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Community Tuesday: Ford-Warren Renovation Celebration

Ford-Warren Renovation
Ford-Warren Library
Warren Library
Warren Library interior

Please join the Creating Your Community team this Saturday at the Ford-Warren Library Renovation Celebration from 10-12pm.

We will be on hand to scan your photos and take your picture at a special Ford-Warren photo booth to be included in the

Community Wednesday: Thanks Mission Viejo!

Mission Viejo Holiday Celebration

Thanks to the Mission Viejo Neighborhood in Aurora for inviting the Creating Your Community team out for your Holiday Celebration.

We took photos of people in front of the iconic "Mission Viejo" letters and toasted the holiday season with hot chocolate, treats and horse drawn hay rides!

Community Tuesday: Whittier Neighborhood

Whittier Elementary school students between 1927 and 1929

New Community Alert! A community for the Whittier Neighborhood was created last week. Whittier is right next door to the Five Points Neighborhood

The neighborhood was named after John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892), who was a nineteenth-century America poet and abolitionist.

Community Tuesday: Denver Artists

Pastel kitten by Kinsey Hamilton

New community for you local artists out there: Denver Artists. If you are an artist and want to share your artwork or stories please check it out!

Community Tuesday: The Mission Viejo Neighborhood in Aurora

Mission Viejo Sign

This week we are featuring Colorado’s only true California inspired master-planned community on Community Tuesday.  The Mission Viejo Community shares the history of the neighborhood with photos and resources. If you ever lived in the neighborhood please share your story! Thanks to the Mission Viejo Homeowner's Association for creating the community and sharing your history.

The Mission Viejo Aurora story begins in California with a large cattle ranch known as Rancho Mission Viejo, south of Los Angeles, in Orange County.

Community Tuesday: Transitional Voices

 Not too long ago we hosted a class with The Denver Voice to teach people in transition how to share their stories on CYC. Check out some of their stories in the Transitional Voices Community.

Community Tuesday: Remember to vote!

Boys and girls pass ballots and wait in line at East High School in Denver, CO

 Happy Tuesday everyone. Don't forgot to cast your vote! For more images of East High students, check out our East High CYC Community. Click here for the details about the voting photo.

Community Tuesday: Trick or Treat!

Boy with Jack-o-lantern

Come celebrate Halloween with Creating Your Community by checking out the Halloween Community and adding your photos and stories. Have a spooktacular Halloween!

Community Tuesday: Get your Halloween on!

Image of children making masks at school for Halloween.

Halloween is nearly here! Share your best pictures and stories, or find some spooky inspiration in our new Halloween community on CYC.

Community Tuesday: Free Western Saloon Photo Booth and Scanning Event Sunday!

Western Photo Booth

Cowboy up Cupcake! This Sunday from 1-4pm the Creating Your Community team will have a special free event in the main hall of the Central Library. Come on down to have us scan your old letters and photographs and have your picture taken in the Western Saloon Photo Booth!

We invite you to come and let us digitize your historical treasures* and learn about Creating Your Community