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Book Signings — Stephanie Barron will sign “That Churchill Woman” and Barbara Nickless will sign “Sydney Rose Parnell,” 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Covered Treasures Bookstore, 105 Second St., Monument; 481-2655,


Write Drunk; Edit Sober — With Pikes Peak Writers, learn to write without letting your inner critic get in the way and then use critical analysis to continue to work, 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesday, Bar-K, 124 E. Costilla St, free;

Poetry Slam — 7:15 p.m. Wednesday. Locations:

August Write Brain: Are You Ready for a Writing Contest? — 6-8 p.m. Aug. 20, Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Drive, free;

Children’s History Hour — “Pedro’s Pan: A Gold Rush Story” by Matthew Lasley, for ages 3-6, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Aug. 21 and 31, Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., free. Reservations: 385-5990,

Pikes Peak Writers Night — Aspiring writers can have questions answered, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 26, Johnny’s Navajo Hogan, 2817 N. Nevada Ave., free; writersnight@,

Pikes Peak Writers Open Critique — 6-8:30 p.m. Sept. 4, Colorado Springs Police Station, Falcon Division, 7850 Goddard St., free; pikespeak

Youth Slam and Open Mic — 2 p.m. Sept. 14. Locations:


Recent regional author offerings:

”Corky Tails: Tales of a Tailless Dog Named Sagebrush: Sagebrush and the Warm Springs Discovery” by Joni Franks. Published by: Xlibris. Summary: Follow Sagebrush and the Young Miss as they discover the secret warm springs hidden deep within the mountains and teach the moral lesson of sharing Mother Earth’s precious resources with a homeless man and the tiny people known as the Shuns, who are seeking a forever home.


Hoopla Digital — Pikes Peak Library District patrons can use Hoopla Digital for free access to videos, music and audiobooks from smartphones, tablets, PCS and Apple TV;

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


Children’s Literacy Center — Volunteers, 14 and older, to tutor. Training provided; 471-8672,,


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