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Happy Birthday John Krasinski!

My favorite slacker from The Office celebrates another birthday today! Born on this date in 1979, John Krasinski has been in a number of films. He recently made his directorial debut with Brief Interviews with Hideous Men. 

Krasinski's film credits include:

Colorado Author Series: Margaret Coel

New York Times bestselling author Margaret Coel will discuss the latest novel in the Wind River mystery series, The Spider's Web, on Saturday, October 23 at 2 p.m. at the Ross-University Hills Branch Library. Desserts and beverages provided by Panera Bread.

Set among the Arapahos, The Spider's Web features Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden and Jesuit priest Father John O'Malley. Fellow author Tony Hillerman has called Coel "a master," and critics say her novels are "chock full of intrigue and imagination," and are "engaging blends of history, mystery, sexual tension and present-day life on the reservation." The books in the Wind River series do not have to be read in order.

Bootstrap Financing - Fall's Must-Have Accessory: Fashion designer Melissa May meets Marcel Proust

Design by Melissa May

Fresh City Life asked Denver designer Melissa May to answer the Proust questionnaire -- and she tells us like she sees it.

In the weeks leading up to our fashion spectacle Frock Out, each of our twelve 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.

The Book of Kells

The Secret of Kells was recently nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. The Book of Kells, circa 800, inspired the intricate knots, designs and motifs that carried audiences away with delight and wonder. From creating your own Celtic designs to delving into the history of The Book of Kells, the library has it.

Sew Much Fun!

With Halloween less than 2 weeks away, it's a great time to get started crafting a costume! Forget those expensive getups! The library has books on making costumes for yourself, your kids and even your pets! What will you be this Halloween?

Mad Scientists

The real monster in Frankenstein is not "the creature" but instead Dr. Frankenstein himself. Mad scientists and evil geniuses permeate horror films and though they may be set on world domination or defying the laws of nature, they illustrate our relationship to science by crossing the line.

Death by Kittens: Fashion designer Fallene Wells meets Marcel Proust

Designs by Fallene Wells

Fresh City Life asked Denver's elite fashion designer to answer the Proust questionnaire -- to see if we could get a peek at their Freudian slips.

In the weeks leading up to our fashion spectacle Frock Out, each of our twelve 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.

Chicano Theater

Su Teatro, Denver's talented acting troupe providing the best of Chicano theater, recently purchased the Denver Civic Theater on Santa Fe Drive.

My friends and I were too young to understand the growing use of the term Chicano while elders preferred Mexican. When I was older, a writer summed up what Chicano meant for him - "the hyphen between Mexican and American." Chicano theater is another way of accessing the rich cultural traditions of Mexican Americans. If you haven't read any Chicano drama, take a look at the following titles:

Silk Screen Trick or Treat Bag

Get ready for Halloween by silk-screening your own canvas trick or treat bag on Saturday, October 23 at 11 a.m. at the Ross-University Hills Branch Library. Free bags and candy provided. Registration is required. Please call 720-865-0955 to register.

More tricks and treats for the holiday:

Celebrate Teen Read Week October 17-23

Teen Read Week Sticker by Talia, age 12

The theme for Teen Read Week 2010 is Books with Beat. Why is it important to celebrate teens and reading October 17-23 (and the rest of the year)? For a lot of reasons!

"Teens have so many options for entertainment, so it's important to remind them to spend time reading for pleasure: it's free, fun, and can be done anywhere! Research shows that teens who read for fun have better test scores and are more likely to succeed in the workforce." - American Library Association

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