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June 17, 1994 - 20 Years Later

June 17, 1994  ESPN 30for30

June 17th, 1994 was a banner day in sports history and in the history of broadcasting.

As described in the liner notes for June 17th, 1994, ESPN's 30for30 documentary film:

Lunar Eclipse Tonight - Late Monday, Early Tuesday April 14-15, 2014

Starts 12:30 a.m; peaks 1:46 a.m.; emerges 3 a.m. MDT. Photo credit: NASA.gov

A couple of times a year, the celestial bodies align so that the earth's shadow obscures the moon. The shadow will move across the moon starting just after midnight Mountain Time. The eclipse will be full around 1:46 a.m. and then the moon will emerge from shadow about 3 a.m. The moon will turn a deep reddish color during the eclipse. Lunar eclipses are safe to look at directly. You're looking at the moon, not the sun. It can be viewed with the naked eye or binoculars.

eBooks and Audio eBooks: How to Return and Renew

Return Overdrive Read and before downloading from website

eBooks and most audio eBooks can be returned early. All eMedia automatically expires at the end of the checkout period. Returning items early is optional. You can never have an overdue eBook.

The process varies depending on the format and device you're using.

Overdrive Read and not-yet-downloaded titles: return from your eBook Account

Big Library Read - Unlock Your Inner Cook

Big Library Read - Keys to the Kitchen

As part of the Big Library Read program, we will be featuring the eBook Keys to the Kitchen by Food Network star Aida Mollenkamp.

Starting February 17, and concluding Tuesday, March 4, 2014. During this reading period, Aida’s comprehensive reference guide to becoming a more accomplished, adventurous cook will be available for every library-card holder that wishes to read it — no holds, no waitlists.

By participating in the Big Library Read, you can join a global movement of passionate readers and library customers who support the availability of eBooks at your local library.

Free Bi-Weekly Music Download - Buffalo Gals by Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger - Buffalo Gals

Every two weeks, free tracks from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings and Classical Music Library are offered.
This week (the week of January 28, 2014) the Smithsonian Folkways Recording is Pete Seeger's Buffalo Gals in honor of Pete Seeger's passing at age 94 on Monday, January 27, 2014.

Pete Seeger's life, music, and legacy encapsulate nearly a century of American history and culture. He has immersed himself in folk music and used it, like Johnny Appleseed, to "plant the seeds of a better tomorrow in the homes across our land." The songs in this collection of 139 American Favorite Ballads narrate tales of ordinary people and their extraordinary deeds, and show Pete at the crossroads of the past and the future putting his own stamp on America's folk song heritage while bequeathing it to generations to come.

iOS 7, eBooks and You

iOS 7

iOS 7 has been released, and many of you Apple users may have upgraded your device or will be upgrading in the near future.

If you're already using library eBooks on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, your Overdrive Media Console app will fail when trying to open a library eBook.

A fix is in the works, but in the meantime, the immediate remedy is re-authorize the app with your Adobe ID. If that doesn't work, the next step is to uninstall and re-install Overdrive Media Console app which will also require you to re-authorize with Adobe. IMPORTANT NOTE: A re-install will clear the bookshelf, history, and app settings from the app.

Your Bookshelf of checked-out eBooks will still be available from your eMedia Account so you can re-download any titles you still have checked out.

Virginia Village Branch Library Hosts the Overdrive Digital Bookmobile!

Digital Bookmobile

Saturday, June 15: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The Digital Bookmobile is traveling coast to coast and making a special stop at the Virginia Village Branch Library. Denver Public Library has thousands of eBooks and audio eBooks just waiting to be downloaded.

At this free event readers of all ages will learn how to download eBooks and audio eBooks with instructional videos, interactive computer stations and a fully-loaded gadget gallery.

Continue the journey at DigitalBookmobile.com
or start your own by browsing Denver Public Library’s eBook and audio eBook collection.

Roger Ebert : June 18, 1942 - April 4, 2013

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert passed away yesterday.

He had such a prominent presence online, on Twitter (my social medium of choice), Facebook and his blog. Here are some of the tweets that came across my feed yesterday afternoon. It's fascinating to see how widespread is the love for Roger Ebert.

Ebert's last tweet, linking to his last blog post for the Chicago Sun Times, posted 2 days before he passed away and 46 years after being named the film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times:

Roger Ebert ‏@ebertchicago 2 Apr

My Leave of Presence: An update http://j.mp/YRRHq8

"So on this day of reflection I say again, thank you for going on this journey with me. I'll see you at the movies."

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The official announcement of his passing:

Suntimes ‏@Suntimes 4 Apr

It is with a heavy heart we report that legendary film critic Roger Ebert (@ebertchicago) has passed away

New Statistical Abstract Database for Research & Fun Facts

Statistical Abstract of the U.S.

Our tried-and-true Statistical Abstract of the U.S. is now available online to Denver Public Library card holders. Use the table of contents to drill down by topic, or use the search box to search by keyword or table number.

Statistical Abstract of the U.S. can be found in Research under Government or in the Databases A-Z list.

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