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Get Your Game On: Game of Thrones Knitted Hood Workshop

It's a worldwide phenomenon -- Game of Thrones books written by George R. R.

Create 3D-Printed Picture Books in the ideaLAB!

Our family ideaLAB workshops in March will be a little different than usual - we're hosting the team from Tactile Picture Books Project for two days of workshops with the end goal of creating 3D printed tactile picture books for children with visual impairment.

Women of the Chicano Movement

Please join us on March 1, at 2 p.m. at the Central Library to hear Dr. Priscilla Falcon from the University of Northern Colorado speak. Dr. Falcon is the director of Hispanic Studies at the University of Northern Colorado. She is a Chicana activist who has spent her career promoting greater awareness of the Chicano culture and of the injustices committed against its population.

How Becomes a Legend Most? The Making of Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway was once just a school kid with hopes and aspirations like every other kid. Yet he grew up to be a definitive American author with a distinctive style; and he lived a life that could have been torn from the pages of one of his own books. Author Nancy Sindelar, who once worked as a teacher in Hemingway's high school, has written a fascinating book about the people and places that made Hemingway into the author and man who culturally dominated the last century. 

Plaza Voices: Where Are We From? Where Are We Going?

Image from the interactive immigration map at www.pewglobal.org

Have you ever wondered about immigration in other countries? Or been curious about where immigrants from the U.S. end up when they go abroad? This interactive map from the Pew Research Center provides an instant, highly readable graphic that answers just those questions--and many more.

Start by selecting a country, then choose "Into" or "Out Of" to see both immigration to and emigration from that particular corner of the world.

Earlier is Easier presents: The Raising of America episode viewing and community dialogue

Raising of America

Join Earlier is Easier to view a portion of an episode of the upcoming documentary The Raising of America, followed by conversation around the issues raised. The compelling stories portray the realities of childhood in America and explore how a strong start for all our kids can lead to a healthier, stronger, and more equitable society.

Short sections of the film will be shown at 3 Denver Public Library locations:

The Ross-Broadway Seed Exchange is Ready to Help You Garden!

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Why buy seeds, when you can exchange them with your library friends? We are starting the second year of our seed-exchange program at the Ross-Broadway Branch Library. Anyone who has a Denver Public Library card may participate in our program!

How it works:

1968 - The Quiz

Hair poster

A couple weeks ago I put up a post about the fashions of 1968. I thought I'd follow up with another 1968-themed post, this time a quiz for you. See what you can remember or what you know about the year that rocked the world! Good luck!

Mattel introduced what toy to compete with the Matchbox Cars introduced by the English firm Lesney Products & Co.?

Old Acquaintances: Bette Davis vs. Miriam Hopkins

By the time Bette Davis and Miriam Hopkins made the film, Old Acquaintance, in 1943, their feud was part of the publicity for their film showdown. The two actresses had apparently had a rivalry since their days on Broadway in 1928 when they were in the same acting troupe (except at this time, Hopkins was on top professionally).

Mindfulness Book Club: Tools for Practicing Mindfulness

Mindfulness on the Go: Simple Meditations Practices You Can Do Anywhere

As my exploration with mindfulness continues, I have to admit sometimes I struggle. Being aware of thoughts and feelings sounds so easy, but it definitely takes work. The increased awareness has helped me focus more on the present and I find I'm rehashing the past a little less, which is a huge step for me.

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