The votes are in, and the finalists are set to face off in our 2017 March Book Madness. Your votes will determine this year’s champion! Will it be fantasy, or reality?
What are you waiting for? Vote now for your favorite!
The 2017 baseball season is a week out and you know what that means: It’s time to step up to the plate for some great dogs and brats! Here are a few recipes to try until you can make it to your favorite ballpark concession, or check out this cookbook for Wieners Gone Wild.
Spring break is just over two weeks away. You still have plenty of time to make plans for an engaging, fun week with the family, whether you spend it indoors or out. Here are some ideas — and all you need for a good time is your library card!
If you’re traveling over break, load your tablet with great kids’ magazines, e-books and audiobooks for the journey. Keep the younger tykes entertained with talking picture books and fun games through Tumblebooks.
“From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere.” – One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss’ birthday is March 2, and there’s no better way to celebrate the man who authored 46 fanciful children’s books than by embracing your inner child. You can celebrate with the kids at home or happily on your own, during a storm and then again once it’s warm, in the park or even after dark. You can celebrate here, there, everywhere! It’s not Dr. Seuss, I’ll grant you that, but you get the idea.
Here are some other ideas.
It’s time for our annual March Book Madness! We pit books against each other to see which will be the overall literary champion. This year, reality challenges fantasy. We’ve selected books that have been made into a television series or movie. Half of the books are based in reality while the other half are fantastical. Vote!
Here are the first matchups:
We live in Colorado, a state that is blessed with an abundance of sunny days each year. There’s no better setting for tapping into and exploring your adventurous spirit, making memories, and having tons of family fun!
Discover Colorado’s best during the month of March at Douglas County Libraries. Our programs and events for all ages will feed your curiosity and set you on the path to fully enjoying all our great state has to offer. After all, it’s yours, Colorado!
Here’s a peek at some of the events happening across the district.
Tagawa’s Luan Akin provides tips and how-tos on urban gardening.
Backcountry Recreation Fair
Saturday, March 11
No registration required.
L.L. Bean and other recreation specialists will be on hand with the information needed to get out and enjoy our beautiful state! Topics include women-specific outdoor programs, wilderness first aid, camping basics, fly fishing, adaptive sports, and more! Great for all ages.
CHECK THESE OUT!
GoPros and snowshoes (in adult and youth sizes) — available for checkout at DCL in April!
Colorado author and retired Denver Post columnist Dick Kreck will talk about the storied history of Denver and his books Rich People Behaving Badly and Murder at the Brown Palace. Books will be on sale during the event.
Think global, eat local. Learn about community-supported agriculture from a local organic farmer and why eating locally sourced foods benefits consumers, farmers, and the environment.
Bring the family to free screenings of films with Colorado connections. Popcorn will be served. Registration is required.
Trade tips with other geocachers and learn more about this worldwide phenomenon.
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Hand-held GPS is ideal for geocaching, and you can check one out starting in April at DCL.
Ed Sealover’s Colorado Excursions With History, Hikes & Hops
Friday, March 10
Adults 21 and older. Registration is required.
Author, Denver Business Journal reporter, and Beer Run blogger Ed Sealover will talk about his book Colorado Excursions With History, Hikes and Hops. A beer tasting will follow his talk, and books will be available for purchase.
Organic Gardening in Douglas County With Pat “The Bird Man” Brodbent
Saturday, March 11
Registration is required.
Learn expert tips for organic gardening right in your own backyard.
CO State of Mind Fair
Saturday, April 1
No registration required.
Explore the many ways you can enjoy the great Colorado outdoors! Live demos will surprise and delight you.