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Win Free Tickets to the new Curious Theatre production playing to full houses

Our friends at Curious Theatre Company are bringing us a special night of thought provoking staged readings -- and a chance to win tix to their new production 9 CIRCLES!

Here's what Curious Theatre has to say about their first production of 2012:

Magazine of the Month - Adbusters

Occupy Wall Street poster

So how did the Occupy Wall Street movement get started? Well I guess we can blame Canada.

Adbusters is a Canadian anti-consumer, anti-capitalist, pro-environment magazine started in 1989 by Kalle Lasn. Mr. Lasn, a former adman and documentary filmmaker, was born in Estonia, moved to Australia as a child and now lives in Vancouver. Adbusters has no paid advertising relying on subscriptions, newsstand sales and donations.

Exhibit and Workshop: Personal Geographies: Explorations in Mixed-Media Mapmaking

Personal Geographies Exhibit Poster

January 12 - March 31, 2012
Central Library, Gates Reading Room, Level 5

"Personal Geographies" is an exhibit of handmade, mixed media maps by Jill K. Berry and other artists. The show is in the Western History and Genealogy department, on Level 5 of the Central Library through March 31, 2012.

Organizing Your Virtual World

Most of us have favorite bloggers, trusted news websites, an email account and a few social networks we follow, too. Maybe the sites are bookmarked for quick access or addresses pop up in the browser history upon beginning to type. In some cases complete web addresses have been memorized! Stop the insanity!

I don't know about you, but my mornings used to be all about a cup o' joe and time set aside for perusing the newspaper. It's been a long time since I've had actual ink and paper delivered to my doorstep, but I fondly remember opening up a newspaper and leisurely trolling for scandalous headlines, often skimming the heady news articles and jumping straight to the crossword puzzle and comics. This familiarity is comforting, to be sure. The beauty of newspapers is the way they're organized; we know what to expect when we open one up. Breaking news appears on the front page.

Coffee, Dinosaurs, and Appetizers!

How about a cup of coffee with your appetizers? Or your dinosaurs! Fresh City Life My Branch has all that and more!

Tired of the same old coffeemaker, or want to save money by brewing your own at home? Learn brew methods you may not be familiar with and how to make a delicious cup of coffee at home using both classic and new contraptions during Strange Brew! Please register: 720-865-0135 or fclmybranch@denverlibrary.org. Saturday, January 28 at 10 a.m. at the Ross-Broadway Branch.

84th Academy Award Nominations

A photography of an Academy Award statuette

It's officially Oscar season again and, like every year, there are some suprises and disappointments in the nominations.

Oscar nomination favorites like David Fincher, Clint Eastwood and George Clooney found themselves shut out (for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, J Edgar and The Ides of March) and the Academy ignored the more popular choices (Bridesmaids, the final Harry Potter and Dragon Tattoo again).

Below is a full list of the major nominations, along with links to the library catalog for the nominees.

FCL My Branch This Week

Terrarium

Thinking about retirement? Technology? Mysteries? Crafts? Healthy eating? If you're thinking about it this week, Fresh City Life My Branch has a program about it!

If you want to find out how to Secure Your Retirement, join us at Ross-Cherry Creek on Wednesday, January 25 at 6 p.m. Get a better understanding of Social Security and what role it can and should play in your overall retirement income plan. Get actionable recommendations on how to plan for, and achieve, the retirement you envision!

There are several offerings for crafty folk this week in our Make & Take Studio series:

Strong, Smart Women

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I’ll admit, I read a lot more nonfiction than fiction, a lot more young adult books than adult ones. But lately I’ve been drawn to intense thrillers with strong, complex, and flawed female protagonists. These women are not perfect, but they’re interesting, and have unique voices which made all of these books good reads for me.

Once I finished Gillian Flynn’s debut novel Sharp Objects, I immediately got her second book, Dark Places—even though these books are not in a series. In both, there were interesting characters, twists and turns, and good writing.

Come Geocache With Us!

Alphabet Denver

The Fresh City Life My Branch Colorado Authors Series presents Kitty Migaki, author of Alphabet Denver on April 1 at 2:00 p.m. at the Schlessman Family Branch Library.

Why are we talking about it so early? Because we want you & your family to participate in the hunt! In advance of Kitty Migaki's April 1 presentation on Alphabet Denver - A GPS Alphabet Hunt Book, we are highlighting the GPS Alphabet Hunt feature of the book, by hosting a GPS hunt of our own! Follow this clue: 39˚40.472' -104˚58.045' in the first step towards our cache box and a fun prize!!

THE PHAMILY PERFORMS THE "ELEPHANT MAN"

Are you experiencing Bronco withdrawal? Why not spend your Sunday afternoon watching a live performance of "The Elephant Man," presented by the Physically Handicapped Actors & Musical Artist's League (PHAMALY).

The Elephant Man, a Tony award winning play by Bernard Pomerance, was first performed in London in 1977, and the same historical episode became the basis of a successful 1980 film starring John Hurt. It's the true story of Joseph Merrick, a terribly disfigured yet sensitive and intelligent man who is displayed as a carnival freak, and then rescued by a doctor --only to be more subtly exploited by Victorian society.

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