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Earlier is Easier presents: The Raising of America episode viewing and community dialogue

Raising of America

Join Earlier is Easier to view a portion of an episode of the upcoming documentary The Raising of America, followed by conversation around the issues raised. The compelling stories portray the realities of childhood in America and explore how a strong start for all our kids can lead to a healthier, stronger, and more equitable society.

Short sections of the film will be shown at 3 Denver Public Library locations:

The Ross-Broadway Seed Exchange is Ready to Help You Garden!

hollyhocks

Why buy seeds, when you can exchange them with your library friends? We are starting the second year of our seed-exchange program at the Ross-Broadway Branch Library. Anyone who has a Denver Public Library card may participate in our program!

How it works:

1968 - The Quiz

Hair poster

A couple weeks ago I put up a post about the fashions of 1968. I thought I'd follow up with another 1968-themed post, this time a quiz for you. See what you can remember or what you know about the year that rocked the world! Good luck!

Mattel introduced what toy to compete with the Matchbox Cars introduced by the English firm Lesney Products & Co.?

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.

ASK US! and you shall receive

student on ipad

Have you tried to ASK US! yet?  If not, give it a try!  ASK US! and you shall receive.  

Chat 24/7 with a real live librarian for help with:

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).

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