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Community Tuesday: Thanks St. Philomena's Reunion!

1960 All Saint's Day Kindergarten Class St. Philomena Catholic Parish School

Last Saturday, the St. Philomena Church and School Centennial Reunion brought together members of the community to share their stories, photos and reunite with friends from the past. The Creating Your Community team scanned hundreds of photos and had a great time celebrating with the community. To see more photos and stories about St. Philomena please go to the Creating Your Community website.

St Philomena's Centennial Reunion

St Philomena's Centennial Reunion

The Creating Your Community team will be at the St Philomena's Church and School Centennial Reunion this Saturday, September 15, 10am - 6pm. The event will be held at the Waldorf School at 940 Fillmore Street, Denver. We invite you to join us!

Admission for the event is $10 with all proceeds donated to Denver Public Library Western History/Genealogy Department. (Children under 10 are free.)  

Community Tuesday: Berkheim Family

Berkheim family

Welcome to Creating Your Community Berkheim Family! This new community is all about sharing and celebrating the Berkhiem family. Are you researching your family history and have some things to share? We would love to hear about it so create a community today!

Community Tuesday: Scanning Event Saturday

35mm slides

Do you have 35mm slides around that you'd like to have scanned? We'll be at the Cherry Creek Branch on Saturday from 1-3pm with our mobile digitization lab to help. We can scan up to 4 slides for each visitor (or as much as time allows). We hope to see you there!

Community Tuesday: Graffiti Paradise

Images of graffiti in the 80s at an abandoned sewage plant

There're some good new goodies to look at on the Creating Communities site. This one is full of graffiti photos from the 80s at an abandoned sewage plant. The guy who made the community and took the graffiti pictures even linked it to photos from our Digital Collections of the plant in its prime.

Community Tuesday: Denver County Fair Saloon Photos

Posing at the Denver County Fair

Happy Community Tuesday, y'all. We got the last of the Denver County Fair photos added to Creating Your Community. Have a look! 

Community Tuesday: So much music in the air!

Esme Patterson and Joe Sampson watch a Denver musician on The Rover rooftop

 Happy Community Tuesday, folks! South Broadway was recently flooded with musicians and spectators for the 12th annual Underground Music Showcase. If you were lucky enough to attend and snapped any pictures along the way, the Denver Musicians & Bands community on CYC is the perfect place to share them!

Community Tuesday: Remember this ride at Lakeside?

Lakeside Amusement Park Children's Ride

Do you know the name of this ride at Lakeside Amusement Park? This new community on the Creating Your Community website celebrates amusement parks in Colorado. Have any photos or stories to tell about your visits to Elitches or Lakeside? Also remember that this Sunday is a Scanning day here at the Central Library 5th floor from 1-4pm!

Community Tuesday: Scanning Manual

1961 Manual High Prom

In preparation for a CYC appearance at Manual's reunion this weekend, we've been digging through boxes of negatives from the early 60's for school photos to share. Today we digitized photos of Manual’s 1961 and 1963 proms. So many good ones! Keep an eye out for the new scans in the Manual Community on CYC.

Community Thursday: Pridefest!

Pridefest 2012

Did you go to Pridefest last weekend? The Creating Your Community staff was there to capture the event and now we need your photos!

Ok so I will admit to slacking and missing the regular scheduled Community Tuesday. I must have been worn out from all the awesome events here at the Library and Civic Center last weekend.