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These Things Happened: Last Friday Night We Partied, Hardly (a generally OK time was had by all)

Ann as ray of sunshine, Trish bringing the emo.

Friday, May 31: nighttime. Fresh City Life was on hand to celebrate Untitled #57 at the Denver Art Museum. We hosted ennui-inspired button making. Were you there?

We had a great time pretending to be 'meh' -- because it was too much fun hanging out with a huge crowd. Excellent live music, a chance to explore the museum at night and spectacular food. If you didn't make it, here are some photos. And join us in August!

Plan Your Summer At The Library!

Guess What! Fresh City Life My Branch events have been posted through the end of the summer. Look ahead and plan around your summer vacations and pool time.

Landscape designer, Deb Courtner will show you how to add color and music to your garden by crafting wind chimes from beads and recycled kitchen utensils. Hurry, registration is required! Call 720-865-0975 or email fclmybranch@denverlibrary.org. Thursday, July 11 at 5 p.m. at the Bear Valley Branch.

Madame Defarge University for Knitters

Designed by Ann Myhre

When Fresh City Life talked to our expert fibers teacher, Ann Myhre, (Knitty Cat) about a knitting workshop that would incorporate multiple knitting and finishing techniques, she dreamt up this sweet little bag that allows knitters to rack up a lot of new skills in a compact project.

Finish this great purse in our June workshop and you'll move to the head of the class at Madame Defarge's Knitting Salon. Rarely does a knitting pattern offer up this many chances to practice new techniques, and with our dedicated knitting teachers for your tutors, you'll be graduating from intermediate to advanced knitter this summer. Grow your knitting skills for better fall crafting!

In the Clutch: Zippered Handbag Workshop

Fresh Food In the City

Whether you need fresh new ideas or you're making an effort to get away from processed foods, you're sure to find these cooking programs helpful! Start by learning how to make easy homemade baby food, then learn how to pick out fresh produce, and finally discover easy make ahead meals. But don't forget to mark it on your calendar! It's all coming up in the next two weeks!

Join us on Sunday, June 2 at 2 p.m. at the Sam Gary Branch, as Clelia McVay from Happy Baby Foods shows you how to make healthy, homemade baby food. She'll demonstrate how to avoid allergens and create healthy food for your baby.

Be Bookish This Saturday!

Las Comadres Book Club

Start off your weekend with other bookish folks at a Fresh City Life My Branch event!

The Smiley Branch invites you to join the new Las Comadres and Friends National Latino Book Club! We will be meeting the 4th Saturday of each month at 1 p.m. starting this Saturday, May 25. Membership is open to every book lover interested in reading English-language works written by Latina and Latino authors.

Home, Sweet Home(made)

Make your home an even better place to be--find out how with Fresh City Life My Branch!

Learn how you can apply knowledge of the energy of spaces and things in your home in Introduction to Feng Shui: A Hands-On Workshop on Thursday, May 23 at 6 p.m. at the Ross-University Hills Branch. Lorrie Webb Grillo of Thriving Spaces Feng Shui will teach you about the Bagua and the Five Elements, just some of the tools of the Feng Shui practitioner.

The Fearless Flight of Icarus Explored In Staged Reading at DPL

Enjoy a free, staged reading of the play, Icarus, by Edwin Sanchez, this Sunday in the beautiful Vida Ellison Gallery overlooking the Civic Center Park.

This is the Denver debut of Edwin Sanchez's play; it is the story of Icarus told in modern times. And like Oscar Wilde's quote, this story of Icarus is not about hubris and the incumbent fall -- it is instead focused on the courage and ingenuity it takes to attempt such a dramatic flight.

To Your Health!

The folks at Fresh City Life My Branch want to support your healthy choices! Here are some upcoming programs to inform and inspire them!

What's healthier than eating your vegetables? Learn how to grow your own with Vegetable Gardening Techniques for a Bountiful Harvest on Wednesday, May 22 at 6 p.m. at the Ross-Cherry Creek Branch. Learn how to make your garden a haven of delicious organic veggies throughout the season. Learn about the All American Selection Vegetable Winners that can provide high yields and insect resistance, while keeping you and your family in healthy meals.

Click It, Learn It, Eat It, Sew It!

Denver Dumb Friends League

Craft, eat, and learn with Fresh City Life My Branch this weekend!

Eggs--they're not just for breakfast anymore! Monica Kadillak will teach you all kinds of things you can do with The Incredible Egg at the Smiley Branch on Saturday, May 18 at 2 p.m. Recipes & samples included!

Get Bugged with Artist Marie Gibbons

Samples of the June bugs Marie will be teaching students to make at Camp G.

Learn how to make these extraordinary ceramic bugs with local artist Marie Gibbons at Camp Gitchacrafton.

There's always something exciting going on in Marie E.v.B Gibbons's studio just off Tennyson. Right now she is working on a group art project guided by Susan Lomuto of New York; all participating artists are creating works of art using debris collected by Susan on the shores after Hurricane Sandy. You can see one of Marie's completed sculptures for the Peace By Piece Art Project (second photo from the bottom).

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