Give the Gift of Reading: Teens and Adults

Need to do some last minute shopping? Not sure what to get those special people in your life? Share the joy of reading and the pleasure of books by giving a book as a gift this year. These books make great gifts and go beyond best sellers or 'Best of Year' lists! Books are my favorite gift! Give books to the ones you love.

Adults

Television and movie star dogs

by Kimberly Hutmacher

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Have you ever seen an actor with four legs and a tail? Dogs of many sizes and breeds star in movies and on television. Famous dog actors include Winn-Dixie, Marley, Lassie, and Rin Tin Tin. How DOES a talented dog get into acting? What traits does she need? Read this...

Therapy dogs

by Kimberly Hutmacher

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What is a therapy dog? Why do some dogs wear cute little vests? Read this book to learn all about therapy dogs. Find out where they go, who they visit, and how they help people. Could your dog become a therapy dog? Find out if your dog has what it...

Black Star, Bright Dawn

by Scott O'Dell

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Bright Dawn, an Eskimo teen, lives happily with her parents and dogs in a remote Alaskan sea village. Bright Dawn's father Bartok treats her like a son. While the other village women stay home, Bright Dawn drives the dog sled and hunts bearded seals on the ice with Bartok. Then...

Citizenship Ceremony Welcomes 76 New Citizens

On December 7, 2010, the Denver Public Library hosted a Citizenship ceremony on behalf of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. This is the 10th year the Library has sponsored the event. This year, 76 citizens from 39 countries were naturalized. Together with their friends and families, about 275 people attended the ceremony in the Central Library's Schlessman Hall, followed by a brief reception in the B2 Conference Center.

The Hon. Judge Christina M. Habas from the 2nd Judicial District Court administered the Oath and Pledge of Allegiance. Also in attendance was Ms. Karen Rokala, President of the Library Commission. Members of the Daughters of the American Revolution handed out miniature flags. Members of the Monument Hill Sertoma Club distributed copies of booklets containing the U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence. The West High School JROTC Color Guard directed by Antonio Cruz, Jr. gave the Presentation of the Colors.

eBooks for iPhone and Android

Overdrive Media Console for iPhone and Android

New apps launched today - December 7, 2010. With the new free OverDrive Media Console app you can download both EPUB eBooks and MP3 audio eBooks directly to your iPhone or Android phone.

Update: if you've downloaded the previous version of Overdrive's app, and are having problems with the e-books appearing after you download them, you may need to delete the app and download it fresh. See commenter Mark's thread below.

Interested in a career in bookkeeping?

bookkeeping

Want to start managing your small business's finances with software?

In this free hands-on class, learn about the new QuickBooks Pro 2009 layout and features. Sample files will be used to set up a company account, write checks, pay bills, and run quick reports.
Mouse/keyboarding skills required.

Computer classes are back (and more)!

 New Saturday hours at Central won't slow down the Community Technology Center!

DPL has new hours, and the Central Library will be open from 1 - 5 p.m. this Saturday; but there will still be a lot going on at the Community Technology Center!  

MS WORD 2007 PART I: 2 - 4 p.m.

Center for Visual Art Community Art Exhibition

Center for Visual Art

The Education Outreach Department of the Center for Visual Art (CVA) presents a Community Art Exhibit including art created by children and families at the Byers Branch Library.

When: Opening Reception, Saturday, December 11, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon

Where: Center for Visual Art, 965 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204

The exhibit will open on Saturday, December 11 at 10 a.m., with an opening reception until 12 noon. A wall will be dedicated to the children and families who participated in the free art programs at the Byers Branch throughout the year, and left their work at the library to be put on display.

The art will be on display for the public throughout December.

This event is free and all are welcome.

For gallery hours and more information, visit the Center for Visual Art website at metrostatecva.org.

What are treatments for back pain?

back pain

What side effects can my medication cause?

How do I know if I have diabetes?

Find reliable answers to your health questions through medlineplus.gov. 

It is a goldmine of up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. 

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