Current Issues

National History Day

Get started on your National History Day project here. These research guides, created by DPL librarians, show you how to find books, articles and primary sources on your NHD topic.

Hispanic Heritage Month

The Denver Public Library will be hosting some memorable programs and events that highlight the histories, cultures, and contributions of Hispanic communities in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Back to School

August is Back to School Month! Join us in celebrating a new school year with students and educators of all ages!

Disability Pride Month

July is Disability Pride month! Join us in celebrating and honoring every individual’s uniqueness and giving visibility to a natural element of human diversity. 

Pride at DPL

Although June commemorates the Stonewall Riots and celebrates the contributions of LGBTQ+ folks throughout history and today, we embrace LGBTQ+ voices year round with programs, book lists, and more.

This is your one-stop-shop for all things Pride at Denver Public Library! See what we’ve got for you this June and beyond.

Celebrating Black Lives

We have put together some booklists, events, and racial healing resources to honor the lives, experiences, and talents of Black people.

College admission essay: Make them fall in love with you

It's college admissions season. High school seniors around the country are getting ready to submit school transcripts and standardized test scores to their schools of choice and ask for letters of recommendation from trusted adults. They are summing up their extracurricular activities in resumes, and perhaps making a last push to improve their class rank. There is still one important, and sometimes intimidating, piece to the admissions puzzle: the college admissions essay.

Mental Health Resources for Going Back to School

School is starting back up soon and it's normal to be dealing with stress and anxiety around it. Will you like your teachers and classes? How will being apart over the summer change relationships? Will being back in-person be scary? We have resources to help.