You're Welcome Here https://www.denverlibrary.org/ en Alternatives to Calling the Police https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/library-pro-tips-library-events-youre-welcome-here/jennifer-d/alternatives-calling-police <span>Alternatives to Calling the Police</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/2020/11/ev-70EJQdpTry4-unsplash.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2020/11/ev-70EJQdpTry4-unsplash.jpg?itok=wldh3yos" width="200" height="134" alt="Photo by ev on Unsplash, black and white photo of police officers in riot gear" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/users/jennifer-d" lang="" about="/users/jennifer-d" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Jennifer D</a></span> <span>November 20, 2020</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Written by Amelia Eckles</p> <p>(Content warning: mention of death, police violence.)</p> <p>Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old massage therapist, died after an encounter with Aurora Police in August 2019. McClain was anemic - and wearing a ski mask, something he did even in the summertime because he was often cold. A 911 caller reported this as suspicious behavior, and less than a minute after making contact, police officers put Elijah in a chokehold that restricted blood flow to his brain and rendered him unconscious. He died in the hospital a week later.</p> <p>It may be tempting to call this encounter and the killing of Elijah a tragedy, but it’s important to remember that this is the same police department that brought James Holmes, Century 16 Movie Theater mass murderer, into custody alive. Why would a young man walking home be considered more of a threat than a mass murderer who killed 12 people and injured 70 others?</p> <p>When these instances are taken into consideration with national trends, the data becomes all the more revealing. Police spend, on a national average, about 4% of their time <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/19/upshot/unrest-police-time-violent-crime.html">addressing violent crime</a>; that means the other 96% of the time, they are responding to concerns they are not best suited to address. Furthermore, The American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that <a href="https://www.ajpmonline.org/article/S0749-3797(16)30384-1/fulltext">20% of deaths</a> due to lethal force by law enforcement involved someone with a mental health condition, and Black people were 2.8 times more likely to be killed by law enforcement than white people, despite being the racial demographic least likely to be armed.</p> <p>Given these realities and the potential for an altercation with the police to escalate, what are you supposed to do? Say you see something that seems suspicious or makes you uncomfortable, but doesn’t pose an immediate threat of violence, what options do you have?</p> <p>Denver Public Library held two virtual panels to answer those questions, and more, earlier this fall. Moderated by the Conflict Center and paneled by representatives from DASHR and The Kaleidoscope Project, as well as a community organizer and an education professional, what follows is compiled from both conversations, to bring awareness to existing resources that serve to build safety for our communities.</p> <p><strong>Support Team Assistance Response: 720-913-STAR (7827)</strong><br /> Earlier this year, a pilot program was launched to handle 911 calls concerning homelessness, mental health, and addiction with the expertise of both a Denver Health paramedic and a Mental Health Center of Denver social worker, rather than police officers. STAR has since answered over 500 calls and has not once needed police back up - in fact, it’s actually <a href="https://www.lx.com/community/a-denver-program-is-trading-police-for-social-workers-on-some-911-calls/21331/">the other way around</a>, where police are requesting help from STAR. The pilot is modeled after a program that’s been in existence for over 30 years in Eugene, Oregon called CAHOOTS (Crisis Assistance Helping Out On the Streets). STAR is currently limited to the downtown area of Denver from 10am-6pm Monday through Friday.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><a href="http://dashrco.org/">Denver Alliance for Street Health Response</a>: 720-432-4086</strong><br /> DASHR is a coalition committed to transforming public safety that helped to get the STAR program off the ground this summer. They provide community tools to navigate crises such as “street medic trainings, overdose response trainings, and restorative practices.”</p> <p><strong><a href="https://coloradocrisisservices.org/">Colorado Crisis Services</a>: 1-844-493-8255&nbsp;</strong><br /> (or text “TALK” to 38255)<br /> Not only does CCS offer a free, 24/7 helpline, they also have multiple walk-in crisis centers throughout the city to provide community members with substance use and mental health services.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://harmreductionactioncenter.org/">Harm Reduction Action Center</a>: 303-572-7800</strong><br /> The HRAC is a resource for working humanely with intravenous substance users. They offer syringe access from 9am-12pm Monday through Friday.</p> <p><a href="https://conflictcenter.org/"><strong>Conflict Center</strong></a><br /> The Conflict Center approaches conflict as an opportunity for learning and connection, rather than something to be avoided. They provide specific classes for adults, youth, parents, and organizations.</p> <p>These programs exist to help us navigate being in a society together--but we all carry a responsibility to make sure we’re taking care of one another. Here’s how you can help:</p> <ul> <li>Save the numbers listed here in your cell phone.</li> <li>Donate to the STAR Program <a href="https://mhcd.org/donate-star-9news/">here</a>.</li> <li>Volunteer with DASHR every Sunday from 8am - 11am. Meet at 20th and Lincoln to provide food and water to folks experiencing homelessness, and talk to business owners about alternatives to the police.</li> <li>Take a class with the Conflict Center to better address conflict in your day-to-day life.</li> <li>Encourage <a href="https://www.denvergov.org/maps/map/councildistricts">local elected officials</a> to spend taxpayer money in an effective, dignifying way.</li> </ul> <p>If you find yourself in a situation where your first instinct is to call 911, pause, try to reflect to understand your discomfort and determine whether a call is necessary - or if another service might be more appropriate.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Additional Resources:</p> <p><a href="https://www.211colorado.org/">211 Colorado</a></strong><br /> Calling 211 will confidentially connect you with services across the state including food pantries, overnight shelters, and more.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/denver-311-help-center.html">311 Help Center</a><br /> (if you’re calling outside Denver: 720-913-1311)</strong><br /> Calling 311 will help you navigate city services such as ballot drop off locations, up to date information about COVID-19, online vehicle registration, and more.</p> <p><a href="https://www.nlgcolorado.org/"><strong>National Lawyers Guild: Colorado Chapter</strong></a><br /> The NLG offers legal support when observing police violence.</p> <p><a href="https://dontcallthepolice.com/denver/"><strong>Don’t Call the Police: Denver</strong></a><br /> This website breaks down community-based alternatives to the police by city and by category (ex: LGBTQ, housing, mental health, etc).</p> <p><a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Gm6KRoe1PGJLYGt1fidlyARBF7b23y1G/view"><strong>Steps to Ask Yourself Before Calling the Police Flowchart</strong></a><br /> SURJ Denver provides a list of questions to use to assess situations where you might think to call the police. It includes local resources.</p> <p><a href="https://www.afsc.org/video/webinar-bystander-intervention-and-de-escalation-training"><strong>Bystander Intervention and De-escalation Training: Webinar</strong></a><br /> Provided by the American Friends Service Committee, this training helps attendees to prepare for instances of violence and take action to counter it.</p> <p><strong><em>Beyond Survival: Strategies and Stories from the Transformative Justice Movement</em></strong><br /> Afraid to call 911, but not sure what to do instead? Here are strategies for accountability beyond the criminal justice system.&nbsp;This anthology is <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;pos=2&amp;cn=2122748">available for checkout</a>&nbsp;from Denver Public Library.</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-pro-tips" hreflang="en">Library Pro Tips</a>, </span> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/library-events" hreflang="en">Library Events</a>, </span> <span class="field__item"><a href="/youre-welcome-here/youre-welcome-here" hreflang="en">You&#039;re Welcome Here</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/police" hreflang="en">police</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/programs" hreflang="en">programs</a></div> </div> <section> </section> Fri, 20 Nov 2020 15:45:50 +0000 Jennifer D 485181 at https://www.denverlibrary.org Denver Public Library Announces Recipients of 2020 Latino Community Service Awards https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/cultural-inclusivity-library-news-youre-welcome-here/ogallegos/denver-public-library-announces <span>Denver Public Library Announces Recipients of 2020 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/2020/09/Latino%20awards%202020.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2020/09/Latino%20awards%202020.jpg?itok=rj7LBqDE" width="200" height="144" alt="Latino awards 2020 purple graphic" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/users/ogallegos" lang="" about="/users/ogallegos" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ogallegos</a></span> <span>September 22, 2020</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">The Denver Public Library has announced the recipients of its annual Latino Community Service Awards. The awards honor individuals who have made a deep and lasting impact on our city and state. Each year, the library honors Latino leaders with three awards. Winners are selected by a committee of library commissioners, community members and library staff.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <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">No public event was held this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Winners will be acknowledged through a social media campaign throughout Hispanic Heritage Month.&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <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:700"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:underline"><span style="-webkit-text-decoration-skip:none"><span style="text-decoration-skip-ink:none">The Lena L. Archuleta Community Service Award: Angela Cobián</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="line-height:1.2"><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:italic"><span style="text-decoration:none">The recipient will be a person of Latino descent who has made a positive impact in the Denver community, beyond paid employment, in the field of education, youth development, early childhood programming or education policy.&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <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">Angela Cobián is a first-generation Mexican-American and a first generation college graduate. Ms. Cobián graduated from Colorado College in 2011. During this time she earned the Fred Sonderman Award in Political Science and membership in the Pi Gamma Mu Honors Society.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <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">Following college, Ms. Cobián returned to Denver to teach Literacy for English Language Acquisition-Spanish students in the second and third grade, she also earned a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Colorado-Denver. In 2013, she was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to consult with Ensena por Mexico on program development for student-led social change initiatives and to teach English at the National Pedagogical University in Mexico City.&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <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">Upon her return from Mexico, Cobián was a Bilingual Community Organizer with Together Colorado, an affiliate of the PICO National Network. She co-led school and congregation-based organizations alongside parents and parishioners addressing immigration and education issues. She continues her work in collective action today as the Director of National Organizing and Development with Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE). The Denver Foundation awarded her the Swanee Hunt Emerging Leader Award in 2017 in recognition of her community work.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <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">Ms. Cobián currently represents District 2 on the Denver Public Schools (DPS) Board of Education. She also serves as Treasurer and Chairperson of the Finance and Audit Committee, and co-led the 2020-21 budget process and COVID-19 response with the DPS Chief Financial Officer.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <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">Ms. Cobián is not only a voice for her constituents, she has used her organizing skills to activate her constituents to be involved in education and elevated their voices in the Denver Public Schools decision-making process.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <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:700"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:underline"><span style="-webkit-text-decoration-skip:none"><span style="text-decoration-skip-ink:none">Eric J. Duran Community Service Award: Jesse Ogas</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="line-height:1.2"><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:italic"><span style="text-decoration:none">The recipient will be a person of Latino descent who has made a positive impact in the Denver community, beyond paid employment, to advance community development and/or cultural life through their involvement with the Denver Public Library or another civic institution.&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <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">Jesse Ogas was born and raised in Santa Clara, New Mexico. Mr. Ogas has championed the struggles for children who have experienced sexual and mental abuse. He tells of his own story with sexual abuse and how he was able to heal and become a productive citizen and family man. He spoke to the legislature about his personal and painful experience during a session regarding Sexual Assault on Children. He has also taken on a quest to reach those on the autism spectrum to attain their full potential.&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <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">As the director of Firefly Autism, he goes beyond the expectation of the Board to reach out to monolingual Spanish speaking children and their families. This population has been sorely underrepresented in therapeutic care. In his volunteer endeavors with Clinica Tepeyac and the President's Community Cabinet at Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU), he purposely ties in the resources of these organizations to the needs of children on the spectrum, creating a wider sphere of care. For example, he is working with MSU faculty to create a program for MSU students who wish to major in the behavioral sciences specifically for children with autism.&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <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">Jesse has embraced diversity and equity in his work, volunteer and personal life. As a member of Su Teatro, Jesse has a platform to tell our story, our traditions. He is very intentional in representing himself as a gay Latino with pride and conviction. In addition to his role at Firefly Autism, Jesse also currently serves as a board member of NewEd, Clinica Tepeyac, Escuela Tlatelolco, and the Mental Health Center of Denver.&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <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:700"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:underline"><span style="-webkit-text-decoration-skip:none"><span style="text-decoration-skip-ink:none">The César Chávez Latino Leadership Hall of Fame Award: Emanuel Martinez &amp; Guadalupe “Lupe” Briseño</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <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:italic"><span style="text-decoration:none">The award, presented annually, will celebrate the induction of one individual into the César Chávez Leadership Hall of Fame. The recipient will be a Coloradan of Latino descent who is committed to social justice and has made a significant positive impact in their community through community organizing, direct service and/or advocacy and public policy.&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <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:700"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:underline"><span style="-webkit-text-decoration-skip:none"><span style="text-decoration-skip-ink:none">Emanuel Martinez</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="line-height:1.2"><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">Emanuel Martinez was born in Denver, Colorado in 1947. Mr. Martinez began his career as an artist at the age of 13, when he painted his first mural. He was just 16 when he became an activist by joining Los Voluntarios, a political organization headed by Rudolfo "Corky” Gonzales.&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <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">In 1966, Martinez was one of the incorporators of the Crusade for Justice Civil Rights organization and met César Chávez&nbsp; at the union hall in Denver. At this event Emanuel had his first art exhibit and presented Chávez&nbsp; with a painting. Chávez&nbsp; invited him to go to Delano, CA to work as an artist for the United Farmworkers Organization. Emanuel was paid five dollars a week. At the age of 20, he created the "Farmworkers Altar" in Los Angeles for the 1968 event where Chávez&nbsp; broke his 25 day fast. This altar and another one of Martinez’s pieces are now in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C. That same year, Emanuel volunteered his time to the Poor People's Campaign in Washington D.C. as a staff member for the Southern Christian Leadership conference (SCLC), and art director at the Crusade For Justice cultural center.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <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">Since 1965, Emanuel has been committed to the Chicano/Latino struggle for justice in the United States. He has donated his time and his artwork to numerous Latino organizations for decades. At 72, he continues to work with incarcerated youth through the Emanuel Project, a non profit organization started in 2011, where his achievements include 50 murals in facilities in 14 different states.&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <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">As a muralist, painter and sculptor, Martinez occupies an outstanding status among nationally known artists. Since establishing a studio in 1968, Martinez has received international acclaim and prestigious awards for his design capabilities and high standards of workmanship.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <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">Some of his awards include the 1985 Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts, 1995 Mayor's Award for Excellence in the Arts, 2001 Civil Rights Award presented by NEWSED, and he was inducted into the Colorado Latino Hall of Fame in 2018. Throughout his lengthy career he has volunteered his service for numerous Chicano organizations, committees and boards.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <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:700"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:underline"><span style="-webkit-text-decoration-skip:none"><span style="text-decoration-skip-ink:none">Guadalupe “Lupe” Briseño</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="line-height:1.2"><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">Guadalupe “Lupe” Briseño was born in Texas and began her working life&nbsp; as a migrant laborer. Mrs. Briseño eventually settled in Colorado. In 1968, she began working at the Kitayama Carnation Farm where she experienced deplorable working conditions. She organized the primarily Latina workforce at the floral farm in Brighton, Colorado to form the National Florist Workers Organization to demand better working conditions, medical coverage and higher wages.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <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">As the organizer of the Kitayama Carnation Strike, Lupe Briseño demonstrated the effectiveness of Latina leadership in Colorado’s Labor Movement and set the stage for the Colorado Chicano Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and 1970s. Her story is an important chapter in the history of Colorado, the evolution of Latina feminist leadership and the struggle for Chicano Civil Rights.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <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">Lupe's work as a labor and union organizer has been recognized by the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame, where she was inducted in 2019. Her role in history has inspired a play by Su Teatro and she is a central figure in the Year of La Chicana exhibit at History Colorado as well as&nbsp; in the history of women in the labor movement at the Byers Evans House. Her role in Latino history in Colorado is also documented in articles by academic researcher Dr. Priscilla Falcón.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <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">Additionally, we would like to recognize and honor the women who supported Lupe’s&nbsp;efforts—Lupe Briseño and the Strong Women of Brighton</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <ul> <li style="list-style-type:disc"><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">Martha del Real</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li style="list-style-type:disc"><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">Mary Padilla</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li style="list-style-type:disc"><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">Mary Sailas</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li style="list-style-type:disc"><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">Rachel Sandoval</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul> <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/cultural-inclusivity" hreflang="en">Cultural Inclusivity</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="/youre-welcome-here/youre-welcome-here" hreflang="en">You&#039;re Welcome Here</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/hispanic-heritage-month" hreflang="en">Hispanic Heritage Month</a></div> </div> <section> </section> Tue, 22 Sep 2020 21:58:24 +0000 ogallegos 430860 at https://www.denverlibrary.org Explore the Wonders of Personalized Service https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/library-news-youre-welcome-youre-welcome-here/sspitsna/explore-wonders-personalized-service <span>Explore the Wonders of Personalized Service</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/2020/08/prl.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2020/08/prl.jpg?itok=s981H9fL" width="200" height="122" alt="Photo of a laptop next to a stack of books" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/users/sherry" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">sspitsna</span></span> <span>September 15, 2020</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/2020/09/logoNOVPLg_0.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2020/09/logoNOVPLg_0.jpg?itok=iqULBcdf" width="184" height="107" alt="NoveList logo" 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>Readers are as unique as the books available to them at the Denver Public Library. But often, selecting books for yourself, or your children, can be daunting, especially now, when you cannot visit and browse for yourself. Whether open or closed, Denver Public Library has developed a team of dedicated staff, called Readers’ Advisors, who expertly pair readers with selections from DPL’s collection to take the stress out of making a perfect pick.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>The process is simple--submit an online personalized reading list request, and advisors use your preferences to produce an age-appropriate list of titles to match your reading or listening needs. But while the process is simple, the magic is in the thought and preparation that goes into each customer’s personalized list.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Readers’ Advisors utilize a toolkit that includes the <a href="http://web.b.ebscohost.com.ezproxy.denverlibrary.org/novp/search/novbasic?vid=2&amp;sid=41f45202-4fe5-4820-8840-83be2e41f5af%40pdc-v-sessmgr03">NoveList Plus database</a> (available to you with a DPL library card), in-house training, professional reviews and bookseller newsletters to make recommendations. But, advisors also employ detailed considerations based on what customers share in their like and dislike categories- things like what kinds of characters or settings interest them, what genres might be complementary to those they already like, and what formats might work best for the customer (eBooks, audiobooks, etc.). The rest, the real art, comes from readers’ advisors’ cumulative experience reading, listening to, watching and absorbing what is happening in the publishing world and being able to translate that into meaningful and thoughtful recommendations.&nbsp;</p> <p>Filling out the <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/reads">PRL form</a>&nbsp;may seem more suited to a machine algorithm than a person, which delights many of our customers. “I was so surprised and happy to find a thorough response (written by a human no less!) to my request,” responded an energized reader. Caregivers looking for help finding great books that match their young readers interests and reading level are grateful for the service as well. “This list is amazing! I love all of these book recommendations, with no repeats from anything my daughter is currently reading. Love this service!”</p> <p>&nbsp;Sometimes suggested titles may nudge customers in new directions, whether that means offering a graphic novel to someone who has always listened to audio, or finding an exciting chapter book for a fourth grader who only likes picture books. Or a response could encourage a reader to get deeper into DPL’s collection, as one requester wrote: “Your staff has recommended titles that I would never have picked up.&nbsp;&nbsp;Books that taught me a lot about remote places and people experiencing life struggles.”</p> <p>Personalized reading lists help DPL fulfill its mission to welcome customers and help them explore and connect, providing an experience with a librarian in an online environment. This service has grown steadily in popularity, with advisors completing 871 adult requests and 426 childrens and young adult requests in 2019, recommending thousands of titles to requesters in English and Spanish. We're looking to double those numbers in 2020!</p> <p>During the COVID-19 closure, it is even more important to be able to connect with customers, and to connect customers to engaging materials in DPL’s collection. With a turnaround time of less than a week, and direct links to the library catalog provided, the personalized reading list service is uniquely positioned to serve customers of all ages, at any time. <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/books-library-news/dodie/we-think-you-need-some-personalized-service-right-now">Request a list today</a>&nbsp;and see how readers’ advisors can guide you to reading and listening experiences selected specifically for you.</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="/youre-welcome-here/youre-welcome-here" hreflang="en">You&#039;re Welcome Here</a></span> </div> <section> </section> Tue, 15 Sep 2020 15:11:19 +0000 sspitsna 407616 at https://www.denverlibrary.org The Joy of Craft Time https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/library-news-youre-welcome-youre-welcome-here/sspitsna/joy-craft-time <span>The Joy of Craft Time</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/2020/08/DIY%20KIDS.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2020/08/DIY%20KIDS.jpg?itok=cGIHaVfX" width="200" height="267" alt="Photo of two children making crafts" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/users/sherry" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">sspitsna</span></span> <span>September 8, 2020</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>With the COVID-19 public health crisis closing everything from libraries to businesses to schools and camps, many people are now faced with a new reality- being a caregiver in a new, shelter-in-place environment. For parents, it can feel like we're suddenly expected to be experts in things we don't necessarily have any experience with: we're now teachers, full-time entertainers, and IT support for small children. For those of you feeling this pressure, consider the joy of craft time.</p> <p>Some people may find doing arts and crafts with children as intimidating as explaining the difference between numbers and digits, but there is a magic phrase that can change your perspective and help you enjoy this activity for the first time and every time after that: process over product.</p> <p>There are what seems like an infinite number of craft and art projects for kids on the internet: make a bean bag toss game or a cardboard robot or a macaroni galaxy or your five millionth batch of slime! These are all fun projects, but the instructions, with their photos of impossibly well-groomed children creating instagram-worthy crafts leave the adults feeling less "expert" when projects fail to live up to internet standards. A focus solely on a product implies there will be a right way and a wrong way to make something.</p> <p>Reframing craft time to focus on process means talking about materials, about tools, and about possibilities. It isn't abandoning a product - they aren't opposites, and something is still getting created - but it is being open to letting the product be determined by what you learn along the way. It means laying whatever you find in the house out on a table and asking "I wonder if..." It means starting with a question, letting the learners direct the exploration, and seeing what you find along the way. It means becoming a learner alongside the young people in your house, creating a space where it's okay for everyone to make mistakes - a space we rarely get to inhabit.&nbsp;</p> <p>At my house, we've assembled a box with all of our most useful tools - a low-temp hot glue gun, scissors, markers, some nuts and bolts, tape - and I'll encourage my kids to pick a single material from the pile and see what they can make. We'll talk about what they were doing before, if there was a problem they wish they could solve or some prop that would have made their play more fun. That has led to things like a camera stand made of popsicle sticks, a workbench made from scrap wood and felt Wonder Woman tiaras. The best part, as a parent, was creating a less stressful environment and experiencing the joy of watching my kids explore their own projects.</p> <p>If you'd like some inspiration, try searching for "process art" or "tinkering" and you'll find great suggestions, but the greatest guides you'll find are the young people right in your house. </p> <!--When your children have a project they are proud of, please share it with everyone by entering it in the Denver Public Library Maker Challenge. Participants upload a picture, video, or sound recording with a short description of their project to https://denverlibraryadventures.org/ and will then be entered into a drawing for gift cards from local businesses. Keep creating and having fun- we look forward to seeing what you make!--></p> </div> <div class="field field--inline field--name-blog-categories field--type-entity-reference field__items"> <span class="field__item"><a href="/youre-welcome-here/youre-welcome-here" hreflang="en">You&#039;re Welcome Here</a></span> </div> <section> </section> Tue, 08 Sep 2020 16:29:41 +0000 sspitsna 401789 at https://www.denverlibrary.org A DPL Day https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/library-news-youre-welcome-youre-welcome-here/sspitsna/dpl-day <span>A DPL Day</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/2020/08/CEN.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2020/08/CEN.jpg?itok=6sCwZESW" width="200" height="200" alt="Photo of Denver Central Library" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/users/sherry" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">sspitsna</span></span> <span>September 1, 2020</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>As you wake up this morning, you take in the bright Colorado sunlight streaming through a nearby window. You stretch languidly and set your intentions for the day for relaxation and exploration. Luckily, you have a <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/library-card">Denver Public Library card</a>!</p> <p>As your day begins and you prepare your breakfast, you decide to stream an album from <a href="https://volumedenver.org/">VOLUME Denver</a>, a local music project. Streaming local music reminds you of your favorite nights in darkly lit music venues when you stayed up way too late.</p> <ul> <li>If you decide to make biscuits and gravy, listen to Odessa Rose</li> <li>If you decide to make waffles and bacon, listen to Automatic Iris</li> </ul> <p>With breakfast consumed, you look out the front window and decide to get some fresh air. You grab your face mask, hand sanitizer and headphones to listen to a <a href="https://denver.overdrive.com/">downloadable audiobook</a> as you stroll, and head out the front door.</p> <ul> <li>If you decide on a long walk, listen to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (it’s currently available with no wait!)</li> <li>For a shorter walk, listen to Aimless Love: A Collection of Poems by Billy Collins.</li> </ul> <p>As you arrive home, you yearn for a good book, and feel the familiar stab of anxiety at wading through all the books in the world. Luckily, you remember that the library provides a number of speciality services that might help.</p> <ul> <li>If you decide to request a <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/reads">Personalized Reading List</a>, be sure to also check out an <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/dpl-book-clubs">online book club</a>!</li> <li>If you decide to call <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/books/amy/lit-line-puts-good-writing-your-fingertips">LitLine</a>, listen to both the short story/essay and the poem for the full experience.</li> </ul> <p>As you ease into your afternoon, you seek mental stimulation to keep your skills sharp and help earn the nap you see in the not-too-distant future.&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Want to try learning a new language? Pick one of the 70 languages that <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/books-research/stacey/learn-language-mango">Mango Languages</a>&nbsp;has to offer.</li> <li>If you choose to explore local history, pick one of the many tediously researched and engagingly written <a href="https://history.denverlibrary.org/">Western History and Genealogy</a> blogs.</li> </ul> <p>After you arise from your well earned nap, you find yourself hungry again. Is it already time for dinner?&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>If you feel like cooking, try a recipe from an <a href="https://www.rbdigital.com/denverco/service/magazines/landing?">online magazine</a>.</li> <li>Thinking delivery instead? Place your order, then scroll through the library’s vast <a href="https://digital.denverlibrary.org/">digital collection of photos, maps and more</a> while you wait.</li> </ul> <p>With a full belly and a desire to kick back and relax, your mind goes to something entertaining. Maybe a comedy film from <a href="https://denverlibrary.kanopy.com/">Kanopy</a>? Or, perhaps checking out an <a href="https://denver.overdrive.com/search?query=mindfulness">ebook&nbsp;on mindfulness techniques</a> could guide you to a restful sleep.&nbsp;</p> <p>As you turn in for the night, you are reminded just how many ways you can read, learn and explore throughout the day, using only your <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/library-card">Denver Public Library card</a>. So now the only question is...what to do tomorrow?</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-news" hreflang="en">Library News</a>, </span> <span class="field__item"><a href="/youre-welcome-here" hreflang="en">You&#039;re welcome to</a>, </span> <span class="field__item"><a href="/youre-welcome-here/youre-welcome-here" hreflang="en">You&#039;re Welcome Here</a></span> </div> <section> </section> Tue, 01 Sep 2020 13:40:56 +0000 sspitsna 407587 at https://www.denverlibrary.org Office of Storytelling and #IAmDENVER https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/library-events-youre-welcome-here/dodie/office-storytelling-and-iamdenver <span>Office of Storytelling and #IAmDENVER</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/2019/10/storytelling%20lab%20setup.PNG"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2019/10/storytelling%20lab%20setup.PNG?itok=5B0zcBG0" width="200" height="200" alt="storytelling lab setup" 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>October 21, 2019</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/2019/10/CentralLab.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2019/10/CentralLab.jpg?itok=kxq9I_Yf" width="200" height="210" alt="planning the lab" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2019/10/jennifer%20junko%20oliver%20storytelling%20lab.PNG"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2019/10/jennifer%20junko%20oliver%20storytelling%20lab.PNG?itok=pHxHlDwL" width="200" height="133" alt="jennifer junko oliver storytelling lab" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2019/10/john%20olander.PNG"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2019/10/john%20olander.PNG?itok=fyFOcutj" width="200" height="130" alt="Jhon Olander storytelling lab" 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>Did you know that Denver has an <a href="https://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/i-am-denver.html">Office of Storytelling</a>?! We even have a <a href="https://rowenaalegria.com/">Chief Storyteller</a> - pretty cool, right? As part of the I Am Denver project, locals have been sharing their stories of Denver through Storytelling Labs set up around the city. Denver Public Library was delighted to be part of this project with I Am Denver, setting up labs at the Smiley, Ford-Warren, Central, Sam Gary and Ross-University Hills branches. Dozens of stories were recorded, recounting childhood memories, neighborhood parties, and much more. Take a moment to <a href="https://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/i-am-denver/stories/2019/storytelling-lab--smiley-branch-library.html">watch and listen to the stories</a> that have been posted so far from our libraries. I bet you will find something that makes your laugh, and maybe something that makes you tear up a bit too!</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> <span class="field__item"><a href="/youre-welcome-here/youre-welcome-here" hreflang="en">You&#039;re Welcome Here</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/iamdenver" hreflang="en">iamdenver</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/storytelling-labs" hreflang="en">storytelling labs</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/denver" hreflang="en">Denver</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/i-am-denver" hreflang="en">I Am Denver</a></div> </div> <section> <h2>Leave a comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=312082&amp;2=comment_no_subject&amp;3=comment" token="ZIwSCt2m_r6aQkdfqjvhLio1VDHvGK_7FfV-8R5KFB8"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Tue, 22 Oct 2019 00:31:10 +0000 Dodie 312082 at https://www.denverlibrary.org Make Yourself Proud https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/youre-welcome/dcordova/make-yourself-proud <span>Make Yourself Proud</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/2019/09/Cory%20Wicks%20%288%29.JPG"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2019/09/Cory%20Wicks%20%288%29.JPG?itok=sldI89l9" width="200" height="133" alt="Cory Wicks " typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/users/dcordova" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">dcordova</span></span> <span>September 4, 2019</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>&nbsp;</p> <p><meta charset="utf-8" /></p> <p>When Cory Wicks talks about earning his diploma through the library’s Career <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/cohs">Online High School</a> program, his pride and unmistakable confidence fill the room.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> “I’m proud of what I accomplished,” the 35-year-old heavy equipment operator and father of two, says. “It took courage to do what I should have done long ago.”<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Cory learned about the library’s online high school program when he took his children to the <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/content/hadley-branch-library">Hadley Branch Library</a>. It was there that librarian James Vallejos encouraged him to apply.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Cory admits he made mistakes as a young man, but he never gave up on his dreams.</p> <p>“Earning my diploma is important,” he says, “for one thing because of my kids. I want them to graduate. It would be hypocritical of me if I didn’t also graduate.”<br /> &nbsp;<br /> “With working, kids and life, it was tough to find time to study,” says Cory, who puts in 60 hours a week at two jobs. “There were times I wanted to give up. But Viviana inspired me to keep going. I couldn’t quit once I’d given her my word.”<br /> &nbsp;<br /> And after hitting the books hard, Cory--wearing cap and gown--participated in the graduation ceremony at Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Branch Library, as his family proudly looked on. Applause and cheers erupted when his name was called.</p> <p>What’s next? Cory hopes to continue his studies and attend college, working toward becoming a project manager.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><b id="docs-internal-guid-4fabf608-7fff-da6d-6470-acaa155c64dd">&nbsp;</b></p> </div> <div class="field field--inline field--name-blog-categories field--type-entity-reference field__items"> <span class="field__item"><a href="/youre-welcome-here" hreflang="en">You&#039;re welcome to</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/youre-welcome-here" hreflang="en">You&#039;re welcome here</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/career-online-high-school" hreflang="en">career online high school</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/high-school-diploma" hreflang="en">High School Diploma</a></div> </div> <section> </section> Wed, 04 Sep 2019 18:57:01 +0000 dcordova 303256 at https://www.denverlibrary.org Make Friends at After School is Cool https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/youre-welcome/dcordova/youre-welcome-make-friends-after-school-cool <span>Make Friends at After School is Cool</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/2019/10/smiling%20girl.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2019/10/smiling%20girl.jpg?itok=56ZwgRE2" width="200" height="250" alt="Smiling young girl with a You&#039;re Welcome Here banner near the bottom" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/users/dcordova" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">dcordova</span></span> <span>August 27, 2019</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>If creating things from green slime—and making a new bestie, too—sounds like fun to your child, then After School is Cool is for them. The after-school program offers performances, STEM projects, arts and crafts, games, gaming, technology and more. Space is limited to 20 participants, first-come, first served. Snacks are provided.&nbsp;</p> <p>After School is Cool happens every weekday during the school seasons at the following branch locations:</p> <p><a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/content/athmar-park-branch-library">Athmar Park Branch Library</a>, 3:45-4:45 p.m.<br /> 1055 S. Tejon St., 80223<br /> 720-865-0230</p> <p><a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/content/bear-valley-branch-library">Bear Valley Branch Library</a>, 4-5 p.m.<br /> 5171 W. Dartmouth Ave. 80236<br /> 720-865-0975</p> <p><a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/content/green-valley-ranch-branch-library">Green Valley Ranch Branch Library</a>, 4-5 p.m.<br /> 4856 N. Andes Ct. 80249<br /> 720-865-0310</p> <p><a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/content/pauline-robinson-branch-library">Pauline Robinson Branch Library</a>, 4:15-5:15 p.m.<br /> 5575 E. 33rd Ave. 80207<br /> 720-865-0290&nbsp;</p> <p>Contact the specific branch for details. Remember, programs fill up fast!&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="field field--inline field--name-blog-categories field--type-entity-reference field__items"> <span class="field__item"><a href="/youre-welcome-here/youre-welcome-here" hreflang="en">You&#039;re Welcome Here</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/youre-welcome-here" hreflang="en">You&#039;re welcome here</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/after-school-cool" hreflang="en">after school is cool</a></div> </div> <section> </section> Tue, 27 Aug 2019 18:02:42 +0000 dcordova 301787 at https://www.denverlibrary.org A Lifetime of Learning Starts at the Library https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/youre-welcome-here/dcordova/lifetime-learning-starts-library <span>A Lifetime of Learning Starts at the Library</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/2019/08/JES_6669-Edit.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2019/08/JES_6669-Edit.jpg?itok=oX-I6uRT" width="200" height="300" alt="A lifetime of learning starts at the library, little girls with book in her lap" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/users/dcordova" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">dcordova</span></span> <span>August 14, 2019</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>The weather outside may say ‘summer’ but August means back to school for Denver kids. And the Denver Public Library is the perfect back-to-school companion for kids and caregivers alike. We place a high value on helping children discover the joy of reading and learning, motivating them to achieve and graduate high school. We do this by immersing kids in literacy-rich and culturally-diverse environments where they are safe to grow and prosper.</p> <p>We have many programs and services designed for babies, kids and teens. To get you started with back to school, here are 10 of our most popular:</p> <p><a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/student-library-appointment">Student Research Appointments.</a>&nbsp;Get one-on-one help with school assignments. We offer individual appointments (up to one hour) with students to identify useful resources, learn about research databases or just get started with library research.</p> <p><a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/museum-passes">Museum and Cultural Passes.</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;We’ve partnered with nearby museums and cultural institutions to offer admission for library cardholders. Book a pass online up to 30 days in advance and print your confirmation to gain entry to the museum. &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/ask">24/7 Help with AskUs.</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;It’s 9 o’clock at night and your child has a research question. Do you know where your librarian is? We do! Get online help from a reference librarian, 24/7. &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://kids.denverlibrary.org/teacher-set-request">Teacher sets.</a>&nbsp;Teachers: need books for your classroom? Librarians at any branch can put together a set of books for you to check out.</p> <p><a href="http://online.culturegrams.com.ezproxy.denverlibrary.org/">CultureGrams.&nbsp;</a>If your little one is researching a country or state, this subscription database includes all the expected information such as population, demographics and climate (oh, and it’s free!)</p> <p><a href="https://denver.overdrive.com/library/kids">eBooks and Audio eBooks for Kids.</a>&nbsp;Lots of great reads for kids of any age. All available for your tablet, smartphone, laptop or computer. &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/tours">Library Field Trips.</a>&nbsp;They’re the words kids long to hear: field trip! Educators can schedule classroom tours at a branch library (we have 25 of them!) or the Central Library.</p> <p><a href="http://lion.dpsk12.org/screens/databases.html">Homework help!</a>&nbsp;The Denver Public Schools’ homework help site is a welcome addition to any parent’s bookmarks.</p> <p><a href="https://kids.denverlibrary.org/request-customized-book-list">Customized Book List.</a>&nbsp;Make sure your child reads for fun, too. Our librarians can create a custom reading list based on your child’s interest.</p> <p><a href="https://history.denverlibrary.org/colorful-coloradans">Colorful Coloradans Biographies.</a>&nbsp;Biographies of important Coloradans featuring digitized sources from the Western History collection to provide young researchers with high quality, primary source material for their history projects.</p> <p>Those are the top 10, but we do offer additional services and resources to support students. To request specific help, please see your favorite&nbsp;librarian.&nbsp;</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="/youre-welcome-here" hreflang="en">You&#039;re welcome to</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/back-school" hreflang="en">back to school</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/denver-public-schools" hreflang="en">Denver Public Schools</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/children" hreflang="en">Children</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/teens" hreflang="en">Teens</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/research" hreflang="en">research</a></div> </div> <section> </section> Wed, 14 Aug 2019 21:39:04 +0000 dcordova 299981 at https://www.denverlibrary.org Download and go https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/youre-welcome/dcordova/download-and-go <span>Download and go</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/2019/08/DenverPublicLibrary-JES_2012-Edit.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2019/08/DenverPublicLibrary-JES_2012-Edit.jpg?itok=ZArCLJPA" width="200" height="300" alt="Young woman with headphones looking down at her phone" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/users/dcordova" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">dcordova</span></span> <span>August 14, 2019</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Take your library to go with digital downloads from the Denver Public Library. Fill your smart device with eBooks, audio eBooks, streaming movies, music and more. And, it's all for free with your library card. </p> <p><a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/downloads"><img alt="Downloads info-graphic showing services, apps and devices. " data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="6fc6110c-71d3-4b8f-9f72-d4b3863ad4b7" height="431" src="/sites/dplorg/files/inline-images/Downloads%20Postcard%20proo02.jpg" width="604" class="align-left" /></a></p> <p> </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="/youre-welcome-here" hreflang="en">You&#039;re welcome to</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/youre-welcome-here" hreflang="en">You&#039;re welcome here</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/downloads" hreflang="en">downloads</a></div> </div> <section> </section> Wed, 14 Aug 2019 16:34:26 +0000 dcordova 299883 at https://www.denverlibrary.org Learn how to grow your business https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/youre-welcome/angela/learn-how-grow-your-business <span>Learn how to grow your business</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/2019/07/Bridget%20Molloy%20%283%29.JPG"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2019/07/Bridget%20Molloy%20%283%29.JPG?itok=HJAHr1Ga" width="200" height="133" alt="Photograph of Bridget Molloy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span>July 18, 2019</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Small business owner Bridget Molloy is a self-described library nerd, but she had no idea the extent of services she would find at the <a href="/content/central-library">Central Library</a>.</p> <p>The entrepreneur was already on track to success and had the passion, drive and experience, but needed a final piece of the puzzle: how to reach her ideal customer.</p> <p>“I’ve always been a library fan,” the certified herbologist says, “but I was blown away by how much value it has for an entrepreneur.”</p> <p>Molloy founded Bridget’s Botanicals, her company that offers botanical medicines, workshops, consultations and more, but needed that extra bit of data to take her business to the next level.</p> <p>She came to the Central Library to <a href="/bizboost">meet with the library’s business specialist</a> Amanda Armstrong, for what she describes as an “insanely productive” hour. They talked data research, how to find your target audience and more.</p> <p>“Amanda was able to extract exactly the market information I needed,” she adds.</p> <p>Molloy loves being her own boss, but what she loves most is giving back.</p> <p>The former science teacher wants to do big things with her company including making an impact on health care, connecting people to ecosystems through health and shifting people’s outlook on how we treat the planet.</p> <p>-------</p> <p><strong>Eres bienvenida a… aprender a cómo hacer crecer tu negocio.&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>Bridget Molloy es dueña de una pequeña empresa y se describe a sí misma como una nerd de biblioteca, pero ella no tenía idea de la cantidad de servicios que encontraría en la <a href="/sucursales">Biblioteca Central</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>La emprendedora ya estaba en camino al éxito y tenía la pasión, el impulso y la experiencia, pero necesitaba la última pieza del rompecabezas: cómo llegar a su cliente ideal.&nbsp;</p> <p>“Siempre he sido fan de la biblioteca”, dice la herbolaria certificada, “pero me sorprendí muchísimo al ver el gran valor que tiene para un emprendedor”.&nbsp;</p> <p>Molly fundó Bridget’s Botanicals, una compañía que ofrece medicinas botánicas, talleres, consultas y más, pero necesitaba un poco más de información para llevar su negocio al siguiente nivel.&nbsp;</p> <p>Molly vino a la Biblioteca Central a reunirse con Amanda Armstrong, la especialista en negocios de la biblioteca, para lo que ella describe como una hora “demasiado productiva”. Hablaron sobre investigación de datos, cómo encontrar tu audiencia meta y más.&nbsp;</p> <p>“Amanda pudo extraer exactamente la información de mercado que yo necesitaba”, ella agrega. A Molly le encanta ser su propia jefa, pero lo que ella más ama es dar algo a cambio.&nbsp;</p> <p>La antigua profesora de ciencia quiere hacer grandes cosas con su compañía, incluyendo lograr un impacto en la atención médica, conectar a la gente con los ecosistemas a través de la salud, y cambiar la perspectiva de la gente sobre cómo tratamos el planeta.</p> </div> <div class="field field--inline field--name-blog-categories field--type-entity-reference field__items"> <span class="field__item"><a href="/youre-welcome-here" hreflang="en">You&#039;re welcome to</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/small-business" hreflang="en">small business</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/entrepreneurs" hreflang="en">entrepreneurs</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/business" hreflang="en">Business</a></div> </div> <section> </section> Thu, 18 Jul 2019 21:11:07 +0000 angela 294727 at https://www.denverlibrary.org Be a lifelong learner https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/youre-welcome/angela/be-lifelong-learner <span>Be a lifelong learner</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/2019/07/Copy%20of%20Sallie%20and%20PKH%20pals.JPG"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2019/07/Copy%20of%20Sallie%20and%20PKH%20pals.JPG?itok=NQUFRLES" width="200" height="133" alt="Photograph of Sallie Lipschuetz surrounded by her Park Hill Branch Library pals" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span>July 18, 2019</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Sallie Lipschuetz walks the four blocks from her home to the <a href="/content/park-hill-branch-library">Park Hill Branch Library</a> nearly every day to check out a book or DVD. The retired teacher has attended more than a dozen programs at the northeast Denver location and proudly says the branch “provides my entertainment and social life.”</p> <p>“Staff here are my favorite people in the whole world,” she says. “I feel at home and welcome here. Sometimes I just come to say hi and get a hug.”</p> <p>Sallie, who is also a nanny and is currently on sabbatical, has attended author events, book clubs, beading classes, garden club, coloring for grown-ups and her personal favorites, programs specific to older adults.</p> <p>A customer since 1972, Sallie brought her two daughters to the library when they were little. She says they have fond memories of riding in their little red wagons to Park Hill Branch Library for summer of reading programs.</p> <p>These days, Sallie is facing an upcoming surgery. She wanted to learn more about the procedure but admits to “coming up short on the latest technical know-how.”<br /> “Staff here are like my sweet secretaries,” she says. “They are so kind to help me do research. And they don’t treat me like I’m a tech dinosaur.”</p> <p>“It goes beyond checking out a book,” Sallie says, smiling at the librarians who she says are like family. “They are my library angels.”</p> <p>-------</p> <p><strong>Eres bienvenida a… ser una alumna de por vida.</strong></p> <p>Sallie Lipschuetz camina las cuatro cuadras desde su casa hasta la <a href="/sucursales">Biblioteca Park Hill</a> casi todos los días para sacar un libro o un DVD. La maestra jubilada ha participado en más de una docena de programas en la sucursal de la biblioteca ubicada en el noreste de Denver, y orgullosamente dice que la sucursal “me ofrece entretenimiento y vida social”.&nbsp;</p> <p>“Los empleados de la biblioteca son mi gente favorita en el mundo”, ella dice. “Me siento en casa y bienvenida. Algunas veces sólo vengo a saludar y que me den un abrazo”.</p> <p>Sallie, quien también es niñera y actualmente está en su año sabático, ha asistido a eventos de autores, clubes de lectura, clases para hacer pedrería, clubes de jardinería, colorear para adultos y su favorito, eventos para mayores de 50 años.&nbsp;</p> <p>Como cliente desde el año 1972, Sallie traía a sus dos hijas a la biblioteca cuando eran pequeñas. Ella dice que tienen lindos recuerdos de cuando asistían a los programas de lectura de verano de Park Hill manejando en sus pequeños vagones rojos. &nbsp;</p> <p>En la actualidad, Sallie está por tener una cirugía. Ella quería aprender más sobre la operación, pero admite “quedarse corta con los últimos avances técnicos”. “Las empleadas de la biblioteca son como mis dulces secretarias”, ella dice. “Son tan amables que me ayudan a investigar. Y no me tratan como si estuviera atrasada tecnológicamente”.&nbsp;</p> <p>“Va más allá de sacar un libro”, Sallie dice, sonriendo a las bibliotecarias quienes, ella dice, son como su familia. “Ellas son mis ángeles de la biblioteca”.<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="/youre-welcome-here" hreflang="en">You&#039;re welcome to</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/events" hreflang="en">Events</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/lifelong-learning" hreflang="en">lifelong learning</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/park-hill" hreflang="en">Park Hill</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/older-adults" hreflang="en">Older Adults</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/youre-welcome-here" hreflang="en">You&#039;re welcome here</a></div> </div> <section> </section> Thu, 18 Jul 2019 15:30:16 +0000 angela 294673 at https://www.denverlibrary.org Make the most of summer https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/youre-welcome/chrish/make-most-summer <span>Make the most of summer</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/2019/05/SOA19%20logo.png"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2019/05/SOA19%20logo.png?itok=6DmVtS8x" width="200" height="200" alt="Illustrated sun with words, &quot;Summer of Adventure&quot;" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/users/chrish" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ChrisH</span></span> <span>May 13, 2019</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>You can see the signs everywhere: flowering trees with heavenly aromas, beautiful tulips exploding with color, and temperatures slowly beginning to rise. Yes, summer is on the way and we’re putting the finishing touches on our signature summer learning program—<a href="https://denverlibraryadventures.org/">Summer of Adventure</a>. The program is an excellent way to keep your family engaged and learning over the summer months so that kids will be prepared for a successful return to school this fall.</p> <p>Literacy studies show that children who do not read during the summer demonstrate a significant loss in reading skills, while students who read just five to six books throughout the summer months perform better the following school year. The library’s Summer of Adventure program gives youth and their families fun ways to incorporate reading and learning activities into summer family time to help avoid summer learning loss, a problem that affects kids of all ages and income levels.</p> <p>“Summer is the perfect time for adventure and we’re excited to help Denver kids read, learn and grow all summer long,” said Program Coordinator Yanira Durarte. “The Summer of Adventure program offers a flexible environment for youth to personalize their own learning during the summer months. We’ve lined up fantastic opportunities, including reading programs, music programs, a maker challenge and social activities that help children birth through 12th grade make the most of their summer.”</p> <p><b>About the program</b></p> <p>The <a href="https://denverlibraryadventures.org/">Summer of Adventure</a> program provides free activities, suggestions for summer reading, technology camps and a maker challenge for kids ages birth through 12th grade. Participants can map their own adventure by selecting activities that encourage them to read, make or explore. Prizes are awarded for registering and completing 12 activities; prizes include books, journals and more. Youth can also win family passes to various cultural institutions through weekly drawings.&nbsp;</p> <p><b>Important dates:</b></p> <ul> <li>Program: May 31– Aug. 10</li> <li>Last Day to Register: Saturday, July 27</li> <li>Last Day for Prizes: Saturday, Aug. 10</li> </ul> <p><b>Cost:</b></p> <p>All programs of the Denver Public Library including Summer of Adventure are <b>free</b> and open to the public. While we encourage&nbsp;everyone to sign up for a library card, one is not required to participate.</p> </div> <div class="field field--inline field--name-blog-categories field--type-entity-reference field__items"> <span class="field__item"><a href="/youre-welcome-here" hreflang="en">You&#039;re welcome to</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/youre-welcome-here" hreflang="en">You&#039;re welcome here</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/early-learning" hreflang="en">Early Learning</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/families" hreflang="en">families</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/kids" hreflang="en">Kids</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/youth" hreflang="en">youth</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/teens" hreflang="en">Teens</a></div> </div> <section> </section> Mon, 13 May 2019 20:44:59 +0000 ChrisH 284300 at https://www.denverlibrary.org Explore, learn, create and belong https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/youre-welcome-here/chrish/youre-welcome-here <span>Explore, learn, create and belong</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/2019/03/Jeske%20welcome.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2019/03/Jeske%20welcome.jpg?itok=P_ZLMI_M" width="200" height="133" alt="City Librarian Michelle Jeske welcomes customers to the Central LibraryYou’re welcome here When we say, “You’re welcome here,” we mean it. You’re welcome to explore, learn, create and belong. We provide welcoming spaces and resources to serve everyone. That means you’re free to connect, grow and thrive at any of our 26 locations across Denver. Best of all, it’s all for free. If you’re new to Denver, or you simply haven’t been in to see us in a while, now is the perfect time to learn how we can serve you. " typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/users/chrish" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ChrisH</span></span> <span>March 20, 2019</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>When we say, “You’re welcome here,” we mean it. You’re welcome to explore, learn, create and belong. We provide welcoming spaces and resources to serve everyone. That means you’re free to connect, grow and thrive at any of our 26 locations across Denver. Best of all, it’s all for free.</p> <p>If you’re new to Denver, or you simply haven’t been in to see us in a while, now is the perfect time to learn how we can serve you. At the Denver Public Library, you’re welcome to:</p> <p><b>READ. </b>The heart of the library is still books and people still love books—from <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/">traditional printed materials</a> to <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/downloads">online manuscripts</a>. The library is the perfect companion for book-loving friends who checked out more than 9.3 million items in 2018. &nbsp;And while printed materials are still all the rage, <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/downloads">digital items</a> continue to gain popularity, with more than 1.2 million downloads circulated last year.&nbsp;</p> <p><b>MAKE. </b>Technology is the name of the game in today’s library. From <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/content/computer-reservations-free-internet-faq">public access computers</a> to sophisticated equipment for video production, gaming and recording, the Denver Public Library offers <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/idealab">ideaLAB </a><a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/idealab">makerspaces</a> where people can create just about anything.</p> <p>ideaLABs combine much-needed equipment with one-on-one and group instruction for kids and adults. Whether it’s creating a video game, recording an album, digitizing old slides or learning how to podcast, the Denver Public Library makes making accessible to everyone.</p> <p><b>LEARN. </b>Tomorrow’s success depends on the important and specific ways we engage our children today. That’s why the library places a high value on helping children discover the joy of reading and learning, motivating them to achieve and graduate from high school. The library’s signature learning programs include Summer of Adventure, where babies, kids and teens explore Denver through reading and immersive programs, and Storytimes offered at branches throughout Denver where kids and parents participate in research-based activities that educate and entertain. The Read Aloud program serves preschoolers in neighborhoods with low-income, ethnically and culturally diverse populations and inspires a love of reading and learning.</p> <p><b>CONNECT &amp; BELONG. </b>The public library is one of the few remaining places where people can simply “be.”<b> </b>From finding a quiet place to study to attending a class to meeting with neighbors and friends, the library provides spaces for everyone. In 2018, more than 4.1 million people walked through the doors of Denver Public Library’s 26 locations.&nbsp;</p> <p>The library also creates a welcoming environment for <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/services-immigrants">immigrants and new Americans</a> as well as providing resources for customers experiencing life challenges.<b>&nbsp;</b></p> <p><b>EXPLORE. </b>The Denver Public Library loves <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/events/upcoming">providing opportunities</a> for residents to grow and experience new things. In 2018, the library offered almost 23,500 programs with 405,000 attendees. Programs include author visits, business and job search seminars, children’s camps and programming, civic engagement, do-it-yourself instruction, genealogy, movies and music, technology and more. What’s more, all of the library’s programs are offered for free—giving unparalleled access for those who need it most.</p> <p><b>GROW. </b>The Denver Public Library plays an important role in the economic health of Denver. The library proudly offers <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/bizboost">BizBoost,</a> a one-on-one service for entrepreneurs and small business owners to help them more effectively grow and market their businesses. The Nonprofit Resource Center and the <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/patent-and-trademark-appointment-service">Patent and Trademarks Resource Center</a> are known throughout the region for providing tools and databases that would otherwise be out of the economic reach of many organizations. In 2018, BizBoost specialists worked with 504 area startups, assisting with everything from business planning and marketing and operations.<b>&nbsp;</b></p> <p>We truly love our city and the people we serve. We are the Denver Public Library and want you to know: You’re welcome here.</p> <p>-------</p> <p><b>Aquí todos son bienvenidos</b></p> <p>Cuando decimos, “Aquí todos son bienvenidos”, lo decimos de corazón. Eres bienvenido a explorar, aprender, crear y pertenecer. En las bibliotecas ofrecemos ambientes acogedores y recursos para servir a todas las personas. Eso significa que eres libre para conectarte, crecer y desarrollarte en cualquiera de nuestras 26 sucursales en todo Denver. Y lo mejor de todo es que es gratis.&nbsp;</p> <p>Si eres nuevo en Denver, o simplemente no nos has visitado en mucho tiempo, ahora es el momento perfecto para saber cómo podemos servirte. En la Biblioteca Pública de Denver, eres bienvenido a:</p> <p><b>LEER. </b>El corazón de la biblioteca siguen siendo los libros, y la gente sigue amando los libros: desde materiales tradicionales impresos hasta manuscritos en línea. La biblioteca es el compañero perfecto para los amantes de los libros, quienes en el 2018 &nbsp;sacaron de la biblioteca más de 9.3 millones de artículos.Y si bien los materiales impresos siguen en demanda, los artículos digitales continúan ganando popularidad con más de 1.2 millones de descargas en el año pasado.&nbsp;</p> <p><b>HACER. </b>La tecnología es lo más importante en las bibliotecas de hoy en día. Desde el acceso público a computadoras, hasta equipo sofisticado de producción de video, juegos y grabaciones, la Biblioteca Pública de Denver ofrece espacios de creación llamados ideaLAB, donde la gente puede crear casi todo.&nbsp;</p> <p>ideaLAB combina equipo muy necesario con ayuda individual, o en grupo, para niños y adultos. Ya sea crear un videojuego, grabar un álbum, digitalizar diapositivas viejas o aprender a realizar una transmisión de multimedia, la Biblioteca Pública de Denver permite que el crear sea accesible para todos.&nbsp;</p> <p><b>APRENDER. </b>El éxito del mañana depende de las actividades y experiencias en las que participen nuestros niños.. Esta es la razón por la cual la biblioteca hace un gran énfasis en ayudar a los niños a descubrir la alegría de leer y aprender, motivándolos a graduarse de la escuela secundaria. Los programas de aprendizaje característicos de la biblioteca incluyen el Verano de Aventura, donde los bebés, niños y adolescentes exploran Denver a través de la lectura y actividades y eventos educativos de todo tipo. Las sucursales en todo Denver también ofrecen cuentacuentos, donde los niños y sus padres y cuidadores participan en actividades que la ciencia ha demostrado que educan a la vez que entretienen. El programa ´Lectura en voz alta´ sirve a niños preescolares en vecindarios con poblaciones de bajos ingresos, y cultural y étnicamente diversos, inspirando el amor por la lectura y el aprendizaje.&nbsp;</p> <p><b>CONECTARTE Y PERTENECER. </b>La biblioteca pública es uno de los pocos lugares que quedan donde la gente puede simplemente “ser”. Desde encontrar un lugar tranquilo para estudiar, hasta atender una clase para reunirte con tus vecinos y amigos, la biblioteca ofrece espacios para todos. En el 2018, más de 4.1 millones de personas visitaron las 26 sucursales de la Biblioteca Pública de Denver.&nbsp;</p> <p>La biblioteca también crea un ambiente acogedor para los inmigrantes y los nuevos ciudadanos. Además de ofrecer recursos para clientes que están enfrentando retos en sus vidas.&nbsp;</p> <p><b>EXPLORAR.</b> La Biblioteca Pública de Denver brinda múltiples oportunidades a los residentes para que crezcan y experimenten cosas nuevas. En el 2018, la biblioteca ofreció casi 23,500 programas a 405,000 participantes. Los programas incluyen visitas de autores, seminarios de negocios y búsqueda laboral, programación y campamentos para niños, participación cívica, talleres de bricolaje, genealogía, películas, música, tecnología y más. Lo más importante es que todos los programas de la biblioteca se ofrecen gratuitamente, dando acceso sin paralelo a aquellos que más lo necesitan.&nbsp;</p> <p><b>CRECER. </b>La Biblioteca Pública de Denver juega un papel importante en la salud económica de Denver. La biblioteca se enorgullece en ofrecer <i>BizBoost</i>, un servicio personalizado para ayudar a empresarios y dueños de pequeños negocios a crecer con eficacia, y promover sus negocios. El Centro de Recursos sin Fines de Lucro y el Centro de Recursos para Marcas y Patentes, son conocidos en toda la región por ofrecer herramientas y bases de datos que de otra manera no estarían al alcance de muchas organizaciones. En el 2018, los especialistas de <i>BizBoost</i> trabajaron con 504 nuevas empresas en el área, asistiendo con todo, desde el planeamiento de negocios, la mercadotecnia y las operaciones.</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="/youre-welcome-here" hreflang="en">You&#039;re welcome to</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/youre-welcome-here" hreflang="en">You&#039;re welcome here</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/library" hreflang="en">library</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/what-do-library" hreflang="en">what to do at the library</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/technology" hreflang="en">Technology</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/books" hreflang="en">books</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/makerspaces" hreflang="en">makerspaces</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/idealab" hreflang="en">idealab</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/events-library" hreflang="en">events at the library</a></div> </div> <section> </section> Wed, 20 Mar 2019 19:12:46 +0000 ChrisH 276455 at https://www.denverlibrary.org The power of suggestion https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/youre-welcome-here/chrish/power-suggestion <span>The power of suggestion</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/2019/03/YWH%20woman%20reading%20blog.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2019/03/YWH%20woman%20reading%20blog.jpg?itok=ei7FNjGa" width="200" height="242" alt="A woman reading a book by the window" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/users/chrish" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ChrisH</span></span> <span>March 18, 2019</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Looking for your next great read? Look no further! Our librarians love giving reading suggestions to keep you busy for days, weeks and months ahead! Here are several ways to get started:</p> <p><a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/reads">Get a personalized reading list.</a> Tell us what you like and we’ll send you personalized recommendations in about a week. Disponible en <a href="https://bibliotecadenver.org/lea">Español</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://kids.denverlibrary.org/request-customized-book-list">Personalized reading list for kids.</a> Kids love to read, especially when they love the subject matter. Request a personalized list for your child.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://teens.denverlibrary.org/books/lists">Books for teens</a>. Start here to find books for teenagers.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/on-order">What’s on order?</a> It’s your glimpse into the future...these titles are making their way to the library right now.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;type=Boolean&amp;term=brs=210320&amp;by=KW&amp;sort=RELEVANCE&amp;limit=&amp;query=&amp;page=0&amp;searchid=1">Coming soon</a>. Want to see what’s on the horizon? Check here for information on new and coming titles.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/61908794-denver-public-library">DPL on Goodreads</a>. Are you on the Goodreads site? Our librarians share reading recommendations and reviews on the site. Updated regularly.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://web.a.ebscohost.com/novp/search/novbasic?vid=0&amp;sid=421b3c8c-7bfe-423e-b7d9-904ff2cc3533%40sessionmgr4010">Novelist</a>. More expert suggestions with filters to personalize your search.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/newsletters">Newsletters</a>. We offer several ways to keep up with library events and news as well as <i>Book Ahead</i> which gives you a glimpse at new books headed to the library.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/content/dpl-book-clubs">Book clubs</a>. Reading is even more fun with others! Start here to find a book club that’s just right for you.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</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="/youre-welcome-here" hreflang="en">You&#039;re welcome to</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/youre-welcome-here" hreflang="en">You&#039;re welcome here</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/reading-recommendations" hreflang="en">reading recommendations</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/coming-soon" hreflang="en">coming soon</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/new-titles" hreflang="en">new titles</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/personalized-reading-list" hreflang="en">personalized reading list</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/books-kids-0" hreflang="en">books for kids</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/books-teens" hreflang="en">books for teens</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/book-clubs" hreflang="en">Book Clubs</a></div> </div> <section> </section> Tue, 19 Mar 2019 01:11:36 +0000 ChrisH 276284 at https://www.denverlibrary.org Start a career from scratch https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/youre-welcome-here/chrish/start-scratch <span>Start a career from scratch</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/2019/03/David%20Bondarchuck.JPG"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2019/03/David%20Bondarchuck.JPG?itok=me-mGZ4C" width="200" height="133" alt="David Bondarchuck poses in the library with some of his famous cookies and cupcakes" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/users/chrish" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ChrisH</span></span> <span>March 17, 2019</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>As a homeless teen, David Bondarchuck came to the Denver Central Library all day, every day, not only to ‘feel safe’ but to pore over cookbooks, including those by one of his idols, Martha Stewart. &nbsp;The teen came and went from our premises without anyone ever knowing the gritty details of his life. He wanted it that way because he didn’t want to draw attention to himself.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p>“Those were some tough times,” David recalls.</p> <p>David says he didn’t learn his craft in culinary school, but at the library.</p> <p>Today, David owns Scratch Catering Services, a business he founded. And if that isn’t enough of a happy ending, David applied to decorate the White House for the holidays and was accepted in December 2011. &nbsp;Someone on Martha Stewart’s staff heard his story and asked him to appear on her show, which he did.</p> <p>To this day, David comes to Central, and says he has no idea where he would be if not for the library.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;“The library,” he adds, “changed the direction of my life.”</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/lKjHR-4KkNg" width="560"></iframe></p> </div> <div class="field field--inline field--name-blog-categories field--type-entity-reference field__items"> <span class="field__item"><a href="/youre-welcome-here" hreflang="en">You&#039;re welcome to</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/youre-welcome-here" hreflang="en">You&#039;re welcome here</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/david-bondarchuck" hreflang="en">David Bondarchuck</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/scratch-catering" hreflang="en">Scratch catering</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/cooking" hreflang="en">cooking</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/cookbooks" hreflang="en">cookbooks</a></div> </div> <section> </section> Sun, 17 Mar 2019 19:19:45 +0000 ChrisH 276119 at https://www.denverlibrary.org Jump around https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/youre-welcome-here/chrish/jump-around <span>Jump around</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/2019/03/JES_4179-Edit.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2019/03/JES_4179-Edit.jpg?itok=oShWkHMG" width="200" height="300" alt="kids jump and sing along with tunes during Storytime at the Central Library" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/users/chrish" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ChrisH</span></span> <span>March 17, 2019</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Kids love Storytime, so do we. From singing&nbsp;and rhyming to dancing and jumping, our Storytimes instill a love of reading and learning in young minds.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/yIh80QoXZwc" width="560"></iframe></p> </div> <div class="field field--inline field--name-blog-categories field--type-entity-reference field__items"> <span class="field__item"><a href="/youre-welcome-here" hreflang="en">You&#039;re welcome to</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/youre-welcome-here" hreflang="en">You&#039;re welcome here</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/storytime" hreflang="en">Storytime</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/jumping" hreflang="en">jumping</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/kids-library" hreflang="en">kids in the library</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/benefits-storytime" hreflang="en">benefits of storytime</a></div> </div> <section> </section> Sun, 17 Mar 2019 18:49:36 +0000 ChrisH 276111 at https://www.denverlibrary.org Program your day https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/youre-welcome-here/chrish/program-your-day <span>Program your day</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/2019/03/AbbyGoodman_webblog.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2019/03/AbbyGoodman_webblog.jpg?itok=p0opBs6h" width="200" height="300" alt="Abby Goodman spends a lot of time at the library" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/users/chrish" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ChrisH</span></span> <span>March 17, 2019</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>The slight aroma of mac ‘n cheese wafts through the meeting room at the <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/content/park-hill-branch-library">Park Hill Branch Library,</a> where author/food scholar Adrian Miller regales the audience with history, recipes and anecdotes about the popular dish, followed by, to the delight of the crowd, a tasting.</p> <p>Today’s program is titled “Ooey Gooey Macaroni and Cheese.” Sitting front and center is library fan Abby Goodman who arrived early to make sure she got a good seat.</p> <p>Abby <i>loves </i>going to library programs. According to her calculations, in one year alone, she attended 144 programs at 18 library locations. The retired teacher was hooked from the very first program she attended at Virginia Village Branch Library.</p> <p>Each month, Abby picks up the new<i> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/linked/programs/engage.pdf">Engage! </a></i>magazine which lists a multitude of programs. She thumbs through the listings and highlights programs she wants to attend. From films at the Central Library downtown, to a travel program on Cuba, to Walk with a Doc, Abby adores them all.</p> <p>“My weekend revolves around library programs,” she says, smiling. “Sometimes I go to three in one day!”</p> <p>Abby has not only learned about everything under the sun, she’s made new friends (and a snow globe!) and gained a newfound confidence.</p> <p>“I feel more creative,” she says. “And, most of all, it’s fun!”</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</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="/youre-welcome-here" hreflang="en">You&#039;re welcome to</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/youre-welcome-here" hreflang="en">You&#039;re welcome here</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/library-programs" hreflang="en">Library programs</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/things-do-library" hreflang="en">things to do at the library</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/branch-programs" hreflang="en">branch programs</a></div> </div> <section> </section> Sun, 17 Mar 2019 18:43:32 +0000 ChrisH 276110 at https://www.denverlibrary.org Produce results https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/youre-welcome-here/chrish/produce-results <span>Produce results</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/2019/03/BeverlyGrant_webblog.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2019/03/BeverlyGrant_webblog.jpg?itok=d2KLBzAE" width="200" height="298" alt="Beverly Grant used the library for market research before starting her own farmers market" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/users/chrish" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ChrisH</span></span> <span>March 17, 2019</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Beverly Grant’s wrap-around smile never seems to leave her face, especially when she is discussing fresh produce.</p> <p>“I am passionate about food, history and culture,” the Denver native says. “And I’m committed to making fresh food accessible and affordable for everyone, and educating people about making better food choices.”</p> <p>Beverly had identified a food desert in her neighborhood and she decided to do something about it.</p> <p>She dreamed of opening a farmers market in Five Points, but had no idea where to begin. &nbsp;Beverly started by signing up for an eight-week intensive bootcamp for entrepreneurs but says she was “<i>really </i>inspired” after attending a presentation given by the library’s outreach specialist Dixie Malone.</p> <p>“Beverly was enthusiastic every step of the way,” says Dixie, who helps Denver Public Library customers find the information and resources they need to <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/bizboost">create their business plan</a>, even conducting one-on-one sessions.</p> <p>Beverly completed the workshop for entrepreneurs, and today, she rattles off terms such as “market shares” and “sustainable practices” faster than you can say heirloom tomato.</p> <p>Beverly proudly opened her market near the Light Rail station at 25<sup>th</sup> and Welton.&nbsp;</p> <p>“I just love selling fresh produce that is organic and delicious,” she says, beaming.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</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="/youre-welcome-here" hreflang="en">You&#039;re welcome to</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/youre-welcome-here" hreflang="en">You&#039;re welcome here</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/food-desert" hreflang="en">food desert</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/farmers-market" hreflang="en">farmers market</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/market-research" hreflang="en">Market Research</a></div> </div> <section> </section> Sun, 17 Mar 2019 18:36:20 +0000 ChrisH 276109 at https://www.denverlibrary.org Write your story https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/youre-welcome-here/chrish/write-your-story <span>Write your story</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/2019/03/AdrianMiller_webblog.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2019/03/AdrianMiller_webblog.jpg?itok=H1mY-2Pa" width="200" height="209" alt="Adrian Miller in the stacks of the Denver Central Library" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/users/chrish" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ChrisH</span></span> <span>March 17, 2019</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/swqtKwo51CQ" width="560"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Adrian Miller’s business card reads “soul food scholar, culinary historian, certified barbecue judge, engaging speaker and nice guy.” &nbsp;What it doesn’t say is that he is also a Stanford graduate, attorney, Clinton White House alumnus and published author.</p> <p>His book,<i> </i><a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?isbn=9781469607627"><i>Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time,</i></a> is a “tribute to black cooks, that also delves deeply into the history of their cooking and food culture.”</p> <p>Adrian worked on his labor of love at the Central Library and also the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library, researching books that documented the lives of early African Americans. &nbsp;</p> <p>The charismatic author says that the greatest compliment he receives is when someone tells him, ‘You gave me a history lesson but it didn’t feel like one.’</p> <p>Adrian flashes his signature smile and adds, “I just love soul food and telling people about it.”&nbsp;</p> <p>The Denver author continues to use the Denver Public Library for book research. His second book, <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?isbn=9781469632537"><i>The President’s Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans who have fed our First Families from the Washingtons to the Obamas,</i> </a>is available for checkout.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</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="/youre-welcome-here" hreflang="en">You&#039;re welcome to</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/youre-welcome-here" hreflang="en">You&#039;re welcome here</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/adrian-miller" hreflang="en">adrian miller</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/soul-food" hreflang="en">soul food</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/presidential-kitchens" hreflang="en">presidential kitchens</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/author" hreflang="en">author</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/african-american-literature-0" hreflang="en">African American literature</a></div> </div> <section> </section> Sun, 17 Mar 2019 18:25:36 +0000 ChrisH 276107 at https://www.denverlibrary.org Take control of your future https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/youre-welcome-here/chrish/take-control-your-future <span>Take control of your future</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/2019/03/AnaF.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2019/03/AnaF.jpg?itok=Vp1zVYqw" width="200" height="134" alt="Ana participated in the YouthBiz program where she gained business knowledge" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/users/chrish" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ChrisH</span></span> <span>March 17, 2019</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Twelve-year-old Ana has some impressive goals for her adult life, including “making it to the Olympics and working in either professional sports or finance.”</p> <p>By all indications, this hard-working youth—who loves sports, art and traveling to her Mom’s home country of Spain—is on the right track.</p> <p>Ana participated in the YouthBiz program which helps kids “think, speak and act like an entrepreneur.” YouthBiz and the library collaborated on the entrepreneurial program, in which students learn skills such as critical thinking, self-direction and invention.</p> <p>Ana and teammates did their research at the Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Branch Library for the Business Pitch Competition. Their idea was the Obstacle Popsicle, a frozen creation made from root beer and peppermint.</p> <p>Her team was one of three groups that made it to the finals, a big success.</p> <p>&nbsp;“I think the judges liked our product and how we came up with the idea, even though we didn’t win,” Ana says.&nbsp;</p> <p>What she and her team did win was knowledge that will last a lifetime.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</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="/youre-welcome-here" hreflang="en">You&#039;re welcome to</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/youre-welcome-here" hreflang="en">You&#039;re welcome here</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/youthbiz" hreflang="en">youthbiz</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/teens" hreflang="en">Teens</a></div> </div> <section> </section> Sun, 17 Mar 2019 18:13:45 +0000 ChrisH 276106 at https://www.denverlibrary.org Get connected https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/youre-welcome-here/chrish/get-connected <span>Get connected</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/2019/03/Getconnected.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2019/03/Getconnected.jpg?itok=XSvUZ-DG" width="200" height="134" alt="A young woman with headphones watches a movie on her tablet at the library" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/users/chrish" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ChrisH</span></span> <span>March 15, 2019</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Connecting to the world around you takes two things: the right equipment and the right knowledge. Thankfully, the Denver Public Library has both.&nbsp;</p> <p>With computers, high-speed internet and Wi-Fi hotspots, you can connect with the people and things that mean the most to you. Best of all, it’s all free.&nbsp;</p> <p><b>Computers and equipment.</b> All Denver Public Library <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/locations">locations</a> have public access computers, printers, copiers and fax services. No library card? No problem! Just jump on an Express Internet computer and you’re off and surfing the net. The Community Technology Center at the Central Library also has trained techs to get you online and working in no time.&nbsp;</p> <p><b>Wireless access.</b> All library locations feature <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/content/wireless-access-dpl">wireless access</a> for library-owned computers and your own devices, such as phones, laptops and tablets. No library card needed to connect!</p> <p><b>Wireless (Wi-Fi) hotspots.</b> Get connected without leaving home. Or, connect anywhere in Denver. Our Wi-Fi hotspots allow you to connect your phone, laptop or tablet to high-speed internet. <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;type=Keyword&amp;term=1498482&amp;by=CN&amp;sort=RELEVANCE&amp;limit=TOM=*&amp;query=&amp;page=0&amp;searchid=1">Reserve yours now</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p><b>What can you do with all that access?&nbsp;</b></p> <ul> <li>Browse the <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/">library catalog</a>.</li> <li>Connect on <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/social">social media</a>. Need to learn the basics of social media? Check out our <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/ctc-classes">technology classes</a>.&nbsp;</li> <li>Download an <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/downloads">eBook, Audio eBook</a>, digital magazines through <a href="https://www.rbdigital.com/denverco/service/magazines/landing?">RBdigital</a> or <a href="http://web.a.ebscohost.com/eon/search/basic?vid=0&amp;sid=9f5c3c31-c8ff-467d-bb71-a2319290ec87%40sdc-v-sessmgr05">Flipster</a>.&nbsp;</li> <li>Stream a movie with <a href="https://denver.overdrive.com/search/title?format=video-streaming&amp;sortBy=newlyadded">Overdrive</a> or <a href="https://denverlibrary.kanopy.com/">Kanopy</a>.</li> <li>Discover new local music on <a href="https://volumedenver.org/">Volume</a>.</li> <li>Subscribe to our <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/newsletters">newsletters</a>.&nbsp;</li> <li>Browse our collection of classes and programs with <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/linked/programs/engage.pdf"><i>Engage!</i></a></li> <li>Browse <a href="https://history.denverlibrary.org/photos">historical photos</a> of Denver and the West.</li> <li>Reserve a <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/reserve">meeting room</a>.</li> </ul> </div> <div class="field field--inline field--name-blog-categories field--type-entity-reference field__items"> <span class="field__item"><a href="/youre-welcome-here" hreflang="en">You&#039;re welcome to</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/youre-welcome-here" hreflang="en">You&#039;re welcome here</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/library-news" hreflang="en">Library News</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/technology" hreflang="en">Technology</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/wifi-0" hreflang="en">wi-fi</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/connect" hreflang="en">connect</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/high-speed-internet" hreflang="en">high speed internet</a></div> </div> <section> </section> Fri, 15 Mar 2019 21:26:31 +0000 ChrisH 275766 at https://www.denverlibrary.org