I have a completely deaf and half blind dog named Gandhi. We named him Gandhi because after naming our cat Fang, we are firm believers in giving our animals good-natured names. We also have a Scottie named Tonks and a Westie named Lassie who serve as Gandhi's guide dogs.
I started thinking recently about how many famous and influential artists came to the U.S. from other countries. Willem de Kooning, that giant of American abstract expressionism, emigrated from the Netherlands in 1926--as a stowaway aboard a British freighter. Pop artist David Hockney's sun-soaked images of California are perhaps all the more notable because he himself is English, though he lived here for years.
When you're looking for something to read, and you're already on waiting lists for the latest bestsellers, where can you discover new reading ideas? Try Denver Public Library booklists!
DPL booklists are each based on a theme, genre, or award, and include both fiction and nonfiction titles. There are currently more than 80 booklists available for your perusal on our website. Visit denverlibrary.org/lists to find the following booklists, and more:
Believing that strong communities create a stronger city, Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock is proud to launch Denver Days, a new citywide effort to help neighbors get to know each other and get involved with their communities by throwing block parties, organizing service projects and hosting neighborhood activities.
This year Denver Public Library celebrates 125 years of connecting people with information, ideas and experiences. Our efforts do more than provide entertainment, they also enhance lives and strengthen our community. We’ve had a direct, profound and lasting impression on Denver and the people who call the Mile High City home.
To celebrate this major milestone, DPL will be publishing a limited edition 125th anniversary book in collaboration with the Tattered Cover and we’d like to give you a chance to be a part of it.
Reading the news, it can be difficult to understand the context of current events. A plane crash in Taiwan, the conflict in Gaza, kidnappings in Nigeria... what would it look like if those things happened here? How do our lives differ from those of people in far-away countries? And what would it be like to leave everything we know behind, and move halfway around the world? If you've ever asked such questions, these resources are for you.