Did you know that the National Parks Service will turn 100 on August 25, 2016? The National Parks Foundation is using this celebration as a way to encourage people to visit and use the parks, learn about their history, and educate folks so that they will be preserved for the future.
Partnership Funds Makerspaces at Denver Public Library
SM Energy on Thursday, March 17, presented a $100,000 check to the Denver Public Library to fund science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and makerspace programs for kids and teens. In appreciation for the gift, the library’s digital makerspace at the Central Library will be renamed the SM Energy ideaLAB.
Get out those knitting needles, button up that paint smock, strap on the old tool belt and “Get Your Craft On!” Every month our Denver Public Library branches offer dozens of fun, easy and creative craft programs for all ages. If you’re a seasoned crafter or a novice wanting to find your craft calling, you will find a wonderful variety of activities to choose from at your local libraries.
Here are some programs coming up for the rest of this month:
Although I love the majestic scenery of Colorado, I also adore the splendor of the desert southwest of New Mexico.
This small exhibit at the Denver Art Museum of 40 works by artists of the fabled Taos Society, Walter Ufer and E. Martin Hennings is a "must see." Each work is such a clear example of New Mexico's state slogan (we know from their license plate), “Land of Enchantment."
Michelle Jeske rose through the ranks to become Denver Public Library's new City Librarian last March after a nationwide, 6-month search. She began working at DPL in 2001, and served in a number of positions including the Manager of Web Information Services and Community Technology Center, Senior Special Collection Librarian for the Library Without Walls, and as the director of Collections, Technology and Innovation.
Colorado Drivers Licenses are getting a new look! The new licenses will be issued at three offices, in Littleton, Aurora, and Frisco, during the pilot program starting this month. Other offices will continue issuing the older format for now.
With Valentine's Day behind us, and Easter and Passover approaching, we're right in the midst of chocolate season. One way to celebrate is with a visit to Chocolate: The Exhibition, at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, where you can barter for cacao beans in an Aztec marketplace, learn about chocolate as a global commodity, or enter an ancient Maya temple environment, where citizens grew cacao and ground its seeds into a bitter, frothy drink.
This Sunday, the final episode of ITV's smash costume drama Downton Abbey aired on Rocky Mountain PBS. For six seasons, we've been watching the house of Crawley as closely as the house of Windsor. (But let's face it, the Crawleys probably have more drama.) Lest you feel bereft in this brave new world, here are some titles from DPL to help you keep calm and carry on in the absence of the Dowager Countess.