Library Events https://www.denverlibrary.org/ en Get ready for 2021 Winter of Reading https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/2021-winter-reading <span>Get ready for 2021 Winter of Reading</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2020/12/WoR%20Badge.JPG"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2020/12/WoR%20Badge.JPG?itok=WMWQNp7v" width="200" height="204" alt="white mountains icon on teal background that reads Winter of Reading 2021" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/users/dbrooks" lang="" about="/users/dbrooks" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">dbrooks</a></span> <span>January 1, 2021</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><img alt="Denver Public Library Winter of Reading prizes include a mug, a notebook and a neck gaiter" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="e6f32ca8-4d9f-4e62-a633-415172dab911" src="/sites/dplorg/files/inline-images/rsz_img_4339.jpg" style="padding: 10px; float: left;" class="align-left" />It’s the wonderful time of year again for our annual Winter of Reading challenge! Each year, we encourage adults (ages 17+) in our community to explore new reading experiences and find inspiration to discover more about the library while connecting with other readers around Denver. Oh, and did we mention there are prizes?</p> <p>Earn your limited edition Winter of Reading notebook, mug, or neck gaiter when you complete at least five required activities now through February 28! </p> <p>Sign up for this year’s Winter of Reading challenge at <a href="http://www.denverlibrary.org/winterofreading">denverlibrary.org/winterofreading</a>.</p> <p>  </p> <hr /><p>Don’t forget to check out some of these cool virtual events:</p> <ul><li><a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/event/winter-reading-trivia-walk">Winter of Reading Trivia Walk</a> January 11 - February 28 </li> <li><a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/event/saturday-matinee-walter-chaw-and-rian-johnson-talk-under-skin-2013">Saturday Matinee: Walter Chaw and Rian Johnson Talk Under the Skin, 2013</a> Saturday, Jan. 2, 11:30am - 12:30pm</li> <li><a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/event/food-lovers-book-club-bibis-kitchen">Food Lover's Book Club: In Bibi's Kitchen</a> Wednesday, Jan. 6, 6-7 p.m.</li> <li><a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/event/virtual-winter-reading-book-buzz">Virtual Winter of Reading Book Buzz </a>Friday, Jan. 8, 4:30-5:30 p.m.</li> <li><a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/event/no-strings-attached-book-chat-57">No Strings Attached Book Chat</a> Saturday, Jan. 9, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.</li> <li><a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/event/denver-cinema-club-presents-beaches-agnes-2009-john-anzalone">Denver Cinema Club Presents "Beaches of Agnès" (2009) with John Anzalone</a> Sunday,  Jan. 10, 1:30-3 p.m. </li> <li><a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/event/getting-started-ebooks-2">Getting Started with eBooks</a> Wednesdays, Jan. <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/event/getting-started-ebooks-2">13 </a>&amp; <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/event/getting-started-ebooks">27</a> , 10:30-11:30 a.m.</li> <li><a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/event/denver-reflective-storytelling-workshop">Denver Reflective Storytelling Workshop</a> Friday, Jan. 15, 3-4:15 p.m.</li> <li><a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/event/battle-books-jim-mustich">Battle of the Books with Author Jim Mustich</a> Saturday, Jan. 16, 5-6 p.m.</li> <li><a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/event/virtual-book-book-club">Virtual By the Book Club (ages 18+)</a> Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2-3 p.m.</li> <li><a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/event/55-and-faking-normal-author-elizabeth-white">55, Underemployed, and Faking Normal: Your Guide to a Better Life with Author Elizabeth White</a> Wednesday, Jan. 20, 5-6:30 p.m.</li> <li><a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/event/one-step-time-lessons-living-author-vicki-rottman">One Step at a Time: Lessons for Living with Author Vicki Rottman</a> Wednesday, Jan. 27, 5-6:15 p.m.</li> <li><a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/event/virtual-social-justice-book-club-3"> Virtual Social Justice Book Club (ages 18+)</a> Wednesday, Jan. 27, 6-7:30 p.m.<br />  </li> </ul></div> <div class="field field--inline field--name-blog-categories field--type-entity-reference field__items"> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/library-events" hreflang="en">Library Events</a></span> </div> <section> </section> Fri, 01 Jan 2021 07:00:00 +0000 dbrooks 513626 at https://www.denverlibrary.org Now Accepting Nominations for 2021 Latino Community Service Awards https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/library-events/jgosalvez/now-accepting-nominations-2021-latino-community-service-awards <span>Now Accepting Nominations for 2021 Latino Community Service Awards </span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/06/LA21%20nominations%20ENG%20FINAL.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/06/LA21%20nominations%20ENG%20FINAL.jpg?itok=3Uuf4PHz" width="200" height="200" alt="Latino Awards flyer with a purple background image with colorful patterns with nomination information. " typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/users/jgosalvez" lang="" about="/users/jgosalvez" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">jgosalvez</a></span> <span>June 24, 2021</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>The Denver Public Library is accepting nominations for its annual Latino Community Service Awards. The awards honor individuals who have made a deep and lasting impact in our community. Each year, the library honors Latino leaders with three awards named after Lena L. Archuleta, Eric J. Duran and César Chávez. Winners are selected by a committee of library commissioners, community members and library staff. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Nominations are due by 5 p.m. Friday, July 30, 2021, and may be submitted online at </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/latino-awards-nomination"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>denverlibrary.org/latino-awards</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>, or sent via U.S. mail to: Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Branch Library, c/o Nadia Rendon, 1498 N. Irving Street, Denver, CO 80204</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Award recipients will be notified in August. A community celebration will be held on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 11 a.m. at the Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Branch Library. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>This event is part of the Denver Public Library’s celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month. This month-long celebration (September 15 - October 15), honors and celebrates the history, the many contributions, and the rich culture of Latinos. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>For more information about the awards, questions or assistance with the nomination form, please email </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="mailto:community@denverlibrary.org"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>community@denverlibrary.org</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a></p> <p> </p></div> <div class="field field--inline field--name-blog-categories field--type-entity-reference field__items"> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/library-events" hreflang="en">Library Events</a></span> </div> <div class="field field--name-free-tagging field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/latino-awards" hreflang="en">Latino Awards</a></div> </div> <section> </section> Thu, 24 Jun 2021 16:51:02 +0000 jgosalvez 573356 at https://www.denverlibrary.org Covid-19 Vaccines: Questions and Answers https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/library-events/kburney/covid19-vaccines-questions-and-answers <span>Covid-19 Vaccines: Questions and Answers</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/06/covid19vaccinequestions.jpeg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/06/covid19vaccinequestions.jpeg?itok=DWOKE3qr" width="200" height="134" alt="A medical professional applies a bandaid to a patient&#039;s arm after administering a vaccine. " typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/users/kburney" lang="" about="/users/kburney" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">kburney</a></span> <span>June 15, 2021</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>As millions are getting vaccinated against Covid-19 and our pre-pandemic lifestyles are slowly becoming possible again, many of us still have questions about the vaccines. There is a lot of information out there, but it can be difficult to tell facts from misinformation, so Dr. Emily Bates is here to answer all your Covid-19 vaccine questions. Dr. Bates is a professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, a Harvard Medical School PhD graduate, mother of two young children, and the wife of a local ice cream company owner.&nbsp;</p> <p>In Dr. Bates’ COVID-19 Vaccines: Questions and Answers presentation, you will learn more about how the coronavirus does its damage, how the vaccines work, and the answers to questions like: Why should I still get vaccinated if I’ve already had Covid? How do we know if these vaccines are safe long-term? Can the vaccines affect my fertility? If I am not at risk for severe Covid-19, is there an advantage to getting vaccinated? If these vaccines work, why do vaccinated people care if I'm unvaccinated? How can I approach a loved one who is hesitant about getting vaccinated?&nbsp;</p> <p>Watch her presentation <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls5TGrExB30&amp;t=822s">on Youtube</a>, or <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/event/covid19-vaccines-questions-and-answers-dr-bates-0">register here</a> to attend&nbsp;a program with Dr. Bates on Friday, June 25 at 12 p.m. to see the presentation, as well as ask questions of your own.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="field field--inline field--name-blog-categories field--type-entity-reference field__items"> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/library-events" hreflang="en">Library Events</a></span> </div> <div class="field field--name-free-tagging field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/covid19-0" hreflang="en">covid-19</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/health-information" hreflang="en">health information</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/health" hreflang="en">Health</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/health-and-nutrition" hreflang="en">Health and Nutrition</a></div> </div> <section> </section> Tue, 15 Jun 2021 22:00:00 +0000 kburney 572988 at https://www.denverlibrary.org Summer of Adventure is here! https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/library-events/jgosalvez/summer-adventure-here <span>Summer of Adventure is here!</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/06/Copy%20of%20SOA%20English02.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/06/Copy%20of%20SOA%20English02.jpg?itok=GfEo4__N" width="200" height="200" alt="orange sun logo with &quot;Summer of Adventure&quot; branding in the middle on a pink and purple patterned background. Bottom text reads &quot;May 25 - August 21, 2021&quot; " typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/users/jgosalvez" lang="" about="/users/jgosalvez" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">jgosalvez</a></span> <span>June 8, 2021</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>We're kicking things off to get youth and their families involved in the different ways they can read, explore and make their way through the summer. Youth from birth to 12th grade can participate in the annual free Summer of Adventure program from May 25 - August 21. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Participants can register at any Denver Public Library location or at </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://denverlibraryadventures.org/"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>denverlibraryadventures.org</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>. Summer of Adventure brochures and activity guides are available at all library locations and available for download </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://denverlibraryadventures.org/download-an-adventure-guide"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>online</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>. Youth will have the challenge of completing 15 activities around reading, making and exploring. Upon completion of the program, participants will be given a prize, while supplies last. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Important Dates</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span><span><span><span>May 25: First day to register</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span>June 25: First day to pick up Completion Prize</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span>August 13: Last day to register</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span>August 20: Last day for the Maker Challenge</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span>August 21: Last day for prizes</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul><p><em><span><span><span><span><span><span>Note: Elements of the program and pick up dates are subject to change</span></span></span></span></span></span></em></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>For more info and to register, visit: </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://denverlibraryadventures.org/journey"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>denverlibraryadventures.org/journey</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a></p> <p> </p></div> <div class="field field--inline field--name-blog-categories field--type-entity-reference field__items"> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/library-events" hreflang="en">Library Events</a></span> </div> <div class="field field--name-free-tagging field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/summer-adventure" hreflang="en">Summer of Adventure</a></div> </div> <section> </section> Tue, 08 Jun 2021 16:00:00 +0000 jgosalvez 572401 at https://www.denverlibrary.org Start Your Summer of Adventure with Geocaching! https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/stacey/dpl-geocaching <span>Start Your Summer of Adventure with Geocaching!</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2017/06/Geocaching101.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2017/06/Geocaching101.jpg?itok=MTi9nW9F" width="200" height="133" alt="Geocaching 101" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/users/stacey" lang="" about="/users/stacey" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">stacey</a></span> <span>June 2, 2021</span> <div class="field field--name-field-multiple-images field--type-image field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/06/Well_stocked_geocache.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/06/Well_stocked_geocache.jpg?itok=T--YnGAI" width="200" height="200" alt="Geo swag" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2017/06/geo2.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2017/06/geo2.jpg?itok=sLmR-z0Z" width="200" height="223" alt="DPL Geocoin" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><em>06/02/2021 - Geocaches at Central, Byers, Smiley, and Valdez are being refurbished. Check back for updates! </em></p> <h3>What is Geocaching?</h3> <p>Geocaching is a real-world treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices such as a smart phone. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. See <a href="https://www.geocaching.com/guide/default.aspx">Geocaching 101</a> for all the information you need to get started!</p> <h3>Find all Denver Public Library Geocaches and Win a Geocoin!</h3> <ul> <li>Print the <a href="/sites/dplorg/files/2020/03/dpl_geocache_passport.pdf">Denver Public Library&nbsp;Geocache Passport</a> or pick one up at any Denver Public Library <a href="/locations">location</a>.</li> <li>Register for a free membership at <a href="http://www.geocaching.com/myaccount/register">geocaching.com</a></li> <li>See the complete list of all&nbsp;<a href="http://www.geocaching.com/bookmarks/view.aspx?guid=4efd5f25-29bc-4089-9969-88a378708443">Denver Public Library Series GeoTrail</a>.</li> <li>When you find the Geocache take a trinket as your reward (take something, leave something is good geocache etiquette)</li> <li>Sign the logbook and locate and record the special code on your passport, then return the Geocache to its original location.</li> <li>The first participants to complete the series will get a limited edition Denver Public Library <a href="https://www.geocaching.com/track/geocoin.aspx">Geocoin</a>. (Coins remain as of June 2021.)</li> <li>Coins can be claimed by submitting your completed passport to <a href="mailto:info@denverlibrary.org">info@denverlibrary.org</a>, one coin per family or “geo-nic.”</li> </ul> <p><i>A recent upgrade to Geocache.com requires a premium membership to see the DPL multi-cache series, older versions may still display all caches. The Cachly app is an alternate option. You may also print the cache descriptions in the DPL series and use another mapping app. We are looking into further solutions. </i></p> <h3><a href="https://denverlibraryadventures.org/">Summer of Adventure</a> runs from May 25 - August 21. READ, MAKE, and EXPLORE with all of our activities!</h3> </div> <div class="field field--inline field--name-blog-categories field--type-entity-reference field__items"> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/library-events" hreflang="en">Library Events</a>, </span> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/library-news" hreflang="en">Library News</a>, </span> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/technology" hreflang="en">Technology</a></span> </div> <div class="field field--name-free-tagging field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/geocaching" hreflang="en">geocaching</a></div> </div> Wed, 02 Jun 2021 20:47:33 +0000 stacey 21368 at https://www.denverlibrary.org Summer of Adventure: The Journey https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/library-events/yduarte/summer-adventure-journey <span>Summer of Adventure: The Journey</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/05/SOA21%20the%20journey%20FINAL.png"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/05/SOA21%20the%20journey%20FINAL.png?itok=4lS6UMyb" width="200" height="69" alt="SOA: The Journey" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/users/yduarte" lang="" about="/users/yduarte" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">yduarte</a></span> <span>May 12, 2021</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><span style="font-size:11pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">We know that being in front of the computer screen is tiresome and that the summer time can be fun but long. We’ve curated a list of activities for all ages around movement, outdoors, virtual and home so that you can discover new things to do this spring and summer. Visit <a href="https://denverlibraryadventures.org/journey">denverlibraryadventures.org/journey</a> to find fun activities that you can do or share with others. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="field field--inline field--name-blog-categories field--type-entity-reference field__items"> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/library-events" hreflang="en">Library Events</a></span> </div> <div class="field field--name-free-tagging field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/summer" hreflang="en">summer</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/summer-adventure" hreflang="en">Summer of Adventure</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/summer-reading" hreflang="en">summer reading</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/all-ages" hreflang="en">all ages</a></div> </div> <section> </section> Wed, 12 May 2021 16:20:00 +0000 yduarte 570941 at https://www.denverlibrary.org Maker Challenge For All Ages! https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/library-events/yduarte/maker-challenge-all-ages <span>Maker Challenge For All Ages!</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/05/SOA21%20maker%20challenge%20ENG.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/05/SOA21%20maker%20challenge%20ENG.jpg?itok=hOULhC_5" width="200" height="128" alt="Maker Challenge 2021" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/users/yduarte" lang="" about="/users/yduarte" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">yduarte</a></span> <span>May 12, 2021</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>The Maker Challenge is our annual showcase of the amazing talents people have, where you can upload an image, video, and/or sound recording of something you've made - a painting, something you've cooked, a quilt, a robot, a song - to share it with the rest of Denver <em>and </em>be entered to win prizes.</p> <p>From May 1st&nbsp;through August 20th, upload an entry to the Maker Challenge to share your creation with the rest of Denver and be entered to win a $50 gift card&nbsp;to local businesses! You can get started right now at&nbsp;<a href="https://denverlibraryadventures.org/makerchallenge">https://denverlibraryadventures.org/makerchallenge</a></p> <p>Check out this <a href="https://youtu.be/TA-kylznpvg">video</a> that shows you how to upload your&nbsp;project.</p> <p>Not sure what to make or where to get started? We've collected some suggestions of places to get inspiration:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://artfulparent.com/">Artful Parent</a>: process art activities for kids, great for Pre-K through elementary.</li> <li><a href="https://tinkerlab.com/">Tinkerlab</a>: art, science, and tinkering activities for babies through elementary school.</li> <li><a href="https://preschoolsteam.com/science-activities-preschoolers/">Preschool STEAM</a>: an introduction to how to create science, technology-, engineering-, art-, and math-focused activities for preschoolers, with lots of examples.</li> <li><a href="https://www.artbarblog.com/">Art Bar Blog</a>: ideas for recycled art, project art, and more for toddlers through elementary.</li> <li><a href="https://www.americastestkitchen.com/kids/home">America's Test Kitchen Kids</a>: kid-friend recipes and activities. Geared for elementary aged youth.</li> <li><a href="https://craftsmanandapprentice.com/">Craftsman &amp; Apprentice</a>: a great local resource who are offering free, online handcraft classes for K-5 youth.</li> <li><a href="https://www.instructables.com/">Instructables</a> is a huge collection of community-created DIY project instructions, from circuits to stovetop to woodshop. Adults will find tons of inspiration, and their teacher pages offer a huge array of projects for <a href="https://www.instructables.com/teachers/projects/?groups=k-2,3-5">elementary age</a> youth and <a href="https://www.instructables.com/teachers/projects/?groups=6-8,9-12">middle and high school</a> as well.</li> <li>The MAKE Magazine <a href="https://makercamp.com/project-library/">MakerCamp Project Library</a> is full of a wide variety of projects, most suitable for families working together or 6th grade and up.</li> <li>The <a href="https://www.exploratorium.edu/learn">Exploratorium</a> has created activities that let kids (and their adults) learn about viruses through hands-on making.</li> <li>PBS' <a href="https://pbskids.org/designsquad">Design Squad</a> has design and engineering challenges and projects aimed at the 6-12 age group and their families.</li> </ul> <p>We can't wait to see what you make! Share it with all of Denver at&nbsp;<a href="https://denverlibraryadventures.org/makerchallenge">https://denverlibraryadventures.org/makerchallenge</a></p> </div> <div class="field field--inline field--name-blog-categories field--type-entity-reference field__items"> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/library-events" hreflang="en">Library Events</a></span> </div> <div class="field field--name-free-tagging field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/summer" hreflang="en">summer</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/summer-adventure" hreflang="en">Summer of Adventure</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/makers" hreflang="en">Makers</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/idealab" hreflang="en">idealab</a></div> </div> <section> </section> Wed, 12 May 2021 12:00:00 +0000 yduarte 570928 at https://www.denverlibrary.org Make the World a Better Place With Kindness Kits https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/library-events/amy/make-world-better-place-kindness-kits <span>Make the World a Better Place With Kindness Kits</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/05/Kindness%20Kits.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/05/Kindness%20Kits.jpg?itok=6fqEUNFh" width="200" height="150" alt="Photo of kindness kit" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/users/amy" lang="" about="/users/amy" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Amy</a></span> <span>May 1, 2021</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><span style="font-size:12pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Verdana"><span style="color:#222222"><span style="background-color:#ffffff"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Who couldn't use more kindness in their life? The Denver Public Library has developed Kindness Kits for adults aged 50+ to promote connection, expression, justice and joy.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Verdana"><span style="color:#222222"><span style="background-color:#ffffff"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">The summer kit focuses on REFLECTION with the natural world as a guide. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span><span style="font-size:12pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Verdana"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Inside this kit, you will find materials for simple projects like feeding wild birds, starting a vegetable garden, and planting wildflowers. We hope these seeds will help participants grow. </span></span></span></span></span></span><span style="font-size:12pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Verdana"><span style="color:#222222"><span style="background-color:#ffffff"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Let’s make 2021 a year of kindness!&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Verdana"><span style="color:#222222"><span style="background-color:#ffffff"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">The summer kit will be available on Tuesday, June 29th, at the following locations while supplies last: </span></span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/content/bear-valley-branch-library" style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:12pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Verdana"><span style="color:#1155cc"><span style="background-color:#ffffff"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:underline"><span style="-webkit-text-decoration-skip:none"><span style="text-decoration-skip-ink:none">Bear Valley Branch Library</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span style="font-size:12pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Verdana"><span style="color:#222222"><span style="background-color:#ffffff"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">, </span></span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/content/park-hill-branch-library" style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:12pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Verdana"><span style="color:#1155cc"><span style="background-color:#ffffff"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:underline"><span style="-webkit-text-decoration-skip:none"><span style="text-decoration-skip-ink:none">Park Hill Branch Library</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span style="font-size:12pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Verdana"><span style="color:#222222"><span style="background-color:#ffffff"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">, </span></span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sam-gary-branch-library" style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:12pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Verdana"><span style="color:#1155cc"><span style="background-color:#ffffff"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:underline"><span style="-webkit-text-decoration-skip:none"><span style="text-decoration-skip-ink:none">Sam Gary Branch Library</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span style="font-size:12pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Verdana"><span style="color:#222222"><span style="background-color:#ffffff"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">, </span></span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/content/schlessman-family-branch-library" style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:12pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Verdana"><span style="color:#1155cc"><span style="background-color:#ffffff"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:underline"><span style="-webkit-text-decoration-skip:none"><span style="text-decoration-skip-ink:none">Schlessman Branch Library</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span style="font-size:12pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Verdana"><span style="color:#222222"><span style="background-color:#ffffff"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">, </span></span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/content/ross-university-hills-branch-library" style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:12pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Verdana"><span style="color:#1155cc"><span style="background-color:#ffffff"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:underline"><span style="-webkit-text-decoration-skip:none"><span style="text-decoration-skip-ink:none">University Hills Branch Library</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span style="font-size:12pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Verdana"><span style="color:#222222"><span style="background-color:#ffffff"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"> and </span></span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/content/woodbury-branch-library" style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:12pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Verdana"><span style="color:#1155cc"><span style="background-color:#ffffff"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:underline"><span style="-webkit-text-decoration-skip:none"><span style="text-decoration-skip-ink:none">Woodbury Branch Library</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span style="font-size:12pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Verdana"><span style="color:#222222"><span style="background-color:#ffffff"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">. Please call the branches for availability. If you are told one is available, then ask the branch to set is aside for you. Kits are first come, first served.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Verdana"><span style="color:#222222"><span style="background-color:#ffffff"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Didn’t get a kit this time? Check out the instructions (</span></span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SO_WCEUSzypgKhAKttfiLpkHJ0S5RT3T/view?usp=sharing" style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:12pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Verdana"><span style="color:#1155cc"><span style="background-color:#ffffff"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:underline"><span style="-webkit-text-decoration-skip:none"><span style="text-decoration-skip-ink:none">bird seed instructions</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span style="font-size:12pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Verdana"><span style="color:#222222"><span style="background-color:#ffffff"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">, </span></span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/17KiyXD9_FL2tqBbBCcSSFhF_XYITS_kr/view?usp=sharing" style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:12pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Verdana"><span style="color:#1155cc"><span style="background-color:#ffffff"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:underline"><span style="-webkit-text-decoration-skip:none"><span style="text-decoration-skip-ink:none">wildflower instructions</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span style="font-size:12pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Verdana"><span style="color:#222222"><span style="background-color:#ffffff"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">) to recreate this project on your own or check out the </span></span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/category/free-tagging/growwithdpl" style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:12pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Verdana"><span style="color:#1155cc"><span style="background-color:#ffffff"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:underline"><span style="-webkit-text-decoration-skip:none"><span style="text-decoration-skip-ink:none">Grow with DPL</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span style="font-size:12pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Verdana"><span style="color:#222222"><span style="background-color:#ffffff"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"> blogs to learn more about vegetable gardening.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Verdana"><span style="color:#222222"><span style="background-color:#ffffff"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">If you missed our spring kit, you can still do the activities. That one focused on EXPRESSION. Here are the instructions for a </span></span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FGqqgudqnqn9goFHbS0KezhSZ_rzHgFs/view?usp=sharing" style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:12pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Verdana"><span style="color:#1155cc"><span style="background-color:#ffffff"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:underline"><span style="-webkit-text-decoration-skip:none"><span style="text-decoration-skip-ink:none">Painted Kindness Rock and Penpal Postcard Activities</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span style="font-size:12pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Verdana"><span style="color:#222222"><span style="background-color:#ffffff"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Verdana"><span style="color:#222222"><span style="background-color:#ffffff"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Looking for other ways to feel connected? Embark on a kindness adventure with </span></span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/events/upcoming?keywords=kindness%20club&amp;branches%5B7902%5D=7902&amp;branches%5B7276%5D=7276" style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:12pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Verdana"><span style="color:#1155cc"><span style="background-color:#ffffff"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:underline"><span style="-webkit-text-decoration-skip:none"><span style="text-decoration-skip-ink:none">Kindness Club</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span style="font-size:12pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Verdana"><span style="color:#222222"><span style="background-color:#ffffff"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">, a quarterly program promoting kindness through simple acts.&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Verdana"><span style="color:#222222"><span style="background-color:#ffffff"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">If you have any questions please feel free to email Lily at </span></span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="mailto:lkosmicki@denverlibrary.org" style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:12pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Verdana"><span style="color:#1155cc"><span style="background-color:#ffffff"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:underline"><span style="-webkit-text-decoration-skip:none"><span style="text-decoration-skip-ink:none">lkosmicki@denverlibrary.org</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span style="font-size:12pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Verdana"><span style="color:#222222"><span style="background-color:#ffffff"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Verdana"><span style="color:#222222"><span style="background-color:#ffffff"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Kindness Kits are generously funded by the Next50 Initiative</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> <div class="field field--inline field--name-blog-categories field--type-entity-reference field__items"> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/library-events" hreflang="en">Library Events</a></span> </div> <div class="field field--name-free-tagging field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/older-adults" hreflang="en">Older Adults</a></div> </div> <section> </section> Sat, 01 May 2021 23:59:40 +0000 Amy 571471 at https://www.denverlibrary.org Plaza Voices: Celebrating Our Inner Child https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/cultural-inclusivity-library-events/plaza-voices/plaza-voices-celebrating-our-inner-child <span>Plaza Voices: Celebrating Our Inner Child</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/04/Milo%20Imagines%20the%20World.jpeg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/04/Milo%20Imagines%20the%20World.jpeg?itok=9SMfaw7G" width="200" height="153" alt="Cover of the book &quot;Milo Imagines the World,&quot; available from DPL" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/users/plaza-voices" lang="" about="/users/plaza-voices" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Plaza Voices</a></span> <span>April 30, 2021</span> <div class="field field--name-field-multiple-images field--type-image field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/04/Where%20are%20you%20from.jpeg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/04/Where%20are%20you%20from.jpeg?itok=LOMJcbXg" width="200" height="171" alt="Cover of the book &quot;Where Are You From,&quot; available from DPL." typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/04/My%20Colors%2C%20my%20world.jpeg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/04/My%20Colors%2C%20my%20world.jpeg?itok=7VPGrVZ-" width="200" height="229" alt="Cover of the book, &quot;My Colors, My World,&quot; available from DPL." typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><strong>By Naghem S.</strong></p> <p>¡Feliz Día del Niño! &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Happy Día del Niño!&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/cultural-inclusivity/naghem-swade/plaza-voices-el-dia-del-nino-or-day-child">Today is Día del Niño (Day of the Child)</a>. Día del Niño is a national holiday in Mexico celebrated every year on April 30th. It is a day where families and communities celebrate their children. Children are an important part of our society and we should focus on their well being. This day is about accepting and appreciating children and celebrating their childhood.&nbsp;</p> <p>Every living adult was once a child with stories to tell. With time, it seems like we forget we were ever children. Sometimes, if I listen really really hard, I can hear my inner child talk to me. She likes to tell stories about growing up and she misses her childhood home, even though it wasn’t always a happy one. My inner child doesn’t come out much but when she does, she is a joy to witness.&nbsp;</p> <p>I asked my colleagues to share some of their childhood stories in honor of Día del Niño. Here are some of what was shared.</p> <p>What did you love about your childhood?</p> <p>“When I was a kid, I knew the world was big and I was a small part of it and I couldn't wait to explore.”</p> <p>“My family and my imagination”&nbsp;</p> <p>“I was brave, oh so brave to try new things. I usually ended up getting in trouble because sometimes being brave meant doing something I wasn’t supposed to do. I still get in trouble for doing things I’m not “supposed” to do.”&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;“Growing up in Ethiopia, one of my favorite memories revolves around listening to my all-time favorite storyteller, Tesfaye Sahlu, also known as Ababa Tesfaye! Aired on the state ran TV station, Ethiopian TV, Ababa Tesfaye's show was dedicated to children's stories (preschool to primary). What made this program even more compelling, at least for me, was the inclusion of imagery that was drawn for each story being shared. Ababa Tesfaye's signature catchphrase "Lijoch Yezare Abebawoch Yenege Freywoch" (roughly translated as "Children! Today's flowers, tomorrow's fruit!") were always the words that brought happiness to me and a countless number of children! Sadly, Ababa Tesfaye passed away on July 31, 2017, at the age of 94. A national icon, Ababa Tesfaye's name brings rich memories, a smile, and laughter to Ethiopians!”</p> <p>What childhood story would you like to share?</p> <p>“When I was five years old, my mother was drafted by the United States Naval Reserve to the frontlines of Operation Desert Storm in Bahrain. While some children grow up playing with dolls and action figures, I remember pretending to be a spy with my backyard neighbor &amp; best friend, out on a mission to “go rescue mom from Saddam Hussein.” Meanwhile, I’ve been thinking about collective trauma (racism, sexism, poverty, historical inequities, pandemics, wars) and how it ripples into every corner of our identity. In these times, how can one not? Do children these days pretend to be little epidemiologists, searching for ways to rescue their adults from COVID-19?”</p> <p>““I haven’t figured a whole lot out, though of the things that I have...it’s all about love.” This is something Dad told me the last time I saw him in person, and I have to believe it. These memories, now all I have left of him, are proof. I think about how they’ve made me the person I am today, and I can’t help wondering how such large, tragic forces as the ones we witness daily will affect who today’s children grow up to be. I have to keep believing that while there will always be inner and outer struggles we can't quite understand, there will also always always be love somewhere, and that it is worth holding tightly onto.”</p> <p>“When I was four or five my grandfather gave me a chicken to raise. Every morning, I would wake up early to collect the eggs from my chicken. One morning, I couldn’t find any eggs and I got so scared because I thought my chicken was sick. Turns out my aunt, who had just given birth to my cousin, had collected that day’s eggs and made herself some breakfast. I never forgave her for that.”&nbsp;</p> <p>To my fellow adults, I encourage you to take a minute and listen to what your inner child is telling you. Let them out, if only for a few minutes, and learn from them. Remember to celebrate and protect the children in your life. Offer words of encouragement, praise often, and if you notice something is wrong, ask them about it.&nbsp;</p> <p>I can’t end this blog without encouraging everyone to learn more about the Southern US Border Humanitarian Crisis. More than 23,000 migrant children are in US government custody. Many activists report that these children are kept in unsafe living conditions. There are problems with overcrowding, lack of hygiene facilities and health care access, as well as food shortages. Many of these children have been separated from family members.&nbsp;</p> <p>Día del Niño is a day to celebrate all children, including the ones at the border.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="field field--inline field--name-blog-categories field--type-entity-reference field__items"> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/cultural-inclusivity" hreflang="en">Cultural Inclusivity</a>, </span> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/library-events" hreflang="en">Library Events</a></span> </div> <div class="field field--name-free-tagging field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/dia-del-nino" hreflang="en">Día del Niño</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/plaza" hreflang="en">Plaza</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/plaza-voices" hreflang="en">Plaza Voices</a></div> </div> <section> </section> Fri, 30 Apr 2021 15:33:43 +0000 Plaza Voices 570242 at https://www.denverlibrary.org Celebrate National Poetry Month with Colorado Poets - Live! https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/books-cultural-inclusivity-library-events/dodie/celebrate-national-poetry-month-colorado-poets <span>Celebrate National Poetry Month with Colorado Poets - Live!</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/04/poetry%20month%20authors%20800x500%20facebook.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/04/poetry%20month%20authors%20800x500%20facebook.jpg?itok=QQ8dVlCx" width="200" height="125" alt="national poetry month event" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/users/dodie" lang="" about="/users/dodie" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Dodie</a></span> <span>April 14, 2021</span> <div class="field field--name-field-multiple-images field--type-image field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/04/national%20poetry%20month.JPG"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/04/national%20poetry%20month.JPG?itok=EaFYvKFL" width="200" height="60" alt="logo: national poetry month" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/04/sheree%20brown.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/04/sheree%20brown.jpg?itok=Z6Cs53S3" width="174" height="175" alt="photo: sheree brown" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/04/franklin%20cruz.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/04/franklin%20cruz.jpg?itok=iETvGpS_" width="128" height="175" alt="photo: franklin cruz" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/04/sueyeun%20juliette%20lee.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/04/sueyeun%20juliette%20lee.jpg?itok=8yq7485L" width="175" height="175" alt="photo: sueyeun juliette lee" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/04/suzi%20q%20smith.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/04/suzi%20q%20smith.jpg?itok=Mk2JfdHt" width="171" height="175" alt="photo: suzi q smith" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/04/thirteen%20moons.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/04/thirteen%20moons.jpg?itok=JMSCsMeJ" width="153" height="200" alt="cover: thirteen moons" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2021/04/the%20kindergarten%20teacher.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2021/04/the%20kindergarten%20teacher.jpg?itok=BB2RI5y0" width="200" height="113" alt="image: the kindergarten teacher" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Join the Denver Public Library community and illustrious Colorado poets on April 22, 6:00 PM, for a <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/event/national-poetry-month-suzi-q-smith-sheree-brown-franklin-cruz-and-sueyeun-juliette">celebration</a> of National Poetry Month!</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Launched by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996, </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://poets.org/national-poetry-month"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>National Poetry Month</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> reminds the public that poets have an integral role to play in our culture and that poetry matters. 2021 is the 25th anniversary of the launch, and Denver Public Library is delighted to bring our community a diverse and lively panel of poets - <a href="https://www.lighthousewriters.org/users/sheree-brown">Sheree Brown</a>, <a href="https://www.lighthousewriters.org/users/franklin-cruz">Franklin Cruz</a>, <a href="https://www.lighthousewriters.org/users/sueyeun-juliette-lee">Sueyeun Juliette Lee</a>, and <a href="https://www.lighthousewriters.org/users/suzi-q-smith-0">Suzi Q. Smith</a> - who will share their art and process, and read from their writings. In recognition of </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-2021/"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Earth Day</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>, the poets will also feature work which honors the Earth and our connection to the places that shape us.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>For more information, and to register for this free event, click </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/event/national-poetry-month-suzi-q-smith-sheree-brown-franklin-cruz-and-sueyeun-juliette"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>here</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>! Spanish interpretation will be available live at this virtual event. You’ll receive the Zoom link to the program on April 21, the day before the program.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Love poetry all year round? We do too! The </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;type=Boolean&amp;term=brs=249778&amp;by=KW&amp;sort=RELEVANCE&amp;limit=&amp;query=&amp;page=0&amp;searchid=2"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>United States Poetry Core Collection</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> is always available for your perusal, and includes print and ebook formats. Check out </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://denver.overdrive.com/search?query=poetry&amp;subject=66&amp;sortBy=relevance"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Overdrive</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> for more ebook poetry titles. We even have </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://kids.denverlibrary.org/booklist/k-3/must-read-childrens-poetry-books"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>a list</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> for children, so everyone can have access to and appreciate poetry. </span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Want to go deeper? The </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://go.gale.com.ezproxy.denverlibrary.org/ps/start.do?p=LitRC&amp;u=denver"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Gale Literature Resource Center</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> is full of fascinating and fact-checked information on types of poetry, poets, and critical essays, and the Kanopy film streaming service has a slew of poetry discussions, slams, and features such as </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;pos=3&amp;cn=2084653"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Fatima</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> and </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;pos=2&amp;cn=2084656"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>The Kindergarten Teacher</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> (DPL library card w/Denver residency required). </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>By now you probably want a big bag of poetry, and we’re happy to assist with our curbside bundle service - just fill out <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/curbside-bundle">this form</a>, and you’ll soon be immersing yourself. But don’t get carried away and forget </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/event/national-poetry-month-suzi-q-smith-sheree-brown-franklin-cruz-and-sueyeun-juliette"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>to register</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> for the National Poetry Month celebration on April 22!</span></span></span></span></span></span></p></div> <div class="field field--inline field--name-blog-categories field--type-entity-reference field__items"> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/books" hreflang="en">Books</a>, </span> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/cultural-inclusivity" hreflang="en">Cultural Inclusivity</a>, </span> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/library-events" hreflang="en">Library Events</a></span> </div> <div class="field field--name-free-tagging field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/national-poetry-month" hreflang="en">national poetry month</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/suzi-q-smith" hreflang="en">Suzi Q Smith</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/franklin-cruz" hreflang="en">franklin cruz</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/sheree-brown" hreflang="en">sheree brown</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/sueyeun-juliette-lee" hreflang="en">Sueyeun juliette lee</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/american-academy-poets" hreflang="en">american academy of poets</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/lighthouse-writers-workshop" hreflang="en">Lighthouse Writers Workshop</a></div> </div> <section> <h2>Leave a comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=569279&amp;2=comment_no_subject&amp;3=comment" token="QIQSaDMrDghC7zi7_BWGFJtdlS37I_r_gQ443tfIi7c"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Thu, 15 Apr 2021 02:34:03 +0000 Dodie 569279 at https://www.denverlibrary.org