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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.

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!

De-Stress and Feel Better!

It has been suggested that 80 to 90 percent of diseases are caused by stress. Join Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa of Cherry Creek to learn about the health benefits of massage and techniques for soothing and relaxing your body in times of stress. Wednesday, October 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ross-Cherry Creek Branch.

Honey, Watch The Kids!

I'm going to a Fresh City Life, My Branch program this weekend!

Get some quiet sewing time in away from other demands! We’ll have our sewing machines set up with basic thread colors - just bring your own sewing knowledge and whatever you’re working on! Saturday, October 19 at 9 a.m. at the Schlessman Family Branch.

Fresh City Life - At A Branch Near YOU!

Get ready for this week's Fresh City Life My Branch programs! Get them on your calendar and don't forget to check if registration is required!

Learn how to transfer images from photos and magazines onto recycled jars to make a beautiful candle holder or vase. If you would like to use a particular photo, please bring at least two laser copies. Registration is required. Friday, October 11 at 3 p.m. at the Ross-Broadway Branch Library.

Local Author Reading at the Sam Gary Branch Library

Join us at the Sam Gary Branch for a discussion and reading with local author, Chris Lemig.

The Narrow Way: A Memoir of Coming Out, Getting Clean, and Finding Buddha is a beautiful and harrowing memoir about a man who lost his mind, only to find it again, halfway across the world.

Thursday, October 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Sam Gary Branch Library.

Documentary Screening: Sun Come Up - Tonight! Don't Miss It!

Join us for a viewing of the Academy Award® nominated documentary, Sun Come Up!

The film follows the relocation of the Carteret Islanders, a community living on a remote island chain in the South Pacific Ocean. Vincent Piturro, film professor at Metropolitan State University of Denver, will lead a discussion about the refugees, who must find a new home as the ocean rises. Directed by Jennifer Redfearn, Oscar nominee in 2011 for Best Documentary, Short Subjects.

Thursday, October 3 at 6 p.m.
Sam Gary Branch

Last Night I Dreamed Of Peace

Join Ted Engelmann, an American War veteran, as he tells the story of how he returned two small diaries to the family of a North Vietnamese woman doctor, who died in South Vietnam. Engelmann will also share personal slides during the presentation. Wednesday, October 2 at 6 p.m. at the Ross-Cherry Creek Branch.

“Remarkable. . . . A gift from a heroine who was killed at twenty-seven but whose voice has survived to remind us of the humanity and decency that endure amid—and despite—the horror and chaos of war.”
—Francine Prose, O, The Oprah Magazine

“Last Night I Dreamed of Peace is a book to be read by all and included in any course on the literature of war.”
Chicago Tribune

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