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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
Denver skyline image

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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Library Branch

Test Exhibit

August 1, 2018
12:00am - 1:00am
Location
Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library
Floor 3, Cousins Gallery
Ages: Adult
Program Type: Exhibit
Location
Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library
Floor 3, Cousins Gallery
Ages: Adult, Kid, Teen
Program Type: Arts and Crafts, Exhibit
Description:
The “Botanical Expressions” exhibit will display an array of botanical (of or related to plants or botany) inspired quilts mounted on canvas, traditional as well as larger textile works of art designed and created by members of the Rocky Mountai...

Resist

All Day 8/3 - 12/31
Location
Central Library
Floor 5, Entrance to Gates Reading Room
Ages: Adult
Program Type: Exhibit
Description:
Photographs of Resist movement that began in January 2017. ...
Location
Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library
Floor 3, Foyer
Ages: Adult, Kid, Teen
Program Type: Arts and Crafts, Exhibit, Lectures and Presentations, Social Events
Description:
Light refreshments, games, door prizes and a free gift will be available to attendees. The “Botanical Expressions” exhibit will display an array of botanical (of or related to plants or botany) inspired quilts mounted on canvas, traditional as wel...

Facing Rocky Flats

All Day 8/20 - 10/31
Location
Central Library
Floor 5, Western History Art Gallery
Ages: Adult
Program Type: Exhibit
Description:
A history of Rocky Flats seen through images and art. ...

Denver in 1918

All Day 11/9 - 1/6
Location
Central Library
Floor 5, Western History Art Gallery
Ages: Adult
Program Type: Exhibit
Description:
This exhibit explores the lives of Denverites during the final year of the Great War and the beginning of the next American chapter.

Undesign the Redline

All Day 11/14 - 12/15
Location
Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library
Ages: Adult
Program Type: Exhibit
Description:
With the Undesign the RedLine exhibit as a foundation, this program is a facilitated conversation about structural inequity in the area of housing and community development. The focuses of this conversation are diversity and inclusion, community enga...
Location
Central Library
Floor 5, Gates Western History Reading Room
Ages: Adult
Program Type: Exhibit
Description:
The Denver Gas Company was founded in 1869 and is the original predecessor company of the Public Service Company of Colorado, which is celebrating its 150th year in business in 2019.  They are sharing their extensive photo collection on Floor 5 ...
Location
Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library
Floor 3, Cousins Gallery
Ages: Adult
Program Type: Book Clubs, Exhibit, History
Description:
The R.A.D.A. (Read. Awareness. Dialogue and Action) social justice book discussion programs use strategic illustration, a nonintrusive form of "note taking" to capture the essence of many of our discussions. Kriss Wittmann, the artist, and illustrato...
Location
Central Library
Floor 1, Children's Library
Ages: Birth-Pre-K, Kid
Program Type: Arts and Crafts, Exhibit
Description:
Get hands-on in the Children's Library Reading Area with our celebration of Ben Clanton's hilarious Narwhal and Jelly books. Read together, play with ocean animals, create your own tusk-tooth and write a comic strip.

Seeking Grace

All Day 3/1 - 3/30
Location
Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library
Floor 1, Foyer
Ages: Adult
Program Type: Exhibit, History
Description:
This exhibit features the history of early Black alumnae at the University of Denver (1900-1945). Most histories of women of color at predominantly white institutions begin and end with "firsts" – the first student, first faculty member, etc. Much is...

Little Brown Skin Girls

All Day 4/1 - 5/25
Location
Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library
Ages: Adult
Program Type: Exhibit
Description:
Little Brown Skin Girls is a phrase that was commonly ‘tossed’ around in the family of artist Lia Nelson-James. It was used as a term of endearment as well as identification. This exhibit gives a voice to girls/women of color, telling stories or reco...
Location
Central Library
Floor 1, Children's Library
Ages: Kid
Program Type: Arts and Crafts, Exhibit
Description:
Where do we find the color pink in nature? Get hands on in the Children's Library Reading Area as you explore wild and weird pink creatures from planet Earth, inspired by Jess Keating's book, Pink is for Blobfish. ...
Location
Central Library
Floor 5, Entrance to Gates Reading Room
Ages: Adult
Program Type: Exhibit
Description:
This exhibit is part of the Rocky Mountain Map Society's Map Month. The state of Colorado has some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, but because of its rugged terrain, it also historically was one of the most difficult places to a...
Location
Central Library
Floor 5, Western History Art Gallery
Ages: Adult
Program Type: Exhibit, History
Description:
On May 10, 1869, two railroads—built with haste, hope, and aspiration—joined in a lonely desert of northern Utah, at a place called Promontory. To mark the 150th anniversary of the beginning of this era, the Center for Railroad Photography & Art ...
Location
Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library
Floor 3, Cousins Gallery
Ages: Adult, Birth-Pre-K, Kid, Teen
Program Type: Exhibit
Description:
“Kaizen, My Zen” references the goal of this artist’s journey; continuously improving her ability to translate the interaction of light and color, revealing a dimensionality of subject and emotion. Fontenot aims to create her works with a deeply peac...
Location
Central Library
Floor 1, Children's Library
Ages: Kid
Program Type: Arts and Crafts, Exhibit
Description:
Visit our Reading Area Exhibit to meet Yasmin and join in on the fun! Inspired by the book Meet Yasmin by Saadia Faruqi, the exhibit features exciting activities to become an explorer, builder, artist and fashion designer, just like Yasmin....

Exhibit: Word | Image | Object

All Day 7/2 - 12/31
Location
Central Library
Floor 5, Gates Western History Reading Room
Ages: Adult
Program Type: Exhibit
Description:
Word | Image | Object curated by  Alicia Bailey, Director, Abecedarian Artists’ Books and Brian Trembath, Special Collections Librarian, Denver Public Library On display through December 31, 2019 On view in the Gates Reading Room July thr...
Location
Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library
Floor 3, Cousins Gallery
Ages: Adult, Birth-Pre-K, Kid, Teen
Program Type: Arts and Crafts, Exhibit
Description:
This exhibit celebrates our 25th Anniversary. The quilts in the exhibit will be in keeping with our theme, “25 Years: Embracing the Past, Envisioning the Future.”  Members will be displaying interpretations of traditional and modern quilts....

Wa Shanoji Quilters Reception

August 10, 2019
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Location
Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library
Floor 2, Archive and Research Room
Ages: Adult, Birth-Pre-K, Kid, Teen
Program Type: Exhibit
Description:
The Wa Shanoji quilters will be hosting a reception at the Blair-Caldwell Library to talk about and show their beautiful quilts.  Light refreshments will be served.  
Location
Central Library
Floor 5, Western History Art Gallery
Ages: Adult
Program Type: Exhibit
Description:
An exhibition of paintings and watercolors by Denver artist Trine Bumiller, depicting elements of landscapes from national parks and monuments. Through abstract images and details from different perspectives, she evokes memory of place, spanning time...

Children's Exhibit: Chickens!

All Day 9/8 - 12/24
Location
Central Library
Floor 1, Children's Library
Ages: Kid
Program Type: Arts and Crafts, Exhibit, Passive Programming
Description:
Visit our chicken-themed Reading Area Exhibit featuring activities inspired by the giant chicken sculpture in the Central Library's Schlessman Hall (Andrea Greiner's Monument for the 308). Make a noise-maker that sounds just like a chi...
Location
Central Library
Floor 5, Western History Art Gallery
Ages: Adult
Program Type: Exhibit
Description:
Enjoy refreshments and view an exhibition of paintings and watercolors by Denver artist Trine Bumiller, depicting elements of landscapes from national parks and monuments. Through abstract images and details from different perspectives, she evokes me...
Location
Central Library
Floor 5, Western History Art Gallery
Ages: Adult
Program Type: Exhibit
Description:
The Colorado mountains have long drawn people to them. From the early days of the Ute and Arapaho to the explorers and surveyors, from the miners and early mountaineers to the rock climbers and peak baggers, these glorious mountains have tempted...