With gas prices rising and Earth Day April 22, you may be wondering if there are ways to conserve energy and help the earth.
There are a myriad of ways finding alternatives to driving, growing your own food, eating less meat, and making your living space more energy efficient. We at DPL can help! Here are a few resources on our shelves.
I live in a 600 square foot loft apartment. It doesn’t feel small since the ceiling is so high. Yesterday I took a few minutes to look through a book about decorating small living spaces. The book provided some ideas that I plan to use. Whether your living space is large or small, you can use the books below to help you live more creatively.
Have you wondered what tools we librarians use to find books and movies?
Have you ever tried unsuccessfully to find a book or movie in Denver Public Library’s catalog at midnight? Common websites often prove to be enormously helpful. We use Amazon at www.amazon.com to find titles and authors. The Internet Movie Database at www.imdb.com is what we use to find movie titles. Mid Continental Public Library has created a useful database for finding the order of children’s series.
With Easter, Passover, and Purim coming up you may have questions about the celebrations, their significance, or just about the beliefs of those who celebrate.
Many resources are available for those with curious minds. The Teaching Company has classes taught by professors both on CD and DVD. Do you want a little bit on information without delving into an entire book? Try a children’s book.
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.
Looking for a great book? Loved the last book you read and yearn for a similar read?
NoveList is a database that you can access through DPL’s website. It is found under Research and then under Books & Literature. Type in a title and on the right side of the screen, it will recommend 9 similar books.
Did you hear about the babies' arrival? Do you remember spring at the zoo when you were young?
I have fond memories of visiting the Denver Zoo as a child and seeing all the spring babies. On January 18 & February 10, the Zoo welcomed palm cockatoo babies. As the weather warms and days lengthen more babies will arrive. We at the library can help satisfy the curious mind both young and older. We have books and DVDs about animals.
As a 40-something librarian who had a great-grandmother live to be 106 years old, I have wondered if there were steps I could take to make all my years healthy ones. I have read several books that explained how important it is to move. The authors take a sensible approach. We will not live forever, but by moving and taking other simple steps, we can live healthier, longer lives. Join me in moving! If you have any concerns about starting an exercise program, please consult with your healthcare provider first.