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Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One’s Looking)

Much e-ink has been spilled--rightfully so--about the brave new world we live online. Targeted advertising, data breaches, the NSA; it’s easy to grow overwhelmed by the potential dangers of sharing personal information electronically. Practically everything we do on our phones and computers is tracked, often in an effort to sell us something or gain some upper hand (financially, politically, socially, etc.). Consequentially, there is now an unprecedented amount of detailed data about us that's ripe for the parsing.

Books Not Meant To Be Read: Bands of Color

Cover of Artist Book: Bands of Color by Sol LeWitt

Byers Branch Library Recommends: In this video, Yolanda explores Conceptual Art with a book by the artist Sol LeWitt:

A Civilized Discourse on iPhone v. Android

Ok actually this is more of a rant than a discourse. I tried to be civilized but got all riled in the writing of it. Read on, though, read on- albeit ranty, it is fair and balanced in that I’ve given them both an equal shot at impressing me.

 

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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….

Love Star Wars? Celebrate Star Wars Reads Day at your local branch library!

Infinite Monkey Theorem: Join the Shrewdness with NaNoWriMo

shrewdness  1) n. The quality of being shrewd. 2) n. An aggregation of apes.

If your participating in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), we're hosting a guerrilla workshop that will help you -- with shrewdness. Get great tips and tricks for not only surviving NaNoWriMo, but excelling at your novel writing. If you dream it, begin it!

A Million Monkeys: or Strategies To Get Your Book Written During National Novel Writing Month

Beautiful Monster Film Series, Tuesdays in October

October is a perfect month to remember our roots – of horror. Denver Public Library Film Series has scared up four early fright films that all played a role in the way we see monsters in contemporary film. They are all considered classics of the genre and each of them is a treasure trove of Hollywood horror firsts. Beautiful Monster Film Series starts Tuesday, October 7.

Let's Talk With Author Robie Harris

author Robie Harris

Thinking about having “the talk” with your kids and don’t know where to start? Join New York Times best-selling author Robie Harris at the Central Library, Level B2 Conference Center, on Monday, October 13 at 6 p.m.!

New Book By Atul Gawande

I'm so excited - Atul Gawande (Photo courtesy of Amar Karodkar) has a new book out!  Being Mortal is now on order so you can place your holds and have your copy of the book, or book on CD if you prefer the audio version,  ready and waiting for you once the actual copies come in (I have my hold placed already).  I just love how he can write about medicine and the medical field in a way that a regular person, such as myself, can understand, and he makes it all just so darn interesting and infor

WordPress Happiness Hour in ideaLAB

ideaLAB is thrilled to host the next WordPress Happiness Hour on Tuesday, October 14th at 6:30pm!

If you are a front-end designer, intense developer, writer, or a person that likes to poke around on the Dashboard, then come on by. Bring your WordPress work and questions.

Here are the details:

WordPress Happiness Hour at DPL
Central Library, Level 4 ideaLAB
Tuesday, 10/14 from 6:30pm-8:00pm

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