Smart singles will be heading down to MadWine & Novo Coffee tonight for our singles night: STAG. This social club is guided by Denver's enchanting author, burlesque artist and hostess -- Vivienne VaVoom. STAG offers Denver singles a chance to connect with other interesting people in a relaxed setting. Vivienne always brings a little magic to each gathering and tonight will be no exception. One drink minimum please. Time and info.
There is a movement right now of novels being turned into graphic novels, and I would like to tip my hat to those who create illustrated novels.
I am a huge, huge fan of picture books for adults, if it was good enough for Dickens then it's good enough for me! Ok, I'm not sure what I mean by that besides the fact that I get all mooshy for an illustrated novel. There are some excellent ones out there, and here is a list of a few of my favorites:
The 24th annual Colorado MahlerFest is happening now in Boulder through May 22 with performances of Mahler's Symphony No. 5 at Macky Auditorium on Saturday and Sunday.
My good friend Al wrote: "Conductor Herbert von Karajan said that when one hears Mahler's Fifth, 'you forget that time has passed. A great performance of the Fifth is a transforming experience. The fantastic finale almost forces you to hold your breath.' " As an amateur musician, I can say from my personal experience, that this was true for me. The Littleton Symphony Orchestra, of which I am a member, just recently performed this gargantuan symphony with 5 movements.
Some say that the Rapture will be happening in a few days. Those of us who are still here are in for a pretty rough ride, apparently. Here are some movies that might help distract you from the inevitable worrying....
It got me to thinking about all my favorite dystopian movies and how many bad endings can be imagined..there is The Rapture, starring Mimi Rogers, that might make you think twice about wanting to be one of the elect who get "raptured." Terry Gilliam directed Brazil, in which we all drown in bureaucratic paperwork, and in Idiocracy we all drown in our own
New books on marketing are emphasizing the role of technology especially social media in helping organizations market their services. The Library knows that in addition to new technology, quality time with a knowledgeable staff member like Shelly strengthens the "unity" found in Denver's community.
Shelly, a Librarian at the Central Library, recently bridged generations making an outreach call to Drehmoor Apartments, a housing option serving the senior population in Denver. Shelly was able to field questions on the services available at the Library and help the senior attendees make the personal connection to library cards, collections, and programming. Face time with Shelly was more valuable to this community than Facebook.
Looking for a gift for the new graduate in your life? While cold hard cash is useful, books make great gifts! Whether you are looking for something inspirational or practical to give, books are always the right size!
Are you ready for some fun this week? We think so.
Tonight, we've got two films: No Country for Old Men at 6 p.m. in the B2 Conference Center. And for KnitFlix, we're showing an end of the school year special -- The Breakfast Club. This film starts at 5:30 p.m., Level 1 Fresh City Lounge.
On Thursday, Craftinatrix Trish Tilly turns a few materials and supplies into gorgeous, modern Pom Pom Flowers. We've saved a seat for Elvis and we're pretty sure he won't make it, so sign up and join Trish for this fun DIY.
Celebrate National Brain Awareness Day with LearningRx on Saturday, May 21 starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Ross-Cherry Creek Branch. There will be a different program every hour! Come for one, or stay all day!
9:30 a.m. Smart Toybox: A parents’ guide to improving cognitive skills through play with Andrea Pitman, Educational Consultant
10:30 a.m. Nutrition for a Healthy Brain, Erin Allgeier, RN
11:30 a.m. The Danger Zone Vortex of Stress, Joanne Hudson, MA
12:30 p.m. The Impact of Working Memory on Attention and Literacy, Christina Sevilla, MS, OTR
The Fresh City Life My Branch Colorado Authors Series presents Carol Berg at Schlessman on Sunday, May 22, at 2:00 p.m.
Carol Berg is a former software engineer who can't quite believe her own story. Since her 2000 debut, she's been flown to Israel, taught writing in the U.S., Canada, and Scotland, and answered mail from New Zealand, Kuwait, the slopes of Denali, and beneath the Mediterranean Sea.