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Promises, Promises: Coming Events for the New Year

The Fresh City Life team is working hard to create and schedule some terrific events in 2014. We'll be celebrating Shakespeare's birthday in March, booking lots of great musicians, and we've even got some new cards up our sleeves. Keep an eye on our full Fresh City Life calendar as new event listings will be popping up each week.

January is a time for renewal and reawakening. FCL promises to bring you possibilities for both!

Great music events are already booked -- with Mike DeLalla kicking off our Weekend Music Series on Saturday, January 11 at 2p. Mike is considered one of the finest acoustic guitarists in the U.S.

Before the Parade of Lights, Warm Up at Central with Music and a Hot Beverage

Don't get caught out in the cold when you come downtown for the Parade of Lights this Saturday. We're holding a comfortable spot for you to enjoy a holiday concert before you venture out for the parade. And we'll keep the home fires burning all winter with terrific programming and community -- keep up to date with our event listings on our Fresh City Life calendar.

Fresh City Life's 6th annual holiday concert showcasing The Denver Gay Men's Chorus happens this Saturday. And our wonderful crew of baristas at DPLs The Coffee Mug want to pitch in on the holiday spirit. Anytime on Saturday, from 10a-4p, wander into their cozy coffee shop just inside the east entrance and take 10% off your beverage order by simply saying "Parade of Lights." A great deal and sure to warm you up on a cold day. Pick something up on your way to the concert.

FCL Weekend Music Series Finale: Denver Gay Men's Chorus Sings Out

Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, a publicity shot from their Christmas special.

The Central Library hosts weekend music throughout the year; our music calendar climaxes this Saturday with a long-awaited visit from the Denver Gay Men's Chorus. Join us for this free, fabulous afternoon of music. And keep an eye on our Fresh City Life calendar for great concerts and other special events in the new year.

Denver Gay Men’s Chorus
Saturday, December 7, 2 p.m.
Central Library, Level B2 Conference Center

Madame Defarge Celebrates the Season: No one will lose their head, but it will still be amusing!

Our knitting salon has been hosting knitters, crocheters and fiber hobbyists for nearly ten years! And our lady of the yarn, Madame Defarge, loves to bring her crew together at the end of the year -- just for fun! Great light snacks, a warm cup of cider and the joy of hanging out together. Join us for this festive annual tradition. And check out more adult cultural events at Fresh City Life. 

Madame Defarge’s Holiday Party
Monday, December 2, 5-7:30 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Fresh City Lounge

Fresh City Life Open House: Sips, Nibbles, Holiday Cheer: You're Invited

As we begin to fill our 2014 events calendar with fun, educational and exciting programs, Fresh City Life pauses to wish you the very best for the holiday season! Join us for a chance to toast a wonderful year of community and sharing at our Fresh City Life Open House. And see our upcoming events (2013-2014) on the Fresh City Life events calendar.

Fresh City Life Holiday Open House
Sunday, December 1, 1-5 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Fresh City Lounge

You’re invited to join us for a glass of spiced cider and a chance to share some of the good cheer of the season. We’ll have our button makers up and running for you to make a merry button and all of our cool yarn and crafting items will be discounted for your gift making and giving. Here’s to a happy holiday time for all. Hope to see you there!

Black Friday Blues? Skip the sales, enjoy the bells. Castle Rock Community Ringers Play DPL

Fresh City Life has a few more gifts to deliver this season -- including a return engagement of the immensely popular acoustic group, The Castle Rock Community Ringers -- a local handbell choir that creates beautiful music throughout the year. Check out the Fresh City Life calendar for events this season and in the new year.

Hark! How the Bells: Holiday Bell Choir Concert
Friday, November 29, 5-6 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall

Returning for an encore performance, the Castle Rock Community Ringers make incredible music using only the classic choir bells – and these musicians know how to create a joyful noise! The well-regarded Castle Rock Community Ringers will show us how to ‘throw cares away’ with their thoughtful blend of holiday and secular songs all created with perfectly-pitched handbells.

It's A Wrap: Gift wrapping for a little Ooh La La!

This year's Paris Holiday Market will feature a booth where you can stop and have a package or two wrapped in very French papers, ribbons and tags. All proceeds from this booth will benefit Denver Public Library's Fresh City Life events and programs.

After you've wandered around our Paris Holiday Market, and chosen a few perfect, handcrafted items -- you can drop them off at our special booth to be wrapped in the French way of presenting gifts. All wrapping will be supervised by an expert in French presentation and your purchases will lend a festive touch to any holiday setting. 

Wrapping will be done for a nominal fee and all proceeds from this booth will support free adult cultural programming at Denver Public Library. Sometimes in order to give you have to get! C'est dommage!

The 2013 Paris Holiday Market: Celebrate with local creatives at a French-inspired festival

Enjoy a touch of Parisian style at this market featuring local creatives showing their handmade and exclusive goods. And keep up with the best  Fresh City Life programs and events.

Paris Holiday Market
Saturday, November 9, 2013, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Central Library, Level B2 Conference Center

Our Concert Season Finale: Julian Toha's Immersion Tour at Denver Public Library

Julian Toha

How good can our Denver Public Library music season get? Check out our finale concerts to hear for yourself -- starting with Julian Toha's experimental, new and classical music.  Fresh City Life events and programs.

Julian Toha: Immersion Tour
Tuesday, November 5, 7-8 p.m.
Central Library, Level 7 Vida Ellison Gallery

Indian Summer: Bollywood Film Series this August


No one tells a Hollywood fantasy like Hollywood -- with the exception of India. Bollywood is India's cinematic love letter to Hollywood film style.

They are big and bold; saturated with color and costumes; replete with beautiful music and romantic story lines. Bollywood is Hollywood magnified ten times. Denver Public Library samples some of the finest Bollywood has to offer with three exceptional films in August. Free and open to the public.

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