You are invited to learn about and celebrate Kwanzaa. This event will feature a performer and light refreshments.
The word "Kwanzaa" comes from the Swahili phrase "matunda ya kwanza," meaning "first fruits." Kwanzaa begins on December 26 and ends with a communal feast called the Karamu on January 1.
Kwanzaa is a seven-day holiday that celebrates Family, Community and Culture. The seven days of Kwanzaa match the seven principles celebrated.
Monday, December 30th we will explore the principle ~ Nia (Purpose)
Set goals that will develop and benefit the community.
Justin Miera will be bringing his musical abilities to the Byers Library to share the story of Christopher Columbus and the discovery of the Americas through music and storytelling. He is a master storyteller and is sure to engage the audience and leave participants feeling both uplifted and educated. Justin Miera llega a la Biblioteca Byers para compartir sus talentos musicales y para contar el cuento de Cristóbal Colón el descubrimiento de las Américas. Justin Miera es un cuentista profesional y su presentación va a ser entretenido para el público.
Nancy Avalon, master storyteller, will be bringing her experience to the Byers Library to perform for children and their families. She is very entertaining, and her stories are varied and unique. All are welcome to this fun performance! Nancy Avalon, cuentista profesional, presentará una gran variedad de cuentos divertidos a los niños y sus familias en la Biblioteca Byers. Las presentaciones de Nancy Avalon siempre son muy entretenidas.
Get ready for the Denver Center Theatre Company performance of Jackie & Me through a participatory workshop designed to introduce the characters and to explore the themes of the play and novel. This free discussion is being offered as a part of the DCPA’s CONNECT program. To learn more about these free discussions and events visit www.denvercenter.org/CONNECT.
For adults, as well as children in grades 4 through 12. Limited space, registration required. Please call 720-865-0325 to register.
Use forensic science to solve a murder mystery. Analyze crime evidence such as blood samples, fingerprints, and unknown powders, and learn how CSI agents use the scientific process to solve crimes. Registration is required. Please call 720-865-0325. For grades 4 and up.
Use the investigative thinking processes of an archaeologist. Uncover the customs, culture, and everyday life of ancient Egypt. Conduct a mock excavation to explore the methods used in archaeological dig sites. Registration is required. Please call 720-865-0325. For grades 4 and up.
The Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library presents the Seldom Screened Cinema: Identity: Perception, Social Misconception and Self-Determination. This years film series focuses on the many aspects of identity in the African American community and how identity is shaped by internal and external forces. The series will begin Monday, October 21st and will continue on Mondays until December 9th with a special wrap up conversation with Dr. Brenda Allen, Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity, University of Colorado at Denver.
After a fun warm-up exercise in a one-hour workshop, we will play theatre games that focus on rhythm, movement, and voice. En este taller de una hora, vamos a hacer un divertido ejercicio de calentamiento y luego vamos a jugar juegos teatrales con un enfoque en ritmo, movimiento y voz.