TICKET SALES BEGIN SEPTEMBER 3!
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 are $10 and on sale after Labor Day at locally-owned bookstores. Tickets can be reserved online at oldfirehousebooks.com and will be sold at the door if still available. A reception with the author will be held the evening of Saturday, Nov. 2.
Reception 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Old Firehouse Books. Tickets $25 on sale beginning Sept. 3 at Old Firehouse.
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 (left). Proceeds go toward bringing more great authors to Fort Collins. Details coming!
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 survival.
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.
7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, 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!
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 Community College.