Celebrate the fourth annual Denver Arts Week, November 5-13, by reading some of the many books about art and artists available from the library! These novels feature artists as main characters, are primarily set in a museum or incorporate art heavily into their plots. Enjoy!
Sophie Crumb, daughter of R. Crumb and Aline Kominsky-Crumb, has a new book of her art dating back from her childhood.
Genetics are unpredictable, but it’s not much of a surprise that when world famous artists R. Crumb and Aline Kominsky-Crumb combined DNA their daughter, Sophie Crumb, would follow in their alternative comics footsteps. Like her parents, Sophie's work is autobiographical, disturbing, raw, and often hilarious.
Nick Bantock, popular author of the Griffin & Sabine books is having his first ever art show here in Colorado through March 2011 at the Museum of Outdoor Arts! This may be the only time all the Griffin & Sabine original art appears in one place!
This groom's cake, created by ABC Cake Shop & Bakery in New Mexico, is a 3D replica of the Denver Public Library. It is iced completely in buttercream with airbrushing for the windows. I stumbled across it on Twitter and couldn't believe my eyes!
If you are interested in making your own creative cakes, check out these sweet books:
For the very first time, Library Journal, a popular book review magazine, has put together a list of ten fiction and nonfiction titles that stood out as the very best of books published this year so far representing a wide assortment of topics appropriate for a broad reading audience. What have been your favorite books of 2010?
A few book review editors involved in the process of selecting this list chronicled their deliberations on Twitter under the hash tag #bestbooks10. A more in-depth list, including bests in genre fiction and other popular subject areas such as poetry, graphic novels and biographies is scheduled to be published in the December issue of Library Journal.
The Top Ten Books of 2010 According to Library Journal:
Light has been a big topic of conversation this week since this Sunday, November 7 at 2 a.m., we change our clocks back to standard time. The most popular sentiment seems to be dread--of evening commuting in the dark, of the end of having enough light to play outside or work in the yard at the end of the day.
Plus, research suggests that the return to standard time affects us in a variety of ways, from disrupted sleep to an increase in car vs. pedestrian accidents. On the bright side, this change could lead to the need for more napping, contemplating day, night and the nature of time or just generally cozying up to the realities of seasonal changes. Judging from the literature, the whole concept appears to be contentious:
Campai! Prost! Salud! Cheers! Skol! Whether you choose to imbibe or abstain from inebriants altogether, reading about their rich and often controversial history is entertaining, while also providing insights into science, psychology, politics, and more!
The Day of the Dead, a celebration originating in Mexico, occurs in connection with the religious holidays of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day, on November 2. November 1 is also known as Día de los Inocentes, Day of the Innocents, for remembrance of deceased infants and children, also called angelitos, the little angels.
In addition to the documentary, Food for the Ancestors, the library has several books that shed light on this festive holiday.
All books listed are printed with both Spanish and English text.
Are you looking for a modern vampire story to really sink your teeth into?
The Nymphos of Rocky Flats: A Novel by Mario Acevedo. PI Felix Gomez, an ex-soldier who became a vampire while serving in Iraq, uses his supernatural powers to solve mysteries that befuddle mere mortals.
Minion by L.A. Banks. Damali Richards is the most important vampire hunter in a millennium. Dark forces strive to slay Damali before she comes of age and gains her full powers.
In addition to polychromatic leaves and bundling up in my favorite sweaters, my most cherished thing about Autumn is how snuggly my cats get. The library has an abundance of books on how to give your furry friends all the best.
Whether it is a behavioral issue or making sure your pet is healthy, these are all books I have found to be helpful and worth reading or have recommended to others successfully.