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Booze & Movies

It's five minutes till closing.... It's been a hard work week (not really), but I need a drink (or maybe twelve) to relax and slip away from reality. After clocking out and spending 13.99 (plus tax) at the liquor store, I opened up my first, poured myself liquid gold (Stout), and opened up one of my cabinets looking to find a film (or two).

Newbery Challenge

Eli holding one of his favorite Newbery books, The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

One of the best parts of being a children’s librarian is getting to talk books with kids. I met Eli, a voracious 9-year-old reader, earlier this week when he visited the Children’s Library and requested several older titles from our historical collection. We got to chatting and he shared with me how a Newbery challenge at school sparked his interest in the award.

Free sunflowers grown from the Ross-Broadway Seed Library!

free sunflower babies

The Ross-Broadway Branch Library has the only seed library in DPL. We planted sunflower seeds donated by a generous customer, and boy do we have lots of baby sunflowers coming up! We would love to share our bounty with you, so drop by and we'll give you a free sunflower plant.

Want to learn 3D modeling?

Want to enter the world of 3D printing but don’'t know how to make something to print? Ever since we set up our 3D printers in the ideaLAB, I've seen the same pattern happen repeatedly with people interested in 3D printing:

Plaza Voices: World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day

The Denver Public Library likes stories, especially when told in person.

The Great Debate: When it Comes to Fiction, Would You Rather . . . .

Cartoon by Tom Gauld: http://angryrobotbooks.com/2011/05/a-natter-with-damned-bu

If you are a fiction reader who uses the Central Library, you know about our extensive fiction collection on Level 2. Right now, the fiction collection is broken into separate sections based on literary genre: mystery, science fiction, fantasy, romance, western, horror and general, literary fiction. Novels within each genre section are shelved alphabetically by author.

This month, we’re asking our customers how they’d like to see the fiction collection arranged. Would you rather . . .

New Options for eBooks, Audio eBooks and Streaming Video - No App Required

Read, watch, listen...

With the introduction of Overdrive Read, Overdrive Listen and Streaming Video, you no longer need to install an app before enjoying books or movies from the library on your computer, tablet or smart phone.

Browse our eMedia catalog which shows all formats. Borrow something.

Death Becomes Her: New York Times Bestselling Author, Caitlin Doughty, Visits Denver

“Accepting death doesn't mean you won't be devastated when someone you love dies. It means you will be able to focus on your grief, unburdened by bigger existential questions like, "Why do people die?" and "Why is this happening to me?" Death isn't happening to you. Death is happening to us all.”
― Caitlin Doughty, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory

Plaza Voices: LGBT Immigrants

American/Pride Flag

As of 2013, there were an estimated 267,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) undocumented immigrants living in the U.S., in addition to approximately 637,000 documented LGBT immigrants, according to a report from the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law.

Novel Idea

Have you been just itching to do something creative? Engage Programming has a crafting experience that is perfect for you! Join us at Virginia Village Branch Library on Saturday, June 20 at 5:30 p.m. We are so excited to see you at this exclusive after hours event.

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