Kids

Captain Underpants Day

Fun Games and Gaming
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pavilion

Have some laffs, make a cape and enjoy some Captain Underpants inspired activities.

Harry Potter Day

Fun Games and Gaming
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pavilion

Muggles and wizards alike are invited to join us for magical fun! We'll mix magic potions, pin the sock on Dobby, practice Quidditch skills, and decorate magic wands. You're welcome to wear your Hogswart robes or bring your magic wand. Feel free to drop in anytime between 10am-4pm.

Marshmallow Towers

Arts and Crafts
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Craft Room

Calling all engineers and architects! Put your design skills to the test building towers using marshmallows and toothpicks.

Tangrams

Arts and Crafts
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Craft Room

Come make your own version of this ancient Chinese puzzle game.

Art Heist

Arts and Crafts
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pavilion

Several famous paintings have been stolen and replaced by forgeries! Brush up on different art styles, learn a few tricks for spotting fake paintings, then help us separate the forgeries from the real thing.

Guinness Challenge

Fun Games and Gaming
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pavilion

Test yourself against several Guinness World Record challenges.

Gigantic Used Book Sale

Social Events
(All day)
(All day)
(All day)
(All day)
North Lawn

Save the date and join us on the North Lawn of the Central Library for one of the most anticipated and popular events of the year: the Gigantic Used Book Sale! Over 80,000 books, CDs, DVDs and audio books at bargain prices.

Sale Hours:
Thursday, June 11: 10 am – 7 p.m.
Friday, June 12: 10 am – 4 p.m.
Saturday, June 13: 10 am – 4 p.m.
Sunday, June 14: 10 am – 1 p.m.

Prices:
Hardbacks: $3
Trade paperbacks: $2
Mass market paperbacks: 50 cents
DVDs: $2
CDs: $1
Audiobooks: $3
Better Books: priced as marked

Saturday Sessions - Sweet Song: Hammered Dulcimer with Peter Hebert

Music and Dance
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Schlessman Hall - Level 1

An expert instrumentalist, Peter Hebert plays the evocative hammered dulcimer and its cousin, the psaltery, with masterful ease – filling the air with the ancient sounds of Medieval Europe. The Graeco-Roman dulcimer (sweet song) derives its name from the Latin dulcis (sweet) and the Greek melos (song). Find out how perfectly named this haunting instrument can be when Peter Hebert makes his dulcimer sing a sweet song.
https://www.denverlibrary.org/fresh#music

Saturday Sessions - Looping Bass with Matt Skellenger

Music and Dance
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Schlessman Hall - Level 1

Wowing audiences in our 2014 season, Matt Skellenger is back for an encore performance of his exciting concert set. “In electroacoustic music, a loop is a repeating section of sound material. Short sections of material can be repeated to create ostinato (motif) patterns.” – Wikipedia.com. Matt Skellenger utilizes looping techniques to create complex musical pieces that are haunting and memorable.
https://www.denverlibrary.org/fresh#music

Saturday Sessions - Compositions and Kibitzing: Brian Burch and Randal Ames

Music and Dance
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Schlessman Hall - Level 1

Fingerstyle guitarist Brian Birch and mandolinist Randal Ames have been wowing audiences in the Denver area for the past ten years. Their acoustic compositions and other musical renderings cover a wide variety of musical styles ranging from classical and folk, to new age and blues. Along with their original pieces they also play great instrumental music from some of the best pickers on the planet including: Leo Kottke, Chet Atkins, Steffan Grossman, Alex DeGrassi, Bill Mize, David Qualey and Ed Gerhard.

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