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Colorado Author Series: Dr. Michelle Anthony

Little Girsl Can Be Mean

Join us at the Schlessman Family Branch Library on Sunday, September 12 at 2 p.m. to hear Dr. Michelle Anthony speak on the cultural pressures and obstacles confronting young women and girls today and what we can do to help. A book signing will follow this illuminating event.

Dr. Anthony, co-author of Little Girls Can Be Mean will present a how-to strategy session for addressing the growing problem of girl meanness in elementary school, including how and why meanness happens, ways to help girls deal with and resolve friendship struggles, and girl bullying. Attendees will learn a simple Four Step process, along with a variety of take-back tools, strategies, and activities to help their children approach many social struggles in the early years.

Are You Prepared?

September is National Preparedness Month! Everyone is encouraged to take some time to focus family efforts on preparing your family so they are ready for the winter season and other emergencies or natural disasters. The ASPCA offers tips on how to keep your pets safe too!

Did you know that the Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security’s, READYColorado Program is actively promoting preparedness throughout the entire Denver metro area? Test your preparedness knowledge by visiting the “Take the Disaster READY Challenge" page. Answer the trivia questions and be registered for one of 72 prizes, including a grand prize of two tickets on Southwest Airlines.

Happy Birthday Gloria Gaynor!

Born today in 1949, Gloria Gaynor is most famous for her anthem for the brokenhearted, "I Will Survive," released in 1978.

Gloria Gaynor started off in the group, the Satisfied Sisters, but eventually went on to a solo career in the 70s. The 90s had her back in the limelight doing cameos on shows like Ally McBeal and That 70s Show. Her hit, "I Will Survive," was covered by Cake on their album Fashion Nugget, one of my personal favorites. 

Cozy Craft Mysteries

Cozy mysteries generally take place in a small idyllic town, avoid gory details or adult situations and generally come in a series. Many subgenres reflect the talents and interests of readers by featuring themes like cooking, crafting, or location, to name just a few. The library has many crafty cozies just for you!

Vintage 1995

Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill

The year was 1995. The Russian Space Station Mir welcomes American astronauts. O.J. Simpson is on trial for murder. Jerry Garcia passes away. What's your favorite album from 1995?

Storytime for Adults

Stories: All-New Tales

Start your weekend early on Friday, September 10 at Noon at the Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library  with your very own story time. Bring a bag lunch and sit back and enjoy a short story being read to you.

Being read to is a rare pleasure. It not only stimulates the mind, but invigorates the imagination. Bring your lunch, a friend, and/or a pillow to this unique event.

While I won't unveil which story you will be treated to on this fair afternoon, there are many great collections of short stories that make excellent read aloud material.

If you aren't able to make it to this event, the Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library will be hosting another Adult Storytime on Friday, September 24 at noon.

Delicious Films

Big Night

As an appetizer for Taste of Colorado this weekend, September 3, 4, 5 and 6, nibble on these delicious films! If they don't whet your appetite for a great time, I don't know what will!

Happy Birthday Lily Tomlin!

The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe

Mary Jean "Lily" Tomlin was born today, September 1, in 1939. She has won a multitude of awards for her many talents including a Tony, Emmy and Grammy Award! We wish a very happy birthday to this very funny lady!

Watch Your Languages

Yiddish with Dick and Jane

As we are rearranging the books in the Central library as part of the Central Library Bond Improvements, we are unearthing many treasures that deserve attention. We have relocated many of our books that are in world languages and much of the 400s.

The library has many items in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese. Don't see your favorite language? Be sure to try Interlibrary Loan for even more choices!

3 is a Magic Number

What's your favorite trilogy? A great trilogy not only needs to begin well, but avoid the curse of the shoddy sequel.

With the third Chronicles of Narnia film coming out soon, as well as the third and final film in Steig Larsson's Millenium Trilogy, it seems like 3 is a magic number.

Star Wars - The Original, Han shoots first, unadulterated three!

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