Books Authors and Writing

Author JL Fields: Vegan Pressure Cooking: Delicious Beans, Grains, and One-Pot Meals in Minutes

Books Authors and Writing
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Meeting Room

Not just for vegans! Try food samples from one of JL Fields’ favorite recipes. Find out why today's pressure cookers are safe, easy to use and ideal for anyone who thinks they are "too busy to cook." Plus, learn simple strategies to add more plants to your diet.

Poetry and Pancakes

Books Authors and Writing
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Haikus! Limericks! Pancakes! Syrup! Celebrate National Poetry month by creating your own unique poetry and your own unique stack of pancakes.

Sit 'n' Knit

Books Authors and Writing
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Community Room

Experienced knitters, come share your knowledge. Beginners, shorten your learning curve with tips from skilled cohorts. Fiber host: Charlotte Updike.

Saturday Morning Book Club

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

Stop by for a cup a coffee and a lively discussion every other month on the second Saturday. This month’s title: Neverhome by Laird Hunt.​

Slow Reading Club

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

Escape the fast lane, at least for an hour, by reconnecting with the benefits of reading and slow living. Bring something to read, leave the snacks to us.

Scribes, Scholars and Storytellers Author Series - Dana Myles

Books Authors and Writing
6:00 pm
Large Conference Room - Level 1

Novelist Dana Myles, East High School, MPW Kennesaw State University, BA Tuskegee University, joined the ranks of independently published authors in the summer of 2008, with her first book, Satin Sheet Memoirs, Volume 1 – a collection of erotic short stories and sensual poems. Since then, she’s self-published three additional books: Let There Be Life, Hello Diva and Breaking Point. Her latest novella, Aphrodite’s Twin, is scheduled to be released in 2015.

Scribes, Scholars and Storytellers Author Series - Yalonda Benford-Balkcom

Books Authors and Writing
6:00 pm
Large Conference Room - Level 1

Originally from the fountain city of Columbus, Georgia this southern belle with a city girl twist is a proud "all in your business" grandmother of three and mother of six. In November of 2011 with encouragement by a best friend she joined the National Novel Writing Month Challenge: write 50,000 words in thirty days. She entered every year since then and came 100 words short each time. It took three years of diligent effort to bring out her dark characters. In November of 2014 the challenge was met with the completion of her fourth Dark Urban Fantasy novel entitled The Hiddeyn.

Author Visit: Tracy Beach

Books Authors and Writing
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Historian Tracy Beach will present on the amazing life of Madame Laura Evens and the history of prostitution in Colorado. And, as a special bonus, Beach will have on display her collection of vintage prostitute clothing dating from 1890-1949, including shoes, fur coats, hats and other artifacts.

Engage Fridays: Short Article Discussion Group

Books Authors and Writing
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

A short article discussion group, perfect for our busy lives and short attention spans. This session: “The Spy Who Fired Me” by Esther Kaplan, Harper’s Magazine, March 2015. Get your copy on hold today, or read it on Zinio!

Engage Fridays: Short Attention Span Article Discussion Group

Books Authors and Writing
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This month’s selection: “The Great Republican Land Heist: Cliven Bundy and the politicians who are plundering the West” by Christopher Ketcham. Harper’s Magazine, February 2015.

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