There really is no better chef to tell a culinary story about Ireland than Chef Jessica Gaydos. Trained in the Emerald Isle, Chef Jess is a passionate advocate for the foods, recipes and traditions of the Irish. Join us for a spot-on cooking demo that looks beyond the stereotypical St. Patrick’s Day fare for the delicious foods that native cooks will be preparing. Samples and recipes included. Registration encouraged; go to denverlibrary.org/fresh or call 720.865.1206.
Saturday, March 17, 1:30-3p, Vida Ellison Gallery, Level 7
Expert Chef Amy Hoyt is demonstrating a gem from the 70s and 80s: Monkey Bread. The origins of this bread are uncertain – but it is a true American original and is virtually unknown outside of the United States.
Denver Bookbinding Company, 2715 17th st Denver 80211
Denver’s oldest and most beloved bookbinding house is opening its doors for a unique, insider’s look at creating and binding books. Tour includes a workshop on making your own hardcover, single-signature book to take home. $15 materials fee (all materials and supplies included). Registration is required. Register online or call 720-865-1206. http://denverlibrary.org/node/967
Fresh City Life pitches in to help our friends at the Denver Art Museum celebrate a special Untitled event. Highlighting the Yves Saint Laurent exhibition, this Untitled brings together an eclectic mix of presenters – great music, fashion, and some do-it-yourself fun. Yves Saint Laurent was famous for his spectacular tuxedos (for men and women), his eccentric spectacles and his dedication to his craft. Fresh City Life brings hot to haute with a pocket square station for all chic crafters. Come to make and take a little bit of YSL home with you.
MAD Beans & Wine Cafe 13th & Acoma (across the plaza from the Denver Art Museum)
Come solo or with friends to play word games like Scrabble, Boggle and Balderdash as well as a host of other fun games like Clue, Trivial Pursuit and others. You can even bring your own favorite game to play with other gamers. Enjoy wine, coffee and snacks from our host MAD Beans & Wine Cafe. It’s F-U-N on every last Wednesday of the month. One drink minimum please.
This is a perfect class for our teacher Janny Potter – not only is she a fantastic and adventurous knitter, she is a warm, kind-hearted and gentle teacher – so she makes learning new techniques a breeze. In this workshop, you’ll learn about turning knitted pieces into more sculptural items through the process of felting (causing the wool fibers to lock through heat, water and agitation). Felting is easy and has multiple crafting applications. $10 fee; all materials provided for this workshop. Registration is required http://denverlibrary.org/node/2626 and will open on Wednesday, January 18.
Mondays, February 6, 13, 27, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Your first chance of the new year to learn the craft of knitting. Fresh City Life has been creating new knitters since Fall of 2004 with the aid of our expert knitting teachers and the relaxing multiple-night classes. Learn the basics and we’ll help you move on to more advanced knitting as your confidence grows. All materials provided; $10 materials fee. Registration required http://denverlibrary.org/node/4130 and will open on Monday, January 23.
Our talented and inquisitive DIY crew is ready to teach you ‘cold process’ soap making. Once you have the basics down, you’ll be able to make beautiful soaps with luxurious add-ins. Great for presents or just to enjoy for yourself. Give a man a fish, he eats for a day – teach him how to make soap, and he smells good all the time. $20 materials fee. Registration is required http://denverlibrary.org/node/4132
and will open Friday, January 20.