Blogs

The Origins of Our Digital Universe

When, exactly, did our digital world arise? For many, the advent of social media might first come to mind. How about the birth of the internet? Or maybe the first PCs? Each of these technological developments have certainly been revolutionary, but George Dyson, in his book Turing’s Cathedral, argues that the framework for modern computers and the digital age was actually constructed long before any of these phenomena.

How to Have a Nicotine-Free 2015

“It doesn't matter where you start.  Just start."

--Smokefree.gov

It's that time of year once again, when we make a list of resolutions for the coming year. If you can't think of any, the United States government has thoughtfully provided us with a list of the most popular resolutions and how to achieve them. Third on the list is to quit smoking.

What's the significance of these headlines?

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Here's a quiz for the week.  

What do the headlines to the left have in common?  Why are they significant?  

NOTE: SPOILER ALERT - the answer has been posted below!  Congrats to Jon M!

Here's a suggestion - not really a clue - but DPL has access to The New York Times going back to 1851.  Online access is available with a DPL card.  

Plaza Voices: 2014 Highlights

Image from the "Stories of Integration" series

Expansion of Branch Locations in Fall 2014

In Fall 2014, DPL incorporated immigrant services at two new locations in metro Denver: Byers Branch Library in the Santa Fe Art District and Athmar Park Branch Library in Southwest Denver. New communities were able to gain access to information, and tap on existing community resources and support at this critical time of their lives.

Workshops on SB251 – Driver’s License and IDs

Increased Hours at Bear Valley and Schlessman in 2015

Expanded Hours

Expanded hours gives Lowry and Southwest communities additional access.

“The increase in hours at the Bear Valley Branch Library gives customers more access to our services and also gives a consistent start time throughout the week,” said City Librarian Shirley Amore. “We worked closely with Councilwoman Jeanne Faatz and the Denver City Council to increase these hours that ultimately benefit the Southwest Denver community.”

Questions! Questions! Who has a Question?

Book cover for Crispin: Cross of Lead by Avi

At the Children’s Library we love to answer questions. The tougher the nut, the more fun we have trying to crack it. Recently, we had a very specific request from a customer that really challenged our grey cells.

Premier Issues - how well do you know your covers?

Premier Issue one

Happy New Year from DPL!! To start out 2015 with a bang, we're celebrating first issues of a number of magazines in Reference Services.

Film Anniversary

Your favorite film may be older than you think. Recently a customer exclaimed, "I wasn't even born!" after learning Tim Burton's Batman was released in 1989. But so were two other films borrowed at the same time - The Little Mermaid and Field of Dreams.

Intrigued, I did a little research and discovered a few of my favorites were also playing in movie theaters 25 years ago.

New Tunes Tuesday 12/30/14

Volume Denver drink coaster

Greetings, ravenous music fans who are athirst for locally sourced music!

We have four new additions to the VOLUME website this week!

First up we have Dragondeer with their EP 'Don't That Feel Good'.
'Don't That Feel Good' stomps it's way out of the gates with the fantastic song of the same name setting the pace for the album to travel on through many fine permutations of the Blues genre.

Frigid and Frightening Fiction

Midwinter Blood

Winter is here, having come on like the resounding snap of a frozen twig, shooting through the silence of a freezing landscape. It drifted in after surrounding and defeating late fall with little more than a thrash of wind whipped leaves. Winter is here. And I am cold.

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