Start 2020 the right way, Denver: with some books.
Tuesday, December 31, 9 p.m.
4280 Tennyson Street
Who wants to paint the town when you can instead snuggle down? BookBar’s traditional Introverts New Year’s Eve party returns to ring in 2020 with a boozy and bookish night of board games, silent reading, coloring and more. Wear your cozy socks and come celebrate with those who are always there for you year-round…you know: books. Tickets are $30 and sold out fast last year, because we introverts are legion. Quiet, but legion.
Saturday, January 4, 11 a.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookstore
960 South Colorado Boulevard, Glendale
It’s early January, and school isn’t yet back in session…so chances are good that you might have some grumpy monkeys bouncing around the house. Corral them and take them over to the Barnes & Noble on Colorado Boulevard on Saturday morning for this storytime spotlighting Suzanne Lang’s best-selling 2018 book Grumpy Monkey, about Jim the chimpanzee and his terrible mood. This isn’t an author event, just a timely reading for kids (and tired parents), with activities to follow.
Saturday, January 4, 2 p.m.
2526 East Colfax Avenue
Idaho Springs writer and journalist Ian Neligh brings his newest book, Spurred West: Rogues, Treasure Seekers, Bounty Hunters, and Colorful Characters Past and Present, to the Tattered Cover for a discussion and signing. The collection of true stories reveals the spellbinding world of the Old West’s most infamous characters, from bullfighters to rustlers to Buffalo Bill Cody himself. It’s a fantastic look at Colorado state heritage — and it’s all true.