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 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 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 >>
. 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.
All Colfax, all the time.
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
Colorado Collections II
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?
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