The Nation is proud to be sponsoring the Denver Public Library’s “I Am the Library” project.

Here’s the project’s compelling new video created by the ultra-talented Audrey Sprenger:

The Nation is also collaborating on a very special event with the Denver Library on August 24 — the eve of the Democratic National Convention in the Mile High City.

Outside of Convention, From Fannie Lou Hamer to Barack Obama, How the Civil Rights Movement Changed American Politics takes place on Sunday, August 24 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm in the Four Seasons Ball Room at the Colorado Convention Center.

This event will feature the Honorable John Conyers, House Judiciary Chair, US Representative from Detroit, Michigan, and the longest-serving African-American Congressman; composer, conductor and musician David Amram and the David Amram Trio; The Nation‘s John Nichols and the Colorado Children’s Chorale. The eclectic evening is meant to be suitable for all ages and musical and political tastes.

Free tickets for Outside of Convention will be available at the Central Library, Blair-Caldwell and select Branch Libraries starting Friday, August 15. If you’re not in Denver now but will be on August 24 and want a ticket, email

There’s a whole lot going on during the DNC week (August 25 to 28) in Denver. Watch this space for info about what’s going on and what’s being webcast and podcast.