I enjoyed listening to this book, but there were two stories that I could not listen to. The story lines were not interesting or too complicated to follow. With those two exceptions, I loved the stories and in a few cases, I wished a few of the stories were longer....
There have been Yeti sightings at the Green Valley Ranch branch! Library staff brought the snow inside this year for our Walking in a Winter Wonderland program. The snowy (but warm!) corridors of the maze seem to have attracted a young Yeti. Come to the Green Valley Ranch branch any time this week (Dec. 20-26) during regular business hours* to explore the maze and take your picture with our friendly Yeti.
An unfortunate accident leads to the demise of the French teacher in a suburban school and an immigrant from Algeria is hired to replace her. He soon finds though that helping children deal with grief is no small feat especially given the principal's desire for life to return to...
In a fictional, Renaissance-era, European country, Death wants a wife and, until he finds her, he's calling a halt to taking souls. Oh, you can still die, as demonstrated by dismembered soldiers, assassinated princesses and butchered animals, but the spirit remains in your animated corpse. Despite appearances, this is not...
It's about to get cold in Denver! If you're looking for some indoor fun for your little one try brainstorming creative activities after reading a favorite picture book.
I love Jonathan London's Froggy books, and one of my favorites is Froggy Gets Dressed. Froggy doesn't care that frogs are supposed to hibernate in winter. He's ready to play in the snow. He is so excited to go outside that, despite his mother's reminders, he forgets to put on the appropriate winter garb.
Here are a few fun things you can do after reading this book:
Stags and sea? In Denver? Not so much, but wind and cold are certainly ...usually ...typical of winter on the Front Range. And darkness? Oh yes. Daylight has been in steady decline since the autumnal equinox on September 22, and will not increase until after the winter solstice on December 21. Whether you are a modern commuter coping with
On chilly, dark winter nights, we all want to eat something hearty. We need comfort and simplicity, but without spending an entire evening in the kitchen. One-pot meals and casseroles are the answer and Denver Public Library has plenty of helpful cookbooks! Need some titles to satisfy your hunger and keep you warm?
Recent years have given us many new cookbooks that emphasize convenience, with a focus on one-pot meals and spending less than an hour on family dinner. On the other hand, casseroles may require some assembly, but these new cookbooks have given us fantastic updates to old-fashioned classics. It's hard to beat the all-in-one combination of vegetables, grains, and protein- especially when the flavors touch on all of our tastes. The leftovers are nice, too!
How about a recipe that uses up day-old rice and is a snap to prepare?
Heading to the slopes this season? Whether you prefer the bunny hill or the black diamond, don't forget to stop at the library for free music to listen to during the drive, and books on how to improve your cruising and carving. At your local library, head to the nonfiction section and look for the call number 796.93!