A Quilter's Journey: My Road to Denver Opening Reception

Social Events
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Enjoy gifts, games and door prizes. Light refreshments served.

Members of the Rocky Mountain Wa Shonaji Quilt Guild will depict their individual journeys to Colorado. These quilts, original in design, are 18" x 24" and will be displayed both vertically and horizontally, with no borders or bindings, so that when hung together the roads and byways the members traveled will connect them to Denver.

For more information contact the Blair-Caldwell Library at (720) 865- 2401 or email

Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited

Foyer - Level 3

A moving tribute toward the triumphant movement of conscious giving for social change, shared through photos and words of African American philanthropists, including Denver notables.

1985-2015: KUVO Celebrates 30 Years Exhibit

Foyer - Level 1

In celebration of bringing jazz to Denver for 30 years, KUVO has teamed up with the Blair-Caldwell Library to create an exhibit sure to take jazz lovers down a musical memory lane! Since its very first record dropped on August 29, 1985, KUVO 89.3 Jazz FM has proudly been offering a mix of jazz, Latino and blues. Located in a studio in Denver’s historic Five Points neighborhood, KUVO has established a go-to hub for musicians from around the world.

Active Minds: Cuba: Past, Present & Future

Lectures and Presentations
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm

With President Obama’s recent announcement signaling a historic shift in U.S. policy toward Cuba, join Active Minds for a past, present and future look at our communist neighbor to the south. We will cover Castro’s revolution, the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban Missile Crisis, Guantánamo Bay and current implications of the change in U.S. policy.
Active Minds

Active Minds: Napoleon

Lectures and Presentations
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm

This June marked 200 years since Napoleon’s defeat at Waterloo. Join Active Minds as we review the life and legacy of this important leader. We will seek both to understand the man and his impact in his time, as well as how his leadership changed the world in ways that still have an impact today.
Active Minds

Active Minds: Ukraine at a Tipping Point

Lectures and Presentations
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm

The collapse of the Soviet Union brought an end to seventy years of Soviet control of Ukraine. During that time Ukraine suffered extensive famines, deportation of its citizens, and repopulation of its country by ethnic Russians. Since independence, Ukraine has aligned more with the west, resulting in escalating tension between ethnic Russians and Ukrainians. Recently Russia has sent troops into Ukraine in an effort to protect their interests as Ukraine has destabilized. This has dramatically escalated the crisis. Join Active Minds as we explore this delicate situation.

Active Minds: The National Parks

Lectures and Presentations
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm

The world's first national park, Yellowstone, was created by an act of Congress in 1872. Today, the national park system includes 392 sites (58 national parks), over 83 million acres of land, and hosts over a quarter million visitors per year. Join Active Minds as we tell the story of the development of our national parks system and highlight some of the more notable parks and their stories.
Active Minds

Connecting Vecinos: Josiah Lee Lopez

Arts and Crafts
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Connecting Vecinos is proud to present Josiah Lee Lopez for an artist talk and hands-on stencil workshop.
Josiah will share his experience making public art for two Denver Urban Arts Fund projects located in the La Alma Lincoln Park Neighborhood. In the workshop, we will explore street art styles and basic techniques. Then you will learn how to create your own stencils and spray-paint unique designs.
People of all ages are welcome to participate. Minors must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Aromatherapy Potions

Health and Wellness
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us on a scentual adventure as we learn about the benefits of aromatherapy. We will learn how to create our own custom blends and make a body/room spray and a sugar scrub to take home.


Social Events
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lena Archuleta Meeting Room

The Denver Public Library and the Denver Public Library Commission would like to invite you to celebrate the winners of the Lena L. Archuleta Community Service Award and the Cesar Chavez Latino Leadership Hall of Fame Award on Saturday, September 12, 2015, 10 a.m.-noon at the Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales Branch Library.

This event will kick off the National Hispanic Heritage Month.

The Lena L. Archuleta Community Service Award
2014 Awardee Adelia Trujillo-Cisneros

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