November 20 is National Adoption Day. The goals of National Adoption Day are to finalize adoptions from foster care in all 50 states, raise awareness about adoption, and to celebrate families who have chosen to adopt.
Give the gift of life - donate blood. Each week, Bonfils Blood Center needs more than 4,000 donors to meet the needs of our community and to be prepared in case of an emergency. Friday, November 19, 1:00-6:30 p.m at the Bear Valley Branch Library.
Want to learn how to download an electronic audio or book to your computer, iPod, or mp3? Join in-house expert as she shares all the exciting materials we have electronically and how you can do it step-by-step at home on Saturday, November 20, 10:30 a.m. at the newly renovated Bear Valley Branch Library.
If you've ever wanted to know more about downloadable eBooks, audio eBooks or eFlicks and how to transfer these items to your MP3, iPod, or any other handheld device, this is a wonderful opportunity to ask questions of our in-house expert. Not sure if your handheld device is ready for eMedia? Check out the list of compatible devices!
This week, November 15 - November 22, is National Game and Puzzle Week! Whether you game online, play cards or love a good puzzle, the library has something for you! Invite your friends or family for a fun night of playing games or solving puzzles. These activities are proven to keep your mind sharp and active and can even stave off the effects of aging on your brain!
Mother-in-Law's Day is November 21. If your mother-in-law has more in common with Marie Barone (Doris Roberts in Everybody Loves Raymond) than Naomi (Ruth's Mother-in-Law from the Bible) watch these films with nightmarish mothers-in-law - they are sure to help you appreciate your own much more!
Mickey Mouse celebrates his 82nd birthday on November 18! His birthday was selected to coincide with the release of Steamboat Willie in 1928. This iconic cheerful mouse has become one of the most recognizable symbols in the world.
The Victorians were not as prudish as some believe. Sex, bribery, and other crimes of early Denver were taken to the grave in Denver’s Fairmount Cemetery. Presented by Fairmount Heritage Foundation volunteer Tom Morton on Wednesday, November 17, 6:30 p.m. at the Schlessman Family Branch Library.
Some books about Denver's scandalous history include:
Honor the memory of a veteran and join Dennis Hagen, archivist for the 10th Mountain Division Resource Center and liaison to the Veteran’s History Project, as he shares the resources capturing veterans’ experiences on Wednesday, November 17, 6 p.m. at the Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library.
Bring your new or favorite history read to share. Some popular or recently published selections include:
Celebrate National Native American Heritage Month by taking note of tremendous music honoring the traditions and experiences of the indigenous peoples of North America. Native American music often features flute and drums and can be spiritually healing or provide a rousing rhythm to move to.