Start: 12:30 pm
Highlands RanchSeventy years of Soviet control of Ukraine ended in 1991 with the collapse of the Soviet Union. During that time Ukraine suffered extensive famines, deportation of its citizens, and repopulation of its country by ethnic Russians. Since independence, Ukraine has aligned more with the west, resulting in escalating tension between ethnic Russians and Ukrainians. Recently Russia has sent troops into Ukraine in an effort to protect their interests as Ukraine has destabilized. This has dramatically escalated the crisis. Join Active Minds as we explore this delicate situation. For information on Active Minds go to www.activeminds.com PDF of the Active Minds Lecture Series.
Start: 7:00 pm
Colfax Avenue Colorado Public Radio joins us in presenting award-winning, bestselling local author Helen Thorpe, in conversation with Colorado Matters host Ryan Warner, to discuss and sign Thorpe’s new book Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War ($28.00 Scribner). This powerfully moving account of three women deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq, shows how their military service affected their friendship, their personal lives, and their families. Deeply reported and beautifully written, Soldier Girls is truly groundbreaking. Free numbered tickets for the signing line will be available beginning on Tuesday, August 5, at 9:00 am, at all Tattered Cover locations with the purchase of Soldier Girls. Line tickets will continue to be available through the start of the event with the purchase of the new book. Seating at the event is “open seating,” and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Can’t make it to the signing? Request an autographed copy here: firstname.lastname@example.org Helen Thorpe’s website
Start: 7:00 pm
Highlands Ranch Stephen King has called Chet “a canine Sam Spade full of joie de vivre,” and Robert B. Parker dubbed Spencer Quinn’s writing “major league prose.” Join Spencer Quinn as he reads from and signs his new book Paw and Order: A Chet and Bernie Mystery ($25.00 Atria). In the seventh book in this brilliant bestselling mystery series, canine narrator Chet and P.I. Bernie journey to Washington, DC, and the dog-eat-dog world of our nation’s capital. Can’t make it to the signing? Request an autographed copy here: email@example.com Spencer Quinn’s website