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Forget Mercury Retrograde. Solar Storms are the Real Deal

Coronal Mass Ejection from the Sun (NASA image)

Did you know Mercury is in retrograde right now? I didn't, until I saw people posting about it on social media sites. When I looked it up, I discovered that the planet Mercury sometimes appears to move backwards across the sky. People who believe in astrology think that when this happens, communications of all kinds--technological, interpersonal, you name it--go haywire (Mercury was the Roman god of messengers, after all, and he was a bit of a trickster).

The British Soul Brother

On January 26th at the First Bank Center, the diverse crowd eagerly awaits for the man of the hour, English singer and songwriter Sam Smith to take the stage. As the First Bank Center goes dark, the screaming pierces my ears and the moment I have been waiting for months has finally arrived!

Downton Kids: What Did Sybbie, George, and Marigold Read?

Cover of Winnie-the-Pooh

Downton Abbey fans have been asked since season one to consider the lives of the Edwardian aristocracy and their servants. Yet only recently have we been exposed to another group of Edwardians: with the arrival of Sybbie, George, and Marigold, fans are now getting glimpses of the life of the Edwardian child. We see how they dress and the rules that govern their lives. Yet given the literary allusions throughout the series, some of us at the Children’s Library wondered: what books might Sybbie, George, and Marigold have read?

1968 - The Fashion

Hulton Getty Picture Collection 1960s - false eyelashes

The 1960s were quite a decade! And 1968 was quite a year! According to the exhibit at History Colorado, "It was the year that rocked history." Oh, and yours truly was born.

1968 rocked history but it also rocked fashion!

Winter of Reading is here!

Have you ever come to the library in the summer and thought to yourself..."I wish I could do Summer of Reading!" Well, your wish is our command.

Winter of Reading is here! Winter of reading is an adult reading program like the Summer of Reading, except it’s for adults. You read and complete library-related activities, check them off in your brochure, and then claim your prizes. Simple yet sweet.

Community Invited to Meet Final Candidates for City Librarian Position

First City Librarian John Cotton Dana

The Denver Public Library Commission will host an open forum for city librarian candidates on Monday, February 23 from 5–7 p.m. at the Denver Central Library, Level B2 Conference Center. The forum will allow the public to meet the final candidates for the Library’s chief officer.

Plaza Voices: Stories from Angel Island

Cover of Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America, available from DPL

This year marks the 105th anniversary of the opening of Angel Island, an immigration station near San Francisco that is sometimes called the Ellis Island of the West. However, Angel Island primarily acted as a detention center for immigrants, especially those of Asian descent.

Be a Rebel. Be a Rock Star. Be a Man and Read to your Kids.

Reading is rebellious. My conviction in believing this is just as strong as my belief in the sky being blue, or in beauty being ubiquitous.

Reading is the one thing I can still do to get in touch with the outlaw in me, the adolescent delinquent craving confrontation with authority. It’s because of this, too, that I read to my son every day. It’s the closest I get to doing something religiously. I want him to think for himself, rebel against anything that goes against his ideals and the integrity of who he is, who he will be.

Quiz Time! You're in Good Company!

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How good are you at figuring out what certain images have in common?  

Take a look at these - how are they linked?  SPOILER ALERT - Answers below.  

If you need a little help - try using some of our databases (library card required). 

Don't have a library card - register now to get started!  

Get Frosted This Friday

Fresh City Life is getting out amongst 'em this Friday at Denver Art Museum's: Untitled: On the Rocks. This fun evening highlights the current Cartier exhibit of jewelry and rare items from the Cartier jewelers' collection. It is a fascinating and sparkling show -- go see it if you haven't yet. 

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