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Plaza Voices: Creativity in the Community

Family working together in a Plaza art program.

Karen D., a Plaza staff member, writes:

Plaza Voices: Alba

Photo of Alba, a Plaza participant

Diana G., a Plaza staff member, writes:

What is your favorite thing to do in the Plaza program?

Alba said, "The computers are my favorite because I am able to do multiple things, like practice English and many more things. I also like the English classes [Conversation Tables] because I am getting extra help with my speaking. My goal is to learn how to speak English properly."

Plaza Voices: the Language of Food

Platter of sushi

Helen M., a Plaza staff member, writes:

Food. Food! Who doesn’t enjoy talking about what she ate for dinner last evening? Whose mouth doesn’t start watering at the mention of a favorite dish his Mom prepared?

Plaza Voices: Dia de los Muertos

Still from Case Drury's video, "Rosa"

Rosa A., a Plaza staff member, writes:

Plaza Voices: Numb3rs in My Life

Phot of Plaza program activity leader Warren R.

Warren R., a Plaza program Activities Leader, writes:

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always loved math. My mom always took me to the wet market back home in the Philippines, and in my head I would calculate almost everything, from the price of the buko (coconut) juice I drank, to the change that we were supposed to get when we paid for our tricycle (3-wheel public utility vehicle) transportation. I carried this love for math into every endeavor I took on.

Plaza Voices: Como aprender español

Map of Spanish-speaking countries.

Desiree S. of Barnum Branch Library writes:

Plaza Voices: Cricket, anyone?

Photo of a cricket ball (creative commons).

Last spring, walking in a park near my house, I saw something I'd never seen before: people playing cricket. It got me thinking about this sport that I suddenly realized I knew nothing about, and had only seen in English costume dramas.

Plaza Voices: Stories of Integration

Photo from the "Stories of Integration" series on view at Barnum Library

Desiree S. of the Ross-Barnum branch writes:

Moving away from one’s home can be one of the most challenging life experiences. Having come to Denver via Oklahoma City myself just one year ago, I can certainly vouch for there being a period of readjustment -- one has to discover all new neighborhoods, meet all new friends and perhaps reconnect with old ones. In short, one must create an everyday existence that is different from what was there before. But what about adjusting to a place where both the language and the culture are completely foreign?

Plaza Voices: Denver Startup Week

Cover of "Startup Weekend," available through DPL

Denver Startup Week is going on now! This multi-day event brings together some of the most innovative people in the state for information sessions, networking, and discussion about creative entrepreneurship in Colorado.

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