Red Feather Lakes Community Library update for Aug. 2014

From Friends of the Library President Sandy Lagow: Upcoming events…..Wild West Relay on Aug. 1.

We could always use snacks or homemade goodies from anyone to use for the runners. Those items need to be in the library on July 30.

The Art Extravaganza Silent Auction is happening on the Aug. 28 at the Forks. The time is 5-8 p.m., but bidding closes at 7:30 p.m. There is a great selection of art from local artists. Drinks and appetizers will be available that night.

The Labor Day book sale begins on Thursday, Aug. 28 and runs through Sunday, Aug. 31. Let’s have another great sale!

Otherwise, practicing attorney Jo Anne Hagen (with 25 years of experience in intellectual property and copyright law) will be presenting “Copyright Basics for Writers and Artists” at the library on Sept. 20 from 1 to 3 p.m. This will be followed by a presentation by her husband, Ken Ogan on a fascinating topic: “A Tour of the Astronomical Observatories in Chile,” also on Sept. 20, running from 3 to 5 p.m. Signup required. Call 970-881-2664 or email jeanette@redfeatherlibrary.org.

The third annual Red Feather Read is highlighting this year Wayne and Terry Baltz’s “Fierce Blessing: a Journey into Alzheimer’s, Compassion, and the Joy of Being,” a Colorado Book Awards finalist a few years ago and a gripping family narrative as well as a first-person caregiver account. Read it and you won’t forget it.

Wayne and Terry will be discussing the book Friday, Aug. 22 at 1 p.m. at the RFL POA with a signing following. Books are available at the library, through the author, or available online as an e-book.

There’s more. This October we’ll be hosting Red Feather Read II with Steamboat Springs resident Gregory Ziegler, who’ll be presenting his book “Travels With Max: In Search of Steinbeck’s America Fifty Years Later,” which, as the title infers, is Ziegler retracing John Steinbeck’s 1960 route in “Travels with Charley.” Has America changed in 50 years? Greg will have the answers, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the RFL POA. Book signing follows. Copies of the book are available at the library, bookstores, or online.

We hope you’ve had an opportunity to attend one of the several meetings that the Library Board of Trustees recently sponsored regarding the proposed mill levy increase for the library. As registered Colorado voter and property owner – or resident – you’ll receive a ballot in the mail this November. It’s an important issue both for the future of the library, you financially, and your community.

For more information contact the library: 970-881-2664, librarian@redfeatherlibrary.org or just come in. Contact Board President David Christopher at president@redfeatherlibrary.org. The citizen’s group (Moving Our Library Forward) that is supporting the issue privately can be accessed at movingourlibraryforward.org. Make an informed decision.

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