Library Events

BrewHa!Ha! Spotlight: Strong, Smart & Bold Beans

Stong, Smart and Bold Beans

In celebration of this month’s BrewHa!Ha! festivities, we are shining a special spotlight on the Strong, Smart & Bold Beans coffee stand operated by Girls Incorporated of Metro Denver and located within the Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Branch Library.

Mindfulness at Noon: Creativity and Innovation Would Like to Say a Few Words


Artists and designers must use creativity and innovation in their work but even if you don't work in what you consider to be a creative field, you still use creativity in your day-to-day life. We're all creative with our homes, schedules, money, and relationships, and we have to be creative to solve problems at work and at home. We're all designers, even if the only thing we design today is dinner! So how can we use mindfulness to encourage creativity and innovation in any task?

LEGO® Building Contest 2015

DPL LEGO® Graphic

Welcome builders to the 2015 LEGO® Building Contest. Inspired by Denver Zoo's "Nature Connects, Art with LEGO® Bricks," this year's theme is Wild About Books.

Coffee Brews and More

You can find lots of varieties of coffee drinks, both hot and cold at any upscale coffee bar. So, what can you put together with coffee at home?
With our Brew Ha!Ha! extravaganza going on this month, I decided to find out.

Links to recipes are at the end of this blog.

Library Beers in the Making!

Hounded by Kevin Hearne

What's better than a beer inspired by the library? In my book, only a unicorn wearing a jetpack trumps a library beer! 

Getting To Know Hollywood -- From The Inside Out With The Big Picture

Hollywood might prefer that most mortals do not know or understand her secret world. It's the epicenter of global filmmaking and has, for a hundred years, created the moving images that define and preserve American culture. But much of what goes on behind the scenes is kept from the public eye. Perhaps for good reason. 

Mindfulness at Noon: Mindful Community Engagement

Living Life in Full Bloom

Though we may not always feel we are actively engaging with our communities, they are a valued resource that can bring so much to our lives. A thriving community takes care of one another, whether that be with programs and services, schools, gathering places, or neighbors that look out for one another.

Saturday Sessions: Live Music Performances at Central

Jason Klobnak performing on trumpet

The library's live music performances -- Saturday Sessions -- featuring great local and traveling musicians, has become a downtown destination event. The 2015 season continues next weekend with a concert showcasing Jason Klobnak and Paul Shinn.

Ivory and Brass: Jason Klobnak and Paul Shinn
Saturday, August 22, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall

Hold on a lady minute: Bianca Jagger cares about environmental injustice & she'd like to know what you are going to do about it

She was a jetsetter of the first water, dashing around the world making films, storming the beautiful people at Studio 54 or modeling clothes for designers like Halston. She dazzled other great icons of the era, including The Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger, whom she married in 1971. She's a mother, a grandmother, and a great grandmother. And she is one of the most important voices in environmental justice for the world today. She is Bianca Jagger and she's got a bone to pick with the way we treat the planet and its people.

Mindfulness at Noon: Is Mindfulness the New Happy?

10% Happier

There's no question that a happier life is a better life. Less stress and more productivity, less loneliness and more meaningful connections, less information overload and more creativity--sounds good to me! But it's so easy to get lost in the doubt of past decisions, the uncertainty of the future, or even the lack of confidence in the present moment. Mindfulness can help.

Here are some mindful strategies for happiness I'm exploring:

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