Lectures and Presentations

Too Fit to Quit! with the Denver Zoo

Lectures and Presentations
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Meeting Room

Some of the zoo animals think they have the best super skill to help them survive. Meet these animals and decide who is the most fit. Let the competition begin! No registration required.

Tarot Card Readings with Sterling Moon Tarot

Lectures and Presentations
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Experience the art of tarot reading with Sterling Moon Tarot! Sterling will provide a brief explanation and history of the tarot before transitioning into a demonstration reading for the attendees. For Teens in grades 6-12. *Limited to 10 participants, so arrive early!

Journalism: Not Dead Yet

Lectures and Presentations
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hoyt Reading Room, Floor 1

Join Kyle Harris, Managing Editor of The Colorado Independent, for an informative discussion on the rise of online, nonprofit media. Learn how news consumers can engage with the growing independent, nonprofit media movement and become active participants in saving journalism through social media, whistleblowing and participatory journalism.

Virtual Evidence: Digital and Multimedia Forensics

Lectures and Presentations
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hoyt Reading Room, Floor 1

​Digital and multimedia evidence (DME) ​is at the center of many criminal and civil ​investigations, including events concerning national security. Join Jeff M. Smith, Associate Director of the National Center for Media Forensics for a fascinating introduction to DME forensic analysis.
Brought to you by the University of Colorado Denver

Poultry Keeping 101

Lectures and Presentations
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Meeting Room

Learn what kind of housing and supplies you need to keep chickens, how to acquire chicks or adult chickens who are ready to lay, the right kind of breed for your needs and how to care for chickens from feed to health checks to medication. Finally, know your options when the chickens stop laying. Presented by the Urban Farm at Stapleton.

Active Minds: The Year 1963

Lectures and Presentations
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm

The year 1963 is considered a definitive year in the history of the civil rights movement. It also saw the peak of the Cold War, the seeds of the feminist movement, the rise of the youth culture, and the tragic assassination of John F. Kennedy. Join Active Minds as we travel back in time to this key year in history to explore these and other important events.

This program is brought to you by the Stapleton Master Community Association and Active Minds.
Active Minds

Active Minds: The Discovery of the South Pole

Lectures and Presentations
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm

December 15th is the anniversary of the discovery of the South Pole by Roald Amundsen, "the last of the Vikings." The race to the South Pole was one of the greatest international races prior to the race to the moon and was full of tragedy and triumph. It featured tiny, newly independent Norway against the British Empire, upon which the "sun never set." It was David vs Goliath. Join us as we tell the gripping story of those who perished and prevailed in this epic quest.

Soul Stories: The Changing Face of Denver - An Exploration of Race and Ethnicity

Lectures and Presentations
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Meeting Room

The Blair-Caldwell Library and Soul Stories are teaming up to host a creative, musical, and structured dialogue on race and ethnicity in Denver!

Active Minds: The Supreme Court in Transition

Lectures and Presentations
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

With the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, we look closely at the Supreme Court in transition. Join Active Minds as we will take a “behind the curtain” approach to the process of Senate confirmation, highlighting the key players and their motives in order to assess how the court may change. Comparison to historic confirmations will be made in order to better understand the intricacies of the process.
Active Minds

Amelia Rose Earhart of 9NEWS: Around the World Pilot

Lectures and Presentations
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Named by the Jaycees as one of the “Top Ten Young Americans,” Amelia Rose Earhart set out to complete the 1937 flight of her namesake, Amelia Mary Earhart. Her 28,000 mile flight around the world in a single engine aircraft became a symbol of determination, courage, and empowerment for anyone who has ever sought new horizons. Come hear Amelia speak of her adventures and prepare to be inspired!

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