Catch the Holiday Spirit!

Soda can jewelry
Playdate with Denver

Are you ready for the holidays? Whether you want to check out eReaders so that you know which one to give or ask for, create some handmade gifts, or need some suggestions for perfect party appetizers, Fresh City Life My Branch has ideas for you this week!

Is an eReader on your holiday list? Find out all about them in: eMedia: What is it, and how does it work? on Friday, December 2, at 2:00 p.m. at the Bear Valley Branch. Learn how to download an electronic audio or book to your computer, iPod, mp3 player, iPhone, Droid, or eReader! Join in-house expert, Janet Ryan, as she shares all the exciting materials in the Denver Public Library’s electronic collections and goes over how you can get them at home or on the go, step-by-step. You'll be ready to use your new toy in no time!

How about a more handmade holiday? We have a few options for you this Saturday, December 3, at 2:00 p.m. At the Ross-Cherry Creek Branch, make your own Candy Cane Bath Salts! A cheery, homemade holiday gift for a hostess, friend, your child’s teacher, or yourself, these bath salts will spice up any winter bath! Please register: 720.865.0120 or fclmybranch@denverlibrary.org.

Baths not your thing? Try making Soda Can Jewelry and Ornaments instead on Saturday, December 3, at 2:00 p.m. at Schlessman. Using shapes that have been precut from soda cans, you’ll create an ornament and jewelry to ring in the holiday season.

Need a gift for little ones, parents, or grandparents in your life? How about a Playdate With Denver? Meet author Kyrie Collins on Saturday, December 3, 2:00 p.m. at the Smiley Branch, then get the book and give it along with a promise of one of the outings it describes with your favorite kid! See more about the book here.

Finally, what's the holiday season without great food? Join us on Saturday, December 3, 2:00 p.m. for Monica Kadillak's Holiday Appetizer Sampler at the Bear Valley Branch. Get some delicious and easy holiday appetizer ideas that are sure to be crowd pleasers. We'll supply recipes and lots for you to sample. Invite a friend and bring your appetite!

See the rest of the December schedule here, and take a moment out of this busy season to learn, create, and play with Fresh City Life My Branch!

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