I'd like to say that I tend to keep a car until it dies, but that would be a lie. Both cars I've had in my adult life have been hit and deemed total losses. Both were about 2 years old when I got them. Both were paid off when hit. So I'm forced to look for another car.
A few weeks ago, our 2002 Honda was hit and deemed a total loss. I turned to what I know best - the resources at the library. And I asked a lot of people a lot of questions.
Oh, love. So beautiful, so inspiring, and so much work. Whether we're talking about a partner or spouse, a parent, a child or a friend, it's amazing how much love you can feel for someone, and at the same time how much work the relationship takes. Emotions run high and sometimes the person you love most is the cause of stress, anger or anxiety. In every relationship, it's important to nurture not only our partner, but also ourselves.
On the cusp of the release of the first work in a 27-volume set from author Mark Danielewski, famed for his innovative, internal book design, I thought it a perfect time to examine some of the books that take book design to the next level. Those that drive the story not just with plot but with the images inside, strategic cut-outs, or pages put together like a puzzle. Sometimes these are described as being works of ergodic literature, or narratives that have the reader navigate the often non-linear layout of the text.
The Reference Services Department at the Central Library is always receiving new and updated titles for our collection on a variety of topics. Take a look at some of the medical titles we've recently acquired:
Olivia Olson, who is the voice actor behind Marceline the Vampire Queen, will be joining her father, Martin Olson, to talk about all things Adventure Time - the popular animated series that features both Olivia and her dad as characters. Martin Olson plays Olivia's father on the show as well -- acting the part of Hunson Abadeer. Meet them both at their author event here at Denver Public Library this month.
Do you remember any poems from your childhood? How about from your high school years?
A favorite of mine was a poem called “Somewhere” by Walter de la Mare. I later found out that de la Mare was a well-known writer of horror.
Some of the most famous poems, like the Mother Goose rhymes, are the ones that get passed down from generation to generation. Did you know that the Eugene Field branch of the Denver Public Library is named for the poet and journalist who wrote “Wynken, Blynken and Nod?”