Explore the use of words used to describe the human form that also illuminate how we express our relationship to the natural world. Choose a word that resonates for you as a figural descriptor and we'll use that to match you up with a beautiful artwork in the DAM collection. After you are paired with your landscape, you'll turn it into a magnet for your fridge gallery. And we will be test driving our new rectangular button maker -- so on this night, the natural world will be made up of straight lines!
Fresh City Life is honored to host The Mizel Museum for an afternoon with Paula Burger, author of the Holocaust memoir, Paula’s Window: Papa, the Bielski Partisans and A Life Unexpected. The book chronicles Burger’s childhood journey through the Holocaust and her triumph over trauma through art and the love of her family. Andrea Jacobs, senior writer at the Intermountain Jewish News, is the co-author. Ms. Burger’s book will be available for purchase and signing. This event is free and open to the public. http://denverlibrary.org/fresh
Join Fresh City Life for our third annual Anti-Valentine’s Day Party. We won’t be exchanging sweet nothings, but we will sweeten the experience with great appetizers and sweet finishes from our friends at Whole Foods Market – and we’ll poke a little fun at this thing called love with a presentation of the French film, He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not. Audrey Tautou, star of the modern romance classic, Amelie, plays Angelique, a young woman whose object of affection may be in question. It’s a surprising, quirky film that will make you fall in love with restraining orders all over again.
Southern Journey: Black, White and Brown Blues captures a uniquely American experience as 10 musicians and singers gather together to sing slave songs, spirituals, old time fiddle and banjo tunes, field hollers and blues. http://denverlibrary.org/fresh
Some form of the violin/fiddle can be found in most cultures around the world. Sandra Wong takes the audience on an exploration of many of these musical worlds on nyckelharpa (the Swedish keyed fiddle) and violin/fiddle ranging from the haunting to the joyful; from the classical to the foot stomping; from the Middle-East to the Fjords of Norway, the Appalachian mountains and many places in between. http://denverlibrary.org/fresh#music
Mike Fitzmaurice and Jean Bolger are Big Fiddle/Little Fiddle. Mike plays the double bass (big fiddle!) and Jean plays the violin (little fiddle!). They are both members of the Irish music group Colcannon. For this performance they’ll be playing all sorts of sounds – low and high – to surprise and delight. http://denverlibrary.org/fresh#music
Hailed as "one of the very best acoustic guitarists in the world" by All Music Guide, Michael DeLalla will kick off our 2014 Weekend Music Series with his debut concert at DPL. DeLalla serves up a delicious brew of solo guitar compositions and arrangements of traditional tunes gathered worldwide, steeped with his classical training and seasoned with his jazz, Celtic and folk stylings. http://denverlibrary.org/fresh#music
We’re creating a Tapestry Crochet installation for the Fresh City Lounge and we need your help. Bring your size F or G crochet hook; then hang out, create and be social with a bunch of hookers while we make a group work of art! All yarn and instruction provided. Registration is required for this workshop. No beginning students please. Registration is required. Please register online or call 720-865-1206. http://denverlibrary.org/fresh#arts
Mondays, January 6, 13, 27, 5:30-8 p.m.
Expert crocheter Ann Myhre is taking stitchers on a magical tour of tapestry crochet techniques. Fresh City Life will provide the yarn if you'll donate your first two 'potholders' to our community project: creating a tapestry crochet installation that will dominate our Fresh City Lounge for the better part of 2014! Create and learn while enjoying the company of other crafters. No beginning students please. Registration is required. Please register online or call 720-865-1206. http://denverlibrary.org/fresh#arts
Curious Classes: Beginning Knitting and Crochet
Every Monday, 5-7:30 p.m. except for Monday, January 20 and Monday, February 17 for holiday closures.
Central Library, Level 1 Fresh City Lounge
No Registration Required
Every Monday night, we'll accept walk-in students who'd like to learn how to knit or crochet. Our teacher will host up to six beginning students in either discipline, first come-first served. No materials or tools or registration needed for this introductory workshop and students are welcome to return on successive Monday nights until they are 'freestyling,' too!