When I think of comforting, compelling animal companions, I didn't think of snails until I read The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey. During a long period of an autoimmune illness, a snail that a friend brought to her room was both companion and source of wonder.
The book that Bailey has compiled, comprised of both her experience with "her" snail and extensive research into the natural history of snails is a fascinating read. When the snail first arrived in Bailey's life, she was a bit annoyed--she could barely take care of herself, she didn't need another creature to worry about. Despite this, she soon found watching the snail almost meditative, and she began to follow the rhythms of its nocturnal life, becoming fascinated with its habits. She found out about the eating and reproductive habits of snails, about their unique anatomy.
Come watch musician Chris Sauthoff play the sitar and the guitar on Saturday, October 9 at 3 p.m. at the Ross-University Hills Branch Library. Chris plays folk, gypsy, rock, blues and several styles of Indian classical and folk.
This year's theme for the Booklovers Ball is Explore! Through exploration, questioning, and creativity mankind has impacted their world for good or ill. The Library wishes to help you explore your world. These films celebrate the indomitable spirit of the explorer.
Listening to music can make you smarter! Mathematics and music are intrinsically linked through keeping time and harmonics. Ties have also been made to learning new languages, spatial-reasoning and relating to others. What music gets your brain juices flowing?
Adorned with cape, with tricorn, saintly soul singing in librarian tones an enameled song that coolly celebrates her chewing-gum enthusiasms. - Truman Capote
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Yesterday a friend sent me a blog post about the trends in fashion and home decor titled Circus Maximus. Our end-of-the-year spectacle, Frock Out: Sideshow, will be en pointe with current design influences. This Project Runway-style competition will feature some of Denver's best independent fashion designers and a little bit of P.T. Barnum thrown into the mix.
Join bestselling author and Denver native Marne Davis Kellogg, creator of the Lily Bennett mystery series, for a discussion of her work and her much anticipated new title in the Kick Keswick series on Saturday, October 2 at 10am at the Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library.