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The Best of Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network

No Cable? No Problem. The library has many TV series for you to watch at home! Cartoon Network features hilarious animated programs that are fun for the whole family. Adult Swim shares channel space with Cartoon Network and features animated programs that are best left for after the kids are in bed.

Oxford Dictionaries Online

Oxford Dictionaries Online is a handy resource for help with word definitions, modern usage, grammar, punctuation and even puzzles.

Find it under Research - Dictionaries and Encyclopedias, right next to the old standby Oxford English Dictionary which gives more of the etymology and changes in a word's use over time. Library card required.

If you didn't wake up singing the Marseillaise, c'est la vie

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The lush Loire Valley, fragrant pain au chocolat, soaring Eiffel Tower, and haute couture may be thousand miles away. A good read for the Francophile is not.

Beacoup fiction, travelogues, and memoirs abound with French and Parisian themes:

Learn to Moonwalk at the Byers Branch Library

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Join resident dance instructor Isaiah Borum as he provides you with a free dance lesson to Michael Jackson's 25th Anniversary of Motown Billie Jean performance!

Where: Byers Branch Library

When: Friday, July 16, 3 p.m.

Class is limited to 12 participants, ages 13 and up. Please register at the Byers Branch Library circulation desk or by calling 720-865-0160. Refreshments will be served.

Want more Michael Jackson? Try one of these great items:

Movies:

Michael Jackson's This Is It

Number Ones

Moonwalking: The True Story of Michael Jackson

CDs:

The Essential Michael Jackson

The Library in Your Pocket: Speak-Up

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Are you reading this blog post from a wireless laptop or cell phone? Chances are good that you are. According to a new report from the Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project, 6 in 10 American adults over 18 regularly use the internet from a wireless device.

And more cell phone owners are using a greater variety of cell phone functionality compared with usage in 2009. Additionally, the study reflects that minority Americans are more likely to access the web via a mobile device.

George Steinbrenner 1930-2010

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Controversial baseball legend, George Michael "The Boss" Steinbrenner III, owner of the New York Yankees, has passed away, a week after his 80th birthday.

Many books have been written about Mr. Steinbrenner. Regarding himself, he said, "I'm really 95 percent Mr. Rogers, and only 5 percent Oscar the Grouch."

My treadmill and BET

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I gained 60 lbs back this year after acquiring a DVR and serving on a book committee. One of my helpful siblings offered me a roll of duct tape or the loan of a treadmill. I chose the treadmill.

So I happily gave my treadmill a trial run while watching the previously recorded BET awards hosted by one of my favorite performers, Queen Latifah.  What a show!  The press mainly reported on Chris Brown's emotional performance but the highlight for me was the musical tribute by various artists (including

Harvey Pekar 1939-2010

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Harvey Pekar, author of the American Splendor comic series, died today at the age of 70. The cause of death is not yet known but Pekar suffered from cancer, which he and his wife wrote about in Our Cancer Year.

Harvey Lawrence Pekar was born October 8, 1939 and was best known for writing the American Splendor series, which chronicled Pekar's everyday life in Cleveland and was illustrated by a variety of artists including R. Crumb. Pekar was also a huge jazz fan and critic and authored a jazz opera called Leave Me Alone.

On This Day in History - Disco Dies

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July 12, 1979 - The infamous "Disco Demolition" took place in Chicago's Comiskey Park. This stunt, blowing up a dumpster full of disco records, turned into a mass riot which resulted in many injuries and arrests. Organizers failed to recognize the appeal of the event, and were swarmed with as many as 80,000 people screaming and hurling their records!

But could Disco ever really die?

The Best of the Syfy Channel

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No Cable? No Problem! The library has a premium selection of TV shows! The SyFy Channel, formerly simply the Sci-Fi Channel, produces many TV miniseries, films and quality television programming. Their newest show, Haven, is based on the Stephen King novel, The Colorado Kid.

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