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Digital Library Assistant

If you work for a living, chances are you have a work tool you fancy. The Digital Library Assistant, DLA for short, is my new work crush.

Weighing only 25 oz (including battery), the DLA helps my colleagues and I shelf-read the book stacks, automatically comparing what is on the shelf to an electronic copy of the library's inventory. I learn several things with a wave of the DLA and marvel at the time savings. The DLA is the right tool for my job.

The library has several interesting books about tools and technology whether you're a collector or worker bee.  Here are a few sample titles:

Sassy New Hostess for the Overdue Love Club

The Overdue Love Club has a new hostess! Vivienne VaVoom, one of Denver's top burlesque entertainers, comes to the singles night for intelligent people brimming with enthusiasm and ideas on how to get Denver singles to meet other Denver singles.

And it definitely involves glitter.  See her work her magic this Friday, February 18 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Michelangelo's Wine and Coffee Bar on Broadway & Ellsworth.  Here she answers a few questions about love, nerdiness, burlesque and The Vamp.

 

So how did you get your start in burlesque, and what’s your favorite thing about it?

The movies of John Carpenter

The films of John Carpenter are a diverse and interesting bunch - from the frigid terror felt in The Thing, to the bizarre sense of campy paranoia in They Live, there is seemingly something for everyone. Although he has worked with many various genres, Carpenter is most well known for his horror and science fiction films.

His first real hit was the horror classic Halloween, which gave birth to the slasher genre and showed a then unknown Jamie Lee Curtis fighting for her life against a masked maniac. Though their plots and genres are varied, Carpenter’s movies are distinct for several different reasons. Whether it be his continued use of actor Kurt Russell, the minimal lighting, or the scores he composed himself, Carpenter has some unique techniques.

Sourcing Local Food Supplies: Farm to Table

Ever wonder how a food store or restaurant gets its food? Find out on Thursday, February 17 at 6:00 p.m. at the Ross-University Hills Branch Library.

Lindsay Karson, owner of Greater Good Foods, LLC, will answer your questions about how food travels from the farm or factory to the consumer and help you make informed decisions while shopping local food businesses in Colorado. Brought to you by Denver Urban Homesteading.

Want to learn more about the farm to table philosophy of shopping, cooking, and eating? Check out some of these titles:

Happy Birthday Matt Groening!

Born today in 1954, Matt Groening is the creator of the television series The Simpsons and Futurama. Groening's first published works were cartoons called Life is Hell and were about a pair of anthropomorphic rabbits named Akbar and Jeff.

The popularity of Life is Hell led to the creation of The Simpsons. The Simpsons debuted on the Tracey Ullman Show on April 19, 1987.

HUGE LIST OF ROMANTIC COMEDIES FOR YOUR PLEASURE!

DO YOU WANT SOME HUMOR ON VALENTINES DAY?!

The Gluten Response

Have questions about gluten? Get them answered on Tuesday, February 15 at 2:00 p.m. at the Bear Valley Branch Library.

Do you or a loved one have questions about gluten? What is it? Who is affected by it? What are the medical implications of undiagnosed gluten intolerance or Celiac Disease? ;These questions and more will be answered in this presentation by Lindsay Karson, owner of Greater Good, LLC. She will answer your questions and increase your awareness about this common protein.

Want to learn more about gluten-free diets or find some recipes? Try these:

My Frugal Valentine

Valentine's Kiss

Not sure what to do for your sweetheart this Valentine's Day? You don't have to spend a lot of money to show you care. ...Let me count the ways...

Love Stinks

Dirty Love Poster

Not a fan of Valentine's Day? If the traditional romance films aren't your cup of tea this time of year, consider the line written by Shakespeare from A Midsummer Night's Dream, "The course of true love never did run smooth." While these films feature the pain of heartbreak and fall out from bad break-ups, they still manage to celebrate friendship and the (eventually) fruitful pursuit of true love.

Off Kilter Romance

Ah, the day of LOVE has arrived, looming over our collective heads. Are you in love? Out of love? Don't believe in Love? Some of these books might convince you otherwise, while others will just reaffirm that belief.

Breathers: A Zombie's Lament: This is truly an off-kilter love story, believe it or not Zombies are alive and well, if not breathing, at least falling in love. If you haven't read this quirky zombie novel pick it up and devour it today. A whole new take on what it means to be a zombie and in love.

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