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Resolve to Read Better in 2020

December 30, 2019 - 1:54pm -- Caitlyn

Ah, we're at the beginning of a new year (and decade!). The prospect of staring down months of post-holiday winter might make a lot of folks grumpy, but I LOVE the beginning of a new year. It’s like opening a brand new notebook, or a fresh jar of peanut butter. Fresh opportunity as far as the eye can see. It’s a time to set goals, and what goal is better than improving your reading life?

Here are some ideas for successful reading resolutions in 2020:

Getting started:

Tasty Reads for Teens

November 30, 2019 - 1:22pm -- wendy

The weather’s cold, it’s dark outside and you have a hankering for something warm and tasty.  These cookbooks will help you whip up some deliciousness to brighten your winter days.

Sweet Revenge: Passive-Aggressive Desserts for Your Exes & Enemies by Heather Kim. Filled with recipes like What a Piece of Sheet Cake or Every Day I Regret Us S’More, this snarky and sarcastic cookbook will add a lot of sweetness to that bitter break-up.

Books So Good They're Scary

October 23, 2019 - 3:45pm -- Caitlyn

It’s no secret that this is my favorite time of year - pumpkin patches, crunchy leaves, cooler weather, and of course spooooooky books! But what to read? Something that will leave you sleeping with the lights on? Something a little less terrifying and more atmospheric? Something funny and scary? Whether you’re looking to have your blood chilled, or just want something a little spooky to get you into the Halloween spirit, we’ve got you covered.

Historical Horror

New look for the DPL teen site, Evolver!

August 13, 2019 - 7:10am -- angela

You may have noticed a little something different about Evolver today... it has a new look!

Over the past year, we've been working on streamlining the content on the teen site. We wanted to get rid of pages that weren't being used in order to get our users (you!) to the most important resources. Now that outdated content is out of the way and existing content is being updated and refined, we are ready to modernize the look and feel of Evolver.

How to Beat a Book Slump

July is National Anti-Boredom Month, and what better way to combat boredom than with a book? But what do you do when you simply can’t find that next perfect read? Maybe you’ve just finished something amazing and are suffering from serious TEABS (The End of an Awesome Book Syndrome). You know the feeling -- you’re not quite ready to move on from the people and places your last book took you to. Or maybe you’re in the dreaded book slump, when you just can’t find anything that really sucks you in.

Summer Bucket List

June 24, 2019 - 2:35pm -- wendy

Dreading the long, hot days of summer ahead?  Of course not! But just in case you find yourself in the throes of boredom, try out these fun, free or almost free activities:

Visit a museum. Did you know you can get free passes through Denver Public Library? 

Sleep under the stars

Have a water fight

Pretend you’re a tourist and visit one of Denver’s attractions

Have a picnic

Fractals in Nature

January 3, 2019 - 2:42pm -- Toby

Look around! Nature is full of patterns and shapes like the spiral symmetry of a pinecone. True, there are shapes that also appear fragmented or irregular but often there are smaller, self-similar shapes to the larger shape - for example, a tree branch has a similar shape to the larger tree. Mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot defined these "family of shapes" as "fractals" or the "geometry of nature."

 

 

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