Upcoming Events

All events are free and open to the public

Tuesday, September 13, 6 - 7 pm

An Evening with Patty Calhoun, Editor of Westword

Denver Central Library, 5th Floor

Patricia Calhoun co-founded Westword, Denver's News and Arts weekly, in 1977; she's been the editor there ever since. She's a regular on the weekly Colorado Public Television roundtable "Colorado Inside Out," the former president of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies -- a post that got her an unexpected interview with former President Bill Clinton in front of a thousand people (while she was in flip-flops) -- and played a real journalist in John Sayles's Silver City. 


Tuesday, October 4, 6 - 7 pm

Architect Dennis Humphries, speaking on the past, present and future of the Denver Central Library

Denver Central Library, 5th Floor

Dennis Humphries, Principal at Humphries Poli Architects, has been practicing architecture for over 40 years and designing award winning civic buildings for decades. 

Having been Principal in Charge for over 80 public library projects, he has completed more public library work than any other architect in Colorado. Dennis has also played an important role as a preservation architect, working to renew and restore some of Colorado's most treasured buildings.

Dennis holds both Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Architecture degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Monday, November 14, 6 - 7 pm

Gov. Roy Romer, interviewed by Tom Noel

Denver Central Library, 5th Floor

Roy Romer was Governor of Colorado for three terms, from 1986 to 1998, and was the General Chairman of the Democratic National Party from 1997 to 2000. He served as Superintendent of Schools for the Los Angeles Unified School District from 2000 to 2007.

In addition, he served the state of Colorado as State Representative, State Senator, Commissioner of Agriculture and State Treasurer. Romer was in private business as the owner/operator of a ski area, a flight school and fixed base operator aircraft. He is also involved in John Deere businesses in several states. He earned a degree in agricultural economics from Colorado State University and a law degree from the University of Colorado, and studied ethics at Yale University.

Tom Noel is an American historian specializing in the history of the Rocky Mountain West, and especially of the state of Colorado. He is a Professor of History at the University of Colorado at Denver, where he teaches classes in the history of the American West, Colorado, Denver, historic preservation, mining and railroads, national parks, and Western art and architecture. He is the author of more than forty books, numerous articles, and newspaper columns.