All Pikes Peak Reads 2022

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All Pikes Peak Reads 2022

Pikes Peak Library District is pleased to announce the selected titles for All Pikes Peak Reads (APPR) 2022. This year’s titles explore the theme of “reinvention.”

 

All Pikes Peak Reads is Pikes Peak Library District’s annual community reads program that focuses on celebrating literature, improving community connections, and fostering dialogue across social, cultural, and generational lines. Each year, PPLD selects APPR titles that focus on a variety of timely topics and plans a variety of community wide programs. This year’s selected titles explore themes of “reinvention.” Below are the books and descriptions of each selection for 2022.

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Adult Selection: The Library Book by Susan Orlean

The Library BookThe Library Book by Susan Orlean explores how libraries have always been places of invention and reinvention. Orlean takes readers on an in-depth look of the modern library while also investigating a fire that devastated LA Public Library in 1986. Described as a "love letter to a beloved institution," The Library Book reminds readers that libraries are more than books.

Q&A with Susan Orlean

Author visit

When: Sat., Oct. 15 at 4:00 p.m.
Location: Library 21c
Click here to register


Young Adult Selection: Scythe by Neal Shusterman

ScytheScythe was chosen because of its appeal to young adult readers and how the theme of reinvention permeates the novel. The story’s society reinvents the concept of death and addresses literally being able to reinvent yourself on a whim. Young Adult readers love the dystopian feel and action-packed plot that author Neal Shusterman always provides.

Author visit

When: Thu., Sept. 22 at 6 p.m.
Where: Library 21c
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Children’s Selection: The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor

The Truth as Told by Mason ButtleThe Truth as Told by Mason Buttle, is a fine example of children’s books that build emotional intelligence in young readers. This intriguing and heartwarming story inspires readers to seek after real friendships, loyalty, truth, and finding your voice.

Author visit

When:
Thu., Oct. 20 at 10 a.m. – Click here for more information and to register for this time.
Thu., Oct. 20 at 1 p.m. – Click here for more information and to register for this time.
Where: Virtual

 


All Pikes Peak Reads Programs

Need something to hold the pages of your book in place? Create a weighted bookmark with some basic sewing skills. Limit to one kit per household, while supplies last. Kit may contain supplies not suitable for young children.

Fri., Sept. 2, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., East Library

Fri., Sept. 2, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Fountain Library

Fri., Sept. 2, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., High Prairie Library

Fri., Sept. 2, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monument Library

Fri., Sept. 2, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Old Colorado City Library

Fri., Sept. 2, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Palmer Lake Library

Fri., Sept. 2, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Rockrimmon Library

Fri., Sept. 2, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Ruth Holley Library

Sat., Sept. 3, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Calhan Library

The History of the Book

Join Jessy Randall, Colorado College Archivist and Special Collections Curator and English Professor Steven Hayward for a tour through the history of the book, and an up-close look at some of the curious and rare treasures carefully preserved in the basement of Colorado College's Tutt Library.

Thu., Sept. 8, 7 p.m., Colorado College Tutt Library

All Pikes Peak Reads Themed Breakout Room 

Reinvention - a word to describe how one might solve these puzzles, riddles, and more in this All Pikes Peaks Reads themed breakout room. It's like an escape room, but you're breaking into a box of prizes, instead of getting out of a locked room. Are you up for the challenge?

Sat., Sept. 10, 2 p.m., East Library

Library Book Tote 

Celebrate All Pikes Peak Reads by making a personalized Library Book Tote! Using blank canvas totes and fabric markers, stencils, and other decorations, you will make a personalized and fun tote to carry all your library books.

Sat., Sept. 17, 10:30 a.m., Penrose Library

Fri., Sept. 23, 1 p.m., Rockrimmon Library

Sat., Sept. 24, noon, Manitou Library

Tue., Sept. 27, 2 p.m., Ruth Holley Library

Sat., Oct. 1, noon, Ute Pass Library

Sat., Oct. 1, 2 p.m., East Library

Wed., Oct. 5, 5:30 p.m., Sand Creek Library

Mon., Oct. 10, 2:30 p.m., High Prairie Library

Sat., Oct. 22, 2 p.m., Library 21c

Behind the Stacks: Tour of Collection Management

Check out the behind-the-scenes action in Collection Management! Learn how PPLD acquires and distributes the books and other materials you find on Library shelves.

Sat., Sept. 17, 10 a.m., Library 21c (This tour time will be oriented to families and those with children)

Sat., Sept. 17, 11 a.m., Library 21c (This tour time will be oriented to families and those with children)

Wed., Sept. 21, noon, Library 21c

Culture Fest

Come and celebrate the different cultures of the Pikes Peak region. You will experience the richness of different cuisines, music, and more.

Fri., Oct. 7, 5:30 p.m., Cheyenne Mountain Library

Scythe Mafia

Play a version of Mafia inspired by the book Scythe. Try and figure out who might be the rogue Scythe causing havoc without letting too many townspeople die. Think Among Us meets our APPR book!

Fri., Oct. 7, 3:30 p.m., Cheyenne Mountain Library

Sat., Nov. 19, 4 p.m., East Library

Behind the Stacks: Tour of Special Collections

Join PPLD Special Collections for a behind-the-scenes tour of the historic 1905 Carnegie Building.

Thu., Oct. 20, 6 p.m, Penrose Library

Thu., Oct. 27, 6 p.m., Penrose Library (Spooky Tour)