This is a perfect class for our teacher Janny Potter – not only is she a fantastic and adventurous knitter, she is a warm, kind-hearted and gentle teacher – so she makes learning new techniques a breeze. In this workshop, you’ll learn about turning knitted pieces into more sculptural items through the process of felting (causing the wool fibers to lock through heat, water and agitation). Felting is easy and has multiple crafting applications. $10 fee; all materials provided for this workshop. Registration is required http://denverlibrary.org/node/2626 and will open on Wednesday, January 18.
Mondays, February 6, 13, 27, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Your first chance of the new year to learn the craft of knitting. Fresh City Life has been creating new knitters since Fall of 2004 with the aid of our expert knitting teachers and the relaxing multiple-night classes. Learn the basics and we’ll help you move on to more advanced knitting as your confidence grows. All materials provided; $10 materials fee. Registration required http://denverlibrary.org/node/4130 and will open on Monday, January 23.
Our talented and inquisitive DIY crew is ready to teach you ‘cold process’ soap making. Once you have the basics down, you’ll be able to make beautiful soaps with luxurious add-ins. Great for presents or just to enjoy for yourself. Give a man a fish, he eats for a day – teach him how to make soap, and he smells good all the time. $20 materials fee. Registration is required http://denverlibrary.org/node/4132
and will open Friday, January 20.
Behind the Cover: Tour Denver Bookbinding and Build Your Own Book Workshop
Wednesday, January 18, 10 a.m.-12 noon - Registration Closed
Wednesday, February 1, 10 a.m.-12 noon - Registration Opens January 18
Wednesday, February 15, 10 a.m.-12 noon - Registration February 1
Denver Bookbinding Company, 2715 17th St., 80211
Directed by George Cukor. Starring Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer, Joseph Cotten, Angela Lansbury.
See Ingrid Bergman at her most luminous in this tale of a woman being driven mad by her husband’s duplicitous behavior and a secret “which he will do anything to protect, even if that means driving his wife insane.” – imdb.com. Angela Lansbury got her big break in this film playing the blowsy downstairs maid! 114 minutes. Unrated.
SEX, LIES AND CELLULOID: OLD HOLLYWOOD, BAD ROMANCE: FILM SERIES
Directed by Roy Ward Baker. Starring Marilyn Monroe, Richard Widmark, Anne Bancroft.
Marilyn Monroe is often summed up with her measurements, her breathy voice and swivel hips. She always had more to offer, for those who could see past her more obvious attributes – and she works out all her actress muscles in this film from relatively early in her short career. Richard Widmark and Anne Bancroft play off each other beautifully, but the screen belongs to Marilyn as the hotel babysitter who’s losing touch with reality. 76 minutes. Unrated.
Directed by Jean Negulesco. Starring Joan Crawford, John Garfield.
During the filming of Humoresque, Joan Crawford won her first Academy Award for her performance in Mildred Pierce. Many film critics and aficionados claim that you can see the power of winning the Oscar in Crawford’s performance in Humoresque. She plays a boozy, neurotic socialite who falls for a musical prodigy from the wrong side of the tracks. Oh, and she’s married to someone else, too. No Hollywood ending here…but the last scene is iconic. 125 minutes. Unrated.