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Advice for Saving Flood-Damaged Family Treasures

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Your flood damaged treasures can still be saved!

As the threat of flash flooding persists in Colorado, residents in affected towns and cities are being urged to seek higher ground.

The Orphans Come Home

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A Treasure Trove of Long Lost Images

Anyone who has spent time with computers knows that occasionally, things don't work out exactly as one might have intended.

Long lost photo album returned

William Gruninger's photo album
Cindy Stormo (Gruninger's daughter) and friend Sherry Snead pick up albums. Abby Hoverstock w/photo of Gruninger & streetcar

Daughter reunited with dad's photo album

It was a treat this month to be able to unite two long lost photo albums with their rightful owner.

100-Year Anniversary of the Woodbury and Decker Branch Libraries

Interior, Decker Branch Library

What: 100-Year Anniversary Community Celebrations – activities, entertainment and refreshments.

When: Saturday, July 13, 9 a.m. – noon at both branch libraries

Where: Decker Branch Library, 1501 S. Logan St. at E. Florida Ave., Denver – and - Woodbury Branch Library, 3265 Federal Blvd. at W. 33rd Ave., Denver

Decker Branch Library event details and

The Western History & Genealogy Department: Everything You Always Wanted to Know (But Were Afraid to Ask)

Gates Reading Room, Western History and Genealogy Department.

Have you ever wondered what's on the fifth floor of DPL's Central Library? Take a short video tour!

You've been to the Movies & Music Room. You've been to the Community Technology Center.

Urban Sketcher donates work

Paul Heaston (r) gives a sketch to WHG's James Rogers

Urban Sketcher Captures the Spirit of The West

Paul Heaston is an urban sketcher.

Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center - tour

Lobby floor columbine in 14th Ave entrance
Dedication date on one of the pieces of art in the Carr center
The entrance to the library

DPL WHG Reference Librarians Tour New Justice Center

Before the grand opening and dedication of the beautiful Ralph Carr Colorado Justice Center the DPL was treated to a tour of the new facility.

Community Tuesday - Globeville

Eastern European Passbook
Community Tuesday - Globeville
Community Tuesday - Globeville
Community Tuesday - Globeville

What’s the old adage “A rose by any other name would still smell as sweet”?  So, with that in mind, even though it’s technically Wednesday, I’m still going with the Community Tuesday title for this blog post.

What’s the old adage “A rose by any other name would still smell as sweet”?  So, with that in mind, even though it’s technically Wednesday, I’m still going with the Community Tuesday title for

The "Rocky" comes to the Denver Public Library

The "Rocky" comes to the Denver Public Library

The "Rocky" is here!

After almost four years of contract negotiation between Scripps and the City, the Denver Public Library will officially be designated the repository of the Rocky Mountain News archives.

American Indian Newspapers in Western History and Genealogy

Southern Ute Drum. February 20, 2013. Ignacio, CO: Southern Ute Indian Tribe. Front page.
Southern Ute Drum. February 20, 2013. Ignacio, CO: Southern Ute Tribe: Page 3.
Teton Times. February 20-27, 2013. Mobridge, SD. Front Page.
Lakota Country Times. February 27, 2013. Martin, SD. Page B1.

American Indian newspapers help American Indians keep abreast of tribal news across reservations both large and small.