Knitting, Technology, and Helping Your Kids

Heresy by S.J. Parris
Mark Twain

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.

Bear Valley's Mystery Book Club will meet Thursday, July 28 at 6:30 p.m. This month's pick is Heresy by S.J. Parris. Come to discuss the book, hear about mystery news, new releases, and more!

Have the fundamentals of knitting down and are ready for more? Try Knitting Beyond the Basics on Saturday, July 30 at 2:00 p.m. at the Smiley Branch. Learn about checking gauge, pattern-reading, and how to pick a project and match the correct needles. Bring needles and yarn to practice your new skills.

Been hearing all about downloading eBooks and eAudios from the library, but don't know how to get started? Our Tech Petting Zoo is for you! On Saturday, July 30 at 10:00 a.m. at the Ross-Broadway Branch, our Community Technology Center folks will show you how to access the Denver Public Library's eMedia collection. If you have a laptop, smart phone, or other device, please bring it with you for hands on practice. We'll also have an iPad, iPod Touch, Android Tablet, Sony eReader, Nook, and more for you to play with.

On Saturday, July 30 at 11:00 a.m. at Schlessman, learn 10 Ways to Bond with Your Unborn Baby with clinical psychotherapist Teena Evert, M.A. Unborn babies need to be loved, nurtured, and accepted--find out how to create and strengthen this bond throughout your pregnancy.

Did you know that research shows that children who are exposed to books and reading will have greater success in school and life? Join DPL's Early Literacy Senior Librarian Caroline Hughes for Early Literacy Skills for the Child in Your Life and learn about early literacy skills and how to promote them. A craft to make and take home to enforce one of the skills will be included. Great for parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, or any other caregiver involved in a child's development. Sunday, July 31 at 2:00 p.m. at Schlessman.

Want to know what's coming up in August? Check out the complete schedule here!


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