Services to Immigrants and Refugees

The Denver Public Library’s Plaza programming is specifically tailored to meet the needs of immigrant, refugee, and asylee populations. Plazas are a dedicated space for migrants from all over the world to connect with people, information, and resources, building Denver’s successful global community.

Plazas offer support for new immigrants including second-language conversation skills, citizenship, business networking, and more.

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Plaza Voices

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Plaza Voices: Do You Cry?

Our regular contributor Naghem S. writes:

I cried last night and the night before. 

I cry when I’m happy, I cry when I am sad, I cry when I’m angry, and I cry to heal. I cry when I am alone, and sometimes I cry in public. I cry just because I want to. Crying allows me to be vulnerable without having to have an answer for all of life’s problems. Crying is something that I have done my entire life and it’s a release that leaves me content and at peace. Crying doesn’t fix my problems, but it gives me an outlet when I feel the world is caving in.