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Cavalia Rides into Town

If you love horses, you already know that Cavalia is in town until October 17. Cavalia is a magical evening featuring 50 horses of a dozen breeds as the focal point of the evening. Praised for its excellent treatment of their equine performers, this family-friendly event celebrates the magnificent grace and artistry of the horse.

Paper Training Your Animal Spirit Guide

 I believe more in the scissors than I do in the pencil. -- Truman Capote

In conjunction with the Fresh City Life Series highlighting Truman Capote and his 1966 Black and White Ball, Denver Bookbinding Company is doing it up right for paper crafters and fans of DIY. DBBC recently launched their new bookNpaperlove branch of the business – highlighting learning experiences, crafting events, and bookmaking studios for… well, book and paper lovers. Great fall fun; sign up for one or two and enjoy!

Premiere Reads: Fantasy & Science Fiction

Explore new worlds and civilizations with science fiction and fantasy reads, including Hugo and Nebula award winners, that are out of this world! We will be discussing these great genres and premiere reads on Wednesday, September 29 at 6 p.m. at the Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library.

While we can discuss any Science Fiction or Fantasy title, I will also be sharing my favorites. A quick overview of the genre will include defining subgenres like Steampunk, Cyberpunk, Space Operas, and Urban Fantasy.

My Top Five Favorite Fantasy Books

Banned Books Week: Celebrate Your Freedom to Read

Banned Books Week

September 25−October 2, 2010

Banned Books Week (BBW) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. Held during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States.

Intellectual freedom—the freedom to access information and express ideas, even if the information and ideas might be considered unorthodox or unpopular—provides the foundation for Banned Books Week.  BBW stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints for all who wish to read and access them.

Vintage 1975

The year was 1975. A gallon of gas cost 44 cents. The Vietnam War finally ended. Jimmy Hoffa disappears, never to be seen again. BIC launches the first disposable razor. Saturday Night Live debuts. These albums were all hits in 1975. What album embodies 1975 for you?

The Lives of Cats

Pets can be more than furry friends who have an enormous impact on the lives of their owners. Memoirs written from the cat's point of view or centered around a feline personality provide a unique perspective to our lives and relationships.

Denver is fortunate enough to have multiple organizations devoted to helping cats and kittens find a better life with caring human companions. The Cat Care Society is a cage-free shelter who also operates a thrift store called Cajun's Closet. The Animal Rescue and Adoption Society is another no-kill, cat dedicated, non-profit shelter operating here in Denver.

Exhibit: Colorado Artists Guild 82nd Annual Members Show

CAG Poster

September 18 - October 28, 2010
Central Library, Vida Ellison Gallery, Level 7
Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 1 - 5 p.m.

Happy Birthday Ani DiFranco!

Ani DiFranco

Born today in 1970, Ani DiFranco is a Grammy-winning songstress, guitarist and songwriter. In 1989, she started her own record company, Righteous Babe Records. Her music is raw, empowering and brilliant.

Selected discography as owned by Denver Public Library:

Your Day in Court

12 Angry Men

From passionate pleas to goofy lawyers, there are hundreds of movies about getting your day in court. From the early days of cinema, the courtroom has been a favorite setting to either criticize or praise the American legal system.

Looking for Legal Resources? The Library can help you find a lawyer, legal forms or even help you search the Colorado Revised Statutes!

Be Creepy! Learn how to write scary stories that really scare

Sometimes the passages we like to read most are the hardest ones to write- especially those stories that make your palms sweat, your hackles rise and your pupils dialate. I'm talking about scary stories!  This October we're proud to welcome author Mario Acevedo to Fresh City Life for 

October's WordShop: Boo! Scary Stories that Really Scare, where you'll learn how to write scenes filled with tension, action and passion.  

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