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Crafting with Engage!

Come see us this Saturday for loads of crafting fun. We have three different branches that are hosting easy, creative craft programs.

Monster Bomb at Family Lab

Our first Family Lab at ideaLAB was a smash hit!

In case you haven't heard, the second Saturday of every month is now Family Lab from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. And we are very excited to follow up the first one with a monster bomb workshop with our pals from A Monster To Love.

Check it out.

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….

Love Star Wars? Celebrate Star Wars Reads Day at your local branch library!

The Library, Arts & Crafts, and a Fair You Won't Want to Miss!

Necklace

Years ago I was working at a job I didn't like, and spending my time away from the job thinking about how much I didn't like it. Maybe you can relate. Then one Saturday morning I was browsing through my neighborhood library, when I saw a book about whirligigs. My grandfather was a master carpenter and when I was little he made a whirligig for the roof of his garage. It was a boy on a bike being chased by a dog, and when the wind blew, the boy's feet moved the pedals, which moved the wheels on the bike!

Mad Scientists in the Kitchen

Fizz, Boom, Read! Since our Summer of Reading program this year is all about science, we decided to turn the library into a laboratory today! We became mad scientists here at Montbello, and cooked up some super-easy, super-fun creations that you can make in your own kitchen. We made glitter playdough and slimy gak to play with, with ingredients that you probably already have at home. The best part? Making these recipes with your children gives you the perfect opportunity to introduce basic science concepts in a fun, engaging way. Ready? Here we go:

To make your own playdough:

Getting Crafty at Storytime!

Here at the Children's Library, storytime isn't just about books. We follow each of our Tales for Twos and Preschool Storytimes with a craft in our craft room. Crafting not only encourages creativity, but it also develops early literacy skills that will help children learn to read when they get older.

Happy Thanksgiving from Fresh City Life My Branch

Bridges to Heaven

Everyone at Fresh City Life My Branch hopes you have a wonderful holiday weekend. Once your big meal is done, please consider one of these great programs.

On Tuesday, December 3 at 6 p.m., join us at Ross-University Hills for a fascinating author event. Sue Frederick, author of Bridges to Heaven: True Stories of Loved Ones on the Other Side, believes that death is not the end and that our deceased loved ones are watching us and helping us.

The 2013 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, 2013, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Central Library, Level B2 Conference Center

Star Wars Reads Week is Coming!

Star Wars Reads

This will be a day long remembered. Make that a week! Join us September 30-October 6 for Star Wars Reads Week at Denver Public Library!

Last fall, libraries and bookstores all over the country came together for a celebration of reading and all things Star Wars. The Park Hill Branch Library hosted a standing-room only event featuring all sorts of fun games and activities for Star Wars fans young and old.

Not Your Grandmother's Crafts

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No offense to your grandmother, but leave the embroidery needle and handkerchiefs at home. We're taking crafts into the 21st century with stylish infinity scarves and modern necklaces.

We don't have to tell you how popular infinity scarves are these days. Have fun making your own with Holly Willis! Great for beginners! Materials provided, but if you have a favorite material you'd like to use, please bring it. Please register: 720-865-0975 or fclmybranch@denverlibrary.org. Saturday, August 31 at 2 p.m. at the Bear Valley Branch

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