A truck owner sits by his custom rig among entrants in the "Pride and Polish" competition during the 16th annual Great American Trucking Show in Dallas on Aug. 22, 2014. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick.
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A truck owner sits by his custom rig among entrants in the "Pride and Polish" competition during the 16th annual Great American Trucking Show in Dallas on Aug. 22, 2014. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick.

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SIGNINGS

Todd Caudle - Author of "Colorado Fourteeners," Colorado Wildflowers" and more, 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Covered Treasures Bookstore, 105 Second St., Monument; 481-2665, coveredtreasures.com.

LITERARY EVENTS

Literary Arts Festival - Performance poetry, literary burlesque, author events and children's activities, Friday-Sunday, Telluride; telluridelitfest.weebly.com.

Lit Fest - Celebration of the literary arts. June 1-15, Race Street, Denver; denver.org.

Community Open Mic - 5 p.m. June 2. Locations: hearherepoetry.org/events.

Youth Slam and Open Mic - 2 p.m. June 9. Locations: hearherepoetry.org/events.

Poetry Slam - 7:15 p.m. June 13. Locations: hearherepoetry.org/events.

Pikes Peak District Library & Bear Creek Nature Center Story-Time-Birds - 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 15, Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road, free. Reservations: 520-6387.

Moonlight Storytelling Hike - 7:30-8 p.m. June 29, Fox Run Regional Park, 2110 Stella Dr, $4. Reservations: 520-6387.

Converge Lecture Series - With Junot Diaz, 6-9 p.m. Aug. 5, The Pinery at the Hill, 775 W. Bijou St., $35. Registration: convergelectureseries.org.

Converge Lecture Series - With Edwidge Danticat, 6-9 p.m. Nov. 4. The Pinery at the Hill, 775 W. Bijou St., $35. Registration: convergelectureseries.org.

AVAILABLE

Hoopla Digital - Pikes Peak Library District patrons can access Hoopla Digital for free access to videos, music and audiobooks 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, 14 and older, 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.

CLOSURES

Pikes Peak Library District - All branches closed May 28.

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