Reviews and Blog Posts: Plaza Voices

Plaza Voices: Plaza and Services to New Immigrants

Plaza participants working on a project.

Each week the Plaza Voices blog brings you information and news about the immigrant experience. But what is Plaza?

Like a traditional town plaza, or central square, Plaza programs are a place to connect with others, share important resources, and enjoy new experiences.

Plaza Voices: Asian Pacific Heritage Month — Tennis Art in Motion

Portrait of Debby Yodder, by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Barry Gutierrez

On display at the Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales Branch Library, May 1-31, 2015:

Plaza Voices: Earthquake in Nepal

Flag of Nepal

The recent earthquake in Nepal has displaced an estimated 2.8 million people, and at least 7,500 lives were lost. Some expect this number to reach 10,000.

Write Now

Breathe-in experience,
breathe-out poetry.
    
- Muriel Rukeyser

Walk into any library and you may come face-to-face with a dancer, painter, weaver, writer - who may also be a father, sister, auntie or brother. And just like the creative customers we serve, library staff tap artistic media to share their experiences. For example, listen to the staff poets below.

Plaza Voices: Día del Niño

Photo of smiling baby.

Here at Denver Public Library, we are always finding reasons to celebrate. Join us this Sunday, April 26, at the Central Library for Día del Niño (Day of the Child), an international celebration of children!

Plaza Voices: National Poetry Month

Argentinian writer Alfonsina Storni.

Nadia R., a DPL Plaza staff member, writes:

We love American poetry! Who hasn’t enjoyed the rural scenarios of Robert Frost, the boldness of Maya Angelou, the mysterious darkness of Edgar Allan Poe, and the work of many more great American poets?

Plaza Voices: New Citizens to be Honored at the Central Library

Ms. Perez, a Plaza participant, became a citizen in 2010.

This Tuesday, April 14, 2015, the Denver Public Library is pleased to host its 15th annual naturalization ceremony at the Central Library. This year's event is a joint effort of the Library's Services to New Immigrants Initiative and its Reference Department.

Plaza Voices: Second Generation

Cover of Legacies: The Story of the Immigrant Second Generation

Of the many reasons people leave their home countries to start lives in a new place, "opportunity" has to be one of the most common.

The first generation makes the leap, leaving friends, family, and history behind. What happens to their children, the ones born here? What opportunities do they embrace, and what do they value?

Plaza Voices: Mapping Your Journey

Map of the world

This Saturday, March 28, the Denver Public Library's Plaza and Services to New Immigrants Initiative will partner with History Colorado to offer free activities and museum tours for New Americans and their families.

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