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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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Program Type
Library Branch
Location
Eugene Field Branch Library
Meeting Room
Ages: Adult
Program Type: Animals, History
Description:
See an amazing museum without ever leaving Denver! Draper Natural History Museum staff in Cody, Wyoming will give viewers a virtual tour and lecture about four habitats in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosysystem. We'll visit immersive exhibits that highl...

Together We Count: 2020 Census

December 6, 2019
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location
Sam Gary Branch Library
Meeting Room
Ages: Adult
Program Type: Civic Engagement, History, Lectures and Presentations
Description:
The census is coming and you count! Participating in the 2020 Census will benefit your community, your children and the entire state of Colorado. Hear about how to participate and why the census matters to you.
Location
Central Library
Floor 7, Training Room
Ages: Adult
Program Type: Genealogy
Description:
Join us for a celebration of music featuring the hammered dulcimer, an instrument well suited to Celtic music. A trio of musicians with over fifty years of experience will help us prepare for the winter holiday season. Bring your appetite and your...
Location
Park Hill Branch Library
Basement Community Room
Ages: Adult
Program Type: History
Description:
Travel from Germany to Corning Glass Works for a nostalgic Christmas history lesson.   Still sold today, learn about Shiny Brite™ and George Franke Christmas tree ornaments passed through the generations.

The Ski Troops of World War II

December 13, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location
Eugene Field Branch Library
Meeting Room
Ages: Adult
Program Type: History
Description:
Retired Colonel Tom Duhs, co-author of Sempre Avanti: Always Forward, will discuss the U.S. military's 10th Mountain Division.  This specialized unit of ski troops trained near Pando, Colorado, at altitudes up to 14,000 feet,...

Beginning Genealogy

December 14, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Location
Central Library
Floor 5, Gates Conference Room
Ages: Adult
Program Type: Genealogy
Description:
Learn to think genealogically through exploration of census using Ancestry Library Edition, pedigree charts and family group sheets and other major record groups. Individual assistance following class.

Black Genealogy Search Group: Writers' Group

December 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. 
Location
Central Library
Floor 5, Gates Conference Room
Ages: Adult
Program Type: History
Description:
Who were the black cowboys? They were drovers, foremen, fiddlers, cowpunchers, cattle rustlers, cooks, and singers. They worked as wranglers, riders, ropers, bulldoggers, and bronc busters. They came from varied backgrounds—some grew up in slavery, w...
Location
Park Hill Branch Library
Basement Community Room
Ages: Adult, Teen
Program Type: History, Lectures and Presentations
Description:
Dr. Chip Colwell, Senior Curator of Anthropology at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and librarians from the Denver Public Library will explore the complex of beliefs and practices used to remember and respect the dead around the world, and...

The Big Count: The Politics of the 2020 Census

January 17, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location
Eugene Field Branch Library
Meeting Room
Ages: Adult
Program Type: Civic Engagement, History, Lectures and Presentations
Description:
Take a closer look at the current and historic politics of the Census, from who to count, what to ask, and why it matters. Learn about the political and policy implications of the decennial enumeration of the U.S. population, and why, as always, it i...
Location
Central Library
Floor 5, Gates Conference Room
Ages: Adult
Program Type: History
Description:
The dominant landform on the continent of Europe is an immense plain that stretches from the eastern slope of the Carpathians to the Ural Mountains. Owing to its geographic isolation from the North Atlantic, the East European Plain is characterized b...
Location
Central Library
Floor 5, Gates Conference Room
Ages: Adult
Program Type: History
Description:
State Historian Tom “Dr. Colorado” Noel will pictorially scrutinize Colorado’s Ups and Downs, from the Gold and Silver booms and busts to the current explosion in pot shops, brewpubs and craft breweries. What goes up, Tom will remind us, must come do...
Location
Park Hill Branch Library
Basement Community Room
Ages: Adult, Teen
Program Type: Civic Engagement, History, Movies
Description:
Rebels Remembered records and preserves the untold stories of the warriors of the 50s and 60s civil rights revolution in Colorado. Discussion follows with director and activists featured in the film.

Black Genealogy Search Group: Writers' Group

January 25, 2020
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Location
Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library
Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce Foundation Boardroom
Ages: Adult
Program Type: Genealogy, 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. 

Rebels Remembered: Law Not Justice

January 29, 2020
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location
Park Hill Branch Library
Basement Community Room
Ages: Adult, Teen
Program Type: Civic Engagement, History, Movies
Description:
Law Not Justice provides an overview of policing and courts from an African American perspective. Discussion follows with director and activists featured in the film.

Rebels Remembered: My Neighborhood School

February 5, 2020
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location
Park Hill Branch Library
Basement Community Room
Ages: Adult, Teen
Program Type: Civic Engagement, History, Movies
Description:
This film explores the last century of education change in Denver area schools and traces the evolution through de facto segregation, busing and white flight. Discussion follows with director and activists featured in the film.
Location
Eugene Field Branch Library
Meeting Room
Ages: Adult
Program Type: Author Visits, History, Lectures and Presentations, Older Adults
Description:
EEncyclopaedia Britannica Executive Editor and author Theodore Pappas will take you on an exciting journey through Britannica's intriguing history. You'll see how perseverance in the face of great change and adversity is the key to success for compan...
Location
Park Hill Branch Library
Basement Community Room
Ages: Adult
Program Type: Author Visits, History, Lectures and Presentations, Older Adults
Description:
Encyclopaedia Britannica Executive Editor and author Theodore Pappas will take you on an exciting journey through Britannica's intriguing history. You'll see how perseverance in the face of great change and adversity is the key to success for compani...

Colorado's Carlino Brothers: A Bootlegging Empire

February 9, 2020
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location
Central Library
Floor 7, Training Room
Ages: Adult
Program Type: Author Visits, History
Description:
From 1922 to 1931, Pete and Sam Carlino controlled the flow of Prohibition alcohol from southern Colorado to Denver before their empire suffered a gruesome, bloody demise. The brothers battled their own kin in the Danna family to secure southern Colo...

Rebels Remembered: To Earn an Income

February 12, 2020
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location
Park Hill Branch Library
Basement Community Room
Ages: Adult, Teen
Program Type: Civic Engagement, History, Movies
Description:
To Earn an Income examines the changes in African-American employment injustices from slavery through the civil rights movement including the historic racial imbalance in employment and the struggle to correct it. Discussion follows with director and...

The New Faces of Representation

February 14, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location
Eugene Field Branch Library
Meeting Room
Ages: Adult
Program Type: Civic Engagement, History, Lectures and Presentations, Older Adults
Description:
As Colorado and the nation diversify demographically, our legislative bodies also reached unprecedented racial/ethnic and gender diversity. Beyond reflecting the composition of their constituencies, diversified representation has profound effects on ...

The Big Count: The Politics of the 2020 Census

February 20, 2020
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Location
Eugene Field Branch Library
Meeting Room
Ages: Adult
Program Type: Civic Engagement, History, Lectures and Presentations
Description:
Take a closer look at the current and historic politics of the Census, from who to count, what to ask, and why it matters. Learn about the political and policy implications of the decennial enumeration of the U.S. population, and why, as always, it i...

Black Genealogy Search Group: Writers' Group

February 22, 2020
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Location
Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library
Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce Foundation Boardroom
Ages: Adult
Program Type: Genealogy, 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. 
Location
Central Library
Floor 5, Gates Conference Room
Ages: Adult
Program Type: History
Description:
Dr. Carrillo will explore the history and origins of the Penitente Brotherhood of colonial New Mexico. Additionally, Carrillo will dispel myths about this lay organization and provide an understanding of La Cofradía de Nuesto Padre Jesús Nazareno, th...