I remember spending long hours in the local branch Denver Public Library when we lived in Colorado years ago. At the time I was learning about quilting; I probably read every book they had on the subject, and the children all found companions in Winnie the Pooh and the Hardy Boys. Since then, the library has grown and thrived, offering not only books on just about any subject one could want, but also hosting events for the members of all ages.
Regular programs at various branch libraries are varied and designed to bring people together based on a love of books. Stitchers, knitters, embroiderers, and crocheters can the company of other crafters while sharing their most intriguing read of the month, from novels to poetry to magazine or newspaper articles at the Virginia Village Branch. The Eugene Field Branch offers Engage Fridays, when resident wordsmiths may gather for a game of world-class Scrabble, or budding photographers might learn about preserving digital photos, among other things. Pauline Robinson Branch Library even offers a program for grandparents raising grandchildren. Different branches host book clubs for various ages as well as get-togethers featuring food, drink, and, of course, books.
The library also offers many online services, including downloads, Volume: A Local Music Project, and of Fresh City Life Events. One neat thing is that members can request a personalized reading list. I bet that at certain times of the year, high school and college students are flooding them with requests for these!
The Denver Public Library can cater to almost any mood. If you are feeling quiet, hunker down in a corner with a good book. Nostalgic? Listen to music from bygone eras. Socializing your thing? Join a book or craft club, or stop by for any of the many events offered throughout the year. Whatever you are looking for, you just may find it at the Denver Public Library!