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Women's Open Lab

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Women of Denver, are you looking for a safe place to create? Connect? Work? Practice? Learn? Build? Collaborate? Discover?

Check out the Community Technology Center's weekly Women's Open Lab! We provide:

Internet access, Microsoft Office 2007 (Word, Excel & PowerPoint) and highly skilled staff available to assist with:
   - Resume writing & job searching
   - Basic computer skills
   - Email
   - Internet searching
   - Social networking

One writer's imagination : the fiction of Eudora Welty

by Suzanne Marrs

Reviewer Rating:
4

If you write, let Welty school you. If you don't write, read the book for courage and begin. Marrs provides selections from Welty's personal correspondence, writings and interviews. I only regret not reading Marrs' biography on Welty first.

Book Something Healthy, Just For You!

Women full of life! Courtesy of National Women's Health Week

National Women's Health Week runs from May 12th - May 18th, but it doesn't stop there.  As the days, and weeks, and months of our busy lives go by, we face choices about health all the time.

Will we ride the bike, or drive the car?  Will we run back in and grab those sunglasses before heading out for the day?  How about the sunscreen?  Will it be a night out with friends, or a stop by the gym on the way home?  Will we squeeze in one more episode of NCIS reruns, or will we use that hour toward a good night's sleep?

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:

Cotton Mill Girls

Hard Times Cotton Mill Girls

Browsing the new biography section at the Central Library led me to discover a collection of personal histories of women living and working in Southern mill towns, a surprising link to my own family history.

My great grandmother Zella was a child employee for the  Eureka Cotton Mill in Tennessee.  She was nearly 102 years old by the time I discovered this fact.  Zella wasn't tall enough to reach her work so she was hoisted on boxes and tied in place, making sure she wouldn't fall into the dangerous equipment.  Job safety being what it was, some of her friends weren't as fortunate.  She wouldn't say much about this experience other than she and her family had been grateful for the work.

Gutsy Women in Fiction

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Celebrate Women's History Month by reading one of these great novels featuring gutsy lady lead characters! Who is your favorite fictional female character?

Amelia Earhart, Queen of Aviation

Amelia Earhart and Frederick G. Bonfils, Rh-173

January 11 marks the 76th anniversary of Amelia Earhart's historic solo Pacific flight. The documentary Where's Amelia Earhart? explores her disappearance years later, as does an episode of Unsolved Mysteries. Can you name the 3 actresses who have recently portrayed Ms. Earhart on the silver screen?

Adventure is worthwhile in itself. 

- Amelia Earhart

Colorado Authors Series: Erin Blakemore

Ms. Blakemore, author of The Heroine’s Bookshelf: Life Lessons from Jane Austen to Laura Ingalls Wilder, shows us how heroines from classic literature, and their creators, lived with grace, intelligence, and aplomb and how we may emulate them. Join us on Saturday, November 6, 10 a.m. at the Schlessman Family Branch Library.

More Books on Influential Women in Literature:

Happy 90th Birthday 19th Amendment!

Not for ourselves alone. The story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony

What's the big deal about the 19th amendment? In addition to giving women the right to vote, it was an integral moment in the civil rights and equality movements. Victory took decades and few of the initial supporters lived to see their dream realized. Ratified 90 years ago today, we celebrate our freedoms and those who inspired them.

Our 19th amendment guarantees, "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex." Tennessee provided the requisite approval of three-fourths of the states, being the 36th state to ratify the amendment.

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