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Money Saving Maneuvers 2014 - Part 2

In Part I, we looked at some simple ways to save money around the house, such as drinking tap water instead of pricey bottled brands and tackling DIY projects. But there are plenty of other areas where you can easily economize, like clothing, technology and travel.

Are you as tired of paying $650.00 for your Gucci jeans as I am? Designer jeans (along with movie popcorn, hotel minibars, and college textbooks) all have giant markups.

MUZZY - The Language Learning Program for KIDS

Muzzy

Hey, Kids!  Want to learn a new language?  Check out our fun new Muzzy Online software.

Denver Public Library has had the popular Muzzy series of language learning videos and DVDs for years.  Now, we're expanding to include the Muzzy Online language program. 

You can find the same silly videos, games, and favorite characters you already know and love online with your library card - no more waiting!  Muzzy Online teaches French, German, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, Italian, and Portuguese and has courses to improve English, geared toward new English speakers. 

Magic Window Book Club

Here at Ross-Cherry Creek, we have an opportunity for any child in first through third grade to strengthen their reading skills.

Magic Widow Book Club meets the second Thursday of the month from 3:45-4:45 p.m. Children can sign up and order the book by calling 720-865-0120. Fun, longer picture books have been selected to increase a child’s interest and success in reading. Children are encouraged to read the book before club. During club the book will be read, discussed and a related craft done. Snacks will be provided. Come join us for a reading adventure with other children!

Generations of Animation

Is it safe to say that we're in the midst of the golden age of animation?

I would say yes! We've been in the Golden age since the '90s. Why you ask? Since the release of Beauty and the Beast VOL. 2 in 1991 until now, there have been more animated movies grossing over one hundred million dollars than any point in history! The top 50 grossing animated movies of all time happened in the last 20 years and the numbers prove it

20,679 Physicians Say....

Luckies cigarette ad

Fifty years ago this month the first Surgeon General's report linking smoking to cancer and cardiovascular disease was published. The report, Smoking and Health, was released on a Saturday to minimize the effects on financial markets. The report completely changed the way Americans viewed cigarette smoking and tobacco use. In 1964 40% of adults in the U.S. smoked, today its 18%.

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has devoted their January 8, 2014 issue to the fifty years of tobacco control in the U.S. There is an interactive timeline of tobacco related events from 1900-1914 in this issue.

Money Saving Maneuvers in 2014: Part I

"I've got all the money I'll ever need, if I die by four o'clock."
--Henny Youngman

The start of a new year is the perfect time to start saving money, whether it's for a household emergency, your kid's college tuition, a new car, or simply to protect yourself from our murky and unpredictable economy.

African American Quilters and Collectors: Table of Brotherhood Award Ceremony

Promoting the preservation and art of quilting

Event:
Table of Brotherhood Award Ceremony
Saturday, January 18, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Blair-Caldwell Library

Special Guests: First Lady Hancock, Former Mayor Wellington Webb and many more. The quilts made are presented annually through an award ceremony to outstanding community members in recognition of their service of those in need, or to individuals in crisis, as well as to agencies that help the needy and the homeless.

Life... is a lot easier if you smile

Through the good and the bad, if you smile more often, life will seem easier. 

Watch a movie that makes you giggle, smile, and cheers you up.  One that puts you in that mood where you forget about your problems and the hustle and bustle of everyday life. There seem to be no worries in the world when you have a great comedy to take you to another place. So, smile a little more and life will feel a lot better.

At War with Winter

Effects of Cold on Morale: Cold produces lethargy. apathy, and slow and clumsy reactions which are accentuated by bulky clothing.  Depression and discouragement, and a firm conviction that they are doing more than their share of the necessarily heavy work, are present in the minds of many individuals. Operations in Snow and Extreme Cold (FM 70-15, 1944)

I have to admit, this strikes a chord with me! As we face the highs and lows of winter in Colorado, a set of War Department documents from DPL's government documents collection shows an earlier generation coping when the work was heavier and clothes bulkier.

Yum! Focus on Food at Ross-Cherry Creek

Everyone enjoys eating tasty food. Coming up at Ross-Cherry Creek we have two programs which will assist in preparing food.

Join us Wednesday, January 15 at 6 p.m. for The Secret Life of the Specialty Diet led by Amanda Faison. Amanda oversees all food-related coverage for 5280 magazine. Her youngest daughter has multiple food allergies. Desiring to provide her daughter great tasting food she has taken on the challenge of cooking with substitutes. Faison is an avid cook who loves to recipe test and tinker in the kitchen.

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