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Madame Defarge Celebrates the Season: No one will lose their head, but it will still be amusing!

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

Fresh City Life Open House: Sips, Nibbles, Holiday Cheer: You're Invited

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!

Black Friday Blues? Skip the sales, enjoy the bells. Castle Rock Community Ringers Play DPL

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.

It's A Wrap: Gift wrapping for a little Ooh La La!

This year's Paris Holiday Market will feature a booth where you can stop and have a package or two wrapped in very French papers, ribbons and tags. All proceeds from this booth will benefit Denver Public Library's Fresh City Life events and programs.

After you've wandered around our Paris Holiday Market, and chosen a few perfect, handcrafted items -- you can drop them off at our special booth to be wrapped in the French way of presenting gifts. All wrapping will be supervised by an expert in French presentation and your purchases will lend a festive touch to any holiday setting. 

Wrapping will be done for a nominal fee and all proceeds from this booth will support free adult cultural programming at Denver Public Library. Sometimes in order to give you have to get! C'est dommage!

The Paris Holiday Market: Celebrate with local creatives at a French-inspired festival

Enjoy a touch of Parisian style at this market featuring local creatives showing their handmade and exclusive goods. And keep up with the best  Fresh City Life programs and events.

Paris Holiday Market
Saturday, November 9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Central Library, Level B2 Conference Center

Our Concert Season Finale: Julian Toha's Immersion Tour at Denver Public Library

Julian Toha

How good can our Denver Public Library music season get? Check out our finale concerts to hear for yourself -- starting with Julian Toha's experimental, new and classical music.  Fresh City Life events and programs.

Julian Toha: Immersion Tour
Tuesday, November 5, 7-8 p.m.
Central Library, Level 7 Vida Ellison Gallery

Indian Summer: Bollywood Film Series this August

Saawariya

No one tells a Hollywood fantasy like Hollywood -- with the exception of India. Bollywood is India's cinematic love letter to Hollywood film style.

They are big and bold; saturated with color and costumes; replete with beautiful music and romantic story lines. Bollywood is Hollywood magnified ten times. Denver Public Library samples some of the finest Bollywood has to offer with three exceptional films in August. Free and open to the public.

Debut Novelist Imogen Binnie Wields a Powerful, New Voice in Trans Literature

Meet author Imogen Binnie at our event highlighting her debut novel, Nevada.

Imogen Binnie's distinctive voice as a writer has been heard in zines and short fiction anthologies.

Author Kristen Ashley Takes Denver By Storm

If there is truth to the writer's credo, "write what you know" -- Kristen Ashley is leading an exciting life! You'll have a chance to meet this prolific and popular author at the library this September. 

Kristen Ashley has a soft spot for the Denver Public Library. She started her writing career here in Denver and often wrote and did research in our libraries. And now she wants to say thank you to DPL and to all of her loyal readers. Kristen is coming to Denver for a special event to meet her fans and raise funds for one of her favorite places - Denver Public Library.

An Evening with Kristen Ashley
Friday, September 20, 7 p.m.
Central Library, Level B2 Conference Center

Shopping with Joan Crawford: This Isn't Her First Time At The Grocery Store

Joan Crawford filmed several public service ads to promote American grocery stores, but you can't miss the product placement for the company for whom she was really shilling. This nostalgic 1965 advertisement is a reminder that we need to take charge of our own eating and food choices. Unless you'd prefer Joan to do all of your shopping for you. Which I kind of would.

Our Chef Shellie brings great information and tasty sampling to our cooking event this Saturday.

Better Living Through Ignoring Chemistry: or How to Stop Being Part of a Dangerous Experiment
Saturday, July 27, 10:30 a.m.-Noon
Central Library, Level B2 Conference Center
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