Meet Eleanor Roosevelt at a fundraiser for Fort Collins Reads on the afternoon of Sunday, August 25. When Erik Larson's book begins in 1933, Eleanor Roosevelt was new to the job of America's First Lady, but already stirring controversy with her views. Eleanor's character will be portrayed by Susan Marie Frontczak of Boulder.
"Swing Kids" is about friends who rebel against the conformity of Nazi Germany by listening to banned swing music from America. The young men attempt to be Swing Kids by night and Hitler Youth by day, and face tough choices about right, wrong, and survival.
Step into the 1930s at a big band concert featuring the Park Hill Brass, a world-class jazz group from Denver.
PRPLD Librarian Sarah Scobey will lead a book discussion of "In the Garden of Beasts."
Former CIA Agent Francine Mathews will speak about her recently published thriller, "Jack 1939," in which the future president travels Europe to ostensibly research his senior-year thesis at Harvard, while actually spying on the Nazis for President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Journey back in time with Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The former president will be portrayed by Richard Marold, who will discuss his role during the first half of the 20th century, including his appointment of William E. Dodd as U.S. ambassador to Nazi Germany as featured in Erik Larson's book.
Reception with author Erik Larson at Old Firehouse Books. 5pm-7pm
Erik Larson will speak about his novel "In The Garden of Beasts".