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Celebrate Brain Awareness Day Saturday May 21!

Celebrate National Brain Awareness Day with LearningRx on Saturday, May 21 starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Ross-Cherry Creek Branch. There will be a different program every hour! Come for one, or stay all day!

 

  • 9:30 a.m.  Smart Toybox: A parents’ guide to improving cognitive skills through play with Andrea Pitman, Educational Consultant
  • 10:30 a.m. Nutrition for a Healthy Brain, Erin Allgeier, RN
  • 11:30 a.m. The Danger Zone Vortex of Stress, Joanne Hudson, MA
  • 12:30 p.m.  The Impact of Working Memory on Attention and Literacy, Christina Sevilla, MS, OTR
  • 1:30 p.m.

Colorado Author Carol Berg at Schlessman This Sunday!

The Fresh City Life My Branch Colorado Authors Series presents Carol Berg at Schlessman on Sunday, May 22, at 2:00 p.m.

Carol Berg is a former software engineer who can't quite believe her own story. Since her 2000 debut, she's been flown to Israel, taught writing in the U.S., Canada, and Scotland, and answered mail from New Zealand, Kuwait, the slopes of Denali, and beneath the Mediterranean Sea.

Rainy Day Music

Norah Jones

Do you get the blues when it's cold and overcast for days on end? I certainly do, so I was thrilled to find just the fix for it during our recent cold spell. What's your favorite music to listen to when spring seems like winter all over again?
 

Norah Jones' 2007 album Not Too Late is like a big mug of tea in a cozy coffee shop, only it's magically portable.

Acrylic Painting with My Art Workshop--Sign Up Today!

There are still a few spaces left in the Fresh City Life My Branch Beginning Acrylic Painting Class with My Art Workshop! The class is on Saturday, May 21 at 11:00 a.m. at the Schlessman Family Branch. Reserve your space today: 720-865-0000.

In this class, you'll learn the basics of acrylic canvas painting with step-by-step artist led instruction. No prior painting experience is necessary to create this blowing tree masterpiece. All supplies and instructions included!

Large Print

Would large print assist you in reading?

As a new librarian I wondered which customers I should offer large print to. I didn’t want to offend anyone. My question was answered soon after I started working when a young woman who appeared to be in her 20’s needed large print books to run on her treadmill and read. For almost 10 years, I’ve asked customers if they needed large print. If you need additional large print books the Colorado Talking Book Library may be able to help. We have children books in large print too.

James Beard Book Awards Announced

The 2011 James Beard Book Awards were recently announced. You may know of the James Beard Awards for chefs. While often those award winners are far away (with restaurants hard to get reservations at!), many of the cookbook award winners are available in the library. For a complete list of winners and nominees, click here.

Cookbook Hall of Fame: On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen, Harold McGee

Cookbook of the Year: Oaxaca al Gusto: An Infinite Gastronomy, Diana Kennedy

American Cooking: Pig: King of the Southern Table, James Villas

Books, Bikes, and Astrology This Week!

Join in on a Fresh City Life My Branch event this week!

First up, on Tuesday, May 17 at 2:00 p.m. at the Bear Valley Branch, the Between the Covers book discussion group talks about Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls.

Denver Run-off Election Resources

The June 7, 2011 Municipal Run-Off Election will be a mail ballot election. The ballot will contain candidates for Mayor, Clerk and Recorder, and City Council Districts 1, 5 and 8.

Ballots will be mailed to voters approximately May 20, and voters will have the option of mailing their ballots back or dropping them off at a Voter Service Center.

Important Dates
May 20: Mail-in ballots sent to voters
June 7: Election day and last day to turn in mail-in ballots

Election  Resources

If You Liked The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

The Denver Public Library is proud to be partnering with KWGN Channel 2 and other area libraries to facilitate the Everyday Book Club. The Everyday Book Club Selection for April was The Paris Wife by Paula McLain. Book club segments air on Mondays during the Everyday show’s 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. broadcast.

If you loved The Paris Wife (or are still waiting for your copy), you might also like:

Serendipity of Browsing

Sandra visits the Central Library for serendipitous browsing: scouting new authors and reigniting intellectual passions.

Sandra enjoys wandering the stacks at the Central Library on Sundays when her neighborhood branch library is closed and parking is free at the downtown meters. "If anyone ever asks me the most valuable item in my purse," says Sandra, "It's my library card."

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