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Past, Present, Future

History, Politics & Current Events
August 2017

Saturday, August 5, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Charlene Garcia Simms, the genealogy and special collections librarian of the Pueblo City-County Library District (PCCLD), Maria Sanchez Tucker, the manager of special collections and museum services at PCCLD, and historian Jeffrey DeHerrera will present their new book Pueblo ($ 21.99 Arcadia Publishing). 

On June 23, 2016 British voters elected to exit the European Union, sending global stock markets sharply down and provoking global reactions running the gamut from horror to congratulations. Join Active Minds as we place this pivotal event in its historic context and explore where this high stakes path may lead, not only for the UK, but also the EU and the rest of the world.

Thursday, August 10, 7:00 pm, Historic LoDo

Colorado author Brea Hoffman will discuss and sign Fort Collins Beer: A History of Brewing on the Front Range ($21.99 History Press) which divulges the history of Fort Collins' evolving beer scene. Although alcohol arrived with the first settlers in Fort Collins, Prohibition lingered until 1969. But the city was one of the first to latch onto the burgeoning craft beer movement.

Thursday, August 17, 7:00 pm, Historic LoDo

David Allard, who has spent over 30 years in the oil business as a geologist, will discuss and sign his new book A World of Culture, Oil and Golf ($21.49). From the oil patch of Midland Texas, to Houston, around the world and back to the USA, Allard provides a fascinating look into the global oil business and what it's like to be an insider navigating the cultures and personalities tied to the most valuable commodity in the world.

Monday, August 21, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Michael Crouser spent more than a decade photographing family cattle ranches in Colorado, intrigued "not by the ways their lives are changing but by the way they have stayed the same." Crouser will discuss and sign his new book Mountain Ranch ($40.00 University of Texas Press), in which he has powerfully recorded the last vestiges of a tradition that exerts a nearly universal fascination and mystique--cowboying in the American West.

Tuesday, August 22, 5:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

What was known as the Soviet Union dissolved twenty-five years ago this past December. Join Active Minds as we explore the history of the Soviet Union as well as the causes of its failure. In addition, we will discuss the continued relevance of the Russian Federation, the influence of Vladimir Putin, and ongoing challenges to democracy in the region.

Wednesday, August 23, 7:00 pm, Historic LoDo

Erin James, the editor-in-chief of CiderCraft and Sip Northwest magazines, will discuss and sign her new book Tasting Cider: The CiderCraft Guide to the Distinctive Flavors of North American Hard Cider ($19.95 Storey). Stem Ciders, an urban cidery located in the heart of Denver’s RiNo District, will provide samples for the tasting.

There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.

Wednesday, August 30, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Michael Huttner, founder of ProgressNowColorado, and author of 50 Ways You Can Help Obama Change America, will discuss and sign his new book The Resistance Handbook: 45 Ways to Fight Trump ($12.99 Disruption Books). The book offers 45 ways to stop the 45th president of the United States in his tracks, including ways to protect our culture, protect our communities from Trump's personal attacks, fight for our values and the issues that define us, and build the infrastructure this movement needs.
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