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Piece of Cake!

This groom's cake, created by ABC Cake Shop & Bakery in New Mexico, is a 3D replica of the Denver Public Library. It is iced completely in buttercream with airbrushing for the windows. I stumbled across it on Twitter and couldn't believe my eyes!

If you are interested in making your own creative cakes, check out these sweet books:

Senior $avers

Colorado Interfaith Power and Light presents to the 55+ population how to be more energy efficient to conserve a resource and save money on energy bills on Wednesday, November 10, 1 p.m. at the newly renovated Bear Valley Branch Library.
 

Whether you are considering retirement, or just hoping to save some money here and there, the library has many resources to help you live comfortably:

The Importance of Being Earnest: Fashion designer James Silvrants meets Marcel Proust

Design by James Silvrants

Fresh City Life asked fashion designer James Silvrants to answer our questionnaire and found out that, for James, there is no room for mendacity in his design for living. 

In the weeks leading up to our fashion spectacle Frock Out, each of our eleven designers will be featured here with their responses to the infamous Proust Questionnaire. Marcel Proust (1871-1922), French novelist, critic and essayist, believed that people must know and understand themselves before they can know or understand others.

'Reel' People: Artists

Celebrate the fourth annual Denver Arts Week, November 5-13, by watching some of the many films about art and artists available from the library! Several film adaptations have been made based on the lives of famous artists. Which one is your favorite?

Top Ten Best Books of 2010 According to Library Journal

For the very first time, Library Journal, a popular book review magazine, has put together a list of ten fiction and nonfiction titles that stood out as the very best of books published this year so far representing a wide assortment of topics appropriate for a broad reading audience. What have been your favorite books of 2010?

A few book review editors involved in the process of selecting this list chronicled their deliberations on Twitter under the hash tag #bestbooks10. A more in-depth list, including bests in genre fiction and other popular subject areas such as poetry, graphic novels and biographies is scheduled to be published in the December issue of Library Journal.

The Top Ten Books of 2010 According to Library Journal:

Schlessman Reopens!

After a brief closing as part of the Denver Bond Improvement Plan, the Schlessman Family Branch library reopened on Monday, November 1 with a new and improved automated returns handling machine. We are glad to be back in business and our shelves are bursting with books, movies and music! We hope to see you soon!

Join us for the following upcoming events:

Veterans Remembered

Francis Brown Lowry monument by John Paulding

Learn about the rich military history of Denver's two oldest cemeteries, Fairmount and Riverside, going all the way back to the Civil War, including eight Medal of Honor recipients, the Spanish-American War and Nisei. Join us on Monday, November 8, 6:30 p.m. at the Schlessman Family Branch Library for this presentation by Fairmount Heritage Foundation volunteers Garry & Joan O’Hara.

Looking for a way to honor a Veteran this Veteran's day? Bring an unopened toiletry item to be donated to the Denver Veteran's Hospital for Veterans in need.

Books on these fascinating cemeteries:

Denver's Mobile Food Trucks Doing Their Part For Fashion

Three of Denver's favorite mobile food vendors will be on hand to celebrate Frock Out.

There is already a lot of buzz around this year's design competition, Frock Out. It is quickly becoming the defining example of a 'top-heavy' event. Since its theme works well with the notion of a three-ring circus at the county fairgrounds, we thought a little gilding of the lily was in order.

Tim & Eric Awesome Tour, Great Job!

Tim and Eric are taking their show on the road. Fans of their TV program can see them live on Tuesday, November 9, 8 p.m. at the Ogden Theater. Tickets are $25.

Are you a fan of Eric and Tim? The library owns Season 1 and Season 2 of their program that airs on Cartoon Network and Adult Swim.

If you like Eric and Tim Awesome Show, Great Job!, you might also like:

Knitting Workshop

Knitters! Need a fresh idea for those holiday gifts?  Sylvia Montoya, former owner of Posh, a Yarn Boutique, shares some fab, “fiberlicious” projects you can make as gifts or for yourself!  Got your own project? Bring yarn and your knitting needles and Sylvia will get you started, Saturday, November 6, 1 p.m. at Ross-University Hills Branch Library.

 

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