Reviews and Blog Posts: Book Clubs

Knitting, Technology, and Helping Your Kids

Heresy by S.J. Parris

Whether you want to improve your knitting, learn about downloading books, bond with your unborn baby, or help the child in your life with literacy skills, Fresh City Life My Branch has a class for you this week!

Start off your week with a visit with Mark Twain on Tuesday, July 26 at 6:00 p.m. at the Ross-Cherry Creek Branch. Full details here.

Book Club or Book Arts? Save a Tree, or Keep Chickens?

Playing With Books

Whether you want to talk about books or make them, restore your old furniture or learn about keeping chickens, Fresh City Life My Branch has the answer for you this week!

Have an old piece of furniture or a door hanging around that you keep thinking you'll restore, but have never gotten around to it or don't know how? Get inspired with Restore Your Old Wood Furniture (and save a tree!) on Thursday, July 7 at 6:30 at the Bear Valley Branch. Irina Bertini of Denver Urban Homesteading will teach you about how to best restore antique or vintage furniture, doors, and cabinets.

Salads & Mysteries!

Salads or mysteries? Either way, Fresh City Life My Branch has you covered this week!

Tired of iceberg lettuce and want to enliven your summer dinners? Join us for Summer Salads at the Ross-Cherry Creek Branch on Tuesday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m. or at the Smiley Branch on Wednesday, June 1 at 6:30 p.m. You'll learn how to introduce more vegetables into your diet with these creative salads. Your kids will love them, and they'll fill up even the hungriest eater in your family!

Books, Bikes, and Astrology This Week!

Join in on a Fresh City Life My Branch event this week!

First up, on Tuesday, May 17 at 2:00 p.m. at the Bear Valley Branch, the Between the Covers book discussion group talks about Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls.

Are You Ready for the Weekend?

Fresh City Life My Branch has choices for you this weekend--from book club to crafts, from coupons to astrology! What's your pleasure?

All events are on Saturday, May 14:

Start your day off right with a cup of coffee and a book discussion at the Bear Valley Branch's Saturday Morning Book Club! This month's selection is Last Night at the Lobster by Stewart O'Nan. 10 a.m.

Fresh City Life My Branch: What's Your Pleasure This Week?

Whether you want to take a virtual trip around the world or expand your craft skills or mystery book knowledge, FCL My Branch has an event for you this week!

Learn about healthy lifestyle changes that you can make on Monday, March 21 at 6:00 p.m. at the Schlessman Family Branch with Certified Personal Trainer and Licensed Sport Nutritionist Melissa Anderson. She'll help you get your groove on!

Premiere Reads: Veteran’s Day

Honor the memory of a veteran and join Dennis Hagen, archivist for the 10th Mountain Division Resource Center and liaison to the Veteran’s History Project, as he shares the resources capturing veterans’ experiences on Wednesday, November 17, 6 p.m. at the Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library.

Bring your new or favorite history read to share. Some popular or recently published selections include:

Premiere Reads: Fantasy & Science Fiction

Explore new worlds and civilizations with science fiction and fantasy reads, including Hugo and Nebula award winners, that are out of this world! We will be discussing these great genres and premiere reads on Wednesday, September 29 at 6 p.m. at the Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library.

While we can discuss any Science Fiction or Fantasy title, I will also be sharing my favorites. A quick overview of the genre will include defining subgenres like Steampunk, Cyberpunk, Space Operas, and Urban Fantasy.

My Top Five Favorite Fantasy Books

Oprah Selects Freedom by Franzen

Freedom (book jacket image)

Oprah announced today that her latest Book Club selection is Freedom by Jonathan Franzen. This is Oprah's 64th book club pick! Franzen's previous work, The Corrections, was a winner 6 years ago. Do you agree with her choice?

Jonathan Franzen was named "Great American Novelist" by Time Magazine, just prior to the publication of his fourth book, Freedom, earlier this month.

Oprah's Book Club selections from the past five years have included fiction, non-fiction and memoirs. No matter her choice, it is sure to be a bestseller. Which selection is your favorite?

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Premier Reads Book Club

Join us on Wednesday, August 25, 6 p.m. at the Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library to ramp up for the rat race and sharpen your competitive edge with a review of favorite business titles. Share what you're reading or just come to learn about titles that you'll want to read!

Did you know that the urban myth about razor blades in Halloween candy has absolutely no truth to it?  Why do urban myths like that persist and how do they get started?  If you can make an idea like that stick regarding your business, your business will be successful. This is the premise for the title Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip Heath & Dan Heath.

More Premier Titles:

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