I was hired as a Denver Public Library Reference Librarian in August 2015 and since then I’ve been slowly working my way through the vast array of resources available at my fingertips. While we have an impressive collection of online databases and resources, my favorite place to delve is the Reference Services Department or Reference Room. The Reference Room is located on Level 3 of Central and was built during the 1990 renovation with designer Michael Graves.
The first time I ever saw David Bowie was watching Saturday Night Live back in 1979. My family had just returned to the U.S. and I was 11 years old. He wore this amazing black and white outfit that he couldn't walk in so he had to be carried downstage to perform. I had no idea who he was and because he was bathed in pink light, I assumed this was Pink Floyd.
Recently, the DPL Nonprofit Center had a visit from Demi Merritt, the founder of Demi's Animal Rescue, a no-kill animal rescue that focuses on complete rehabilitation of difficult pets, and then finds the best matches for adoption. At 20, Demi is a nonprofit veteran (the organization became a 501c3 in 2010) and is a born fundraiser and advocate.
We have been showcasing some of our favorite titles with an exhibit titled Cover Stories, a celebration of magazine cover art. In this final installation of this blog series, we turn our focus to cover art of the 21st century.
The New Yorker
Mar 16, 2009
Artwork: Michelle O.
On Saturday, January 9, several Denver bands paid tribute to David Bowie for his birthday and album release at the Hi-Dive's Bowiefest. I was not the only DPL employee dancing to cover songs, wearing glitter, or admiring the elaborate costumes. So coming to work the following Monday morning after the news of his passing made for a very somber day.
When you're working on a research project, wouldn't it be great if you had a whole collection of reference books you could use any time of day or night? Well, if you have a library card and access to the Internet, you do! Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) is an online reference collection that students can access from home, with over 3,500 electronic reference books—including encyclopedias, almanacs, biographies, guides to current events and controversies, and much more.
Your browsing experience at the Denver Public Library is about to get faster — much faster. In February, we’re creating a new independent network for the library that will provide faster, more reliable Internet access for our customers.
To accommodate the changeover to the new network, all Denver Public Library locations will be closed Sunday, February 14 and Monday, February 15 for both the changeover and the Presidents Day Holiday. We hope to have the new network up and tested by Tuesday morning.