Not a cloud in the sky. I'm sweating in the garden, my scalp slowly broiling. My mind is elsewhere seeking mercy from the sun - dreaming of distant places where I could chill...SERIOUSLY chill. I'm talking the Arctic and the Antarctic.
While you might be able to convince me to briefly set foot someplace in the Arctic (Alaska, anyone?), the Antarctic with its annual mean temperature of -58 degrees is simply out of the question. But in books, I'll happily vicariously experience toes black from frostbite, sleeping in sodden sealskin sleeping bags, and eating nothing but frozen seal meat. These books put my minor discomforts in perspective and leave me with a sense of wonder and awe. I'm glad some braver souls than myself have explored such places and that some have survived to tell the tale.
Have you seen the film versions of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Played with Fire based on the bestsellers by Stieg Larsson? These films based on books are just two of many recently released or in production.
In an effort to clean up our patron database, library cards were recently purged for those who had not checked out materials in several years. Unfortunately, our current system does not count online transactions such as eMedia checkouts or database use. If your card is no longer recognized - the error message is "Can't find that ID" - you will need to register for a new library card.
Register online to receive a temporary library card number, which will allow access to library databases. Visit any Denver Public Library within 28 days to complete the registration and pick up your new permanent library card.
Can't afford a trip to a far off land right now? Join us at the newly renovated Ross Cherry Creek Branch Library on Tuesday, August 3 at noon, for Lunch Travels: Brazil! Enjoy a photo journey through Curitiba, Iguazu Falls, Salvador, and the tiny island of Boipeba.
Brazil is home to one of the three largest waterfalls in the world, Iguazu, as well as the world's largest tropical rainforest. After hearing about the breathtaking scenery, delicious street food, and charming nooks and crannies of Brazil, you may want to immerse yourself in Brazilian culture or prepare for a trip of your own!
Another Summer of Reading program has ended, but you can still pick up your prizes. The last day to claim prizes is Saturday, August 7.
Thanks to everyone who participated in Summer of Reading 2010! Please take a moment to complete a short survey online and tell us what you liked, didn't like, and if you have any ideas to improve the program.
The winners of the drawings for the iPod Shuffles and Dell laptop computers will be notified in August.
Music Online and all of the Library's streaming music collections now offer Send-to-Mobile functionality. What this means is that you can now send an audio track, album, or playlist from our streaming collections to your mobile device to listen to later. The item that you send stays on your device for 48 hours.
Go to Music Online or any of our streaming music databases and look for a cell phone icon ("Send-to-Mobile") next to each track, album, or playlist. Wherever you see that icon you can click it to obtain a “shortlink” to send and enable playback on your mobile device.
Great TV shows are constantly being released on DVD, and the library is a fabulous place to revisit wonderful shows that you may have missed. Freaks & Geeks was a comedy drama that aired during the 1999-2000 television series.
Come to this free class to learn how to improve your job search.
DATE: Friday, July 30, 12-2 p.m.
LOCATION: Central Library, Level 4, Computer Training Classroom
You should look at job searching as a marketing campaign, with you, the job seeker, as the product. Learn techniques to identify the types of employers who would be looking for an employee with your qualifications.
* Keyboard/mouse/Internet skills required.
CLASS IS FREE. No registration needed. The class is on a first come, first serve basis. Seating is limited, please arrive early.
The bad news is that honey bees are suffering from colony collapse disorder, thought to be caused by the combination of viruses, bacteria, parasites and pesticides. The good news is that those of us who live in Denver can actually do something to help our insect girlfriends.
As of 2008, it’s legal to have 2 domestic honey bee hives in your Denver yard… here are the specifics:
2 hives per zone lot
Hives must be in rear third of zone lot with a 5 foot setback from side and rear zone lot lines
The hives must be screened so that the bees must fly over a 6-foot barrier, which may be vegetative, before leaving the property
No outdoor storage of any bee paraphernalia or hive materials not being used as part of a hive