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No Bake Healthy Family Snacks

Learn how to feed your family fun and healthy snacks that they’ll be excited to make AND to eat on Saturday, December 11, at 11:00 a.m. at the Ross-University Hills Branch Library.

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Shop the Barnes & Noble Bookfair Today!

Barnes & Noble Bookfair

Do your holiday shopping on December 9 and support the Denver Public Library!
Thursday, December 9, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Downtown Store at the Denver Pavilions: 500 16th Street

Shop at the Downtown Barnes & Noble on December 9 and benefit the Library! Just mention the Library when you pay, and 10-15 percent of net sales will be contributed to the Friends Foundation.

Create Art for a New Branch Library

Cloud Seeding

Help seed the clouds for an incredible art installation at the new Green Valley Branch Library.

The Denver Public Library is asking for your help in creating an interactive, dynamic artwork that will display your search terms on an array of large LCD screens in the new Green Valley Ranch Branch Library, and call up associative media clips culled from the Library's collection of books, DVDs, music, digital images and text archives.

Ceylon Pearl Tea Tasting

Tea

Come learn about the varieties and health benefits of tea while sampling the delicious tea of Ceylon Pearl on Saturday, December 11, at 10:00 a.m. at the Schlessman Family Branch Library. Stop by for a hot cuppa!

Interested in learning more about tea?

Christmas Comedies

12 Men of Christmas

If would like to put a little more Ho Ho Ho into your Holiday, check out these recent Christmas Comedies!

Colorado Authors Series: Jane Stanfield

Jane Stanfield

Author of Volunteer Vacations: Traveling on Purpose!, Ms. Stanfield will share details of the 12 international volunteer projects she completed in a year, as well as the local resources she used to plan her adventure on Saturday, December 11, 1 p.m. at the Bear Valley Branch Library.

These stories and pictures will leave you reaching for your passport, luggage and inspired to make a difference.

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It Was 30 Years Ago Today

John: New York City

On December 8, 1980, John Lennon died in front of his Manhattan home.

It was the first "Kennedy moment" in my life, a memory that still seems fresh, almost like it happened yesterday. My ritual of falling asleep while listening to an old-school "digital" clock radio (the one with the rotating flat panels for each number), was jarringly interrupted by the breaking news that John Lennon had been shot in New York City. I leapt out of bed, ran downstairs, and stood motionless in front of the TV as Howard Cosell, on Monday Night Football, announced that John Lennon was dead. One of my heroes had been murdered, and it simply did not make any sense.

Roaring Twenties

I confess--I often judge books by their covers. That is, I'm quickly drawn to things that have great design and a sense of style. So while I haven't seen a single episode of HBO's acclaimed series Boardwalk Empire, about Prohibition-era Atlantic City, I love the glitz, glamour, and gaudiness of the 1920s that it depicts.

If you've seen Boardwalk Empire, or even if, like me, you haven't, you might be interested in these books and movies related to the Roaring Twenties, Prohibition, and the Mob that ruled it all.

Books:

Get ur hands on this book!

Carl Weber Presents: FULL FIGURED!

This was an interesting book from start to finish. I personally haven't read too many books by Brenda Hampton or La Jill Hunt. But that didn't stop me from picking up and reading this book! It starts off and right away it sucks you into all of the characters.

eBooks for iPhone and Android

Overdrive Media Console for iPhone and Android

New apps launched today - December 7, 2010. With the new free OverDrive Media Console app you can download both EPUB eBooks and MP3 audio eBooks directly to your iPhone or Android phone.

Update: if you've downloaded the previous version of Overdrive's app, and are having problems with the e-books appearing after you download them, you may need to delete the app and download it fresh. See commenter Mark's thread below.

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