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  • Living History Portrayals: Theodore Roosevelt and Thomas Edison

    Durango Arts Center, September 19 & 20, 7 p.m., Free

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  • Please plan to join us for a groovy time in Greeley Monday, August 6-Thursday, August 9, 2018 for “Blowin’ In the Wind: The 60s” at Aims Community College and Greeley, Colorado venues. A free and fun learning opportunity for the whole family.

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  • Announcing the 2018 Student Literary Award Winners!

    Letters About Literature and River of Words Colorado winners will be celebrated this May at the Awards celebration. We celebrated the River of Words and Letters About Literature winners and finalists at our Student Literary Award May 4 at 2 p.m. at the Denver Public Library Central Branch.

    Read more for the list of winners and Student Literary Awards details...



  • Our latest video features Motheread/Fatheread Colorado, Writers in the Schools, and Chautauqua programs.

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  • Want to talk about Colorado Humanities and the state humanities councils? Read more for some important points.

  • Commemorating WWI

    Charles Pace will portray WEB DuBois on November 8, 2018 at Metropolitan State University at 12:30 pm in the Tivoli, Room 440

    Dr. Steve Trout, Chair of the English Department at the University of South Alabama, and author of On the Battlefield of Memory: The First World War and American Remembrance, will give a talk on the Great War and collective memory following the war on November 10, 6:30 pm, at Regis University, Mountain View Room.  Following his presentation, a panel of four Great War scholars, moderated by Dr. Trout, will discuss how we remember WWI.

    All are invited to this free event.



  • Meet Malcolm X

    Watch Black History Live in action from the 2018 tour in a news feature that aired on Channel 9 KUSA Denver.

    Read more at http://lakewoodsentinel.com/.../bringing-malcolm-x-to-life-fo...

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  • Meet Colorado Poet Laureate Joe Hutchison


  • We're thankful to MileHiCon for selecting Motheread/Fatheread Colorado as beneficiary of their annual literacy auction. The auction was held in October as part of MileHiCon's annual convention in Denver, and sales resulted in a $2,000 gift in support of our program.


What's New?

  • We opened for submissions for the 2019 Colorado Book Awards on Monday, September 17, 2018 with a deadline of Monday, January 7, 2019! For more information and a link to the online entry form, visit the Colorado Book Awards home page.

  • Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Colorado Book Awards! See the full list of winners here.

  • To find out about the next Motheread/Fatheread Institute in Denver in June 6-8, please contact Program Coordinator Debbie Butkus at debbie@coloradohumanities.org. If you know you want to join us, please register here

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  • Motheread/Fatheread Colorado, our early childhood and family literacy program, was selected as a semifinalist for the American Prize, one of three new Library of Congress literacy awards celebrated for the first time last November in Washington, D.C. Motheread/Fatheread Colorado is also cited in the Library's new publication for programmatic strategies, Best Practices.


  • Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Colorado Book Awards. See the full list of winners here.

  • Newly published! 20 more volumes for our Colorado biography series, Great Lives in Colorado History! Now a 33-book complement, the Great Lives series is designed for elementary readers, and written in English and Spanish. Each biography contains relevant historical photos and information about significant Coloradans in history, study questions, glossaries, timelines and bibliographies for young readers. What great gifts these make for our school libraries and our children, grandchildren, and young friends!

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  • At the opening of its Pen & Podium Series, The Denver Post Community Foundation presented special guests from Colorado Humanities with a $5,000 grant to support the Motheread/Fatheread Colorado program. Colorado Humanities is one of five organizations with a program to promote literacy to be recognized by the Series this year.

    Shown here is world-renowned author John Irving, the Series' first speaker for 2017, on hand to congratulate Colorado Humanities Executive Director Maggie Coval, Program Director Josephine Jones, and Motheread/Fatheread Colorado Program Coordinator Vera Atilano.

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