Library Events

First Annual Battle of the Books Sets the Bar High at Byers!

Jenuine, Aleia, and Nayah S. at Byers Branch Library

Summer of Reading 2013 started off in a flurry of excitement at the Byers Branch on 7th and Santa Fe. Since the Denver Public Library began the program before children were released from school for the summer, there was no delay in igniting their excitement to start reading!

This year, we wanted to do something different—something to show our community that even though we’re a small branch, we can achieve great things by working together.

We began the summer in an impassioned attempt to win the ice cream party that the Mayor offered to the branch with the greatest increase in registrations in the first two weeks. Our staff and community rallied together, and although we did not win, we came in third overall with 418 registrations as compared to 277 last year (that’s 150% of last year’s total for that time)! 

Kids say the darndest things...at the Pun-tastic Ice Cream Party

Just Joking

Yesterday the Children's Library at the Central Library celebrated another successful Summer of Reading with ice cream sundaes, popsicles and jokes.

After enjoying the tasty treats we got to sharing laughs. Some of the jokes came from books and others were kid creations. Here's a smattering of jokes the kids found hilarious:

Knock knock. Who's there? Fire alarm. Fire alarm who? Don't touch the fire.

How do aliens stay in touch with their friends? Spacebook.

Knock knock. Who's there? Interrupting cow. Interrupting...Moo

Knock knock. Who's there? Johnny. Johnny who? Johnny Bravo.

Decker: One Branch One Story

Ian and Julia at the Decker Branch Library

I had the pleasure of meeting Ian and his younger sister Julia at the Decker Branch Library this summer. Both avid readers, Ian and Julia enthusiastically participated in the Denver Public Library’s Summer of Reading program by excelling in their reading as well as attending craft events at the Decker Library. Ian and Julia are truly wonderful to have as regular customers at Decker, as they routinely help other children at craft events and even offer to help clean up after we've finished our craft projects. Not only are they devoted readers, Ian and Julia are wonderful customers, and it always brightens my day to see them at Decker.

In this photo, Ian and Julia are showcasing the buttons they made as part of a craft activity at Decker. They were thrilled to make their own buttons and loved looking for books after we finished our craft. They’re pictured here near the Decker Library’s fireplace with some of our cuddly friends that hang out in the children’s section. Thank you, Ian and Julia, for helping to make our summer so much more fun!

Story submitted by Natalie, Librarian at the Decker Branch Library.

ART SATURDAY at BYERS BRANCH LIBRARY

Mexican Sun and Moon June 15 at 2-4 p.m.

Do you like to… be creative? Be inspired by stories from around the world? Learn new words in Spanish? Try traditional foods?
I want to invite you, your family and your friends to our awesome ART SATURDAY program at Byers Branch Library on Saturday, June 15 from 2–4 p.m.

Surrounded by theaters, art galleries and museums, recording studios, antique shops, unique restaurants, and much more, Byers Branch Library is located in the heart of the Art District on Santa Fe.

Summer Road Trip: Up Close and Behind the Scenes at Central City Opera

Once a year, we take our special road trip up to Central City for an exclusive tour of the Central City Opera, a chance to get a glimpse behind the scenes and a great summer outing into the mountains!

Central City Opera Road Trip
Saturday, June 22, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Central City Opera House
124 Eureka Street, Central City 80247
Meet at the Central City Opera House Garden at 11 a.m.

London Author Dean Fetzer Hosted By DPL

With the debut of his fourth novel, Dead Silent, writer Dean Fetzer will be making a rare American appearance at Denver Public Library for a book talk and signing.

Dean Fetzer: Author Talk and Signing
Tuesday, May 14, 7-8 p.m.
Central Library, Level 7 Vida Ellison Gallery

Join Us to Celebrate!

Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library’s 10th Anniversary

Saturday, April 27, 12:30-3 p.m.

Activities for the whole family!
Storytime, Arts & Crafts, and Face Painting
Light Refreshments ~ Free and Open to the Public

Jewel in the Community Exhibit
Ending April 30
Cousins Gallery - 3rd Floor

Join us as we explore the history of the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library. From Conception and Construction to Events and Exhibits the Blair-Caldwell library is a place of discovery and knowledge waiting to be explored.

March is National Nutrition Month

In honor of National Nutrition Month we will have Registered Dietitians visiting the Green Valley Ranch Branch on Monday, March 18 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. and the Central Library on Tuesday, March 26 and Wednesday, March 27 from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m.

These nutrition experts will be on hand to talk about healthy eating and the USDA's new MyPlate dietary guidelines, along with any other food and diet questions you may have.

LEGO® Building Contest Judging Rescheduled for March 30

building block

The Building Contest Judging has been rescheduled for:

Saturday, March 30, 2 p.m.
Central Library, Level 7 Vida Ellison Gallery

The winners will be announced at 3 p.m. There will also be fun activities across the hall in the Level 7 Meeting Room!

If you need additional information, please contact the branch where you entered the contest.

The theme of the 2013 contest was Building Books.

Participants chose a favorite book and made a LEGO® design based on a scene, character or even the cover of the book! Entries were accepted in four categories: Preschool-2nd grade, 3rd-5th grade, 6th-12th grade or Family.

 

Thank You to Our Prize Sponsors:

High Tea at the Denver Public Library

Tea Party Today

You are cordially invited to high tea at the Denver Public Library on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 2 p.m. We’ll get dressed up and have some tea. Oh what fun this party will be! Join us for delicious tea, cookies, a story, and a craft.

January is National Hot Tea month and you are invited to celebrate with the Children's Library at the Central Library. We'll serve a variety of hot and iced teas, juice and cookies. There will be music, a tea related read-aloud and a craft. The party will be fun and educational with an opportunity to sneak in a lesson about table manners. We'll also use some unique vocabulary words your child might not hear very often, like doily, pitcher, and etiquette.

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