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CO Authors Series: Elizabeth Yarnell, Glorious One-Pot Meals

The Fresh City Life My Branch Colorado Authors Series continues this Sunday, May 15, at 2:00 p.m. at Schlessman. 

 Elizabeth Yarnell will discuss her book Glorious One-Pot Meals: A New Quick and Healthy Approach to Dutch Oven Cooking. She will demonstrate her unique, patented method of quick and healthy one-pot dinners while telling the inspirational story of how she took a devastating diagnosis and turned it into a way of cooking and eating that everyone can enjoy. Books will be available for sale.

Happy Mother's Day

Making the decision to have a child is momentous.  It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.  ~Elizabeth Stone
 

I love my child dearly. It has been the hardest, most frustrating, most joyous, and most rewarding thing I've ever done. Some days it is nice to know you aren't crazy and your experiences aren't unique. The following books have brought me some comfort and laughs:

Ode to Japanese Authors

Yukio Mishima

I've always been taken on an interesting journey exploring the terrain of Japanese novels.

Japanese authors offer an array of characters reaching from the subtle layers mist to an ocean of depth and current in character development, so much so the characters become imprinted into our imagination.

Some authors to read:

Colorado Authors Series Presents Eleanor Brown, Author of The Weird Sisters

The Weird Sisters

The Fresh City Life My Branch Colorado Authors Series presents Eleanor Brown, author of The Weird Sisters, on Sunday, May 8 at 2 p.m. at Schlessman.

Eleanor Brown's debut novel, The Weird Sisters, is the story of the Andreas family, whose motto might as well be "There's no problem a library card can't solve." When Rosalind, Bianca, and Cordelia (named after Shakespeare heroines by their professor father) return to their childhood home, ostensibly to care for their ailing mother, but really to lick their wounds and bury their secrets, they are horrified to find the others there. See, they love each other. They just don't happen to like each other very much.

Parks

Need a place to play and rest?

Parks are wonderful places to play, hike, skateboard, play with a dog, take a walk, spend time with a significant other or do a variety of other activities. With many trees just beginning to flower, it is a great time to plan a visit so you can dream of summer. DPL has books and DVDs about state and national parks here in Colorado.

Colorado Authors Series Presents: Cort McMeel

The Fresh City Life My Branch Colorado Authors Series presents Cort McMeel, author of Short, at Schlessman Family Branch on Saturday, May 7 at 11:00 a.m.

Short is Mr. McMeel's debut novel, and it's a thrilling voyeuristic tour through the subculture of high-stakes energy trading and the larger than life men who run our markets. These men inhabit a world of intense stress, gluttony, and deception. Mr. McMeel received his MFA from Columbia University, and has worked both as a commodity broker and energy trader throughout his 13-year career in the power markets. He lives in Stapleton.

Happy National Rebuilding Day!

home repair

April 30 is National Rebuilding Day! Rebuilding Together is an organization that works within a community to help revitalize houses and help keep home upkeep affordable for all and started National Rebuilding Day. Celebrate by helping a neighbor or friend repair their home!

Learn More about Home Repair:

We Read

Yi-Ting, Brian, and Nancy (left to right)

Meet Yi-Ting, Brian and Nancy, three shelvers who help support the shelving team at the Library. While library shelvers locate books that may have roamed and groom bookstacks to invite browsing, they also are avid readers. Don't know what to read next? Grab a few recommendations from the book stacks!

Yi-Ting enjoys cooking and believes you'll enjoy the cookbooks of Jacques Pépin even if you aren't a gourmand. (Take a peek at his DVDs which highlight his screen presence and c-h-a-r-m.)

Lots of wedding delights even with no invite

Ok, ok I'll admit that I'm a royal watcher addicted to every single news story, magazine article, and documentary on the upcoming nuptials of Will and Kate.

The most famous couple in the world is about to say their "I dos." While I have my DVR set to several channels Friday, April 29 at 2:00 a.m., I can also say "I do" to a bouquet of books about the royal couple.

Life: The Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton by Life Magazine

The Making of a Royal Romance: William, Kate, and Harry -- A Look Behind the Palace Walls by Katie Nicholl

2011 Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced

Pulitzer Prize

Every year the Pulitzer committee grants awards in 21 different categories. This year, the Denver Post won the category of Editorial Cartooning. Read on for the winners in the Fiction, History, Biography, Poetry and General Nonfiction categories!

Fiction

History

Biography

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