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Laws of Physics and Fashion: Yo-Yos Do Come Back

Sample of a classic yo-yo quilt.

 "We must never confuse elegance with snobbery." -- Yves Saint Laurent

 

 Yo-yo quilting is a humble craft -- developed by creative Depression-era homemakers to use up bits of fabric for practical objects -- usually quilts and coverlets. (The top photo is a good example of this kind of quilting.) The product is homey, sensible and, in the right hands, can have a wonderful sense of design and movement.

 

Parks

Need a place to play and rest?

Parks are wonderful places to play, hike, skateboard, play with a dog, take a walk, spend time with a significant other or do a variety of other activities. With many trees just beginning to flower, it is a great time to plan a visit so you can dream of summer. DPL has books and DVDs about state and national parks here in Colorado.

Colorado Authors Series Presents: Cort McMeel

The Fresh City Life My Branch Colorado Authors Series presents Cort McMeel, author of Short, at Schlessman Family Branch on Saturday, May 7 at 11:00 a.m.

Short is Mr. McMeel's debut novel, and it's a thrilling voyeuristic tour through the subculture of high-stakes energy trading and the larger than life men who run our markets. These men inhabit a world of intense stress, gluttony, and deception. Mr. McMeel received his MFA from Columbia University, and has worked both as a commodity broker and energy trader throughout his 13-year career in the power markets. He lives in Stapleton.

Be Smart About Fraud, Knit, and Visit with the Ghosts of Colorado!

Fresh City Life My Branch has exciting programs for you this week!

On Monday, May 2 at 6 p.m. at SchlessmanFamily Branch you can learn how to Outsmarting Investment Fraud. The FINRA Investor Education Foundation will teach you about the basics of safe investing, including 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.

M is for the Million Things She Gave Me

Still from The Donna Reed Show

“There has always been a food processor in the kitchen. But once upon a time she was usually called the missus or Mom.” -- Sue Berkman

 

This Sunday, we're throwing a little party in honor of Moms everywhere. We hope that you can come -- and bring your Mom!

First, Chef Shellie Kark is going to take us on a tour of New York Jewish Deli cuisine, with her demo and sampling of traditional knishes. YUMMM.

But that's not enough! Our friends at Whole Foods Market have chipped in so that we can serve a sweet deli finish -- like rich cheesecake. And we just might have a surprise or two for our Mom's.

Avoiding the Sophomore Slump?

Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues

It must be a daunting prospect. Your debut album exceeds all expectations of acclaim and now you're faced with trying to follow it up? Can you avoid the "sophomore slump" that plagues so many bands who find themselves in this situation. A batch of young artists are now releasing their second efforts with thick anticipation from the music world.

Here are some notable ones:

Looking for a job?

The Community Technology Center at the Central Library is offering several classes in May that can help!


Creating a Resume with Microsoft Word
Monday, May 16, 11:30-1:30 p.m.
Learn how to create a resume with Microsoft Word using a template.

Resume Open Lab
Thursday, May 19, 3-5 p.m.
Working on perfecting your resume? Drop in and get some help.

Online Job Search
Tuesday, May 31, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Take a look at some popular (and some not so well known) websites for looking for jobs.

Happy National Rebuilding Day!

home repair

April 30 is National Rebuilding Day! Rebuilding Together is an organization that works within a community to help revitalize houses and help keep home upkeep affordable for all and started National Rebuilding Day. Celebrate by helping a neighbor or friend repair their home!

Learn More about Home Repair:

Awaken Your Body, Quiet Your Soul

Yoga

Yoga Dance is a heart opening, fun-filled journey through the energy centers of your body. Join us on Sunday, May 1 at 2 p.m. at the Schlessman Family Branch Library for an introduction to this amazing activity.

Listen to the music and move to the rhythm of your soul. Our dance is followed by the deeply restorative practice of Yoga Nidra. You will be guided through body sensing, breath awareness, and visualizations. The combination will both energize and relax you. Brought to you by Margie Krest from local movement studio, Dancing the Soul.

Yoga Nidra:

Nia, Peeps and Restyling Clothes, Oh My!

Peep Entry by Staff Member

Saturday, April 30th is jam packed full of great library activities! Whether you enjoy Nia at University Hills, Peep contest judging at Schlessman or learning about restyling kids' clothes at Smiley - we would love to have you join us!

Peep Your Book Contest: Viewing and Judging

Introduction to Nia!

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