Love to talk about books? Start a book club!

Do you like to keep up with the latest hot books? Want to read books you wouldn’t normally pick up? Have some friends who enjoy discussing books (maybe over wine and snacks)? Consider starting a book club! Start with inviting anyone you know who might be interested in a kick-off organizational meeting. You’ll talk about […]

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David Levithan

David Levithan is often credited for jump starting a huge boom in Young Adult literature featuring gay main characters. His protagonists are smart, aware of the world, interesting, and of course, his novels feature a lot of romance. He has partnered with other influential YA authors, as well, including John Green. Check out his newest […]

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Training the Family Dog

Do you have a new puppy or an older dog that needs some training? Dogs are great companions and become family members for many owners. Good training is important for both the dog and owner to live together peacefully. Some animal behaviorists believe animals have an emotional life and pet owners can use this knowledge when training […]

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How to Survive a Family Roadtrip

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6 things to bring to survive that cross-country roadtrip with your family: (and also some great books to listen to) 1. Snacks. You do not want to spend your vacation hangry. Pack Dorritos, Sweedish Fish, and some carrot sticks. And while you're at it, check out the audiobook version of The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvator […]

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September 13, 2016: Happy Roald Dahl Day!

2016 marks 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl - the world’s number one storyteller. Celebrate with Arapahoe Libraries and discover Roald Dahl, who was a children's author who wrote the kids' classics Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach and The BFG, among other famous works.   Wondering what to […]

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What Is *Your* Child Interested in?

It's easy to help your child learn when you foster the interests they already have. They will be more likely to interact with you and their attention will be focused for longer. Talking about a topic they already love will also let them know that you care about their interests and give your child a […]

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Hot Books for Your Book Club!

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Looking for new titles for your group to discuss? You might try some of these: Enjoy a retelling of a classic? Check out Nelly Dean: A Return to Wuthering Heights by Alison Case. A character from the pages of the classic book, Nelly was first raised as a family member but then became a servant at […]

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8 Books to Read If You Love Pokémon Go

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Or what to read while you wait for your phone to charge or the servers to work again... If you, like me, have started your Trainer account and ventured out into the world in search of Pokémon, inevitably, your phone will die. What do you do? Don't despair! Stop by your local library (which is […]

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Sweet Stuff in August

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If you look at national days in August it proves just how much of a sweet tooth we all have.  There are 21 days devoted to sweet treats. Who knew that August 8 is Frozen Custard Day and August 25 is National Banana split day!  If you want to make your own sweet treats use […]

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Cold War Secrets and Spies

Many new books due out this fall explore events of the Cold War when the threat of nuclear war was feared. The Cold War was a time of tense relations between the United States and the communist government of the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union came to an end 25 years ago. New titles about […]

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