Friday Grab Bag, March 30, 2018

The Friday Grab Bag is a weekly series that highlights fun, unique, and interesting happenings in Colorado libraries, and includes news from the Colorado State Library. Let’s open the Friday Grab Bag! [row cols_nr=”2″ class=”narrow”] [col size=”6″] Fun & Games for Teens & Tweens Poudre River Public Library District’s Old Town Library is hosting a Glow-in-the-Dark Teen […]

CSL Share & Learn: Glenwood Springs

Please Note – CSL Share & Learn in Glenwood Springs has been cancelled due to low enrollment. For questions, please contact Amy Hitchner, Collaborative Programming Coordinator, at ahitchner@coloradovirtuallibrary.org. We hope to see you at a future professional learning event from the Colorado State Library.  

CSL Share & Learn: Greeley

In 2017-18, consultants from the State Library are traveling to several regions of the state for CSL Share & Learn, an event that combines professional development with time to share with colleagues. This free event is perfect for anyone working in libraries and cultural heritage organizations. The next CSL Share & Learn will be at […]

CHNC News! Historic African American Newspapers Now Available

In a few short years CHNC has grown tremendously and made some exciting changes.  We have a new and improved website, reached 1 million pages and have added many new titles.  We could not have done this without the dedication of our long-term partners and the new partners we have made. It’s always exciting to […]

Upping your Engagement – Getting More From the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection

Colorado has an interesting and colorful history. Whether you are interested in our mining past, railroad development and growth, livestock activity, agriculture, historic tourism, or tumultuous politics, we have lived it all and recorded it in our newspapers. From the issues that affect us on a national and international level, to the information about the […]

Friday Grab Bag, October 6, 2017

Friday Grab Bag is a weekly Spotlight on Sharing series that highlights fun, unique, and interesting happenings in Colorado libraries, and includes news from the Colorado State Library. Let’s open the Grab Bag! [row cols_nr=”2″ class=”narrow”] [col size=”6″] Making & Creating Pikes Peak Library District is halfway through a four-part series on Basic Robotics. Each […]

Friday Grab Bag, September 29, 2017

Friday Grab Bag is a weekly Spotlight on Sharing series that highlights fun, unique, and interesting happenings in Colorado libraries, and includes news from the Colorado State Library. Let’s open the Grab Bag! [row cols_nr=”2″ class=”narrow”] [col size=”6″] Reading and Writing Fort Collins Book Festival, Writings and Riffs, produced by Poudre River Public Library District […]

Colorado State Library at CALCON17

The Colorado Association of Libraries Conference (CALCON) is an annual opportunity to meet, learn, and connect with library professionals from around our region. This year’s conference will be held at the Embassy Suites Conference Center in Loveland, October 12-14. Staff from the Colorado State Library will be at CALCON17 to present sessions (see the schedule […]

CHNC Reaches Millionth Page Milestone

Growth of Database Causes Great Excitement.  New Titles Added – More Counties Represented. DENVER COLORADO.  August 13, 2017 — Although careful planning and hard work have brought them to this place, the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC) Team rejoiced as they added the one millionth digitized page of historic Colorado newspaper content to their free […]

Friday Grab Bag, September 1, 2017

Friday Grab Bag is a weekly Spotlight on Sharing series that highlights fun, unique, and interesting happenings in Colorado libraries, and includes news from the Colorado State Library. Please note: There will not be a Friday Grab Bag next week; it will return on September 15. Now let’s open this week’s Grab Bag! [row cols_nr=”2″ […]

Friday Grab Bag, July 14, 2017

Friday Grab Bag is a weekly Spotlight on Sharing series that highlights fun, unique, and interesting happenings in Colorado libraries. News from the Colorado State Library is at the end. Let’s open the Grab Bag! Love to Learn Library lovers in Denver will soon have a unique learning opportunity: the Denver Public Library Academy is […]

Topics in History: Dearfield, Colorado

The town of Dearfield, located 30 miles east of Greeley, was established on May 5, 1910 by Oliver Toussaint Jackson, as a self-sufficient African American agricultural colony.  Jackson, a successful businessman from Boulder, hoped the location would accommodate 200 families and quickly began to advertise for “colonists.”  The first families came in 1911 and by […]

Topics in History: Baseball

The Colorado Rockies, Colorado’s major league baseball team, played their first home game in front of 80,227 fans at the now historic Mile High Stadium on April 9, 1993. They beat the Montreal Expos 11-4 that day in their first big-league regular-season game. Baseball, one of the oldest sports played in Colorado, had captured the […]

Topics in History: Women’s Suffrage

On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was finally ratified, giving women the right to vote. On Election Day of that year, millions of American women voted for the first time. It took women nearly 100 years to win this right. Women’s suffrage gained momentum in the 1840s and was born out […]

Helen Bonfils: Denver Post Co Owner & Philanthropist

When: 1889-1972 Where: Peekskill, N.Y. Why Important: Co-owner of the Denver Post, Philanthropist, Established the Denver Center of the Performing Arts Biography Helen Bonfils was born on November 26, 1889 in Peekskill, New York. Her father, Frederick Bonfils, bought the struggling Denver Post newspaper with H.H. Tammen in 1895 and moved his family to Denver, […]

Spotlight on Sharing: Friday Grab Bag, March 31, 2017

Friday Grab Bag is a weekly Spotlight on Sharing series that highlights fun, unique, and interesting happenings in Colorado libraries. News from the Colorado State Library is at the bottom. Let’s open the Grab Bag! National Library Week is April 9-15, so look for announcements for special events and programs from your library in the […]

Black Kettle: Cheyenne Chief and Peace Negotiator

When: around 1803- 1868 Where: South Dakota Why Important: Native American peace negotiator Biography Black Kettle was born in South Dakota around 1803 (no one is quite certain what year he was born) into the Cheyenne Nation. Not much is known of Black Kettle’s earlier life, however he clearly possessed leadership skills as he was […]

A Rock Garden Fit for the Gods

“This is truly a perfect palace of a place. Nature and beauty must have here convened and constructed this place in co-partnership. To describe it on my part, would be in actuality detracting from it, for its romance and picturesque sceneries, as it were, beggar all description.”[footnote]Rocky Mountain News Weekly, March 14, 1860. CHNC[/footnote] The Garden of […]

State Library Presentations at CLiC Spring Workshops 2017

Colorado State Library staff will be giving several presentations at the 2017 Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) Spring Workshops, which will be held in Grand Junction on March 20 & 21, Fort Morgan on March 31, and Pueblo on April 24 & 25. Here is a handy list. We will update this post to include links to […]