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DPL resumes ordering new books, movies and music

Books

Check our catalog for all those new titles you have been waiting for and place your holds. It will take us several days to enter our backlog of orders. If you don’t see a title right away please check again in a day or two.

For all you library geeks who are wondering what’s been going on behind the scenes during the past month? Libraries send the majority of their orders directly to library vendors via EDI (electronic data interchange). Our integrated library system (Polaris) has to talk to a number of different vendor databases. On the vendor end the data we transmit tells them how many copies we want, which branches they will go to and how the item should be processed and cataloged.

Happy Birthday Juliette Binoche!

Juliette Binoche in the film Blue

Born on this day in 1964, Academy Award Winner Juliette Binoche has been enchanting audiences on screen for 3 decades. Having turned down Hollywood numerous times, she has said about the roles she selects, "I want to make films that are political and social. Films with a message or an idea. Films that dare to ask."

Film Adaptation of Local Author's Novel Wins NAACP Image Award

Orange Mint and Honey

Last week, Sins of the Mother, the Lifetime Movie Network's adaptation of local author, Carleen Brice's novel Orange Mint and Honey, won the NAACP Image award for Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special. 

Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library was lucky enough to host Carleen Brice last night as part of our author series: Scribes, Scholars & Storytellers.

Life in Medicine

Have you wondered what it is like to be a doctor or nurse?

As a child I wanted to be a nurse until I learned women could be doctors. I worked as a registered occupational therapist before becoming a librarian. I’ve always been interested in allied health or medicine. Many books provide a glimpse into the world of medicine. I found The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee to be fascinating.

Mardi Gras!

Today is Mardi Gras, French for “Fat Tuesday”, and is the last day of the Carnival season. It always ends the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent.

Bring the spirit of Mardi Gras and New Orleans Home:

Colorado Authors Series: Jim Hall

Jim Hall will be speaking about his book Parachuting for Gold in Old Mexico on Saturday, March 12 at 2:00 p.m. at the Schlessman Family Branch Library.

Mr. Hall's book is a memoir of his days as the world's first parachuting mining engineer. He completed over 1800 jumps in his 60 years and has received many awards and honors for his parachuting innovations. Mr. Hall is a retired Colorado Air National Guard Brigadier General and was inducted into the Colorado Aviation Hall of Fame in 1985. See pictures from his adventures and find out more about him on his website.

Hike or Walk

Want to go on an adventure near home?

As a librarian who doesn’t drive, I love to walk for exercise and enjoyment!  The library has many books for those interested in fitness walking and fun hikes!

Nordic Walking  Malin Svensson

The Complete Guide to Walking for Health, Weight Loss, and Fitness  Mark Fenton

The Best Front Range Hikes  Colorado Mountain Club Foundation

Sewing, Traveling, and the DPL Catalog, Oh My!

Fresh City Life My Branch has a lot of choices for you this week, from learning about Polaris, DPL's new catalog, to women's history to the basics of sewing.

Want to get back into the groove of placing holds and checking your library account online? Learn about all the new features of Polaris, the Denver Public Library's new system at one of these classes:

Monday, March 7 at 6:00 p.m. at the Ross-Broadway Branch Library

Book to Movie News: March

Jane Eyre movie poster

Several films debuting in theaters this month are based on books! Which film are you most looking forward to seeing?

  • Beastly is already out in theaters and is based on the book Beastly by Alex Flinn.
  • Mars Needs Moms will be released to theaters on March 11th and is based on the book Mars Needs Mom by Berke Breathed.
  • Jane Eyre will be released to theaters on March 11th and is based on the book Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.
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Gutsy Women in Fiction

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Celebrate Women's History Month by reading one of these great novels featuring gutsy lady lead characters! Who is your favorite fictional female character?

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