Senior Sleuths: Cozy Mysteries

Dig in to some cozy mystery fiction starring older adults who get up to no good as chief amateur crime solvers. Don't Ever Get Old by Daniel Friedman A retired Memphis cop, Buck Schatz, attains the help of his smart-aleck grandson to hunt for an old nemesis who may have stolen a fortune of gold. […]

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Cheers! Wine and Foodpairing Books

Celebrate like a pro, or take your wine-night to the next level with these wine and foodpairing books and resources. The Ultimate Wine Companion: The Complete Guide to Understanding Wine A collection of articles and excerpts on the various aspects of wine, written by a variety of authors. Subjects include decanting, tasting, grapes, matching food […]

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Traveling 50+

With the kids grown and a bit more time on their hands, hitting the open road is something many 50+ people dream of. Below are books in our collection that take into consideration the needs of the seasoned traveler.                                                       *Click on the covers […]

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Reading (and Growing) Together

Get reading, talking and asking with this easy comprehension activity. The next time you're reading to your child, ask these simple questions to develop their comprehension: What do you think is going to happen? We've never heard this word before. What do you think it means? What was your favorite part of the book? Tell me […]

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How to Blackout Poetry

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What is blackout poetry? Blackout poetry is when you take a written piece of text from a book, newspaper, or magazine and redact words, in order to come up with your very own poetry! Step 1: Find a newspaper article, and old book, or a magazine that you feel comfortable destroying.... er, altering. Step 2: Skim the passage […]

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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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