Library News

Schlessman Reopens!

After a brief closing as part of the Denver Bond Improvement Plan, the Schlessman Family Branch library reopened on Monday, November 1 with a new and improved automated returns handling machine. We are glad to be back in business and our shelves are bursting with books, movies and music! We hope to see you soon!

Join us for the following upcoming events:

Renovation Celebration at the Bear Valley Branch Library

Bear Valley Branch Library

Join us for the Renovation Celebration at the Bear Valley Branch Library, tonight, Wednesday, November 3, 5:30-7 p.m.

There will be remarks by city dignitaries, refreshments and family-friendly entertainment.

Hope to see you there!

Program: An Introduction to Veteran’s History Resources

727th AAA MG Battalion, Officers

Dennis Hagen, archivist with the Western History/Genealogy Department’s 10th Mountain Division Resource Center will present An Introduction to Veteran’s History Resources at the Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library.

Wednesday, November 17, 6 p.m.
Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library

The program includes information about the Library of Congress’ Veteran’s History Project, resources available through the National Archives and the Denver Public Library’s 10th Mountain Division Collection.

Denver Knows, Libraries ARE a Smart Investment

Denver Public Library

Library Journal gives Denver Public Library a 5 star rating. "What our libraries deliver to our communities have always mattered, but they may now be more important than ever. In the face of the ongoing and broad cuts libraries are seeing nationwide, it is vital to illustrate the accomplishments of libraries."

The star ratings are based on visits, circulation, program attendance, and public Internet terminal use. Community involvement and your participation are the driving forces to earn this rating.

Libraries Are a Smart Investment

Piggie Bank

Ever wonder how much you receive in return for every $1 in taxes you spend on the Denver Public Library? Find out how much you're saving by using the Library Return on Investment Calculator. Keep reading to learn why libraries aren't going the way of the dinosaur any time soon; they're more relevant than ever!

Have you ever heard the question (or asked yourself), "Why do we need libraries when we have the Internet and eBook readers?" The Denver Public Library encourages you to share the following facts with your friends and family. During a recession, it's more important than ever that library services are known about and shared.

Library Love Story: Diane and David Grey

David and Diane Grey (center) with DPL Executive Team memebers

Deciding to donate landscaping to beautify the Ross-Cherry Creek Branch was about as easy as walking by the building.

We walk in the neighborhood on a regular basis and noticed that not much had been done as far as landscaping. When the branch was under renovations recently, we started talking about how wonderful it would be if the outside of the branch could look as beautiful as the inside.

As the owners of G.E. Enterprises, Inc., a landscape company, we knew we had the expertise to really make a difference in the “curb appeal” of the branch. We contacted the library, got the wheels turning, and completed the project soon after the branch reopened earlier this summer.

Teacher Set Requests Are Back Online

Our online Teacher Sets service is back!

Ordering teacher sets by email is easy - visit kids.denverlibrary.org/teacher_sets and fill out the form. Or if you'd rather use the phone, just give us a call at your most convenient location.

Library Love Story: Eric Duran

Eric Duran

My name is Eric Duran. I am an investment banker and was recently named the 9News Leader of the Year. I am proud to say I served on the Denver Public Library Commission from 1996 until 2004. The Denver Public Library was critical to my success and I am honored to share my story.

I grew up in North Denver in a household of six people in a two-bedroom apartment—my family was close. It is not something that I often talk about, but growing up, my mother and sister shared one bedroom and my grandmother and aunt shared the other. My grandfather and I slept in the living room—he slept on the couch and I slept on the floor. My teenage memories are of my grandfather waking me up at 5:30 in the morning to get the Rocky Mountain News and then moving me from the floor to the couch. I learned a love of reading from my grandfather.

SCFD September

King Tut

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

Dewey After Hours - Name that Martini

Dewey After Hours

Join us on the rooftop of the Art Museum Residences for an open air, big sky Dewey After Hours and help select the signature cocktail for the Denver Public Library's Booklovers Ball. Enjoy the amazing view of downtown Denver as the sun sets and you sip, nibble and schmooze.

We'll be sampling martinis and appetizers and voting for the most tasty and delicious drink. The winning drink will be served at the 13th Annual Booklovers Ball. Beer, wine and soft drinks will also be served. Pinnacle Vodka is donating both a regular vodka and a special secret ingredient vodka to inspire the mixologists.

Bring your creative energies and name that drink! The originator of the winning name will be awarded a free ticket to the Booklovers Ball on October 9. The theme this year is "Explore."

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