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Ring Ring it’s a video call!

Whether you’re chatting with your grandkids, catching up with distant friends, collaborating with a colleague across the country, checking in with an incarcerated loved one or applying for a job out of state, video calling is increasingly part of everyday life. Skype, Facebook Videocalls and Google Hangouts all enable us to look into the eyes of the person we’re talking to.

Have You Seen the Andrew and Jamie Wyeth Exhibit Yet?

The Andrew and Jamie Wyeth exhibit opened recently at the Denver Art Museum. Whether you have already seen it or you plan to go, the Denver Public Library has books and online resources to learn more about them. Please see the links at the end of this blog.

But first, here are some facts about the artists (who were father and son) that you may not know:

About Andrew:

Plaza Voices: My Journey -- Learning English

Naghem S., our regular contributor & Plaza staff member writes: 

Thanksgiving Read-Alikes

Thanksgiving is almost upon us and Thanksgiving books are flying off the shelves. The Denver Public Library owns approximately 2500 items about Thanksgiving for kids, and almost 1800 of them are checked out. We have less than two weeks to go, so if you're looking for books about Thanksgiving, come get your books ASAP (or put them on hold)! Even if every last one of our books, magazines, DVDs and CDs about Thanksgiving are checked out when you get here, there are a lot of other options that you can share with your child.

The Top 10 Sherlock Holmes Performances? - It's Elementary

Through January 31, sleuth fans of all ages will immerse themselves in everything Sherlock at the International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.   In addition to learning about the life of the detective's creator, Sir Conan Doyle, visitors will solve a mystery, view a replica of 221B Baker Street, explore Sherlockian cultural items, and mingle with historical enactors.

Plaza Voices: Mahatma Gandhi

Naghem S., our regular contributor & Plaza staff member writes:

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”
-Mahatma Gandhi

October 2 is a national holiday in India because it is Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday. Gandhi, born Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, was an anti-war activist and a lawyer. His life legacy is the philosophical ideology of Satyagrana, meaning insistence of truth.

Family ideaLAB Workshop: DIY Easy Bake Oven and Food Science

1960's easy bake oven

Here in ideaLAB we're a little wacky. When someone suggested we bake, instead of thinking, "We don't have an oven," we thought, "Why not?! Let's build our own Easy Bake Oven!" We're hard at work building, testing and prepping (and yes, it smells AMAZING) in order to share the fun with you all during our Family ideaLAB Workshop on Saturday, November 14, 11 am-1 pm. We'll be testing how to make the best baked treats in our "oven," get your help making a new one, get hands on with food experiments, and we'll even put your taste buds to the test.

Public Computer Use Now Requires Password

Computer

Beginning Monday, November 16, 2015, using a public computer at any Denver Public Library location will require customers to enter their Denver Public Library account password in order to protect access to personal account information. This is the same password you use with our self-checkout machines or to login to your online Library account, otherwise known as "My Account."

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