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Colorado Springs area literary events starting July 30, 2017

July 30, 2017 Updated: July 30, 2017 at 5:02 am
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SIGNINGS

Book Signing - Kenneth Hallenbeck will sign "Forgotten Colorado Silver: Joseph Lesher's Defiant Coins," 1:30-5:30 p.m. Aug. 12, Victor Lowell Thomas Museum, 298 Victor Ave., Victor; 689-5509, victorcolorado.com.

Book Signing - Barbara Sparks will sign "For Purple Mountains: Colorado: A Journey of the Senses," 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 16, Hooked on Books, 12 E. Bijou St.; 419-7660.

LITERARY EVENTS

Writing Group - 3 p.m. Sunday, Barnes & Noble, 795 Citadel Drive East; undergroundwritingproject.com.

Community Open Mic - 5 p.m. Saturday. Go online for locations; hearherepoetry.org/events.

Poetry Slam - 7:15 p.m. Aug. 9. Go online for locations; hearherepoetry.org/events.

Children's History Hour - "Froggy Eats Out," for ages 2-7, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Aug. 16, Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., donations accepted. Reservations: 385-5990, cspm.org.

Children's History Hour - "Froggy Eats Out," for ages 8-10, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Aug. 26, Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., donations accepted. Reservations: 385-5990, cspm.org.

AVAILABLE

Hoopla Digital - Patrons of the Pikes Peak Library District can access Hoopla Digital, which provides library card holders with free online and mobile access to videos, music and audiobooks, allowing on-demand content from smartphones, tablets, PCS and Apple TV; hoopladigital.com.

E-books and More - eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagzines available free with PPLD library card. Click on CyberShelf at ppld.org.

TUTORS NEEDED

Children's Literacy Center - Volunteers, ages 14 and older, needed to serve as tutors. Training is provided; 471-8672, pamela@childrensliteracycenter.org, childrensliteracycenter.org.

CONTEST

Goodreads Poetry Contest - Ongoing poetry contest with a monthly winner. Submit poems at tinyurl.com/melzs2y.

HOT OFF THE PRESS

Recent regional author offerings:

- "INVISIBLE: Surviving the Cambodian Genocide: The Memoirs of Mac and Simone Leng" by Frances T. Pilch. Published by: Robert Reed Publishers. Summary: A Cambodian couple's moving, personal and straightforward story of living through one of the major disasters of the 20th century.

CARLOTTA OLSON, THE GAZETTE

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