Is Google Making Us Stupid?

Submitted by Jennifer McCoy on Thu, 08/16/2012 - 9:45am

Is our increasing dependence on the Internet actually changing our brains? Nicholas Carr, bestselling author of the Pulitzer Prize-nominated book, The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Out Brains, will speak on how his book examines the intricate relationship between digital media and the ways people think, read, and interact. Mon 4-5 p.m.

The Piano Lesson

Submitted by Sam Brasch on Tue, 10/16/2012 - 11:31am

The library's Seldom Screened Cinema Series isn't just about alliteration. The project works to dig up passed over, but ever-so-important films, like The Piano Lesson written by August Wilson. The 1990 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama centers on an African American family clashing over the fate of a piano handed down from days when they were counted as slaves. To make a choice, they must confront the past. Mon 6:00 p.m. 

Goddess Mixology Contest

Submitted by Caroline Padden on Tue, 10/16/2012 - 10:05am

Ladies, it's time to showcase your cocktail know-how. Sponsored by the Athena Project, a Denver group dedicated to expanding women's artistic contribution to the community, this competition highlights female contestants' favorite drinks made with liquor provided by Dancing Pines Distillery. Both men and women are welcome to enjoy live music, Greek appetizers, and, of course, those goddess-created cocktails. Mon 7 p.m.