Reviews and Blog Posts: Teens

Things I'll never say : stories about our secret selves

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I loved the stories in the books, but since they're all short stories I was unsatisfied. There were a few stories that made me want more from the characters. The few pages were just too quick to feel closure, but maybe that's the point. Most of the stories are teens...

DevCamp 2015

This summer, 62 teens from across Denver took a dive into web development with the help of local developers and the library at a DevCamp. What they made was pretty amazing.


by Aaron Karo

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  Shane is a smooth operator. He has a list of tips and tricks that can help even the nerdiest high schooler get with the girl of his dreams. Shane practices what he preaches too and is currently going out with one of the prettiest girls in school. His rep...

CoderDojo + Prototyping + Pizza = Awesome

This spring, the CoderDojo has covered Scratch, robotics, JavaScript, Processing, and Rasperry Pi. Now we're on to our most important subject: PIZZA!

Teen Animation Jam

Flip Book

At the Park Hill Branch Library, instead of a Teen Book Club, we have a Teen B.U.I.L.D. club. B.U.I.L.D. stands for Believe, Understand, Imagine, Learn, Discover or Build Unrealistic Items and Live Destiny or Build Useless Ideas, Later Destroy or maybe something else entirely different. We're kind of loose with what the acronym stands for but what it boils down to is once a month Teens get together at Park Hill and we make something creative together. Sometimes it involves creative writing, sometimes it involves visual art, usually its a mixture of both.

Enter the CoderDojo

We're happy to announce that, starting in January, the ideaLAB will be hosting a CoderDojo, organized by some terrific partners in the community from SendGrid and Talent Lattice!


Hug Machine

At the closing of every year, librarians throughout the Denver Public Library system collaborate on a list of their favorite children's and teen publications from that year. Whether you're looking for gift ideas or just a good recommendation to read, here are our suggestions, the best and brightest of 2014.

Browse the titles in our catalog. 

Books for the Very Youngest:

Defining Documentaries

Girl Rising

As film festivals go, DOC NYC is one of the largest documentary film festivals in the world.

Run for your Life! It's GVRs Before Hours Gaming and After Hours Hunger Games Party!

GVR kids and teens snuck into the library two hours before it officially opened on Sunday, November 2. They were there to eat lots of pizza, play games and create magnificent structures in gamespace and real space (with Legos). Local teens Daniel, Raphael and Feven set up special Minecraft servers, and they also helped set out the Legos. Librarian Colleen brought out the Makey Makey and showed kids how to turn anything into a game controller.

Then the extreme gaming began: a game of tag so epic they're still talking about it!

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