This week, our regular contributor Desiree S. writes:
Robots! Aliens! Time travel? What do these things share in common (other than being awesome)? They are all subjects of movies you can check out at DPL while also improving your Spanish speaking skills.
Cynthia Swanson is a Denver writer and mid-century modern designer. Her debut novel,The Bookseller, is being released by HarperCollins Publishers on March 3. This work of historical fiction, set in Denver in the early 1960s, asks the question, “How did I end up in my current life?
Pierre Piton, a courageous 17-year-old, led French Jews in hiding during the Holocaust on a complicated 250-kilometer journey to cross the border between France and Switzerland with overnight stays in churches, crossing streams, climbing over barbed-wire fences, all the while cleverly evading the regular patrols. After many successes, while on a train, he was finally arrested by the French police. Rather miraculously, he was later released.
If any music can be said to have charms to soothe the savage breast -- it just might be the ebullient sounds of Caribbean steel drums. Originally coming to the fore during WWII in Trinidad, steel drums were developed by African slaves who were brought to the islands of Trinidad and Tobago to work on French and Spanish plantations. The music of these instruments became a direct link to the music of their homeland.
This Saturday, Denver Public Library hosts Toco Bay, the Colorado duo that uses steel pans to create a beautiful and joyous concert.
The Denver Public Library Commission is pleased to announce Michelle Jeske as the new Denver City Librarian. She was named the leader of the Library system after a six month national search and assumes her duties March 2.
Marlene Dietrich started her career as a film actress in 1930. Born in 1901, she was thirty before American audiences discovered her in Josef von Sternberg's The Blue Angel; she became a film superstar and yet she was past the age of ingenue -- a rarity in Hollywood. But she learned auteur and Hollywood lighting and makeup techniques from von Sternberg, who had pioneered 'butterfly lighting' to create perfect shadows on Dietrich's face when photographed in close-ups and medium shots.
If you're like most people, at some point you've sought justice for a consumer complaint, such as a landlord/tenant dispute, a home repair rip-off or persistent robocalls. It can be confusing to figure out where to direct a complaint, but there are ways to take control of the situation and empower yourself.