Check out one (or more!) of these bookish events, then spend part of your Memorial Day weekend doing some reading. Hammock and lemonade optional.
Monday, May 21, 4:30 to 8 p.m.
6901 Wadsworth Boulevard, Arvada
$35 for adults (includes a copy of the book); $10 for kids under 18
The Arvada Center partners with BookBar to host renowned author, scientist and autism spokeswoman Temple Grandin at the only Colorado stop on a national tour publicizing Calling All Minds: How to Think and Create Like an Inventor. Her new book, aimed at a youth audience, explores the history of inventors: not only what they accomplished, but how they thought. The event includes a kids' activity hour starting at 4:30 p.m., followed by a presentation by Grandin, and a book signing starting at 7 p.m. Tickets and more information available at the Arvada Center website.
Wednesday, May 23, 7 p.m.
2526 East Colfax Avenue
Parenting is tough enough; doing it with a careful eye toward environmentalism and responsible living can be even tougher. Mary DeMocker’s The Parents' Guide to Climate Revolution: 100 Ways to Build a Fossil-Free Future, Raise Empowered Kids, and Still Get a Good Night’s Sleep offers up wide-ranging ideas and activities designed to help with just that. On May 23 at the Colfax Tattered Cover, author Mary DeMocker will discuss the power of creative protest, and how having confidence in science and scientific argumentation can bring a family closer together and leave a lighter footprint on the planet. Good lessons at any age.