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January 2019

Sam Gary Literary Book Club

January 20

This book club will meet at Sam Gary once a month on Sundays and rotate between fiction, nonfiction, and reader’s choice selections! All meetings will take place in the Sam Gary Branch Meeting Room at 2 p.m. January Title: Beartown, by Fredrick

Categories: Lectures and Classes, Lectures, Classes, Informational events
Website: www.denverlibrary.org/event/sam-gary-literary-book-club,

League of Women Voters Denver Presents: Dreamers: View the Movie and Meet the Dreamers

January 22

This 30-minute documentary tells the story of five Dreamers who are no different from our own young relatives except they have no stable status in our country. When noted Denver film producer Dick Alweis approached longtime League of Women Voters of Denver member Jane Wasson about his idea to film metro area Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) participants she was all in. This 30-minute documentary tells the story of five Dreamers who are no different from our own relatives…

Categories: Lectures, Classes, Informational events, Movies and Film
Website: lwvdenver.org,

“Eighth Grade” Film Viewing + Open Forum Discussion

January 23

With the idea of understanding what middle-school kids are facing in this day and age, join fellow parents for a film viewing of “Eighth Grade”+ open forum discussion w/ specialists. Tickets: $35 (includes one glass of wine on tap) Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm WHAT PARENTS NEED TO KNOW (from Common Sense Media) Parents need to know that Eighth Grade is an extremely realistic, relatable indie dramedy directed by YouTube star Bo Burnham about going through adolescence. Elsie Fisher (the voice…

Categories: Lectures, Classes, Informational events, Movies and Film
Website: www.tickettailor.com/events/mnop/211218,

Active Minds: South Africa: From Apartheid to Global Citizen

January 24

6:30-7:30 pm We will discuss the pivotal role played by Mandela, the impact of immigration/colonialism, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and other important aspects of this story. Join Active Minds as we explore the history of South Africa, its struggle with Apartheid, Mandela’s legacy, and the country’s journey to rejoin the international community since Apartheid’s end in 1994. We will discuss the pivotal role played by Mandela, the impact of immigration/colonialism, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and other important aspects…

Categories: Lectures and Classes, Lectures, Classes, Informational events
Website: www.denverlibrary.org/event/active-minds-south-africa-apartheid-global-citizen,

Fancy Nancy Tea Party

January 25

4:00-5:00 pm Join us for an afternoon of games, crafts, and fanciness! Ideal for ages 3 to 6 – accompanied by an adult.

Categories: Lectures and Classes, Lectures, Classes, Informational events
Website: www.denverlibrary.org/event/toddler-program,
February 2019

League of Women Voters Denver Presents: Understanding the Denver Public Schools Budget

February 4

Tracie Rainey, director of Colorado School Finance Project, will present background on the complexity of school budgets and specifics on the workings of the DPS budget. Founded in 1995, the Colorado School Finance Project (CSFP) is a non-profit whose mission is to compile, collect and distribute research-based, non-partisan information and data on topics related to school finance for state and local policy makers. Ms. Rainey will provide background on the complexity of school budgets and specifics on the workings of…

Categories: Lectures, Classes, Informational events
Website: LWVDenver.org,

History of the Lowry Eisenhower Chapel

February 5

Join State Historian Tom Noel at 7pm at the Eisenhower Chapel. This event is part of the Lowry Speakers Series and is cosponsored by History Colorado. For more information about this and other events, Chapel rentals, or to donate to the capital Join State Historian Tom Noel at 7pm at the Eisenhower Chapel. This event is part of the Lowry Speakers Series and is cosponsored by History Colorado. For more information about this and other events, Chapel rentals, or to…

Categories: Lectures, Classes, Informational events
Website: lowryfoundation.org,

Talking About It Doesn’t Kill You!

February 13

Rocky Mountain Wills and Trusts in conjunction with Feldman Mortuary is proud to present the kick off of a new event series “Meaningful Conversations.” We live in a society that says, “don’t talk about death, that’s so morbid.” However, we leave our loved ones in the lurch and miss out on the opportunity to get our needs met if we avoid talking about the hard stuff. Let’s challenge the status quo by: • talking openly about the misconceptions surrounding these…

Categories: Kids and Families, Lectures, Classes, Informational events
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Active Minds: Martin Luther King Jr.

February 14

1:00-2:00 pm It’s been over 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr was assassinated on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. Join Active Minds for a look at his life and legacy. We will trace Dr. King’s rise to prominence from a Baptist pastor to Nobel Prize winner and leader of the civil rights movement. We will examine how Dr. King’s efforts impacted history and how his ideas continue to influence our society today

Categories: History, Lectures, Classes, Informational events
Website: www.denverlibrary.org/event/active-minds-19,

Science in the News: The History and Science of Vaccines: What, How, WHO, Why

February 21

6:30-7:45 pm Join three local scientists from the University of Colorado to discuss the history, science, and medicine of vaccinations. In 2000 the United States declared measles was eradicated thanks to the MMR vaccine; two decades later, the World Health Organization has reported that outbreaks are on the rise. Vaccines are a powerful tool for protecting ourselves, our loved ones, and our communities from disease. But many fear that they carry their own risks, and don’t participate. So what are…

Categories: Lectures and Classes, Lectures, Classes, Informational events
Website: www.denverlibrary.org/event/science-news-1,

Sam Gary Literary Book Club

February 24

This book club will meet at Sam Gary once a month on Sundays at 2 p.m. and rotate between fiction, nonfiction, and reader’s choice selections February Title: Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury This book club will meet at Sam Gary once a month on Sundays and rotate between fiction, nonfiction, and reader’s choice selections! All meetings will take place in the Sam Gary Branch Meeting Room at 2 p.m. February Title: Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury

Categories: Interest and Support Groups and Meetings, Lectures, Classes, Informational events
Website: www.denverlibrary.org/event/copy-sam-gary-literary-book-club,

Active Minds: Kashmir

February 28

6:30-7:30 pm Join Active Minds as we explore Kashmir and seek to understand its pivotal role in South Asia. Since the formation of India and Pakistan in 1947, both countries have fought over the region known as Kashmir. Containing a Muslim majority, but ruled by Hindu dominated India, Kashmir has been the trigger of two separate wars between India and Pakistan, and even drawn China into the conflict. Add to the mix, the nuclear arsenal of both countries and it’s…

Categories: Lectures and Classes, Lectures, Classes, Informational events
Website: www.denverlibrary.org/event/active-minds-20,
March 2019

This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism, with author Ashton Applewhite

March 9

10:00-11:30 am Meet author and blogger Ashton Applewhite, who is catalyzing a movement to make discrimination on the basis of age as unacceptable as any other kind. People are happiest at the beginnings and the ends of their lives. The vast majority of Americans over 65 live independently. The older people get, the less afraid they are of dying. Aging is a natural, powerful, lifelong process. So how come so many of us unthinkingly assume that depression, diapers, and dementia…

Categories: Arts and Culture, Lectures, Classes, Informational events
Website: www.denverlibrary.org/event/chair-rocks-manifesto-against-ageism-author-ashton-applewhite,
September 2020

DENVER DECIDES – 10 Candidate and Issue Forums

September 18, 2020

Denver Decides (consortium of League of Women Voters of Denver, Inter-Neighborhood Cooperation and Denver 8 TV) will hold candidate and ballot issue forums for the upcoming November 2018 election. Forums can be viewed live on Denver 8 TV and Forums can be viewed live on Denver 8 TV at the times listed below. They can also be viewed on the Channel 8 website along with taped candidate introductions. Election Day Tuesday, November 6 Ballots will be mailed on October 15…

Categories: Lectures, Classes, Informational events, Politics
Website: www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/denver-decides.html,
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