"Barbara! Barbara, please! If you need something, ask Carol Ann!" Oh, yeah, we're gonna ask Carol Ann: Meet author Rutanya Alda

Cover of the new book, The Mommie Dearest Diary

Sometimes cult movies happen because the director, cast and crew have set out to make something eccentric and unique. And sometimes cult films happen in spite of, or because of, the passion and certitude that the main players bring to a film production. Mommie Dearest, released in 1981 and almost instantly receiving cult film status, was just such a film -- laced with overwrought performances from Faye Dunaway, Mara Hobel and Diana Scarwid.

Coffee Brews and More

You can find lots of varieties of coffee drinks, both hot and cold at any upscale coffee bar. So, what can you put together with coffee at home?
With our Brew Ha!Ha! extravaganza going on this month, I decided to find out.

Links to recipes are at the end of this blog.

Plaza Voices: My Journey--Wearing a Hijab in America

Woman wearing a hijab.

Naghem S., a Plaza staff member, writes:

“Why do you wear that thing on your head?”

I get asked this question almost every day, and a million reasons pop into my head. It’s my religion, it’s an act of worship, the hijab gets me closer to God, it’s my identity, and so forth. Yet the resonating voice, that soul-stopping and heart-pounding answer, is that my hijab is my freedom.

Library Beers in the Making!

Hounded by Kevin Hearne

What's better than a beer inspired by the library? In my book, only a unicorn wearing a jetpack trumps a library beer! 

The A-maze-ing After-Hours Harry Potter Party @ Central!

credit: Jakovche - - Created: 28 July 2011

Do you love Harry Potter? Do you love giant walk-through mazes? Then join us for the A-Maze-ing After-Hours Harry Potter Party on Friday, September 25th from 6:30-8pm! Discover the secrets hidden in our giant Harry Potter Triwizard cardboard maze and nosh on tasty Honeydukes snacks. The maze will be big enough for families to explore together. This is a family event. No unaccompanied adults or kids, please.

Denver Public Library Group Visits & Tours

A trip to the library can be as simple as hanging out and browsing the stacks, or as structured as a tour followed by a specialized workshop on research skills and resources.

DevCamp 2015

This summer, 62 teens from across Denver took a dive into web development with the help of local developers and the library at a DevCamp. What they made was pretty amazing.

Relax, Knitters: Fridays in the Fresh City Lounge

Take a long lunch. We say it's okay. 

The Denver Public Library is hosting knitters (and crocheters) in our Fresh City Lounge. We'll have an excellent teacher there to help you if you need or teach you a beautiful and simple baby blanket pattern. But you can also bring your own project (any portable handwork is great) and your lunch and just relax in the lounge to help bring your work week to a satisfying finish! 

Teachers: Request Research Pathfinders for Your Students

claassified research by throgers, Flickr: The Commons, Creative Commons license

When you are guiding your students through research projects this year (large or small), take advantage of the Library's Research Pathfinder service.

Photo Mash-up Madness with ideaLAB and History Colorado

Shawn Clover "Fade to 1906"

Saturday, September 12, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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