Winter of Reading

January 2-February 28, 2019

Invierno de Lectura

Winter of Reading is a recreational reading program like the Summer of Reading, except it’s for adults. You read and complete library-related activities, fill in those items in your brochure, and then claim your prize. Simple yet sweet.

Image with the words "Winter of Reading established 2015" and "I had always imagined paradise as a kind of library"How to play

  1. Pick up a brochure at any DPL location.
  2. Complete any five activities and describe what you did. You don’t have to stop at five!
  3. Bring your completed brochure to any DPL location anytime until February 28, 2019 to claim your prize. Prizes are limited to one per customer.
  4. After you’ve gotten your prize, you’re free to enter a drawing to get something really neat!

Rules and Regulations

  • Participants must be age 17+.
  • Prizes are limited to one per customer while supplies last.

Winter of Reading Events

One of the Winter of Reading activities listed in your brochure is to attend a library event. While you can attend any of our events we have put together some specially-crafted bookish-themed events for your Winter of Reading pleasure.

Find us out and about spreading wintery, reading joy!

Winter of Reading Celebration
Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2-3 p.m. @ Schlessman Family
Thursday, Jan. 3, 6-7:30 p.m. @ Green Valley Ranch
Saturday, Jan. 5, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. @ Eugene Field
Sunday, Jan. 6, 2:30-4:30 p.m. @ Gonzales
Monday, Jan. 7, 6-7 p.m. @ Hadley
Sign up for Winter of Reading, enjoy light refreshments and enjoy fun activities to chase away the cold.

Saturday, Jan. 5, 2-3 p.m. @ Ross-University Hills

Dixie Krystals’ Literary Lotería at Ratio
Thursday, Jan. 10, 7-9 p.m. @ RiNo Art District, Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer Street

Book Folding Art
Saturday, Jan. 12, 1-2 p.m. @ Ross-Barnum

Build a Book with the Denver Bookbinding Company
Saturday, Jan. 12, 2-3:30 p.m. @ Virginia Village

Winter of Reading Kickoff Craft: Hand-Dyed Silk Scarves
Saturday, Jan. 12, 2-3:30 p.m. @ Bear Valley

Author Visit with Brendan Leonard
Saturday, Jan. 12, 2-4 p.m. @ RiNo Art District, Improper City, 3201 Walnut St.

Literary Trivia Night at BookBar
Tuesday, Jan. 15, 7:30-9 p.m. @ BookBar, 4280 Tennyson Street

Adult Spelling Bee at Syntax Physic Opera
Thursday, Jan. 17, 7-8 p.m. @ Syntax Physic Opera, 554 S Broadway

You Can’t Unfriend Everyone: Effective Dialogue with Your Friends and Neighbors
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 6-7 p.m. @ Ross-Cherry Creek

Adult Story Hour and High Tea
Thursday, Jan. 24, 6-7 p.m. @ Byers

Winter of Reading Book Cover Lotería at Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project
Thursday, Jan. 24, 6:30-8 p.m. @  The Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project, 925 W 8th Ave

The Bookshop Band
Thursday, Jan. 31, 1-2 p.m. @ Central Library, Floor 1, Movies & Music

Get Lit Pop Up Book Club at Declaration Brewing Company
Thursday, Jan. 31, 6:30-8 p.m. @ Declaration Brewing Company, 2030 S Cherokee Street