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7th Annual Athmar Park Art Show / 7ª Exposición Anual del Arte de Athmar

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Social Events
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Please join us for an evening of art and refreshments at the Athmar Park Branch Library, as we showcase the artistic talent of our After School is Cool program and unveil a new art installation created by our Teen Advisory Board. See the art. Meet the artists. Acompáñanos en una noche de arte y refrigerios en la Biblioteca Athmar Park. Será exhibido el talento artístico de los participantes en nuestro programa pos-escolar After School Is Cool. Además será revelada una nueva instalación de arte creada por nuestro consejo consultivo adolescente (Teen Advisory Board). Ve el arte.

Shakespeare in Space: A Bard’s Birthday Party

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Performance and Presentations
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Level 7, Vida Ellison Gallery

In celebration of William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, join Fresh City Life and Shakespearean scholar Rachael Deagman for an exploration of space: the performance spaces that were the original stage for Shakespeare’s writing. We often think about William Shakespeare’s astonishingly rich and complex use of language and his clever experimentation with genre. But we should also remember that his plays were written to move from page to stage; that is to say, they were meant to be performed by embodied actors in a playing space.

Genealogy: Exploring Your Roots

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History and Genealogy
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join James Jeffrey, DPL Genealogy Specialist, in Exploring Your Roots. Discover research tools and methods for family historians.

Eat Like a Greek: Discussion and Book Club

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Cooking
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The annual Denver Greek Festival has us all craving gyros, tzatziki, spanakopita but what are the origins of the cuisine and how does it differ from that of the Mediterranean? 5280 Magazine’s food editor Amanda M. Faison will untangle the mysteries of one of the world’s healthiest diets. Bonus: Since olive oil is one of the cornerstones of Greek cookery, Faison has selected Tom Mueller’s book Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil to pair with the program. Pick up the book beforehand and prepare for a book club-style discussion.

Desiring Ancient Athens: Art, Culture, and Memory in the Most Famous Classical City

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Arts and Crafts
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join CU professor Margaret L. Woodhull, Ph.D. in an exploration of classical Acropolis in Athens. Adventure through ancient Greek architecture, art, culture, theater, and politics of High Classical Athens.

Greek Travel

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Performance and Presentations
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Kick off Denver Greek Festival season at the library! Join travel aficionado and professional tour leader Paul Samaras to discuss Greek history, culture, and travel.

Sumi-e Japanese Painting

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Arts and Crafts
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Simple but powerful! Sumi-e painting is Japanese ink brush painting that conveys Japanese respect for nature, simplicity, and purity. Join our instructor from the Arvada Center to learn the basics of this ancient technique of ink painting by using ink and rice paper to create your own Sumi-e painting. All art supplies are provided. Class size is limited to 20 people, so come early to ensure your spot!

Say Cheese!

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Cooking
6:00 pm - 7:45 pm

There are thousands of varieties of cheese, with local flavor differences influenced by subtle factors such as the type of grass eaten by the cows. Join Active Minds as we trace this cheesy history, including an overview of how it is made and the major categories of cheese. After the lecture, join Devin, a Certified Cheese Professional, from Whole Foods Market Cherry Creek as he highlights and samples classic historical cheeses, as well as a few of our local favorites made right here in Colorado!

Guitarist Daniel Hallford

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Music and Dance
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Enjoy the sounds of classical guitar by performer Daniel Hallford. Trained at Mannes College in New York, Daniel plays the beautiful songs that have lasted centuries. Don’t miss an opportunity to experience this exciting and passionate music.

Ten Thousand Villages - Fair Trade Rugs

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Arts and Crafts
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

In May, over 300 hand-knotted rugs designed and created by fairly paid adults in Pakistan will be brought to Denver for the 4th annual Ten Thousand Villages oriental rug event. Join us as we learn about how the artisans create their own patterns to produce these masterpieces of fabric knotted into intricate designs and how making these rugs has a positive impact on the artisans lives.

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