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Teens - Win an Autographed Copy of Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan!

Children's Collection Specialist Gwen Vanderhage with the authors.

Hey teens! Are you a John Green and David Levithan fan? Here's your chance to win an advance reader's copy of Will Grayson, Will Grayson that has been autographed by both authors!

Here's how it works:

Uzbekistan at DPL

International Intern Nargiza Tulaganova

Nargiza Tulaganova says that one of her favorite novels written in Uzbek is Tushda kechgan umrlar by Utkir Hoshimov, whose title in English means "Lives Passed in Sleep," but Nargiza seems to have no intention of sleeping through her life, thanks to the internship program made possible by the Denver International Program, USA (DIPUSA).

A graduate with a degree in International Relations, a speaker of 4 languages -- Uzbek, Russian, Turkish and English -- and a manager at a company in Uzbekistan, she wanted to continue growing and learning even more, so she visited the Educational Advising Center (EAC) at the U.S. Embassy in Tashkent which led her to the Denver International Program and the Denver Public Library. The aim of her program here in Denver is to gain "comprehensive knowledge of library science in the U.S. and to develop leadership skills."

Have fun helping your child become a lifelong learner with StoryBlocks!

Did you know that parents who sing and talk with their children are building reading readiness and making a difference in lifelong learning? Interested in learning about other activities that will help your children learn and grow? If so, check out StoryBlocks.org!

I love reading and singing to my 7-month old, and while I always knew it was fun for my baby to watch me act out the itsy bitsy spider climbing the water spout, I didn’t realize how much these types of fingerplays and rhyming songs actually impacted her healthy brain functionality! Score one for mom!!

The Library in Your Pocket: Speak-Up

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Are you reading this blog post from a wireless laptop or cell phone? Chances are good that you are. According to a new report from the Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project, 6 in 10 American adults over 18 regularly use the internet from a wireless device.

And more cell phone owners are using a greater variety of cell phone functionality compared with usage in 2009. Additionally, the study reflects that minority Americans are more likely to access the web via a mobile device.

Kids and Teens, help pick the books for the new Green Valley Ranch and Stapleton Libraries

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Hey kids and teens! We want to make sure we have your favorite books at the new Green Valley Ranch and Stapleton branch libraries. Tell us the books you want to see and you'll be entered into a drawing for a Target gift card!

Kids, visit kids.denverlibrary.org/mynewlibrary to tell us your picks.

Teens, visit teens.denverlibrary.org/mynewlibrary and let us know what you want.

Don't forget to give us your name and phone number or email address if you want to be entered into the drawing for the Target gift card!

Thanks for helping us make your new libraries a great place for kids and teens!

Hazlo Ahora (Do it Now) Photography Exhibit

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In conjunction with the Biennial of the Americas, the Denver Public Library is displaying an exhibit of inspirational photography from Hazlo Ahora (Do it Now), in Mexico called De la Discapacidad (the ABC of Disability). The exhibit will be on display in Schlessman Hall at Central Library through July.

The Biennal is a month-long cultural celebration of innovation, imagination and the artistic achievement of the Western Hemisphere, hosted by the City of Denver. The exhibit also is a fitting way to recognize the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Write a book review and you could win an iPod Shuffle!

Submit Book Reviews Now for Summer of Reading!

The Summer of Reading book review extravaganza has begun! Write a book review from June 25-July 31 for the chance to win an iPod Shuffle! The more reviews you write, the better your chances of winning!

Teens visit Make Waves!

Kids visit Make a Splash!

Reviews are accepted only for books in the library's collection. All reviews will be entered into a random drawing and the winners will be announced in August. Good luck!

Free Nonprofit Class : Learn to use the Foundation Directory Online

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Free nonprofit class July 13 or July 15, 2010.
Learn how to use the Foundation Directory Online to find funders for your organization.

Join us for a demonstration followed by hands-on research of the Foundation Directory Online, the nation's leading online funding research tool. Developed by the Foundation Center, a national nonprofit service organization founded over 50 years ago, it provides the most current, accurate, and comprehensive information available on U.S. grantmakers and their grants. This information is drawn from reliable sources, including IRS Form 990s, grantmaker web sites and annual reports, and the grantmakers themselves.

These classes are full. Registration is closed.

Update: Montbello Branch to Reopen July 2

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The Montbello Branch Library will reopen on Friday, July 2 at 10 a.m. after completion of an extensive renovation that was part of the Better Denver Bond Program.

The branch was previously scheduled to reopen on Tuesday, June 29, but the fire inspection has been rescheduled, delaying the issuance of the Certificate of Occupancy needed before we can open the building to the public.

The building is undergoing many improvements to accommodate customers, making it a safer, more user-friendly environment. Upgrades were also made to heating and cooling systems to make them more energy efficient.

Hours of Operation After Reopening

  • Monday and Tuesday: 12 noon - 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: Closed

Westside Library Location Selected

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At its regularly scheduled meeting, Thursday, June 17, the Library Commission voted on the Colfax and Irving (Avondale) site as the preferred site for the new Westside Library. It will become the selected site upon final negotiation of sales terms and approval of a purchase contract by the City and the property owner.

The Commission arrived at this decision after an extensive review process, including discussions with the community, and considering -- among other issues -- accessibility to the most number of Denver residents, with a focus on children. Additional criteria included parking, land price, bus access, light rail access, total population within one mile and site size.

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