Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple are Agatha Christie’s well-known and beloved sleuths. Both are recognized as genius detectives, both are highly intelligent and one is a gigantic pain in the neck. See them both in action in clever retellings of Christie novels translated to film. Trish Tilly and Chris Loffelmacher will be hosting after-film talks for both of these gems.
Fresh City Life is heralding the New Year with a lively concert in our great hall. Think of Mardi Gras on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, and you’re almost there! Place the influence of Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Benny Goodman, Bix Beiderbecke, Professor Longhair, and Louis Jordan in a big mixing bowl, and you have the “gumbo” of Fat City Mardi Gras Band. While maintaining an authentic down-home sound, this group has received critical acclaim for their musical prowess. Get your wiggle on with a little Fat City Mardi Gras Band hot sauce.
Every Monday evening the Fresh City Lounge is open for freestyle stitchers to come in and enjoy the company of other knitters.
We also accept walk-in students who'd like to learn how to knit or crochet. Our teacher will host up to six beginning students in either discipline, first-come, first-served. No materials or tools or registration needed for this introductory workshop and students are welcome to return on successive Monday nights until they are 'freestyling,' too!
Central Library, Level 1 Fresh City Lounge
No Registration Required
Do you need to write hard till midnight to complete the challenge? If you're short on inspiration, remember every word counts toward your 50,000 word goal. Tip: Writing a thorough acknowledgement may push you over the finish line for a win!
Writing a novel in 30 days sounded like a good idea in October but now you need to produce results! Tip: Set a strong pace and begin day 1 writing towards your 50,000 word goal. Come the end of November, you be glad you started now!
If you have neither the primate power nor infinite amount of time to pound out your answer to Shakespeare, you're not alone. Join the discussion on how to survive the NaNoWriMo challenge: 50,000 words in 30 days. 'Tis nobler to have a draft in hand than a monkey on your back! Our special guest, author and NaNoWriMo survivalist, Natalie Winslow, will host and inspire your novel writing experience. http://denverlibrary.org/fresh
Coming from an array of different groups in Denver, including Atomga, Casey Hrdlicka plays a wide range of musical styles. Drawing from a musical pool consisting of originals, deep cut funk, R&B and front porchy, foot stompin blues, Casey's music appeals to people of all ages and cultures. http://denverlibrary.org/fresh#music
Barbara Henry and Mark Reinhardt (aka Henry & Reinhardt) will be performing a set of holiday songs, including some of your favorites, and some you’ve never heard before. If you like your holiday music to swing, be poignant, and include a touch of humor, this will be the show for you! http://denverlibrary.org/fresh#music
Jon Sousa will give a one hour performance on guitar and tenor banjo, with repertoire mainly stemming from Traditional Irish music, but including some Jazz and Classical. Jon’s passion for music has taken him all over the world from the beautiful countryside of France, studying with master fingerstyle guitar player Pierre Bensusan to Senegal, West Africa, studying Sabar drumming and a lengthy sabbatical in Ireland in 2008 where he refined his skills in interpreting Irish music.