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Special Summer of Reading Event

Performance and Presentations
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for a super special Summer of Reading event. You won't know what it is unless you come. There will be food too!

Risking Everything: A Freedom Summer Exhibit for Students

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2014 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Freedom Summer. The Blair Caldwell Library will host an exhibit centered around the 1964 Mississippi Summer Project, curated by the Wisconsin Historical Society.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory Exhibit

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The Denver Public Library is pleased to announce a visiting exhibit from the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory in support of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education. From fundamental science and energy analysis to validating new products for the commercial market, NREL researchers are dedicated to transforming the way the world uses energy. Visit the library and explore an exhibit that features examples of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies and applications.

Scribes, Scholars and Storytellers Author Series Featuring Rena Camille - Event Canceled

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Books Authors and Writing
6:00 pm

*This event is canceled due to unforeseen events. Please visit our website www.aarl.denverlibrary.org for current events and programs.*

Map Month: 1500: The Year of the Eight Distinct World Views

History and Genealogy
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
B2 Conference Center

Rocky Mountain Map Society (RMMS) co-founder Wesley A. Brown takes a look at the eight very different types of maps produced around 1500 AD. He explains each of these forms of maps, their time of use and shows illustrations of original examples from his personal collection.

5 p.m. Local map dealers will display maps for sale
6 p.m. Presentation
7 p.m. Peruse the displays of maps
8 p.m. Library closes

Second Saturday Book Club

Books Authors and Writing
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join us the second Saturday of each month for our new TOPICAL Book Club! We select the topic,
you choose your book, OR read what the library staffer is reading! Be ready to share why you
loved or hated your book! August's Topic: Something Wicked
Staff Choice: "The Haunting" by Shirley Jackson. No registration is necessary. Please call 720-865-0240 for more information.

Second Saturday Book Club

Books Authors and Writing
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join us the second Saturday of each month for our new TOPICAL Book Club! We select the topic, you choose your book (fiction or nonfiction), OR read what the library staffer is reading! Be ready to share why you loved or hated your book! June's Topic: The Human Animal Bond
Staff Choice: "The Elephant Keeper" by Christopher Nicholson. No registration is necessary. Please call 720-865-0240 for more information.

End of Summer of Reading Celebration! / Celebración de cierre del programa de Verano de Lectura

Social Events
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The library will celebrate the end of the Summer of Reading program with special activities for the whole family! All Ages. No registration is required.

La biblioteca va a celebrar el cierre del programa del Verano de Lectura con divertidas actividades para toda la familia! Para niños de todas las edades. No es necesario inscribirse.

Film - Gasland Part II (2013)

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Film
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
B2 Conference Room

In this explosive follow-up to his Oscar nominated film Gasland, filmmaker Josh Fox uses his trademark dark humor to take a deeper, broader look at the dangers of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, the controversial method of extracting natural gas and oil, now occurring on a global scale.

The Ludlow Massacre, Poetry and History: A special National Poetry Month reading with Colorado Poet Laureate David Mason

Books Authors and Writing
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Western History/Genealogy- Level 5

David Mason was nominated as Colorado's poet laureate in 2010, one of only six poets to fill this position Mason is nearly done with his four year stint. A writer and professor out of Colorado Springs, Mason's books of poems include The Buried Houses (winner of the Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize), The Country I Remember (winner of the Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award), and Arrivals. His verse novel, Ludlow, was published on 2007, and named best poetry book of the year by the Contemporary Poetry Review and the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.

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