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Storytime for Adults

Stories: All-New Tales

Start your weekend early on Friday, September 10 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.

While I won't unveil which story you will be treated to on this fair afternoon, there are many great collections of short stories that make excellent read aloud material.

If you aren't able to make it to this event, the Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library will be hosting another Adult Storytime on Friday, September 24 at noon.

Dewey After Hours - Name that Martini

Dewey After Hours

Join us on the rooftop of the Art Museum Residences for an open air, big sky Dewey After Hours and help select the signature cocktail for the Denver Public Library's Booklovers Ball. Enjoy the amazing view of downtown Denver as the sun sets and you sip, nibble and schmooze.

We'll be sampling martinis and appetizers and voting for the most tasty and delicious drink. The winning drink will be served at the 13th Annual Booklovers Ball. Beer, wine and soft drinks will also be served. Pinnacle Vodka is donating both a regular vodka and a special secret ingredient vodka to inspire the mixologists.

Bring your creative energies and name that drink! The originator of the winning name will be awarded a free ticket to the Booklovers Ball on October 9. The theme this year is "Explore."

Delicious Films

Big Night

As an appetizer for Taste of Colorado this weekend, September 3, 4, 5 and 6, nibble on these delicious films! If they don't whet your appetite for a great time, I don't know what will!

Happy Birthday Lily Tomlin!

The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe

Mary Jean "Lily" Tomlin was born today, September 1, in 1939. She has won a multitude of awards for her many talents including a Tony, Emmy and Grammy Award! We wish a very happy birthday to this very funny lady!

Library Love Story: Jim White

Jim White photo

My name is Jim White and I am the Director of Community Affairs for the Volunteers of America. I have worked here for almost 31 years and obviously believe we do our best to make a difference in the lives of those we serve. If asked, however, about another organization that truly makes a big difference in the lives of those it touches I would immediately say the Denver Public Library.

The thousands of individuals and families that use the library everyday are never the same after they receive their library card. Whether they walked into their local branch looking for a book, an educational bit of information, a cd or even a movie for pure relaxation their life has been changed. At Volunteers of America we have had the good fortune to partner with DPL on “I Love To Read” events for very young children. The ongoing aggressive effort that the library embraces year round to encourage young children to read is phenomenal yet often not something they are recognized for.

AskColorado's 7th Anniversary

AskColorado logo

September 2, 2010 marks the 7th anniversary of AskColorado! AskColorado is a free online information service provided by Colorado libraries where you can chat live with a librarian 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (except major holidays).

Since opening for business on September 2, 2003, AskColorado has answered nearly 300,000 questions from the children, students, parents, business owners, and residents of Colorado. Wondering how to legally change your name in the state of Colorado*? Need an authoritative source that identifies the number of bills sponsored by Hillary Clinton in the 110th Congress for a paper that's due tomorrow*? Can't go to sleep until you figure out Queen Latifah's real name*? AskColorado can help and best of all, it's free for all Colorado students and residents.

Watch Your Languages

Yiddish with Dick and Jane

As we are rearranging the books in the Central library as part of the Central Library Bond Improvements, we are unearthing many treasures that deserve attention. We have relocated many of our books that are in world languages and much of the 400s.

The library has many items in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese. Don't see your favorite language? Be sure to try Interlibrary Loan for even more choices!

Garden-to-Table Eating

Blue Eggs and Yellow Tomatoes Cover

As summer comes to a close and the garden has much to offer, I have been thinking a lot about garden-to-table eating. The new wave of localized eating and knowing the source of one's food has led to many beautiful cookbooks that help you make the most of your garden.

Even if you skipped the heirloom Lemon Oxheart tomatoes this year, Blue Eggs and Yellow Tomatoes provides many stunning photos and recipes, as well as inspiration for next year's garden plan.

I, for one, left out the potato patch this season, but the following recipe for herbed french fries cannot be missed.  The volunteer Purple Peruvian Fingerling potatoes in my backyard will soon go under the knife to be made into these:

 

3 is a Magic Number

What's your favorite trilogy? A great trilogy not only needs to begin well, but avoid the curse of the shoddy sequel.

With the third Chronicles of Narnia film coming out soon, as well as the third and final film in Steig Larsson's Millenium Trilogy, it seems like 3 is a magic number.

Star Wars - The Original, Han shoots first, unadulterated three!

International Read Comics in Public Day

LENORE

Saturday is the first ever International Read Comics in Public Day! It also happens to be Jack Kirby's birthday! Whether you read manga, graphic novels or classic Archie comics, share your love of reading!

My Favorite Comic Books

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