In celebration of Black History Month, the library will present Freedom Riders, an important documentary about the time period during civil rights era when people came together to stop segregation. Special guest Rev. James Peters, Jr. will lead a powerful and insightful discussion along with showing clips of the film.
Fresh City Life is pleased to host Helen Gillet, one of the most talented cellists touring the U.S. and the world. The modern usage of the phrase ‘avant-garde’ may have lost all of its power for being used to describe things that are shocking instead of genuinely new, different and deeply creative. Remind yourself what avant-garde truly means with Helen Gillet’s encore concert at Denver Public Library.
Performing an eclectic repertoire of music that includes classical, Renaissance, medieval, South American, folk, Celtic and cinematic themes, soloist Star Edwards delivers a concert that is redolent with cultural connections and the musical images of ancient times. Her harp playing recalls the legendary harp from Celtic cultures. Star will also be sampling several of her own compositions for harp. This is music that combines the rhythm of the heart with the spirit of the world. http://denverlibrary.org/fresh
There was a shift in the experience of the medieval humans from being miserable, unquestioning, keep-your-head-down and don’t-make-waves commoners to citizens who entertained aspirations of becoming a Renaissance adventurer, creator, and scientist. Could Shakespeare’s characters have provided fuel for the intellectual fire? Actor John McDonald is our guide on this experiential tour of the 16th century. How can we access Shakespearean wisdom, apply it to our own lives and embody the spirit of adventure, creativity and curiosity to fuel a Renaissance for our time?
Self-publish your own original magazine. All you need is some paper and markers, a photocopier, and something to say! In ZINE 15 you will design 1 zine and produce 15 copies. ZINE 15 encourages you to keep 5 zines, trade 5 zines for other peoples' zines, and distribute 5 zines to library customers.
All ages are welcome and we encourage the entire family to participate. There is no cost to attend and light refreshments will be provided.
If the blades of grass at City Park could talk, they would tell a story similar to this short documentary: about how Denver's African-American community faced barriers as it pursued better maintained and well-lit tennis courts to play on. You'll hear stories about Tariq "TQ" Abdul-Hamid, the first African-American inducted into the Colorado Tennis Hall of Fame, and Walter Wedgeworth, Sr., who helped persuade the staff at City Park to open their courts to diversity in the '40s and '50s. 40mins, Unrated.
Blair-Caldwell will feature a collection of portraits of local tennis pioneers by Pulitzer Prize winning local photographer, Barry Gutierrez. For the love of the game, the portraits showcase individuals who broke barriers, fought battles and experienced victories in an unassuming way. Their achievements include: the first African-American woman tennis umpire in Colorado, the first African-American to win the Colorado Open singles title, and more.
On February 7 - 8, the Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library, Cherry Creek North Business Development Center and the American Heart Association invite you to make a Valentine's card for kids who are patients at Rocky Mountain Children's Hospital. Make a card, eat Valentine cookies and share your heart with kids who need you.
Join MindSpark and explore the magical world of electronic textiles, an inventive method of blending electronics and technology with soft materials. In this workshop you will learn a little about sewing, a lot about creating a circuit, make a light up project and take it home! Registration is required. Please call 720-865-0325 to register. For grades 4 and up!