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.  

Apply to be an ideaLAB Maker-in-Residence!

the ideaLAB logo, in all it's CMYK glory

The ideaLAB, Denver Public Library's makerspace in the Central Library, is a great place for generating creativity, innovation, and learning. We'd also like to help foster those things in our community. That's why the ideaLAB is announcing its Maker-in-Residence program. Are you a visual artist? Musician? Electronics wizard? Programmer? If you enjoy making things and teaching people new skills, we would love to hear from you!

DPL Staff Art Show partners with East High Exhibit at Central

For the twelfth consecutive year, the Denver Public Library is proud to showcase the exceptional artistry, creativity and talent of 37 staff members. The staff art show is quite eclectic this year, with mediums including oil, acrylic, wool, photography, plastic, tesserae, faux fur, and even a re-purposed book.

Don't miss this chance to see the hidden talents of the workers who check out your books, answer reference questions, ensure your safety or shelve the books.

I Love You -- I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do: Get Hitched at Denver Public Library

Our Anti-Valentine's Day Parties are legendary. From zombie love stories to a Xanadu disco inferno, we've hosted an Anti-Valentine's Day Party that always covers the ridiculous and the sublime. This year, we are serving love realness with a screening of Muriel’s Wedding that will be punctuated with an actual wedding ceremony! We’re seeking happy couples who would like to get married at this event! Come and witness the fun at this special afternoon. The library is providing the officiant, witnesses and reception for the cheapest, most fun and funny wedding ever.

Winter of Reading: Where Reading IS a Winter Sport

When someone in our eleventh-grade math class would say they were going skiing or snowboarding, our beloved-yet-crotchety teacher would make a face and ask, “Why?”

“Uh, because it’s fun?”

“No, it is not fun. It’s cold. It’s wet. It has a high index for pain.”

Where is Fresh City Life?

After 10 years of producing some of Denver’s most original and interesting events, we’ve decided to take Fresh City Life in a new direction in 2016. We’ll still be around, just in a slightly different capacity.

Active Minds in the New Year!

Are you looking for something fun and educational to do in the New Year?  Active Minds brings thought-provoking, enriching programs for adult learners to our branch libraries.  Check out these great programs that Denver Public Library and Active Minds are offering in January!

Have You Seen the Yeti Yet?

Book cover, The Thing About Yetis

There have been Yeti sightings at the Green Valley Ranch branch! Library staff brought the snow inside this year for our Walking in a Winter Wonderland program. The snowy (but warm!) corridors of the maze seem to have attracted a young Yeti. Come to the Green Valley Ranch branch any time this week (Dec. 20-26) during regular business hours* to explore the maze and take your picture with our friendly Yeti.

Plaza Voices: Computer Skills

Lulu, a Plaza staff member & new contributor writes: 

Plaza Voices: Latino Americans - 500 Years of History

With more than 50 million individuals living in the United States, Latinos and Hispanics comprise the largest minority group in the country. Based on the 2014 Census estimate, almost 30% of individuals living in Denver are Latino and/or Hispanic. With such large numbers, it should come as no surprise that this group is anything but homogenous -- from newly sworn in U.S. citizens to second generation immigrants like myself, everyone has a very different story to tell and experiences had along the way to finding their own place in the United States.

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