Mike Fitzmaurice is best known for his work with the Irish Folk Group Colcannon, but is also Associate Principal Bassist with the Greeley Philharmonic. Mike is also a Jazz musician, and performs educational outreach programs with Inside the Orchestra. For this concert Mike, with his trusty sidekick, Juanda the bass, will perform a variety jazz, folk, and classical tunes, and may even sing you a song or two. Mike is a favorite performer at Fresh City Life’s Saturday Sessions.
Saturday, August 29, 2-3 p.m., Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall https://www.denverlibrary.org/fresh#music
Highlighting a repertoire of time-honored jazz standards, Jason Klobnak and Paul Shinn blend a sense of improvisation and their own sensibilities about modern and classic jazz. Their duo versions of jazz standards on trumpet and piano are superlative; this concert will also include original compositions.
Saturday, August 22, 2-3 p.m., Schlessman Hall, Level 1 https://www.denverlibrary.org/fresh#music
Multi-instrumentalist Steve Mullins performs Spanish flamenco, along with original compositions fusing flamenco with jazz, Latin-American, and Balkan influences. Dr. Mullins is an ethnomusicologist and professor at the University of Colorado Boulder. His compositions have been heard in settings as diverse as television commercials, documentaries, national public radio, silent movies, multi-media flamenco shows, and dancing horse performances at the National Western stock show.
Saturday, August 15, 2-3 p.m., Schlessman Hall, Level 1 https://www.denverlibrary.org/fresh#music
There really is nothing like a bell choir – unless it is a small group bell choir. We have hosted the Castle Rock Community Ringers for four wonderful concerts. Now they are bringing their unique Little Belles to our music series. All the chiming, just in a smaller space! Enjoy their eclectic mix of handbell tunes that make a joyful noise in our great hall.
Saturday, August 8, 2-3 p.m., Schlessman Hall, Level 1 https://www.denverlibrary.org/fresh#music
"[Alfred] Hitchcock was content, with very few exceptions, to make films about crime and guilt. There are no philosophical statements in his work, except ironic ones. Nothing is ever taken quite seriously. He used big stars, flamboyant locations, and audacious camera strategies. By making a cameo appearance near the beginning of almost all of his films, he became personally famous at a time when most people never ever thought about a film's director. When most serious directors scorned television, he became even more famous with a weekly half hour program, Alfred Hitchcock Presents.
Can you imagine what it is like to be chained to a desk with nothing but a mouse for entertainment? What must it be like to be kept in a tiny box and ignored for eight hours a day? For many downtown office workers this is their day-to-day life. The Denver Public Library and Denver Animal Shelter are teaming up to help these needy office workers break the shackles of sedentary, corporate life. Come and see big-hearted, friendly adoption dogs rescue loving people and take them for a walk. They’ll even take you out for a spin – that’s how much these dogs care about you!
Work out your feelings at an inspiring color-in hosted by Fresh City Life. Coloring inside or outside the lines is encouraged. There will be a community table with a mural-sized coloring page that everyone can work on together. And, in case you need some alone time, there will be another station where you can work on your own coloring page to take home. You choose, but whatever you choose, it is a fun and artful way to get centered and reduce stress. And after we work on it for two days, we’ll display the mural to share it with our library customers!
Work out your feelings at an inspiring color-in hosted by Fresh City Life. Coloring inside or outside the lines is encouraged. There will be a community table with a mural-sized coloring page that everyone can work on together. And, in case you need some alone time, there will be another station where you can work on your own coloring page to take home. You choose, but whatever you choose, it is a fun and artful way to get centered and reduce stress. And after we work on it for two days, we’ll display the mural to share it with our library customers! Come, join in, and bring kids of all ages.
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.
Making an afghan a square at a time can be a fun and portable way to grow a project. And if the finishing work is the reason you’d never attempt such a thing, this ongoing project will help you through all your finishing hurdles, too! This yearlong Madame Defarge Knit Along can be started anytime – just drop in on Monday night to pick up the pattern and get some coaching from our resident expert, Janny Potter. Janny teaches the basics of an afghan pattern that resembles traditional quilted squares.