International vocalist, Faye Nepon, comes to Denver Public Library in a concert of Jewish cultural music accompanied by expert pianist Sheldon Sands. Nepon’s voice, full of magic and warmth, reflects her passion for the diversity of world song. Singing in Yiddish, Hebrew, Italian, Ladino and English, Nepon’s music is at once grounded in history and narrative with the lightness and joy of a fairytale.
Artist and illustrator Tom Sarmo hosts this workshop focusing on using your art journal as a resource for new and original craft/art ideas. Learn how to build collaged, mixed media journals that provide a rich, continuous idea cache. The workshop will explain resource opportunities, innovative ideas, and concrete, how-to examples for creating and maintaining idea-sketchbooks. A variety of materials-use will also be covered. Explore Tom’s artwork at tomsarmo.com. All materials for this workshop provided; $10 materials fee. Registration is required.
All fiction writers use reality to inform their work, just as all memoirists must be adept at imposing the structures of fiction onto life in all its untidiness. Author Jon Cotter explores how to locate the center of your story, spin crisp and absorbing dialogue from remembered conversations, and find the dramatic through-line in messy and interconnected stories. Students will also learn to create evocative settings, where to stand on point-of-view questions, and how to usefully alter your subjects. Exercises and recommended reading included. Registration is required.
Headmistress Heather McKenzie teaches this workshop on one of the most important (and neglected) aspects of fine knitting: good finishing techniques. Students will bring several squares to each workshop and learn the best seaming skills (and other useful techniques) so that finished projects don’t look as though they’ve been made “with loving hands at home” – to quote our headmistress. After this workshop, you’ll be ready to tackle any pieced garment or knitted project. Register online http://denverlibrary.org/fresh#day or call 720-865-1206.
Watch the classic 1961 film based on Henry James' Turn of the Screw. Deborah Kerr stars in this beautiful and creepy film about a governess whose little charges might not be so innocent. After the movie, Central City Opera presents excerpts from their summer offering, The Turn of the Screw by Benjamin Britten. Registration is encouraged. Please register online http://denverlibrary.org/fresh or call 720-865-1206.
The world’s most recognized supermodel, Barbie™, was born in March 1959; 53 years later, she’s still figuring in the childhood dreams of lots of girls (and even boys) who love fashion dolls. Our summer beginning knitting class is dedicated to creating outfits for Barbie™ and her friends. Use your new skills to dress up your fashion doll or make some youngster’s Barbie™ dreams come true. Our expert teachers will share with you all the techniques you’ll need to be an avid knitter for Barbie™ and beyond. All materials provided: $20 materials fee.
Performing their recent commissions, Ciranda and two other compositions that inspired their debut album – Summer Play – Mountain Music Duo’s concerts reflect ten years of performing nationally. Ciranda is a children's suite depicting games and tunes from her Brazilian heritage. Mountain Music Duo offers fresh interpretations of classical, pop, and jazz music.
Denver Bookbinding Company, 2715 17th st Denver 80211
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. $15 materials fee (all materials and supplies included). Registration is required. Please register online http://denverlibrary.org/fresh#craft or call 720-865-1206.