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Saturday Morning Book Club

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Books Authors and Writing
10:00 am - 11:00 am

This month: Half Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls

Book Chat

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Books Authors and Writing
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Do you find yourself constantly asking people about what they're reading? Do you love talking to people about books, poems, and essays? We'll chat about what we're reading and maybe even read aloud a bit. Just sit and listen, or share! We meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month.

Colorado Authors Series: Wayne Omura: Zen Foot-Notes: Upon the Unknown Passage

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

Local favorite author Omura discusses his latest book, a "metaphysical-mystical mountain climbing adventure symbolic of our journey through life."

Colorado Authors Series: Gregory Hill: East of Denver

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Books Authors and Writing
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Gregory Hill was raised in Joes, Colorado and currently lives in Denver where he writes, makes music, and, in his spare time, is a worker bee at the DU library. Time magazine critic Lev Grossman says of Hill's debut novel, East of Denver: "This is writing on par with that of top-flight black-comic novelists like Sam Lipsyte and Jess Walter, and it deserves to be read."

Colorado Authors Series: BK Loren: Theft and Animal, Mineral, Radical

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Books Authors and Writing
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

National award winning author Loren will read from her novel Theft and her essay collection Animal, Mineral, Radical: Essays on Wildlife, Family, and Food. Topics include crossovers and differences in writing fiction and creative nonfiction, then on to an open discussion. Loren's readings have been called "wildly refreshing, heartbreaking and hilarious, but always full of heart."

The Legend of Kid Curry with Ann Williams

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History and Genealogy
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn the story of an outlaw and gunman--a cohort of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and the worst of the Wild Bunch. He ate lawmen for breakfast,, but his long spree was ended by a backcountry, Parachute, CO rancher who joined the posse to retrieve a stolen horse. That rancher was Ann Williams' great grandfather.

Dr. Jon Kedrowski: Climb Your Own Everest

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Books Authors and Writing
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join Dr. Kedrowski, acclaimed author, world-class mountaineer, and Everest summitter, as he shares tales of his journeys. On May 26, 2012, Kedrowski summitted Everest after having to turn around only 800 feet from the summit because of a terrible storm on May 20. The storm was the 2nd deadliest in Everest history, claiming seven lives in one night.

Colorado Authors Series: Jon Kedrowski: Sleeping on the Summits

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Books Authors and Writing
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Mountain geographer Dr. Jon Kedrowski will talk about climbing the summits of each of Colorado's 55 14ers, and also about his experience reaching the summit of Mt. Everest in May 2012, a week after the 2nd deadliest day in Everest history. Highlights include: teamwork, taking risks, and climbing the proverbial mountain of life.

One Million Bones Project

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Arts and Crafts
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Make a cloth bone to be a part of the collaborative art installation that recognizes the millions of victims and survivors of genocides in Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia, and Burma. Visit onemillionbones.org for more information. In partnership with The Colorado Ballet's Light: The Holocaust and Humanity Project.

Swedish Genealogical Society of Colorado (SGSC)

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History and Genealogy
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Training Room - Level 7

Upcoming Meetings:

NO MEETINGS SCHEDULED FOR July and August. Will resume in Sepbermber

Meetings consist of a short business meeting and a program designed to help you with your Swedish family history research or to explore the Swedish culture, past and present. For more information about the Swedish Genealogical Society of Colorado, visit http://swedgensoc.org/.

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