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Go Granny Go: Crocheted squares are hip again

Granny Squares are a crocheter's passport to 1970s boho-chic!

It turns out that making granny squares can be a little addictive. They're fast and fun to crochet -- so the squares start to pile up quickly. There are endless color and yarn weight combinations -- so they can be simple or complex, and can incorporate easy or challenging color combinations. And crocheting is very portable -- so it's easy to throw a project in a bag and head out the door.

Mobiles & Knitting--Sign Up Today!

There are still a few spots left in our upcoming Fresh City Life My Branch Mobiles for Fun and Learn to Knit classes! What are you waiting for--sign up today!

In Mobiles for Fun, you'll create a piece of moving sculpture from found materials. The parts will move in various directions setting up rhythms of motion or reverse motion. Materials could include: metal, plastic, wood, paper, found objects, and wire. If you have wire cutters and/or needle nose pliers, bring them along, but we'll have tools for you to use. Bring any objects that you want to incorporate into your mobile, too! Presented by artist Karole Sharpe. 2 dates to choose from: Sunday, June 19 at 2:00 p.m.

The Play's the Thing

FCL Event

Cheaper, faster, more fun than Shakespeare!

In March of this year, stage director and producer, Brenda Cook Ritenour, launched OFF THE SHELF, a play-reading series designed to breathe life into plays that are produced rarely, if ever, in Denver. This month, Ritenour teams up with ArtSkool, (Fresh City Life's newest community event centered on the visual and performing arts of Denver) to bring you two exciting events!

Our Country's Good

by Timberlake Wertenbaker
Central Library, Level B2 Conference Center
Monday, June 6, 6-8 p.m.

Spring into June!

Yes, folks, it's technically still spring! Time for rebirth, renewal, and starting new things! The perfect time for a Fresh City LIfe My Branch event!

If you haven't been to one of Monica's fun, informative, and tasty cooking demonstrations, this is your chance! If you've tried some of the recipes from her appetizers or soups class, you know you want more! Learn to create tasty Summer Salads that will keep your family happy and healthy on Wednesday, June 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the Smiely Branch.

The Game Night formerly known as WordNerds

Taboo

You say you're not a player? We think you are.

Fresh City Life has been presenting a monthly game night for a year or so; it's been perking along under the name WordNerds and drawing happy crowds to Mad Wine and Novo Coffee (our partners in this gathering for game players).

Salads & Mysteries!

Salads or mysteries? Either way, Fresh City Life My Branch has you covered this week!

Tired of iceberg lettuce and want to enliven your summer dinners? Join us for Summer Salads at the Ross-Cherry Creek Branch on Tuesday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m. or at the Smiley Branch on Wednesday, June 1 at 6:30 p.m. You'll learn how to introduce more vegetables into your diet with these creative salads. Your kids will love them, and they'll fill up even the hungriest eater in your family!

Fresh City Living: Food & Fun

Denver's favorite hostes Vivienne Vavoom

 Good fun for singles or doubles this weekend!

Smart singles will be heading down to MadWine & Novo Coffee tonight for our singles night: STAG. This social club is guided by Denver's enchanting author, burlesque artist and hostess -- Vivienne VaVoom. STAG offers Denver singles a chance to connect with other interesting people in a relaxed setting. Vivienne always brings a little magic to each gathering and tonight will be no exception. One drink minimum please. Time and info.

Looking Towards the Weekend

Easy Composting

No plans for the weekend yet? Educate, inform, and entertain yourself at the library with a Fresh City Life My Branch program!

Ready to get your garden growing? Learn to feed it well with Introduction to Composting on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Bear Valley Branch. Learn to garden the way nature intended!

Fresh City Living: A great week of events!

Tommy Lee Jones in the Coen Brothers' No Country for Old Men.

denverlibrary.org/fresh#wandering 

Are you ready for some fun this week? We think so.

 

 

 

Tonight, we've got two films: No Country for Old Men at 6 p.m. in the B2 Conference Center. And for KnitFlix, we're showing an end of the school year special -- The Breakfast Club. This film starts at 5:30 p.m., Level 1 Fresh City Lounge.

 

 

 

 

 

On Thursday, Craftinatrix Trish Tilly turns a few materials and supplies into gorgeous, modern Pom Pom Flowers. We've saved a seat for Elvis and we're pretty sure he won't make it, so sign up and join Trish for this fun DIY.

 

Celebrate Brain Awareness Day Saturday May 21!

Celebrate National Brain Awareness Day with LearningRx on Saturday, May 21 starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Ross-Cherry Creek Branch. There will be a different program every hour! Come for one, or stay all day!

 

  • 9:30 a.m.  Smart Toybox: A parents’ guide to improving cognitive skills through play with Andrea Pitman, Educational Consultant
  • 10:30 a.m. Nutrition for a Healthy Brain, Erin Allgeier, RN
  • 11:30 a.m. The Danger Zone Vortex of Stress, Joanne Hudson, MA
  • 12:30 p.m.  The Impact of Working Memory on Attention and Literacy, Christina Sevilla, MS, OTR
  • 1:30 p.m.
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