Lectures and Presentations

Soul Stories

Lectures and Presentations
2:00 pm
Meeting Room

Soul Stories is a community that is built around the vulnerabilities of being human. We share our imperfect narratives with courage and acceptance. The result? Groups of people who empower each other to be stronger versions of themselves. Space is created for connection through mindful activities, artistic expression, and story-sharing dialogue.

For more information contact the Blair-Caldwell Library at 720-865-2401 or email askblaircaldwell@denverlibrary.org

Active Minds: Peace in Ireland (Fantastic Voyage, Stop 3)

Lectures and Presentations
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Meeting Room

Fantastic Voyage: A Year-Long Tour of the World at Ross-University Hills Branch Library.
In 2016, we’re going to take you around the world from the comfort of the library! Join us as Active Minds whisks you away to a different location on the third Thursday of every month at 3 p.m. Get your “passport” stamped at as many Fantastic Voyage events as possible and you’ll be entered into a grand prize drawing at the end of 2016!

Our third stop on the tour is Ireland!

Food Lover's Book Club: Cheese

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

Join Amanda Faison, 5280’s food editor and Karin Lawler, the co-owner of Truffle Cheese Shop to talk about The Cheesemonger’s Kitchen!

Photography Workshop

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

For the novice photographer, where you can learn the capability of a DSLR or advanced point and shoot cameras. Main topics include aperture, shutter speed and exposure.

Active Minds presents Venice: Biography of a City

Lectures and Presentations
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Meeting Room

Fantastic Voyage, Stop 2:
Venice: Biography of a City

Fantastic Voyage: A Year-Long Tour of the World at Ross-University Hills Branch Library.
In 2016, we’re going to take you around the world from the comfort of the library! Join us as Active Minds whisks you away to a different location on the third Thursday of every month at 3 p.m. Get your “passport” stamped at as many Fantastic Voyage events as possible and you’ll be entered into a grand prize drawing at the end of 2016!

Our second stop on the tour is Venice!

Film Screening: Keep A Light In Your Window

Lectures and Presentations
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Meeting Room

The Peoples' Production Company LLC will screen the film on the life of Daddy Bruce Randolph and provide time for a talkback session with both the film producer, Ronald Wooding and film director, Elgin Cahill.

Active Minds: Putin's Russia

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

Having influenced the country far beyond the term of his first official Presidency and now having returned to the role and consolidated his power, Vladimir Putin’s leadership of Russia suggests a return to an authoritarianism that, for some, feels similar to the days of Soviet control and the Czars of old. Join Active Minds as we examine the story of Russia under the influence of Vladimir Putin, including Russia’s involvement in the current situation in Ukraine.

Active Minds

Active Minds: Malcolm X

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

As we mark 50 years since the death of Malcolm X this February, join Active Minds for a review of the life and legacy of this controversial civil rights leader. To his admirers he was a courageous advocate for the rights of blacks, but his detractors accused him of preaching racism and violence. We will examine how Malcolm X’s efforts impacted history and how his ideas continue to influence our society today.

Active Minds: Greece

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

The ongoing Greek financial crisis is creating political and economic turmoil within the country and beyond, especially within the European Community. Join Active Minds as we share the story of Greece, from its ancient history to current struggle. We will end with a look at how the story may continue to unfold given the economic response from the rest of Europe.
Sponsored by Active Minds and the Stapleton MCA.

Active Minds

From Renaissance to Revolution: An Afternoon of Literature by African American Women Writers

Lectures and Presentations
2:00 pm
Meeting Room

To celebrate Women’s History month, we invite you to come hear a panel of literature lovers from the community read historic works written by African American women. The panel will present a diverse sampler of poetry and prose from different eras, including pieces from the Harlem Renaissance to the Revolutionary Black Power eras of the sixties and seventies, and beyond.

Bio:
Wendy Robinson is a writer and facilitator who grew up in the Five Points area.

For more information contact the Blair-Caldwell Library at 720-865-2401 or email askblaircaldwell@denverlibrary.org

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