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Adult Storytime

Burning Bright (book jacket image)

Start your weekend early on Friday, September 24 at Noon at the Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library  with your very own story time. Bring a bag lunch and sit back and enjoy a short story being read to you.

Being read to is a rare pleasure. It not only stimulates the mind, but invigorates the imagination. Bring your lunch, a friend, and/or a pillow to this unique event.

Did you attend storytime as a child? Did you know that each Denver Public Library branch offers storytime that reinforces your child's ability to learn?

Adult storytime offers the same pleasures of your youth, but tailored to your grown-up interests and schedule.

Oprah Selects Freedom by Franzen

Freedom (book jacket image)

Oprah announced today that her latest Book Club selection is Freedom by Jonathan Franzen. This is Oprah's 64th book club pick! Franzen's previous work, The Corrections, was a winner 6 years ago. Do you agree with her choice?

Jonathan Franzen was named "Great American Novelist" by Time Magazine, just prior to the publication of his fourth book, Freedom, earlier this month.

Oprah's Book Club selections from the past five years have included fiction, non-fiction and memoirs. No matter her choice, it is sure to be a bestseller. Which selection is your favorite?

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Take A Trip Down A "Lost Highway" With A Dangerous Mouse, A Sparkly Horse And David Lynch....

Dark Night Of The Soul album cover

 What do you get when you combine one of the most prolific producers of hip-hop and pop with one of the most tortured musicians of this decade and then sprinkle it with one of the strangest artists of our time? A project that was lost and then found again by way of record label red tape and has all the essential elements to present a "Dark Night Of The Soul"......

In 2006, Mark Linkous-- better known as Sparklehorse, brought on super producer Brian Joseph Burton--better known as Dangermouse a.k.a. Gnarls Barkley a.k.a.

Urban Lit.

Once you pick it up, there's no putting it down till the end!

Hot reads, gotta get ur hands on these!

Here is a list of some of my favorite reads:

Highlights from the 2010 VMA Awards

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The 2010 MTV Video Music Awards were held on September 12. Lady Gaga had an impressive 13 nominations and raised eyebrows by attending in an outfit completely made of meat. While she won a total of eight awards, Peter Gabriel still holds the VMA record with 10 wins for "Sledgehammer" in 1987.

Best New Artist

Best Video of the Year

Best Rock Video

Ahoy, Mateys!

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Avast! Me Hearties! September 19th is International Talk like a Pirate Day! If you aren't hunting for buried treasure or plundering the seven seas -get your buccaneer on with these shipshape books on pirates!

DPL Mobile: Check us out - on the Go

Tired of squinting and zooming when you try to access DPL's site on your phone? Want an easy way to put books, movies, and DVDs on hold when you're not at a computer? We have something that might help. We're excited to unveil a mobile version of our site, now available at:

denverlibrary.org/m

The mobile site is still in early testing phases, so for now you'll have to manually put that URL into your phone (and bookmark it or save it to your home screen!). Once the site has its legs under it a little, we'll start automatically pointing phones to the mobile site by default.

Chew and Review: Creamy Gazpacho Andaluz from Cook's Illustrated

Creamy Gazpacho Andaluz

I finally had a chance to whip up a batch of Creamy Gazpacho Andaluz from Cook's Illustrated. The farmer's market veggies were begging to get into this cold, creamy and zesty soup. Watch the video to see how easy this dish was to make.

Since moving into our new (old) house recently, we've missed our chance to start up a vegetable garden in our backyard. I'm really struggling through the end of summer without my fresh-off-the-vine tomatoes, last minute addition of chile peppers, and warm roasted beets. So lots of my recipes right now are including fresh farmer's market veggies as well as gifts from friends' gardens (Thanks friends!).

Library Love Story: Eric Duran

Eric Duran

My name is Eric Duran. I am an investment banker and was recently named the 9News Leader of the Year. I am proud to say I served on the Denver Public Library Commission from 1996 until 2004. The Denver Public Library was critical to my success and I am honored to share my story.

I grew up in North Denver in a household of six people in a two-bedroom apartment—my family was close. It is not something that I often talk about, but growing up, my mother and sister shared one bedroom and my grandmother and aunt shared the other. My grandfather and I slept in the living room—he slept on the couch and I slept on the floor. My teenage memories are of my grandfather waking me up at 5:30 in the morning to get the Rocky Mountain News and then moving me from the floor to the couch. I learned a love of reading from my grandfather.

Pucker Up

Breakfast at Tiffanys

In the mood for romance? A great kiss scene in a film can be uniquely memorable. Which film has you snuggling up to your sweetie looking for a good lip lock?

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