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Dracula on Film

Count Dracula was introduced to the world by Bram Stoker in his 1891 work, Dracula. In 1931, Bela Lugosi embodied the horrific role. Dracula remains the king of the vampires, as the number of films that include a reference to "Dracula" is well over 200, according to the Internet Movie Database.

Scare Up Some Fun

If you are looking for that finishing touch to your haunted house, don't forget the sound effects! Planning a Halloween Party? If you want it to be a graveyard smash, you better have The Monster Mash!

Colorado Author Series: Kirk Farber

Join us as Kirk Farber signs his debut novel, Postcards from a Dead Girl, a March 2010 Indie Next selection, on Saturday, October 30, at 1 p.m. at the Ross-University Hills Branch Library. Mr. Farber also writes short stories and essays, and is currently working on his second novel.

The Colorado Author Series brings our amazing local talent into the limelight. Meet your favorite authors or discover new talent while getting to know your neighbors and enjoying the library! Bring your own copy to be signed or buy one at the event for yourself or as a unique gift!

Comedy with Bite

As the vampire craze rages on, spoofs continue to poke fun at the stereotypes and scenarios common to horror films. These funny films feature vampires in comedic situations.

2010 Macavity Award Winners

The Macavity Award is named for the "mystery cat" made famous by T.S. Eliot in Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats. Each year the members of Mystery Readers International nominate and vote for their favorite mysteries in four categories for books published in the previous year.

Categories and winners are in bold.

Best First Mystery Novel:

2010 Anthony Award Winners

The Anthony Award is a literary honor for outstanding mystery writers. The winners were announced on October 17 at the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention.

2010 Anthony Award Nominations (winners are in bold):

Best Novel

MileHiCon42 Urges You Not to Panic

The 42nd annual MileHiCon blasts off this weekend, October 22, 23 and 24, and features over a hundred events including signings and panels, with Hugo-nominee Paolo Bacigalupi as toastmaster topping the bill. This event funds local literacy programs and includes art exhibitions, lectures, workshops, and fun stuff for the wee ones too!

Attending authors include:

Le Soutein: The Mystery of a Good Bra Fitting

Always wonder how to pick out a bra that actually fits you correctly? Join the experts from local boutique Le Soutein and untangle the truth on Saturday, October 23, at 10 a.m. at the Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library.

Interested in learning more about what's going on under there?

SEEKING TECHNOLOGY VOLUNTEERS

Do you love the fast-paced world of computer technology?

Have you been unable to express your budding love for teaching?

Become a Technology Volunteer!

We need your expertise! The Denver Public Library is looking for volunteers to assist our customers with the uses of computers: everything from online job applications, creating resumes, uploading pictures, learning Microsoft Office applications, downloading music to an mp3 player, getting email accounts, and much more.

The Night Mondo Guerra Kissed Me*

 *Okay, Mondo didn't kiss me, but it was still a thrill.

I met Mondo Guerra last night for the second time. We met three years ago when he came to the open call for designers for our first runway competition Frock Out. He was already designing with panache and he was juried in as one of our twelve designers. I remember him as funny, self-effacing and joyful. Circumstances and life interfered and Mondo wasn't able to participate in Frock Out. I'm not sure if any of us knew then what we missed out on.

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