Join us for a viewing of the Academy Award® nominated documentary, Sun Come Up!
The film follows the relocation of the Carteret Islanders, a community living on a remote island chain in the South Pacific Ocean. Vincent Piturro, film professor at Metropolitan State University of Denver, will lead a discussion about the refugees, who must find a new home as the ocean rises. Directed by Jennifer Redfearn, Oscar nominee in 2011 for Best Documentary, Short Subjects.
Join Ted Engelmann, an American War veteran, as he tells the story of how he returned two small diaries to the family of a North Vietnamese woman doctor, who died in South Vietnam. Engelmann will also share personal slides during the presentation. Wednesday, October 2 at 6 p.m. at the Ross-Cherry Creek Branch.
“Remarkable. . . . A gift from a heroine who was killed at twenty-seven but whose voice has survived to remind us of the humanity and decency that endure amid—and despite—the horror and chaos of war.”
—Francine Prose, O, The Oprah Magazine
“Last Night I Dreamed of Peace is a book to be read by all and included in any course on the literature of war.”
Have you joined one of our book clubs? Here are the ones scheduled for this week! Pick one and come!
Tonight, Thursday, September 26, the Bear Valley Branch is hosting their Mystery Book Club at 6:30 p.m. Join them for refreshments and a lively discussion. Share your favorite authors and titles. Catch up on new releases and other news! The book for this month is, The Charm School by Nelson DeMille
No offense to your grandmother, but leave the embroidery needle and handkerchiefs at home. We're taking crafts into the 21st century with stylish infinity scarves and modern necklaces.
We don't have to tell you how popular infinity scarves are these days. Have fun making your own with Holly Willis! Great for beginners! Materials provided, but if you have a favorite material you'd like to use, please bring it. Please register: 720-865-0975 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Saturday, August 31 at 2 p.m. at the Bear Valley Branch
We've got some tempting and delicious food programs planned for the next couple weeks!
Get out of the heat and enjoy some ice cream with your library friends! Join us at the Sam Gary Branch this Sunday and cool down with some frozen treats! Monica Kadillak will share ice cream, sorbet, & granitas recipes, as well as samples of these tempting indulgences. Sunday, August 25 at 2 p.m. at the Sam Gary Branch.
If you're not heading to downtown Denver to watch the US Pro Bike Challenge on Sunday (or heading to 1 of the 3 Denver Public Library Branches that will be open!), you may want to take the opportunity to celebrate our National Park Service's birthday with free admission to any National Park!
Colorado's National Parks, Monuments, and Historic Sites include a wide variety of scenery and history, and are scattered all over the state.
They're all part of the Fresh City Life My Branch programs at your local library! Check out what's coming up this week!
Do you find yourself constantly asking people about what they are reading? Do you love talking about books, poems, and essays? The Schlessman Family Branch Library hosts a Book Chat every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. We chat about what we're reading and maybe even read aloud for a bit. Just sit and listen--or share! Thursday, August 15, 1:30 p.m.