Lectures and Presentations

Active Minds: Chocolate

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

The story of chocolate is a "rich" tale indeed. It involves aristocracy and slavery, innovation and coincidence. Pivotal roles were played by both Christopher Columbus and Hernando Cortéz. Join Active Minds as we describe how extremely bitter cacao beans are transformed into one of the world's most sought after flavors and tell chocolate stories such as the rise of the luxury chocolate industry in Switzerland and the origins of the Hershey company. Bonus: chocolate tasting at the end of class!

Anti-Bullying Series with Mirror Image Arts

Lectures and Presentations
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Meeting Room

Mirror Image Arts' bullying prevention curriculum, "Your Voice Matters" is an interactive theatre based program committed to putting an end to bullying in every school. Our program gives students the tools to end bullying by utilizing Scholastic Problem-Solving methodology and critical thinking skills. We unlock student's natural empathetic abilities so they will make strong, compassionate choices in the moment. Students have the opportunity to use the time spent with the Mirror Image Arts team as a rehearsal for reality.

Truth Be Told

Lectures and Presentations
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
B2 Conference Center

In collaboration with Jaipur Literature Festival at Boulder, Truth Be Told will offer a special slam at Denver Public Library. Audience members will be
invited to put their names in a hat with the hopes of being selected to perform five- minute personal stories, which must be true and told by heart.
Stories will be judged by fellow audience members. Between stories, performing artists Nina Rolle and Johanna Walker will perform song medleys,
creating a one-of-a-kind event that is equal parts story hour, competition and cabaret.

Stories on Stage

Lectures and Presentations
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
B2 Conference Center

Stories on Stage, in partnership with Jaipur Literature Festival at Boulder, is pleased to perform theatrical readings from two participating authors, Margaret Coel and Lisa Jones. Well-known professional actors Sam Gregory and Allison Watrous will perform stories from Watching Eagles Soar and Broken: A Love Story.

Jaipur Literature Festival is a creative caravan of writers and thinkers, poets and balladeers coming to Boulder this month. As part
of the pre-festival festivities, Denver Public Library will host two special events. jaipurliteraturefestival.org/boulder/

Fun with Fall Planting

Lectures and Presentations
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Meeting Room

Fall is a great time to plant trees and shrubs. The soil is warmer now than in spring, and there's still time for roots to get established before it snows. Learn about how to plant trees, shrubs and bulbs.

Tea Leaf Reading with Shaheen Miro

Lectures and Presentations
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Tea leaf reading is an ancient and magical art that taps into the rich world of the psyche, giving insight, guidance and creative prompts. Shaheen Miro will guide us through this rewarding and insightful process.

Active Minds: ISIS

Lectures and Presentations
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Known variously as ISIS, ISIL, or the Islamic State (IS), this extremist Sunni Muslim organization has horrified the world with its brutal acts of terror. Born of the political chaos of the wars in Iraq and Syria, ISIS has gained territory in that region in their pursuit to reassert the caliphate, or Islamic State. Join Active Minds as we trace the rise of this group and seek to understand the challenge this represents to the region and the world.

Active Minds

Denver DMV: Motor Vehicle Registration Renewal Workshop

Lectures and Presentations
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Do you want to avoid those long lines at the Denver DMV? You can! Join us for a brief presentation from Denver Department of Motor Vehicle staff, who will share convenient options to renew online, by phone or by mail.

Active Minds: Monsters and Legends

Lectures and Presentations
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join Active Minds for a journey into the world of monsters and legends. From the vampires of Eastern Europe, to the stories of the Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot, and more, we will explore the origins and history of familiar (and not so familiar) tales and how they have evolved and grown over time.
Active Minds

Dyslexia 101

Lectures and Presentations
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
B2 Conference Center

This session provides parents and educators an exploration of dyslexia, including early warning signs, characteristics, assessment, intervention, accommodations, assistive technology, self-advocacy, and how to best support your student. Included are a series of simulations to help you experience what it feels like to be dyslexic!

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