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How Many Teeth Does a Snail Have?

When I think of comforting, compelling animal companions, I didn't think of snails until I read The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey. During a long period of an autoimmune illness, a snail that a friend brought to her room was both companion and source of wonder.

The book that Bailey has compiled, comprised of both her experience with "her" snail and extensive research into the natural history of snails is a fascinating read. When the snail first arrived in Bailey's life, she was a bit annoyed--she could barely take care of herself, she didn't need another creature to worry about. Despite this, she soon found watching the snail almost meditative, and she began to follow the rhythms of its nocturnal life, becoming fascinated with its habits. She found out about the eating and reproductive habits of snails, about their unique anatomy.

Sitarist/Guitarist Chris Sauthoff

Come watch musician Chris Sauthoff play the sitar and the guitar on Saturday, October 9 at 3 p.m. at the Ross-University Hills Branch Library. Chris plays folk, gypsy, rock, blues and several styles of Indian classical and folk.

Chris "Citrus" Sauthoff is a current member of Hillbilly Inferno and former touring member of George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic!
 

Sitar Music

Colorado Author Series: Noah Van Sciver

Underground cartoonist Van Sciver works for Westword and will present a slide show of his process and projects Wednesday, October 5, at 6 p.m. at the Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library.

Interested in becoming a cartoonist?

Explore!

This year's theme for the Booklovers Ball is Explore! Through exploration, questioning, and creativity mankind has impacted their world for good or ill. The Library wishes to help you explore your world. These films celebrate the indomitable spirit of the explorer.

Feature Films

Stephen J. Cannell 1941-2010

Stephen Cannell's credits include being the author of 16 novels, creator of programs like The Rockford Files, The A-Team, and The Commish, and writer of over 450 TV episodes.

Cannell passed away due to complications of melanoma.

Flu Shot Clinic at Central October 5

Flu Shot

Flu season is almost here! Protect yourself and your loved ones by getting a flu shot this year.

The Visiting Nurse Association will be at the Central Library October 5, 12 noon - 2 p.m. in the Level B2 Conference Center to administer flu and pneumonia shots. Prices are:

Brain Food

Listening to music can make you smarter! Mathematics and music are intrinsically linked through keeping time and harmonics. Ties have also been made to learning new languages, spatial-reasoning and relating to others. What music gets your brain juices flowing?

Teacher Set Requests Are Back Online

Our online Teacher Sets service is back!

Ordering teacher sets by email is easy - visit kids.denverlibrary.org/teacher_sets and fill out the form. Or if you'd rather use the phone, just give us a call at your most convenient location.

Haute fashion: Circus Sideshow

Frock Out: Sideshow logo designed by Josh Wills

Adorned with cape, with tricorn, saintly soul singing in librarian tones an enameled song that coolly celebrates her chewing-gum enthusiasms. - Truman Capote 

Hurry! Hurry! Step right up!

Yesterday a friend sent me a blog post about the trends in fashion and home decor titled Circus Maximus. Our end-of-the-year spectacle, Frock Out: Sideshow, will be en pointe with current design influences.  This Project Runway-style competition will feature some of Denver's best independent fashion designers and a little bit of P.T. Barnum thrown into the mix.

Colorado Author Series: Marne Davis Kellogg

Join bestselling author and Denver native Marne Davis Kellogg, creator of the Lily Bennett mystery series, for a discussion of her work and her much anticipated new title in the Kick Keswick series on Saturday, October 2 at 10am at the Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library.

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