Calling all stitchers, knitters, embroiderers, crocheters! Enjoy the company of other crafters while sharing your most intriguing read of the month, whether it’s a novel, poetry, magazine or newspaper article. We will supply limited materials and instructions, but please bring your own project and come prepared to tell us about your favorite read. Light refreshments provided.
With his distinctive writing style and a clever sense for blending the lives of fictional characters into the stories of true life, Zachary Lazar is an author for the new century. Denver Public Library is thrilled to host Lazar for an exclusive reading and talk about his most recent novel, I Pity the Poor Immigrant, called 'brilliant' in the New York Times Book Review. Artfully blending the history of mobster, Meyer Lansky, with an eccentric cast of real and imagined characters, Lazar’s novel has been garnering fantastic reviews from readers and critics alike.
From Denver’s own award-winning “meticulously observant” (The New Yorker) and “masterful” (Booklist) writer Helen Thorpe comes a groundbreaking account of three women deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq, and how their military service affected their friendship, their personal lives, and their families. Join us for a reading and discussion with the author.
In anticipation of our author event with bestselling author Zachary Lazar, he'll be connecting with readers right on Facebook on Tuesday, September 9 before his event on Friday, September 12. Meet the author at our Fresh City Life facebook event and Zachary will answer any questions you have about his writing. Ask him about his story characters, his writing style or his writing habits. Everyone who participates in this fun question and answer session will be entered to win one of three signed copies of Zachary Lazar's latest novel, I Pity the Poor Immigrant.
Join us on the second Saturday of each month for our topical book club! We select the topic, you choose your book, fiction or nonfiction--OR read what the library staffer is reading. Be ready to share why you loved or hated your book--we want to know!
Topic: Young Adult
Staff Selection: Life As We Knew It, by Susan Pfeffer