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Things to do in the Dark

Were you among the thousands to lose power on Monday? Not sure what to do when there is no TV, no Xbox, and no electricity? Be prepared for power outages by stocking up on great books from the library, in addition to candles, matches, flashlights, batteries, and a radio! Stay safe and stay entertained with a little help from these great books.

What's your favorite non-electrified activity?

For the whole family:

For the couple:

Underground Music Showcase

Underground Music Showcase

The Underground Music Showcase is the largest Indie Rock Music Festival in the Rocky Mountains. Taking place at 30 different venues all along South Broadway over four days, July 22 - July 25, there will be more than 250 bands, local artists, burlesque dancers, comedians and droves of music lovers. This is the 10th year the Denver Post has put on this grand event.

This year's festival features music from:

Girls Rock!

The Girls Rock Camper Showcase takes place Saturday at the Oriental Theater. If you haven't seen the empowering documentary about this inspirational organization, I encourage you to do so!

Girls Rock Denver seeks to empower young women and girls by putting instruments in their hands and unveiling what they already possess in their feet, fingertips, vocal cords, hearts, and minds.

They believe:

Interactive Goal Setting

Tired of just talking about setting goals? Join us at the newly renovated Ross-Cherry Creek branch library as Jane Diamond helps you get inspired this Saturday, July 17 at 10:30am.

Jane Diamond, owner of Memories, Magic and More, will help you create a vision page using magazines, catalogs, and scrapbooking tools. When you hang this collage in a place where you will see it daily, your goals will begin to take shape!

Learn more about goal-setting, collaging, and scrapbooking with the wide array of materials the library has to offer!

Productivity

The Best of Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network

No Cable? No Problem. The library has many TV series for you to watch at home! Cartoon Network features hilarious animated programs that are fun for the whole family. Adult Swim shares channel space with Cartoon Network and features animated programs that are best left for after the kids are in bed.

George Steinbrenner 1930-2010

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Controversial baseball legend, George Michael "The Boss" Steinbrenner III, owner of the New York Yankees, has passed away, a week after his 80th birthday.

Many books have been written about Mr. Steinbrenner. Regarding himself, he said, "I'm really 95 percent Mr. Rogers, and only 5 percent Oscar the Grouch."

On This Day in History - Disco Dies

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July 12, 1979 - The infamous "Disco Demolition" took place in Chicago's Comiskey Park. This stunt, blowing up a dumpster full of disco records, turned into a mass riot which resulted in many injuries and arrests. Organizers failed to recognize the appeal of the event, and were swarmed with as many as 80,000 people screaming and hurling their records!

But could Disco ever really die?

The Best of the Syfy Channel

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No Cable? No Problem! The library has a premium selection of TV shows! The SyFy Channel, formerly simply the Sci-Fi Channel, produces many TV miniseries, films and quality television programming. Their newest show, Haven, is based on the Stephen King novel, The Colorado Kid.

The Best of HBO

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No Cable? No Problem! The library has a premium selection of TV shows! HBO is known primarily for showing films, but they have also created thrilling and addictive original series!

The Best of Showtime

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No Cable? No Problem! The library has a premium selection of TV shows! While Showtime is known primarily for showing films and sports, they have also created some unique and compelling original series.

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