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Recovering the Classics by Students from East High School

Exhibit
Level 7 Gallery

Recovering the Classics is a crowdsourced collection of original covers for great works in the public domain where anyone can contribute. The selection of book covers in this exhibit is from fifty students from East High School in Denver.

Invention Workshop & Gaming with Boxwood Pinball / Juegue al pinball con Boxwood Pinball

Games and Gaming
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Boxwood Bill, the wizard of Boxwood Pinball, will show kids and their families the secrets behind his crazy contraptions. Play Pinball and get inspired to create your own games.

Boxwood Bill, el mago de Boxwood Pinball, les enseñará a los niños y a sus familias los secretos de sus artilugios excéntricos. Juegue al pinball y motívese a crear sus propios juegos.

We Don’t Wear Capes: A Reading by Denver Comic Book Creators

Author Visits and Writing
2:30 pm
Meeting Room

Denver has an exciting comic book community, filled with women and men who travel the country sharing their work. Scheduled one week before DINK, (Denver’s new convention for independent comics), this is your chance to meet and talk with some of these creators about their work! Some will be sharing excerpts from their comics; others will be drawing while you’re there.

For more information contact the Blair-Caldwell Library at 720-865-2401 or email askblaircaldwell@denverlibrary.org

From Renaissance to Revolution: An Afternoon of Literature by African American Women Writers

Lectures and Presentations
2:00 pm
Meeting Room

To celebrate Women’s History month, we invite you to come hear a panel of literature lovers from the community read historic works written by African American women. The panel will present a diverse sampler of poetry and prose from different eras, including pieces from the Harlem Renaissance to the Revolutionary Black Power eras of the sixties and seventies, and beyond.

Bio:
Wendy Robinson is a writer and facilitator who grew up in the Five Points area.

For more information contact the Blair-Caldwell Library at 720-865-2401 or email askblaircaldwell@denverlibrary.org

The Family Tree: A Lynching in Georgia, a Legacy of Secrets, and My Search for the Truth with Author Karen Branan

Author Visits and Writing
6:00 pm
Meeting Room

Harris County, Georgia, 1912. A white man, the beloved nephew of the county sheriff, is shot dead on the porch of a black woman. Days later, the sheriff sanctions the lynching of a woman and three men, all African American and all of them innocent. In The Family Tree, Karen Branan, the great-granddaughter of the sheriff, digs deep into the past to deliver a shattering historical memoir a century after that horrific day.

Bio:

From Combat to Canvas - Artists' Reception

Social Events
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cousins Gallery - Level 3

From Combat to Canvas will showcase the art and photography of local veterans as well as work about the veteran experience. Light Refreshments Served.

For more information about the exhibit or reception please contact curator Helen Littlejohn at (303) 907-4589 or email helenwlittlejohn@gmail.com.

Art:
"Respect to our Recent Dead," by John Davis.

From Combat to Canvas Exhibit

Exhibit
Cousins Gallery - Level 3

From Combat to Canvas will showcase the art and photography of local veterans as well as work about the veteran experience. Invited artists include Jerry de La Cruz, John Davis, Jess DuBois, Dwayne Glapion, Jud Hart, Ted Moore, Andrienne Norris, Bill Potts, David Stevens, Floyd Tunson, Jerry Vigil, and Irving Watts. Ranging from painting and photography to sculpture, the work will offer veterans an opportunity to reflect on their experiences and share their current creative outlet.

Reception:
Saturday, March 12, 1-4 pm.

DCPA - All the Way Reception & Meet and Greet

Social Events
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Meeting Room

Meet members of the cast and crew. Light Refreshments Served.

Play Information:
By Robert Schenkkan, Directed by Anthony Powell
All the Way, vividly portrays the controversial steps taken by ambitious figures of the 1960s – President LBJ and Martin Luther King, Jr. – to pass the Civil Rights Act.

Jan 29 - Feb 28, 2016
The Stage Theatre
Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Speer and Arapahoe, Denver 80204

For more information contact the Blair-Caldwell Library at 720-865-2401 or email askblaircaldwell@denverlibrary.org

All The Way: An Exhibit Presented by the Denver Center for the Performing Arts

Exhibit
Foyer - Level 1

All the Way vividly portrays the controversial steps taken by ambitious figures of the 1960s to pass the Civil Rights Act. Set in the pivotal year after JFK’s assassination, President Lyndon Baines Johnson hurls himself at the cause fronted by Martin Luther King, Jr., determined to rebuild the country into The Great Society that promised equality for all. Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan (The 12, The Kentucky Cycle), All the Way bowled over Broadway last year garnering the 2014 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics’ Circle Awards for Best Play.

Colorado Humanities Presents: Black History Live - Rosa Parks

Lectures and Presentations
2:00 pm
Meeting Room

National humanities and Chautauqua scholar Becky Stone will portray Rosa Parks teaching how one woman, in 1955, through determination and will, refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, starting the Civil Rights Movement.

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