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Friday, August 29, 2014

Berthoud Library participates in Common Read

Berthoud Library District Berthoud Library participates in Common ReadNorthern Colorado Common Read (NCCR, October 1 – November 12, 2012. The NCCR is community-wide reading initiative designed to bring people of all ages and from various libraries together to read, discuss and celebrate a single book. This year’s selected book is Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. Unbroken tells the remarkable true life story of Louis Zamperini, a U.S. Olympic athlete and WWII B-24 bombardier.

This program is a collaborative effort of library systems all across the Front Range and Northern Colorado. Participating Libraries include Aims Community College, Berthoud Community Library District, Boulder Public Library, Clearview Library District (Windsor), High Plains Library District, Sterling Public Library, Westminster Public Library.

Calendar of Events

October 1 – November 12, 2012

BOOKS FOR SOLDIERS

Berthoud Community Library District

Drop off paperback books, DVDs, magazines, and the library will send items to Books for Soldiers to fill requests from soldiers. Contact the library for a list of requested items.

October 1 – November 12, 2012

FRIENDS OF THE BERTHOUD COMMUNITY LIBRARY DISTRICT BOOK SALE

The Friends group will sell used WWII and other military books. Common Read events are made possible through the generous support of the Friends of the Library.

October 1 – November 12, 2012

MEET BERTHOUD’S SOLDIERS: PAST & PRESENT

Berthoud Community Library District

Photographic display of local soldiers, past and present, in military and civilian life; includes brief biographies of each person. Meet these local heroes during the Berthoud Common Read Kick Off on Wednesday, October 3, 2012.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

6:30-8 pm

BERTHOUD COMMON READ KICK OFF

Berthoud Community Library District

Salute the book, Unbroken: a Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption, and celebrate in WW II style with foods of the home front and swing music and dancing. Local veterans will be sharing their personal experiences on the war front.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

3 – 5 pm

Afternoon Matinee

Berthoud Community Library District

Showing Midway: this film tells dramatic personal stories of men who fought the courageous battle that was to become the Pacific turning point for the United States.

Monday October 15, 2012

5:30-7 pm

EXPRESS YOUR STRESS

Berthoud Community Library District

In conjunction with our Common Read, we will talk about the book Behind the Secret Window. Local artist & illustrator, Lisa Davis DeMattei, will demonstrate art techniques that can be therapeutic. A number of different art mediums will be made available for participants.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

1:30–3 pm and 6:30-8 pm

BOOK CLUB DISCUSSIONS

Berthoud Community Library District

Join us for spirited discussions of the compelling best-seller, Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

2 – 4 pm

LIFESTYLE ON THE HOMEFRONT: WOMEN DURING WWII

McCarty-Fickel House, Berthoud

A re-enactment of volunteer efforts by mothers & daughters, this event will include refreshments plus items on display from Helen Fickel’s personal collection. Requested donation: items for Books for Soldiers.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

1 – 2 pm

COLORADO SERVICE DOGS (ALL AGES)

Berthoud Community Library District

Learn how this organization trains dogs to assist veterans, and meet some of the canine heroes who help military heroes.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

5:30 – 9 pm

BERTHOUD VETERANS DINNER & EXHIBITS

Berthoud Community Center

This special evening of patriotic comradeship and appreciation of service and sacrifice is being hosted by the Berthoud American Legion. Preregister by emailing berthoudlegion@hotmail.com. Donations are appreciated.

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