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Campai! Prost! Salud! Cheers! Skol! Whether you choose to imbibe or abstain from inebriants altogether, reading about their rich and often controversial history is entertaining, while also providing insights into science, psychology, politics, and more!

Rum: the Epic Story of the Drink that Conquered the World by Charles A. Coulombe

Renovation Celebration at the Bear Valley Branch Library

Bear Valley Branch Library

Join us for the Renovation Celebration at the Bear Valley Branch Library, tonight, Wednesday, November 3, 5:30-7 p.m.

There will be remarks by city dignitaries, refreshments and family-friendly entertainment.

Hope to see you there!

TV On The Radio’s Dave Sitek brings balloons and 21st century funk to the party......

Maximum Balloon album cover

Floating away from his studio in N.Y. to the sun and beaches of L.A., Dave Sitek inflates his solo project with so much talent it is ready to pop. From David Byrne to Karen O to guest appearances by Tunde & Kyp, you can be sure that the Maximum Balloon is here to brighten up any party.

When a musical prodigy such as Dave Sitek decides to do a solo album, fans worry.....Will he grab for the dollars and fill it with tracks featuring Kanye West and Lady Gaga? Will he discover South American cowboy music and try to feed to the masses? Will it sound completely different because he recorded it on the West Coast? Will he go acoustic???? Luckily for his fans, none of these scenarios are the case and what you get is another piece of musical genius by a producer who can do no wrong.

Confidence Man: Fashion designer Jose Duran meets Marcel Proust

Design by Jose Duran

Fresh City Life asked fashion designer Jose Duran to answer our questionnaire and found out that Jose is very comfortable in his own skin.

In the weeks leading up to our fashion spectacle Frock Out, each of our eleven designers will be featured here with their responses to the infamous Proust Questionnaire. Marcel Proust (1871-1922), French novelist, critic and essayist, believed that people must know and understand themselves before they can know or understand others.

Let's Get Crafty: Felt Flowers

Join us at the newly renovated Bear Valley Branch Library on Thursday, November 4, at 6:30 p.m. and make a handmade dahlia from felt. Use this little gem for a variety of gifts or accents: corsage, package topper, napkin ring, or hair piece. Class size is limited. Please register by calling 720.865.0975.

Learn Luscious Lotion Making

Pamper yourself with quality, homemade lotions led by MoonDance Botanicals on Wednesday, November 3, 6 p.m. at the Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library. Class size is limited, please register by calling 720.865.0120.
 

Learn more about making your own beauty products at home:

El secreto de sus ojos (The Secret in Their Eyes)

El secreto de sus ojos

Have you seen last year's Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film? Perhaps you should.

El secreto de sus ojos (The Secret in Their Eyes) is a suspenseful Argentinian film that is not only beautifully filmed, but also superbly acted. If you're not someone who looks forward to happy endings, but are more the type who appreciates a film in which there can be no happy ending, El secreto de sus ojos might be right up your alley.

Movie Mistakes?!

Something old...

Ever see something funny or weird on a movie? I have a great list.... Check It Out!

  • AVATAR: When Jake first gets into the "syncing" device and he says, "This is cool," Grace's hands are already on his leg.

Día de los Muertos

The Day of the Dead, a celebration originating in Mexico, occurs in connection with the religious holidays of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day, on November 2. November 1 is also known as Día de los Inocentes, Day of the Innocents, for remembrance of deceased infants and children, also called angelitos, the little angels.

In addition to the documentary, Food for the Ancestors, the library has several books that shed light on this festive holiday.

All books listed are printed with both Spanish and English text.

Trilogies: The Return of the List

What's your favorite trilogy? A great trilogy not only needs to begin well, but should avoid the curse of the shoddy sequel. As we have seen time and time again, 3 is a Magic Number. And the list goes on! There are so many more to name. This is certainly becoming ... a trilogy!

The Librarian Trilogy - One of my personal favorites, for obvious reasons.

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