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06/21/2018 - 3:04pm
Book cover for Summer Days and Summer Nights

Looking for something to read, but don't want it to ruin your summer? How about some books that take place during summertime?! Here are some that I have personally read. 

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon (Dimple thought she had her summer figured out. Go to web development camp, and win! But now there are so many detours, she's not sure what she wants.)

The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle (Quinn... more


05/15/2018 - 10:45am
Summer of Adventure logo

With so many options, choosing what books to read this summer can be overwhelming. While there is nothing wrong with rereading an old favorite, reading new material takes us on an adventure by introducing us to places, people, cultures and experiences we may have otherwise overlooked.

Tips for picking a book:

Get out of your comfort zone. It’s not fair to write off entire genres. Just because you didn’t like Lord of the Rings doesn’t mean you will dislike all fantasy and adventure novels.

Judge a book by its cover. There is nothing wrong with choosing... more


05/07/2018 - 2:40pm
3 Teens reading

Finally! School is almost over and soon you will have time to read whatever you want. It's hard to know where to start though - a lot of new books have come out while you've been toiling away at senior essays, standardized testing, and textbooks. You could start with the Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award nominees for 2018, or maybe look at the YALSA 2018... more


04/04/2018 - 1:20pm
Teen Employee

Spring is here, which means summer is just around the corner.  Are you planning on applying for a job this summer?  If so, here are some tips to help you get started.

 

 

Prepare a Resumé:

  • A resumé is a 1 page document that tells the employer what experiences you have
  • It should include:
    • Your name, address, and contact information
    • What school you go to and your estimated graduation date
    • Other work, volunteer, or leadership experience you have, the time period you had this experience, and what some of your responsibilities... more

03/29/2018 - 6:38pm
Ready Player One book cover

Ernest Cline’s action packed dystopian homage to the 70’s and 80’s, Ready Player One, hits the big screen this weekend. Can’t wait to see the OASIS IRL? Wish you could be the one to find Halliday’s egg? Here are some essentials that any fan won’t want to miss, available here at the Denver Public Library!

Music was a huge deal in the 70’s and 80’s. As readers are already aware, Rush’s 2112 album hides a big clue to where one can find the egg... more


03/13/2018 - 1:09pm
Hiawatha and the Peacemaker

Musician Robbie Robertson began his musical career early touring with headliners like Bob Dylan before he was 22 years old. Robbie credits summers spent with his Mohawk and Cayuga relatives for nurturing his love of music and stories, especially Hiawatha and the Peacemaker.

Robbie’s retelling of his favorite story begins with Deganawida, the Great Peacemaker, who needs a voice to bring all the warring nations together under the league of Iroquois or Haudenosaunee. Deganawida recruits the... more


03/12/2018 - 3:23pm
book cover

March is Women's History Month and the Winter Olympics just ended about a week ago. And there were some phenomenal women who participated in the Olympic events. Lindsey Vonn is one the superstars of the Olympics. And did anyone stay up late to watch U.S. Women's Hockey Team win the gold?! 

I will be honest I don't play sports very often and there are some sports out there that still don't make sense to me. But I will say one thing, I love seeing women thrive in the sport they have worked... more


02/20/2018 - 6:22pm
Denver city skyline

I’m writing this particular post to encourage you to be a tourist in your own city—Denver! Between the drudgery and routine of going to school, plus maybe you also have extra activities at school or a job, going home, doing homework, then getting up to do it all again the next day, it’s so easy to forget that you live in a completely awesome city. I recently had out-of-town guests staying at my house and consequently wound up showing them around and entertaining them. During a short driving tour of our “Queen City of the Plains,” it really struck me: Denver is wonderful! Talking about my... more


02/13/2018 - 3:00pm
Six of Crows book cover

The winner of the 2017 Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award (Blue Spruce Award) is Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo! Hundreds of votes were cast by teens and tweens from public and school libraries across Colorado to select this from twelve books nominated last year. To be eligible to vote for their favorite, young adults must read at least three of the... more


01/29/2018 - 5:58pm
Self-love heart

February is for love, chocolate, flowers and... dating violence awareness.

Yes, February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. It's more common than you may think and it can take many forms. Dating abuse is when one partner acts in a way that exerts power and control over another. It includes physical and sexual violence, as well as bullying, stalking and online harassment. According to the Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence,  1 in 3 teens in the U.S. has experienced “physical, sexual, verbal... more


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