Books Authors and Writing

Author Event: Zachary Lazar, I Pity the Poor Immigrant

Books Authors and Writing
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Vida Ellison Gallery - Level 7

With his distinctive writing style and a clever sense for blending the lives of fictional characters into the stories of true life, Zachary Lazar is an author for the new century. Denver Public Library is thrilled to host Lazar for an exclusive reading and talk about his most recent novel, I Pity the Poor Immigrant, called 'brilliant' in the New York Times Book Review. Artfully blending the history of mobster, Meyer Lansky, with an eccentric cast of real and imagined characters, Lazar’s novel has been garnering fantastic reviews from readers and critics alike.

BLOOMING READERS BOOK CLUB (4TH-5TH GRADE)

Books Authors and Writing
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Book: Hachiko Waits
Author: Leslea Newman
Art Activity: Duck tape bookmarks
Snack provided.

Genre Chat Book Club for 2nd and 3rd Graders

Books Authors and Writing
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

We will be reading Over My Dead Body by Kate Klise
Meet Dick Tater. He's a little man with a big plan: He wants to abolish Halloween.
What? Huh? Is he kidding? Join us in a discussion on if Halloween should be abolished?
Activity: Decorate a book bag!

Genre Chat Book Club for 2nd and 3rd Graders

Books Authors and Writing
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Read "Judy Moody & Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt" by Megan McDonald then come to bookclub and join in our treasure hunt for our lost snacks!

Gabriel Garcia Marquez Book Club/Latin American Book Club

Books Authors and Writing
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
10th Mountain Room Level 5

Discussion of In the Time of Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

Gabriel Garcia Marquez Book Club/Latin American Book Club

Books Authors and Writing
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
10th Mountain Room Level 5

Discussion of The Death of Artemio Cruz by Carolos Fuentes

Gabriel Garcia Marquez / Latin American Book Club

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Books Authors and Writing
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
10th Mountain Room Level 5

Continuation of the discussion about One Hundred Years of Solitude.

Letters to Ann: The Korean War, 1950-1951

Books Authors and Writing
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Meeting Room

Author Ann Marie will present a different perspective of the Korean War, tracing the history of "The Forgotten War" and how one deployed father found a way to parent from the battlefield with love and humor.

Helen Thorpe: Soldier Girls

Books Authors and Writing
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

From Denver’s own award-winning “meticulously observant” (The New Yorker) and “masterful” (Booklist) writer Helen Thorpe comes a groundbreaking account of three women deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq, and how their military service affected their friendship, their personal lives, and their families. Join us for a reading and discussion with the author.

Saturday Morning Book Club

Books Authors and Writing
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Community Room

Join us for a cup a coffee and a lively discussion. We meet every other month on the 2nd Saturday. This month’s title is In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner.

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