Gospel music blends bold harmonies, feature spiritual messages in their lyrics and may feature a choir of singers. #1 this week on the Billboard Charts is Here I Am by Marvin Sapp. Gospel inspires and gets you moving!
The Bicycle Film Festival celebrates its 10th year at the Starz Film Center this weekend. Brendt Barbur, festival founder, transformed the trauma of getting hit by a car while cycling into a celebration of song, music and film in honor of the bicycle.
This weekend's schedule includes:
The Birth of Big Air (September 10 - 7 p.m.)
It's about time Mat Hoffman's story was told -- and now it has been done by just the right people. Directed by longtime friend Jeff Tremaine and produced by Priya Swaminathan, Spike Jonze, Mark Lewman and Johnny Knoxville, the film pays tribute to this BMX legend.
Riding the Long White Cloud (September 10 - 9 p.m.)
There are many martial arts films worthy of mention, but there is truly something special about the Kung Fu film. The best Kung Fu films transcend gravity defying acrobatics and arduous fight sequences, often emphasizing honor and loyalty.
Join us at the Schlessman Family Branch Library on Sunday, September 12 at 2 p.m. to hear Dr. Michelle Anthony speak on the cultural pressures and obstacles confronting young women and girls today and what we can do to help. A book signing will follow this illuminating event.
Dr. Anthony, co-author of Little Girls Can Be Mean will present a how-to strategy session for addressing the growing problem of girl meanness in elementary school, including how and why meanness happens, ways to help girls deal with and resolve friendship struggles, and girl bullying. Attendees will learn a simple Four Step process, along with a variety of take-back tools, strategies, and activities to help their children approach many social struggles in the early years.
September is National Preparedness Month! Everyone is encouraged to take some time to focus family efforts on preparing your family so they are ready for the winter season and other emergencies or natural disasters. The ASPCA offers tips on how to keep your pets safe too!
Did you know that the Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security’s, READYColorado Program is actively promoting preparedness throughout the entire Denver metro area? Test your preparedness knowledge by visiting the “Take the Disaster READY Challenge" page. Answer the trivia questions and be registered for one of 72 prizes, including a grand prize of two tickets on Southwest Airlines.
Born today in 1949, Gloria Gaynor is most famous for her anthem for the brokenhearted, "I Will Survive," released in 1978.
Gloria Gaynor started off in the group, the Satisfied Sisters, but eventually went on to a solo career in the 70s. The 90s had her back in the limelight doing cameos on shows like Ally McBeal and That 70s Show. Her hit, "I Will Survive," was covered by Cake on their album Fashion Nugget, one of my personal favorites.
Cozy mysteries generally take place in a small idyllic town, avoid gory details or adult situations and generally come in a series. Many subgenres reflect the talents and interests of readers by featuring themes like cooking, crafting, or location, to name just a few. The library has many crafty cozies just for you!
Start your weekend early on Friday, September 10 at Noon at the Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library with your very own story time. Bring a bag lunch and sit back and enjoy a short story being read to you.
Being read to is a rare pleasure. It not only stimulates the mind, but invigorates the imagination. Bring your lunch, a friend, and/or a pillow to this unique event.
While I won't unveil which story you will be treated to on this fair afternoon, there are many great collections of short stories that make excellent read aloud material.
If you aren't able to make it to this event, the Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library will be hosting another Adult Storytime on Friday, September 24 at noon.
Join us on the rooftop of the Art Museum Residences for an open air, big sky Dewey After Hours and help select the signature cocktail for the Denver Public Library's Booklovers Ball. Enjoy the amazing view of downtown Denver as the sun sets and you sip, nibble and schmooze.
We'll be sampling martinis and appetizers and voting for the most tasty and delicious drink. The winning drink will be served at the 13th Annual Booklovers Ball. Beer, wine and soft drinks will also be served. Pinnacle Vodka is donating both a regular vodka and a special secret ingredient vodka to inspire the mixologists.
Bring your creative energies and name that drink! The originator of the winning name will be awarded a free ticket to the Booklovers Ball on October 9. The theme this year is "Explore."