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The "unsinkable" Molly Brown got her name after she became one of the survivors of the The Titanic, but she was also a crusader for women's rights, even running for a Colorado senate seat. She moved to Leadville in early 1886 to keep house for her brother and met James Joseph Brown later that year. After a whirlwind courtship they married on Sept. 1, 1886. The Browns struck it rich when J.J.'s persistence at the Little Johnny mine led to the discovery of vast quantities of gold and copper in 1893. The Brown family moved to Denver in 1894 and Molly founded the Dumb Friend's League, designed the juvenile court system and ran for US Senate in 1914. The Molly Brown House, located on Pennsylvania Street, is one of Denver's popular tourist attractions. A popular musical based on her life and experiences called "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" still pleases audiences after 50 years of various runs, including one on Broadway in the 1960s. It was also a feature film at the time starring Debbie Reynolds.

Top Ways To Celebrate Women’s History Month 2013 In Denver

Celebrate Women’s History Month and learn all about the tremendous historical significance of these great women in Denver.

03/04/2013

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Denver Public Library Branches Celebrate Expanded Hours

Book lovers can now visit the Denver library more often.

02/17/2013

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Top Ways To Learn About Presidential And American History In Denver

Observe Presidents Day in Colorado by learning a bit more about the presidents of the past and the history of the state of Colorado. Get in touch with your historical side on Feb. 18.

02/12/2013

New American citizens take the oath at the Denver Public Library on Tuesday (credit: CBS)

Denver Welcomes New American Citizens

Fifty people from 31 countries became citizens of the United States of America when they took their oaths at the main branch of the Denver Public library Tuesday.

01/15/2013

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Top Spots For Computer Classes In Denver

There’s no better time to learn new skills. Check out these great places for computer classes in Denver.

12/31/2012

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Denver Public Library To Increase Hours In 2013 After 2A Passes

Denver voters passed Measure 2A on election day which allows the City of Denver to retain revenue currently returned to taxpayers to stay below the TABOR limit.

11/07/2012

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City Leaders Kick Off Efforts To Pass Ballot Measure 2A

Denver city and business leaders kicked off efforts on Monday to convince voters to “de-Bruce” the city.

09/10/2012

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‘Enrique’s Journey’ Chosen As This Year’s ‘One Book, One Denver’ Selection

This year’s selection for “One Book, One Denver” is a story about a Honduran boy who undergoes several hardships trying to reach his mother in the U.S.

09/05/2012

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Architects Want Denver Library Torn Down

California Home and Design magazine asked architects for a list of buildings nationwide that deserve to be torn down, and the Denver Public Library’s main branch downtown made the list.

07/02/2012

Denver Public Library’s 36th Annual Gigantic Used Book Sale (credit: CBS)

Let The Book Sales Begin!

I love everything about library book sales; the titles, the good cause, and the prices!

06/07/2012

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