January 10 – March 25, 2012
Central Library, Level 5 Western History Gallery
Closing reception Sunday, March 25, 3-5 p.m.
Jurors: Chuck Mobley (Associate Director, San Francisco Camerawork); Brian Paul Clamp (Gallery owner and director, ClampArt, NYC)
iWorld is a juried show of images responding to the “i-zation” of our culture. The exhibition runs at two venues: The Denver Public Library show features Colorado-based photographers only; the CPAC show features works from across the nation, and includes a solo show awarded to New York-based photographer Charles Ludeke.
By now, most of you know about the eBooks you can download from Denver Public Library, but do you know about other places you can go to get free eBooks for your Nook, Kindle or other eReader? There are many sites out there that have taken books out of their copyright and digitized them for public consumption. They are free, and you never have to return them.
Because most of these titles are outside of copyright, you are not looking at current best sellers. But if you want to get your Shakespeare or Austen on, you've come to the right place. I have actually found a few surprises in some of the catalogs, including some Kurt Vonnegut, P.G.
Textile artist, author and socialist William Morris famously said, "Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful."
I was reminded of this quote the first time I saw the crazily hoarded house that my elderly in-laws inherited from a friend who had died. Since the house had to be sold, it first had to be made presentable, and my husband and I were enlisted to help.
Born on January 11, 1972, native New Yorker Amanda Peet turns 40 today.
Peet's career took time to build, with the actor spending a lot of her time on television and in ensemble pictures before The Whole Nine Yards brought her more prominent attention. She's now starred in over forty films.
This Saturday, join Fresh City Life My Branch for one of these special events! The Colorado Authors Series presents Sundari Kraft, author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Urban Homesteading, or learn how to arrange your home library with Thatcher Wine from Juniper Books.
The TumbleBookLibrary is a collection of TumbleBooks -- animated, talking picture books -- with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), TumbleTV which consists of pre-set playlists of a sequence of books, and Tumble Puzzles & Games.
What do you want to learn this week? Knitting? Guitar? How to use your new eReader? Fresh City Life My Branch has it all for you!
Maybe your New Year's resolution is to finally learn to play that guitar or ukulele that's been sitting in your closet? Join us starting tonight, Monday, January 9, at the Ross-Broadway Branch for So You Want to Play…Guitar? Ukulele? at 6:30 p.m. You'll learn how to choose an instrument, what accessories you need, and more! Space is limited, please register: 720-865-0135 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maybe an iPad? A digital camera? A new phone? Not sure where to start or how to get the most out of your new device? No matter what your new tech toy is, the Community Technology Center at the Central Library can help!
Here are just a few of the FREE classes happening soon:
Ask the Gadget Guy!
(1st Saturday of every month)
Saturday, January 7, 2 - 4 p.m.
FREE Online Entertainment!
Monday, January 9, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
eBooks for Tablets and Smartphones
Tuesday, January 10, 6 - 7 p.m.
Fresh City Life My Branch is back with a diverse, fun, and educational schedule of events for January & February! Check out the whole schedule here. Some upcoming highlights include:
Our first Colorado Authors Series event of 2012 is with Stephen Singular on Saturday, January 7 at 2:00 p.m. at Schlessman. Mr. Singular is a 2-time New York Times bestselling author who grew up in Kansas. His first book was Talked to Death about the murder of Denver radio personality, Alan Berg.