February is Library Lovers’ Month and Douglas County Libraries give us lots to love! Library Lovers’ Month is a month-long celebration of school, public, and private libraries of all types. This is a time for everyone, especially library support groups, to recognize the value of libraries and to work to assure that the Nation’s libraries will continue to serve.
On Saturday, February 13, the Douglas County Libraries Foundation and Highlands Ranch Library will present Wine, Chocolate, & an Evening with Chris Bohjalian. The event will include a 6 p.m. reception and 7 p.m. discussion. Bohjalian is the award-winning author of 13 novels, including the New York Times bestsellers Skeletons at the Feast, The Double Bind, Before You Know Kindness, The Law of Similars, and Midwives. He will discuss his newest book, Secrets of Eden, a story of shattered faith, intimate secrets, and the delicate nature of sacrifice.
Registration is required and seats are limited. A $10 per person entry fee will benefit the Douglas County Libraries Foundation and support improvements at Highlands Ranch Library. The author’s appearance was made possible by Random House.
“We are thrilled to offer this program at the Highlands Ranch Library,” said Margie Woodruff, DCL Foundation Director. “It is the perfect event for book clubs or others who have enjoyed the author’s work, or for couples celebrating Valentine’s Day.”
On Sunday, February 14, at 4 p.m., Anne Hillerman, author and daughter of late novelist Tony Hillerman, and her husband photographer Don Strel, will present photographic images of Tony Hillerman’s landscape and discuss the elder Hillerman’s best-selling mysteries and the environment that shaped his stories.
Anne Hillerman and Don Strel spent three years traveling Indian Country to capture the striking setting of Jim Chee and Joe Leaphorn’s adventures. They released Tony Hillerman’s Landscape: On the Road with Chee and Leaphorn in October.
Stunning pictures of the landscape where Chee and Leaphorn solved crimes, Anne’s memories of her late father, and Hillerman’s own comments on the landscape have been beautifully packaged in this book, which also includes excerpts from some of the 29 books Tony Hillerman wrote so magnificently.
Books will be for sale courtesy of Tattered Cover Book Store at both events, and signings will follow discussion. For information, go to DouglasCountyLibraries.org or call 303-791-7323.
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