Fresh City Life Blog

Felted Ornament

Homemade holidays are the best! Join us on Wednesday, December 1, at 6:30 p.m. at the Smiley Branch Library to make a fun ornament to add joy and whimsy to your celebrations. Class size is limited, be sure to reserve your spot by calling 720-865-0260.

 

Miss Phoebe Reese Guest Blogs For Fresh City Life

Backstage at Curious Theatre, Phoebe poses with a young fan.

While Chris Loffelmacher attends the International Cultural Programming Symposium in Cleveland, his friend, Phoebe Reese (entertainer, party hostess and self-proclaimed celebrity), will be filling in and sending you up-to-the-minute blogs on what's happening at Fresh City Life:

 Hello My Little Pumpkins!

I'm commandeering Chris' blog for a couple weeks while he takes in all the cultural offerings in Cleveland. Chris and I go way back, we grew up together in North Dakota and then met again years later while my star was rising in San Francisco. He was a clerk in a gift shop -- and though we were an unlikely pair, we became fast friends. My star never stopped rising...and now I believe Chris is a clerk of some kind at the library...so we've both come a long way.

Winter Wonderland Building Contest

Are you a master of Legos or other building blocks? Show us your creativity with your unique creation on the theme “Winter Wonderland.” There will be winners and prizes in kid, teen, and adult categories. Drop off your creation between Saturday, November 27 and Thursday, December 2 at the Schlessman Family Branch Library.

Join us for the judging on Saturday, December 4 at 10 a.m. at the Schlessman Family Branch Library!

Guidelines for submission:

AARP Driver’s Safety Class

This class is open to drivers of all ages! Those 55 and older that successfully complete this two-day course may be eligible to receive a discount on auto insurance. Join us on Monday, November 22 and Tuesday, November 23, from 1-5 p.m. at the Bear Valley Branch Library.

The cost of the course is $12 for AARP members or $14 for non-members.

Registration is required; please call (720) 865-0975.

No Bake Healthy Family Snacks

Learn how to feed your family fun and healthy snacks that they’ll be excited to make AND to eat on Saturday, November 20, 11:00 a.m. at the Schlessman Family Branch Library.

For Even More Recipes:

Bonfils Blood Drive

Give the gift of life - donate blood. Each week, Bonfils Blood Center needs more than 4,000 donors to meet the needs of our community and to be prepared in case of an emergency. Friday, November 19, 1:00-6:30 p.m at the Bear Valley Branch Library.

It's a great time of year to give! According to the American Medical Association, giving blood is good for you too! To schedule an appointment, please call (303) 363-2300 or visit their website.

eMedia Class

Want to learn how to download an electronic audio or book to your computer, iPod, or mp3? Join in-house expert as she shares all the exciting materials we have electronically and how you can do it step-by-step at home on Saturday, November 20, 10:30 a.m. at the newly renovated Bear Valley Branch Library.

If you've ever wanted to know more about downloadable eBooks, audio eBooks or eFlicks and how to transfer these items to your MP3, iPod, or any other handheld device, this is a wonderful opportunity to ask questions of our in-house expert. Not sure if your handheld device is ready for eMedia? Check out the list of compatible devices!

Want more help with your devices? Visit the newly expanded Community Technology Center or check out any of these great books!

Where Denver’s Scandals are Buried

Call Number: X-21986 From Western History and Genealogy Collection

The Victorians were not as prudish as some believe. Sex, bribery, and other crimes of early Denver were taken to the grave in Denver’s Fairmount Cemetery. Presented by Fairmount Heritage Foundation volunteer Tom Morton on Wednesday, November 17, 6:30 p.m. at the Schlessman Family Branch Library.

Some books about Denver's scandalous history include:

Premiere Reads: Veteran’s Day

Honor the memory of a veteran and join Dennis Hagen, archivist for the 10th Mountain Division Resource Center and liaison to the Veteran’s History Project, as he shares the resources capturing veterans’ experiences on Wednesday, November 17, 6 p.m. at the Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library.

Bring your new or favorite history read to share. Some popular or recently published selections include:

Colorado Authors Series: Polly Letofsky

Polly Letofsky left her home and headed west across 4 continents and over 14,000 miles to become the first woman to walk around the world for breast cancer. Join us at the Bear Valley Branch Library on Saturday, November 13, at 2 p.m. as she discusses her book, 3MPH: The Adventures of One Woman’s Walk Around the World.

While strangers welcomed her into their homes, it was never an easy road. Polly struggled with earthquakes, muggings, languages, and even religious riots. Her extraordinary journey around the world on foot raised global awareness for breast cancer and is a testament to the indomitable human spirit.

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