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Old Acquaintances: Bette Davis vs. Miriam Hopkins

By the time Bette Davis and Miriam Hopkins made the film, Old Acquaintance, in 1943, their feud was part of the publicity for their film showdown. The two actresses had apparently had a rivalry since their days on Broadway in 1928 when they were in the same acting troupe (except at this time, Hopkins was on top professionally).

Mindfulness Book Club: Tools for Practicing Mindfulness

Mindfulness on the Go: Simple Meditations Practices You Can Do Anywhere

As my exploration with mindfulness continues, I have to admit sometimes I struggle. Being aware of thoughts and feelings sounds so easy, but it definitely takes work. The increased awareness has helped me focus more on the present and I find I'm rehashing the past a little less, which is a huge step for me.

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Nobody Knows the Truffles I've Seen: An Anti-Valentine's Day Party

Fresh City Life will be taking a brief detour from our regularly scheduled programming of high-minded, culturally significant fare to ring in Valentine's Day with a presentation of Xanadu. It is arguably one of the finest worst films ever made. And it is a ton of fun.

DPL Staff Art Show

It's well-documented that DPL staff is talented, hard-working and creative when it comes to customer service, maintaining our buildings and performing behind-the-scenes duties, but many of us are also aspiring artists.

Come and celebrate the works of 28 DPL staffers, retirees, volunteers and on-call employees at the annual 2015 Art of the Library exhibit. You'll see over 60 works of art in various mediums including tesserai tile, hohloma, photography, wool, paper, steampunk, ink, acrylic and oil.

Forget Mercury Retrograde. Solar Storms are the Real Deal

Coronal Mass Ejection from the Sun (NASA image)

Did you know Mercury is in retrograde right now? I didn't, until I saw people posting about it on social media sites. When I looked it up, I discovered that the planet Mercury sometimes appears to move backwards across the sky. People who believe in astrology think that when this happens, communications of all kinds--technological, interpersonal, you name it--go haywire (Mercury was the Roman god of messengers, after all, and he was a bit of a trickster).

The British Soul Brother

On January 26th at the First Bank Center, the diverse crowd eagerly awaits for the man of the hour, English singer and songwriter Sam Smith to take the stage. As the First Bank Center goes dark, the screaming pierces my ears and the moment I have been waiting for months has finally arrived!

Downton Kids: What Did Sybbie, George, and Marigold Read?

Cover of Winnie-the-Pooh

Downton Abbey fans have been asked since season one to consider the lives of the Edwardian aristocracy and their servants. Yet only recently have we been exposed to another group of Edwardians: with the arrival of Sybbie, George, and Marigold, fans are now getting glimpses of the life of the Edwardian child. We see how they dress and the rules that govern their lives. Yet given the literary allusions throughout the series, some of us at the Children’s Library wondered: what books might Sybbie, George, and Marigold have read?

Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Branch Library Grand Opening: February 28

Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales

Community Celebration set for Saturday, February 28, 2015

Denver residents are invited to join Mayor Michael B. Hancock, District 1 City Councilwoman Susan Shepherd, Denver Public Library Commission President Jay Mead, City officials and community partners to celebrate the grand opening of the new Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Branch Library in West Denver.

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