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U.S. Presidents Quiz - What about these?

Thomas Jefferson

There are a lot of things in common among U.S. Presidents.  So far, they have all been male, that's one.  Many of them (but not all) appear on Presidential $1 Coins.

What is the unusual distinction that is shared by these five presidents? 

  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Andrew Jackson
  • Martin Van Buren
  • James Buchanan
  • Chester Arthur

In a related way, what do these two presidents also have in common?  

How Colorado Got So Rugged: Books on Colorado Geology

Messages in Stone Book Cover

If you want to see geologic marvels, Colorado is the place to be. Tall mountains, deep canyons, desert mesas, dinosaur bones, glacial valleys--this state has it all. But have you ever wondered how it got this way? Why is Colorado so rugged, when states like Iowa and Kansas are so flat? What raised those mountains and carved those valleys?

Open Enrollment For Health Insurance Is Almost Over. Get Enrollment Assistance Now!!

Connect for Health Colorado

Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act began November 15, 2014 and runs through February 15, 2015. This means we are nearing the home stretch for open enrollment. During open enrollment you can enroll for the first time, renew your current plan, or switch to a different plan. If you were enrolled in a plan for 2014, the benefit year ended on December 31, 2014.

Plaza Voices: Free Citizenship and Immigration Assistance

American Flag

The Denver Public Library's Services to New Immigrants team is offering a number of free workshops at several locations to assist immigrants with questions related to citizenship, Colorado's driver's license law, SB 13-251, and the recently passed Executive Actions on Immigration.

How to Have a Nicotine-Free 2015

“It doesn't matter where you start.  Just start."

--Smokefree.gov

It's that time of year once again, when we make a list of resolutions for the coming year. If you can't think of any, the United States government has thoughtfully provided us with a list of the most popular resolutions and how to achieve them. Third on the list is to quit smoking.

What's the significance of these headlines?

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Here's a quiz for the week.  

What do the headlines to the left have in common?  Why are they significant?  

NOTE: SPOILER ALERT - the answer has been posted below!  Congrats to Jon M!

Here's a suggestion - not really a clue - but DPL has access to The New York Times going back to 1851.  Online access is available with a DPL card.  

Premier Issues - how well do you know your covers?

Premier Issue one

Happy New Year from DPL!! To start out 2015 with a bang, we're celebrating first issues of a number of magazines in Reference Services.

St. Nicholas Magazine

Cover St Nicholas Magazine

Published from 1873 to 1943, St. Nicholas Magazine was one of the best children's magazines of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The first and most influential editor was Mary Mapes Dodge, who edited the magazine from 1873 until her death in 1905.

Diamonds are Forever: How a Marketing Campaign Created a Worldwide Phenomenon

The first documented offer of a diamond engagement ring was in 1477, to Mary of Burgundy from Archduke Maximilian of Austria, setting off a trend among European royalty and nobility.

Colorado Landlord & Tenant Law and Resources

During the 1950's contractors in Beijing, China, were required to include huge basements in all new construction. Meant to serve as air raid shelters, the basements were equipped with electricity, plumbing and sewer pipes. Currently, due to a huge population increase in Beijing, an estimated one million immigrants (usually young people starting their careers in the city) live in these catacombs - one, two, or even three stories below ground, in spaces averaging around 105 square feet.

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