Book Club or Book Arts? Save a Tree, or Keep Chickens?

Playing With Books
A Chicken in Every Yard

Whether you want to talk about books or make them, restore your old furniture or learn about keeping chickens, Fresh City Life My Branch has the answer for you this week!

Have an old piece of furniture or a door hanging around that you keep thinking you'll restore, but have never gotten around to it or don't know how? Get inspired with Restore Your Old Wood Furniture (and save a tree!) on Thursday, July 7 at 6:30 at the Bear Valley Branch. Irina Bertini of Denver Urban Homesteading will teach you about how to best restore antique or vintage furniture, doors, and cabinets. Learn about sandpapers, electric sanders, handsaws, stains, and where to get inexpensive materials.

Saturday, July 9 brings you the options of talking about books or learning to keep chickens! Bear Valley's Saturday Morning Book Club meets at 10:00 a.m. They'll be discussing Little Bee by Chris Cleave. Start your weekend with a cup of coffee and a lively book discussion! At 3:00 on Saturday, head on over to the Smiley Branch for another Denver Urban Homesteading offering: Chicken Keeping. John Beauparlant will fill you in on the new permit regulations in Denver, breeds, coop building, and chicken health. Fresh eggs aren't far away!

If you're feeling creative this weekend, join us for Basic Book Arts: Creating Your Own Books on Sunday, July 10 at 2:00 at Schlessman. In this 2-hour class, you'll learn the basic tools, terms, history, and experience of book arts. You'll hand bind 2 or 3 diffrent kinds of books, and explore Japanese stab binding, the accordion fold book, and more! We'll discuss and experiment with everything from cover design to using unique materials to the contents of your books (poetry, photos, drawings, etc). You will leave with at least 2 finished books and the knowledge of how to make books at home. Space is limited, register today: 720-865-0000.

Make sure to check out the complete Fresh City Life My Branch schedule for other upcoming events!

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