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Exhibit: The Photography of Roger Whitacre

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July - October

The Central Library, Western History Art Gallery - Level 5

Roger Whitacre worked as a commercial photographer in Denver for 35 years, between 1970 and 2005.  His specialties included architectural, commercial and editorial photography, much of it focused on Denver’s architecture, including many of its historic landmarks and neighborhoods.  

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!

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.

Phone Notification Service Disruption

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Expecting a call regarding your holds? We are experiencing issues with our phone notification system. Please visit your My Library Card account or call any Denver Public Library branch location to check the status of your holds.

We apologize for any inconvenience this service interruption may cause.

Please Take Our Mobile Website Survey

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The Denver Public Library will be launching a mobile website in the coming months.

Your feedback is very important to us, so please take a moment to let us know what kind of Library content you would like to access on your mobile device. Take the survey now!

Mobile users, try our text only catalog.

Vote! 2010 One Book, One Denver Selection

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Voting will take place June 1 - 15 for the next One Book, One Denver title.
The 2010 One Book, One Denver selection will be chosen by popular vote! Rate each of the books, one to five stars. The top-ranked book will become the 2010 program selection, launching in September. Visit the DOCA (Denver Office of Cultural Affairs) website for more information and to cast your vote.

One Book, One Denver is Mayor Hickenlooper's citywide book club created to build community and stimulate people to read. Denver citizens, young and old, are encouraged to join others in the shared experience of simultaneously reading the same book and participating in related events.

This year's titles for consideration will be:

Exhibit: Pieces of Our Past

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May 7 - August 31
The Central Library, Gates Reading Room - Level 5

A two-part exhibit examining Denver's preservation history, developed by Historic Denver, Inc. and on display at the Molly Brown House Museum and the Denver Central Library. 


Recharge Colorado: New website details energy conservation rebates and incentives

Recharge Colorado

Energy just got easier. The Governor’s Energy Office is pleased to announce the launch of its new comprehensive website, RechargeColorado.com, to offer Coloradans an unprecedented tool to save money and advance Colorado’s New Energy Economy.

Visit the site for information about GEO programs and initiatives and to access information about financial incentives, service providers, grants and more.

Rebates are currently available for appliances, insulation, furnace replacement, home energy systems and more!

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