Our knitting salon has been hosting knitters, crocheters and fiber hobbyists for nearly ten years! And our lady of the yarn, Madame Defarge, loves to bring her crew together at the end of the year -- just for fun! Great light snacks, a warm cup of cider and the joy of hanging out together. Join us for this festive annual tradition. And check out more adult cultural events at Fresh City Life.
Madame Defarge’s Holiday Party
Monday, December 2, 5-7:30 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Fresh City Lounge
Looking for that extra special unique handmade/crafted gift? Stop by the Blair-Caldwell Library and check out a wide vary of items inspired by the principles of Kwanzaa by local artists, artisans and merchants.
As we begin to fill our 2014 events calendar with fun, educational and exciting programs, Fresh City Life pauses to wish you the very best for the holiday season! Join us for a chance to toast a wonderful year of community and sharing at our Fresh City Life Open House. And see our upcoming events (2013-2014) on the Fresh City Life events calendar.
Fresh City Life Holiday Open House
Sunday, December 1, 1-5 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Fresh City Lounge
You’re invited to join us for a glass of spiced cider and a chance to share some of the good cheer of the season. We’ll have our button makers up and running for you to make a merry button and all of our cool yarn and crafting items will be discounted for your gift making and giving. Here’s to a happy holiday time for all. Hope to see you there!
After learning that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie had teamed up with a winemaking family in Provence and created the award-winning Chateau Miraval Rosé 2012, my first thought was what kind of cheese the fabulous couple would pair it with.
It turns out that a Rosé is best complemented by a milder, soft cheese, such as Brie or Camembert, according to Fiona Beckett's Cheese Course (2009). This beautifully photographed volume also includes over 40 recipes, as well as tips for entertaining with, selecting and storing cheese.
This weekend we have a variety of fun programs at three great branches! If you loves games, crafts and films...we have a program for you.
Be sure to visit Bear Valley on Friday, November 22 at 4 p.m. to try your luck at Bingo. This is a fun program that is open to adults as well as kids of all ages. Win prizes like snacks and gift cards!
This week Mexican journalist and author Elena Poniatowska became the fourth woman, first Mexican woman, and fifth Mexican to win the highest literary honor in the Spanish-speaking world, the 2013 Cervantes Prize (Premio Cervantes).
She is recognized for her lifelong career as a journalist, essayist, novelist and poet whose work addresses Mexican socio-political movements and themes, many focusing on history and the disenfranchised and poor.
John Green (photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore) - author, vlogger, tweeter, teacher, activist, Nerdfighter Extraordinaire - is my hero. His brother Hank is a very close second on my hero scale, as well. And yes, I am now a proud Nerdfighter, too, fighting suck and doing my best to increase awesome!
What an inspiration these brothers are - sharing their energy, creativity, knowledge, passion, innovation, and let's face it, just plain genius, with the world.
I'm sure many of you out there are thinking the same thing--why isn't that new (book, movie, tv show) item by my favorite (author, actor) in the catalog yet? Rest assured, these items WILL be on order soon!
Here at DPL, we try to order materials 2-3 months ahead of publication, but because of the way our yearly funding works, we have to wait until a bit later in the year to start ordering next year's titles. We know that you're anxious to get onto the list for some sure to be popular items, so start looking for new books by these authors (not to mention Season 4 of Downton Abbey!) within the next few weeks:
Fresh City Life has a few more gifts to deliver this season -- including a return engagement of the immensely popular acoustic group, The Castle Rock Community Ringers -- a local handbell choir that creates beautiful music throughout the year. Check out the Fresh City Life calendar for events this season and in the new year.
Hark! How the Bells: Holiday Bell Choir Concert
Friday, November 29, 5-6 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall
Returning for an encore performance, the Castle Rock Community Ringers make incredible music using only the classic choir bells – and these musicians know how to create a joyful noise! The well-regarded Castle Rock Community Ringers will show us how to ‘throw cares away’ with their thoughtful blend of holiday and secular songs all created with perfectly-pitched handbells.
We have three author’s coming to our branches this weekend...It’s an author extravaganza!
On Saturday, November 16, veteran sports writer Mark Kiszla discusses his new book, No Plan B: Peyton Manning’s Comeback with the Denver Broncos. The book follows Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning from training camp through the regular season as he stages one of the most hyped comebacks in National Football League history. Join us at Schlessman Family Branch at 11 a.m.