In honor of a great local poet, Jake Adam York, whose untimely death in December of 2012, left an entire community of family, friends and students reeling. York was a professor at Denver University and published three books of poetry. He was a great proponent of Southern cooking and especially BBQ; one of his finest poems is about the ways in which food brings us together. And we come together for Jake Adam York – to hear some of his poems read out loud, have a little lemonade and sample some southern cooking. All are welcome!
You might think the Kardashians thought up the idea of being famous for being famous, but before them there was Paris Hilton and Anna Nicole Smith. And before Paris and Anna Nicole, there was Dianne Brill, the club girl who was always out on the town, doing nothing, being seen. But as David M. Friedman shows in his new book, Wilde in America, the true inventor of modern celebrity lived and died long before any of those fame seekers.
Do you have questions on how to publish your book in the new era of independent publishing? Attend a two-hour seminar with three publishing experts, complete with panel discussion and followed by Q & A.
Find inspiration! Find beauty! Find yourself! We'll use library resources to ignite our writing spirits and celebrate National Poetry Month. This program is for anyone who just might have a poem inside them--which is everyone!
Stop by to meet Kevin Hearne, author of the popular urban fantasy series The Iron Druid Chronicles. He will answer questions, sign books, and snap selfies with you. And while you’re here, pick up the seventh book of the series, Shattered, available in paperback for the first time.
Author and former Foreign Service Officer Edwina S. Campbell will discuss her upcoming book about Ulysses Grant. After his presidency, Grant visited virtually every country north of the equator and met with national leaders from London to Tokyo. He was the first former president to conduct such summitry and public diplomacy, and his travels shaped both American impressions of the countries he visited and their opinion of the United States.
Every month we choose an interesting (but not too long) article to examine: lively and contentious convo to follow! This month: "Come With Us If You Want To Live: The Apocalyptic Libertarians of Silicon Valley" by Sam Frank, Harper's Magazine, January 2015. See you there.
SPECIAL TEENS-ONLY SESSION (Grades 6-12):
Artist Adrian Molina will guide youth in surrealist and blackout poetry. Youth will explore ideas of “realism” and “surrealism,” surrealist art, and students create weird poetry from unexpected places. In blackout poetry, a minimalist form of poetry, youth use sharpies or markers to black out words on newspapers, book pages, or handouts. Instead of creating something out of nothing, youth work with the art of deconstruction. The lesson is finding a story within a story.