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Holiday Appetizer Sampler

Help prepare and sample delicious, holiday appetizers that are sure to be crowd pleasers on Saturday, December 4, at 2:00 p.m. at the Schlessman Family Branch Library. Stop on by for a tasty, good time.

For more delicious appetizer recipes, nibble on these books!

Harpist Star Edwards

Holiday madness got you down? Take an hour off from your busy schedule and join harpist, Star Edwards in our Beehive. Relax and enjoy her soothing sounds on Saturday, December 4, at 2 p.m. at the Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library.
 

In addition to being a renowned harpist, Star Edwards is the author of Learn to Play Celtic Harp: Four Levels of Learning, Learn One Hand at a Time, One Clef at a Time. You can even sign up to take lessons from her at the Swallow Hill Music School.

More Celtic Harp Music:

Local First Week

Buy Local Week continues on throughout the week! Not only do you have fun shopping in your own fair city, the revenue that shopping local brings to the city and the state benefits vital city services, such as the library! Where is your favorite place to shop that is locally owned?

Ever wonder why we buy what we do? These books explore the psychology of consumer behavior:

Photo Fabric Art Class

Join us for some innovative project ideas to make with photos and fabric on Saturday, December 4, 10:00 a.m. at Bear Valley Branch Library and on Sunday, December 5, 2:00 p.m. at the Schlessman Family Branch Library. Leave with a small photo ornament that you make in class!

Discover all the innovative projects that you can do with photos and fabric. Lori Thompson will demonstrate unique gifts that require little to no sewing.

Looking for more textile crafts with little to no sewing for that perfect quick gift?

eMedia

Want to learn how to download an electronic audio or book to your computer, iPod, or MP3? Join our in-house expert as she shares all the exciting materials we have electronically and how you can do it step-by-step at home on Thursday, December 2, 2 p.m. at the Ross-University Hills Branch Library.

If you've ever wanted to know more about downloadable eBooks, audio eBooks or eFlicks and how to transfer these items to your MP3, iPod, or any other handheld device, this is a wonderful opportunity to ask questions of our in-house expert. Not sure if your handheld device is ready for eMedia? Check out the list of compatible devices!

Balls: A Holiday Spectacular is right around the corner!

Phoebe Reese -- all smiles for the waiting reporters.

 Bringing a cheerful basket of Balls to you for the Holidays!

 Hello My Little Rum Balls!

Hope you like my new publicity photos! Chris is still in Cleveland, and I'm breathlessly putting together an amazing show for you. Mare Trevathan, Melanie Owen Padilla and GerRee Hinshaw are pouring out their hearts and souls for this extravaganza and it's all to benefit Fresh City Life. Chris tells me via Cleveland that Fresh City Life puts on a variety of cultural events for the citizens of Denver, the great majority of which are free! That's a better deal than universal healthcare!

Families that put the "Fun" in Dysfunctional

One of the best (and worst) things about this time of year is how much time we get to spend with our families! If watching TV shows like Arrested Development and The Simpsons remind you of your family, here are some more great movies to help you appreciate your own unique situation.

3 Cookbooks

I've recently read three amazing books about cooking that have revolutionized the way I think about food and its preparation. Some are sweet, some are saucy but all are delectable!

The I Hate to Cook Book by Peg Bracken

TRON: Legacy

In theaters December 17th!!

Garrett Hedlund is not a well known actor, but I personally loved him in FOUR BROTHERS! He is one of the main characters in TRON: Legacy, playing Sam Flynn, who is haunted by the disappearance of his father Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges), a man who was once known as the worlds leading video-game developer. While investigating the disappearance, Sam finds himself pulled into a world filled with gladiatorial programs. I'm kinda excited to see this one. I never saw the first one back in the 80's, but this looks good.

Leslie Nielsen 1926-2010

Funnyman Leslie Nielsen passed away on November 28 saddening the comedy world. In addition to starring in TV shows like Route 66 and Police Squad, Mr. Nielsen has appeared in over 200 films during his long and illustrious career.

Selected films with appearances by Leslie Nielsen owned by the Denver Public Library:

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