Events in July 2019
- Books 'n' Bites - “The Martian: a novel” by Andy Weir
Books 'n' Bites - “The Martian: a novel” by Andy Weir
Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive–and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won’t have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old “human error” are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn’t ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills–and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit–he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?
- Sensational & Super Seniors @ your library
Sensational & Super Seniors @ your library
Learn about plants that serve as edible & medicinal garden weed/volunteers here in Eagle County.
Five native and non-native plants, namely amaranth, lambs-quarters, purslane, red clover & dandelion, will be discussed.
We will share recipes & perhaps a few samples! Join us for puzzles, music & light refreshments.Evenings of Engagement with Rupert Wates
Evenings of Engagement with Rupert Wates
Rupert Wates was born in London and studied at Oxford University. He has been a full time songwriter since the late 1990s, when he signed a publishing contract with Eaton Music Limited. In London he worked with some of the best performers in the city. Moving in 2001 to Paris, Wates formed his own quartet and began playing live regularly. In fall 2006 he came to the US. He is now based in New York City and Colorado. Since coming to the US, he has won more than 40 songwriting and performing awards. His music is an eclectic mix of acoustic, melodic art/folk, with flavors of jazz, vaudeville and cabaret. He has released nine solo CDs. They have received outstanding reviews in the international online press and tracks from them have been played on radio all over the world.
- Evenings of Engagement with Mike Blakely
Evenings of Engagement with Mike Blakely
As a singer/songwriter, Mike Blakely has released 13 albums, performed all over the U.S. and has made 16 tours to Europe. His songs have been recorded by Alan Jackson, Gary P. Nunn, Red Steagall, Flaco Jimenez and Raul Malo, john Arthur martinez, Randy Brown, Geronimo Trevino III and Johnny Rodriguez, Johnny Bush, Jon Chandler, Bill Barwick and others.
A native Texan, Mike served in the U.S. Air Force in Albuquerque, N.M., and later earned a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He released his first novel 1988 and his first CD in 1995. One of his co-written tunes landed on a Grammy Award-winning album by Flaco Jimenez in 1995. Another was played on the orbiting International Space Station in 2007.
Mike is now a three-time winner of Western Writers of America’s Spur Award – once for best western novel of the year, and twice for best western song of the year. Mike spent many years touring with his dancehall band, but now plays more shows as a solo artist, or in a duo or trio configuration at listening rooms, house concerts, festivals, and private parties. His career as a novelist leads to many non-traditional concerts at book stores, libraries, writers conferences, and book clubs.
- SUMMER LECTURE SERIES
SUMMER LECTURE SERIES
An Evening of Cowboy Poetry
Peggy Godfrey, an acclaimed poet and rancher, will share an evening of poignant and colorful cowboy poetry. A resident of the magical San Luis Valley of Colorado, Godfrey will also answer questions about ranching in the shadow of the Sangre de Cristo mountains.
- Evenings of Engagement with Rebecca Folsom
Evenings of Engagement with Rebecca Folsom
“What a voice…”
Rebecca Folsom’s music is about liberation. Her songs crack open hearts, inspire hope, and leave listeners with a deeper perspective. Rebecca’s world-class voice traverses a near-four-octave range.
She brings both a pure vocal quality reminiscent of old Appalachia and a blues prowess.
Rebecca is a true renaissance woman. Beyond her career as a recording artist and national touring musician, she is a published author with two books of poetry. She is also an oil painter with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and has shown in numerous galleries.
Rebecca finds great joy in sharing her artistic experience through performing, songwriting, painting, and Art of Vocal Freedom workshops. Her genius is in helping people to open their hearts, to leap into what they really love, and to shine.
- Medicare 101 Seminar
Medicare 101 Seminar
Join us for a free seminar “Medicare 101” presented by Pam Beaudin of Medical Claims Advocates, LLC. During this educational event, Pam will provide an introduction to Medicare-related topics including What to expect when you turn 65; Differences between Medicare Parts A, B, C, D; Differences between Medicare and Medicaid (and how to remember which is which); When do you qualify and what do you do; What happens when you have an employer plan.