Happy National Homemade Bread Day!

You may be surprised to learn, as I was, that November 17th is National Homemade Bread Day. Bread has been a staple of our diets for almost 6000 years!

Some great ways to celebrate National Homemade Bread Day:

  • Make some bread!
  • Visit one of Denver's many wonderful bakeries! Buffalo Doughboy is one of my personal favorites. What's yours?
  • Feed bread to ducks in the park!
  • Learn about breads from all over the world! Naan, pita, baguettes, and fry bread are all delicious types of bread!

Books about Bread:

CHILDREN'S BOOK AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR ROSS MacDONALD

The Denver Public Library presents children's book author and illustrator Ross MacDonald. Tuesday, November 16, 6:30 p.m. at Park Hill Branch Library.

Free and open to the public. No reservations required, but space is limited. Adults and children welcome. If you wish to have a book autographed by Mr. MacDonald, please bring in your personal copy. There will be no books available for purchase.

Contact Kristen Monroe at 720-865-0230 or Taliah Abdullah at 720-865-0290 for additional information.

 

 

Top Ten Best Books of 2010 According to Publishers Weekly

Publishers Weekly has announced their list of ten fiction and nonfiction titles that stood out as the very best of books published this year. As the year wraps up, these lists become more and more common, as Library Journal published their top 10 picks last week. What have been your favorite books of 2010?

Artists in Fiction

Celebrate the fourth annual Denver Arts Week, November 5-13, by reading some of the many books about art and artists available from the library! These novels feature artists as main characters, are primarily set in a museum or incorporate art heavily into their plots. Enjoy!

Griffin and Sabine

Nick Bantock, popular author of the Griffin & Sabine books is having his first ever art show here in Colorado through March 2011 at the Museum of Outdoor Arts! This may be the only time all the Griffin & Sabine original art appears in one place!

Piece of Cake!

This groom's cake, created by ABC Cake Shop & Bakery in New Mexico, is a 3D replica of the Denver Public Library. It is iced completely in buttercream with airbrushing for the windows. I stumbled across it on Twitter and couldn't believe my eyes!

If you are interested in making your own creative cakes, check out these sweet books:

Top Ten Best Books of 2010 According to Library Journal

For the very first time, Library Journal, a popular book review magazine, has put together a list of ten fiction and nonfiction titles that stood out as the very best of books published this year so far representing a wide assortment of topics appropriate for a broad reading audience. What have been your favorite books of 2010?

A few book review editors involved in the process of selecting this list chronicled their deliberations on Twitter under the hash tag #bestbooks10. A more in-depth list, including bests in genre fiction and other popular subject areas such as poetry, graphic novels and biographies is scheduled to be published in the December issue of Library Journal.

The Top Ten Books of 2010 According to Library Journal:

Schlessman Reopens!

After a brief closing as part of the Denver Bond Improvement Plan, the Schlessman Family Branch library reopened on Monday, November 1 with a new and improved automated returns handling machine. We are glad to be back in business and our shelves are bursting with books, movies and music! We hope to see you soon!

Join us for the following upcoming events:

Fall Back! Fall Back!

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Light has been a big topic of conversation this week since this Sunday, November 7 at 2 a.m., we change our clocks back to standard time. The most popular sentiment seems to be dread--of evening commuting in the dark, of the end of having enough light to play outside or work in the yard at the end of the day.

Plus, research suggests that the return to standard time affects us in a variety of ways, from disrupted sleep to an increase in car vs. pedestrian accidents. On the bright side, this change could lead to the need for more napping, contemplating day, night and the nature of time or just generally cozying up to the realities of seasonal changes. Judging from the literature, the whole concept appears to be contentious:

Seize the Daylight: The Curious and Contentious Story of Daylight Saving Time David Prerau

Spirited Reads

Campai! Prost! Salud! Cheers! Skol! Whether you choose to imbibe or abstain from inebriants altogether, reading about their rich and often controversial history is entertaining, while also providing insights into science, psychology, politics, and more!

Rum: the Epic Story of the Drink that Conquered the World by Charles A. Coulombe

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