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A&E briefs: Summit County Library participates in One Book 4 Colorado

The community is invited to attend a piano recital with Andrew Vargas on Tuesday, April 26 at 6:30 p.m. at Lord of the Mountains Lutheran Church in Dillon.
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Summit County Library participates in One Book 4 Colorado

The Summit County Library is participating in the One Book 4 Colorado program at all three locations in Summit County. This year’s book selection is “Giraffes Can’t Dance” by Giles Andreae. One Book 4 Colorado gives away 75,000 copies of the book selection to every 4-year-old in the state in English or Spanish. Books are distributed at public and military libraries across the state and participating Denver preschool programs until the program ends April 25. Visit onebook4colorado.org for information about events, reading tips, information on early literacy and more.

One Book 4 Colorado is a collaboration of the Colorado State Library, the Denver Preschool Program, the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, the Colorado Department of Education, Serve Colorado, public and military libraries, community organizations and the private sector.

Summit County Library Hosts Annual Spring Book Sale

The Summit County Library will host its annual Summit County Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale on April 22 and April 23 in the Frisco County Commons Mt. Royal and Buffalo Mt. Rooms. Stop by and search for the perfect book, CD books on tape or DVDs. The book sale is in two rooms and will host a “Bag of Books” time from 3–5 p.m. on Saturday, April 23.

The bags cost $3 or two bags can be filled for $5. Simply fill your bag to the brim with books, CDs, books on cassette tape and DVDs and for one low price. The money generated from the book sale will provide much-needed funds for the libraries and is used to sponsor programs which benefit both residents and visitors in Summit County.

Depending on when you visit the book sale will determine the price. On Friday, April 22 pay $3 for hard-cover books, DVDs and books-on-CD and $2 for paperbacks and books-on-cassette. Children’s books are $1 on Friday as well. On Saturday, April 23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. all hard-cover books, DVDs, books-on-cd are $2. Books on cassette and paperbacks are $1 and children’s books are 50 cents before the Bag of Books rate after 3 p.m. Videos sell for 50 cents on Friday and for 25 cents on Saturday before 3 p.m.

More volunteers are needed. The library needs assistance for set up on April 21 beginning at 3 p.m. and during the sale. In addition help is requested during the take-down process, which will begin promptly at 5 p.m. at the completion of the sale on Saturday.

If you are available at any of these times, and would like to help out your local library, please call the Main Library at (970) 668-5555. To learn more of other volunteer opportunities and how you can help the Summit County Libraries, please visit our website atsummitcountylibraries.org; “like” us on Facebook; follow us on Twitter and Pinterest; or simply come by and check with us at any of our three locations, in Frisco, Breckenridge and Silverthorne.

Calling all serious reviewers for the Breckenridge Film Festival

Do you love films and enjoy sharing your opinions on them? Can you commit to eight hours of film reviewing? Do you have a computer? If you answered yes to all these questions, you may be the perfect person for this volunteer opportunity. The reviewing period goes from now until May 15. The actual festival is being held Sept. 15-18. Contact Dianna at breckfilmfest@gmail for more information and to submit an application.

Piano recital in Dillon

Andrew Vargas, a 15-year-old former student of Adrienne Sielaff of Brekenridge has been praised for his mature musical artistry and for giving his audiences exciting and energetic performances. Vargas studied with Sielaff as a young student for two years before moving to Oklahoma City. He credits her with deepening his love for music and awakening his love for composing. She often encouraged him to attend classical music concerts and introduced him to several conductors and artists while living in Summit County.

Since moving to Oklahoma City, he has pursued his passion for classical music even more. Under the guidance of his piano teacher, Greg Fisher, Andrew has placed first in several piano competitions and was a semi finalist in The Kuleshov International Festival and Competition. He was recently awarded a scholarship to study at Piano Texas International Academy and Festival for the month of June. He looks forward to master classes with Yoheved Kaplinsky, Tamás Ungár, Haochen Zhang and other master teachers from around the world.

Andrew has overcome life-threatening health issues this past summer and he looks forward to being able to share his miracle of healing with his teacher, family and friends who have supported him. Performing Beethoven’s famous Sonata No. 32 Opus 111 and Bach/Liszt Prelude and Fugue will be the highlight of the evening. The community is invited to attend the recital on Tuesday, April 26 at 6:30 p.m. at Lord of the Mountains Lutheran Church in Dillon. For more information please call Michelle at (407) 929-1889 or Adrienne Sielaff at (970) 453-6243.

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