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Veterans Rock!

On Veteran's Day, we take the time to honor those that have served our country. It is important to remember that these individuals play other valuable roles in our society as well. Among other things, some veterans have gone on to become famous musicians!

Happy Birthday Sesame Street!

Sweepin' the clouds away / On my way to where the air is sweet / Can you tell me how to get, / How to get to Sesame Street...

Sesame Street premiered on public broadcasting television stations on November 10, 1969. It was the first show of its kind based on educational research and helped many children prepare for and succeed in school! Over its 41 year history, Sesame Street has produced over 4,000 shows.

The library owns hundreds of DVDs with Elmo, Abby, Zoe, Baby Bear, Grover, Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, Cookie Monster, The Count, Bert, Ernie and all your Sesame Street pals!

Life Imitates Art

Celebrate the fourth annual Denver Arts Week, November 5-13, by watching some of the many films about art and artists available from the library! Several documentaries have been made about the artistic process, famous artists and the commercial complications of art. Which one is your favorite?

Griffin and Sabine

Nick Bantock, popular author of the Griffin & Sabine books is having his first ever art show here in Colorado through March 2011 at the Museum of Outdoor Arts! This may be the only time all the Griffin & Sabine original art appears in one place!

Piece of Cake!

This groom's cake, created by ABC Cake Shop & Bakery in New Mexico, is a 3D replica of the Denver Public Library. It is iced completely in buttercream with airbrushing for the windows. I stumbled across it on Twitter and couldn't believe my eyes!

If you are interested in making your own creative cakes, check out these sweet books:

Senior $avers

Colorado Interfaith Power and Light presents to the 55+ population how to be more energy efficient to conserve a resource and save money on energy bills on Wednesday, November 10, 1 p.m. at the newly renovated Bear Valley Branch Library.

Whether you are considering retirement, or just hoping to save some money here and there, the library has many resources to help you live comfortably:

'Reel' People: Artists

Celebrate the fourth annual Denver Arts Week, November 5-13, by watching some of the many films about art and artists available from the library! Several film adaptations have been made based on the lives of famous artists. Which one is your favorite?

Top Ten Best Books of 2010 According to Library Journal

For the very first time, Library Journal, a popular book review magazine, has put together a list of ten fiction and nonfiction titles that stood out as the very best of books published this year so far representing a wide assortment of topics appropriate for a broad reading audience. What have been your favorite books of 2010?

A few book review editors involved in the process of selecting this list chronicled their deliberations on Twitter under the hash tag #bestbooks10. A more in-depth list, including bests in genre fiction and other popular subject areas such as poetry, graphic novels and biographies is scheduled to be published in the December issue of Library Journal.

The Top Ten Books of 2010 According to Library Journal:

Schlessman Reopens!

After a brief closing as part of the Denver Bond Improvement Plan, the Schlessman Family Branch library reopened on Monday, November 1 with a new and improved automated returns handling machine. We are glad to be back in business and our shelves are bursting with books, movies and music! We hope to see you soon!

Join us for the following upcoming events:

Veterans Remembered

Francis Brown Lowry monument by John Paulding

Learn about the rich military history of Denver's two oldest cemeteries, Fairmount and Riverside, going all the way back to the Civil War, including eight Medal of Honor recipients, the Spanish-American War and Nisei. Join us on Monday, November 8, 6:30 p.m. at the Schlessman Family Branch Library for this presentation by Fairmount Heritage Foundation volunteers Garry & Joan O’Hara.

Looking for a way to honor a Veteran this Veteran's day? Bring an unopened toiletry item to be donated to the Denver Veteran's Hospital for Veterans in need.

Books on these fascinating cemeteries:

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