4.26.2015

End of Event Meme

  1. Which hour was most daunting for you? I can't choose a single hour that was most difficult, but the hour I nodded off in the tub reading my book and dropped it was not the easiest.
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?A few high interest books that I think could keep a Reader engaged next Read-a-thon are  Bone Gap by Laura Ruby, Saga, the entire series by Brian Vaughan and Fiona Staples, An Untamed State by Roxane Gay...
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?I have no suggestions for improvement. It was great as always. Thank you for adding the readalong component. I like the idea of a common read, but The Yellow Wallpaper was creepy as expletive. 
  4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? I really liked the readalong. I had to take an extensive break from reading and so I felt less of the read-a-thon vibe, but when I read The Yellow Wallpaper and went to Twitter I felt a part of my Dewey reading community again. 
  5. How many books did you read? I read 1 graphic novel, 1 short story, and 1.5 books. I will finish the second book after the read-a-thon is officially over, but count the pages for my donation to charity.
  6. What were the names of the books you read? Saga by Brian K Vaughan (Writer) and Fiona Staples (Artist), Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina, The Yellow Wallpaper, and I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson (incomplete)
  7. Which book did you enjoy most? I enjoyed Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina the most.
  8. Which did you enjoy least? N/A
  9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? I was not a cheerleader, but my Cheerleaders were caps lock AWESOME. Thank you #TeamMrPopper 
  10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? I am highly likely to participate in the Read-a-thon again. I will be a Reader next time and I am thinking about hosting a challenge.


Mini - Challenge: Shelfie


4.25.2015

Dewey's Read-a-Thon: Mid-Event Survey






Mid-Event Survey:
1. What are you reading right now?

I am reading the Michael L. Printz Award winner,  I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

2. How many books have you read so far?

I have read 2 books so far. 

Saga, Volume. 3 by Brian K. Vaughan (Writer) and Fiona Staples (Artist)

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?

I am most looking forward to Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley.

4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?

I have had only one interruption, but it was an 8 hour interruption celebrating my sister's upcoming nuptials. After everyone was settled and socializing, I went in the house and read for about 45 minutes before resuming my role of Maid of Honor.

5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?

I am surprised that I only read at the bridal shower for about an hour. 

Mini-Challenge Classic Words of Wisdom

My first mini-challenge of the day is brought to you by A Literary Odyssey

"Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." 

These words come to you from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. Literary critics will talk to you about the theme of marriage and how every marriage requires many elements to be successful. However, this quote is a reminder to me that just as we are unique as individuals, we are also unique as family units. My family is not your family, so I need not look to your family for answers to my family's happiness.

Dewey's Read-a-Thon April 2015

 It is time for Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-thon



Introductory Meme

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
Denver, CO, USA

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? I have three books that I am really looking forward to reading. I will just list them in alphabetical order by author: 

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina

I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley

I am also really looking forward to the Dewey Read-a-Thon Readalong. I have never read The Yellow Wallpaper, so this should be fun.

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
My sister is getting married in June and today happens to be her bridal shower. During this extended reading break, I look forward to snacking on carrot cake cupcakes and fruit infused water.

4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I am a former classroom teacher and am now a public librarian. I read for business and for pleasure. I have an affinity for both children's and young adult literature, cozy mysteries and African-American authors. 

 5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?  This is my sixth read-a-thon. There are quite a few things different about today's read-a-thon: I am reading books assigned for a course I am taking. I will need to take breaks between books to write annotations for each book. I will be missing at least 8 hours of the read-a-thon because I will be celebrating with my sister. 

3.05.2015

Rest in peace, Mr. Larry

Mr. Larry passed away on February 23, 2015. He started volunteering at Pauline Robinson Branch Library when it opened in 1996, and started volunteering for Denver Public Library in 1995. He just recently slowed down at the end of 2014. Mr. Larry was particularly committed to educating our youth. Over the years, he helped many students, young and old, with their math homework, and performed many other duties around the library. He became the face of Pauline Robinson Branch Library, within the library and in the community. He will be missed.

We celebrated Mr. Larry's life today. Several of his family members, local and out-of-towners, stopped by the library to tour the branch and see where he spent his time.




At the conclusion of Mr. Larry's funeral service, the family played "At Last" by Etta James. This classic, which is a standard at many weddings, was a pleasant surprise, and brought a smile to many attending the service. Rest in peace, Mr. Larry. You will be missed. 


2.28.2015

Grand Opening in Pictures

The Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales Branch Library is Officially Open!!!


Grupo Tlaloc: Blessing Ceremony and Dance


Storytime Corner

"Make A Happy Sound" in our music studio







Coffee, Tea, Snacks...