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Classic Holiday Films

Cuddle up with these classic films and a cup of cheer! Watch your favorites of years gone by. These classic films feel like family.

Who is Temple Grandin?

I saw the film Temple Grandin last week and can not stop thinking about this amazing, inspirational, woman! Temple Grandin has authored several books about animal behavior and her experiences with autism and her extraordinary way of seeing the connections between the two.

No Bake Healthy Family Snacks

Learn how to feed your family fun and healthy snacks that they’ll be excited to make AND to eat on Saturday, December 11, at 11:00 a.m. at the Ross-University Hills Branch Library.

For Even More Recipes:

Ceylon Pearl Tea Tasting


Come learn about the varieties and health benefits of tea while sampling the delicious tea of Ceylon Pearl on Saturday, December 11, at 10:00 a.m. at the Schlessman Family Branch Library. Stop by for a hot cuppa!

Interested in learning more about tea?

Christmas Comedies

12 Men of Christmas

If would like to put a little more Ho Ho Ho into your Holiday, check out these recent Christmas Comedies!

Colorado Authors Series: Jane Stanfield

Jane Stanfield

Author of Volunteer Vacations: Traveling on Purpose!, Ms. Stanfield will share details of the 12 international volunteer projects she completed in a year, as well as the local resources she used to plan her adventure on Saturday, December 11, 1 p.m. at the Bear Valley Branch Library.

These stories and pictures will leave you reaching for your passport, luggage and inspired to make a difference.

For more on volunteer vacations:

Holiday Classics

'Tis the season to hear Holiday music everywhere you go. Whether you are trimming the tree, wrapping presents or just snuggled up front of the fireplace (or the Yule Log channel in my case) here are some classic Holiday carol selections to keep you merry and bright.

On This Day in History: Attack on Pearl Harbor

The quiet morning of December 7, 1941 was shattered by air raid sirens. The naval base at Pearl Harbor was attacked by Japanese fighter planes. The attack lasted less than 2 hours, but the aftershocks made waves for years to come. Several films have tried to capture the feeling of uncertainty and the extreme bravery exhibited on this day.

Indelible Books

in·del·i·ble / inˈdeləbəl /  Adjective

(of ink or a pen) Making marks that cannot be removed.
Not able to be forgotten or removed.

Looking for your next tattoo? Did you know there was a Facebook group for Tattooed Librarians? After checking out The Word Made Flesh, I'm not surprised!

Getting a tattoo may not be your cup of tea. But as fans of the television show Miami Ink know, you don't have to have one to be fascinated by them.

20 Great Live Albums

Nothing compares to the roar of a live crowd waiting for a much loved band to take the stage. These albums were generally recorded in one or two nights and capture the raw intensity of Rock 'N Roll!

  1. Live at Fillmore East by The Allman Brothers
  2. Live at the Apollo by James Brown
  3. Live at Royal Albert Hall 1971 by The Byrds
  4. At Folsom Prison by Johnny Cash
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