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Plaza Voices: African American Migration

Cover of In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience

In honor of Black History Month, this week we share a few resources relating to the migration experiences of African Americans.

LyndaLibrary is here!

Do you know Lynda? If you don't, you should!

If you would like to learn a new skill from the comfort of your own home, office or some other place, LyndaLibrary is for you. It's our latest addition to our suite of research resources.

Keep Warm with Winter of Reading

Opera stars in costume lean over mixing bowl in "The Bartered Bride."

While Colorado is rife with opportunity to enjoy winter sports, my idea of a great winter afternoon is staying indoors with a good book and good food. Since Winter of Reading has declared reading itself a winter sport, I suppose I'm already halfway there! To combine reading and eating, I have selected a few cookbooks that read well from cover to cover, complete with excellent food writing, personal annotations, and, of course, recipes.

How About Some Winter Reading with a Passion For Skiing?

Skiing was what drew me to Colorado after I graduated from college. But, I had the passion for it long before I had had the opportunity to try it. There were two pairs of old wooden skis circa 1945 stashed away in a closet for years. My mother began skiing in the 40's since her job limited her to vacations during the winter months. She saw an ad in the New York Times for a ski outing by train with the Wall Street Ski Club.

Plaza Voices: Scholarships for DREAMers

College students

Earlier this month, TheDream.US, a nonprofit college access program, announced that it will partner with three Colorado colleges to offer scholarships and support services to youth in Colorado who qualify for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and are not eligible for federal financial aid.

Unique Finds from Reference Room Wanderings

How Products Are Made book

I was hired as a Denver Public Library Reference Librarian in August 2015 and since then I’ve been slowly working my way through the vast array of resources available at my fingertips. While we have an impressive collection of online databases and resources, my favorite place to delve is the Reference Services Department or Reference Room. The Reference Room is located on Level 3 of Central and was built during the 1990 renovation with designer Michael Graves.

Bowie in Black & White

Crawdaddy, February 1978

The first time I ever saw David Bowie was watching Saturday Night Live back in 1979.  My family had just returned to the U.S. and I was 11 years old.  He wore this amazing black and white outfit that he couldn't walk in so he had to be carried downstage to perform.  I had no idea who he was and because he was bathed in pink light, I assumed this was Pink Floyd.

Plaza Voices: Refugees are Brain Gain

Syrian refugee pictured with clothing she created.

An organization in Finland called Startup Refugees is working to create new opportunities for refugees and native-born Finns, according to an article in Fast Company this month.

Featured Nonprofit: Demi's Animal Rescue

Recently, the DPL Nonprofit Center had a visit from Demi Merritt, the founder of Demi's Animal Rescue, a no-kill animal rescue that focuses on complete rehabilitation of difficult pets, and then finds the best matches for adoption. At 20, Demi is a nonprofit veteran (the organization became a 501c3 in 2010) and is a born fundraiser and advocate.

Cover Stories Exhibit Part 8: New Yorker, March 2009 And Wired, September 2012

We have been showcasing some of our favorite titles with an exhibit titled Cover Stories, a celebration of magazine cover art. In this final installation of this blog series, we turn our focus to cover art of the 21st century.

The New Yorker
Mar 16, 2009
Artwork: Michelle O.
Illustrator: Floc'h

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