Library Events

LEGO® Contest 2015 Winners

LEGO® Penguin Front View

Without further ado, our grand prize winner for the 2015 LEGO® Contest is The Cutest Penguin in the World by Jasmine, Nonso, and Nnenna from Green Valley Ranch's ASIC group.  Also pictured, our staff contest winner, Dear Zoo, by Green Valley Ranch Librarian, Melody.  We had more than 250 amazing entries this year from 15 of our library branches making for a very difficult decision.  Thank you again to Denver Zoo for their sponsorship and inspiration with their Nature Connects exhibit.  We cannot wait to see what everyone comes up with next year.  

Plaza Voices: The Local and Global Reach of Games

No matter where in the world you find yourself, you will always see games being played. Games not only provide a great channel for opening up & getting to know others better, but can also help develop important critical thinking and strategy building skills that transfer into other areas of life. They are one of the oldest ways known for bringing people together and are an important component of any culture.

Plaza Voices: My Journey -- Learning English

Naghem S., our regular contributor & Plaza staff member writes: 

Altius Quartet Set to Debut Their Rendition of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons at Central Library

Altius Quartet

Central Library transforms into a French cathedral for Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons concert With Altius Quartet. Like a winter concert in churches like St. Chapelle or St. Germain des Pres, Denver Public Library hosts a classical music concert as the capstone of the 2015 performance season.

Plaza Voices: Global Hip Hop

Although hip hop was formed during the late 1960’s in the Bronx and has roots in traditional Jamaican music, there is no doubt its influence has traveled across the globe. Nearly every country in the world brings its own unique flavor of rap, mixing and re-mixing old familiar elements with foreign. Swedish rap, anyone? Ultimately, hip hop music tells a story that is distinctly individual and yet also reflective of a greater narrative, which is part of what gives it such wide appeal (well, this and a great beat!).

Don't Miss Our 2nd Annual Trick or Treat Street!

Frank Was a Monster Who Wanted to Dance

The weather is cooling, the leaves are turning, and all around the city costumes and decorations are being prepared for Halloween. Join us Friday, October 30, from 3-6 p.m. for a trick or treat extravaganza at the Central Library! Staff will be handing out treats throughout the building, and there will be storytelling under the derrick in Western History/Genealogy, maker madness in the ideaLab, and games and crafts in the Children’s Library.

Active Minds at the Denver Public Library

The Denver Public Library is proud to partner with Active Minds to bring thought-provoking, enriching programs for adult learners to our branch libraries. Check out upcoming programs at a variety of Denver Public Library Branches!

Carol Ann Airs Faye's Dirty Laundry: Actress and Author Rutanya Alda Visits Denver

Faye Dunaway as Joan Crawford in Mommie Dearest

Joan Crawford isn't mad at Rutanya Alda, author of the new tell-all book about the making of the film Mommie Dearest; Joan's mad at the dirt. And there's plenty of dirt. Alda visits Denver Public Library to share stories from her book, The Mommie Dearest Diary, on Wednesday, October 7. Meet Hollywood royalty and hear the best tinseltown backstory ever. 


Cover of New Jim Crow

Read. Awareness. Dialogue. Action.

R.A.D.A., the Denver Public Library's new social issues book group, would like you to join us at the Blair-Caldwell Branch Library in a discussion of Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness on Saturday, October 10, 2:30 p.m.

Sunrise Concert Brings the Smiles

On weekday mornings a crowd typically gathers in front of the library doors. Rain or shine, a few dozen people stand around waiting for staff to open the library so they can get on the computers, pick up their holds or work on their projects in the relative peace and quiet we provide. Some rub the sleep out of their eyes while slowly adjusting to the waking world, others stand up straight, clutch steaming coffee cups, backpacks on their backs or briefcases in hand. Others have blankets draped over their shoulders to ward off the morning chill.

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