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Thriftastic!

Who couldn't stand to save some money? Being thrifty is within your reach with these library books on cutting household costs and finding creative solutions to your everyday expenses! Being frugal can be fantastic!

Community Technology Center - Now Open for Business

Community Technology Center Service Desk

The plastic sheeting on Level 4 was finally pulled down this morning, and the new Community Technology Center is officially up and running. It's been a long time coming, and we're not finished yet, but we are excited to kick off fall in our new space.

We're starting relatively small with only 22 computers available at open today, but will be gradually adding public access computers, and will have nearly 100 available by the end of the year. All of these computers offer Office 2007 software as well as Internet access. Also coming soon are:

Spoofs and Parodies

Thumbtanic

Film parodies and spoofs poke fun at specific films or entire genres. Playing on stereotypes, taking things to an absurd level and being generally goofy are common elements in these hilarious satire films. Which is your favorite funny farce flick?

Freedom Note Paper Event

Join Jane Diamond of Memory, Magic and More to hear stories that will lead you to create your own "Freedom Note Paper" design on Saturday, September 25 at 10 a.m. for session #1 and Saturday, October 9 at 10 a.m. for session #2 at the Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library.

Class size is limited. Registration is required. Please call 720-865-0120 to reserve your spot!

In two sessions, participants will create and send a personalized package to our military troops plus leave with a package of their own designed note paper.

Seeking Technology Volunteers

Do you love the fast-paced world of computer technology?

Have you been unable to express your budding love for teaching?

Become a Technology Volunteer!

We need your expertise!  The Denver Public Library is looking for volunteers to assist our customers with the uses of computers: everything from online job applications, creating resumes, uploading pictures, learning Microsoft Office applications, downloading music to an mp3 player, getting e-mail accounts, and much more.

Author Event: Dr. Jacqueline Simon Gunn

In the Therapist's Chair

What is your therapist really thinking? Psychologist and author Dr. Jacqueline Simon Gunn discusses what it's like to be In the Therapist's Chair on Wednesday, September 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library. The evening will include a discussion, Q&A and signing of Dr. Gunn's new book.

 

If you've ever been curious about how psychotherapy works, join the discussion with Dr. Jacqueline Simon Gunn. As a trained Psychologist, Dr. Gunn demystifies the role of the therapist and reveals the thought process, conflicts and doubts occurring within the trained expert whom you've turned to for help.

Have you ever been curious about what a therapist's thoughts are while she is sitting with a patient? Do therapists feel emotions during session? What are they really thinking? How do therapists choose what personal information to share with their patients?

Adult Storytime

Burning Bright (book jacket image)

Start your weekend early on Friday, September 24 at Noon at the Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library  with your very own story time. Bring a bag lunch and sit back and enjoy a short story being read to you.

Being read to is a rare pleasure. It not only stimulates the mind, but invigorates the imagination. Bring your lunch, a friend, and/or a pillow to this unique event.

Did you attend storytime as a child? Did you know that each Denver Public Library branch offers storytime that reinforces your child's ability to learn?

Adult storytime offers the same pleasures of your youth, but tailored to your grown-up interests and schedule.

Oprah Selects Freedom by Franzen

Freedom (book jacket image)

Oprah announced today that her latest Book Club selection is Freedom by Jonathan Franzen. This is Oprah's 64th book club pick! Franzen's previous work, The Corrections, was a winner 6 years ago. Do you agree with her choice?

Jonathan Franzen was named "Great American Novelist" by Time Magazine, just prior to the publication of his fourth book, Freedom, earlier this month.

Oprah's Book Club selections from the past five years have included fiction, non-fiction and memoirs. No matter her choice, it is sure to be a bestseller. Which selection is your favorite?

2009

Take A Trip Down A "Lost Highway" With A Dangerous Mouse, A Sparkly Horse And David Lynch....

Dark Night Of The Soul album cover

 What do you get when you combine one of the most prolific producers of hip-hop and pop with one of the most tortured musicians of this decade and then sprinkle it with one of the strangest artists of our time? A project that was lost and then found again by way of record label red tape and has all the essential elements to present a "Dark Night Of The Soul"......

In 2006, Mark Linkous-- better known as Sparklehorse, brought on super producer Brian Joseph Burton--better known as Dangermouse a.k.a. Gnarls Barkley a.k.a.

Urban Lit.

Once you pick it up, there's no putting it down till the end!

Hot reads, gotta get ur hands on these!

Here is a list of some of my favorite reads:

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