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Howl and More Book to Movie News


James Franco stars as Allen Ginsberg in the film Howl, due out in October. This film, more than a biopic, is about the cultural revolution that one poem caused. Also starring are Jon Hamm, David Strathairn, Bob Balaban, Alessandro Nivola, Treat Williams, Mary-Louise Parker, and Jeff Daniels.

Howl by Allen Ginsberg is considered to be a seminal work of the Beat Generation and was originally intended to be a performance piece.

Taste of the Garden

The Vegetable Dishes I Can't Live Without Recipes and Drawings by Mollie Kat

LiveWell West Denver invites you to a Taste of the Garden Produce and Health Fair on August 20 from 9-11:30 a.m. at Iglesia Luterana Cristo Rey. Each family or single adult will get a bag or box full of free fruits and vegetables! There will also be cooking demos with free samples!

What is your favorite fresh from the garden vegetable recipe? I love zucchini and asparagus. I've found that the trick to cooking asparagus is to saute them over medium/low until they turn bright green. Serve quickly. They really taste the best when they are still snappy. The rest of the menu usually goes a little something like this: baked salmon in wasabi/honey/soy sauce mix, couscous, and spring mix salad. Depending on how fancy we are feeling, we might saute the asparagus in garlic and fresh rosemary. What I like best is that none of these dishes is time or labor intensive.

The Buzz on Beekeeping & Honey


Join staff from DenverBee.org on Saturday, August 21, at 10:30 a.m. at Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library as they talk about their experience with and love of beekeeping and honey. Participate in a honey tasting! It will be the Bee's Knees! Learn more about having your own hive!

The Clock is Ticking

The span of a few heartbeats may be the difference between life and death. The concept of time is rife with clichés. Time and time again, it seems that time is running out. These films are not only racing to beat the clock, but also play with the concept of time and our perception of reality. Time may be misleading, mutable, or overlapping!

DIY for Mad Scientists

If you refer to your garage as your laboratory, or long for the days of science fair projects to explain how you blew off your eyebrows, you may be a mad scientist! Whether you are a gadget geek, a chemistry champion or an experiment egghead, the library has something to inspire, explain and delight.

Happy 50th Birthday Sean Penn!

It's hard to believe that Jeff Spicoli is turning 50 today! Sean Penn continues to have an amazing career, with two Academy Award wins for Best Actor and numerous critically acclaimed movies under his hat, both as an actor, writer and director!

Scintillating Swedish Film

Let the Right One In

Even if you've already seen The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire and Let the Right One In, and everything by Ingmar Bergman, there are still many treasures of Swedish film to be discovered and enjoyed.

Which Swedish film is your favorite?

Author Talk with Tom Noel

Tom Noel

Join us on Wednesday, August 18, 6 p.m. at the newly renovated Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library for a magic lantern show, "Touring Cherry Creek from Francis Parkman to the Future," by noted historian Tom Noel on the historic transformation of Cherry Creek from its muddy beginnings to its glittering present.

Dr. Tom Noel, a Professor of History and Director of Public History, Preservation and Colorado Studies at University of Colorado in Denver is also known as "Dr.

For Love of Abbey

Abbey Lincoln

Compared to legends like Billie Holliday and Shirley Horne, Abbey Lincoln was born Anna Marie Wooldridge August 6, 1930 in Chicago, the 10th of 12 children. Heading to L.A. at the age of 19, she became a nightclub singer until she rose to stardom. Sadly, Ms. Lincoln passed away this weekend at the age of 80.

In addition to being an amazing singer, Abbey Lincoln was nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress in 1969 for her role as the title character in For Love of Ivy starring opposite Sidney Poitier, who also wrote the story. This came as no surprise to those who had seen her in the 1964 film, Nothing but a Man.

Happy Birthday Steve Martin!

image Steve Martin

Born August 14, 1945 in Waco, Texas, Steve Martin is an accomplished actor, comedian, playwright, novelist, and Grammy winning banjo player. His narration of the audio versions of his books is just icing on the side-splittingly funny cake. 

While never a cast member, he has hosted Saturday Night Live more than anyone else. His early writing credits include writing for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.


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