Did you see this article in the Denver Post about the Library's historical map collections? Trove of Maps at Denver Public Library takes explorer on historic trip (8/31/2010).
It talks about historic Sanborn Fire Insurance maps that show historical views of Denver and other places. "As buildings changed, the maps were updated with paste-overs.... It's like showing geologic layers of Denver."
Our thoughts and thanks are with the brave firefighters who are currently battling the Four Mile and the Reservoir Road Fires. No film could capture the peril and plight of these heroes, but a few come close.
The Denver Art Museum and Arts & Exhibitions International want to thank the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District.
As a thank you to all Scientific and Cultural Facilities District residents, The Denver Art Museum is offering a free Youth ticket with each Adult or Senior ticket purchased to the King Tut exhibit through the month of September. To purchase tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.com/TutSCFD. For more information on the SCFD please visit SCFD.org
Curious about Yoga? Try out this free introductory class with Vital Yoga at Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library on Saturday, September 18 at 10 a.m. and find out about the benefits that yoga could bring to your body and mind. BYOM = Bring Your Own Mat!
Gospel music blends bold harmonies, feature spiritual messages in their lyrics and may feature a choir of singers. #1 this week on the Billboard Charts is Here I Am by Marvin Sapp. Gospel inspires and gets you moving!
The Bicycle Film Festival celebrates its 10th year at the Starz Film Center this weekend. Brendt Barbur, festival founder, transformed the trauma of getting hit by a car while cycling into a celebration of song, music and film in honor of the bicycle.
This weekend's schedule includes:
The Birth of Big Air (September 10 - 7 p.m.)
It's about time Mat Hoffman's story was told -- and now it has been done by just the right people. Directed by longtime friend Jeff Tremaine and produced by Priya Swaminathan, Spike Jonze, Mark Lewman and Johnny Knoxville, the film pays tribute to this BMX legend.
Riding the Long White Cloud (September 10 - 9 p.m.)
There are many martial arts films worthy of mention, but there is truly something special about the Kung Fu film. The best Kung Fu films transcend gravity defying acrobatics and arduous fight sequences, often emphasizing honor and loyalty.
Join us at the Schlessman Family Branch Library on Sunday, September 12 at 2 p.m. to hear Dr. Michelle Anthony speak on the cultural pressures and obstacles confronting young women and girls today and what we can do to help. A book signing will follow this illuminating event.
Dr. Anthony, co-author of Little Girls Can Be Mean will present a how-to strategy session for addressing the growing problem of girl meanness in elementary school, including how and why meanness happens, ways to help girls deal with and resolve friendship struggles, and girl bullying. Attendees will learn a simple Four Step process, along with a variety of take-back tools, strategies, and activities to help their children approach many social struggles in the early years.