angela 574453 at https://www.denverlibrary.org OH! The Treasures We Find in Books https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/books/dodie/oh-treasures-we-find-book <span>OH! The Treasures We Find in Books</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/2021/07/foundinabook.PNG"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/07/foundinabook.PNG?itok=4z5yNbxu" width="200" height="267" alt="image: found in a book" 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>July 15, 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/2021/07/russiansky.PNG"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/07/russiansky.PNG?itok=qak4p6sR" width="200" height="275" alt="russian postcard" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/07/cheeseman%20note.PNG"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/07/cheeseman%20note.PNG?itok=bpiDP6Ej" width="200" height="121" alt="note about chat" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/07/shanghai.PNG"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/07/shanghai.PNG?itok=_cd6hIX9" width="200" height="118" alt="shanghai ticket stub" 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>There are many wonderful takeaways from a good book, but sometimes we also leave things behind! </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RZpPw1vgwBN9RNHe5n5GhCuXhqLv7N_U/view?usp=sharing">Behold a collection</a> of random and lovable items our customers have left behind in library books. I hope you enjoy discovering them as much as we did. Check out our </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/books/dodie/found-book"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>first Found in a Book post</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> for more found treasures. Recognize something? Let us know! </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Big thanks to all the Central Library shelvers and library folks for their contributions. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Written by Maddie H.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p></div> <ul class="links inline list-inline"><li class="comment-add"><a href="/blog/books/dodie/oh-treasures-we-find-book#comment-form" title="Share your thoughts and opinions." hreflang="en">Add new comment</a></li></ul> <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/found-items" hreflang="en">found items</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/bookmarks" hreflang="en">bookmarks</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/ticket-stubs" hreflang="en">ticket stubs</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/postcards" hreflang="en">postcards</a></div> </div> <section> <h2>Comments</h2> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-10298" about="/comment/10298" typeof="schema:Comment" class="js-comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1626457992"></mark> <footer> <p><span rel="schema:author"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Corinne Jackamore</span></span> on July 16, 2021 <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2021-07-16T17:53:12+00:00" class="hidden"></span> </p> </footer> <div> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field--label sr-only">Comment</div> <div property="schema:text" class="field--item"><p>Love, love, love this!!!</p> </div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=10298&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="6Bi68JriX2I57QmZiGv3M3gLOjlUSD0kAgvlVVEm5to"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-10300" about="/comment/10300" typeof="schema:Comment" class="js-comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1627073052"></mark> <footer> <p><span rel="schema:author"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Rachel S.</span></span> on July 23, 2021 <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2021-07-23T20:44:12+00:00" class="hidden"></span> </p> </footer> <div> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field--label sr-only">Comment</div> <div property="schema:text" class="field--item"><p>This is so lovely! And what great formatting to show them all off.</p> </div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=10300&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="2g1xfX8k-8kXVcma6pQedhVRp3gMxUDtj_-6xkNEcZA"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-10301" about="/comment/10301" typeof="schema:Comment" class="js-comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1627362461"></mark> <footer> <p><span rel="schema:author"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Karl</span></span> on July 26, 2021 <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2021-07-27T05:07:41+00:00" class="hidden"></span> </p> </footer> <div> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field--label sr-only">Comment</div> <div property="schema:text" class="field--item"><p>Sweet!</p> </div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=10301&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="zoI0z2-0vDiWAWSsjuQ0mfS_rki2t1WUDU6fe6PL3ac"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </article> <h2>Leave a comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=574403&amp;2=comment_no_subject&amp;3=comment" token="Ttx2my2a0wT6DpHV7_dsr-z_xcw5V-ESk_Oei8f763I"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Thu, 15 Jul 2021 22:02:58 +0000 Dodie 574403 at https://www.denverlibrary.org DPL Staff Movie Picks: July https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/movies/lhallnance/dpl-staff-movie-picks-july-0 <span>DPL Staff Movie Picks: July</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/2021/07/Promising.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/07/Promising.jpg?itok=vAXx-uEK" width="200" height="286" alt="Promising" 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>July 15, 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/2021/07/spontaneous.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/07/spontaneous.jpg?itok=ifhsdRpT" width="200" height="286" alt="Spontaneous" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/07/Mary.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/07/Mary.jpg?itok=AA4PMhk6" width="200" height="286" alt="Mary" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/07/Boating.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/07/Boating.jpg?itok=Luo-8AEv" width="200" height="283" alt="Boating" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/07/Cheerleader.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/07/Cheerleader.jpg?itok=0kQp3twB" width="200" height="113" alt="Cheerleader" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/07/Criminal.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/07/Criminal.jpg?itok=zMeio4Os" width="200" height="286" alt="Criminal" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/07/Lupin.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/07/Lupin.jpg?itok=0qdu2Ncw" width="200" height="286" alt="Lupin" 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>We are officially halfway through summer already, can you believe it?!</p> <p>Nearly all Denver Public Library locations are open for walk-in services (Central will be officially open to the public beginning this Sunday—yay!), but if you’re not yet&nbsp;comfortable coming out to public spaces, we still have so many services available! We have Kanopy, which is always updating with new, awesome films ranging from documentaries to indie films and classics to blockbusters, all for at-home streaming. We also have a great virtual program going for all my movie lovers out there called&nbsp;<a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/event/what-were-watching-4">What We’re Watching</a>,&nbsp;where you can meet up and have discussions with the Denver Cinema Club about movies and television series. Be sure to check it out!&nbsp;</p> <p>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&nbsp;<a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/reads">Personalized Reading List service</a>, 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&nbsp;<a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/books-library-news/stacey/new-library-bundles-curbside">Curbside Bundle</a>&nbsp;full of surprises, if you’d like!</p> <p>See you next month, stay safe, sane, and watch a movie!</p> <p><strong>Stacey<br /> <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2216062">Promising Young Woman</a> (2020)</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">This Oscar-winning movie is marketed as a revenge thriller in a candy coating, but it would be more accurate to say it’s about trying to live with trauma by making the world safer, one person at a time. The movie defies expectations, including switching tone midway through, but the tragic end will shock you. Don’t miss the soundtrack, full of pop hits, including an instrumental version of “Toxic” that fits perfectly.</p> <p><strong>Claire<br /> <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2168999">Spontaneous</a> (2020) DVD</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">In this outrageous coming-of-age love story, students in their high school begin inexplicably exploding (literally). Seniors Mara and Dylan struggle to survive in a world where each moment could bring them closer to growing up or blowing up. (From director Brian Duffield.)</p> <p><strong>Dodie<br /> <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2164062">Mary Janes: The Women of Weed</a> (2020) DVD</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">In the 1980s, it seemed that every Saturday morning cartoon ran ads featuring Nancy Reagan telling kids to “just say no.” Filmmaker Windy Borman heard it as the imperative intended: don’t fry your brain like an egg. In <em>Mary Janes: The Women of Weed</em>, Borman, now all grown up, challenges why she listened and whether she should join America’s burgeoning pot party, never having partaken herself. Almost immediately in this solid feature documentary, Borman discounts the myth of marijuana as a gateway drug despite the government’s stance that it should remain a Schedule I substance along with heroin, peyote, ecstasy, and LSD. However, under the broader umbrella of cannabis, it can serve as a gateway to examine harder issues: gender parity, social justice, and environmental sustainability. Borman covers a lot of ground in just 85 minutes.</p> <p><strong>Lily<br /> <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2231174">Celine and Julie Go Boating</a> (1974) French, DVD</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Celine and Julie are ’70s Parisian strangers who share a mysterious, near mystical bond that transforms into a friendship of coincidences in an almost <em>Alice in Wonderland</em>-style worm-hole. Their story is oddly connected to a soap opera taking place on repeat in a seemingly haunted house. This movie is playful and strange and seems to ask: What is female friendship without a little bit of witchcraft, excessive amounts of laughter, and the surreal whimsy of the French New Wave?</p> <p><strong>Randell<br /> <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2247953">But I'm a Cheerleader</a> (2000) Kanopy</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">“Megan (Natasha Lyonne) is a teenager passionate about cheerleading. However, her conservative parents suspect she is more interested in the other girls on the team, despite the fact she has a boyfriend—albeit one she refuses to be intimate with. Filled with horror at the thought of having a lesbian daughter, her straight-laced parents (Mink Stole and Bud Cort) ship her off to a summer school that aims to turn kids straight. Determined to get back the summer of fun she had planned, she decides to go along with the camp’s rules, that is until she meets the beautiful Graham (Clea DuVall) and finds herself questioning her sexuality for the first time.”</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Kristen A.<br /> <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=1622737">Agatha Christie’s Criminal Games</a> (2017) French, DVD&nbsp;</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">These fun French remakes of Agatha Christie’s murder mysteries, set in Paris the 1950s, feel fresh and a little bit campy. Each episode feels like un petit voyage à la Ville-Lumière of yesteryear, complete with a mystery to solve—such a pleasure!&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Daniel<br /> <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2217994">Lupin III: The First</a> (2021) Japanese, DVD</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Whether&nbsp;new to the Lupin III (Lupin the Third) manga world created by Monkey Punch, or a newbie who has yet to be introduced to the titular character—grandson of the iconic gentleman thief who bares his grandfather’s same name—this new Lupin III movie is great for both groups.&nbsp;This tale is a mystery/spy story reminiscent of Indiana Jones meets James Bond, involving a mysterious diary holding clues to treasures of a lost civilization.&nbsp;Unlike the anime, however, this movie is done in 3D animation style, and surprisingly it still also keeps the basic look/design of the anime.</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/foreign-films" hreflang="en">foreign films</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/independent-film" hreflang="en">independent film</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/documentaries" hreflang="en">Documentaries</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/animation" hreflang="en">Animation</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/drama" hreflang="en">Drama</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/revenge" hreflang="en">revenge</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/lgbtqia" hreflang="en">LGBTQIA</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/lgbtq" hreflang="en">LGBTQ</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/mystery" hreflang="en">mystery</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/manga" hreflang="en">manga</a></div> </div> <section> </section> Thu, 15 Jul 2021 15:55:00 +0000 lhall-nance 574383 at https://www.denverlibrary.org Denver Tool Library Memberships at DPL! https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/library-news/ashley/denver-tool-library <span>Denver Tool Library Memberships at DPL!</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/2021/07/dtl-logo-shop-bkgd.jpeg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/07/dtl-logo-shop-bkgd.jpeg?itok=sqol6jgI" width="200" height="113" alt="denver tool library logo" 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>July 13, 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/2021/07/IMG_0193.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/07/IMG_0193.jpg?itok=sOjb0p21" width="200" height="150" alt="Hand tool collection at DTL" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/07/IMG_0195.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/07/IMG_0195.jpg?itok=k1NMVuIP" width="200" height="150" alt="Lawn tool collection at DTL" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/07/IMG_0192.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/07/IMG_0192.jpg?itok=WfBJJdKj" width="200" height="150" alt="Power tool collection at DTL" 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 <a href="https://denvertoollibrary.org/">Denver Tool Library</a> (DTL) is a local low-cost way to borrow tools and advice on how to use them. Their collection has everything from ladders and power tools to lawn mowers and post hole diggers. They also offer workshops on DIY topics like woodworking and welding.</p> <p>As of today, you can borrow a DTL membership from the Denver Public Library so you can experience the value of a membership for free! &nbsp;You can <a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=2246667">check out a DTL membership pass through our catalog</a>, and then bring the physical pass with you when you visit them at <a href="https://goo.gl/maps/Xj18rqn4TM3WhLEe9">555 Santa Fe Dr</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>On your first visit, they will ask you to sign a safety waiver and present a photo ID and credit card to keep on file. You will then be able to check out up to 10 tools for up to a week, with up to 3 power tools. For our customers under the age of 18, you will need a responsible adult to accompany you to sign the waiver.</p> <p>Currently the Denver Tool Library is open Tuesdays &amp; Thursdays, 2pm-7pm and Saturdays &amp; Sundays, 10am-3pm.</p> <p> Check out a DTL membership and start exploring over 5,000 tools for DIY projects, home repair and remodeling, lawn and garden care, van/bus conversions, and more!&nbsp;</p> <p>For other non-traditional and interesting things that the Denver Public Library checks out, including sewing machines, visit <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/library-things">https://www.denverlibrary.org/library-things</a><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/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/denver-tool-library" hreflang="en">Denver Tool Library</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/tools" hreflang="en">tools</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/makerspace" hreflang="en">makerspace</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/diy" hreflang="en">DIY</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/library-things" hreflang="en">Library of Things</a></div> </div> <section> </section> Tue, 13 Jul 2021 18:00:00 +0000 Ashley 574330 at https://www.denverlibrary.org LGBTQIA+ Representation in Graphic Memoirs https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/books-cultural-inclusivity/dodie/lgbtq-representation-graphic-memoirs <span>LGBTQIA+ Representation in Graphic Memoirs</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/2021/07/RAINBOW-BOOKS.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/07/RAINBOW-BOOKS.jpg?itok=Yo7UvPTb" width="200" height="253" alt="image: stack of books in rainbow colors" 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>July 11, 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/2021/07/fun%20home_0.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/07/fun%20home_0.jpg?itok=-CsveLQU" width="200" height="294" alt="cover: fun home" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/07/gender%20queer.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/07/gender%20queer.jpg?itok=i-xFHUlk" width="139" height="200" alt="cover: gender queer" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/07/spellbound.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/07/spellbound.jpg?itok=Z_lWoQqH" width="155" height="200" alt="cover: spellbound" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/07/taking%20turns.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/07/taking%20turns.jpg?itok=82m5Seml" width="200" height="175" alt="cover: taking turns" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/07/the%20called%20us%20enemy.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/07/the%20called%20us%20enemy.jpg?itok=7FbhE-_8" width="138" height="200" alt="cover: they called us enemy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/07/fetch.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/07/fetch.jpg?itok=hy0IOOep" width="160" height="200" alt="cover: fetch" 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>Pride month may have officially been June, but LGBTQIA+ representation can be found in Denver Public Library’s collection any time of the year, including in the recently created </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;type=Boolean&amp;term=brs=263386&amp;by=KW&amp;sort=RELEVANCE&amp;limit=&amp;query=&amp;page=0"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Graphic Format Memoirs</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;type=Boolean&amp;term=brs=263386&amp;by=KW&amp;sort=RELEVANCE&amp;limit=&amp;query=&amp;page=0"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Core Collection</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>One of the best-known graphic novels overall and an obvious pick for the graphic memoirs list is Alison Bechdel’s </span></span></span></span></span></span><em><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;type=Browse&amp;term=Fun%20home%20:%20a%20family%20tragicomic&amp;by=TI&amp;sort=RELEVANCE&amp;limit=TOM=*&amp;query=MTE=%27339252%27&amp;page=0&amp;searchid=0"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a></em><span><span><span><span><span><span>. Bechdel explores her relationship with her emotionally distant father, a closeted gay man, and her own sexuality while reflecting on growing up in her family’s funeral home. Both humorous and deeply moving, <em>Fun Home</em> is a classic in its genre.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>A newer title featuring beautifully bold illustrations is Maia Kobabe’s </span></span></span></span></span></span><em><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;type=Browse&amp;term=Gender%20queer%20:%20a%20memoir&amp;by=TI&amp;sort=RELEVANCE&amp;limit=TOM=*&amp;query=MTE=%27345565%27&amp;page=0&amp;searchid=0"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Gender Queer: A Memoir</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a></em><span><span><span><span><span><span>. Kobabe, who uses e/em/eir pronouns, reflects on eir self-identity and experiences as a nonbinary and asexual person. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Bishakh Som’s </span></span></span></span></span></span><em><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;pos=66&amp;cn=2141767"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Spellbound: A Graphic Memoir</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a></em><span><span><span><span><span><span> is the story of Som’s daily life as an author and offers an important perspective</span></span></span></span></span></span>—<span><span><span><span><span><span>Som is a transgender woman who, from the book’s description, “explores the concept of identity by inviting the reader to view the author moving through life as she would have us see her, that is, as she sees herself.”</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><em><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;type=Keyword&amp;term=taking%20turns%20stories%20from%20hiv&amp;by=KW&amp;sort=RELEVANCE&amp;limit=TOM=*&amp;query=&amp;page=0&amp;searchid=4"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Taking Turns: Stories from HIV/AIDS Care Unit 371</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a></em><span><span><span><span><span><span> by MK Czerwiec recounts the touching story of an AIDS care unit in Chicago, which housed patients from 1985-2000. Unit 371’s unique and highly personal level of care and community during a time of crisis and misinformation surrounding the AIDS pandemic is very poignant, and Czerwiec’s work calls to mind more recent parallels as we all come to terms with another ongoing pandemic.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>While the memoirs above feature LGBTQIA+ stories at the center of their narratives, some titles on the Graphic Format Memoirs Core Collection list were created by self-identified members of the community focusing their work on different topics. Examples include </span></span></span></span></span></span><em><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;type=Browse&amp;term=They%20called%20us%20enemy&amp;by=TI&amp;sort=RELEVANCE&amp;limit=TOM=*&amp;query=MTE=%27867194%27&amp;page=0&amp;searchid=0"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>They Called Us Enemy</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a></em><span><span><span><span><span><span> by George Takei, which is the well-known celebrity’s story of his childhood experience as a Japanese American imprisoned in concentration camps during World War II. On the lighter side, </span></span></span></span></span></span><em><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=1657990,1744614"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Fetch: How a Bad Dog Brought Me Home</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a></em><span><span><span><span><span><span> is Nicole Georges’ sweetly illustrated story of her close relationship with her dog, to which any pet owner is sure to relate.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>If you’re looking for more LGBTQIA+ history and information, especially with a Colorado-focused lens, check out DPL’s Western History department’s </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://history.denverlibrary.org/research/gay-lesbian-bisexual-and-transgender"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Research Guide</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Contributed by Hannah E., Smiley Branch</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/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/graphic-memoirs" hreflang="en">graphic memoirs</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/lgbtqia" hreflang="en">LGBTQIA</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/alison-bechdel" hreflang="en">alison bechdel</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/george-takei" hreflang="en">george takei</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/pronouns" hreflang="en">pronouns</a></div> </div> <section> <h2>Leave a comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=574302&amp;2=comment_no_subject&amp;3=comment" token="Y7wpDmcjbCnnbW-wAc5Y0rdu3Ps4dCldMGdeIqsrR54"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Sun, 11 Jul 2021 19:38:13 +0000 Dodie 574302 at https://www.denverlibrary.org Byers Branch Library Renaming Effort https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/cultural-inclusivity/jgosalvez/byers-branch-library-renaming-effort <span>Byers Branch Library Renaming Effort</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/2021/07/BYR%20English_0.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/07/BYR%20English_0.jpg?itok=lnomJSDU" width="200" height="200" alt="Exterior of Byers Branch Library, with white serif text on top that says &quot;Byers Branch Library is getting a new name.&quot; " typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/users/jgosalvez" lang="" about="/users/jgosalvez" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">jgosalvez</a></span> <span>July 8, 2021</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>The Denver Public Library is currently seeking name recommendations from the community to rename the Byers Branch. Community members interested in submitting name recommendations can do it online at </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="http://www.denverlibrary.org/Byers"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>denverlibrary.org/Byers</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> or stop by the Byers Branch during </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/content/byers-branch-library"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>open hours</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> to pick up a printed form. Criteria can be viewed online and the submission deadline is Sunday, July 25, 2021.  </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>During last year’s national call for social and racial justice, Denver Public Library examined our building names to better understand the history of individuals and their contributions. The Denver Public Library learned about William N. Byers problematic and disturbing support of the Sand Creek Massacre on the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes which took place in November 1864. The Library Commission asked library staff to move forward with renaming the branch if the community agreed. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>As part of this process, a Renaming Community Committee was formed consisting of a diverse group of people from the community.  The committee is facilitated by Library Commissioner Jehan Benton Clark and Councilwoman Jamie Torres. The Renaming Community Committee is guiding this process and created the criteria for a new name. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>This is the first step in engaging the general public. Recommended names submitted will be researched and vetted. The Renaming Community Committee will then finalize the top names which will go to a public vote in September. The final branch name will be presented to the Library Commission on October 21 for approval and a celebration will be planned in November. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>As one of Denver’s five historic Carnegie Libraries, the </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/content/byers-branch-library"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Byers Branch Library</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> opened in 1918 in a building designed by Varian &amp; Varian Architects. The branch recently underwent a renovation as part of the Elevate Denver bond program and reopened in June bringing a new look to a familiar community space.</span></span></span></span></span></span><br /><br /><span><span><span><span><span><span>More information about current offerings at Denver Public Library can be found at </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>denverlibrary.org</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>. </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/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/byers-branch-library" hreflang="en">Byers Branch Library</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/byers-renaming" hreflang="en">Byers Renaming</a></div> </div> <section> </section> Fri, 09 Jul 2021 02:18:30 +0000 jgosalvez 574208 at https://www.denverlibrary.org If Only Books Had Legs… Book Awards Galore! https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/books/dodie/if-only-books-had-legs-book-awards-galore <span>If Only Books Had Legs… Book Awards Galore!</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/2021/06/red%20carpet.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/06/red%20carpet.jpg?itok=9nWFr1Bh" width="200" height="200" alt="image of red carpet awards walk" 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>July 5, 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/2021/06/no%20option%20but%20north.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/06/no%20option%20but%20north.jpg?itok=uPXluATC" width="133" height="200" alt="cover: no option but north" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/06/giltter%20up%20the%20dark.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/06/giltter%20up%20the%20dark.jpg?itok=To_AqU64" width="129" height="200" alt="cover: glitter up the dark" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/06/mexican%20home%20kitchen.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/06/mexican%20home%20kitchen.jpg?itok=0tdHaT2D" width="158" height="200" alt="cover: mexican home kitchen" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/06/all%20things%20left%20wild.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/06/all%20things%20left%20wild.jpg?itok=1E9ZWlFT" width="125" height="200" alt="cover: all things left wild" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/06/interior%20chinatown_0.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/06/interior%20chinatown_0.jpg?itok=-b7Vqepr" width="200" height="295" alt="cover: interior chinatown" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/06/tokyo%20ueno%20station.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/06/tokyo%20ueno%20station.jpg?itok=xpPG282N" width="141" height="200" alt="cover: tokyo ueno station" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/06/ghost%20in%20the%20throat.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/06/ghost%20in%20the%20throat.jpg?itok=mRZu50qd" width="129" height="200" alt="cover: a ghost in the throat" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/06/the%20other%20americans.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/06/the%20other%20americans.jpg?itok=5wQRGnuK" width="132" height="200" alt="cover: the other americans" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/06/logoNOVELISTLg.gif"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/06/logoNOVELISTLg.gif?itok=a5ehT_j2" width="184" height="107" alt="logo: novelist" 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>Having a hard time keeping track of all the book awards being announced? Is there really enough red carpet for all of the nominated books and winners, being called out by the critics for being insightful, lyrical, compelling, astonishing, diverse or delightful? </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>I propose we start local, with the </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://coloradohumanities.org/programs/colorado-book-awards/"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>2021 Colorado Book Awards</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> sponsored by Colorado Humanities. The “live” awards ceremony just took place on June 26, and you can view it in all its </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GJ0kOyIXmY"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Zoom finery</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>. Of particular note - sisters Kelsey and Tess Freeman took the Creative Nonfiction Award for their title </span></span></span></span></span></span><em><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;pos=1&amp;cn=2233372"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>No Option But North: the Migrant World and the Perilous Path Across the Border</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a></em><span><span><span><span><span><span>, </span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span>a timely chronicle of contemporary migration from Central America and Mexico that peels back the layers of privilege underlying American and Mexican migration policies; and </span></span></span></span></span></span><em><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;pos=1&amp;cn=2141654"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Glitter Up the Dark: How Pop Music Broke the Binary</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a></em><span><span><span><span><span><span> by Sasha Geffen, the general nonfiction winner, which asks and answers “Why has music so often served as an accomplice to transcendent expressions of gender?”.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Let’s widen the regional lens. A bit earlier this year, the Reading the West 2021 Book Awards were announced by the Mountain and Plains Booksellers Association, which represents hundreds of bookstores across thirteen western and mid-western states. The virtual ceremony and complete list of winners is available </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://readingthewest.com/winners-3/"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>online</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>. My personal favorites? </span></span></span></span></span></span><em><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;type=Keyword&amp;term=mexican%20home%20kitchen%20mely&amp;by=KW&amp;sort=RELEVANCE&amp;limit=TOM=*&amp;query=&amp;page=0&amp;searchid=21"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>The Mexican Home Kitchen: Traditional Homestyle Recipes That Capture the Flavors and Memories of Mexico</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a></em><span><span><span><span><span><span> by Mely Martinez in the Eating the West category, and </span></span></span></span></span></span><em><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;type=Browse&amp;term=All%20things%20left%20wild%20:%20A%20Novel&amp;by=TI&amp;sort=RELEVANCE&amp;limit=TOM=*&amp;query=MTE=%2732851%27&amp;page=0&amp;searchid=0"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>All Things Left Wild</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a></em><span><span><span><span><span><span> by James Wade, winner in the Debut Fiction category, which brings new energy to the Western fiction genre.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>The </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://www.nationalbook.org/awards-prizes/national-book-awards-2020/"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>National Book Awards</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> are a bit further in the rearview mirror, but the holds lists for these titles are much shorter now than back in Fall 2020! The fiction winner, </span></span></span></span></span></span><em><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;type=Keyword&amp;term=interior%20chinatown%20yu&amp;by=KW&amp;sort=RELEVANCE&amp;limit=TOM=*&amp;query=&amp;page=0&amp;searchid=24"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Interior Chinatown</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a></em><span><span><span><span><span><span> by Charles Yu, has quickly become a </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/216162/interior-chinatown-by-charles-yu/9780307948472/readers-guide/"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>book club</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> favorite, and with the Olympics imminently happening in Japan, the winner for book in translation, </span></span></span></span></span></span><em><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;type=Keyword&amp;term=tokyo%20ueno%20station&amp;by=KW&amp;sort=RELEVANCE&amp;limit=TOM=*&amp;query=&amp;page=0&amp;searchid=26"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Tokyo Ueno Station</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a></em><span><span><span><span><span><span> </span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span>by Yu Miri definitely merits a look. Take a look at DPL's <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/dpl-book-clubs">list</a> of book clubs, virtual for now but hoping to meet in person soon!</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Going international? Consider the </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://www.irishbookawards.irish/"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>An Post Irish Book Awards</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>, which selected </span></span></span></span></span></span><em><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;pos=1&amp;cn=2226940"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>A Ghost in the Throat</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a></em><span><span><span><span><span><span> by Doireann Ní Ghríofa as its 2020 winner, or the </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://arabamericanmuseum.org/2020-ba-winners/"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Arab American Book Awards</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>, which selected </span></span></span></span></span></span><em><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;pos=1&amp;cn=1987234"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>The Other Americans</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a></em><span><span><span><span><span><span> by Laila Lalami as the winner in fiction that same year, and was also a Pulitzer Prize finalist.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>If you’re looking for a specific genre, consider the </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="http://www.worldfantasy.org/world-fantasy-awards%E2%84%A0-2020/"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>World Fantasy Awards</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>, the </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://www.ala.org/awardsgrants/wy-boyd-literary-award-excellence-military-fiction#:~:text=Boyd%20Literary%20Award%20for%20Excellence%20in%20Military%20Fiction,-About%20the%20W.Y.&amp;text=This%20award%20honors%20the%20best,of%20outstanding%20war%2Drelated%20fiction."><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>W.Y. Boyd Award for Military Fiction</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>, or </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://www.shirleyjacksonawards.org/"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>The Shirley Jackson Awards</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>, which recognize psychological suspense, horror, and the dark fantastic.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>If your head is spinning with book award reading possibilities, good! We have even more to offer through our subscription database, NoveList. With your Denver Public Library card, you can access this resource 24/7 via either the Recommendations or Research tab on our library homepage. Once you get to </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="http://web.b.ebscohost.com/novp/flatbrowse?vid=53&amp;sid=8517a328-0ff5-4cd6-86f0-af5d68e28ae3%40sessionmgr102"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>NoveList</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>, look at the lower left for the Featured Award Winner, and right below that, click on </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="http://web.b.ebscohost.com/novp/awards?vid=52&amp;sid=8517a328-0ff5-4cd6-86f0-af5d68e28ae3%40sessionmgr102"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Browse Awards</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>. You’ll get a top level view of the most popular awards, and links to awards by genres. If you’re curious, you can check out ALL the book awards on NoveList by going to the bottom left of that page and click on </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="http://web.b.ebscohost.com/novp/flatbrowse?vid=53&amp;sid=8517a328-0ff5-4cd6-86f0-af5d68e28ae3%40sessionmgr102"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Browse All Award Winners and Notable Books</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>. Steady now… there are pages and pages of awards to browse and choose from! And while no one library can own all of these award winners, we’ll do our best to find these for you - just </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/ask"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Ask Us</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>!</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/book-awards" hreflang="en">book awards</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/colorado-book-award" hreflang="en">Colorado Book Award</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/regional-authors" hreflang="en">regional authors</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/colorado-authors" hreflang="en">Colorado authors</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/reading-west" hreflang="en">Reading the West</a></div> </div> <section> <h2>Leave a comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=573648&amp;2=comment_no_subject&amp;3=comment" token="7xZ8iLIkIGG4845r6-30cytpn1p1f_Q6fkilUcsfDbk"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Mon, 05 Jul 2021 14:00:00 +0000 Dodie 573648 at https://www.denverlibrary.org Plaza Voices: Valuable Connections https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/cultural-inclusivity/plaza-voices/plaza-voices-connection <span>Plaza Voices: Valuable Connections</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/2021/06/Copy%20of%20IMG_0190.JPG"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/06/Copy%20of%20IMG_0190.JPG?itok=lxsgGKnm" width="200" height="150" alt="Photograph of Plaza in action." 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>June 30, 2021</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><strong>By Breanne Vailes</strong></p> <p>“We are neighbors. We foster relationships, listen and act to build and strengthen our community. We bring people together to share information, ideas and experiences.” This is the description of Denver Public Library’s <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/content/about-dpl">value of connection</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>This description just about perfectly depicts DPL’s Plaza program. The connection still remains largely online for now, but, before the pandemic, people from various backgrounds and cultures were able to spend a few hours every week interacting with others from their community. Participants would gather in circles to practice English or study for citizenship, sharing details of their lives with one another. Other activities, like art projects, would bring people together of all ages. Now with online programming, Plaza participants connect with those who might or might not live near them. For some families, online groups provide an opportunity for connection when transportation or responsibilities at home prevented them from visiting the library in person. In light of the isolation living in a new country can bring–on top of the loneliness that comes from a pandemic–such connection can be a lifeline.</p> <p>Once community members are connected to other participants, they keep coming back for more conversation, learning, and closeness with others. The Plaza community is like a web of people connected by strings, strings loose enough for participants to come and go as they please, but always present to lead people back to a diverse and welcoming community.</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 href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/ci/english">English</a>, prepare for <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/ci/citizenship">citizenship</a>, pursue your goals, and create your future. Whatever you’re doing, <a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeQFPnwLRrT-ZVK20OSlKrebRuHrwP5UL9_sGXDU_e6QJKfmQ/viewform">we can help</a>!</strong><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/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/plaza-voices" hreflang="en">Plaza Voices</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" hreflang="en">Plaza</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/values" hreflang="en">values</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/connection" hreflang="en">connection</a></div> </div> <section> </section> Wed, 30 Jun 2021 20:08:34 +0000 Plaza Voices 573729 at https://www.denverlibrary.org What’s Growin’ On: Accessing Healthy Food https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/books/heidie/whats-growin-accessing-healthy-food <span>What’s Growin’ On: Accessing Healthy Food </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/2021/06/handsholdingseeds.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/06/handsholdingseeds.jpg?itok=pSfJxVRR" width="200" height="133" alt="a pair of hands holding seeds" 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>June 28, 2021</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><h3 class="text-align-center"><strong>&nbsp;What’s Growin’ On: Accessing Healthy Food - Part I &nbsp; &nbsp;</strong> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</h3> <p class="text-align-center">&nbsp;“If we (start to) base food production on the richness of our diverse societies, we can improve the situation.” - Myrna Cunningham&nbsp;</p> <p>Consistent access to nutritious food is paramount for a healthy and enriching life, but it’s easy to get lost in the weeds of food system vocabulary. Below you will find part one of a general overview of concepts surrounding healthy food access accompanied by resources for a deeper dig. As always, thanks for growing with DPL!</p> <h3>&nbsp;</h3> <h3><strong>Food Security:</strong></h3> <p><a href="https://www.ers.usda.gov/topics/food-nutrition-assistance/food-security-in-the-us/definitions-of-food-security.aspx">Food security</a> is the state of having reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. The inverse, <strong>food insecurity</strong>, describes limited or uncertainty regarding access to safe and nutritious food due to lack of funds or geographic accessibility, such as a <a href="https://www.hungerfreecolorado.org/how-do-we-define-hunger/">food desert</a>. &nbsp;Here in Colorado, nearly <a href="https://hungerfreecolorado.org/partner-with-us/initiatives/covid-food-insecurity-survey/">2 in 5 people (38%)</a> are food insecure. Food security does not affect us all equally, 52% of non-white and Latinx Coloradans struggle with food access (compared to 30% white Coloradans). Families with children face the greatest struggle, with <a href="https://www.coloradohealthinstitute.org/research/uneven-burden-food-insecurity-colorado">more than half</a> reporting having trouble with consistent access to nutritious food.&nbsp;</p> <p>Food security consists not only of reliable access to sufficient food that meets dietary needs, but also ensuring that food is safe and sovereign. <a href="http://usfoodsovereigntyalliance.org/what-is-food-sovereignty/">Food sovereignty</a> is the right of peoples to healthy and culturally appropriate food as well as the right to define their own food systems. It shifts the focus from a market driven industry to the people who produce, distribute, and eat the food.<a href="https://www.indigenousfoodsystems.org/food-sovereignty"> Native food systems</a> are paramount when looking at the growing movement towards secure and sovereign food systems. Many Indigenous communities are <a href="https://www.nativefoodsystems.org/">reclaiming their local food systems</a>, working to combat hunger, increase access to healthy and traditional foods, and enhance community health.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Dig Deeper:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn= 2076206"><em><strong>Food</strong></em> </a>by Fabio Parasecoli</li> <li><em><strong><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn= 2199384">Gather</a>&nbsp;</strong></em>on Kanopy</li> <li><em><strong><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn= 2065556">Indigenous food sovereignty in the United States : restoring cultural knowledge, protecting environments, and regaining health</a> </strong></em>edited by Devon A. Mihesuah and Elizabeth Hoover</li> <li><em><strong><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn= 2227185">Our changing menu : climate change and the foods we love and need</a></strong></em> by Michael P. Hoffmann, Carrie Koplinka-Loehr, and Danielle L. Eiseman.</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Biodiversity:&nbsp;</strong></h3> <p><strong>Biodiversity</strong> is the variation that exists amongst plants and animals at the genetic, species, and ecosystem levels. Looking specifically through the lens of food and agriculture, biodiversity is essential for successful and sustainable food security and development. Diversity promotes <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/books/heidie/grow-dpl-soil-health">healthy soil</a>, provides habitats, controls pests, basically maintains a healthy balance within ecosystems. Biodiversity also promotes resilience in the face of possible environmental stressors, such as changing climates and extreme weather--the more diverse an ecosystem the better chance of having varieties with traits that can survive, adapt, or thrive in ever-changing environments.&nbsp;</p> <p>A major issue today is the rapid decrease in biodiversity in agriculture. According to the <a href="http://www.fao.org/3/CA3129EN/CA3129EN.pdf">Food and Agriculture Association of the United Nations</a> there are “more than 6000 plant varieties that have been cultivated for food,” but fewer than “200 make major contributions'' to global food production and a measly “9% account for 66% of total crop production.” Which means by design we are decreasing the variety of crops being grown leading to the weakening of crop resilience for the future. An incredible amount of crop diversity has been lost as farmers move (or are pushed by the private sector) from diverse local crops to high yielding varieties (such as soybeans, palm oil, and sugar cane).&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Dig deeper:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://ag.colorado.gov/sites/ag/files/2019%20Glimpse%20of%20CO%20Agriculture%20Map.jpg">Colorado Agriculture Statistics Map</a></li> <li><em><strong><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn= 2198184">The edible ecosystem solution : growing biodiversity in your backyard and beyond</a> </strong></em>by Zach Loeks</li> <li><a href="http://www.fao.org/state-of-biodiversity-for-food-agriculture/en/">Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - Biodiversity Report</a></li> <li><em><strong><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn= 1528579">Seeds on ice : Svalbard and the Global Seed Vault</a></strong></em> by Cary Fowler</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Heirloom, open-pollinated, hybrid, GMO seeds:</strong></h3> <p><a href="https://www.seedsavers.org/heirloom-seeds">Heirlooms</a> are things passed down and shared from one generation to another and seeds are no different! When we talk about “heirloom” varieties we refer to the heritage of a seed within communities and families, seeds with stories and histories as rich as the peoples who plant, grow, consume, and save them. To qualify as an heirloom the variety must be <a href="https://www.seedsavers.org/seed-saving-gardening-terms">open-pollinated</a> (meaning a variety that only cross-pollinates with members of the same population and produces offspring with the same traits) or pollinated by natural means such as insects, birds, wind, etc. They must also “breed-true,” meaning the plant keeps its original traits from generation to generation.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://www.seedsavers.org/seed-saving-gardening-terms">Hybrid seeds</a> refer to a plant variety that is created by crossing two genetically distinct parent populations. The advantages of hybrid seeds is that breeders can combine desirable traits from parent plants, which can help with disease resistance. Large seed companies produce hybrids for high yields, but also because they can <a href="https://www.motherearthnews.com/real-food/hybrid-seeds-vs-gmos-zb0z1301zsor">claim ownership of the varieties</a>, forcing growers to repurchase seeds each year.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://www.seedsavers.org/seed-saving-gardening-terms">GMO seeds</a> are organisms that have had their “genetic composition altered by way of molecular breeding technique.” The insertion or removal of specific genetic traits allows for tailored design of crops for more desirable characteristics, which often results in increased crop yields. The flip side is the homogeneity of GMO crops contributes to a decrease in plant diversity which can make crops more <a href="https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/CV2644030979/GVRL?u=denver&amp;sid=bookmark-GVRL&amp;xid=64fabc38">susceptible to disease</a>. Additionally, most of these varieties belong to large agricultural companies and are genetically designed to work specifically with <a href="https://modernfarmer.com/2017/09/need-revitalize-organic-seed-farming/">herbicides and pesticides</a> also manufactured by these companies. The seeds are designed to be dependent on chemicals (both manufactured by the same companies), making for needy, vulnerable seeds, as well as farmers who are forced to rebuy GMO seeds each year. The U.N. estimates over <a href="https://go.gale.com/ps/i.do?p=GVRL&amp;u=denver&amp;id=GALE|CV2644030979&amp;v=2.1&amp;it=r&amp;sid=GVRL&amp;asid=64fabc38">a billion acres</a> are annually planted with GMO crops worldwide.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Dig Deeper:</strong></p> <ul> <li><em><strong><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn= 2068079">Heirloom : time honored techniques, nourishing traditions, and modern recipes</a></strong></em> by Sarah Owens</li> <li><em><strong><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn= 2212766">We are each other's harvest : celebrating African American farmers, land, and legacy</a></strong></em> by Natalie Baszile</li> <li><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn= 1798527"><em><strong>Of The Land - GMOs and Industrial Food</strong></em> </a>on&nbsp;Kanopy</li> <li><a href="https://www.seedsavers.org/seed-saving-gardening-terms">Seed Saving &amp; Gardening Terms</a> from Seed Savers Exchange&nbsp;</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Patented/Protected Seeds:</strong></h3> <p>Since the majority of GMO seeds were created in a lab, most of them will also be protected by patents. This means saving and sharing these varieties would be violating patent laws. Farmers and growers can be sued even if their neighbors' patented seeds blow unknowingly onto their property (<a href="http://ezproxy.denverlibrary.org:2048/login?url=https://www.proquest.com/newspapers/supreme-court-supports-monsanto-seed-replication/docview/1350301066/se-2?accountid=37073">as happened to Percy Schmeiser versus Monsanto</a>). These herbicide-resistant seeds produced by major seed companies currently account for <a href="https://modernfarmer.com/2017/09/need-revitalize-organic-seed-farming/">89% of corn</a> and cotton and <a href="https://modernfarmer.com/2017/09/need-revitalize-organic-seed-farming/">92% of soybeans</a> grown on U.S. soil. The major seed corporations Monsanto, Syngenta, and DuPont collectively control <a href="https://modernfarmer.com/2017/09/need-revitalize-organic-seed-farming/">53 percent of the global commercial</a> seed market.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Dig Deeper:</strong></p> <ul> <li><em><strong><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn= 417362">Lords of the harvest : biotech, big money, and the future of food </a></strong></em>by Daniel Charles</li> <li><em><strong><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn= 1796023">Open Sesame: The Story of Seeds</a></strong></em> on Kanopy</li> <li><a href="https://sitn.hms.harvard.edu/flash/2015/the-patent-landscape-of-genetically-modified-organisms/">The Patent Landscape of Genetically Modified Organisms</a></li> <li><a href="https://rockymountainseeds.org/no-patents-on-seeds/">Patent Free Seeds - Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance&nbsp;</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Participate in DPL’s Seed Library:&nbsp;</strong></h3> <p>The Park Hill Branch Library, Ross-Broadway Branch Library, and Central Library continue to offer seed bundles for pickup! <a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdeM-Av1aHByHFkslAR3JZYQ0wZU-COMR1Ii0c2NpXhgsI1sg/viewform">Fill out this form</a> to request up to 3 bundles per patron and make sure to check out our new bundle options. You will receive an email letting you know when your bundle is ready. This service will be offered while supplies last.&nbsp;</p> <p>We’d love to join you on your seed journey: post your garden progress on social media with the hashtag #growwithDPL—we can’t wait to see what you grow! Please reach out to us if you have any questions at <a href="mailto:seeds@denverlibrary.org">seeds@denverlibrary.org</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p><em>-by Maddie</em><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/garden" hreflang="en">garden</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/organic-gardening" hreflang="en">organic gardening</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/food" hreflang="en">food</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/food-access" hreflang="en">food access</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-library" hreflang="en">seed library</a></div> </div> <section> <h2>Leave a comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=573270&amp;2=comment_no_subject&amp;3=comment" token="rT3s3TjuAXHH0nUrGL8860YukKwjehoHxH20CM3V-io"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Mon, 28 Jun 2021 11:00:00 +0000 heidi.e 573270 at https://www.denverlibrary.org Ex Libris: Denver Artists - Patrick Kane McGregor https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/books/angela/ex-libris-denver-artists-patrick-kane-mcgregor <span>Ex Libris: Denver Artists - Patrick Kane McGregor</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/2021/06/119681884_10157159761981432_208742987746045602_n_0.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/06/119681884_10157159761981432_208742987746045602_n_0.jpg?itok=AvQ5mib-" width="200" height="250" alt="Art by Patrick Kane McGregor" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span>June 25, 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/2021/06/IMG_8482%20%283%29.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/06/IMG_8482%20%283%29.jpg?itok=qy23TvI3" width="200" height="269" alt="Patrick Kane McGregor holding a piece of his artwork outside the Ross-Broadway Branch Librarty" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/06/43494457_10155496723041432_7388287357729898496_n.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/06/43494457_10155496723041432_7388287357729898496_n.jpg?itok=QNCtA_-k" width="200" height="251" alt="Art by Patrick Kane McGregor" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/06/64869535_10156012720801432_4899176384598900736_n.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/06/64869535_10156012720801432_4899176384598900736_n.jpg?itok=bA6ZSO46" width="200" height="251" alt="Art by Patrick Kane McGregor" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/06/67888254_10156121245801432_8299429231801139200_n.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/06/67888254_10156121245801432_8299429231801139200_n.jpg?itok=KxkRgHjX" width="200" height="265" alt="Art by Patrick Kane McGregor" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/06/Pat%203.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/06/Pat%203.jpg?itok=oIgnwQ6b" width="200" height="200" alt="Art by Patrick Kane McGregor" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/06/Pat2_0.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/06/Pat2_0.jpg?itok=whVyoQs-" width="200" height="200" alt="Art by Patrick Kane McGregor" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/06/Pat1.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/06/Pat1.jpg?itok=Gq34F_yb" width="200" height="200" alt="Art by Patrick Kane McGregor" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/06/65374989_10156012720511432_3110974121073180672_n.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/06/65374989_10156012720511432_3110974121073180672_n.jpg?itok=0jjZcIi-" width="200" height="291" alt="Art by Patrick Kane McGregor" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/06/95894539_10156817165111432_7642360438797107200_n.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/06/95894539_10156817165111432_7642360438797107200_n.jpg?itok=qwjsTqyI" width="200" height="249" alt="Art by Patrick Kane McGregor" 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>No doubt if you have driven around Denver, at some point you have come face to face with a larger than life Bulldog on a wall. His name is Bouguereau and he was once the pet and forever the muse of Patrick Kane McGregor, owner of <a href="https://esotericartdenver.com/">Esoteric Art</a>, a family affair that includes Patrick’s son Tristen and wife Shawna as well as an army of dogs that currently include Kita, Maverick and the new crew member Leo.</p> <p>Born in Denver, Patrick’s painting style started with roots in graffiti and lettering while working for a few sign shops in his twenties. In the next phase of his studies he gained application, color theory, and anatomy skills painting for a few hand painted billboard companies over the last three decades. With the newfound knowledge of brushes and oil paints, he explored portraiture more and found a love for it. Most of his work now is based on realism, sometimes using impressionism and abstract ideas for scale or effect while exploring the use of color. Patrick enjoys painting animals, especially dogs, as they are a big part of his life. He has a deep appreciation and pride for canines in his paintings, and likes to represent them majestically as they live in the moment. You can catch Patrick and his son painting walls all over Denver and beyond this summer, and they sometimes have a posse’ of dogs with them.</p> <p>Learn more and follow Patrick:<br /> <a href="https://esotericartdenver.com/">Website</a> | <a href="https://www.instagram.com/patrickkanemcgregor/">Instagram</a></p> <h2>Patrick Kane McGregor on Art, Books, and Libraries</h2> <ol> <li><b>What book as a kid, influenced your imagination to pick up a crayon and begin making art?</b> <p> I really like <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?author=freeman&amp;title=corduroy">Corduroy</a>, the story of the bear trying to find its button but I think the artistic flame was lit more by the <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?isbn=9780140184648">Tarzan</a> series books by Edgar Rice Burroughs that had the Frank Frazetta artwork in it.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li><b>What book are you currently reading that influences you in either a creative way or a professional </b><b>way?</b> <p> I am currently reading <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?Keyword=badass%20awesome%20sincero">You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life</a> by Jen Sincero. She is a life-coach as well as an ex-rockstar so she has some good ideas on change and structure to make things flow better in your life to make it more like a well written song and not a hot mess.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li><b>What do you think is the most important resource that Libraries provide to you as an artist?</b> <p> With my passion for animals and the human form the Library is a great source of reference for me. Esoteric Art specializes in realism when doing commercial work so it helps to have a free source to go to for any subject we might encounter in a project. From a sports star to an animal to a style of work, the Library has us covered for image sources.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li><b>What is your current/favorite/most-used branch of the Denver Public Library?</b> <p> I like the <a href="/content/ross-broadway-branch-library">Ross-Broadway Branch</a>, it is centrally located with a nice staff and a large parking lot which is nice for people with big work trucks who are trying to grab a few art books on the way home from a job.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li><b>If you were offered a gigantic wall on the outside of a Library, what would your paint to display what a library means to you?</b> <p> I would do a giant mural of my old bulldog Bouguereau, leaning against a bookcase full of my favorite books…. or <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?Keyword=clifford%20big%20red%20dog">Clifford the Big Red Dog</a>, but that would take a giant wall.<br /> &nbsp;</li> </ol> <p><em>Ex Libris: Denver Artists is a series featuring local street artists, focusing on their connection to books and the importance of libraries to the artistic community. Series concept and interview by Sean Ryerson.</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/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/street-art" hreflang="en">street art</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/library-love" hreflang="en">library love</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/ex-libris" hreflang="en">Ex Libris</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/patrick-kane-mcgregor" hreflang="en">Patrick Kane McGregor</a></div> </div> <section> </section> Fri, 25 Jun 2021 18:21:05 +0000 angela 573374 at https://www.denverlibrary.org Now Accepting Nominations for 2021 Latino Community Service Awards https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/library-events/jgosalvez/now-accepting-nominations-2021-latino-community-service-awards <span>Now Accepting Nominations for 2021 Latino Community Service Awards </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/2021/06/LA21%20nominations%20ENG%20FINAL.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/06/LA21%20nominations%20ENG%20FINAL.jpg?itok=3Uuf4PHz" width="200" height="200" alt="Latino Awards flyer with a purple background image with colorful patterns with nomination information. " typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/users/jgosalvez" lang="" about="/users/jgosalvez" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">jgosalvez</a></span> <span>June 24, 2021</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>The Denver Public Library is accepting nominations for its annual Latino Community Service Awards. The awards honor individuals who have made a deep and lasting impact in our community. Each year, the library honors Latino leaders with three awards named after Lena L. Archuleta, Eric J. Duran and César Chávez. Winners are selected by a committee of library commissioners, community members and library staff. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Nominations are due by 5 p.m. Friday, July 30, 2021, and may be submitted online at </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/latino-awards-nomination"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>denverlibrary.org/latino-awards</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>, or sent via U.S. mail to: Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Branch Library, c/o Nadia Rendon, 1498 N. Irving Street, Denver, CO 80204</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Award recipients will be notified in August. A community celebration will be held on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 11 a.m. at the Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Branch Library. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>This event is part of the Denver Public Library’s celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month. This month-long celebration (September 15 - October 15), honors and celebrates the history, the many contributions, and the rich culture of Latinos. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>For more information about the awards, questions or assistance with the nomination form, please email </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="mailto:community@denverlibrary.org"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>community@denverlibrary.org</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a></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-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/latino-awards" hreflang="en">Latino Awards</a></div> </div> <section> </section> Thu, 24 Jun 2021 16:51:02 +0000 jgosalvez 573356 at https://www.denverlibrary.org