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Book to Movie News: November

Who do you think should play the Lorax in the film version of the Dr. Seuss classic? Who is getting ready to direct a prequel to the Wizard of Oz? Who has been cast to play Bilbo in the Hobbit? For these answers and more - read on!

Black Dynamite

O'Leary: "Okay. We heard about your brother's death. The last thing we need is you running through the streets creating a river of blood."
Black Dynamite: "Tell me who did it and I'll just leave a puddle."
 

If you haven't seen this movie, Black Dynamite, you should. I was a bit hasty about watching it but did so only because, Micheal Jai White is the lead role in this film! I'll admit it's a bit on the not so funny side when it starts, but please give it time. It will grow on you. It has its mixture of comedy as well as some humorous action! Just keep in mind it's just a movie, don't take it so seriously and enjoy! Please leave a comment or two and let me know what you think.

My favorite movie lines!

These are some of my favorite movie lines!

  • KUNG FU PANDA: "He's a panda! You're a panda! What are you gonna do, big guy, sit on me?"  -Tai Lung/ Ian McShane
  • FOUR BROTHERS: "You hungry Evan?

CHILDREN'S BOOK AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR ROSS MacDONALD

The Denver Public Library presents children's book author and illustrator Ross MacDonald. Tuesday, November 16, 6:30 p.m. at Park Hill Branch Library.

Free and open to the public. No reservations required, but space is limited. Adults and children welcome. If you wish to have a book autographed by Mr. MacDonald, please bring in your personal copy. There will be no books available for purchase.

Contact Kristen Monroe at 720-865-0230 or Taliah Abdullah at 720-865-0290 for additional information.

 

 

Colorado Authors Series: Polly Letofsky

Polly Letofsky left her home and headed west across 4 continents and over 14,000 miles to become the first woman to walk around the world for breast cancer. Join us at the Bear Valley Branch Library on Saturday, November 13, at 2 p.m. as she discusses her book, 3MPH: The Adventures of One Woman’s Walk Around the World.

While strangers welcomed her into their homes, it was never an easy road. Polly struggled with earthquakes, muggings, languages, and even religious riots. Her extraordinary journey around the world on foot raised global awareness for breast cancer and is a testament to the indomitable human spirit.

Stay Healthy This Flu Season

Stay Healthy This Flu Season by visiting our Flu Shot Clinic! Protect yourself and your family from the flu with a flu shot from the Visiting Nurses Association on Saturday, November 13, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
at the Schlessman Family Branch Library.

Vaccines are available for anyone over 6 months old. Flu mist is available for people ages 2-49 with no chronic health conditions. Cost is $25 cash, check, or credit card.

More books on Preventative Care:

Swishing Fabric, Hidden Zipper: Fashion designer Francis Roces meets Marcel Proust

Design by Francis Roces

Fresh City Life asked fashion designer Francis Roces to answer our questionnaire and he rapped about kimonos, his favorite places and an undying passion for making clothes. 

In the weeks leading up to our fashion spectacle Frock Out, each of our eleven designers have been featured here with their responses to the infamous Proust Questionnaire. Marcel Proust (1871-1922), French novelist, critic and essayist, believed that people must know and understand themselves before they can know or understand others.

We've Got You Covered

Good Things by Aloe Blacc

I was recently introduced to the album, Good Things by Aloe Blacc. Hidden among his soulful original gems is a fantastic cover of Femme Fatal by The Velvet Underground. The genius of this cover is that it doesn't sound like a cover. It has the feeling of the original but sounds completely different. That got me thinking about other cover songs that I love.

Here are a few of my favorite covers:

Top Ten Best Books of 2010 According to Publishers Weekly

Publishers Weekly has announced their list of ten fiction and nonfiction titles that stood out as the very best of books published this year. As the year wraps up, these lists become more and more common, as Library Journal published their top 10 picks last week. What have been your favorite books of 2010?

Artists in Fiction

Celebrate the fourth annual Denver Arts Week, November 5-13, by reading some of the many books about art and artists available from the library! These novels feature artists as main characters, are primarily set in a museum or incorporate art heavily into their plots. Enjoy!

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