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National Adoption Day

November 20 is National Adoption Day. The goals of National Adoption Day are to finalize adoptions from foster care in all 50 states, raise awareness about adoption, and to celebrate families who have chosen to adopt.

Bonfils Blood Drive

Give the gift of life - donate blood. Each week, Bonfils Blood Center needs more than 4,000 donors to meet the needs of our community and to be prepared in case of an emergency. Friday, November 19, 1:00-6:30 p.m at the Bear Valley Branch Library.

It's a great time of year to give! According to the American Medical Association, giving blood is good for you too! To schedule an appointment, please call (303) 363-2300 or visit their website.

eMedia Class

Want to learn how to download an electronic audio or book to your computer, iPod, or mp3? Join in-house expert as she shares all the exciting materials we have electronically and how you can do it step-by-step at home on Saturday, November 20, 10:30 a.m. at the newly renovated Bear Valley Branch Library.

If you've ever wanted to know more about downloadable eBooks, audio eBooks or eFlicks and how to transfer these items to your MP3, iPod, or any other handheld device, this is a wonderful opportunity to ask questions of our in-house expert. Not sure if your handheld device is ready for eMedia? Check out the list of compatible devices!

Want more help with your devices? Visit the newly expanded Community Technology Center or check out any of these great books!

Celebrate National Game and Puzzle Week!

This week, November 15 - November 22, is National Game and Puzzle Week! Whether you game online, play cards or love a good puzzle, the library has something for you! Invite your friends or family for a fun night of playing games or solving puzzles. These activities are proven to keep your mind sharp and active and can even stave off the effects of aging on your brain!

Puzzles

Mother-in-Law Movies

Mother-in-Law's Day is November 21. If your mother-in-law has more in common with Marie Barone (Doris Roberts in Everybody Loves Raymond) than Naomi (Ruth's Mother-in-Law from the Bible) watch these films with nightmarish mothers-in-law - they are sure to help you appreciate your own much more!

Happy Birthday Mickey Mouse!

Mickey Mouse celebrates his 82nd birthday on November 18! His birthday was selected to coincide with the release of Steamboat Willie in 1928. This iconic cheerful mouse has become one of the most recognizable symbols in the world.

Where Denver’s Scandals are Buried

Call Number: X-21986 From Western History and Genealogy Collection

The Victorians were not as prudish as some believe. Sex, bribery, and other crimes of early Denver were taken to the grave in Denver’s Fairmount Cemetery. Presented by Fairmount Heritage Foundation volunteer Tom Morton on Wednesday, November 17, 6:30 p.m. at the Schlessman Family Branch Library.

Some books about Denver's scandalous history include:

Premiere Reads: Veteran’s Day

Honor the memory of a veteran and join Dennis Hagen, archivist for the 10th Mountain Division Resource Center and liaison to the Veteran’s History Project, as he shares the resources capturing veterans’ experiences on Wednesday, November 17, 6 p.m. at the Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library.

Bring your new or favorite history read to share. Some popular or recently published selections include:

Happy National Homemade Bread Day!

You may be surprised to learn, as I was, that November 17th is National Homemade Bread Day. Bread has been a staple of our diets for almost 6000 years!

Some great ways to celebrate National Homemade Bread Day:

  • Make some bread!
  • Visit one of Denver's many wonderful bakeries! Buffalo Doughboy is one of my personal favorites. What's yours?
  • Feed bread to ducks in the park!
  • Learn about breads from all over the world! Naan, pita, baguettes, and fry bread are all delicious types of bread!

Books about Bread:

Music Honoring Our Native American Heritage

Celebrate National Native American Heritage Month by taking note of tremendous music honoring the traditions and experiences of the indigenous peoples of North America. Native American music often features flute and drums and can be spiritually healing or provide a rousing rhythm to move to.

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