Fresh City Life

The Satisfying Stews and Breads of Winter

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Cooking
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
B2 Conference Center

Chef Amy Hoyt, of The Seasoned Chef, asks the big question: What is a good stew without some warm bread alongside it? Creating two wonderful winter pairings – Mulligatawny Stew with Homemade Flat Bread; and Beef Tip and Barley Stew with Whole Wheat, Garlic and Rosemary Irish Soda Bread – Chef Amy will share recipes for all four and will be sharing samples of one of the stew and bread combos.

http://denverlibrary.org/fresh#stews

Present Knits-Fingerless Gloves with Heather REGISTRATION OPENS 10/15

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Arts and Crafts
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Level 1 Fresh City Lounge

Present Knits
This is our fourth annual Present Knits workshop – a series of one-night classes that focuses on a chic and simple project that you can knit up in a couple evenings – if you do your homework. Each of our teachers will be bringing a favorite pattern to their night of Present Knits, and all of our teachers will be there in case you have questions about other projects you're working on.

Monday, October 29, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Fresh City Lounge
REGISTRATION OPENS OCTOBER 15

Felt a Brand New Bag REGISTRATION OPENS 9/17

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Arts and Crafts
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Level 1 Fresh City Lounge

Mondays, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Fresh City Lounge
REGISTRATION OPENS SEPTEMBER 17

Make a gorgeous felted bag for yourself or a gift. Knitted on big needles, it works up fast and when you're finished, you’ll felt it down to size for a durable and great looking go-to accessory. If you've always been curious about the craft of felting knitted items, this is a great 4 part beginning workshop. Materials list provided with registration confirmation. Register online at http://denverlibrary.org/fresh#felt or call 720-865-1206.

Untitled: Written Off

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Arts and Crafts
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Denver Art Museum, 13th Avenue at Acoma Plaza

Find your creative spirit guide at the Fresh City Life station at the Denver Art Museum's event celebrating Van Gogh and other artists whose genius was ignored or overlooked in their lifetime. Untitled: Written Off highlights the recently opened Van Gogh exhibition and will be the last Untitled scheduled this year. Come for the fun of it and Fresh City Life will help you divine your artist spirit guide. Then you'll create a spirit guide vial that will hold your creative mojo. General admission for Untitled events is $10 and the Fresh City Life station is free with admission.

Behind the Cover: Tour Denver Bookbinding and Build Your Own Book Workshop Registration opens 10/3

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Arts and Crafts
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Denver Bookbinding Company, 2715 17th st Denver 80211

Wednesday, October 17, 10 a.m.-Noon
REGISTRATION OPENS OCTOBER 3

Denver’s oldest and most beloved bookbinding house is opening its doors for a unique, insider’s look at creating and binding books. Tour includes a workshop on making your own hardcover, single-signature book to take home. All materials for this workshop provided; $15 materials fee. Register online at http://denverlibrary.org/fresh#behind or call 720-865-1206.

Día de las Tazas – Day of the Mugs REGISTRATION OPENS 9/28

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Arts and Crafts
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Level 1 Fresh City Lounge

Saturday, October 13, 2-4 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Fresh City Lounge
REGISTRATION OPENS SEPTEMBER 28

Barbarella: Hosted by Author Brini Maxwell REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

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Film
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
B2 Conference Center

Join Fresh City Life for an extraordinary night at the movies. New York author, hostess and trendsetter, Brini Maxwell brings her spin to our showing of the outrageous 1968 Jane Fonda confection, Barbarella, directed by Roger Vadim. The tagline for this film claims that Barbarella is a woman who makes Science Fiction something else," and we decided this film needed a hostess who is something else, too. Style maven Brini Maxwell will be on hand to talk us through Jane Fonda's epic, futuristic turn. Barabarella, Jane and Brini. Hmmm. If our mission is to make a wing-dinger…mission accomplished.

Registration Opens for Last Train to Knitopia: Beginning Knitting

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Arts and Crafts
(All day)
Level 1 Fresh City Lounge

Mondays, September 10, 17, 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Fresh City Lounge
Registration Opens August 27

Fresh City Life has been creating new knitters since Fall of 2004 with the aid of our expert knitting teachers and the relaxing multiple-night classes. This will be our last beginning knitting class of 2012. Learn the basics and we’ll help you move on to more advanced knitting as your confidence grows. All materials provided; $10 materials fee. Registration is required and will open on Monday, August 27.

Wink: Songs with the Flirt Built In

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Music and Dance
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Level 7 Vida Ellison Gallery

Denver's exciting and diverse female singers come together for this night celebrating the fun, sexy and double-entendred music of the American songbook. Denver Public Library’s Fresh City Life plays host to this special event that highlights fine music and Denver’s most spectacular voices. When you hear Rosemary Clooney singing Too Old to Cut the Mustard and Mae West crooning A Guy What Takes His Time, you know both these ladies are telling two stories: the catchy song you’re listening to and the read-between-the-lines lyrics that might get you banned in Boston.

Sitar Concert with Chris ‘Citrus’ Sauthoff

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Music and Dance
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Level 1 Schlessman Hall

When George Harrison and The Beatles befriended Ravi Shankar, the traditional instrument of classical Indian music, the sitar, was embraced by American audiences. It is often heard in world music; its sympathetic tones marrying well with a wide range of musical genres. Chris ‘Citrus’ Sauthoff brings his signature style to the sitar, creating music that has been described as citradelic. Fresh City Life is thrilled to host Citrus for this concert highlighting the poetic and lyrical music of the sitar.

http://denverlibrary.org/node/2094#sitar

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