TICKETS ARE GOING FAST!
Fort Collins Reads 2013 author Erik Larson will speak about his book “In the Garden of Beasts” at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3,
at The Hilton in Fort Collins. Tickets cost $10 and are on sale at
locally-owned bookstores and all Poudre River Public libraries.
Reservations not accepted. Tickets will be sold at the door
if still available.
A reception with the author will be held
from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Old Firehouse Books. Tickets are $50
membership in our Author's Circle and one ticket with priority seating
to the author's talk on
Nov. 3. Reception tickets are on sale only at Old Firehouse
Books. They will be sold at the door if still available.
Meet Eleanor Roosevelt
(as portrayed by Susan Marie Frontczak)
Meet Eleanor Roosevelt at a fundraiser for Fort Collins Reads on the afternoon of Sunday, August 25.
When Erik Larson’s book begins in 1933, Eleanor Roosevelt was new to
the job of America’s First Lady, but already stirring controversy with
her views. Eleanor’s character will be portrayed by Susan Marie
Frontczak of Boulder (right). Proceeds go toward bringing more great
authors to Fort Collins.
Eleanor will be speak during an Ice Cream "Sundae" from 2-4 p.m.
Sunday, August 25, on the lawn of the historic Avery House, 328 W.
Tickets $15 ON SALE NOW at Old Firehouse Books, 232 Walnut St., and at the door.
The event will be wheelchair accessible. Handicapped parking and
access on the west side of the Avery House. Participants are encouraged
to make an afternoon of memories! In addition to meeting Eleanor, take
a free tour of the historic Avery House from 1-4 p.m. or ride the
streetcar along nearby Mountain Avenue from noon-5 p.m. Trolley fares
are $2 for adults and $1 for seniors or children.
Movie Night: "Swing Kids"
“Swing Kids” is about friends who rebel
against the conformity of Nazi Germany by listening to banned swing
music from America. The young men attempt to be Swing Kids by night and
Hitler Youth by day, and face tough choices about right, wrong, and
7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Old Town Library. Free!
Big Band Concert
Step into the 1930s at a big band concert featuring the Park Hill Brass, a world-class jazz group from Denver.
Rescheduled to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1 at Harmony Library. Free.
PRPLD Librarian Sarah Scobey will lead a book discussion of “In the Garden of Beasts.”
7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at Old Town Library. No registration required; free.
Former CIA Agent Francine Mathews will speak about her recently published thriller, "Jack 1939,"
in which the future president travels Europe to ostensibly research his
senior-year thesis at Harvard, while actually spying on the Nazis for
President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at The Hilton. Free!
Dirty '30s: The Gathering Storm
A panel discussion with local historians Wayne Sundberg, Betty Aragon and Henry Weisser on
what was happening locally, nationally and internationally during the early 1930s, when Erik
Larson's book takes place.
7 p.m. Tuesday, October 15 at Harmony Library. Free!
Meet Franklin Delano Roosevelt (as portrayed by Richard Marold)
Journey back in time with Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The former
president will be portrayed by Richard Marold (left), who will discuss
his role during the first half of the 20th century, including his
appointment of William E. Dodd as U.S. ambassador to Nazi Germany as
featured in Erik Larson’s book.
7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, Old Town Library. Free.
Events sponsored by Fort Collins Reads, Friends of
the PRPLD and CSU Libraries; PRPLD; CSU Libraries; and Front Range