Reviews and Blog Posts: Paris

Radioactive : Marie & Pierre Curie, a tale of love & fallout

by Lauren Redniss

Reviewer Rating:
5

Not five pages into this book, I was crazy hooked and kept needing to share interesting trivia with whoever happened to be around me. The book follows the lives of Marie and Pierre Curie and chronicles their scientific progress. It also moves forward in time, covering the historical repercussions of...

Frozen heat

by Richard Castle

Reviewer Rating:
4

This fourth book in the meta-fictional Nikki Heat series, based on the Castle television show, is the best so far. Written in the same tone as the show, and paralleling key plot points and character arcs, these books within the TV show are perfect companion pieces. Johnny Heller's reading fits...

The elegance of the hedgehog

by Muriel Barbery

Reviewer Rating:
4

The hedgehog is "covered in quills, a real fortress...a deceptively indolent little creature, fiercely solitary - and terribly elegant." So says the precocious twelve year old Paloma Josse in reference to her building's concierge, a middle-aged nobody named Renee Michel, though the sentiment could just as easily refer to her.

It's A Wrap: Gift wrapping for a little Ooh La La!

This year's Paris Holiday Market will feature a booth where you can stop and have a package or two wrapped in very French papers, ribbons and tags. All proceeds from this booth will benefit Denver Public Library's Fresh City Life events and programs.

After you've wandered around our Paris Holiday Market, and chosen a few perfect, handcrafted items -- you can drop them off at our special booth to be wrapped in the French way of presenting gifts. All wrapping will be supervised by an expert in French presentation and your purchases will lend a festive touch to any holiday setting. 

Wrapping will be done for a nominal fee and all proceeds from this booth will support free adult cultural programming at Denver Public Library. Sometimes in order to give you have to get! C'est dommage!

The 2013 Paris Holiday Market: Celebrate with local creatives at a French-inspired festival

Enjoy a touch of Parisian style at this market featuring local creatives showing their handmade and exclusive goods. And keep up with the best  Fresh City Life programs and events.

Paris Holiday Market
Saturday, November 9, 2013, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Central Library, Level B2 Conference Center

Band of outsiders

by Jean-Luc Godard

Reviewer Rating:
4

Jean-Luc Godard's Band of Outsiders (1964) is at once a deconstruction of the codes of the classical Hollywood heist film, a melancholy love triangle, and a meditation on the star persona of his muse, Anna Karina.

Minette's feast : the delicious story of Julia Child and her cat

by Susanna Reich

Reviewer Rating:
5

This lovely picture book introduces kids to Julia Child via her cat, Minette. Wonderful vocabulary (including lots of French words--pronunciation guide in the back), beautiful illustrations by Amy Bates, and even  great Afterword and Notes sections talking about source. This book will delight anyone who is interested in cats, food,...

Paris on the Platte: A Mayor's Vision for Denver: In Glitter

Denver at dusk -- our Paris on the Platte.

One of Denver's most controversial Mayors, Robert Speer, had big plans for Denver. He envisioned Denver as a grand European city. Fresh City Life celebrates our City of Lights with a memorable party. Please come if you Can-Can-Can.

The dream of Mayor Robert Speer (1855-1918) to make civic Denver into a world-class city is all around us. The City Auditorium, which housed the historic 1908 Democratic National Convention, still stands as a testament to Speer's endeavors. As does the beautiful Civic Center Park. Even Speer Blvd is a tease of what might have been -- a spectacular street for an American Paris.

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