Arts & Entertainment

Best-selling author Justin Cronin featured guest at Durango Public Library Literary Festival

The Durango Public Library has come to be known for the authors it brings in for its annual literary festival (Jennifer Weiner was here in 2016), and this year is no different. On Thursday,...

DATE: April 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Jeff Kinney marks 10th anniversary of ‘Wimpy Kid’ series

NEW YORK – Jeff Kinney remembers when his goal was to write a book, one big book, for grown-ups. “I thought I’d write about a year in the life of a typical kid,” says the children’s author known to...

DATE: April 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Celebrate Earth Day by reading about nature

Earth day was established in 1970 by Gaylord Nelson. After witnessing an oil spill in Santa Barbara, California, in 1969, he wanted to encourage a public consciousness surrounding air and water...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Science at your fingertips

On last year’s Earth Day, the Paris Agreement was signed by the United States, China and many other countries from around the world. These countries signed this treaty agreeing to take steps to...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Writers group launches Cedar Moon literary journal

The Ignacio Writers Group is taking their writing to the next level, and they want you to help them celebrate. Friday (today) at the Ignacio Community Library , the group will be launching their...

DATE: April 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Jake Tapper achieves a childhood dream by drawing for the new book MAD About Trump

Jake Tapper remembers it well, the way certain childhood memories remain as indelible as the deepest India ink. It was the bicentennial year, when he was an impressionable 7-year-old, and staring...

DATE: April 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

‘Growing up Whittaker’

In 1963, Jim Whittaker became the first American to stand on the summit of Mount Everest. Hailed as a hero back home, his adventures affected every element of his life. In My Old Man and the...

DATE: April 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Books for Women’s History Month

Far too often, the contributions women have made to society go unnoticed. Women’s History Month was established in 1980 by President Jimmy Carter, who said “the achievements, leadership, courage,...

DATE: March 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Bridges of Madison County author Robert James Waller dies

NEW YORK – Robert James Waller, whose best-selling, bittersweet 1992 romance novel The Bridges of Madison County was turned into a movie starring Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood and later into a...

DATE: March 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Protest books help us examine our values

Edward Abbey once said,“sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul.” Protesting is an action that anyone can take. It is a way to make this will of the people heard when those in power take...

DATE: March 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Books for Black History Month

Black History Month was established in 1976 to encourage people to learn about a part of American history that is often neglected by the general public. Gerald Ford urged Americans “to seize the...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Indelible is a remarkable first novel

The debut novel Indelible by Adelia Saunders, who grew up in Durango, is a complex, intriguing and compelling tale. Saunders shares the story of Magdalena, a young Lithuanian woman living in...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books