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Self-Publishing: Publish Your Own @ PPLD

When: Thursday, March 01, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Library21c at Petritz Learning Lab

Want to publish your own book? Learn more about self-publishing opportunities with the Library, such as SELF-e, Indie Author Day, and Mountain of Authors. This class is an overview about the self-publishing process, including creating an eBook, distribution channels, and marketing.

Sheriff Rankin Scott Kelly

When: Saturday, March 03, 2018 - 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: East Library at East Community Meeting Room

Former El Paso County Sheriff John Anderson will present a program about the lift and career of the first sheriff of El Paso County, Colorado, Rankin Scott Kelly. A PBS documentary will be viewed based on Sheriff Anderson's research chronicled is his recent book, followed by a short presentation and Q&A session.

Copies of Sheriff Anderson's book, "Rankin Scott Kelly, First Sheriff El Paso County, 1861-1867" will be available for purchase and signing after the program.

This is a free program and no registration is necessary.

Monday Musings

When: Monday, March 05, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Old Colorado City Library at Old Colorado City Meeting Room

Join your Westside neighbors to talk with local historian and author John Anderson, who was the 26th El Paso County Sheriff. He has written a book on the interesting career of this county's first sheriff, Rankin Scott Kelly. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. with a 50-minute slide presentation and talk by Anderson followed by a Q&A session and book signing for Anderson's recent works.

The Irish in Colorado with Dr. James P. Walsh

When: Monday, March 26, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Library21c at Venue

Learn more about the largest Irish community in the western United States outside of California presented by Dr. James P. Walsh.

Dr. Walsh received his PhD from CU Boulder in 2010, specializing in Irish American history. His dissertation, Michael Mooney and the Leadville Irish, examines a community of Irish immigrant miners and their families in 19th century Leadville. This was the largest Irish community in the history of Colorado, numbering as many as 5,000. Dr. Walsh has taught at UCD for the past fourteen years. He also teaches part-time at Regis University, where he serves as Lead Faculty for the Irish Studies program. Dr. Walsh is the founder of the Romero Theater Troupe, which brings Irish American and other important history to stage throughout the Front Range.

Dr. Walsh along with his co-authors Dennis Gallagher and Tom Noel, wrote Irish Denver in the attempt to illuminate Irish history and culture in Denver, to pull together the 160+ year history of Irish people in this region and their influence on the development of our state.

Monday Musings

When: Monday, April 02, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Old Colorado City Library at Old Colorado City Meeting Room

Join your Westside neighbors to talk with local author and historian Robert Cronk, who penned Outbound Journey, the story of Chief Manitou’s journey from Sante Fe, N.M. to Manitou Springs. Cronk will lead a 45-minute slide presentation and talk starting at 6:30 p.m., followed by a Q&A session.
Check the event calendar regularly to see the guest speaker and topic on the first Monday of each month (excluding holidays).

Self-Publishing: Publish Your Own @ PPLD

When: Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Library21c at Petritz Learning Lab

Want to publish your own book? Learn more about self-publishing opportunities with the Library, such as SELF-e, Indie Author Day, and Mountain of Authors. This class is an overview about the self-publishing process, including creating an eBook, distribution channels, and marketing.

Strategy Strikes Back-How Star Wars Explains Modern Military Conflict

When: Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Manitou Springs Library at Congregational Church, 103 Pawnee Ave

What does modern military conflict have in common with Star Wars? Major Matt Cavanaugh,author, contributor to The Gazette and Manitou Springs resident, will explain how the Star Wars movie franchise has much to say about real life warfare waged in our own time and place. 30+ top military,and strategic specialists, diplomats, counterinsurgency strategists,war journalists, sci-fi writers and ground-level military officers explain the art of war through the Star Wars films.
The program is 30 minutes followed by q&a.
Join us for this very interesting and educational program. Refreshments will be served.
Copies of Strategy Strikes Back-How Star Wars Explains Modern Military Conflict will be available for those interested.

Self-Publishing: Publish Your Own @ PPLD

When: Thursday, May 03, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Library21c at Petritz Learning Lab

Want to publish your own book? Learn more about self-publishing opportunities with the Library, such as SELF-e, Indie Author Day, and Mountain of Authors. This class is an overview about the self-publishing process, including creating an eBook, distribution channels, and marketing.

MOUNTAIN OF AUTHORS

When: Saturday, May 05, 2018 - All Day
Where: East Library

Mountain of Authors (MOA) is a free annual community program that provides an opportunity for the public and local authors to network, listen to notable authors, as well as learn more about the craft of writing and trends in publishing. We are excited to announce that this year's Keynote Speaker is local author Kevin J. Anderson!

This year's event will be hosted in the Venue of Library 21C at 1175 Chapel Hills Dr. on May 5th, 2018. Doors will open at 11:00 AM to the public, and close at 5:00 PM after Anderson's book signing. For additional information, please visit our website or call 719-531-6333 x6353.

http://research.ppld.org/mountainofauthors

Freelance Writing Workshop

When: Saturday, May 05, 2018 - 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Library21c at Ent Conference Center

Pikes Peak Library District and Mountain of Authors will be hosting a Freelance Writing Workshop from 11:30 to 12:30. This Workshop will be taught by local author and freelance writer JL Fields. Registration is required. Please ask library staff for assistance if needed, or call the library: (719) 389-8968 Monday-Friday.

This Workshop is part of Pikes Peak Library District's Mountain of Authors all-day event May 5, 2018 (11:00 AM to 5:00 PM). For more information about this program, visit our website: http://research.ppld.org/mountainofauthors

Monday Musings

When: Monday, May 07, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Old Colorado City Library at Old Colorado City Meeting Room

Join your Westside neighbors to talk to area resident ML Cavanaugh, who was one of the editors of a collection of essays called Strategy Strikes Back: How Star Wars Explains Modern Military Conflict. The book, which becomes available in May 2018, includes a foreword by Stanley McChrystal, who is a U.S. Army general (ret.) who led the Joint Special Operations Command in Iraq during the Persian Gulf wars and was top commander of American forces in Afghanistan.
The Star Wars saga has much to say about successful strategies and real-life warfare waged in our own time and place. Strategy Strikes Back brings together more than 30 of today¬ís top military and strategic experts, including generals, policy advisors, seasoned diplomats, counterinsurgency strategists, science fiction writers, war journalists, and ground‑level military officers, to explain the strategy and the art of war by way of the Star Wars films.
Each chapter of Strategy Strikes Back provides a relatable, outside‑the‑box way to clarify the complexities of modern military conflict.
Cavanaugh is a nonresident fellow at the Modern War Institute and a U.S. Army strategist with global experience and assignments ranging from the Pentagon to Korea and Iraq to Army Space and Missile Defense Command. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and the Colorado Springs Gazette, among other publications.
Check the event calendar regularly to see the guest speaker and topic on the first Monday of each month (excluding holidays) from 6:30 to 8 p.m.