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Want to learn how to download an electronic audio or book to your computer, iPod, or MP3? Join our in-house expert as she shares all the exciting materials we have electronically and how you can do it step-by-step at home on Thursday, December 2, 2 p.m. at the Ross-University Hills Branch Library.

If you've ever wanted to know more about downloadable eBooks, audio eBooks or eFlicks and how to transfer these items to your MP3, iPod, or any other handheld device, this is a wonderful opportunity to ask questions of our in-house expert. Not sure if your handheld device is ready for eMedia? Check out the list of compatible devices!

Families that put the "Fun" in Dysfunctional

One of the best (and worst) things about this time of year is how much time we get to spend with our families! If watching TV shows like Arrested Development and The Simpsons remind you of your family, here are some more great movies to help you appreciate your own unique situation.

3 Cookbooks

I've recently read three amazing books about cooking that have revolutionized the way I think about food and its preparation. Some are sweet, some are saucy but all are delectable!

The I Hate to Cook Book by Peg Bracken

Leslie Nielsen 1926-2010

Funnyman Leslie Nielsen passed away on November 28 saddening the comedy world. In addition to starring in TV shows like Route 66 and Police Squad, Mr. Nielsen has appeared in over 200 films during his long and illustrious career.

Selected films with appearances by Leslie Nielsen owned by the Denver Public Library:

Felted Ornament

Homemade holidays are the best! Join us on Wednesday, December 1, at 6:30 p.m. at the Smiley Branch Library to make a fun ornament to add joy and whimsy to your celebrations. Class size is limited, be sure to reserve your spot by calling 720-865-0260.


Fiction for Foodies

Sink your teeth into these great novels - some are meaty with mystery while others are sweet and frosted with humor and friendship. While digesting these great reads, we hope you have a rich and relaxing holiday. Looking for seconds? The library has heaping helpings of great books, movies and music to satisfy your educational and entertainment hunger.

Melody Gardot

Melody Gardot is a jazz singer and an amazing, inspirational person that I am thankful for learning about at the library! Her story is not without tragedy. At the age of 19, she was hit by a car and as a result of extensive damage ended up with severe neurological complications that she continues to deal with to this day. Using music as a form of therapy, she has risen to be one of the most enticing jazz singers I have ever heard.

Gardot's first album, Worrisome Heart came out in 2008. In 2009, she released My One and Only Thrill. Ms Gardot continues to advocate for music therapy and inspire those that face overwhelming obstacles.

Skills of Yesteryear

Whether you are an expert or an amateur at Do-It-Yourself enterprises, there are many excellent books to help you create new projects or finish old ones. Making things by hand reflects skills of days gone by, reveals a more self-reliant lifestyle and gives additional significance to the finished product.

Films for Foodies

Feast your eyes on these films that feature food, restaurants and chefs as a main course and are simply mouth-wateringly delicious! Bon Appétit!

Winter Wonderland Building Contest

Are you a master of Legos or other building blocks? Show us your creativity with your unique creation on the theme “Winter Wonderland.” There will be winners and prizes in kid, teen, and adult categories. Drop off your creation between Saturday, November 27 and Thursday, December 2 at the Schlessman Family Branch Library.

Join us for the judging on Saturday, December 4 at 10 a.m. at the Schlessman Family Branch Library!

Guidelines for submission:

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