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Need help with your National History Day project?

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Are you a student participating in National History Day this year and looking for help with your project?  Let the Denver Public Library's Reference Services Department help guide you to great resources!  This year's theme is Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History, and National History Day provides a sample topics list to get you started thinking about your topic.  Reference librarians here at DPL have created several pathfi

Cover Stories - 150 Years of Magazine Cover Artistry

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It was author George Eliot who said "Don't judge a book by its cover," but that doesn't always apply to a magazine. In fact, most often, it's just the opposite. Magazine cover design is what sells the stories inside.

Have Your Seen the Andrew and Jamie Wyeth Exhibit Yet?

The Andrew and Jamie Wyeth exhibit opened recently at the Denver Art Museum. Whether you have already seen it or you plan to go, the Denver Public Library has books and online resources to learn more about them. Please see the links at the end of this blog.

But first, here are some facts about the artists (who were father and son) that you may not know:

About Andrew:

Tattoo Tales

Anyone remember a time when it seemed like only a veteran would have an anchor tattooed on a forearm?

Yet, in a musty old volume of Life magazine, I stumbled across a couple of photos of individuals with skin adorned with colorful tattoos more varied than a simple anchor or symbol. The article was entitled, One Out of Ten Americans is Tattooed. You can read it in the Central Library Reference Room in the December 21, 1936 issue (pgs 30-31). It's amazing!

ACA Enrollment Coming Soon!

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Open enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act begins November 1, 2015 and runs through January 31, 2016. During this time you may enroll for the first time, renew your current plan, or switch plans all together. If you were enrolled in a plan in 2015, the benefit year ends on December 31, 2015.

Send me an angel (investor)

Angel Investor

The 27th annual Colorado Capital Conference is coming up next week (Monday, Oct. 12 and Tuesday, Oct. 13) here in Denver. Attendees will learn about and discuss trends in Angel Investing and Venture Capital. Take this quiz to see how much you know! Good luck!

Which of the following statements is NOT true?

Tracing the Trail of the Tivoli Brewing Company

Please have a look at the wonderful photographs of the old Tivoli Brewery in the Denver Public Library digital photo collection.

Small breweries have had a long history in Denver dating back to the pioneer days. As I scanned the microfilm of old newspapers, it seemed like breweries were popping up everywhere, just like now. Names such as Denver Ale Brewing, Sigi’s, Gilbridge Ale Brewery, Tivoli and Zangs are just a few names that appeared in the records.

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