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Archives closed Jan. 16th

January 12, 2018

The Archives and Special Collections department will be closed on Tuesday, January 16th. The department will reopen at 7:30 a.m. on January 17th.

DML showcased in recent academic library magazines

January 11, 2018

The Dayton Memorial Library is on the cover of the current issue of Choice magazine. Choice is a monthly publication for academic libraries, providing reviews and alerts to upcoming publications. (Photo credit: Dave Devine)

The December 2017 issue of College & Research Libraries News (C&RL News) features Libros y Libertad, art commissioned in 2008 for the Dayton Memorial Library. Created by Tony Ortega, associate professor, Fine and Performing Arts, Libros y Libertad is about place, with the Dayton Memorial Library at the center and two students reading, one male, one female, representing diversity and the student population. Another group of students is walking to class. The painting hangs behind the Research Help Desk.

Both covers are nicely timed in advance of the upcoming American Library Association midwinter meeting in Denver during February 2018.

“The Newest Americans Prom” photo exhibit in the Library

January 5, 2018

John Abramson photography show on exhibit January 5 – 30, 2018.

The teenagers in these photographs are all refugees; their families fled their home countries by no fault of their own. Families escaped civil disorder, violence and conflict. Some left their countries crossing unmarked borders by foot, day and night. Most of the youth featured in this exhibit spent their childhood in refugee camps in Kenya or Rwanda. After years of uncertainty, these teenagers arrived with their families in a strange land with a new language and culture, starting over in the United States from scratch.

Prom is an American coming-of-age ritual where teens get dressed up, usually have dates and celebrate in high school gyms. They dance to the latest pop music and have fun. Three years ago, a group of ACC’s International CITY teens decided to host their own prom. These teenagers came from countries with their own traditions, music and dances. Pairing as dates is often not part of their cultures, however, getting dressed up, looking their best, being with friends, dancing to their favorite music, meeting new people and having fun are common to all cultures.

“The Newest Americans Prom” will be on exhibit in the Fireplace Lounge in Dayton Memorial Library now through Jan. 30.

DML Spring 2018 hours

January 5, 2018

Dayton Memorial Library hours for the spring terms begin Tuesday, January 16th.

Monday – Thursday
7:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.

7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.

The library and university are closed on Friday, March 30th (Good Friday) and Sunday, April 1st (Easter Sunday).

New look coming soon

January 2, 2018

New year, new look! The library home page is getting a refresh and will be launching soon. You can preview it here; please be aware we are still working on some refinements.

With the redesign, we wanted to create a navigation bar for easier navigation that can be applied across our site. We retained a smaller tabbed box that is focused on searching. This page is also much more responsive than our current home page.

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Stress less during finals week

December 11, 2017

In addition to extended hours, the library is offering many stress less activities to help you get through the week!

Holiday giving drives

December 4, 2017

We will be sponsoring two Holiday Drives for wonderful organizations this season.

The Gathering Place: We will be collecting donations for Walgreen’s gift cards for members to purchase the medicines they need. The cards will be purchased later in $5 increments so donate any cash amount at the Research Help Desk in the library.

Bienvenidos Food Bank: Bienvenidos Food Bank helps provide fresh and healthy food for Northwest Denver individuals and families and is in need of food for Christmas dinner. They are also asking for canned soups and peanut butter but any non-perishable foods are appreciated! Look for the gift-wrapped donation box in the Library lobby as well as other locations around the Northwest Denver campus.

Extended hours for finals week

November 29, 2017

The library will have extended hours during finals week.

Sunday, December 10th
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Monday, December 11th – Wednesday, December 13th
6:30 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Thursday, December 14th
6:30 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Friday, December 15th
6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Winter Break hours

November 28, 2017

The Dayton Memorial Library will have modified hours for winter break.

Saturday, December 16th
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 17th
12:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Monday, December 18th – Friday, December 22nd
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 23rd – Monday, January 1st

Tuesday, January 2nd – Friday, January 5th
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 6th
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 7th
12:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Monday, January 8th – Thursday, January 11th
7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Friday, January 12th
7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 13th
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 14th
12:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Monday, January 15th
CLOSED – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Tuesday, January 16th
Regular hours resume

Sculptures by James Dixon on exhibit

November 5, 2017

Sculptor James Dixon will present his work in the Dayton Memorial Library through November. The exhibit is in the DML fireplace lounge and the Doyle and Margaret Hartman Gallery.

As a visual artist, James Dixon has used his cultural experience and knowledge to achieve universality rather than create a barrier to mainstream culture. Because his work is not bound by ethnic stereotypes, his audience is able to appreciate his art as an expression that unites rather than divides diverse communities and interests. In this way, Dixon is a global citizen whose work becomes a crossroads of exploration into the ever-expanding realm of worldwide artistic creation.

Dixon’s bronze sculptures are also currently on display at Art of Life Gallery, located in Denver, Colorado, and Shidoni Foundry and Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico.