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National Parks Free on Sunday for Park Service Birthday!

If you're not heading to downtown Denver to watch the US Pro Bike Challenge on Sunday (or heading to 1 of the 3 Denver Public Library Branches that will be open!), you may want to take the opportunity to celebrate our National Park Service's birthday with free admission to any National Park!

Colorado's National Parks, Monuments, and Historic Sites include a wide variety of scenery and history, and are scattered all over the state.

For majestic beauty:

Rocky Mountain National Park

Colorado National Monument

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Great Sand Dunes National Park

Tonight!

Here are some Fresh City Life My Branch programs happening around the city tonight!

Make a re-usable bag from a t-shirt! Bring in your clean old or new t-shirts, the bigger the better, and give them new life! Tonight! Wednesday, August 21 at 6 p.m. at the Smiley Branch.

What Do Steamy Paperbacks, Ukuleles, and Dogs All Have In Common?

Homeowners Association and You

They're all part of the Fresh City Life My Branch programs at your local library! Check out what's coming up this week!

Do you find yourself constantly asking people about what they are reading? Do you love talking about books, poems, and essays? The Schlessman Family Branch Library hosts a Book Chat every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. We chat about what we're reading and maybe even read aloud for a bit. Just sit and listen--or share! Thursday, August 15, 1:30 p.m.

Indian Summer: Bollywood Film Series this August

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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.

Mark Your Calendar With These Fresh City Life My Branch Programs!

We've got some great Fresh City Life My Branch programs coming up! Don't forget to mark your calendar!

You definitely don't want to miss ice cream sundaes at the Ross-University Hills Branch! Learn fun and easy ice cream and sauce recipes, as well as suggestions for making the best sundae ever! Saturday, August 10 at 2 p.m. at the Ross-University Hills Branch!

Tell Us What You Want To Do!

We're planning the Fresh City Life My Branch calendar for the fall and winter months. What events would you like to see?

Do you love gardening? Is cooking your passion? We have a variety of talented programmers who provide free adult cultural events like arts and crafts, cooking demonstrations, gardening classes, guitar lessons, film discussions, sewing sessions, historical field trips, parenting classes, book clubs, painting lessons, and so much more. How do you like to spend your free time? What have you been dying to learn or try? Tell us what you're interested in and we'll see what we can do!

10 Reasons Why You Should Join A Book Club!

Looking for something fun to do? Want to meet new friends? The Denver Public Library has several book clubs throughout the community. Take a look and join one today.

10 reasons why you should join:

1) It's FREE!

2) Meet new people

3) Read a good book!

4) Lively discussions and good debates

5) Read outside the box

6) A reason to turn off the TV

7) Take a break and get out of the house

8) Everyone's welcome

9) Learn something new

10) Learn to read critically and expand your communication skills

Have we convinced you yet?

Here are a couple to choose from.

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
Register Online

Local Authors Visit The Denver Public Library

Colorado has some pretty amazing local authors and we're proud to share them with you. Join us this week to hear excerpts of their writing and participate in lively discussions.

Local favorite, Wayne Omura, will discuss his latest book, Zen Foot-Notes: Upon the Unknown Passage. It's a "metaphysical-mystical mountain climbing adventure symbolic of our journey through life." Join us Wednesday, July 24 at 6 p.m. at the Ross-Cherry Creek Branch.

Make "Fresh City Life My Branch" Plans Tonight!

Looking for something fun to do this evening? Check out these programs that are all happening tonight!

The Smiley Branch is creating buttons at their Make and Take Studio tonight! Wednesday, July 17 at 6 p.m. at the Smiley Branch.

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