Has the national debt debate left you hanging? Is the ceiling too high for you already?
Quick, log on to your DPL Research Resources and instantly feel more grounded. CQ Researcher offers a wealth of history, chronology and opposing viewpoints on this historic race to the national debt deadline.
(Available with DPL card). If that whets your appetite for more, check out the U.S.
Don't you just hate it when the gasket flanges on your '84 Caddie rust? Try our online version of Auto Repair Reference Center and get instructions with diagrams to fix this and many other car-related issues. (Available with DPL card).
In addition to the illustrated automotive repair manuals from the Chilton Total Car Series covering 21,000 vehicles, you will find:
Use these resources to find out demographics, psychographics, how much your neighbors paid for their house or haunted places in your community.
Things you want to know:
DPL's Creating Your Community website features picture galleries, history, famous people and historic buildings for seven Denver neighborhoods. The myDENVER section is a place for you to share your Denver history by uploading photographs and stories and engaging in conversations to enrich your Denver community.
Did you know:
It costs an average of $28,759 a year to house someone in prison.
The size of Colorado’s prison population has increased four-fold in the past 20 years and is expected to grow to over 27,000 people by 2013.
For those released on mandatory parole in Colorado, 65% will be returned to prison within three years.
The Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition (CCJRC) is a non-profit organization that was formed to halt the exponential growth in the state prison population and to advocate for reintegration and alternatives to prison. Their 200-page book Go: Getting on After Getting Out provides extensive information to help people prepare for release and successfully reintegrate back into their families and communities.
Summer is here - time for summer trips and outdoor fun.
Looking for ideas for fun trips in Colorado? How about cooling off at one of Colorado's alpine lakes. The June issue of 5280 has an article on seven great alpine lakes in Colorado - including Hanging Lake in Glenwood Canyon - just designated a National Natural Landmark.
This spring I vowed to stop using Roundup and other pesticides in my yard and garden. I thought I knew what I needed in order to begin my newest battle against the onslaught of bindweed, but on a whim I looked up bindweed in the library's database of Gardening, Landscaping & Horticulture Articles and got even more help for my fight!
In seconds, I had 7 articles to read. The first article listed had two pieces of information I wasn't aware of previously that I'm going to add to my strategy: it's more effective to attack the bindweed with a spot treatment in the fall (in my case, with my new product of choice--vinegar), and if you water the weeds first, the plants will be healthier, photosynthesize more and thus more of the vinegar will make it to the root system. My next vow? Use the library's databases more!
Mango Languages is offering this free course 'til the end of June - Learn to Speak Pirate. Scroll down to "Start Learning Pirate." As you can imagine, it's not on our regular Mango subscription list so we'll have to use this link. The cultural and grammar notes in the language lessons, not to mention the Pirate voices themselves, are hilarious!
How do you say: Oh my gosh, the ship isn't moving!
Answer: Blow me down, the ship's becalmed!
If this inspires you to learn other languages, like Spanish, French, Italian, Chinese, Arabic, Vietnamese, Greek and more, check out DPL's Mango Languages database (library card required) and more language resources.
The May 3, 2011 Denver Municipal General Elections are to be conducted by mail. Deadline to register to vote is April 4, 2011. It is important to keep your address updated with the Denver Elections Division so that your ballot is delivered to your current address. Ballots are not forwarded by the U.S. Post Office.