We're nearing the end of the month, and your bank account could be running on empty. But that doesn't mean the rest of July won't be full of fun. You can take in a movie, be a fanatic or just hear some bands -- all for free in Denver this week. The online Westword calendar has a complete listing of ... More >>
Denver Public Library's Chris Loffelmacher wants people to see the DPL as "a community gathering spot where citizens can be with their 'tribe.' That has always been a goal of libraries, but it has become more and more important in the age of social media. We want to give our community a chance to co ... More >>
We've finally made it to the unofficial start of another summer. Memorial Day weekend kicks off Denver's hottest season, and we want you to be able to enjoy that extra day off without breaking the bank. To balance out the backyard barbecues and parades, hereare ten festivities that will blow you aw ... More >>
Saving money doesn't have to mean staying in and staring into the void. You can still get out this week and enjoy free events, which include everything from a James Bond flick to a teen Hunger Games virtual reality tournament to a day of strolling around at the Denver Zoo. Check out the online Westw ... More >>
Recognizing that libraries are going to need to rethink their missions in order to remain relevant, the Aurora Public Library opened computer centers at the city's Moorhead and Beck Recreation Centers earlier this year. Last month, it added a public computer center, featuring eleven computers with w ... More >>
Here's something to ponder in 2012: The new year will mark, among other things, the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. And, as Chris Loffelmacher of the Denver Public Library's Fresh City Life program points out, "How often does a shipwreck turn 100?" That's why, when Loffelmacher ro ... More >>
If you're looking to get your fix of cinematic terror but are facing a frightening shortage of cash, the current Fresh City Life film series at the Central Denver Public Library, "The Kids Are Not Alright," is a real treat. The Tuesday night films, all scary movies featuring evil children, ar ... More >>
Corey Donahue.Update: We've gotten our hands on a copy of the video shot by marijuana activist Kathleen Chippi of fellow advocate Corey Donahue's arrest at a Boulder library, allegedly for disrupting a volunteer meeting associated with the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act of 2012. The only ... More >>
The Library of Congress has just turned on its new streaming audio service, which includes a large piece of the national archives totaling around 10,000 titles. The joint venture of Sony and the Library of Congress gives users access to many Sony-controlled recordings that have long been out of circ ... More >>
This song does not count.Here's what you do: Figure out some way to get into a submarine, then crank up some badass barbershop quartet jams on the eight-track, because today is National Submarine Day, Eight-Track Tape Day and Barbershop Quartet Day all rolled into one. Just like that. But in ... More >>
In the realm of cult classics, Killer of Sheep is king: Arguably one of the most cultish and the most classic films ever made, the movie boasts a compelling lore that involves a budget of less than $10,000 and a release that didn't happen until more than 30 years after it was made, the film n ... More >>
There's a lot going on in food this week: The West End Tavern is releasing the long-awaited Pappy Van Winkle seventeen-year bourbon; the Green Route Restaurant Tour kicks off at 1515 Restaurant; and the Denver Central Library's Food Fight: Retaking Our Plates, a Fresh City Life Film Series, w ... More >>
The Northwest Denver Toy Library.The Northwest Denver Toy Library, located in the basement of Smiley Branch Library, 4501 West 46th Avenue, has been letting pint-sized library-card holders borrow toys for free since 1980. But lately it's been harder than ever to do so, thanks to new federal r ... More >>
The Northwest Denver Toy LibraryWhen Congress ratcheted up restrictions on lead and other harmful chemicals in children's toys last year, it was a victory for child safety. But the move has proven challenging for a beloved Denver institution and repeated Best of Denver winner: The Northwest D ... More >>
Jeanne Faatz.Moments from now, Mayor John Hickenlooper will be meeting with the media to talk about a revision in his budget plan -- additional bucks to save the Byers library , which had been marked for closure, and keep other branches open for longer hours. And where is he getting the dough ... More >>
Carol Kreck being rousted last July.Last July, we told you about the case of Carol Kreck, who was ticketed outside a town hall for Republican presidential candidate John McCain for carrying a sign reading, shockingly enough, "McCain = Bush." Kreck, a former Denver Post reporter then working a ... More >>
Back again with three more great Twits to follow (sure, that sounds insulting, but Tweeters just sounds stupid) for your burgeoning Twitter feed. And as always, follow us at @denverwestword, @cafewestword and @casciato. TweetDenver: TweetDenver is a Twitter aggregator -- they seek out and reTwe ... More >>
A John Lebya photo of storm damage in Aurora from a Denver Post slideshow. Over the past decade, daily newspapers have grappled with the best way to cover breaking news items in print -- a medium that arrives at homes well after most subscribers already know about what took place. The five tornadoe ... More >>
Westword published its twenty-first Best Of Denver issue and 2004, with nods to John Hickenlooper (Best Political Upset), the Denver Public Library's web site (Best Free Service), Jeff Bzdelik (Best Pro Coach) and High Street Speakeasy (Best New Bar). See Best of Denver 2004 here.
Ye olde square Denver Public Library has been upping its hipness quotient lately, what with all those fancy cooking classes and frequent media appearances of that strange leafy coat (designed by staffer Chris Loffelmacher) that Mayor Hickenlooper donned for Earth Day. The DPL's latest marketing move ... More >>
Last year, it seemed as if Dalton Trumbo, arguably the most famous-ever resident of Grand Junction, had finally been embraced by his hometown. Now, however, the town's daily newspaper seems to be balking, and for the quaintest of reasons: Trumbo was a pinko. No denying that. As noted in this Messag ... More >>
All Colfax, all the time.
Pick fresh prints at Red Delicious Press.
The Central Library surveys the brief, brilliant career of Frank Mechau.
Denver Public Library WonderWeb
'Burbs bust out Battle of the Bands
The Denver Zine Library opens a new chapter in Colorado letters.
Colorado Collections II
The Best American Novels of the Twentieth Century, Still Readable Today
Are we having funds yet?
For novices and Hobbit lovers alike, a Frodo/Bilbo birthday bash promises a magical time.
Main library, University of Colorado at Boulder
THE STORY OF PAULINE ROBINSON'S LIFE IS A REAL PAGE-TURNER.