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Heather Hansman — “Downriver: Into the Future of Water in the West,” 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Title Nine, 210 N. Tejon St.; 227-3674.

Blythe Daniel — “Mended: Restoring the Hearts of Mothers and Daughters,” noon-1 p.m. Saturday, Barnes & Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd.; 266-9960.

Kristen Akens — “100 Things to Do in Colorado Springs Before You Die,” 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Arts on the Streets, Downtown Creative District; 886-0088.


Writer’s Night — For writers of any level to get questions answered, rub shoulders with their peers and lend their expertise, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, Tap Traders Atrium, 3104 N. Nevada Ave., Suite 100, free;

Homeschool Book Fair — 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Born Again Used Books, 1529 N. Union Blvd. Registration: 528-8622.

Community Open Mic — 5 p.m. Saturday. Locations:

Lit Fest — Celebration of the literary arts, June 7-21, Denver;

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. June 12, Bar-K, 124 E. Costilla St, free; pikespeak

Youth Slam and Open Mic — 2 p.m. June 8. Locations:

Poetry Slam — 7:15 p.m. June 12. Locations: hearhere

Book Discussion — “Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History” by Keith O’Brien, 10 a.m.-noon June 14, PILLAR Office, 1710 Briargate Blvd., $5-$10. Registration:

Summer Words Literary Festival — Recognized as one of the nation’s top literary gatherings, June 16-21, Aspen;

Children’s History Hour — “Quilting Stories,” for ages 3-6, 10-11 a.m. June 19 and 22, Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., free. Reservations: 385-5990,

Book Discussion — “Origin: a Novel “ by Dan Brown, 10 a.m.-noon July 12, PILLAR Office, 1710 Briargate Blvd., $5-$10. Registration:

Zee Jaipur Literature Festival — Talks, readings, musical performances and writing workshop, Sept. 20-22, Boulder Public Library, Boulder;


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,,


Goodreads Poetry Contest — Poetry contest with monthly winner. Submit poems at


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