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Local bands at your local library!

Nathaniel Rateliff

Some of our local music makers have material available at the library. Check them out, and then go see them around town!

For more local music goodness, check out DPL's local music portal. And for even more, scope out local music sites Reverb, Westword, and the AV Club.

(Click here to see all the albums listed below on one page in the catalog.)

Herbal Love Potions

Join MoonDance Botanicals for this Herbal Love Potion workshop at the Schlessman Family Branch Library on Sunday, February 13 at 1:30 p.m.

Create blends sure to start some fire in your body or soul. Space is limited, register now by calling 720-865-0000 or register in person at the Schlessman reference desk.

Quirky Gentlemen

The films Gentlemen Broncos and The Extra Man are frolicsome comedies that portray unique young men who are writers and maintain an unconventional relationship with a mentor. If you like eccentric comedies that can venture into the absurd, I recommend these two films.

Gentlemen Broncos is from the same geniuses who made Napoleon Dynamite. When I first saw Napoleon Dynamite, I admit, I wasn't sure it was funny until the second viewing.

Book to Movie News: The Academy Awards

The 83rd Academy Awards airs on February 27, 2011. Who are your favorites to bring home the Oscar? Many of this year's nominated films are based on books! Do you prefer to read the book before or after the movie?

  • Prince of Thieves by Chuck Hogan is the basis for the film The Town, nominated for Best Picture.
  • War by Sebastian Junger is the basis for the film Restrepo, nominated for Best Documentary.

Reach Out and Read Colorado Literacy Event

Join us for Read and Romp Denver
Saturday, February 26, 2011
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
PPA Event Center, 2105 Decatur Street, Denver
Admission $10, children under 2 are free. Includes lunch.

Check out the literacy line-up! Spend some time with Frog and Toad and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Eat the Alphabet and play I Spy! You and your kids will be enriched by this massive exposure to literacy.

Reading to an infant, a toddler, a pre-schooler, or a young child affords a multitude of benefits to children, parents, families and communities alike. Over time, you'll see the time spent reading with children taking positive effect. Shared reading promotes:

Early brain development

Singles Mixer Friday February 11! Register Now!

Find love in the stacks! By RSVP only, enjoy a fast-paced evening with other book- loving singles on Friday, February 11 at 6:00 p.m. at the Schlessman Family Branch Library.

Each area of the library will have questions to get the conversations flowing. In the DVD area you'll talk about your favorite movie. In the children's area you'll share a favorite childhood memory. In the fiction area, you can tell a whopper of a tale! Coffee and light refreshments will be served. By registration only. Call 720-865-0000 or stop by the Schlessman reference desk to register.

Not Your Average Bowl: Snacks, Soup and Salads

100 Calorie Snack Cookbook

Set yourself apart from the crowd this Super Bowl Sunday by choosing to snack smarter. The LA Times reports that on average every viewer watching the game will consume 1,200 calories and 50 grams of fat. Check out these great cookbooks with healthy recipes for snacks, appetizers, soups and salads. Your Home Team will cheer for leading them to a win with these great recipes.

Football Films

Super Bowl XLV Logo

The 45th Annual Super Bowl is this Sunday, February 6, 2011. Whether you are rooting for the Pittsburgh Steelers or the Green Bay Packers, these football films will have you cheering! Which football film is your favorite?

Guitarist Laurie Dameron

Guitarist Laurie Dameron will be performing at the Schlessman Family Branch Library on Sunday, February 6 at 2:00 p.m.

Laurie Dameron is a Billboard Magazine award recipient, and has been playing guitar for over 40 years. She has performed at hundreds of venues both in and outside of Colorado, and her versatile selections include folk, instrumental, country, blues, and jazz music.

Colorado Authors Series: Carol Denker

Carol Denker

The Fresh City Life My Branch Colorado Authors Series presents Carol Denker, author of Autumn Romance: Stories and Portraits of Love After 50 on Saturday, February 5 at 2:00 p.m. at the Ross Cherry Creek Branch Library.

When Denver author Carol Denker fell deeply in love at age 62, she was startled to see how nothing in society reflected her experience. Not one image of an older couple in love! For almost three years, she traveled the U.S. seeking couples who had found true love in the second half of life--and photographers to take their pictures. The result is a paean to ordinary people who never gave up. Inside Autumn Romances' pages are beautiful black and white photos of mature couples and true tales of courage, coincidence, happiness, and healing.

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