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Parks

Need a place to play and rest?

Parks are wonderful places to play, hike, skateboard, play with a dog, take a walk, spend time with a significant other or do a variety of other activities. With many trees just beginning to flower, it is a great time to plan a visit so you can dream of summer. DPL has books and DVDs about state and national parks here in Colorado.

Listening to Great Books

I still love listening to a great book!!

Isn’t that what listening to a book on CD or eMedia is all about? Learn all about eMedia.

Librarian with Dancing Fingers

I am a librarian with dancing fingers.

I live with a neurological disorder called cerebral palsy (cp). There are several types of cp and I have a rare type called ataxic. It affects my balance (I still use the railing when I descend stairs), my speech is not perfectly clear (I don’t mind repeating what I say), and I sometimes have a tremor when I use my hands. CP is not progressive and it doesn’t hurt for me to move – it just is a bit slower.

Conserve Energy & Help the Earth

With gas prices rising and Earth Day April 22, you may be wondering if there are ways to conserve energy and help the earth.

There are a myriad of ways finding alternatives to driving, growing your own food, eating less meat, and making your living space more energy efficient. We at DPL can help! Here are a few resources on our shelves.

Need some living space pizzazz?

Want to add some pizzazz to your living space?

I live in a 600 square foot loft apartment. It doesn’t feel small since the ceiling is so high. Yesterday I took a few minutes to look through a book about decorating small living spaces. The book provided some ideas that I plan to use. Whether your living space is large or small, you can use the books below to help you live more creatively.

Need Cooking Inspiration?

Need some motivation to cook?

I recently made soup that turned out tasty. I have to admit that I’m not much of a cook. I want to try making more dishes. If you need some cooking inspiration, try one of the books below.

Helpful Internet Sites

Have you wondered what tools we librarians use to find books and movies?

Have you ever tried unsuccessfully to find a book or movie in Denver Public Library’s catalog at midnight? Common websites often prove to be enormously helpful. We use Amazon at www.amazon.com to find titles and authors. The Internet Movie Database at www.imdb.com is what we use to find movie titles. Mid Continental Public Library has created a useful database for finding the order of children’s series.

Curious about Religions?

With Easter, Passover, and Purim coming up you may have questions about the celebrations, their significance, or just about the beliefs of those who celebrate.

Many resources are available for those with curious minds. The Teaching Company has classes taught by professors both on CD and DVD. Do you want a little bit on information without delving into an entire book? Try a children’s book.

Life in Medicine

Have you wondered what it is like to be a doctor or nurse?

As a child I wanted to be a nurse until I learned women could be doctors. I worked as a registered occupational therapist before becoming a librarian. I’ve always been interested in allied health or medicine. Many books provide a glimpse into the world of medicine. I found The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee to be fascinating.

Hike or Walk

Want to go on an adventure near home?

As a librarian who doesn’t drive, I love to walk for exercise and enjoyment!  The library has many books for those interested in fitness walking and fun hikes!

Nordic Walking  Malin Svensson

The Complete Guide to Walking for Health, Weight Loss, and Fitness  Mark Fenton

The Best Front Range Hikes  Colorado Mountain Club Foundation

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