Reviews and Blog Posts: families

The professor's daughter

by Joann Sfar

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Sfar writes a fun, zany story and Emmanuel Guibert gives it life with perfectly matched graphic art. When Egyptologist Professor Bowell leaves town on business, his daughter Lillian and prized mummy Imhotep IV decide to spend the day together exploring Victorian London. On the surface, Lillian and Imhotep IV don't seem to have much...

The Boston girl : a novel

by Anita Diamant

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What an enjoyable story. The Boston Girl is about Addie Baum who is now 85 and is being interviewed by her granddaughter Ava. Addie has had her share of deep sorrows and great joys.  She was born in 1900 to immigrant parents and has lived through many changes – cultural,...

New ideaLAB Hours for Families and Adults!

If you haven't heard about it already, the ideaLAB is DPL's makerspace, located in the Central Library in the Community Technology Center. What's a makerspace? Well, it's a place for making stuff - music, art, robots, games, websites, purses, paintings - and giving you access to the tools you need to do so (we have 3D printers, the Adobe Creative Suite, a music studio, a Dremel - see our complete list of tools here). We opened two years ago as a space just for teens, but we've been slowly adding more hours for other ages.

The book thief

by Markus Zusak

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This story is about a foster German girl, books, a Jewish fist fighter and a little bit of thievery. In 1942 Leisel Meminger, a young foster girl living in Nazi Germany discovers something she can't resist...books.  She begins to steal books from the Mayor's library and Nazi book burnings.  With...

Plaza Voices: Creativity in the Community

Family working together in a Plaza art program.

Karen D., a Plaza staff member, writes:

LEGOs are taking over Cherry Creek

How many LEGOs do you think are in this jar?

LEGO bricks have been spread all over the Cherry Creek branch these past few weeks. There was a LEGO brick road, a LEGO replica of Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library (built by our resident LEGO master), a LEGO jar guessing game, LEGO rainbows for our story time regulars, and even a chocolate LEGO making party a few weeks ago. Families stirred patiently and poured their chocolate mixtures into block molds to make LEGOs you could build with and then eat!

The Children's Library has Facebook!

Children at the Children's Library Tea Party

Wondering what's going on at the Children's Library? Want to see photos from our latest and greatest programs? Can't remember what time the library closes today? Facebook to the rescue!

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  • Information on cool services for children and families
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Plaza Voices: Making Tamales the 'Rancho' Way

Families preparing tamales at the Woodbury branch.

On December 3rd, 2013, the Woodbury Branch hosted its Your Life Home--and it was quite a success!

Our goal was to have people come and share things they do for the holidays (whatever holiday it may be)--maybe recipes and/or decoration tips--whatever they wanted to share. We had 22 "tamale kits" prepared for our expected attendance, and some supplies left for "just in case".... and we used all the kits!  

Flora & Ulysses : the illuminated adventures

by Kate DiCamillo

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I was delighted to learn that Flora and Ulysses won the Newbery Award.  This book is a treat.  It’s a quirky but heartfelt story about a girl and a squirrel. 

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