Western History & Genealogy Blog

Advice for Saving Flood-Damaged Family Treasures
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Your flood damaged treasures can still be saved!
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
Win a Print of Your Choice from the Digital Collections!
Black Bear
The survey has closed. A lucky winner will be announced on Tuesday, March 12. Take a short survey and enter to win an 11"x17" print of your choice from the Denver Public Library Digital Collections.
Short Customer Satisfaction Survey
The survey is now over. Thank you!
ONLINE CATALOG DOWNTIME BEGINNING SAT., 11/10 AT 6:00 P.M.
On Saturday, November 10 beginning at 6 p.m. we will be upgrading the online library catalog. 
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. 
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.
Jerks in Colorado History
Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Colorado History cover
The Fresh City Life My Branch Colorado Authors Series presents Phyllis Perry at Schlessman on Sunday, September 11 at 2:00 p.m. 
Buffalo Bill: A Life of Controversy
Colorado Authors Series: Steve Friesen Sunday, June 12, 2 p.m. Schelssman Family Branch
On This Day in Denver, 1864
Photo of Denver flood, 1864
Tired of the rain in Denver lately? This image puts an interesting perspective on the recent weather we've been having.