Engage With Us Online: Book Clubs, Storytimes, Programs

During this time while we are practicing social distancing we know it is still vital to connect with others. We want you to know how much we miss you and miss providing the wide array of programming that we do daily at all Denver Public Locations. 

Please check back here daily for new learning and entertainment opportunities.

If you have any questions about programs, please feel free to reach out to us at info@denverlibrary.org.

DPL Dynamos
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Have you ever wondered what secret talents library staff members possess? See their secret super powers on YouTube!

Outreach

Bookmobile

Bookmobile Service at Grab and Go Meal Sites

Storytimes 

Join our staff from throughout the library for Monday through Friday live storytimes on the Denver Public Library's YouTube channel.

  • Spanish @ 9 a.m. 
  • Toddler @ 10 a.m.
  • All Ages @ 11 a.m.
  • Virtual Baby Storytime on Wednesdays @ 11 a.m.

Read Alouds for Kindergarten to 5th Grade
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Listen along as our staff read aloud from some favorite books. Stream a story during the day for a quick break or at bedtime for a cozy goodnight. New videos posted weekdays on the Denver Public Library's YouTube Channel at 12 p.m.

Book Clubs

Get social or just sit and listen as our book clubs go online. You can join us either by video link or by phone

  • Kids' Virtual Book Club:
    Kids are invited to join staff from Denver Public Library for a monthly virtual book discussion, plus games and other fun activities. While some book clubs will discuss a specific book, others will be an open discussion of whatever you are reading, so make sure to check the event calendar each month for details. Whatever you are looking for in a book club, Denver Public Library is sure to have something for you!
  • Wreck This Book Club!
    Each Thursday we’ll release a video tutorial to YouTube where we follow a prompt from Wreck this Journal. You can either follow along or use it for inspiration for your own journal. The following Wednesday we'll have a Google Meet where you can talk to other artists, ask questions, and show off your work! Ideal for ages 8-12.
  • Short Story Happy Hour: 
    The story will be provided at the start with time to read and we'll discuss when everyone has finished. Bring a cocktail or just yourself.
    • Tuesday, January 12, 5-6 p.m.
    • Registration is required here
       
  • Virtual By the Book Club:
    This book club reads the same book each month and then we get together to share and chat with each other! This month's book is The Dragons, The Giant, The Women: A Memoir, by Wayetu Moore.
    • Wednesday, January 20, 2-3 p.m.
    • Registration is required here
       
  • Virtual Social Justice Book Club
    Are you passionate about social justice and want to connect with like-minded individuals? We will meet virtually over tea and have lively discussions on topics around injustice and inequality. This month we will be discussing America is not the heart by Elaine Castillo.
    • Wednesday, January 27, 6-7:30 p.m.
    • Registration is required here
       
  • Virtual Yak, Snack and Read
    We have a jolly good time catching up, meeting new people, and reading both adult fiction and nonfiction. All are welcome and BYO snacks are encouraged. This month, we're reading Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell. 
    • Thursday, January 28, 4-5 p.m.
    • Registration is required here
       
  • The Probably Awesome Book Club
    Teens! Have you been reading some great stuff that you want to share with other book lovers? The Probably Awesome Book Club is for you! If you’re reading books, manga, magazines, blogs, or cereal boxes, you can join us and talk about what you’ve been reading. Did you read the worst thing ever? We want to hear that too! 
    • Tuesday, February 2, 4-5 p.m.
       
  • No Strings Attached Book Chat:
    Read whatever you want and attend whenever you can. Share a recent read, an old favorite or anything in between.
    • Saturday, February 6, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
       
  • YA Book Club for Adults
    A social club for adults who enjoy YA fiction! Action-adventure, sci-fi, fantasy, romance - we read it all. Check out our monthly pick and join the virtual discussion!
    • Saturday, February 6, 12-1 p.m.
       
  • Food Lover's Book Club
    Join us each month as we read and discuss a different cookbook or food-related book. Check back soon for February's selection. 
     
  • Unofficial Noname Book Club
    Join library staff each month to discuss the monthly pick chosen and announced by Noname Books. Find the current read and previous picks in the DPL database here. Noname's Book Club is an online/irl community dedicated to uplifting POC voices. We (Noname's Book Club) do this by highlighting two books each month written by authors of color.

Plaza Online English Conversation Group

The Plaza online English conversation group is specifically tailored to the needs of immigrant, refugee, and asylee populations. This online space is dedicated to connecting these communities with the Denver Public Library by providing drop-in discussions of a wide variety of relevant and concrete topics in English. The goal of the discussion group is to build confidence, speaking skills, relationships, and community. 

For all groups, join Google Meet at this link: https://meet.google.com/hfc-bhec-urg. You can use a smart phone or computer.

To join by phone, call +1 470-745-0596. After you call, enter the PIN: ‪311 496 341‬#. You will be muted when you call - press *6 to speak to the group.

  • Mondays 3-4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesdays 12-1:30 p.m.
  • Tuesdays 4-5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesdays 5-6:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays 12-1:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays 12-1:30 p.m.

​​​​​Read more about Plaza English Conversation Groups and other Services to Immigrants and Refugees. Please direct questions or inquiries to nap@denverlibrary.org.

Plaza Online Citizenship Study Group

Practice for the citizenship test and interview, learn civics questions, and build confidence communicating in English. 

To join by phone, call +1 617-675-4444.  After you call, enter the PIN: 112 929 727 5380#. You will be muted when you call, press *6 to speak to the group.

Career Online High School

Career Online High School (COHS) is an online high school diploma and career certification program funded by the Denver Public Library. Residents of the City and County of Denver who have completed eighth grade and are 19-years-old or older are eligible to apply. Students who attended high school and did not complete it may be able to transfer previously earned credits. Students who successfully completed General Equivalency Diploma (GED®) segments may be able to apply towards their course work through the library.

Potential students are encouraged to enroll at any time of the year. This online platform allows any interested adults to complete their fully accredited high school education online along with a career certificate from home or anywhere they have a computer and internet access. Call or Text Viviana Casillas at 720-253-8736 or via email cohs@denverlibrary.org with any additional details or questions on how to get started.

More To Do

Connect virtually with talented presenters. Check here daily for new listings.
 

Virtual Memory Cafes

Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m., read more and attend here

Virtual Memory Cafe is an online community for people experiencing memory loss, along with their friends, family members, and caregivers. We will tell stories, sing together, create art, and talk about ourselves in a safe space where remembering and forgetting don’t matter. At Memory Cafe, you can just be yourself. You can join us either by video link or by phone. Contact info@denverlibrary.org with questions.

 

To request a sign language interpreter or CART, contact SignLanguageServices@denvergov.org or 720-913-8487, with a three (3) business-day notice. For other public accommodation requests/concerns related to a disability, please contact DisabilityAccess@denvergov.org.

Written by Jenny on March 25, 2020