Kids

Puppets & Things on Strings

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Performance and Presentations
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Meeting Room

Join us for family programming, as Mark Hellerstein performs a full-stage marionette puppet production!

Meet Little Willy Worm, the bookworm, and Pansy, the chimpanzee, as they narrate stories and bring a drawing to life right before your eyes! Delightful fun for the whole family!

Join us at 11 a.m. on the first Saturday of the month for family programming at the Sam Gary Library! (We’ll take a break in the summer for Summer of Reading.)

LEGO Contest Kick-off Party!

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Arts and Crafts
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Meeting Room

Love LEGOs? Then get ready for Denver Public Library's 2014 LEGO Building Contest! We'll kick-off this competition with fun LEGO activities for the whole family!

Dr. Seuss Birthday Party

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Arts and Crafts
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss. There will be games and crafts. Of course, it wouldn't be a birthday party without a birthday cake!

Saturday Sessions- Heart and Soul: Sitar And Tabla Concert

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Music and Dance
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Level 1 Schlessman Hall

Featuring Chris ‘Citrus’ Sauthoff. When George Harrison and The Beatles befriended Ravi Shankar, the traditional instrument of classical Indian music, the sitar, was embraced by American audiences. It is often heard in world music; its sympathetic tones marrying well with a wide range of musical genres. Chris ‘Citrus’ Sauthoff brings his signature style to the sitar – the soul of traditional Indian music.
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Saturday Sessions- Lute with Ben Cohen

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Film
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Level 1 Schlessman Hall

Let’s party like its 1599! Lutenist Ben Cohen performs lively lute music from the renaissance to the early baroque, including music of Elizabethan England by famed English composer John Dowland, and German baroque music by J.S. Bach’s contemporary Silvius Leopold Weiss.
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Saturday Sessions- Strings with Sandra Wong and James Hoskins

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Music and Dance
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Level 1 Schlessman Hall

Each of these performers has appeared at Denver Public Library as solo performers. This concert will mark their debut concert at the library as a duo. Both of these talented cello players are sought-after musicians in Denver and their presentations at Central Library are always much anticipated. Enjoy the haunting and lyrical music of the cello at this community event.
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Saturday Sessions- One Man Band with Dan Tulinko

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Music and Dance
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Level 1 Schlessman Hall

Accordion maestro, Dan Tulinko, will demonstrate the fascinating versatility of the instrument nicknamed the ‘one man band’ known for its ability to carry and create both the harmonic and melodic structure of a song at the same time. From button box and piano accordion, Dan uses the ‘squeeze box’ to play jazz, vaudeville and European folk music.
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Frida Kahlo’s Aguas Frescas Stand and Bodega del Botón

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Arts and Crafts
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Acoma Plaza near the west entrance of Central Library

In celebration of Mexican culture and Cinco de Mayo, Fresh City Life hosts a stand just outside our west entrance. Come by to sample some traditional aguas frescas (which means fresh waters), light and refreshing beverages made from fruit juices, fresh fruit and other natural ingredients. We’ll also have all of our button makers on hand so that you can create a cool button or magnet commemorating the day. All free and open to the public.
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Saturday Sessions- Transcendent Irish: Jon Sousa and Adam Agee

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Music and Dance
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Level 1 Schlessman Hall

Adam Agee and Jon Sousa are two of Colorado’s most sought-after traditional Irish musicians. Since 2004, they have been journeying together through the Irish idiom on fiddle, guitar, and tenor banjo, enchanting listeners on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Adam and Jon have put down musical roots in County Clare, where they lived together, and now make frequent visits. Their connection to their instruments and the transcendent energy in their music is guaranteed to captivate and uplift audiences of all ages.
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Surprise Jars / Tarros de sorpresas

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Arts and Crafts
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Meeting Room

How would you like to have a jar full of surprises? Come to the Byers Branch Library today to create one of your very own! ¿No sería bonito tener un tarro lleno de sorpresas? Ven a la Biblioteca Byers para crear tu propio tarro de sorpresas.

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