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Denver's Mobile Food Trucks Doing Their Part For Fashion

Three of Denver's favorite mobile food vendors will be on hand to celebrate Frock Out.

There is already a lot of buzz around this year's design competition, Frock Out. It is quickly becoming the defining example of a 'top-heavy' event. Since its theme works well with the notion of a three-ring circus at the county fairgrounds, we thought a little gilding of the lily was in order.

Confidence Man: Fashion designer Jose Duran meets Marcel Proust

Design by Jose Duran

Fresh City Life asked fashion designer Jose Duran to answer our questionnaire and found out that Jose is very comfortable in his own skin.

In the weeks leading up to our fashion spectacle Frock Out, each of our eleven designers will be featured here with their responses to the infamous Proust Questionnaire. Marcel Proust (1871-1922), French novelist, critic and essayist, believed that people must know and understand themselves before they can know or understand others.

52 computers in the CTC and counting!

The Community Technology Center just keeps on growing!

If you haven't been to the Central Library's fourth level in the last week or so, come up and check out the ever-expanding Community Technology Center -- we've grown again!  On Wednesday thirty more public computers, complete with Internet access and Microsoft Office 2007, were booted up and made ready for public use.  We now have 20 computers for 2-hour sessions; 24 computers for 1-hour sessions; and 8 computers for 30-minute sessions.  It will be a while before our classrooms are available for group lessons again, but we are still offering

Program: An Introduction to Veteran’s History Resources

727th AAA MG Battalion, Officers

Dennis Hagen, archivist with the Western History/Genealogy Department’s 10th Mountain Division Resource Center will present An Introduction to Veteran’s History Resources at the Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library.

Wednesday, November 17, 6 p.m.
Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library

The program includes information about the Library of Congress’ Veteran’s History Project, resources available through the National Archives and the Denver Public Library’s 10th Mountain Division Collection.

The Marriage of Boba Fett and Strawberry Shortcake: Fashion designer Tina Berger-Everroad meets Marcel Proust

Design by Tina Berger-Everroad

Fresh City Life asked fashion designer Tina Berger-Everroad to answer our questionnaire and found out that Tina carries some very designer baggage.

In the weeks leading up to our fashion spectacle Frock Out, each of our twelve designers will be featured here with their responses to the infamous Proust Questionnaire. Marcel Proust (1871-1922), French novelist, critic and essayist, believed that people must know and understand themselves before they can know or understand others.

Denver Knows, Libraries ARE a Smart Investment

Denver Public Library

Library Journal gives Denver Public Library a 5 star rating. "What our libraries deliver to our communities have always mattered, but they may now be more important than ever. In the face of the ongoing and broad cuts libraries are seeing nationwide, it is vital to illustrate the accomplishments of libraries."

The star ratings are based on visits, circulation, program attendance, and public Internet terminal use. Community involvement and your participation are the driving forces to earn this rating.

Bette Davis Film Causes Spontaneous Kindness*

A recent, wholly unscientific study shows that 9 out of 10 acts of kindness can lead to a chain reaction of kindnesses. Even Bette Davis films can cause random acts of kindness. Witness:

On Tuesday, November 16, the Crossroads Theatre, in partnership with Fresh City Life, will be hosting a free film night. It's our monthly KnitFlix, so we'll have an area for knitters with good light, but we're also inviting non-crafters to join us for this film showing. And we're asking everyone to bring a food item or toiletries for donation to Urban Peak, the orgnaization that helps homeless youth and youth at risk of being homeless. 

Frock the Vote!

design by Enuma Duhu

Here's some candidates that you can vote for with confidence!

Our epic fashion competition is just around the corner (Thursday, Nov 18) and we need your help choosing the People's Choice designer. This award comes with a prize package valued at $1000 and one talented designer will take home the prize!

SEEKING TECHNOLOGY VOLUNTEERS

Do you love the fast-paced world of computer technology?

Have you been unable to express your budding love for teaching?

Become a Technology Volunteer!

We need your expertise! The Denver Public Library is looking for volunteers to assist our customers with the uses of computers: everything from online job applications, creating resumes, uploading pictures, learning Microsoft Office applications, downloading music to an mp3 player, getting email accounts, and much more.

The Night Mondo Guerra Kissed Me*

 *Okay, Mondo didn't kiss me, but it was still a thrill.

I met Mondo Guerra last night for the second time. We met three years ago when he came to the open call for designers for our first runway competition Frock Out. He was already designing with panache and he was juried in as one of our twelve designers. I remember him as funny, self-effacing and joyful. Circumstances and life interfered and Mondo wasn't able to participate in Frock Out. I'm not sure if any of us knew then what we missed out on.

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