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KIDS - Recommended New Books

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 as school begins.

 

Books for younger readers:

Gator on the Loose! by Sue Stauffacher is the first book in the new "Animal Rescue Team" series.  The three Carter kids help their parents run Carter's Urban Rescue, the place you call if, say, an alligator is loose in the city pool!  The series is full of friendship, sibling trouble, crazy animal escapades, and helping the planet.  This is the perfect new series to start a new school year.  Recommended by Lisa from Westwood.

Folk: Music of the People

Folk is a music of the people. While its history lies in the word of mouth conveyance of folklore, its present remains rooted in traditional music. Popularized in the 60s, Folk continues to thrive as new generations find their voice.

Happy Birthday Oliver Stone!

Born today in 1946, William Oliver Stone is a two-time Academy Award-winning film pioneer who does not shy away from controversial subject matter. He received a Purple Heart for his bravery in the Vietnam War. While studying film at NYU, he was taught by Martin Scorsese!

Introduction to Nia

Join us at the Schlessman Family Branch on Saturday, September 18 at 10:30, for an Introduction to Nia, offered by Kerstin of Harmony Yoga. Nia is a body-mind-spirit fitness class set to danceable beats of world music.

Nia blends the martial arts, the dance arts, and the healing arts into an inherently non-impact cardiovascular workout. Come wearing comfortable clothes!

Nia engages the mind as well as the body. The mind is used to imagine, witness, focus and direct attention. The emotions are used to personally engage the individual with activity, thereby creating the coupling effect needed to trigger the mind-body connection.

Pet Health and Wellness

Well, a New York Times health blog, talks about how your pets keep you healthy. But, you don't have to wait for Pet Wellness Month (October) to repay the favor! We have books on taking care of your pets--now!

There are also free and low cost pet care options, including spay and neuter clinics.
This month, the Meow Mobile will sterilize your cat for free if you visit them Tuesday-Saturday through Sept 30th. Their trailer will be set up in the Avanza Supermarket parking lot at 1320 S. Federal. Bring your cat in at 7:30 a.m.. and pick him or her up at 2 p.m. This is not only free, but you'll also receive a $20 gift card to use at Avanza Supermarket.

Trove of Maps at DPL

Sanborn Insurance Maps, photo from Denver Post

Did you see this article in the Denver Post about the Library's historical map collections? Trove of Maps at Denver Public Library takes explorer on historic trip (8/31/2010).

It talks about historic Sanborn Fire Insurance maps that show historical views of Denver and other places. "As buildings changed, the maps were updated with paste-overs.... It's like showing geologic layers of Denver."
 

Films on Fire

Our thoughts and thanks are with the brave firefighters who are currently battling the Four Mile and the Reservoir Road Fires. No film could capture the peril and plight of these heroes, but a few come close.

SCFD September

King Tut

The Denver Art Museum and Arts & Exhibitions International want to thank the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District.

As a thank you to all Scientific and Cultural Facilities District residents, The Denver Art Museum is offering a free Youth ticket with each Adult or Senior ticket purchased to the King Tut exhibit through the month of September. To purchase tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.com/TutSCFD. For more information on the SCFD please visit SCFD.org

The Help: Have you read it yet?

One Book Events

This year's One Book, One Denver selection is The Help by Kathryn Stockett. Have you read it yet? Check it out from the Library or use the coupon here to buy it from Borders.

The Help is available from the library in several formats:

New website helps Spanish speakers find health insurance options

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services launched CuidadoDeSalud.gov, a Spanish-language version of Healthcare.gov to help Spanish speakers find health insurance options to meet their needs.

There are sections with information directed at specific demographic groups — families with children, individuals, people with disabilities, seniors, young adults, and employers — as well as a tool to help you find what is available in your state and what will work best for you depending on your particular situation. This tool leads you through simple questions and then clearly presents options that might work and provides further reading on the relevant details and how to proceed.
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