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Let's Talk With Author Robie Harris

author Robie Harris

Thinking about having “the talk” with your kids and don’t know where to start? Join New York Times best-selling author Robie Harris at the Central Library, Level B2 Conference Center, on Monday, October 13 at 6 p.m.!

New Book By Atul Gawande

I'm so excited - Atul Gawande (Photo courtesy of Amar Karodkar) has a new book out!  Being Mortal is now on order so you can place your holds and have your copy of the book, or book on CD if you prefer the audio version,  ready and waiting for you once the actual copies come in (I have my hold placed already).  I just love how he can write about medicine and the medical field in a way that a regular person, such as myself, can understand, and he makes it all just so darn interesting and infor

Talking about Adultery

Adultery by Paulo Coelho

Byers Branch Library Recommends: In this video, Mary talks about the latest book by Brazilian author Paulo Coelho:


Share your review of Adultery by posting a comment below!


Plaza Voices: Cricket, anyone?

Photo of a cricket ball (creative commons).

Last spring, walking in a park near my house, I saw something I'd never seen before: people playing cricket. It got me thinking about this sport that I suddenly realized I knew nothing about, and had only seen in English costume dramas.

TV and Comics--A Great Combination


You've probably noticed that many new and returning television series have their roots in the comic book world. Whether the shows are strictly based on certain titles (most aren't) or inspired by characters and worlds originally created by comics writers and artists, you can enrich your viewing experience by delving into the backstory of your new favorite hero or antihero.

Here's a list of some TV to comics ties and suggestions for reading to get you started:

Books Not Meant to Be Read: 100 Cubes

Sol Lewitt

Byers Branch Library Recommends: In this video, Yolanda reviews a book by Conceptual Artist Sol LeWitt:


Share your review of 100 Cubes by posting a comment below!

Booktalking the Testing Trilogy


Byers Branch Library Recommends: In this video, Mary reviews The Testing Trilogy by Joelle Charbonneau:



Plaza Voices: Stories of Integration

Photo from the "Stories of Integration" series on view at Barnum Library

Desiree S. of the Ross-Barnum branch writes:

Moving away from one’s home can be one of the most challenging life experiences. Having come to Denver via Oklahoma City myself just one year ago, I can certainly vouch for there being a period of readjustment -- one has to discover all new neighborhoods, meet all new friends and perhaps reconnect with old ones. In short, one must create an everyday existence that is different from what was there before. But what about adjusting to a place where both the language and the culture are completely foreign?

The Library, Arts & Crafts, and a Fair You Won't Want to Miss!


Years ago I was working at a job I didn't like, and spending my time away from the job thinking about how much I didn't like it. Maybe you can relate. Then one Saturday morning I was browsing through my neighborhood library, when I saw a book about whirligigs. My grandfather was a master carpenter and when I was little he made a whirligig for the roof of his garage. It was a boy on a bike being chased by a dog, and when the wind blew, the boy's feet moved the pedals, which moved the wheels on the bike!

Virtual Read-Out For Banned Books Week

Virtual Read-Out

Lewd? Obscene? Scandalous? Perhaps, but that may be part of the reason I have loved so many of the infamous books that show up year after year on the American Library Association’s Frequently Banned and Challenged Books lists. This year I get to share my love of these titles with the world as Banned Books Week, one of the more glorious weeks in books, is upon us and this year we want you to share your favorite.

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