This spring, the Denver Public Library is seeking local music for a flagship program it's preparing to launch called Volume Denver. "We were talking about how we really wanted to do something to get some content that you can't find at Walmart or the other big box stores," says Joan Hansen of the lib ... More >>
Buying gifts for the holidays can be daunting. You battle other shoppers for an unbeatable deal and stand in mile-long lines -- and sometimes the gift receiver doesn't like the present anyway. For those who would prefer to buy something thoughtful that gives back to the community, or make a handmade ... More >>
Sometimes style and research can go hand in hand. The more you learn about the looks of the past, the more you can create a new visual for the future. This practice is exemplified by local sushi bar hostess Morgon Johnson, who tweaks the styles of the 1940s and '50s to create her own updated fashion ... More >>
Summertime, and the living is easy: sit under the stars and watch Steven Spielberg's E.T., attend a few art shows, catch a production of Hairspray. There's lots to do in Denver this fun-packed weekend -- and many of the best possibiities are free. For more entertainment opportunities, visit the Wes ... More >>
Although St. Patrick's Day is over, the partying doesn't have to stop. This week, you can see a documentary about ending poverty, catch a sketch comedy show, or participate in a community scrapbooking project (and eat cookies). And all of these events are free, so you won't have to shell out any gre ... More >>
Carol "Connie" Boyer was a genealogical researcher and head of cataloging at the Denver Public Library until her retirement in 1988. She continued to gather information on her family's ancestry and, in 2006, donated her work to the library, which now houses the Boyer Family Genealogy in the Western ... More >>
Charles Ludeke: "Untitled4."The point of iWorld, which opened this week at the Colorado Photographic Arts Center, is pretty much contained in the title: We do live in an iWorld of our own making, and it's changing the face of the photographic image with its new level of immediacy -- instant g ... More >>
It's still Halloween every Sunday at The Church. Whether you want to see campy drag, high-brow art openings, or get down at a feminist dance party, we've got you covered this weekend. And it won't break your bank. Everything on this list won't cost you more than ten bucks, leaving you more ca ... More >>
Decades of this city's history gathered last night in the stunning Gates Reading Room at the Denver Public Library to honor historian Tom Noel, aka Dr. Colorado, who received this year's Eleanor Gehres Award. And the fact that Noel had served on the Eleanor Gehres Award Committee for 2011 was ... More >>
The Denver Public Library's annual Used Book Sale continues today under the white tents on the north side of the main branch, and it's chock full of titles you wouldn't want to pay $24.99 for, but on which you might risk a buck (or two). Which isn't to say there's not a lot worth looking at. ... More >>
The Denver Public Library is in financial trouble. Since 2003, city budget constraints have caused the system to cut hours, reduce staff and spend less money on new books. And it may only get worse: Next year, the library has been instructed to cut another $2.5 million from its budget. Start ... More >>
Last year, it was potato salad. This year, the Denver Public Library is making book on salsa, asking readers to submit their best recipes; the top six will battle it out for $600 in prizes during Salsa Wars. Organizer Chris Loffelmacher promises that this Fresh City Life program, held in con ... More >>
Green Route -- a green map to the city -- is kicking off a series of Green Route Restaurant Tours tonight, starting with a stop at 1515 Restaurant, 1515 Market Street. Attendees will meet owner Gene Tang and enjoy a special appetizer plus discounts on drinks. The tours are free, but you need ... More >>
"Colorado": Celebrating the home state. Halloween is long gone, but the Day of the Dead is a holiday that keeps on giving. An exhibit in the grand hall of the downtown Denver Public Library features staff-produced riffs on the tradition of decorated sugar skulls that provides -- well, plenty ... More >>
Get your language fix at this Fresh City Life event.
Photo by KM NewnhamThe Denver Public Library is embracing this whole new media/social media thing wholeheartedly. They're active Twits: @DenverLibrary is the basic account, plus there's the account for the library's Fresh City Life program @FreshCityLife and others as well. You an find both of thos ... More >>
Michael Paglia posted the news first: Adam Lerner, head of the Laboratory of Art and Ideas in Lakewood, will take over as director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, replacing Cydney Payton, who exited last fall. And that's not all: In revealing the hire yesterday, the MCA board also announc ... More >>
Jonathan Shikes' January 27 blog "The Downtown Library's New Due Date" was the first to tell the story of a woman giving birth at Denver Public Library's main branch, at 10 W. 14th Avenue Parkway. Yesterday, Channel 4 correspondent Raj Chohan filled in the details via interviews with proud mom Domin ... More >>
Here kitty, kitty. The creative team over at the Denver Public Library's central branch has occasionally released peculiar videos starring some nameless but game staffer trapped in a giant white kitty suit to promote upcoming events and programs. But the latest entry in this bizarre oeuvre de cine ... More >>
The Denver Public Library raises its sale.
Diane Keaton, Nora Ephron and Meg Ryan make an appearance at the library.
Western Art Gallery on the fifth floor of the Denver Central Library
The Central Library surveys the brief, brilliant career of Frank Mechau.
Missing something? Don't tell your mom.
From the week of September 4, 2003
Schlessman Family Branch Library
January 2, 2003
Making book on the Webb legacy.
The Denver Public Library closes the book on borrowing 1,000 items.
Two Denver institutions put on another kind of parade of lights around the Civic Center.
Daniel Libeskind muses over the first new museum building of the 21st century.
THE STORY OF PAULINE ROBINSON'S LIFE IS A REAL PAGE-TURNER.
SOON KIDS WON'T BE THE ONLY ONES EARNING IN DENVER'S EARNING BY LEARNING PROGRAM.