Yours, Colorado!

NowFeaturing_Icons1-03We 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.

 

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Gardening From the Ground Up
Saturday, March 4
1-2PM
Registration is required.

Tagawa’s Luan Akin provides tips and how-tos on urban gardening.

Backcountry Recreation Fair
Saturday, March 11
10AM-2PM
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.

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GoPros and snowshoes (in adult and youth sizes) — available for checkout at DCL in April!

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An Evening With Author Dick Kreck
Monday, March 13
6:30-8:30PM
Registration is required.

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.

Farm to Table
Saturday, March 18
10-11:30AM
Registration is required.

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.

 

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Made in Colorado Movie Night

Bring the family to free screenings of films with Colorado connections. Popcorn will be served. Registration is required.

Friday, March 24, 6-8:30PM: War Games
Saturday, March 25, 6-8:30PM: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Geocaching Open House
Saturday, March 4
10AM-12PM
Adults of all experience levels are welcome. 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
6:30-8:30PM
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
1-3PM
Registration is required.

Learn expert tips for organic gardening right in your own backyard.

CO State of Mind Fair
Saturday, April 1
10AM-3PM
No registration required.

Explore the many ways you can enjoy the great Colorado outdoors! Live demos will surprise and delight you.

Find the complete schedule of Colorado-inspired programs and events here. And don’t miss these related reads.

Happy trails!

Indulge Your Passion With These Reads!

When it comes to matters of the heart, love is in the air at Douglas County Libraries with books to entertain, enlighten and inspire you year-round.

If You Love Nonfiction …

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Beer Bites: Tasty Recipes and Perfect Pairings for Brew Lovers

by Christian DeBenedetti

Beer lovers, raise your glasses and put down the pretzels. Explore the basics and nuances of beer and food pairings. This collection serves up a wide range of recipes from appetizers to snacks and main courses that go beyond typical pub grub, with recommendations of beer styles and widely available must-try brews for each dish.

 

 

 

 

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Crush: Writers Reflect on Love, Longing and the Power of Their First Celebrity Crush

Dive into this star-studded collection of essays from acclaimed and bestselling authors and celebrities that illuminate the lasting power of desire and longing, and celebrate our initiation into the euphoria, pain and mystery that is our first celebrity crush.

 

 

 

 

 

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Double Cup Love: On the Trail of Family, Food, and Broken Hearts in China

by Eddie Huang

Fresh Off the Boat was Huang’s story of growing up in his wild family as a first generation Chinese-American in the comically hostile world of suburban America. Inspired by a culinary adventure to sample the best food of China, his new book begins as a story about food and widens into a powerful story of love and family and what really makes us who we are.

 

 

 

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Food: A Love Story

by Jim Gaffigan

Gaffigan has made his comic career rhapsodizing over the most treasured dishes of the American diet. Food brings to print his thoughts on all things culinary(ish), with insights such as: why pretzel bread is no. 3 on his list of most important inventions of humankind (behind the wheel and the computer), and the answer to the age-old question, “Which animal is more delicious: the pig, the cow, or the bacon cheeseburger?”

 

 

 

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Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing

by Jennifer Weiner

Best known for her bestselling witty, female-themed novels, Weiner brings us the stories of her life in a stunningly honest, funny, heartbreaking and, ultimately, redemptive memoir about hunger and humor, loving and losing, and a woman who searched for her place in the world and found it as a storyteller.

 

 

 

 

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Keepers: The Greatest Films and Personal Favorites of a Moviegoing Lifetime

by Richard Schickel

Move over IMDB. Schickel’s no-holds-barred, often raucously irreverent opinions range from panning classics, to spotlighting forgotten treasures, to defending the art of “popular” genres. Above all, he gives us a collection of the true gems, the immortal moments that have stuck with him over a lifetime of movie watching.

 

 

 

 

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The Lion in the Living Room: How House Cats Tamed Us and Took Over the World

by Abigail Tucker

Meow! Take a lively adventure through history, natural science, and pop culture in search of how cats conquered the world, the internet, and our hearts.

 

 

 

 

 

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Love: The Psychology of Attraction

by Leslie Becker-Phelps

Crack the code of compatibility and find the path to true love with this unique guide to finding the perfect mate in the modern world. Becker-Phelps’ guide is grounded in scientific study, psychological expertise, and practical insights about romance in the age of social media.

 

 

 

 

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Love Is All You Need: The Revolutionary Bond-Based Approach to Educating Your Dog

by Jennifer Arnold

New tricks for old and new dogs. Learn an alternative method of dog training based on the belief that dogs are social learners that can be taught to make choices and interpret what their humans want from them. Arnold is the founder of Canine Assistants and has trained service dogs for the past 20 years.

 

 

 

 

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Love Wins: The Lovers and Lawyers Who Fought the Landmark Case for Marriage Equality

by Debbie Cenziper

The inspiring true story of the lovers and lawyers behind one of the most important national civil rights victories in decades, the legalization of same-sex marriage in all 50 states.

 

 

 

 

 

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Modern Romance

by Aziz Ansari

A hilarious, thoughtful, and in-depth commentary from one of this generation’s sharpest comedic voices. Ansari teams up with a sociologist to explore the nature of modern relationships, evaluating how technology is shaping contemporary relationships and considering the differences between courtships of the past and present.

 

 

 

 

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121 First Dates: How to Succeed at Online Dating, Fall in Love, and Live Happily Ever After (Really!)

by Wendy Newman

Relationship expert Newman dishes up practical wisdom for navigating the online dating trenches with grace, efficiency, and a strong dose of humor. Her dating tales will find you laughing, commiserating, and nodding your head as you learn how to stay in the dating game.

 

 

 

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Tasting Wine & Cheese: An Insider’s Guide to Mastering the Principles of Pairing

by Adam Centamore

Is there anything better than a great wine and cheese pairing? You might enjoy a robust cabernet with a sharp, aged cheddar, or perhaps a crisp Sancerre with a tangy, creamy chevre. Whether you’re looking to broaden your appreciation for gourmet combinations or simply looking for a menu to host a party, you’ll find everything you need in this comprehensive guide.

 

 

 

 

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The Temporary Bride: A Memoir of Love and Food in Iran
by Jennifer Klinec

Klinec is fearless. In her 30s, she abandons her bland corporate job to launch a cooking school from her London apartment and travel the world in search of delicious recipes and obscure culinary traditions. Prepare yourself for a true story of forbidden love set against the rich cultural and political backdrop of modern-day Iran.

 

 

 

 

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Why You Love Music: From Mozart to Metallica, the Emotional Power of Beautiful Sounds

by John Powell

Music impacts the ways we work, relax, behave and feel. It can make us smile or cry, it helps us bond with the people around us, and it even has the power to alleviate a range of medical conditions. Scientist and musician Powell dives deep into decades of psychological and sociological studies in order to answer the question, “Why does music affect us so profoundly?”

 

 

 

 

Fond of Fiction?

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All the Birds in the Sky

by Charlie Anders

Laurence is an engineering genius who’s working to avert a catastrophic breakdown through technological intervention. Patricia is a graduate of a hidden academy for the world’s magically gifted. Little do they realize that something begun years ago in their youth is determined to bring them together — to either save the world or plunge it into a new dark ages.

 

 

 

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The Bollywood Bride

by Sonali Dev

Ria Parkar is Bollywood’s favorite ice princess — beautiful, poised, and scandal-proof until one impulsive act threatens to expose her destructive past. Rich with details of modern Indian-American life, here is a warm, sexy and witty story of love, family, and the difficult choices that arise in the name of both.

 

 

 

 

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Crosstalk

by Connie Willis

In the not-too-distant future, a simple outpatient procedure to increase empathy between romantic partners has become all the rage. Briddey Flannigan is delighted when her boyfriend suggests undergoing the operation prior to a marriage proposal. But things don’t quite work out as planned, and Briddey finds herself connected to someone else entirely and in a way far beyond what she signed up for.

 

 

 

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Eligible

by Curtis Sittenfeld

This version of the Bennet family and Mr. Darcy is one that you haven’t (or maybe you have) met before in a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen’s enduringly popular novel of love and manners.

 

 

 

 

 

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Sweetbitter

by Stephanie Danler

Meet Tess, a small-town girl thrust into the upscale New York restaurant scene. Her appetites are awakened, for food, wine, knowledge and experience, and she’s pulled into the thrall of two other servers — a handsome bartender she falls hard for, and an older woman whose connection to both young lovers is murky, sensual and overpowering.

 

 

 

 

View the full list in our catalog.