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New Tunes Tuesday 12/30/14

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Greetings, ravenous music fans who are athirst for locally sourced music!

We have four new additions to the VOLUME website this week!

First up we have Dragondeer with their EP 'Don't That Feel Good'.
'Don't That Feel Good' stomps it's way out of the gates with the fantastic song of the same name setting the pace for the album to travel on through many fine permutations of the Blues genre.

Frigid and Frightening Fiction

Midwinter Blood

Winter is here, having come on like the resounding snap of a frozen twig, shooting through the silence of a freezing landscape. It drifted in after surrounding and defeating late fall with little more than a thrash of wind whipped leaves. Winter is here. And I am cold.

St. Nicholas Magazine

Cover St Nicholas Magazine

Published from 1873 to 1943, St. Nicholas Magazine was one of the best children's magazines of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The first and most influential editor was Mary Mapes Dodge, who edited the magazine from 1873 until her death in 1905.

New Tunes Tuesday 12/23/2014

(Note: This is a guest post from Ian Gassman, a Denver-based journalist and musician. Ian is one of Volume's external music reviewers - his insights are invaluable. Enjoy!)

I hate to go all “holiday cliché” with this post, but there is nothing better than opening a present before Christmas. That’s why, today, Volume will be giving out five local albums to any Denver Public Library cardholders.

Diamonds are Forever: How a Marketing Campaign Created a Worldwide Phenomenon

The first documented offer of a diamond engagement ring was in 1477, to Mary of Burgundy from Archduke Maximilian of Austria, setting off a trend among European royalty and nobility.

The Dinner Party

Panel from The Dinner Party, Judy Chicago

An invitation to the table is a sign of inclusion and ultimately, power. If you were relegated to the kid's table during family events, you know what I am talking about. Not all tables are created equal.

Colorado Landlord & Tenant Law and Resources

During the 1950's contractors in Beijing, China, were required to include huge basements in all new construction. Meant to serve as air raid shelters, the basements were equipped with electricity, plumbing and sewer pipes. Currently, due to a huge population increase in Beijing, an estimated one million immigrants (usually young people starting their careers in the city) live in these catacombs - one, two, or even three stories below ground, in spaces averaging around 105 square feet.

Teen Animation Jam

Flip Book

At the Park Hill Branch Library, instead of a Teen Book Club, we have a Teen B.U.I.L.D. club. B.U.I.L.D. stands for Believe, Understand, Imagine, Learn, Discover or Build Unrealistic Items and Live Destiny or Build Useless Ideas, Later Destroy or maybe something else entirely different. We're kind of loose with what the acronym stands for but what it boils down to is once a month Teens get together at Park Hill and we make something creative together. Sometimes it involves creative writing, sometimes it involves visual art, usually its a mixture of both.

Plaza Voices: New Refugee/Parole Program Announced

Cover of Enrique's Journey, available through DPL

The 2006 book "Enrique's Journey," based on author Sonia Nazario's Pulitzer Prize-winning series for the Los Angeles Times, follows a Honduran boy as he travels alone across Mexico, trying to reach the United States in search of his mother.

Enter the CoderDojo

We're happy to announce that, starting in January, the ideaLAB will be hosting a CoderDojo, organized by some terrific partners in the community from SendGrid and Hack4Colorado!

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