Blogs

Books Not Meant to Be Read: 100 Cubes

Sol Lewitt

Byers Branch Library Recommends: In this video, Yolanda reviews a book by Conceptual Artist Sol LeWitt:

100 CUBES

Share your review of 100 Cubes by posting a comment below!

Booktalking the Testing Trilogy

TESTING TRILOGY: Compass

Byers Branch Library Recommends: In this video, Mary reviews The Testing Trilogy by Joelle Charbonneau:

Part I: THE TESTING

Part II: INDEPENDENT STUDY

Free Microsoft Word & Excel Classes at the CTC

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Are you looking for work and need to brush up on your Word or Excel skills? The Community Technology Center offers free Microsoft Word and Excel Basics classes, plus several topic specific modules, every month! Once you have the basics down, pick and choose the modules that best meet your learning needs.

Click any of the links below to get more information about the class, to view its handout, and find out when it's offered next.

Affordable Care Act-Open Enrollment Begins November 15!

Connect for Health Colorado

Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act begins November 15, 2014 through February 15, 2015. During this time you may enroll for the first time, renew your current plan, or switch to a different plan. If you were enrolled in a plan for 2014, the benefit year ends on December 31, 2014.

Social Security Online -- this Wednesday!

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Did you know that you can use a my Social Security account to:

 

  •     Keep track of your earnings and verify them every year;
  •     Get an estimate of your future benefits if you are still working;
  •     Get a letter with proof of your benefits if you currently receive them; and
  •     Much more?

Attend the Social Security Internet Services Seminar and let SSA help you find your SOMEDAY!

A Tour of the (Possibly Haunted) Children's Library Basement

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Basement Door

Have you ever come to the library looking for a book only to find that it's in the "Historical Collection" or the basement? Before I worked at the library I was looking for holiday books at a branch and this very thing happened; I waited while a friendly librarian went into the storage area to retrieve them for me. I was intrigued. What could this storage area possibly look like?

Now that I work at the library I visit the basement or "Lowers" many times every day. I thought I'd take the opportunity to share a little information and a few pictures of this behind the scenes area.

Plaza Voices: Stories of Integration

Photo from the "Stories of Integration" series on view at Barnum Library

Desiree S. of the Ross-Barnum branch writes:

Moving away from one’s home can be one of the most challenging life experiences. Having come to Denver via Oklahoma City myself just one year ago, I can certainly vouch for there being a period of readjustment -- one has to discover all new neighborhoods, meet all new friends and perhaps reconnect with old ones. In short, one must create an everyday existence that is different from what was there before. But what about adjusting to a place where both the language and the culture are completely foreign?

ideaLAB Now Open for Families!

We're happy to announce the launch of Family ideaLAB next month! Starting in October, every second Saturday of the month from 11am to 1pm will be all ages in the ideaLAB, our makerspace in Central. We'll be offering projects for families to work on together, but you're also welcome to drop in and just explore the lab and work on your own projects together.

Readers' Guide Retrospective: An Old-Fashioned Research Tool Gets a Modern-Day Search Interface

Are you (ahem!) old enough to remember the green set of Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature in your library? For decades, the Guide was the gold standard access point to US and Canadian magazines.

If you wanted to read all the article coverage of the lunar landing, for example, the Readers’ Guide would provide you with a list of citations across magazine titles, saving you the time of combing through each individual publication.

The Library, Arts & Crafts, and a Fair You Won't Want to Miss!

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Years ago I was working at a job I didn't like, and spending my time away from the job thinking about how much I didn't like it. Maybe you can relate. Then one Saturday morning I was browsing through my neighborhood library, when I saw a book about whirligigs. My grandfather was a master carpenter and when I was little he made a whirligig for the roof of his garage. It was a boy on a bike being chased by a dog, and when the wind blew, the boy's feet moved the pedals, which moved the wheels on the bike!

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