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52 Rivers - A Woman's Fly Fishing Journey

Join Douglas County Libraries the evening of Friday, July 17th as we welcome Shelley Walchak author of 52 Rivers - A Woman's Fly Fishing Journey.

Shelley's passions are fly fishing and libraries! In 2013 she fly-fished a river a week, blogged and wrote essays about her adventures hoping to help give courage and inspiration to those in pursuit of their own path to a more passionate life. Her blog is now this book.

Local Author Showcase

Parker Library
Saturday, August 15 at 2 PM

Local Author Showcase Discover local authors and the books they wrote

Enjoy light refreshments as you listen to local authors talk about their recently published books. Presenting include: Ben Mariner, John Wesley Anderson, Kate Muus, J.D. Dudycha, Shawn Jones, KB Lesbock, Jessica Wulf, Aleta You, Ph.D., Dawn Finnegan Kinder, Jim Cronin and Michelle Rodenburg.
Registration is required.

Now is your chance to share your amazing stories with young people and become a Spellbinder!

Spellbinders are adults, 50 and up, who stay young at heart by telling stories to children in Douglas County Schools. By sharing traditional stories and personal history tales, Spellbinders make a difference.

Meets the fourth Monday every other month at 6:30 p.m. Girls in grades 4-6 are invited to bring their moms or another adult female and discuss books.

Registration required.

For the coming year, the group will be reading:

coffee_100Drop in to the Booksharing Book Club for a lively discussion of current titles and authors – no reading list!

Booksharing meets the first Wednesday of each month at noon at Fika Coffee House, 19559 E. Mainstreet, Parker.

Douglas County Libraries currently sponsors Great Books Discussion Groups at four libraries.

More than fifty years ago, the Great Books Movement started at the University of Chicago with the idea that ordinary people could meet and discuss the enduring ideas and issues found in classic writings. The Great Books Foundation promotes reading and conversation about great literature through discussion groups.

Literacy LogoFree GED Test Prep

6-8:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday nights, Parker Library

  • Instruction, assessment and practice tests.
  • In partnership with Colorado Educational Outreach.
  • Ages 17 and up, no registration required.

Meets the fourth Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome!