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

52 computers in the CTC and counting!

The Community Technology Center just keeps on growing!

If you haven't been to the Central Library's fourth level in the last week or so, come up and check out the ever-expanding Community Technology Center -- we've grown again!  On Wednesday thirty more public computers, complete with Internet access and Microsoft Office 2007, were booted up and made ready for public use.  We now have 20 computers for 2-hour sessions; 24 computers for 1-hour sessions; and 8 computers for 30-minute sessions.  It will be a while before our classrooms are available for group lessons again, but we are still offering

Program: An Introduction to Veteran’s History Resources

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Dennis Hagen, archivist with the Western History/Genealogy Department’s 10th Mountain Division Resource Center will present An Introduction to Veteran’s History Resources at the Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library.

Wednesday, November 17, 6 p.m.
Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library

The program includes information about the Library of Congress’ Veteran’s History Project, resources available through the National Archives and the Denver Public Library’s 10th Mountain Division Collection.

Denver Knows, Libraries ARE a Smart Investment

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Library Journal gives Denver Public Library a 5 star rating. "What our libraries deliver to our communities have always mattered, but they may now be more important than ever. In the face of the ongoing and broad cuts libraries are seeing nationwide, it is vital to illustrate the accomplishments of libraries."

The star ratings are based on visits, circulation, program attendance, and public Internet terminal use. Community involvement and your participation are the driving forces to earn this rating.

Historic Colorado Homes

Colorado is rich with history and lore. Many historical figures have called Colorado home. Their houses, some now museums, offer an educational and entertaining experience for all ages. Travel back in time without leaving the state with a little help from the library.

The Central Library is within blocks of two historic homes. The Byers-Evans House Museum reflects Denver in the early 1920's and is decorated with the original furnishings. The Molly Brown House Museum celebrates the Titanic's most famous survivor and Denver during the Victorian era. These are but two of Colorado's many notable locations.

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