The Gullah (or Geechee) are a distinctive group of African Americans, traditionally residing in the Sea Islands of South Carolina and Georgia, that have maintained connections with their African heritage. The Garifuna (or Garinagu), formerly called Black Caribs, are a mixture of people indigenous to the Caribbean and the Africans that arrived in the area, who now reside in Central America. Both of these groups have retained their language, history, and culture, never losing sight of their distinctive identities.
This documentary uses insights from leading scholars and rare footage of the rural South with reenactments of a pivotal 1943 radio interview with Hurston. Hurston was a ground breaking African American novelist and anthropologist. Not Rated. Running Time 84 minutes.
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