Reviews and Blog Posts: Friends

This means war

DPL Rating:
4

If you're looking for a guilty pleasure movie to relax with after a long day, this is it. Chris Pine (Captain Kirk) and Tom Hardy (of Inception) are CIA agent partners and best friends. Separately, they meet and are attracted to the same beautiful girl - Reese Witherspoon. ...

Friends forever a novel

by Danielle Steel

DPL Rating:
1

Now I know why I’ve never been much of a romance reader—pedestrian writing at best, undeveloped characters that I never grew to care about and a plot that was more recitations of events than compelling. A tough slog, indeed!

Third grade angels

by Jerry Spinelli

DPL Rating:
3

Suds is entering third grade.  He is very excited to be one of the new “third grade angels.”  His school follows the rhyme, "First grade babies, second grade cats, third grade angels, fourth grade rats."  Suds is done with being a baby and a cat.  Now he is an angel. ...

Zeke Meeks vs. the horrifying TV-turnoff week

by D. L. (Debra L.) Green

DPL Rating:
3

I learned about the Zeke Meeks series when a second grade boy came to the library asking for as many Zeke Meek books as he could find.  This second grader loved the Zeke Meeks series.  His enthusiasm prompted me to try one in the series.

14th Annual Booklovers Ball

Dust off your dress boots and saddle up for the 14th Annual Booklovers Ball: From the Wild West to the Digital Frontier.

Celebrate how the Denver Public Library preserves the past, enriches the future and blazes trails into the future.

Saturday, October 1, 2011. Denver Central Library. Cocktails, dining and dancing. Black Tie.

Tickets: http://dplfriends.org/events/ball.html

Ted Conover named winner of 2011 Evil Companions Literary Award

Ted Conover

Enjoy martinis, merrymaking and spirited conversation at the 2011 Evil Companions Literary Awards, set for Thursday, April 14 at the Oxford Hotel.

This year's award goes to Ted Conover, a beloved Denver native, nationally acclaimed author, and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His works cover a vast array of subjects, from the rarefied air of Aspen, to riding the rails with hoboes in titles such as The Routes of Man, Newjack, Coyotes, Whiteout, and Rolling Nowhere.

Featuring signature martinis, live music and a scrumptious buffet, and benefiting the Denver Public Library, Evil Companions is a literary event not to be missed. For tickets, visit www.dplfriends.org or call 720-865-2050.

Dewey After Hours - Name that Martini

Dewey After Hours

Join us on the rooftop of the Art Museum Residences for an open air, big sky Dewey After Hours and help select the signature cocktail for the Denver Public Library's Booklovers Ball. Enjoy the amazing view of downtown Denver as the sun sets and you sip, nibble and schmooze.

We'll be sampling martinis and appetizers and voting for the most tasty and delicious drink. The winning drink will be served at the 13th Annual Booklovers Ball. Beer, wine and soft drinks will also be served. Pinnacle Vodka is donating both a regular vodka and a special secret ingredient vodka to inspire the mixologists.

Bring your creative energies and name that drink! The originator of the winning name will be awarded a free ticket to the Booklovers Ball on October 9. The theme this year is "Explore."

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