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Are You Ready for the Weekend?

Fresh City Life My Branch has choices for you this weekend--from book club to crafts, from coupons to astrology! What's your pleasure?

All events are on Saturday, May 14:

Start your day off right with a cup of coffee and a book discussion at the Bear Valley Branch's Saturday Morning Book Club! This month's selection is Last Night at the Lobster by Stewart O'Nan. 10 a.m.

Art Is Primordial and For Everyone

 ArtSkool debuts with a workshop that highlights one of the first art mediums: Mud!

pri·mor·di·al,  adjective

1. Existing at or from the beginning of time, primeval -- the primordial oceans

2. (esp. of a state or quality) Basic and fundamental -- the primordial needs of the masses

While it's unlikely that the first sea creature to give land a try looked back at its tracks and noted the artistic pattern they made in the mud -- clay was and remains one of our primordial materials for making art.

City Tales: City Noir

paris noir

This time around our travels take us to the darker side of the city.

Are you ready for the seamier side of your favorite city? The Akashic Books city noir series combines two of my favorite things: noir mysteries and great cities. Each anthology features original stories (by authors such as Lawrence Block, Stewart O'Nan, Pete Hamill and Michael Connelly) set in a "distinct neighborhood or location within the city."

Indian Country Noir

Ready to Knit Beyond the Basics?

Are you ready to take your knitting to the next level? Join us for Beyond the Basics Knitting on Thursday, May 12 at 6:00 p.m. at the Bear Valley Branch.

This class will guide you through the mysteries of checking gauge, help you with pattern reading skills, and teach you how to pick a project and match the correct needles and yarn. Increasing and decreasing will also be demonstrated. This class is suitable for new knitters looking to take on a challenge or intermediate knitters looking to learn some new skills. Bring yarn and needles to practice your new skills!

CO Authors Series: Elizabeth Yarnell, Glorious One-Pot Meals

The Fresh City Life My Branch Colorado Authors Series continues this Sunday, May 15, at 2:00 p.m. at Schlessman. 

 Elizabeth Yarnell will discuss her book Glorious One-Pot Meals: A New Quick and Healthy Approach to Dutch Oven Cooking. She will demonstrate her unique, patented method of quick and healthy one-pot dinners while telling the inspirational story of how she took a devastating diagnosis and turned it into a way of cooking and eating that everyone can enjoy. Books will be available for sale.

REBELS REMEMBERED: “TO EARN AN INCOME”

Rebels Remembered

You’re invited to the premiere of:

REBELS REMEMBERED: “TO EARN AN INCOME”

This fourth and final film addresses 100 years of African-American employment discrimination in Colorado.

Monday, June 6, 2011, 6-8 p.m.
Blair Caldwell African-American Research Library

Reception at 6 p.m. Film to follow. Free to the public.

 

Previous Rebels Remembered films documenting the history of the civil rights movement in Colorado will be available for purchase.

For additional information:
Jane Wasson: janewasson@comcast.net
Dick Alweis: dafilm@quest.net

Don't Get Taken!

Want to Outsmart Investment Fraud? Join Fresh City Life My Branch and learn the basics of safe investing!

Representatives from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation will teach you the basics of safe investing in this educational presentation. Learn what questions to ask before making investment decisions, how to verify if an investment product or professional is legitimate, how to identify and report investment fraud, and common fraud tactics and how to avoid them. Look for the class nearest you:

Social Media and Your Nonprofit Panel Discussion

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A free panel discussion will help you get started.

Where: Central Library — Level 4 Training Room
When: May 18, 2011, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Class size is limited, so RSVP to lflavin@denverlibrary.org or call 720-865-1363.

Are you wondering how social networking can benefit your nonprofit? Then consider the following figures from Erik Qualman's Socialnomics:

Happy Mother's Day

Making the decision to have a child is momentous.  It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.  ~Elizabeth Stone
 

I love my child dearly. It has been the hardest, most frustrating, most joyous, and most rewarding thing I've ever done. Some days it is nice to know you aren't crazy and your experiences aren't unique. The following books have brought me some comfort and laughs:

Celebrate Summer!

Are you ready for summer? While the kids are doing DPL's Summer of Reading Program, adults can have fun and learn at the library all summer long, too! Summer's not quite here yet, but these upcoming Fresh City Life My Branch programs will give you a taste:

Learn to make (and sample) creative Summer Salads at Schlessman on Monday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m. If you're tired of iceberg lettuce, this class is for you! Cool off mealtime while keeping it healthy with these salads that will introduce more veggies into your diet and that your whole family will love!

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