Performance and Presentations

Denver Zoo presents: Wild Wonders

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

Join us at 11 a.m. on the first Saturday of every month for family programming at the Sam Gary Branch Library!

The Denver Zoo will be bringing some of their amazing live animals for a look at animal adaptation to environments, survival strategies, and other fun facts!

Active Minds Presents: Egypt in Turmoil

Performance and Presentations
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm

The civil unrest that began in late January 2011 with the removal of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak continues to roil this critically important Arab country. Subsequent President Mohammad Morsi, an Islamist and Egypt's first freely elected leader, was ousted by the army in July 2013 after mass protests. Join Active Minds as we explore the origins and implications of Egypt’s current situation and where this story may go from here.

Active Minds Presents: A Century of Women’s Progress

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Performance and Presentations
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm

This June marks 40 years since Title IX became a law prohibiting gender discrimination in any educational institution receiving federal funds. Join Active Minds as we use this anniversary to reflect on a century of women's progress in the United States. From women's suffrage to the Women's Liberation movement of the 1960's to the role of women in the workforce today and the serious consideration of a woman for President, we will examine how far women have come as well as what many claim remains undone.

Active Minds Presents: The Mayans

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Performance and Presentations
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is hosting an extraordinary Mayan exhibit from February 14th to August 24th, 2014. Join Active Minds for an overview of Mayan history, culture, art, and science. This program will provide attendees with a solid understanding of Mayan civilization and can serve as a perfect primer for those interested in attending the exhibit. Either way, attendees will leave with a greater appreciation for one of the great civilizations in the history of the world.

This program is being brought to you by the Stapleton Master Community Association and Active Minds®.

Active Minds Presents- South Africa: Mandela & The Journey from Apartheid

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Performance and Presentations
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm

As the world honors the passing of Nelson Mandela, join Active Minds as we explore the history of South Africa, its struggle with Apartheid, Mandela’s legacy, and the country’s journey to rejoin the international community since Apartheid's end in 1994. We will discuss the pivotal role played by Mandela, the impact of immigration/ colonialism, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and other important aspects of this story. We will end with a look at the current challenges and opportunities for South Africa.

Create a Bee Safe Neighborhood!

Performance and Presentations
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Mead Meeting Room

David Braden will discuss how to create a community of neighbors who work together to improve the local habitat. David will also show how to create your own "Swarm Trap." Learn how to help our bees and other pollinators thrive!

Henna Tattoos with Hummingbird Henna

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Performance and Presentations
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn about the history of henna and practice henna tattoos! Then have a henna design applied to your hand or arm! For grades 6-12. Registration is required. Please call to reserve your space. Limited to 25 teens.

Connie and the Rabbit Company - Rabbits on Vacation / De vacaciones con los conejos

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Performance and Presentations
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Connie and her hilarious cast as they wow you with magic and laughter. Come see what happens when you take rabbits on your vacation. Good for all ages. No registration is required.

Connie y sus graciosos actores te impresionarán con sus trucos de magia y mucha risa. Ven a ver qué pasa cuando llevas unos conejos contigo de vacaciones. Para niños de todas las edades. No es necesario inscribirse.

Renaissance and Remembrance: A Musical Celebration of Black History

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Performance and Presentations
7:00 pm

In this exciting concert, music and words come together to take the audience on a journey through opera, art song, jazz, and spirituals - all highlighting the many ways African Americans have made a lasting impact on several genres of music. Featuring Stephanie Ann Ball, Lyric Coloratura Soprano, Michael Tilley, piano and Russell Costen, narrator.

Stephanie Ann Ball

Justin Miera - Animals All Around / Justin Miera – Animales por todas partes

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Performance and Presentations
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This is a musical story about an Arctic tern named Flit who is blown off her 12,000 mile migration journey. To find her way back she travels across the continents meeting other migratory and sedentary animals. She also learns about the unique nature of each new friend, their uncertain relationships with the environment, and the importance of her missing family. Perfect for ages 3-9. No registration is required.

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