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Austin's 4th Annual PsychFest April 29-May1!

Austin PsychFest 4

Do you have a car and nothing to do this weekend? Drive on down to Texas for the Austin PsychFest and get your reverb on.

Sure South By Southwest gets all the press, but Austin PsychFest is leading the charge in all things loud, fuzzy and experimental.

Lots of wedding delights even with no invite

Ok, ok I'll admit that I'm a royal watcher addicted to every single news story, magazine article, and documentary on the upcoming nuptials of Will and Kate.

The most famous couple in the world is about to say their "I dos." While I have my DVR set to several channels Friday, April 29 at 2:00 a.m., I can also say "I do" to a bouquet of books about the royal couple.

Life: The Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton by Life Magazine

The Making of a Royal Romance: William, Kate, and Harry -- A Look Behind the Palace Walls by Katie Nicholl

Fun with Fondant

fondant cake

Polish up your cake decorating skills on Tuesday, April 26th at 6pm at the Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library with Michelle Bush from Gateaux Specialty Cakes and Pastries as she instructs you in how to create molded fondant animals, tiffany and square bows for present cakes, and cut-out and molded flowers.

Books on Cake Decorating:

2011 Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced

Pulitzer Prize

Every year the Pulitzer committee grants awards in 21 different categories. This year, the Denver Post won the category of Editorial Cartooning. Read on for the winners in the Fiction, History, Biography, Poetry and General Nonfiction categories!

Fiction

History

Biography

Happy Birthday Carol Burnett!

Cover to Carol Burnett Sings Album

Born April 26, 1933, Carol Burnett turns 78 today! In her recent biography, This Time Together: Laughter and Reflections, the comedienne and singer discusses her successes on hit television programs such as The Carol Burnett Show as well as on stage while shedding light on personal tragedies she has endured and conquered.

Selected Filmography:

KIDS - Recommended New Books

cover art from Kat, Incorrigible

Every month, librarians from Denver Public Library branches get together to talk about new books for school-aged kids. Here are some titles we are excited about this spring!

Younger Readers:

Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie by Julie Sternberg tells the story of what happens when 8-year-old Eleanor's favorite babysitter moves away.  Everybody in the family misses her.  Could the new babysitter ever be okay?  This sweet story isn't as funny as the title sounds, but it is a terrific and realistic book.  Recommended by Anna from the Eugene Field branch.

Happy Birthday, William Shakespeare

Mistress Shakespeare by Karen Harper

Why is April 23rd a memorable date for Shakespeare lovers? William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564 and he died on April 23, 1616. Many novels have been written about his life, loves and family, with most drawing inspiration from the historical details that are known about this legendary playwright.

Fictional accounts of Shakespeare's Life:

Who needs the library?

Who needs the library? Probably you! Below is just a small sampling of some of the people we serve on a daily basis.

  • Technophiles. Download books, audiobooks, and movies to your mobile device or your home computer! Configure your account to send you email, or text messages for notification on the go! Chat with us on Twitter, and on our other social media outlets!
  • Technophobes. Not feeling very techno-savvy?

R.I.P. Gerard Smith

Gerard Smith

Gerard Smith, bassist for the Brooklyn based art-rock band TV on the Radio, passed away April 20, 2011.

Smith was diagnosed with lung cancer shortly after finishing the band's latest album "Nine Types of Light." As a result, TV on the Radio has canceled several shows on their tour including Denver, where they were slated to play Tuesday April 26th at the Ogden Theater.

Denver Public Library Prepares for a Potential $2.5 Million Budget Cut

Denver Public Library Logo

Library budget cuts could mean closing 7-12 branches in 2012.

The Denver Public Library Commission met yesterday, April 20, 2011 to discuss potential cuts to the Library’s budget, as well as options for sustainable funding. They released this White Paper which explains more about the situation and their recommendations.

In a nutshell, DPL has been instructed by the city to prepare a 2012 budget proposal with a target reduction of $2.5 million. The three options for meeting this target are:

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