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Fight for Your Right to Read!

September 17, 2013 - 10:47am -- Melody

September 22-28 is Banned Books Week, my personal favorite book holiday! This week we celebrate our right to read whatever we want and protect the right for books to explore the full realm of human experiences, including life’s dark side.  

This year you can visit your local Denver Public Library Branch this week to have your mug shot photo taken at our “Caught Reading Banned Books” displays and explore some of the books that have been banned and challenged.

New & Coming Soon Books for September

August 27, 2013 - 3:35pm -- angela

Looking for something great to read? Want to be first on the list for that sequel you've been anxiously waiting for? You might find a new book by your favorite author, or a new-to-you author who has written your new favorite book. These are some hot new and coming soon teen books for September 2013, place your hold now!

Fiction:

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

Sign up for Summer of Reading...Saturday's the deadline

July 24, 2013 - 4:58pm -- Rachel

Have you registered for Summer of Reading yet? This Saturday, July 27 is the last day to sign up. Come to any Denver Public Library branch to get started. You could win earbuds or a wallet, a book or a journal, and a ticket to Elitch Gardens. If you finish the whole program your name will be entered into a drawing to win a $50 Target gift card or a laptop! Once you sign up, the last day to finish the program and pick up prizes is August 10.

Free Audiobooks for Teens this Summer!

June 20, 2013 - 1:50pm -- angela

2 Free Audiobook Downloads Each Week until August 15, 2013!

Listen to bestselling titles and required reading classics this summer! Each week until August 15, 2013, SYNC will offer two free audiobook downloads.

The audiobook pairings will include a popular young adult (YA) title and a classic that connects with the YA title's theme and is likely to show up on a  summer reading list. 

Hacking History: Euclid's Equality

April 13, 2013 - 1:15pm -- Toby

Ever wonder if studying geometry is worth your time? How does Euclidean geometry and postulates of equality like A=C and B=C then A=B help with everyday life?

As a lawyer, Abraham Lincoln routinely applied mathematical logic to his legal cases. As President, he did not waiver in applying these same principles to human rights. When Tony Kushner wrote the screenplay for the film Lincoln, he depicts Lincoln applying Euclidian logic during the turning point of the film.

*SPOILER ALERT*

The Amelia Bloomer Project List--Feminist Books for Everyone!

March 16, 2013 - 10:20am -- Becker

The Amelia Bloomer Project, named after a pioneering feminist, suffragist, and newspaper reporter, annually publishes a list of great feminist books for young readers. Check out these books for fiction and nonfiction about strong girls and interesting women to expand your knowledge and to be inspired! The list also includes books for younger readers, if you know someone you'd like to share with!

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