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On This Day in History - August 5

Marilyn Monroe

August 5, 1962 - Marilyn Monroe is found dead in her Los Angeles apartment, the circumstances of which are still shrouded in mystery. Born on June 1, 1926, Norma Jean Mortenson's transformation into Marilyn Monroe was not without tragedy. Today we honor her short but stellar life.

Shockingly, Marilyn never believed she was beautiful and struggled with her perceived appearance. She was married 3 times - at 16 to James Dougherty, then to baseball legend Joe DiMaggio, and finally to playwright Arthur Miller.

Move for a Healthier Life

Move a Little, Lose a Lot

Discover how to live a longer and healthier life!

As a 40-something librarian who had a great-grandmother live to be 106 years old, I have wondered if there were steps I could take to make all my years healthy ones. I have read several books that explained how important it is to move. The authors take a sensible approach. We will not live forever, but by moving and taking other simple steps, we can live healthier, longer lives. Join me in moving! If you have any concerns about starting an exercise program, please consult with your healthcare provider first.

Libraries Mean Business!!!

It's our 11th year! The SBA Small Business Resource Fair will be back at the Central Library on Thursday, August 19 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  It's free and open to any and all who own or who are thinking about opening a business.

Need to know how to find free and low cost resources to help you grow or start your business?  In the Level B2 Conference Center of the Library you will have a chance to meet with the banks, microlenders (folks that will lend a small amount of money), and others who want to help you SUCCEED.  In other parts of the Library we will have programs covering such topics as business certification (why you need it and how to get it) and how to get government contracts.  Also, this usually turns out to be a great networking opportunity to meet other small business owners and for you t

bookNpaperlove

Sample of the graffiti art the embellishes the Denver Bookbinding Company

Gail Lindley gets 27 hours of work done in every 24 hour day! Along with her daily responsibilities running Denver Bookbinding Company (a business that has been in her family for three generations), she is active in the community contributing her time to the Denver Police (as a volunteer officer) as well as many charitable organizations like Denver Urban Gardens (Denver Bookbinding hosts a DUG garden in their backyard.)

 But Gail is launching a new project this fall -- in concert with Fresh City Life Craft Services (our DIY events for crafters of all stripes), Denver Bookbinding will be creating events and workshops entitled bookNpaperlove. Geared to our DIYers who love all things paper and handmade books, the initial schedule of events is pretty enticing. Once a month on Wednesdays, there will be a tour of the bindery along with a "Build Your Own Book" workshop.

Let's Fiddle Around

Whether you fancy a jig, a reel, or the bluegrass sound, fiddle music is sure to get anyone's toe tappin'.

Fantastic Fiddlers

Happy Birthday President Obama!

President Obama celebrates his 49th birthday August 3. Did you know that he has won Grammys for both his audio books? Did you sign his birthday card?

There have been many books written about the President, documenting his first term in office and his life before.

Penned by the President

About the Obamas

Dining, Mad Men Style

Mad Men is one of the best shows on TV, and my friends and I have begun a little tradition surrounding the Sunday night episodes at 8 pm on AMC.

Each week, we not only get together to watch the latest antics of Don, Peggy, Roger, and Betty, but we also eat and drink like it's 1964. A recent menu involved a champagne jello salad, meatloaf, and Grasshopper Pie, complete with hors d'oeuvres of a cheeseball with Ritz crackers, celery sticks with cream cheese, and green olives with pimientos. The following titles contain some vintage recipes to help you get dining and entertaining a la Mad Men:

Award Winning Romance

The Rita Awards are given by the Romance Writers of America for the best published novels and novellas that promote excellence in the romance genre. The award is named for the group's first president and has been given since 1983. The 2010 winners were recently announced!

Winner for Best Young Adult Romance

Winner for Best Inspirational Romance

Winner for Best Novel with Strong Romantic Elements

Movies that Blow Your Mind!

Were you amazed by Inception? Are you staying up at night trying to figure out the plot twists, dream worlds, and levels of reality?

If so, you might be interested in these other mind-bending movies:

2010 Emmy Nominees

The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards airs on Sunday, August 29, with Jimmy Fallon as this year's host. The nominees were just announced! Who are you rooting for?

This year, actor George Clooney will be receiving the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award. He will be the 4th person to receive this illustrious honor.

Nominees for Outstanding Comedy Series:

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