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Get Your Craft On!

Not only are they fun to make for yourself, but crafts make great gifts too! Here are a few of the great craft programs taking place at a branch near you! Most of these events required registration, so give us a call and get your craft on!

Join us at the Sam Gary Branch this weekend for Magnet Creations. Bring in your own photo, art, or use our recycled magazines to make a unique 1" magnet or button. Perfect idea for a personalized gift! Please register: 720-865-0325 or fclmybranch@denverlibrary.org. Saturday, June 29 at 11 a.m. at the Sam Gary Branch Library.

These Things Happened: A Road Trip To Central City Opera

The Grand Staircase in the Teller House.

At Fresh City Life, we don't always sit around and think up amusing and diverting things for you to do. Sometimes in between thinking up amusing and diverting things for you to do, we go and do amusing and diverting things with you. You should've been there yesterday for our road trip to the Central City Opera.

6/22/13 -- Trish and I met our fellow road trippers in the garden of the Central City Opera. Then we crossed the street to the Williams' Stables where the apprentice performers were working on arias and making beautiful music. It is so fun to be inside the stable (which really is a former horse and carriage stable); the interior is loaded with old hand-painted signs advertising productions from the 30s and 40s with stars like Mae West and Helen Hayes.

These Things Happened: We got our craft on at Camp Gitchacrafton

Talented designer and camp counselor Katie Wells helps tie together our decor.

Camp Gitchacrafton entertained over 200 campers on Wednesday, June 19 and is poised to become our newest annual event.

We partied like it was 1973 and everyone needed a new lanyard. Yep, at our craft party celebrating Etsy's international night of crafting, Fresh City Life hosted four crafting workshops -- lanyards, friendship bracelets, decorated postcards and ceramics.

What Do You Do With Your Herbs?

What do you do with your herbs? Do you cook with them fresh? Do you dry them? What method do you use? Do you have a favorite way to preserve them for the winter? Please share your techniques with us!

And if you need some new ideas of what to do with all those herbs you harvested, join us at the Ross-Broadway Branch Library to learn tips on harvesting, preserving, growing, and cooking with herbs! Saturday, June 22 at 2 p.m. Please register: 720-865-0135 or fclmybranch@denverlibrary.org. In the meantime, share your own ideas and techniques here!

Get Creative!

We've got several creative crafts for you to choose from this weekend.

Do you get nervous taking a library book to the pool? Come to Ross-University Hills Branch this weekend and make a stylish waterproof cover to protect your reading material. Please register: 720-865-0955 or fclmybranch@denverlibrary.org. Saturday, June 22 at 10 a.m.

What's Your Favorite Summer Recipe?

What's your favorite summer recipe? Share them with us!

Monica Kadillak, one of our favorite caterers, is making her rounds this summer!

Feeling crafty?

Feeling crafty? Find some new craft ideas at the library this summer!

Join us at the Sam Gary Branch to make a set of colorful wine glass charms. The first session is full, but there's still spaces available at 11:45 a.m. Call to sign up! 720-865-0325 or fclmybranch@denverlibrary.org. Saturday, June 15 at 11:45 a.m.

What Are You Doing This Weekend?

What are you doing this weekend? We've got some great events going on! Which one are you doing to?

Are you going to stop by the Schlessman Family Branch Library to learn how to Maintain Your Bicycle with the Denver Bicycle CafeSaturday, June 8 at 10 a.m.

Travel Around The World At The Library! (Passport Not Required)

Do you love to travel? Or wish you had more time to travel? Join us at the library for an exploration of world music, culture, photography, and even tips for traveling with young children. You'll be ready to set off on your own adventure!

In this Introduction to World Music, you can play a flute, sing a song in Spanish, clap a Caribbean rhythm, and dance a samba! We'll play music from around the world and learn about geography and culture. Please register: 720-865-0135 or fclmybranch@denverlibrary.org Saturday, June 8 at 2 p.m. at the Ross-Broadway Branch.

Plan Your Summer At The Library!

Guess What! Fresh City Life My Branch events have been posted through the end of the summer. Look ahead and plan around your summer vacations and pool time.

Landscape designer, Deb Courtner will show you how to add color and music to your garden by crafting wind chimes from beads and recycled kitchen utensils. Hurry, registration is required! Call 720-865-0975 or email fclmybranch@denverlibrary.org. Thursday, July 11 at 5 p.m. at the Bear Valley Branch.

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