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Why are (some) dolls so creepy?

Creepy dolls

What is it about dolls?  Everyone has a scary or creepy doll story... or a grandmother who has a creepy doll... something.  

Book Discovery: Novelist

Life After Life, by Kate Atkinson

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We Explore: The United States of Literature

We Explore: The United States of Literature

Thanksgiving has come and gone (I know, right?), which means that the holiday season is upon us now with all of its trappings: pumpkin spice lattes, mall traffic, snow angels, and tryptophan. This is also the busiest travel time of the year, with people going every which way across our great nation. Of course, as any reader knows, books allow you to travel without the pleasure of experiencing DIA's cattle drive in your socks. And for those of us who will be stuck in planes, trains, and automobiles over the coming weeks, maybe you'll finally have time to unwind with a good book.

The Young Elites

The Young Elites by Marie Lu

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In this video, Mary reviews the first book in a new YA fantasy series by Marie Lu:

THE YOUNG ELITES

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HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: BOOKS FOR KIDS & TEENS

Hug Machine

At the closing of every year, librarians throughout the Denver Public Library system collaborate on a list of their favorite children's and teen publications from that year. Whether you're looking for gift ideas or just a good recommendation to read, here are our suggestions, the best and brightest of 2014.

Browse the titles in our catalog. 

Books for the Very Youngest:

Steampunk: Where the Future Meets the Past

While doing some early online holiday shopping, I came across the "steampunk roadkill leather top hat," on sale for $346.50, reduced from $495.00. Although I decided against buying the hat, I realized that I wasn't exactly sure what "steampunk" is, or where it came from.

Plaza Voices: Tight-Knit

Photo of hands knitting (Creative Commons).

Jennifer Duddy Gill, a Plaza staff member, writes:

When I was about eight years old my mother taught me how to knit. I was amazed that using two wooden sticks to make loops with string could create fabric that I could actually use for something. Creating something from almost nothing was both surprising and gratifying to me.

The Fault in Our Stars: Book Review

The Fault in Our Stars book cover

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In this video, Mary reviews a Young Adult novel written by author John Green:

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS

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The Red Pencil

The Red Pencil

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In this video, Mary reviews a novel written in verse by author Andrea Davis Pinkney:

THE RED PENCIL

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