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Plaza Voices: Como aprender español

Map of Spanish-speaking countries.

Desiree S. of Barnum Branch Library writes:

The Infinite Sea

The Infinite Sea: Second Book of 5th Wave Series

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Big Library Read - Anatomy of a Misfit

Anatomy of a Misfit

The newest installment of the Big Library Read officially kicks off this week, giving you an opportunity to join the world’s largest “global eBook club.” For the next two weeks, October 13 - October 28, 2014, you can read or listen to Anatomy of a Misfit by best-selling author Andrea Portes without any wait lists or holds.

Boris Karloff Unwinds in the Monster Classic, The Mummy

The Denver Public Library has been visiting Hollywoods original horror films. The excavation continues this week when we dust off a Universal Studios gem based on the curse of the Egyptian kings, The Mummy. You'll be surprised that the film draws from its monster brother, Dracula and that it bears some similarities to its remake, 1999's The Mummy. And it is just a great popcorn movie for this time of year!

The Mummy (1932)
Tuesday, October 14, 7-9 p.m.
Central Library, Level B2 Conference Center

Are you ready for Election Day?

Wooden ballot box - Smithsonian

Unlike many of the approaching holidays, Election Day doesn't call for much in the way of shopping, cooking or decorating. All we voters need to do is make sure we are registered and informed. Here are some places to stay on top of that:

Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One’s Looking)

Much e-ink has been spilled--rightfully so--about the brave new world we live online. Targeted advertising, data breaches, the NSA; it’s easy to grow overwhelmed by the potential dangers of sharing personal information electronically. Practically everything we do on our phones and computers is tracked, often in an effort to sell us something or gain some upper hand (financially, politically, socially, etc.). Consequentially, there is now an unprecedented amount of detailed data about us that's ripe for the parsing.

Books Not Meant To Be Read: Bands of Color

Cover of Artist Book: Bands of Color by Sol LeWitt

Byers Branch Library Recommends: In this video, Yolanda explores Conceptual Art with a book by the artist Sol LeWitt:

A Civilized Discourse on iPhone v. Android

Ok actually this is more of a rant than a discourse. I tried to be civilized but got all riled in the writing of it. Read on, though, read on- albeit ranty, it is fair and balanced in that I’ve given them both an equal shot at impressing me.

 

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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….

Love Star Wars? Celebrate Star Wars Reads Day at your local branch library!

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