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September 2018

Global Change for Good: How to Participate in Civic Engagement as a Company

September 26

FWD.us is bringing its local Innovation Council to Denver Startup Week to discuss immigration reform. Learn actions you can take today to support immigrants and other marginalized persons in your company, your community, and across America! FWD.us, the advocacy nonprofit founded and funded by Mark Zuckerburg and other leaders in tech to work on immigration and criminal justice reform, is bringing its local Innovation Council to Denver Startup Week to discuss the new age of Civic Engagement as an arm…

Categories: Civic Meetings and Events, Lectures, Classes, Informational events
Website: www.denverstartupweek.org/schedule/4256-global-change-for-good-how-to-participate-in-civic-engagement-as-a-company,

Global Change for Good: How to Participate in Civic Engagement as a Company

September 26

FWD.us is bringing its local Innovation Council to Denver Startup Week to discuss immigration reform. Learn actions you can take today to support immigrants and other marginalized persons in your company, your community, and across America! FWD.us, the advocacy nonprofit founded and funded by Mark Zuckerburg and other leaders in tech to work on immigration and criminal justice reform, is bringing its local Innovation Council to Denver Startup Week to discuss the new age of Civic Engagement as an arm…

Categories: Civic Meetings and Events, Lectures, Classes, Informational events
Website: www.denverstartupweek.org/schedule/4256-global-change-for-good-how-to-participate-in-civic-engagement-as-a-company,

Active Minds: The Struggles of Syria

September 27

Since gaining its independence from the French in 1946, Syria has had a rocky and troubled history. Since 2011, Syria has been fighting a brutal Civil War in which the Assad regime (with support from Russia and Iran) has used brutal tactics to cling to power. On the other side, opposition forces have included ISIS (which originated in Syria) and al Qaeda, making for a complicated situation relative to U.S. interests. Join Active Minds as we seek to understand Syria’s…

Categories: Lectures and Classes, Lectures, Classes, Informational events
Website: www.denverlibrary.org/event/active-minds-struggles-syria,

Active Minds: The Struggles of Syria

September 27

6:45 pm Since gaining its independence from the French in 1946, Syria has had a rocky and troubled history. Since 2011, Syria has been fighting a brutal Civil War in which the Assad regime (with support from Russia and Iran) has used brutal tactics to cling to power. On the other side, opposition forces have included ISIS (which originated in Syria) and al Qaeda, making for a complicated situation relative to U.S. interests. Join Active Minds as we seek to…

Categories: Lectures and Classes, Lectures, Classes, Informational events
Website: www.denverlibrary.org/event/active-minds-struggles-syria,

Our Financial Future: Retirement, Social Security, and Inequality

September 29

Sam Gary Branch, 2961 Roslyn St. Saturday, September 29, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. How will our financial programs keep up with our new longevity? Who in our community benefits from these programs, and who is at risk? How will our financial programs keep up with our new longevity? Who in our community benefits from these programs, and who is at risk? Learn how to advocate for fair solutions. This program is part of the Connected & Creative Aging Series. No registration…

Categories: Lectures, Classes, Informational events, Seniors
Website: www.denverlibrary.org/event/our-financial-future-retirement-social-security-and-inequality-0,
October 2018

Aging in (the Right) Place

October 6

Sam Gary Branch, 2961 Roslyn St. Saturday, October 6, 10 a.m.-12 p.mWhat does an age-friendly city look like? What housing innovations can help people age in place, or find a comfortable new place? And how does Denver’s booming market factor in? Aging in (the Right) Place Saturday, October 6, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Sam Gary Branch Library What does an age-friendly city look like? What housing innovations can help people age in place, or find a comfortable new place? And how…

Categories: Lectures, Classes, Informational events, Seniors
Website: www.denverlibrary.org/event/aging-right-place-0,

Drop-in Drawing at the Denver Art Museum

October 11

Join artist Anna Kaye in our fun and informal creative art sessions at the Denver Art Museum. Bring a drawing or sketching project of your own or get started on something new. All ranges of drawing experience welcome! Drawing materials provided, but you are welcome to bring your own supplies. Please note that only sketchpads/notebooks 14 x 17 inches or smaller, graphite pencils, and kneaded erasers are permitted in the galleries. September 11: “Eyes On: Shimabuku” and “Eyes On: Julie…

Categories: Arts and Culture, Lectures, Classes, Informational events
Website: denverartmuseum.org/calendar/drop-in-drawing-program,

Active Minds: Colorado Ballot

October 11

Join Active Minds for an objective review of the current issues on the ballot this fall. We will review each proposal, presenting the arguments on both sides. Join Active Minds for an objective review of the current issues on the ballot this fall. We will review each proposal, presenting the arguments on both sides. We will also review the referendum and initiative process in Colorado, including its history, pros and cons, and significant legislation that has resulted from this process…

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

The Aging Workforce: ‘Seasoned’ Employees, Second Careers and the Coming Job Boom

October 13

Learn about jobs and second careers for older adults, and which fields need young professionals now as our society lives longer. The Connected & Creative Aging Series is in collaboration with AARP. No registration is required. Learn about jobs and second careers for older adults, and which fields need young professionals now as our society lives longer. The Connected & Creative Aging Series is in collaboration with AARP. No registration is required.

Categories: Lectures, Classes, Informational events, Seniors
Website: www.denverlibrary.org/event/aging-workforce-%27seasoned%27-employees-second-careers-and-coming-job-boom-0,

League of Women Voters Denver Presents: Need Help Understanding the November Ballot Issues?

October 15

Ballots filled with many issues arrive in Denver mailboxes in the middle of October. League of Women Voters Denver will present an explanation of those issues just in time for their arrival. 5:30 pm Coffee/networking, 6:00 pm presentation. Ballots filled with many issues will arrive in Denver mailboxes in the middle of October. The League of Women Voters of Denver will present an explanation of those issues just in time for their arrival. The Vice President of Voter Service for…

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

Active Minds presents: Hillbilly Records & Early Country Music

October 18

Join Active Minds as we explore American folk music of the early 20th century and learn about its commercialization and how this relates to the roots of country music. In the early 20th century, American folk music was being influenced by a number of factors. Among them were music collectors and record companies, both of whom shaped the music in important, lasting ways. Join Active Minds as we explore this dynamic and learn about the commercialization of folk music and how this…

Categories: Lectures, Classes, Informational events, Seniors
Website: activeminds.com/,

Science in the News: Why We Haven’t Cured Cancer

October 18

It’s 2018 – with all the latest medical advancements, why does cancer still kill half a million Americans each year? What makes it so difficult and expensive to treat? What new techniques are being developed to study and treat cancer? And who’s going to pay for them? What role can you play in the fight against cancer? Join three scientists from the University of Colorado in a discussion about the science and policy of treating cancer.

Categories: Lectures and Classes, Lectures, Classes, Informational events
Website: www.denverlibrary.org/event/science-news-0,

Creative and Connected Aging: Resource Open House

October 20

Learn about an empowered vision of getting older, and connect with community organizations and programs to help you stay engaged and fulfilled.

Categories: Festivals and Special Events, Lectures, Classes, Informational events
Website: www.denverlibrary.org/event/creative-and-connected-aging-resource-open-house,

Sam Gary Literary

October 21

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. October Title: Language of Secrets by Ausma Khan

Categories: Arts and Culture, Lectures, Classes, Informational events
Website: www.denverlibrary.org/event/sam-gary-literary-9,

Active Minds presents 1968: Chaos, Conflict & Change

October 23

Join Active Minds as we travel back in time to 1968 to explore key events, such as the Tet Offensive, Apollo 8, and the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, all brought into America’s living rooms by television. The year 1968 was a year of chaos, conflict and change—all brought into America’s living rooms by television. It began in January with the Tet Offensive in Vietnam and ended with the successful completion of the Apollo 8…

Categories: Lectures, Classes, Informational events, Seniors
Website: activeminds.com/,

Active Minds: Aviation: From Kitty Hawk to Today

October 25

Join Active Minds for a review of aviation in the United States. We will begin the story with the Wright Brothers and end with a look at the airline industry today, including the possibility of supersonic flights.

Categories: Lectures, Classes, Informational events, Seniors
Website: www.denverlibrary.org/event/active-minds-0,

Caregiving Choices and Challenges

October 27

Caring for an older loved one, or choosing a professional caregiver, can be challenging. Learn ways to care for them and yourself, and how and when to ask for help.

Categories: Lectures, Classes, Informational events, Seniors
Website: www.denverlibrary.org/event/caregiving-choices-and-challenges-0,

Read. Awareness. Dialouge. Action. Inspired Workshop

October 28

Learn how to navigate awkward conversations about race, avoid microaggressions and missteps and gain clarity on how to proceed with respectful and collaborative dialogue. Come with an open mind to discover a better way to speak and listen. Leave with an expanded toolbox, increased confidence and an informed awareness of how others might react.

Categories: Interest and Support Groups and Meetings, Lectures, Classes, Informational events
Website: www.denverlibrary.org/event/read-awareness-dialouge-action-workshop,
November 2018

World Congress on Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders

November 28

With great pleasure we announce the World Congress on Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders will bring together Neurologists, Neuroscientists and researchers who want to improve treatments and find cures for Parkinson’s Disease, Movement and related disorders. Join an expected 1,400 peers from across the Spain and around the world. Connect, share and collaborate. Learn about cutting-edge thinking in research and clinical practice, and earn continuing education credits (CEs and CMEs). Find your professional home and leave more connected to your peers,…

Categories: Exhibits, Lectures, Classes, Informational events
Website: parkinsons-movement-disorders.pulsusconference.com,
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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