Celebrate Banned Books Week, and listen to James LaRue as he presents his book, "On Censorship," that uses humor, reason, and intelligence, to build a case against censorship as LaRue recounts stories from his experience as a librarian confronting book banning, while also casting a wider net to encompass larger issues of censorship. Librarians and educators get into this event for free, to recognize the effort it takes to be on the front lines of book banning and censorship in this current moment. There will be Q&A and book signing following the presentation, and light refreshments... Learn more.
Join us, the Eagle County Sheriff's Office, Eagle County Paramedic Services, and Eagle River Fire Protection District to celebrate National Coffee With a Cop Day and first responder story time! From 8:00-9:00am come by the Bookworm Cafe to chat with police officers and discuss issues and learn more about them. According to the Coffee With a Cop website: "The mission of Coffee with a Cop is to break down the barriers between police officers and the citizens they serve." Then at 9:00am, paramedics and firefighters will join the Sheriff's Office... Learn more.
Join us for the inaugural meeting of our new Music and Musings Book Club in partnership with Bravo! Vail. As a part of Bravo! Vail's music education month, and led by Bravo! Vail staff members, the book club will read and discuss "Mozart's Starling," in which Haupt explores the unlikely and remarkable bond between one of history's most cherished composers and one of earth's most common birds. The intertwined stories of Mozart's beloved pet and Haupt's own starling provide an unexpected window into human-animal friendships, music, the secret world of starlings, and... Learn more.
Here’s another chance to hang out with other board game enthusiasts and play some new games! This meeting will be more like an open house where we'll be playing whatever games speak to us that night. We have a library of games to choose from, but but feel free to bring your own, as long as you can teach them to others! Snacks will be provided.
Spooky season is here! Join authors Nichelle Giraldes and Chelsea Iversen for a conversation about writing horror, fantasy, occult, and supernatural books! Nichelle, the featured female-centered horror expert, has just published a book called "No Child of Mine" that is part ghost story and part revelation of how far one is willing to go for the ones they love. Chelsea, the featured supernatural expert, has a forthcoming book titled "Witches at the End of the World" about the magical bond between sisters, dark curses, and revenge set against the picturesque backdrop of Norwegian winter... Learn more.
Join us for the next meeting of the Reading Mountains Book Club in partnership with Walking Mountains Science Center! Led in-person by Katie Geraci, a Foley Graduate Fellow with Walking Mountains, and Erika Bolstad, the author, the book club will discuss Windfall, the story of one intrepid environmental journalist's search for her long-lost great-grandmother on the American prairie, and an investigation into the irrevocable environmental damage Manifest Destiny... Learn more.
Join us and Bravo! Vail for a spooktacular bilingual story hour featuring English and Spanish readings of #1 New York Times bestseller, Gustavo the Shy Ghost and special musical performances of Music Makers Haciendo Música students. Just in time for Halloween, this special story hour is costume-encouraged for a hauntingly good time!
Celebrate Dia De Muertos and join us for the next meeting of the Read With Pride Book Club in partnership with Mountain Pride! The book club will discuss "Cemetery Boys" by Aiden Thomas, which highlights themes like belonging, found family, and cultural heritage. Everyone is welcome, even if you haven't finished the book yet; there will be plenty to discuss, and plenty of snacks!
A trans boy determined to prove his gender to his traditional Latinx family summons a ghost who refuses to leave in Aiden Thomas's New York Times-bestselling paranormal YA debut ... Learn more.