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 Community Technology Center just keeps on growing!
If you haven't been to the Central Library's fourth level in the last week or so, come up and check out the ever-expanding Community Technology Center -- we've grown again! On Wednesday thirty more public computers, complete with Internet access and Microsoft Office 2007, were booted up and made ready for public use. We now have 20 computers for 2-hour sessions; 24 computers for 1-hour sessions; and 8 computers for 30-minute sessions. It will be a while before our classrooms are available for group lessons again, but we are still offering
Dennis Hagen, archivist with the Western History/Genealogy Department’s 10th Mountain Division Resource Center will present An Introduction to Veteran’s History Resources at the Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library.
Wednesday, November 17, 6 p.m.
Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library
The program includes information about the Library of Congress’ Veteran’s History Project, resources available through the National Archives and the Denver Public Library’s 10th Mountain Division Collection.
Library Journal gives Denver Public Library a 5 star rating. "What our libraries deliver to our communities have always mattered, but they may now be more important than ever. In the face of the ongoing and broad cuts libraries are seeing nationwide, it is vital to illustrate the accomplishments of libraries."
The star ratings are based on visits, circulation, program attendance, and public Internet terminal use. Community involvement and your participation are the driving forces to earn this rating.
Colorado is rich with history and lore. Many historical figures have called Colorado home. Their houses, some now museums, offer an educational and entertaining experience for all ages. Travel back in time without leaving the state with a little help from the library.
Do you love the fast-paced world of computer technology?
Have you been unable to express your budding love for teaching?
Become a Technology Volunteer!
We need your expertise! The Denver Public Library is looking for volunteers to assist our customers with the uses of computers: everything from online job applications, creating resumes, uploading pictures, learning Microsoft Office applications, downloading music to an mp3 player, getting email accounts, and much more.
With Halloween less than 2 weeks away, it's a great time to get started crafting a costume! Forget those expensive getups! The library has books on making costumes for yourself, your kids and even your pets! What will you be this Halloween?