My name is Eric Duran. I am an investment banker and was recently named the 9News Leader of the Year. I am proud to say I served on the Denver Public Library Commission from 1996 until 2004. The Denver Public Library was critical to my success and I am honored to share my story.
I grew up in North Denver in a household of six people in a two-bedroom apartment—my family was close. It is not something that I often talk about, but growing up, my mother and sister shared one bedroom and my grandmother and aunt shared the other. My grandfather and I slept in the living room—he slept on the couch and I slept on the floor. My teenage memories are of my grandfather waking me up at 5:30 in the morning to get the Rocky Mountain News and then moving me from the floor to the couch. I learned a love of reading from my grandfather.
Join us at the Schlessman Family Branch Library on Sunday, September 19 at 2 p.m. to hear author Rebecca Rosen speak. As a messenger for spirit, Rebecca's intentions are to offer guidance in one's present life, as well as opening minds and hearts to the knowing that our souls are eternal and our deceased loved ones are at peace and always with us.
We will eventually have 100+ public access computers with Internet access and Office 2007, a brand new classroom with 36 PCs and state-of-the-art technology, two new computers with updated assistive technology, a collaborative work area, space for gaming, and a comfy WiFi lounge!
Be sure to come check us out as we evolve into one of the coolest places to get your tech fix in downtown Denver!
Calling all Knitters! Join us on Saturday, September 18 at 11:30 a.m. at the Ross-University Hills Branch Library, as Sylvia Montoya, former owner of Posh, a Yarn Boutique, shares some fab, "fiberlicious" projects you can make.
In addition to providing inspiration and ideas for holiday gifts, Sylvia can help with motivation too! Got your own project in mind you just aren't sure how to start? Bring yarn and knitting needles and Sylvia will get you going!
Every month, librarians from Denver Public Library branches get together to talk about new books for school-aged kids. Here are some titles we are excited about as school begins.
Books for younger readers:
Gator on the Loose! by Sue Stauffacher is the first book in the new "Animal Rescue Team" series. The three Carter kids help their parents run Carter's Urban Rescue, the place you call if, say, an alligator is loose in the city pool! The series is full of friendship, sibling trouble, crazy animal escapades, and helping the planet. This is the perfect new series to start a new school year. Recommended by Lisa from Westwood.
Folk is a music of the people. While its history lies in the word of mouth conveyance of folklore, its present remains rooted in traditional music. Popularized in the 60s, Folk continues to thrive as new generations find their voice.
Born today in 1946, William Oliver Stone is a two-time Academy Award-winning film pioneer who does not shy away from controversial subject matter. He received a Purple Heart for his bravery in the Vietnam War. While studying film at NYU, he was taught by Martin Scorsese!
Join us at the Schlessman Family Branch on Saturday, September 18 at 10:30, for an Introduction to Nia, offered by Kerstin of Harmony Yoga. Nia is a body-mind-spirit fitness class set to danceable beats of world music.
Nia blends the martial arts, the dance arts, and the healing arts into an inherently non-impact cardiovascular workout. Come wearing comfortable clothes!
Nia engages the mind as well as the body. The mind is used to imagine, witness, focus and direct attention. The emotions are used to personally engage the individual with activity, thereby creating the coupling effect needed to trigger the mind-body connection.
There are also free and low cost pet care options, including spay and neuter clinics.
This month, the Meow Mobile will sterilize your cat for free if you visit them Tuesday-Saturday through Sept 30th. Their trailer will be set up in the Avanza Supermarket parking lot at 1320 S. Federal. Bring your cat in at 7:30 a.m.. and pick him or her up at 2 p.m. This is not only free, but you'll also receive a $20 gift card to use at Avanza Supermarket.