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Denver Public Library - Central Library exterior

Central Library

10 W. Fourteenth Ave. Pkwy.
Denver, CO 80204
Denver Public Library - Athmar Park branch exterior

Athmar Park Branch Library

1055 S. Tejon Street
Denver, CO 80223
Denver Public Library - Ross Barnum Branch exterior

Ross-Barnum Branch Library

3570 W. First Avenue
Denver, CO 80219
Denver Public Library - Bear Valley branch exterior

Bear Valley Branch Library

5171 W. Dartmouth Ave.
Denver, CO 80236
Denver Public Library - Blair-Caldwell branch exterior

Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library

2401 Welton St.
Denver, CO 80205
Denver Public Library - Bookmobile

Bookmobile

Denver Public Library - Ross-Broadway branch exterior

Ross-Broadway Branch Library

33 E. Bayaud Avenue
Denver, CO 80209
Denver Public Library - Byers branch exterior

Byers Branch Library

675 Santa Fe Dr.
Denver, CO 80204
Denver Public Library - Ross-Cherry Creek branch exterior

Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library

305 Milwaukee Street
Denver, CO 80206
Denver Public Library - Decker branch exterior

Decker Branch Library

1501 S. Logan St.
Denver, CO 80210
Denver Public Library - Eugene Field branch exterior

Eugene Field Branch Library

810 S. University Blvd.
Denver, CO 80209
Denver Public Library - Ford Warren branch exterior

Ford-Warren Branch Library

2825 High St.
Denver, CO 80205
Denver Public Library - Green Valley Ranch branch exterior

Green Valley Ranch Branch Library

4856 N. Andes Ct.
Denver, CO 80249
Denver Public Library - Hadley branch exterior

Hadley Branch Library

1890 S. Grove St.
Denver, CO 80219
Denver Public Library - Hampden branch exterior

Hampden Branch Library

9755 E. Girard Ave.
Denver, CO 80231
Denver Public Library - Montbello branch exterior

Montbello Branch Library

12955 Albrook Dr.
Denver, CO 80239
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Outreach/Off-site

Denver Public Library - Park Hill branch exterior

Park Hill Branch Library

4705 Montview Blvd.
Denver, CO 80207
Denver Public Library - Pauline Robinson branch exterior

Pauline Robinson Branch Library

5575 E. 33rd Ave.
Denver, CO 80207
RiNo Arts District

RiNo Art District - Pop Up

Denver Public Library - Rololfo "Corky" Gonzales branch exterior

Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales Branch Library

1498 N. Irving Street
Denver, CO 80204
Denver Public Library - Sam Gary branch exterior

Sam Gary Branch Library

2961 Roslyn St.
Denver, CO 80238
Denver Public Library - Schlessman branch exterior

Schlessman Family Branch Library

100 Poplar St.
Denver, CO 80220
Denver Public Library - Smiley branch exterior

Smiley Branch Library

4501 W. 46th Avenue
Denver, CO 80212
Denver Public Library - Ross-University Hills branch exterior

Ross-University Hills Branch Library

4310 E. Amherst Avenue
Denver, CO 80222
Denver Public Library - Valdez-Perry branch exterior

Valdez-Perry Branch Library

4690 Vine Street
Denver, CO 80216
Denver Public Library - Virginia Village branch exterior

Virginia Village Branch Library

1500 S. Dahlia Street
Denver, CO 80222
Denver Public Library - Westwood branch exterior

Westwood Branch Library

1000 S. Lowell Blvd.
Denver, CO 80219
Denver Public Library - Woodbury branch exterior

Woodbury Branch Library

3265 Federal Blvd.
Denver, CO 80211
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Doors Open Denver Architectural Site Exploration

September 21, 2019
10:00am - 5:00pm
Location
Byers Branch Library
Ages: Adult, Birth-Pre-K, Kid, Teen
Program Type: Exhibit, History
Description:
The Denver Architecture Foundation will be leading an open site exploration of Byers for its two day Doors Open Denver event. We'll provide lawn games and refreshments as you admire our hundred year old architecture. For more information on the Byers...

BGSG DNA Discussion Group

September 28, 2019
9:00am - 12:30pm
Location
Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library
Links, Inc., Denver Chapter, Conference Room
Ages: Adult
Program Type: Genealogy, Lectures and Presentations, Research Skills
Description:
Learn more about how DNA testing can help with genealogical research. Includes understanding the testing process and reading the results. For more information contact Ken Burns (President) at ken@bgsgden.org or visit the website www.bgsgden.org  ...

Black Genealogy Search Group: Writers' Group

September 28, 2019
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Location
Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library
Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce Foundation Boardroom
Ages: Adult
Program Type: History
Description:
The writers’ group was created to help attendees become better at capturing, organizing and compiling information that can be shared with different audiences. 

The Bad Old Days in Colorado

October 4, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location
Eugene Field Branch Library
Meeting Room
Ages: Adult
Program Type: History
Description:
Join us for a rollicking look at Colorado's "bad old days" when the west was wild! Learn about outlaws, gamblers, con artists and the ladies of the night during this tumultuous period. Most of the famous Wild West characters rolled on through Co...

Club Kubaba

October 6, 2019
10:30am - 11:30am
Location
Central Library
Ages: Adult
Program Type: Book Clubs, History
Description:
Inspired by the Mesopotamian tavern keeper and ruler, Club Kubaba highlights history reads from around the world. Share what you're reading and learn about new history topics every first Sunday at 10:30 a.m., Mad Beans, 1200 Acoma...
Location
Central Library
Floor 5, Gates Conference Room
Ages: Adult
Program Type: History, Lectures and Presentations
Description:
The ascension of the Bourbon Dynasty in 1702 initially initiated a period of reform and expansion for the Spanish Empire. In the spirit of the Enlightenment, the reforms sought to rationalize the empire better to inform the new monarchy what it ...

Beginning Genealogy

October 12, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Location
Central Library
Floor 5, Gates Conference Room
Ages: Adult
Program Type: Genealogy
Description:
Learn the basics of genealogical research. We will explore info gathering, family charts and interactive tools such as Ancestry.com and MyHeritage—all accessible with your Denver Public Library card.

BGSG Executive Board Meetings

October 12, 2019
10:00am - 2:00pm
Location
Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library
Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce Foundation Boardroom
Ages: Adult
Program Type: Genealogy
Description:
Meets every fourth Saturday of the month except in August and December. The Black Genealogy Search Group (BGSG) provides information, speakers, presentations and seminars on genealogical research specifically affecting African-Americans in the diaspo...

Active Minds: Spain

October 12, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location
Central Library
Floor 7, Training Room
Ages: Adult
Program Type: Active Minds, History, Lectures and Presentations
Description:
From its heights as the dominant country in the world in the 16th century, Spain currently struggles with a high debt burden and separatist challenges from Catalonia. Join Active Minds as we explore the roots and legacy of the Spanish Empire and how ...
Location
Central Library
Floor 5, Gates Conference Room
Ages: Adult
Program Type: History
Description:
This talk is based on the artifacts from the unlooted tomb of Lady Hao, a historical person in the Shang dynasty around 2500 BCE. She is also mentioned in the oracle bones that represent the earliest readable Chinese writing. As a war leader. shaman,...
Location
Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales Branch Library
Floor 2, Collaborative Area
Ages: Adult, Kid, Teen
Program Type: Arts and Crafts, Exhibit, History, More Fun Stuff, Social Events, Other
Description:
Honoring the Corn Mothers and our ancestors. Engage in a lively interactive community building workshop with students from MSU Denver department of Chicana and Chicano Studies Journey Through Our Heritage program and Corn Mother Master Mexican folklo...
Location
Central Library
Floor 7, Training Room
Ages: Adult
Program Type: History
Description:
Hämäläinen will explore the Lakota’s roots as marginal hunter-gatherers and reveal how they reinvented themselves twice from the 16th century through the early 21st century: first as a river people who dominated the Missouri Valley and then--in what ...

Symbols Past and Present

October 19, 2019
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location
Sam Gary Branch Library
Meeting Room
Ages: Adult
Program Type: History, Lectures and Presentations
Description:
Symbols structure our lives in important ways. Come learn about symbols from cave painting to modern advertising, including the history of hate symbols. We will also look at evidence from psychology and how symbols affect us emotionally.&nb...
Location
Central Library
Conference Center: Rooms A, B, & C
Ages: Adult
Program Type: Author Visits, History
Description:
Sydney M. Williams Jr. joined the American army in early 1944 and served in the 10th Mountain Division in Italy until his release in late 1945. All during that time he exchanged letters with his beloved wife, Mary, and with other family mem...
Location
Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales Branch Library
Ages: Adult, Teen
Program Type: History, Lectures and Presentations, Movies
Description:
Kristallnacht; a night that will live in infamy as the start of the Violent German Pogroms against the Jews. Also known as the "Night of Broken Glass", November 9-10, 1938 when over 5,000 Jewish Businesses, Synagogues, and Institutions were either de...

Black Genealogy Search Group Heritage Festival

October 26, 2019
9:30am - 4:00pm
Location
Central Library
Conference Center: Rooms A, B, & C
Ages: Adult
Program Type: Genealogy, History
Description:
"Each One...Teach One" An African American Proverb Angela Walton-Raji will present three lectures: Documenting African-American Ancestors from the Great Migration; Transportation Records from the Freedman's Bureau; and Unique Africa...

Black Genealogy Search Group: Writers' Group

October 26, 2019
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Location
Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library
Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce Foundation Boardroom
Ages: Adult
Program Type: History
Description:
The writers’ group was created to help attendees become better at capturing, organizing and compiling information that can be shared with different audiences. 

Día de los Muertos Community Workshop

October 26, 2019
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Location
Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales Branch Library
Floor 2, Collaborative Area
Ages: Adult, Kid, Teen
Program Type: Arts and Crafts, Exhibit, History, More Fun Stuff, Other
Description:
Engage in a lively interactive community building workshop with students from MSU Denver Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies Journey Through Our Heritage program. Come create fantastic and colorful calaveras de azúcar utilizing paint, ...

The History of Washington Park and Bonnie Brae

November 1, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location
Eugene Field Branch Library
Meeting Room
Ages: Adult
Program Type: History
Description:
Join us for a day in Wash Park and Bonnie Brae!  Learn how a former farming community became Mayor Speer's "City Beautiful" in an insightful talk about these beloved neighborhoods.  Presented by Denver History Tours.

Club Kubaba

November 3, 2019
10:30am - 11:30am
Location
Central Library
Ages: Adult
Program Type: Book Clubs, History
Description:
Inspired by the Mesopotamian tavern keeper and ruler, Club Kubaba highlights history reads from around the world. Share what you're reading and learn about new history topics every first Sunday at 10:30 a.m., Mad Beans. 1200 ...
Location
Ross-University Hills Branch Library
Large Meeting Room
Ages: Adult, Teen
Program Type: History, Lectures and Presentations, Older Adults
Description:
Life was different then...harder, tougher...Come with us to the turn of the 20th century for an intimate glimpse of women’s lives. Detailing all aspects of women’s lives–from marriage to the home and the most popular- the corset! ...

Beginning Genealogy

November 9, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am
Location
Central Library
Floor 5, Gates Conference Room
Ages: Adult
Program Type: Genealogy
Description:
Learn the basics of genealogical research. We will explore info gathering, family charts and interactive tools such as Ancestry.com and MyHeritage—all accessible with your Denver Public Library card.

BGSG Executive Board Meetings

November 9, 2019
10:00am - 2:00pm
Location
Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library
Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce Foundation Boardroom
Ages: Adult
Program Type: Genealogy
Description:
Meets every fourth Saturday of the month except in August and December. The Black Genealogy Search Group (BGSG) provides information, speakers, presentations and seminars on genealogical research specifically affecting African-Americans in the diaspo...
Location
Central Library
Conference Center: Rooms A, B, & C
Ages: Adult
Program Type: Computers and Tech, History, Lectures and Presentations
Description:
Dr. Lovejoy will cover the challenges and results of combining historic data with contemporary mapping technologies to take a fresh look at the slave trade between North America and pre-colonial Africa, and to better understand the African diasp...

Colorado Genealogical Society

November 16, 2019
9:30am - 10:30am
Location
Central Library
Floor 7, Training Room
Ages: Adult
Program Type: Genealogy
Description:
Having the Last Word: America's Obession with Obits Speaker: Sally Stich Sally Stich, a freelance magazine writer and teacher, will present an abridged version of her Denver-based adult ed class with the same title. Why is this a hot topic?...
Location
Central Library
Floor 5, Gates Conference Room
Ages: Adult
Program Type: History
Description:
The end of the Formative Period (1800 BCE – 250 CE) in Mesoamerica witnessed significant changes in the social and political organization of many of the region’s complex societies. Archaeological research has documented shifting patterns in inter-reg...