Events and Exhibits in December @ the Blair-Caldwell Library

December Events

December Events
The Many Faces of Manual Exhibit
On Display Until December 30
Cousins Gallery – Level 3
The Old Gives Way.To the New
Manual High School is located in the historic Whittier neighborhood in Denver, Colorado. The school opened in 1892 and was one of the first schools to educate women and African Americans. Manual has a very diverse range of notable alumni including the first and second African American Mayors of Denver – Wellington Webb and Michael Hancock – and activist Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales. Explore the rich and impressive history of Manual High School.

Book Signing and Discussion with Author Dr. Daniel Black
Saturday, December 12, 2-4 p.m. 
Dr. Daniel Black author of the acclaimed novel, Perfect Peace will be discussing his newest publication The Coming.
Daniel Black is a native of Kansas City, Kansas, yet spent the majority of his childhood years in Blackwell, Arkansas. He is an associate professor at his alma mater, Clark Atlanta University, where he now aims to provide an example to young Americans of the importance of self-knowledge and communal commitment. Black is also the author of They Tell Me of a Home and The Sacred Place. (Bio courtesy of Macmillan Publishers) More books by Dr. Daniel Black

Toys and Books for Kids
Saturday, December 19, 2-4 p.m.
In Honor of the GPH Founder Mr. Omar Blair
Book and Toy Give Away ~ Special Drawing
Sign up for a library card and learn about the Library
Take a Picture with Santa
Free Hearing Test
Refreshments will be served
Ages 4 – 12 years of age: Must be accompanied by an adult.
(While supplies of new/used toys last, GPH Sertoma assumes no responsibility)
For more information contact:
Dr. Faye Rison, GPH Sertoma Chairman, 303-773-6852 or email

Celebrate Kwanzaa at DPL
Kwanzaa is a seven-day holiday that celebrates Family, Community and Culture. The word “Kwanzaa” comes from the Swahili phrase “matunda ya kwanza,” meaning “first fruits.” Each location will feature a guest performer and light refreshments.
Saturday, December 26, 2 p.m. ~ Gonzales Branch Library
Monday, December 28, 2 p.m. ~ Ford-Warren Branch Library
Tuesday, December 29, 2 p.m.  ~ Pauline Robinson Branch Library
Tuesday, December 29, 6 p.m. ~ Bear Valley Branch Library
Wednesday, December 30, 2 p.m. ~ Blair-Caldwell Branch Library
Thursday, December 31, 1 p.m. ~ Green Valley Branch Library
For more information contact the Blair-Caldwell Library at 720-865-2401 or email
Engage programming is adult and family programming located at branch libraries throughout the city of Denver. These programs include crafting, music, history, authors and more. All of our events can be found on the Denver Public Library events calendar and our programming brochure (which are distributed to all of our branch locations). For more Engage events, please check out the online Engage calendar or the upcoming programming brochure.

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