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May 2015 • Online Edition

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Little Free Libraries: Building Community by the Book | Print |  E-mail

by Jill Farschman

You may have seen a Little Free Library (LFL) or several sprinkled in your neighborhood. As a nearly 20-year Platt Park resident, a few years back I started noticing these endearing birdhouse-style structures popping up in front yards throughout the neighborhood. On closer inspection, I discovered free books nesting inside rather than birds.

The Past as a Foreign Country | Print |  E-mail

by Pam Marquez

In the fantastically rich collections of the Denver Public Library, a small cache traces the life of Frances Marie Kober, from a child of perhaps two years to her graduation photo from South High School. In the 1909 family photo in front of their house at 742 S. Emerson, she is flanked by her parents. 

Farmers Markets Return to the Neighborhood | Print |  E-mail

Two popular farmers markets return to south Denver this month. Both offer farm produce and more.

Washington Park Photo Contest | Print |  E-mail

from Friends and Neighbors of Washington Park (FANS)

We are happy to announce the opening of our 2015 Photo Contest. Submissions will be accepted from May 15 through June 15.

Sorting out Your Trash Carts: Red, Green, Purple and Black | Print |  E-mail

Denver’s Solid Waste Management services have seen a lot change in the past two years.  Here are a few highlights that may help answer some of your questions.

The Book Trust Inspires a Lifelong Love of Reading | Print |  E-mail

by Felix Ortiz

To support its efforts to help kids fall in love with reading, Book Trust recently hosted the Fourth Annual Vino & Libri fundraiser on April 29. 

Swallow Hill Music To Host Eighth Annual Denver Ukefest | Print |  E-mail

by Max Schosid

For the eighth straight year, Denverites are saying “Aloha” to Hawaii’s most distinctive instrument.

Recycle Your Old Paint | Print |  E-mail

by the South High Parent Teacher Student Association

On May 9, bring your old paint to the South High School east parking lot for recycling. For just $3 per gallon, GreenSheen will recycle both the paint and the can. This is an excellent way to clear those remnants of paint, and avoid contaminating landfills.

Recycle Electronics at Whole Foods | Print |  E-mail

Monthly electronics recycling at Whole Foods eases the conundrum of responsible disposal. It’s (and also the law) to dispose of electronic waste (or items with a cord or battery) properly, to avoid toxic chemicals leaching into landfills. Drop off items at a local Whole Foods, 10a.m.-2p.m., including: first Sat., Capitol Hill, 900 E. 11th Ave.; second Sat., Wash Park, 1111 S. Washington St.; and third Sat., Colorado Blvd., 870 S. Colorado Blvd. For a complete list of items accepted free and items not accepted, visit website. Many workers handling recyclables are individuals who have developmental disabilities, and employing them continues a cycle of usefulness. Info: 303-424-1719 or sustainablility-recycling.com.

Mother’s Day Events | Print |  E-mail

Here are our suggestions for Mother’s Day. They vary from right in the neighborhood to a little farther away, but all are worth checking out. Note that some take place May 9, while most take place May 10. If all else fails, check out OpenTable (opentable.com) which lets you reserve a table at dozens of Denver venues that are offering Mother’s Day brunches. In our area, try Bittersweet, BRIO Tuscan Grille, Crown Social, Denver Tea Room and Satchel’s on 6th.