The Denver Public Library honors the contributions of several African American citizens on Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. when it hosts the Juanita Gray Community Service Awards and the Blacks in Colorado Hall of Fame Awards. The event kicks off the Library’s celebration of Black History Month. The event will be held at the Ford-Warren Branch Library, 2825 High Street.
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On Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 2 p.m., Jim Gill, award-winning musician and author, is bringing his Family Room Tour to Denver Public Library. He will strum energetic rhythms on his banjo while everyone claps, sings, dances and even sneezes along to the silly and inspiring musical games that he creates. This interactive concert is free to the public and suitable for kid’s birth to three years old. The concert is presented by Denver Public Library and Mountain States Toyota.
The Denver Public Library is launching a new service called “DPL CONNECT,” a book bike complete with shelves, display areas and a wi-fi hot spot. The goal of the tricked-out trike is to bring library services out to the community and promote upcoming programs and events. Throughout the summer and early fall, DPL CONNECT will be connecting with the public at festivals, farmer’s markets and parks.
As part of his Summer of Reading Neighborhood Challenge, Mayor Michael B. Hancock will host an ice cream social at the Ford-Warren Branch Library on Friday, July 26, at 11:30 a.m. Ford-Warren won the Mayor’s competition to increase Summer of Reading signups during the first two weeks of the program by a landslide, increasing their registration from last year by over 80%.
The Denver Public Library Commission approved a motion to name the new branch library in West Denver after Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales.
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