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Making Sense of the American Civil War

Making Sense of the American Civil War
Making Sense of the American Civil War
Making Sense of the American Civil War
Making Sense of the American Civil War

Series ending @ Blair-Caldwell Library, but don't miss the wrap-up panel.

Saturday, October 6th @ 2pm will be the end of the Making Sense of the American Civil War Series at the Blair-Ca

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.)  

The Fourteenth Annual Eleanor Gehres Award at the Denver Public Library

The Fourteenth Annual Eleanor Gehres Award at the Denver Public Library

Come and attend the Fourteenth Annual Eleanor Gehres Award Honoring Marilyn Amer.  September 13th, 2012 at 6:30, level 5.

Eleanor Gehres must be smiling up in that library called heaven upon hearing that Marilyn is the 2012 winner.

Book Repair Classes

Book Repair Classes

Conservator Karen Jones does some gorgeous book and paper conservation work for us in WHG. Here are some upcoming book repair classes she's teaching at the Botanic Gardens.

You too can preserve!

You too can preserve!

Does that picture of Uncle Bubba look like him. You know, kinda torn, wrinkled and a little sagging?

Do you have family treasures that are in need of some TLC?  Does that picture of Uncle Bubba look like him?  You know, kinda torn, wrinkled and a little sagging? 

2012 Western History Lectures

2012 Western History Lectures
2012 Western History Lectures

All lectures will take place at 5:30 p.m. except, May 21 which will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Denver Central Library, 10 W. 14th Avenue Parkway, B2 Conference Center and are FREE to the public.  Check denverlibrary.org for updates and times. Questions? Call (720) 865-1821 or email: history@denverlibrary.org. 

 April 9:  Early Printed Images of Denver

Come Celebrate Preservation Week! April 25th from 10:30-3pm

Preservation week!

To celebrate Preservation Week, the Society of Rocky Mountain Archivists and the Denver Public Library Western History/Genealogy Department are providing short consultations for your family treasures with conservation experts.*  Archivists at the “Ask an Archivist” table will be able to talk about organizing and storing your family materials at home.

Staff from the Denver Public Library Western History/Genealogy Department will be on hand to digitize your artifacts as part of the new Colorado social archive Creating Your Community.

Do You Know Baby Doe?

Do You Know Baby Doe?

All about Baby Doe! 

 

Don't miss Seldom Screened Cinema 2011: The Stony Road

Don't miss Seldom Screened Cinema 2011: The Stony Road

Blair-Caldwell Library is proud to announce our 2nd annual Fall film series, screening feature films and documentaries that highlight different aspects of the Civil Rights Movement.

Join us on Monday nights from October 17th through December 12th to delve into the stories, challenges and triumphs of individuals and groups involved in the Civil Rights Movement.  Discover m

19th Century Images of the American West

19th Century Images of the American West
19th Century Images of the American West
19th Century Images of the American West

This fascinating three-part series will explore the prints and maps of trans-Mississippi America from 1800 to 1900 with special guest Christopher W. Lane, proprietor of The Philadelphia Print Shop West, and nationally acclaimed expert on antique prints and maps.

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