A Mighty Long Way is the subject of the 2011 CMC Common Reader program. Author Carlotta Walls LaNier will visit the West Garfield CMC Campus in Rifle on October 18 at 7 p.m. (click for a map). She will also be at the Aspen campus on October 19 at 10 a.m. (click for a map) and the Spring Valley campus at 7 p.m.
Mark Twain will visit the Rifle Branch Library on Wednesday, July 27, at 7:00 p.m.
Dave Ehlert, a renowned Twain "performer," will inform and entertain as he presents Mark Twain's life story, wound around Twain's famous works with a strong emphasis on the importance of literacy. The performance is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit the Rifle Branch Library or call 625-3471.
The Friends of the Parachute Library present an evening with Mark Twain!
Mr. Twain will visit the Parachute Branch Library's Community Room on Friday, August 5, at 7 pm. This event is free and open to all ages but advance tickets are required, as space is limited. Please visit the Parachute Branch Library (or call 285-9870) for tickets or more information.
Come join us at the Gordon Cooper Branch Library on Thursday, December 9th at 4:30 p.m. as local author, Mario Villalobos, reads his new book “The Whistler.” The story takes place in Mario’s hometown of Marble, and is about the adventures of his daughter Amanda and her marmot named Benny. Join us for an hour of fun-filled local lore. For more information call 963-2889.
Double Take is the story of Kevin Michael Connolly, who was born without legs and went on to travel the world. His journey will change the way you look at others and the way you see yourself. Meet Kevin for an author visit and book signing at the Colorado Mountain College (CMC) campus in Rifle on Monday, November 1, from 7-9 p.m.
The Friends of the Gordon Cooper Library present the Sixth Annual One Book, One Town community reading project. This year features the book Running Dry: A Journey from Source to Sea, Down the Colorado River by local adventurer and author Jonathan Waterman. Meet the author for a lecture, photo presentation, and book signing at the Roaring Fork High School Auditeria. The event is free and open to the public.
The Parachute Branch is pleased to welcome Sandra Dallas for an author visit and book signing on September 16 at 6:30 p.m. The branch will host the event in its new community meeting room, part of the extensive recent renovation.