Ever since it opened in a shed off Archer Street in 2003, and in the five homes it's had since then, the Denver Zine Library has been a community space where people can see handmade publications donated from all over the world -- 15,000 zines in all today. On Friday, December 6, the Zine Library wil ... 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 >>
#45: Alicia Bailey Alicia Bailey is an exacting artist who works in -- but isn't limited to -- the book arts, which are the original focus of her Abecedarian Gallery in Denver's Art District on Santa Fe. Creator and curator, Bailey displays a rare attention to detail, difficult processes and the in ... More >>
Civic Center Eats will sport a very tasty addition today: DPL Connect, a tricked-out trike that peddles (and pedals) a collection of free books (tomes being purged from the collection) and also serves up a wi-fi hot spot. The book bike made its debut yesterday on the Garden Block of the 16th Street ... 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 >>
There are more medical marijuana dispensaries than Starbucks locations in town -- and any number of publications that focus on the state's booming MMJ business. The Auraria Library has an archive of these publications, as well as more historic materials dealing with cannabis.
Over half a century after Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone first aired, people are still captivated by the sci-fi show. So in advance of the Theater Company of Lafayette's production of Return to the Twilight Zone (Volume 8), A Parody, which opens tomorrow night at the Mary Miller Theater , we ... More >>
The winner?When I talked with back-to-back-to-back Super Bowl Chili Cookoff Champion Kevin Richards just days before the Denver Zine Library's 5th Annual competition, the Librarian wasn't exactly cocky, but was armed with the sort of innocent charm that says, My Nonchalance Is a Cover For My ... More >>
A Flickr photo.Didn't get invited to a Super Bowl party this year? Just about every local bar is hosting a party today; Kyle Garratt offered this list of ten super spots for watching the Super Bowl.
U.S. citizen.Before the refreshments in the basement but after federal judge Christina M. Habas fervently waved a pocket-sized Constitution during her speech, 76 people became naturalized citizens of the United States during a Tuesday morning ceremony at the Denver Central Library. Of the 76 ... 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 >>
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 Denver Public Library hosted a naturalization ceremony for more than a hundred new citizens from dozens of countries Thursday morning. The ceremony has been a tradition at DPL for more than a decade, and why not? As several speakers noted in welcoming the crowd of new Americans, citizens ... More >>
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 >>
If you have questions -- and I know you have questions -- AskColorado, an online information service provided by Colorado libraries, is there to help. The 24/7 (holidays excluded) web service puts you in touch with a librarian via a chat interface similar to your basic instant-messenger client, an ... 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 woman got off an RTD bus outside of the Denver Public Library main branch at about 9 this morning and asked library staff for some assistance. But she wasn't trying to check out a book. No, the woman was in labor. In fact, she was so far along that the library staff members helped her give birt ... More >>
Musketeer tells the story of one determined librarian.
Italian timpani is the star of this Scene Stealers Cooking Demo.
I could write a book about the smut Iíve seen at the library.
Ray Troll and Kirk Johnson hunt for fossils.
Colorado was pivotal in keeping the Union together.
Concerns about the Justice Center and the Civic Center, plus a Bronx cheer for Rick Ashton.
From the week of August 18, 2005
Art of Darkness
Arapahoe libraries showcase specialties
Denver Public Library website
From the week of August 14, 2003
Dollars and sense
Life in the penis gallery, and other mixed nuts in Boulder.
Time travel with Herndon Davis at the DAM.
Historical photographs featured at the Booklover's Ball
Glendale Public Library
Questions about the religious right are this GOP candidate's cross to bear--or is that bare?