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Heavy Metal Poetics

Scurrilous

Today’s heavy metal music shares surprising similarities with the classical music of the past. In Beethoven’s day, his music was thought by some to be distasteful and chaotic; Bach and Vivaldi shocked with their upbeat and technical compositions.  How will the future judge musical pioneers of the present?

"Every word ever written will fall short of its intent

Even sung or spoke or screamed they will betray what they have meant

Language is the heart's lament, a weak attempt to circumvent

the loneliness inherent in the search for permanence"

The Decemberists Tonight at The Ogden

The King is Dead Album Cover

Portland based rock-band, The Decemberists, will be rocking The Ogden tonight. Don't have tickets to the sold out show? Don't despair, the library owns many of their albums, including their latest, The King is Dead, which just came out on January 14th.

If you aren't already a fa

Tai Chi and Qi Gong for Balance and Health

Learn and experience the benefits of Tai Chi for improving balance, increasing vitality, and calming the mind on Sunday, February 13 at 2 p.m. at the Schlessman Family Branch Library.

Want to learn more about Tai Chi? Try some of these books or DVDs:

The Big Book of Tai Chi: Build Health Fast in Slow Motion, Bruce Frantzis

It Was 47 Years Ago Today...

On February 9, 1964 the Beatles made their first U.S. television appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. This historic event started what was forever known as Beatlemania!

The Beatles films include:

Documentaries about The Beatles:

Colorado Photographic Arts Center 2011 Juried Show

Image Credit: Rhea Karam, Shopper Grid; Best of Show, CPAC Juried Show   2011

THE CPAC 2011 JURIED SHOW features photographs by 23 artists based in the United States. Works were selected by photographer and Guggenheim Fellow Elijah Gowin and April Watson, associate curator of photography at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

 

February 7 - March 31, 2011
Central Library, Gallery - Level 5

"Killer" Foods to Avoid

Learn about how food additives and colorings can sneak into your daily food intake and make you ill on Thursday, February 10 at 6 p.m. at the Bear Valley Branch Library.

Catherine Boe, founder and owner of Bliss Baking Company, shares her journey to a diet free of gluten, dairy, refined sugar, caffeine, and preservatives, and gives you an overview of the possible health benefits to making these changes yourself. Brought to you by Denver Urban Homesteading.

Want to learn more about how your diet can affect your health? Check out the 641.5638 and 664 sections of your local library!

Brian Jacques 1939-2011

Beloved author Brian Jacques passed away earlier this week. The Redwall Abbey series, his most notable works, were originally written for the Royal Wavertree School for the Blind, his favorite stop while delivering milk. Even though he is no longer with us, the magical worlds he created will live forever.

Local bands at your local library!

Nathaniel Rateliff

Some of our local music makers have material available at the library. Check them out, and then go see them around town!

For more local music goodness, check out DPL's local music portal. And for even more, scope out local music sites Reverb, Westword, and the AV Club.

(Click here to see all the albums listed below on one page in the catalog.)

Herbal Love Potions

Join MoonDance Botanicals for this Herbal Love Potion workshop at the Schlessman Family Branch Library on Sunday, February 13 at 1:30 p.m.

Create blends sure to start some fire in your body or soul. Space is limited, register now by calling 720-865-0000 or register in person at the Schlessman reference desk.

Quirky Gentlemen

The films Gentlemen Broncos and The Extra Man are frolicsome comedies that portray unique young men who are writers and maintain an unconventional relationship with a mentor. If you like eccentric comedies that can venture into the absurd, I recommend these two films.

Gentlemen Broncos is from the same geniuses who made Napoleon Dynamite. When I first saw Napoleon Dynamite, I admit, I wasn't sure it was funny until the second viewing.

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