Adult

From Page to Stage: Transforming Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter into an Opera Libretto

Author Visits and Writing
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

David Mason, Colorado Poet Laureate from 2010 to 2014, discusses what makes Hawthorne's masterpiece the perfect story for an opera and how he set about distilling the drama for singers. He also discusses the excitement of writing for the stage, the rewards of collaboration with composers like Lori Laitman, and the community it takes to mount a major new production.

Active Minds presents Venice: Biography of a City

Lectures and Presentations
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Meeting Room

Fantastic Voyage, Stop 2:
Venice: Biography of a City

Fantastic Voyage: A Year-Long Tour of the World at Ross-University Hills Branch Library.
In 2016, we’re going to take you around the world from the comfort of the library! Join us as Active Minds whisks you away to a different location on the third Thursday of every month at 3 p.m. Get your “passport” stamped at as many Fantastic Voyage events as possible and you’ll be entered into a grand prize drawing at the end of 2016!

Our second stop on the tour is Venice!

Breaking the Barriers: An Exhibition of Courage

Exhibit
Second Floor Exhibit Space

The Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales Branch Library will be celebrating the African American Heritage Month a an exhibit from the United States Tennis Association.
Come and enjoy this exhibit highlighting the richness of all members in our community.

USTA Colorado’s Breaking the Barriers – An Exhibition in Courage Portrait Series

Cold Weather Coloring

Arts and Crafts
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Coloring stimulates brain areas related to motor skills, the senses and creativity. De-stress to the sounds of soothing music and jumpstart your creativity as line and color flow from your pen. All supplies provided.

Tai Chi with Mile High Fitness

Health and Wellness
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tai chi was originally developed for self-defense but has evolved into a graceful form of exercise. Come experience this “meditation in motion” and gain serenity through gentle, flowing movements. Appropriate for all levels.

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading Book Club

Book Clubs
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Burnham Hoyt Book Club Room, Level 1

Are you new to TED Talks or a diehard TED groupie? Join us every 3rd Wednesday of the month. Everyone is welcome, no registration necessary. We’re a lunch and beverage friendly group, too. Contact books@denverlibrary.org or 720-865-1487 for more information.

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading Book Club

Book Clubs
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Burnham Hoyt Book Club Room, Level 1

Are you new to TED Talks or a diehard TED groupie? Join us every 3rd Wednesday of the month. Everyone is welcome, no registration necessary. We’re a lunch and beverage friendly group, too. Contact books@denverlibrary.org or 720-865-1487 for more information.

For April, we're reading Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert. View her inspiring TED Talk Your Elusive Creative Genius.

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading Book Club

Book Clubs
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Burnham Hoyt Book club room, Level 1

Are you new to TED Talks or a diehard TED groupie? Join us every 3rd Wednesday of the month. Everyone is welcome, no registration necessary. We’re a lunch and beverage friendly group, too. Contact books@denverlibrary.org or 720-865-1487 for more information.

For March, we're reading any title on Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. View his inspiring TED Talk Flow, The Secret to Happiness.

Film Screening: Keep A Light In Your Window

Lectures and Presentations
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Meeting Room

The Peoples' Production Company LLC will screen the film on the life of Daddy Bruce Randolph and provide time for a talkback session with both the film producer, Ronald Wooding and film director, Elgin Cahill.

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading Book Club

Book Clubs
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Burnham Hoyt Book Club Room, Level 1

Are you new to TED Talks or a diehard TED groupie? Join us every 3rd Wednesday of the month. Everyone is welcome, no registration necessary. We’re a lunch and beverage friendly group, too. Contact books@denverlibrary.org or 720-865-1487 for more information.

For February, we're reading The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor. View his inspirational and hilarious TED Talk, The Happy Secret to Better Work.

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