Special Event

*Special Events*

Film on the Side: The Wizard of OzFilm on the Side: The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Friday, August 29, Showtime: Dusk
Acoma Plaza (near the west entrance of the Central Library)

Directed by Victor Fleming. Starring Judy Garland, Billie Burke, Margaret Hamilton, Frank Morgan.
Go over the rainbow with Dorothy Gale and enjoy this American treasure – under the stars! We're projecting this incredible Technicolor wonder on the side of our building so that even the Wicked Witch can see it on a fly by. Join us at just before sunset; we’ll have seating for you or you can bring cushions or blankets if you want to. See this magical film on its 75th anniversary! In the event of inclement weather, this event will be rescheduled. 102 minutes. Rated PG.

Author Event: Zachary Lazar, I Pity the Poor ImmigrantAuthor Event: Zachary Lazar, I Pity the Poor Immigrant
Friday, September 12, 7-9 p.m.
Central Library, Level 7 Vida Ellison Gallery

With his distinctive writing style and a clever sense for blending the lives of fictional characters into the stories of true life, Zachary Lazar is an author for the new century. Denver Public Library is thrilled to host Lazar for an exclusive reading and talk about his most recent novel, I Pity the Poor Immigrant, called 'brilliant' in the New York Times Book Review. Artfully blending the history of mobster, Meyer Lansky, with an eccentric cast of real and imagined characters, Lazar’s novel has been garnering fantastic reviews from readers and critics alike. His debut novel, Aaron, Approximately put him on the map of authors to watch. His second book, Sway, was chosen as the best book of the year by the Los Angeles Times, Publishers Weekly, Newsday and Rolling Stone. Book signing to follow. Lazar’s books will be available to purchase at the event.

Photo Walking Tour: Photographing Urban Details and ArchitecturePhoto Walking Tour: Photographing Urban Details and Architecture
Saturday, September 20, 9 a.m.-noon
16th Street Mall, Downtown Denver
Registration Required

Take a Saturday morning stroll with expert photographer Amy Wright while you photograph downtown details. Amy, who is currently working on a book of her photos recording several trips to India, will talk to you about how to look for the perfect photo, how to crop as you walk to find the details that make urban photos special. Must have a comfortable working knowledge of your digital camera or camera phone. We’ll meet for a morning brew of your choice, Amy will share tips and techniques with you and then we’ll hit the street for some walking and photography. Then we’ll meet up at the end to share new tips, tricks and look at each other’s photos. Free and open to the public. Registered students will be sent details about where and when to meet. Event will happen on and around the 16th Street Mall. Please register online or call 720-865-1206.

Photo by Amy Wright
 

Fresh City Life Yarn SaleFresh City Life Yarn Sale
Mondays and Fridays (or by appointment), July 7-31
Central Library, Level 1 Fresh City Lounge

Calling all knitters and crocheters. Fresh City Life is having a summer sale on all in-stock yarns. Our selection of yarns will be discounted from 20-30% off. And selected closeout yarns will be reduced to half price. It's a wonderful opportunity for crafters to grow their yarn stash a bit just before the autumn weather sparks an increase in knitting cold weather accessories and seasonal gifts. You'll find all the great yarn in our Fresh City Lounge, located near the west entrance of the Central Library. Look for the French doors. We'll have open hours on Monday 1-8 p.m. and Friday 1-6 p.m. If you would like to come in at another time to look at the yarns, please send an email to events@denverlibrary.org and we'll arrange a time for you to check out the lounge. All sales benefit Fresh City Life programming and events.

 

Film on the Side: The Wizard of OzFilm on the Side: The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Friday, August 29, Showtime: Dusk
Acoma Plaza (near the west entrance of the Central Library)

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