Adult reading program brings Goodies for GrownUps to Summit |

Adult reading program brings Goodies for GrownUps to Summit

Goodies for GrownUps

Monday, Sept. 22 — Reading program begins with Reading Bingo

6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 — “The Tightrope Mentality” presentation by former Denver Bronco Reggie Rivers, Blue River Room, North Branch Library, Silverthorne

6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23 — Manuel Ramos, author of “Desperado: A Mile High Noir,” Main Library, County Commons, Frisco

4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 — “Nightmare Readings,” Main Library; followed by open house at Frisco Historic Park & Museum, located at 120 Main St., from 5 to 8 p.m.

6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6 — “The Orangutans of Borneo” presentation by Chris and Ricky Daly, Buffalo Mountain Room, County Commons, Frisco

6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14 — Bluegrass band Damnation, Buffalo Mountain Room, County Commons, Frisco

Visit the Summit County Library website for more details on all of these upcoming events.

The Summit County Library is welcoming fall, and snowfall on the mountains, with its adult fall reading program, Goodies for GrownUps. This year’s events begin Monday, Sept. 22, with reading bingo at all three library branches.

Stop by the North Branch in Silverthorne, the Main Library in Frisco or the South Branch in Breckenridge and pick up a bingo game card to begin. When you read “A Book That Scares You” or “A Book Your Friend Loves” and complete a row of five boxes on the bingo card, turn it in to receive a small prize, plus an entry into the drawing for one of three prize baskets with gift certificates to Bread & Salt, Boatyard Grill and Butterhorn Bakery. The drawing for the three prize baskets will occur after the Goodies for GrownUps concert on Friday, Nov. 14.

On Saturday, Oct. 18, to kick off the special events and celebrate “Friends of the Library Week,” the library presents Reggie Rivers, former Denver Bronco, media personality, motivational speaker and author. Rivers will share “The Tightrope Mentality,” which he developed during his NFL career. Rivers energizes the audience with common-sense advice through hilarious stories and thought-provoking lessons of life in the NFL. With his easy style, he delivers a message of hope and optimism.

Rivers also authored five books during his post NFL career. To get a sneak preview of this dynamic speaker in action, check out his TedX Talk on YouTube.

On Thursday, Oct. 23, at 6 p.m., award-winning Denver writer and attorney Manuel Ramos, author of the 2014 Colorado Book Award winner “Desperado: A Mile High Noir,” will talk about his book and experiences at the Main Library in Frisco. Ramos is the director of advocacy for Colorado Legal Services, a statewide legal-aid program, and the author of eight novels, five of which feature Denver lawyer Luis Montez.

To get into the Halloween spirit, the Frisco Historic Park & Museum is partnering with the Main Library to present “Nightmare Readings” on Thursday, Oct. 30, beginning at 4 p.m. at the Main Library. Following the readings, all adults are invited to an open house at the Frisco Historic Park & Museum, located at 120 Main St., from 5 to 8 p.m. Light refreshments and self-guided lantern tours will complete the evening. Gothic and Victorian attire is encouraged.

Summit County residents Chris and Ricky Daly present “The Orangutans of Borneo” on Thursday, Nov. 6, at 6:30 p.m. in the Buffalo Mountain Room of the County Commons in Frisco. Hear from the Dalys why orangutans are helping to shape and preserve tropical rain forests.

The program ends on Friday, Nov. 14, at 6:30 p.m. in the Buffalo Mountain Room at the County Commons in Frisco with Summit County bluegrass band Damnation. With Americana roots and funk, this fiddle, bass and guitar will have your feet stomping to the beat. The bingo prize baskets will be awarded following the concert.

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