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First meeting of the adult Sci-Fi and Fantasy book club at Central!

I love this book. You should love it too.

The first meeting of the Central Library's Sci-Fi and Fantasy book club is Tuesday, 6 October from 6:45-8 p.m. We're meeting in the 1st floor book club room which is in the Burhnam Hoyt room (where the new books are) on the NE side of the Library.


Plaza Voices: My Journey--Coming to America

The Statue of Liberty

Naghem S., a Plaza staff member, writes:

I asked my father why he came to the United States. Below is his story, and essentially the beginning of my story, for if it wasn’t for my father’s sacrifice I wouldn't be here today to share this with you.

"At a young age, I always knew that I was going to be drafted into the Iraqi Armed Forces. It was a nightmare of mine because while I was proud and honored to serve my country, the president was an absolute dictator. To say “No” would mean death to me, my family, and everyone who ever knew me.

Carol Ann Tells All: The Mommie Dearest Diary is Here!

Meet movie actress Rutanya Alda (Deer Hunter, Amityville Horror 2) at her premiere book signing at Denver Public Library. Rutanya's new book, The Mommie Dearest Diary, was just released and finally fans of the cult film Mommie Dearest can find out the backstory and the truth about why Faye Dunaway won't talk about this film.


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.

Plaza Voices: Colors Speak Louder Than Words

Cover of The Secret Language of Color, available from DPL

Naghem S., a Plaza staff member, writes:

What’s your favorite color? What color do you wear to feel good? What color brings you happiness? Maybe you have more than one favorite color and maybe you love all colors equally. Colors speak louder than words, especially if you don’t feel like talking.

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?

Graphic Novels! New to eMedia!

​If you've been looking to get caught up in some great stories, but don't want to commit to a whole novel (I mean, words, amiright?) why not check out a compelling graphic novel? Shoot, you don't even need to visit a library to get one! While we've had graphic novels in our emedia collection before now, we've just dramatically expanded our collection! Rejoice!

Need some suggestions on where to get started? Try one of these*:

Plaza Voices: My Journey--Wearing a Hijab in America

Woman wearing a hijab.

Naghem S., a Plaza staff member, writes:

“Why do you wear that thing on your head?”

I get asked this question almost every day, and a million reasons pop into my head. It’s my religion, it’s an act of worship, the hijab gets me closer to God, it’s my identity, and so forth. Yet the resonating voice, that soul-stopping and heart-pounding answer, is that my hijab is my freedom.

Relax, Knitters: Fridays in the Fresh City Lounge

Take a long lunch. We say it's okay. 

The Denver Public Library is hosting knitters (and crocheters) in our Fresh City Lounge. We'll have an excellent teacher there to help you if you need or teach you a beautiful and simple baby blanket pattern. But you can also bring your own project (any portable handwork is great) and your lunch and just relax in the lounge to help bring your work week to a satisfying finish! 

Sci-fi and Fantasy book club for adults at the Central Library starts on Tuesday, 6 Oct from 6:45-8 PM

This is Middle Earth from space. Of course.

Lovers of Science Fiction and Fantasy rejoice! By popular demand (well, polite request, really), the Central Library is starting a sci-fi and fantasy book club for adults.


We're going to meet on either a Monday or Tuesday evening from 6:30 or 7 to 8. Please leave a comment saying what would be the best day and time for you. I'm thinking the first Monday or Tuesday because that's pretty easy to remember.

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