A year ago, the Research Blog reported that, according to the Colorado Brewers Guild, our state had 139 licensed breweries and ranked third in number of breweries per capita. The industry is still hopping; we now boast 188 breweries and a ranking of number 2 in number per capita.
Jonathan Shikes, Westword's "Beer Man," explains, "As for why Colorado is so beery, my theory (which has absolutely no grounding in research) is the presence of the Coors plant in Golden, the single largest brewing facility in the world. Boulder and Longmont became high-tech centers because of IBM being there and attracting many tech-minded people to the state. Coors may have done the same for beer, attracting people who are focused on beer or focused on making beer better."
We're planning the Fresh City Life My Branch calendar for the fall and winter months. What events would you like to see?
Do you love gardening? Is cooking your passion? We have a variety of talented programmers who provide free adult cultural events like arts and crafts, cooking demonstrations, gardening classes, guitar lessons, film discussions, sewing sessions, historical field trips, parenting classes, book clubs, painting lessons, and so much more. How do you like to spend your free time? What have you been dying to learn or try? Tell us what you're interested in and we'll see what we can do!
Have you registered your child for Summer of Reading yet?
This Saturday, July 27 is the last day to sign up. Come to any Denver Public Library branch to get started winning cool prizes! Children from birth to incoming seniors in high school can participate. Once you sign up, the last day to finish the program and pick up prizes is August 10. Take a look at summerofreading.org for more information about the Summer of Reading program and learn about special events happening at a library near you. Don't miss out on the fun!
Joan Crawford filmed several public service ads to promote American grocery stores, but you can't miss the product placement for the company for whom she was really shilling. This nostalgic 1965 advertisement is a reminder that we need to take charge of our own eating and food choices. Unless you'd prefer Joan to do all of your shopping for you. Which I kind of would.
Our Chef Shellie brings great information and tasty sampling to our cooking event this Saturday.
Better Living Through Ignoring Chemistry: or How to Stop Being Part of a Dangerous Experiment
Saturday, July 27, 10:30 a.m.-Noon
Central Library, Level B2 Conference Center Register Online
Colorado has some pretty amazing local authors and we're proud to share them with you. Join us this week to hear excerpts of their writing and participate in lively discussions.
Local favorite, Wayne Omura, will discuss his latest book, Zen Foot-Notes: Upon the Unknown Passage. It's a "metaphysical-mystical mountain climbing adventure symbolic of our journey through life." Join us Wednesday, July 24 at 6 p.m. at the Ross-Cherry Creek Branch.
If you're in business, by which I mean there’s anything you promote, sell or raise awareness about something, be it a product, an event, an idea or an organization, you should probably plan on being at the library a lot next month.
We might as well dub August “Business Month” at the Community Technology Center because we’ve got a whole slew of classes where you’ll learn mad business skills, some about crafting a strategy and learning concrete techniques for successfully marketing yourself online (Marketing with Social Media, Facebook: Business Pages), some about building and running your own free blog or website (Wordpress), some about analyzing the data you capture to put it to work for you. For your learning pleasure:
I knew there would be consequences, but I went ahead and planted seven squash seeds in my backyard. Then, a perfect storm of hot weather and monsoon rains resulted in plants as fast-growing and unruly as a teenage boy. So read on, friends, family and colleagues, since there may be a squash or two in your future.
For all of you hard core Prairie Home Companion fans who just can't get enough of news from Lake Wobegon or Keillor's wit and humor, or for all you Wobegon newbies who would enjoy folksy, intelligent, charming tales of small town Minnesotan life, have we got some great stuff for you!
If Lake Wobegon literature is your cup of tea, Denver Public Library has these Lake Wobegon fiction titles: