Adult

Gigantic Used Book Sale

Social Events
(All day)
(All day)
(All day)
(All day)
North Lawn

Save the date and join us on the North Lawn of the Central Library for one of the most anticipated and popular events of the year: the Gigantic Used Book Sale! Over 80,000 books, CDs, DVDs and audio books at bargain prices.

Sale Hours:
Thursday, June 11: 10 am – 7 p.m.
Friday, June 12: 10 am – 4 p.m.
Saturday, June 13: 10 am – 4 p.m.
Sunday, June 14: 10 am – 1 p.m.

Prices:
Hardbacks: $3
Trade paperbacks: $2
Mass market paperbacks: 50 cents
DVDs: $2
CDs: $1
Audiobooks: $3
Better Books: priced as marked

Saturday Sessions - Sweet Song: Hammered Dulcimer with Peter Hebert

Music and Dance
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Schlessman Hall - Level 1

An expert instrumentalist, Peter Hebert plays the evocative hammered dulcimer and its cousin, the psaltery, with masterful ease – filling the air with the ancient sounds of Medieval Europe. The Graeco-Roman dulcimer (sweet song) derives its name from the Latin dulcis (sweet) and the Greek melos (song). Find out how perfectly named this haunting instrument can be when Peter Hebert makes his dulcimer sing a sweet song.
https://www.denverlibrary.org/fresh#music

Saturday Sessions - Looping Bass with Matt Skellenger

Music and Dance
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Schlessman Hall - Level 1

Wowing audiences in our 2014 season, Matt Skellenger is back for an encore performance of his exciting concert set. “In electroacoustic music, a loop is a repeating section of sound material. Short sections of material can be repeated to create ostinato (motif) patterns.” – Wikipedia.com. Matt Skellenger utilizes looping techniques to create complex musical pieces that are haunting and memorable.
https://www.denverlibrary.org/fresh#music

Saturday Sessions - Compositions and Kibitzing: Brian Burch and Randal Ames

Music and Dance
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Schlessman Hall - Level 1

Fingerstyle guitarist Brian Birch and mandolinist Randal Ames have been wowing audiences in the Denver area for the past ten years. Their acoustic compositions and other musical renderings cover a wide variety of musical styles ranging from classical and folk, to new age and blues. Along with their original pieces they also play great instrumental music from some of the best pickers on the planet including: Leo Kottke, Chet Atkins, Steffan Grossman, Alex DeGrassi, Bill Mize, David Qualey and Ed Gerhard.

Classic Film Series- In Cold Blood (1967)

Film
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
B2 Conference Center

To highlight the July debut of Harper Lee’s new novel, Go Set a Watchman, Fresh City Life will be looking at a trio of films that illuminate the lives and friendship of two southern writers, Harper Lee and Truman Capote. Through these films and our after-film discussion, we’ll get to know Truman and Harper and explore their sometimes difficult relationship and their work as two of the most significant American writers of the 20th Century.

Starring Robert Blake, Scott Wilson, and John Forsythe. Directed by Richard Brooks.

Classic Film Series- Capote (2005)

Film
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
B2 Conference Center

To highlight the July debut of Harper Lee’s new novel, Go Set a Watchman, Fresh City Life will be looking at a trio of films that illuminate the lives and friendship of two southern writers, Harper Lee and Truman Capote. Through these films and our after-film discussion, we’ll get to know Truman and Harper and explore their sometimes difficult relationship and their work as two of the most significant American writers of the 20th Century.

Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, and Clifton Collins Jr. Directed by Bennett Miller.

Classic Film Series-To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)

Film
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
B2 Conference Center

To highlight the July debut of Harper Lee’s new novel, Go Set a Watchman, Fresh City Life will be looking at a trio of films that illuminate the lives and friendship of two southern writers, Harper Lee and Truman Capote. Through these films and our after-film discussion, we’ll get to know Truman and Harper and explore their sometimes difficult relationship and their work as two of the most significant American writers of the 20th Century.

Starring Gregory Peck, John Menga, and Frank Overton. Directed by Robert Mulligan.

Pop Up Hitch - North by Northwest (1959)

Film
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Acoma Plaza near the Denver Art Museum

This summer, the Denver Public Library is taking Hitchcock outside – and we are throwing his best films up on the side of our building. Join us for Pop Up Film on the Side with Alfred Hitchcock classics. Seating will be provided, but you can bring pillows, blankets and yoga mats if you’d like to sit on the plaza or nearby lawn. Showtimes for all these films will be dusk.

Pop Up Hitch - The Birds (1963)

Film
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Acoma Plaza near the Denver Art Museum

This summer, the Denver Public Library is taking Hitchcock outside – and we are throwing his best films up on the side of our building. Join us for Pop Up Film on the Side with Alfred Hitchcock classics. Seating will be provided, but you can bring pillows, blankets and yoga mats if you’d like to sit on the plaza or nearby lawn. Showtimes for all these films will be dusk.

Carnality: Dancing On Red Lake with Author Josiah Hesse

Book Clubs
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Vida Ellison Gallery-Level 7

Josiah M. Hesse is an Iowa-born journalist and refugee of the 1990s Christian youth revival movement. His work has appeared in VICE, Splitsider, The Denver Post, The Cannabist, LaughSpin, Out Front Colorado, The Spit Take, Substance, Westword, Noisey, Colorado Public Radio, Birdy, The Fix, and Suspect Press. He currently lives and writes in Denver. Book description of Carnality: ‘Over the last four years Jacob Sloan has lived naked and alone within an abandoned island hotel, smoking cannabis, eating squirrels and swimming in a lake that contains a dark secret.

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