*Special Events*

Carnality: Dancing On Red Lake with Author Josiah HesseCarnality: Dancing On Red Lake with Author Josiah Hesse
Friday, July 31, 7-9 p.m.
Central Library
Level 7 Vida Ellison Gallery

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. As memory slowly begins to flower in his brain, Jacob recalls the traumatic events that lead him to the island, describing a childhood spent in fear of barcodes, the Antichrist, and being abandoned in the ever-nearing Rapture. In addition to his tales of madness and murder on an Iowa farm, Jacob also recounts the true story of how California’s acid-fueled hippies of the 1960s became the religious-right of the 1980s.’ Come and meet one of Denver’s newest and exciting voices in fiction writing as he reads selections from his debut novel.

ACT: Adult Coloring TherapyACT: Adult Coloring Therapy
Saturday, August 1,
9 a.m.-5 p.m. and
Sunday, August 2,
1-5 p.m.
Central Library
Level 1 Schlessman Hall

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.

Human Walking Program with Denver Animal ShelterHuman Walking Program with Denver Animal Shelter
Tuesday, August 4,
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Central Library
North Lawn at 14th Avenue and Broadway

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!