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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.

Digital Eye Strain: Don't be a Victim

According to the Vision Council, we're all spending so much time using digital devices such as computers, smartphones, tablets, e-readers and video games that it's resulted in an epidemic of digital eye strain -- a condition that can result in blurred or double vision, red, irritated, fatigued eyes, and headaches. Other symptoms might include those also found in "dry eye," such as a sensation of sand in the eyes, pain, difficulty in wearing contacts, or sensitivity to light.

Creating a Frankenstein: How a 19-year-old Wrote the Best Horror Novel Ever

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (August 30, 1797 - February 1, 1851) was on vacation on the shores of Lake Geneva in the summer of 1816, and was not having any fun -- instead of the warm, cloudless days that she'd looked forward to, the weather was chilly and wet.

Summer Beach Reads for Men

As a Coloradan, do you ever feel left out when you see a list of "Summer Beach Reads?" I did too, until I learned that we have plenty of sandy beaches right here in Colorado. The reservoir at Chatfield State Park is the closest, and offers a view of the mountains, a swim beach, and a huge off-leash dog park. The 700-acre Boulder Reservoir is another state park where you can relax on the beach, swim, bike or view diverse wildlife.

Public Benefit Corporations: A Business Model Hybrid

Last year in Reference Services, we helped nearly 500 metro area entrepreneurs find demographic and industry information through our Bizboost service, and also met with almost 100 nonprofit professionals needing information on funding sources.

New at the DPL Non-Profit Center: Foundation Maps from the Foundation Center and a free CGA Class

As a Financial Information Network partner of the Foundation Center, Denver Public Library customers have access to the Foundation Directory Online, Grants to Individuals and now, Foundation Maps (all available only at the

April is National Financial Literacy Month -- Be Informed with Helpful and Fun Resources from the Library

According to its 2013 National Report Card, the Center for Financial Literacy gave Colorado a "B" for our State's efforts to improve financial literacy in high schools.

Not Your Father's Library Card - How to Save 15% on Select Performances at the DCPA

A library card recently sold at auction for $7500.00. It bore the signature, the earliest known signature, in fact, of eighth-grader Elvis Aaron Presley, and was issued by Humes High School in Memphis in 1948. The King of Rock and Roll had borrowed a copy of "The Courageous Heart: A Life of Andrew Jackson for Young Readers."

1968 - The Movies

What do TV's first interracial kiss, 911 emergency service and the first successful heart transplant all have in common? They all made headlines in 1968, the year that is currently being celebrated with an exhibit at the History Colorado Center

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