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Happy 90th Birthday 19th Amendment!

Not for ourselves alone. The story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony

What's the big deal about the 19th amendment? In addition to giving women the right to vote, it was an integral moment in the civil rights and equality movements. Victory took decades and few of the initial supporters lived to see their dream realized. Ratified 90 years ago today, we celebrate our freedoms and those who inspired them.

Our 19th amendment guarantees, "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex." Tennessee provided the requisite approval of three-fourths of the states, being the 36th state to ratify the amendment.

Morcheeba Regains Their Voice And Returns To The Iconic Front Porch For A Tall Glass Of Lemonade.....

Morcheeba Blood Like Lemonade Album Cover

Reunited again with original vocalist Skye Edwards, Morcheeba's Paul and Ross Godfrey have managed to recapture the band's classic sultry vocal trip-hop chill-out vibe that fans have been waiting for through two experimental albums.....effectively, the blood is pumping again and swirling in the lemonade.

Seven years is a long time to wait for an album but the titans of trip-hop have returned full circle to the marriage of the Godfrey brothers beats and the sly vocals of the lovely Skye much to the relief of their fans.

Chew and Review: Culinary Magazine Collection

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Have you ever noticed the fantastic collection of cooking magazines at your local library? I'm kind of addicted to them. This week's recipe review will be picked from your favorite of three: Bon Appetit, Cook's Illustrated or Cooking Light. Take the poll and help me choose!

Right after I gave birth to my son, I found it difficult to complete an entire novel so I started checking out the library's magazines. Reading in short spurts; I could do that! And what a great variety. I especially appreciate the culinary magazines:

Back to School: Hilarious High School Films

For those about to begin High School, we salute you. Because many schools start back up this week, we have celebrated teachers on film, and while you could not pay me to relive High School, watching movies about this particular rite of passage is just darn amusing.

Download audio eBooks to your iPhone -- without a computer!

Getting Started With Overdrive Media Console

OverDrive iPhone app and Denver Public Library audio books -- at last!

I just discovered the OverDrive Media Console application for my iPhone! Now it's possible to find, download and listen to audio books without plugging your phone into a computer. This is nice if you're like me and don't want to haul around a laptop everywhere you go. Awesome. It's available at the iTunes Store for free! Add the OverDrive application to your iPhone or iTouch first, then start shopping!

Meet the New Colorado Poet Laureate

Ludlow by David Mason

Did you know that Colorado has its very own Poet Laureate? David Mason is our newest poet laureate. Appointed to a 4-year term, Mason is committed to bringing poetry to each of Colorado's colorful counties.

In addition to being our Poet Laureate, Mason is a professor at Colorado College. His latest work, Ludlow, tells the story of a few immigrants in southern Colorado and the Ludlow Massacre of 1914. It was named best poetry book of 2007 by the Contemporary Poetry Review and the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.

Works by Mason include:

August 24

What do Paulo Coelho, James Tiptree Jr. and Orson Scott Card all have in common? In addition to being award winning novelists - today, August 24, is their birthday!

Learn more about these and other authors using the database Literature Resource Center, available from home with your library card!

James Tiptree, Jr

Photography Exhibit: Recollection 2010: Works from the Colorado Photographic Arts Center

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 July 10 - September 12, 2010

The Central Library, Vida Ellison Gallery - Level 7

Recollection 2010 is a selection of more than 60 works from the 600-print collection of the Colorado Photographic Arts Center. Collectively the exhibition presents a remarkable 20th century survey of people and places. Most works in the show are vintage gelatin silver prints.

Artists include:

A cuppa, a crumpet and a corpse

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There's a reason why many of our popular shows are remakes from the UK: our friends across the pond really know how to do good TV, especially clever, thrilling mysteries. So if you're in the mood for a smart whodunit check out one of these fine British mystery series.

  • Wire in the Blood - Psychologist Dr. Tony Hill is called upon to help the police solve a series of brutal murders in the northern English town of Bradfield.

Who is Richard Castle?

Naked Heat

Mysterious fictional author Richard Castle releases his second book, Naked Heat, on September 28. Fans of the show will be happy to know that the new season of Castle starts on September 20.

Richard Castle is inspired by mystery novelists and TV writers like Stephen J. Cannell and James Patterson. Both best-selling authors make cameos on the television show. The first book written by Castle, Heat Wave, was not only featured in the show but was an important plot point in one of last season's episodes.

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