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Magic Window Book Club

Here at Ross-Cherry Creek, we have an opportunity for any child in first through third grade to strengthen their reading skills.

Magic Widow Book Club meets the second Thursday of the month from 3:45-4:45 p.m. Children can sign up and order the book by calling 720-865-0120. Fun, longer picture books have been selected to increase a child’s interest and success in reading. Children are encouraged to read the book before club. During club the book will be read, discussed and a related craft done. Snacks will be provided. Come join us for a reading adventure with other children!

Yum! Focus on Food at Ross-Cherry Creek

Everyone enjoys eating tasty food. Coming up at Ross-Cherry Creek we have two programs which will assist in preparing food.

Join us Wednesday, January 15 at 6 p.m. for The Secret Life of the Specialty Diet led by Amanda Faison. Amanda oversees all food-related coverage for 5280 magazine. Her youngest daughter has multiple food allergies. Desiring to provide her daughter great tasting food she has taken on the challenge of cooking with substitutes. Faison is an avid cook who loves to recipe test and tinker in the kitchen.

Current Resources on Individuals with Autism

Currently there is much being written about individuals who live with autism. Denver Public Library has many resources. In Colorado there are many organizations ready and able to assist.

Adult Nonfiction Books

Play & Stress Reduction

Since no two individuals experience stress in the same way, people disagree on a good definition.

In our fast-paced, hurried society it is difficult to avoid having stress in our lives. Some stress helps us aim high and reach our potential. Too much stress can cause us to become depressed and even sick.

Play is often thought as frivolous and only for children, but The National Institute for Play founded by Stuart Brown, M.D. recognizes that it is important for the productivity and health of all humans. There are thousands of ways to play both individually and with others.

Below find a few resources on play and stress reduction.

National Time Management Month

We have come a long way from when the Egyptians used the position of the stars at night and combination of shadow clocks and the sun to measure daytime hours.

Our time is very valuable to us. February has been designated as National Time Management Month. Books here at DPL can assist you in organizing and making the most of your time.

National American Heart Month

Health Heart for Life

February is National American Heart Month.

 Did you know the following facts:

  • The heart pumps about 1 million barrels of blood during an average lifetime.
  • The aorta, the largest artery in the body, is almost the diameter of a garden hose.
  • Your heart beats about 100,000 times in one day and about 35 million times in a year. During an average lifetime, the human heart will beat more than 2.5 billion times.*

The following books can help you maintain a healthy heart:

Valentine's Day

valentine treats

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Expressing our love and care to others can take many forms. Baking and creating a special atmosphere for Valentine's Day is a fun way to celebrate this day. DPL has many resources to inspire you.

Party Time

Bite by Bite

Summer is nearly here!

Individuals often have gatherings this
time of year. DPL has books to assist you planning and making your gatherings /parties special.

courage

Unmeasured Strength by Lauren Manning

Courage is not the absence of fear,
but rather the judgment that something
else is more important than fear.
Ambrose Redmoon
 

The new books listed below were written by individuals who have faced uncommon challenges and have found a path to meaningful life. These individuals aren’t superhuman. They simply refused to stay mired in despair. With much support from family, friends, and medical professionals they have crafted lives that help all to see that a perfect body is not required to live well.

Hair Loss

Women and Alopecia: Managing Unexplained Hair Loss

Hair loss is never easy. It can affect individuals of all ages, including children.

People may be undergoing treatment for cancer or they may be healthy. Appearance is very important in our society so there is always the question of how to live with hair loss and still look attractive. Some individuals wear wigs, hats or go bald. Fortunately for us who live with hair loss the web can provide important information, support, and resources.

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