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Colorado Authors Series Presents Eleanor Brown, Author of The Weird Sisters

The Weird Sisters

The Fresh City Life My Branch Colorado Authors Series presents Eleanor Brown, author of The Weird Sisters, on Sunday, May 8 at 2 p.m. at Schlessman.

Eleanor Brown's debut novel, The Weird Sisters, is the story of the Andreas family, whose motto might as well be "There's no problem a library card can't solve." When Rosalind, Bianca, and Cordelia (named after Shakespeare heroines by their professor father) return to their childhood home, ostensibly to care for their ailing mother, but really to lick their wounds and bury their secrets, they are horrified to find the others there. See, they love each other. They just don't happen to like each other very much.

BUDGET UPDATE: Building for the Library's Future

Green Valley Ranch Branch Library

In May we will be celebrating two major milestones in Denver Public Library's history — the groundbreaking for the new branch library at Stapleton and the completed renovations of the Central Library.

I often find myself explaining how the Library has managed to renovate many of our locations, open a new branch at Green Valley Ranch, and plans to build two more branches in Stapleton and in West Denver as we are facing the possibility of closing branches to meet our 2012 budget reduction target.

Laws of Physics and Fashion: Yo-Yos Do Come Back

Sample of a classic yo-yo quilt.

 "We must never confuse elegance with snobbery." -- Yves Saint Laurent

 

 Yo-yo quilting is a humble craft -- developed by creative Depression-era homemakers to use up bits of fabric for practical objects -- usually quilts and coverlets. (The top photo is a good example of this kind of quilting.) The product is homey, sensible and, in the right hands, can have a wonderful sense of design and movement.

 

Parks

Need a place to play and rest?

Parks are wonderful places to play, hike, skateboard, play with a dog, take a walk, spend time with a significant other or do a variety of other activities. With many trees just beginning to flower, it is a great time to plan a visit so you can dream of summer. DPL has books and DVDs about state and national parks here in Colorado.

Colorado Authors Series Presents: Cort McMeel

The Fresh City Life My Branch Colorado Authors Series presents Cort McMeel, author of Short, at Schlessman Family Branch on Saturday, May 7 at 11:00 a.m.

Short is Mr. McMeel's debut novel, and it's a thrilling voyeuristic tour through the subculture of high-stakes energy trading and the larger than life men who run our markets. These men inhabit a world of intense stress, gluttony, and deception. Mr. McMeel received his MFA from Columbia University, and has worked both as a commodity broker and energy trader throughout his 13-year career in the power markets. He lives in Stapleton.

Be Smart About Fraud, Knit, and Visit with the Ghosts of Colorado!

Fresh City Life My Branch has exciting programs for you this week!

On Monday, May 2 at 6 p.m. at SchlessmanFamily Branch you can learn how to Outsmarting Investment Fraud. The FINRA Investor Education Foundation will teach you about the basics of safe investing, including questions to ask before making investment decisions, how to verify if an investment product or professional is legitimate, how to identify and report investment fraud, and common fraud tactics and how to avoid them.

M is for the Million Things She Gave Me

Still from The Donna Reed Show

“There has always been a food processor in the kitchen. But once upon a time she was usually called the missus or Mom.” -- Sue Berkman

 

This Sunday, we're throwing a little party in honor of Moms everywhere. We hope that you can come -- and bring your Mom!

First, Chef Shellie Kark is going to take us on a tour of New York Jewish Deli cuisine, with her demo and sampling of traditional knishes. YUMMM.

But that's not enough! Our friends at Whole Foods Market have chipped in so that we can serve a sweet deli finish -- like rich cheesecake. And we just might have a surprise or two for our Mom's.

Avoiding the Sophomore Slump?

Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues

It must be a daunting prospect. Your debut album exceeds all expectations of acclaim and now you're faced with trying to follow it up? Can you avoid the "sophomore slump" that plagues so many bands who find themselves in this situation. A batch of young artists are now releasing their second efforts with thick anticipation from the music world.

Here are some notable ones:

Looking for a job?

The Community Technology Center at the Central Library is offering several classes in May that can help!


Creating a Resume with Microsoft Word
Monday, May 16, 11:30-1:30 p.m.
Learn how to create a resume with Microsoft Word using a template.

Resume Open Lab
Thursday, May 19, 3-5 p.m.
Working on perfecting your resume? Drop in and get some help.

Online Job Search
Tuesday, May 31, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Take a look at some popular (and some not so well known) websites for looking for jobs.

Happy National Rebuilding Day!

home repair

April 30 is National Rebuilding Day! Rebuilding Together is an organization that works within a community to help revitalize houses and help keep home upkeep affordable for all and started National Rebuilding Day. Celebrate by helping a neighbor or friend repair their home!

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