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May 2016

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The History Of The Denver Public Library

The History Of The Denver Public Library

The Denver Public Library, one of the jewels of Denver's Civic Center, is both a valuable resource and a stop-on-the-tour for Denver, the State of Colorado, and the entire world. Since Denver's early days, the Denver Public Library, in all of its many forms, has provided a focal point for literacy, learning and culture, always based on a model of democratic public access. Be sure not to miss this comprehensive historical look at the Denver Public Library, including the history of branch library locations. Read more.
This Denver Bookstore was Hiding a Big Secret

This Denver Bookstore was Hiding a Big Secret

If you've ever spent time poking around independent bookshops and newsstands, you know these little businesses are packed with surprises. If you found yourself poking around the National News Agency in 1934 you might have run into something really surprising - an illegal gambling den. That's what the Denver Police Department discovered, tucked behind the latest copies of Good Housekeeping during the raid pictured in this photo. Read more.

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RMMS 2016 Map Month: Illusions, Delusions & Confusions

RMMS 2016 Map Month: “Illusions, Delusions & Confusions”

The Rocky Mountain Map Society is celebrating Map Month May 1 - July 1. The Denver Central Library will have maps exhibited on Floor 5 and there will be lectures in the B2 Conference Center. For more information, including a complete schedule of lectures, please visit the Rocky Mountain Map Society website.


Denver and the Beat Generation

Denver and the Beat Generation

When Jack Kerouac went On the Road in 1947, he had one destination in mind: Denver, Colorado. Thus began the Mile-High City's crucial role in one of the most influential groups of writers and poets of the 20th Century, the Beat Generation. Find out more and explore our resources.
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