Lectures and Presentations

Active Minds: Ukraine at a Tipping Point

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

The collapse of the Soviet Union brought an end to seventy years of Soviet control of Ukraine. During that time Ukraine suffered extensive famines, deportation of its citizens, and repopulation of its country by ethnic Russians. Since independence, Ukraine has aligned more with the west, resulting in escalating tension between ethnic Russians and Ukrainians. Recently Russia has sent troops into Ukraine in an effort to protect their interests as Ukraine has destabilized. This has dramatically escalated the crisis. Join Active Minds as we explore this delicate situation.

Active Minds: The National Parks

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

The world's first national park, Yellowstone, was created by an act of Congress in 1872. Today, the national park system includes 392 sites (58 national parks), over 83 million acres of land, and hosts over a quarter million visitors per year. Join Active Minds as we tell the story of the development of our national parks system and highlight some of the more notable parks and their stories.
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Active Minds presents: Cybersecurity

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

Computer networks now run much of the world. With this technology have come risks associated with potential terrorist attacks and criminal activity aimed at compromising the security of these networks. Join Active Minds as we take a look at how governments and the private sector are responding to these threats. We will also examine the potential impact these forces have in the realm of U.S. international relations.
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Active Minds: The Story of Tea

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

Other than water, tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world and one of the oldest, tracing its roots (so to speak) to at least the 5th century BCE. Join Active Minds as we tell the story of tea, including the role it played in colonial empire building, the different types of tea, how it is grown and processed, who grows and drinks the most (which are not the same), and much more.
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Active Minds: The Civil Rights Act of 1964

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

As the longest-serving First Lady of the United States, Eleanor Roosevelt was both outspoken and, at times, quite controversial. Join Active Minds as we examine her life and the impact it had on important causes such as human rights and the successful launch of the United Nations.
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Tarot Reading with Sterling Moon

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

Local tarot reader Sterling Moon will introduce you to the art of tarot. Learn about the mystery and mythology surrounding its history, get a basic overview of the cards and how to do a reading.

Active Minds: National Parks

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

The world's first national park, Yellowstone, was created by an act of Congress in 1872. Today, the national park system includes 392 sites (58 national parks), over 83 million acres of land, and hosts over a quarter million visitors per year. Join Active Minds as we tell the story of the development of our national parks system and highlight some of the more notable parks and their stories.
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The Super Ann Show

Lectures and Presentations
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Large Conference Room - Level 1

Ann Lincoln will perform amazing feats of strength and courage in this one-of-a-kind magic, juggling, and comedy show. Ann will escape from a straitjacket, juggle bowling balls, and even bring along some of her “Wonder Pets” to perform! All ages. No registration is required.

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

Ann Lincoln The Super Ann Show

Lectures and Presentations
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Ann Lincoln will perform amazing feats of strength and courage in this one-of-a-kind magic, juggling, and comedy show. Ann will escape from a straitjacket, juggle bowling balls, and even bring along some of her “Wonder Pets” to perform! All ages. No registration is required.

Super Rabbit and the Hero Hares

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

Comedy magician, Connie Elstun, and her live performing bunny, Super Rabbit, star in a family magic show centered around their favorite cartoon rabbit, Bugs Bunny. Join them on a hysterical history tour of the American comic book heroes of the 1940s. Plus Super Rabbit can fly! All ages. No registration is required.

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