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The Buzz on Beekeeping & Honey

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Join staff from DenverBee.org on Saturday, August 21, at 10:30 a.m. at Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library as they talk about their experience with and love of beekeeping and honey. Participate in a honey tasting! It will be the Bee's Knees! Learn more about having your own hive!

Creating Communities Website: Survey

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Have you had a chance to check out the new Creating Communities website? Take this short survey and tell us what you think.

The Creating Communities website is live! We encourage you all to explore the website and learn more about the history of Denver.

Construction on the fourth level - Community Technology Center!

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What's with all the noise and dust on the fourth level of the Central Library?

We are under construction in the Community Technology Center! Slated to open up early Fall 2010, we will eventually have 100+ public access computers with internet access and Office 2007, a brand new classroom with 36 PCs and state-of-the-art technology, two new computers with updated assistive technology, a collaborative work area, space for gaming, and a comfy WiFi lounge!

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Burgeoning Gaming Program in the CTC!

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Wii!! Xbox 360!! PS3!! Woohoooo!

As you may know, the Community Technology Center (CTC) on Level 4 of the Central Library is under construction and will soon become a large, centralized space for public access computing, technology training, and yep, gaming!

These kiddos from Hope Communities tested out our consoles this summer during a six-week program designed to introduce them to the library, teach computer skills and information literacy, and have fun!

Libraries Mean Business!!!

It's our 11th year! The SBA Small Business Resource Fair will be back at the Central Library on Thursday, August 19 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  It's free and open to any and all who own or who are thinking about opening a business.

Need to know how to find free and low cost resources to help you grow or start your business?  In the Level B2 Conference Center of the Library you will have a chance to meet with the banks, microlenders (folks that will lend a small amount of money), and others who want to help you SUCCEED.  In other parts of the Library we will have programs covering such topics as business certification (why you need it and how to get it) and how to get government contracts.  Also, this usually turns out to be a great networking opportunity to meet other small business owners and for you t

Library Card Database Clean Up

In an effort to clean up our patron database, library cards were recently purged for those who had not checked out materials in several years. Unfortunately, our current system does not count online transactions such as eMedia checkouts or database use. If your card is no longer recognized - the error message is "Can't find that ID" - you will need to register for a new library card.

Register online to receive a temporary library card number, which will allow access to library databases. Visit any Denver Public Library within 28 days to complete the registration and pick up your new permanent library card.

Uzbekistan at DPL

International Intern Nargiza Tulaganova

Nargiza Tulaganova says that one of her favorite novels written in Uzbek is Tushda kechgan umrlar by Utkir Hoshimov, whose title in English means "Lives Passed in Sleep," but Nargiza seems to have no intention of sleeping through her life, thanks to the internship program made possible by the Denver International Program, USA (DIPUSA).

A graduate with a degree in International Relations, a speaker of 4 languages -- Uzbek, Russian, Turkish and English -- and a manager at a company in Uzbekistan, she wanted to continue growing and learning even more, so she visited the Educational Advising Center (EAC) at the U.S. Embassy in Tashkent which led her to the Denver International Program and the Denver Public Library. The aim of her program here in Denver is to gain "comprehensive knowledge of library science in the U.S. and to develop leadership skills."

The Library in Your Pocket: Speak-Up

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Are you reading this blog post from a wireless laptop or cell phone? Chances are good that you are. According to a new report from the Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project, 6 in 10 American adults over 18 regularly use the internet from a wireless device.

And more cell phone owners are using a greater variety of cell phone functionality compared with usage in 2009. Additionally, the study reflects that minority Americans are more likely to access the web via a mobile device.

2009 Annual Report of the Denver Public Library

Navigate through the report by using the purple arrows below.

You may also view the report in PDF (235 mb file size.)

Kids and Teens, help pick the books for the new Green Valley Ranch and Stapleton Libraries

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Hey kids and teens! We want to make sure we have your favorite books at the new Green Valley Ranch and Stapleton branch libraries. Tell us the books you want to see and you'll be entered into a drawing for a Target gift card!

Kids, visit kids.denverlibrary.org/mynewlibrary to tell us your picks.

Teens, visit teens.denverlibrary.org/mynewlibrary and let us know what you want.

Don't forget to give us your name and phone number or email address if you want to be entered into the drawing for the Target gift card!

Thanks for helping us make your new libraries a great place for kids and teens!

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