Sakyong Mipham will speak about and sign his new book, "The Lost Art of Good Conversation;" 7 p.m., Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder; $21.76; 303-447-2074, or boulderbookstore.net/event/sakyong-mipham-lost-art-good-conversation.Literary Arts
Indigenous Peoples' Day: History, Poetry & Presence An Indigenous Peoples' Day evening program of history, poetry and dialogue with the screening of "Rocks Karma Arrows" (Part 1); poetry reading by the award-winning poet, writer and educator Tanaya Winder; and a conversation with Native American leaders in our community; 4:30 p.m., Canyon Theater, Boulder Public Library, Ninth and Canyon Boulevard, Boulder; free; motustheater.org/event/indigenous-peoples-day-history-poetry-and-presence.Dance
Movement Mondays — The Movement in Motion A weekly freeform/ecstatic dance gathering. Join us and stay for 20 minutes or for the whole time, feel free to dance, or simply sit back and absorb all; 7:30 p.m., The Riverside, 1724 Broadway, Boulder; $12 to $15; 720-971-1972.Destinations
Dinosaur Discoveries: Ancient Fossils, New Ideas Hands-on summer exhibition series for families, this exhibition highlights current research by scientists from the American Museum of Natural History and other leading paleontologists around the world. Visitors will see real bones from a T-Rex found in Littleton and a soil sample of the K-T boundary, which shows the point in time 65 million years ago when the asteroid that caused mass extinction of the dinosaurs hit the Earth. Kids can get their hands dirty excavating bones in our dinosaur dig pit and feed our brood of chickens - the feathered, living descendants of dinosaurs; Longmont Museum & Cultural Center, 400 Quail Road, Longmont; free to $8; 303-651-8374 or longmontmuseum.org.
Graveyards of the West Pioneer cemeteries in Colorado tell a special story as the first groups of people from the east settled in Boulder County. Bring a sack lunch to enjoy among these special stones. Wear sturdy closed toe walking shoes or boots. We will be in rough, steep terrain with some hiking required. Space is limited. Register at BoulderCountyOpenSpace.org/register; 9 a.m., meeting location provided to registered participants; free; 303-776- 8848 or discover.bouldercountyopenspace.org/ActivityRegistration/1c6b2aad-e5a3-4005-ae9d-5b64423be324.Film
The End: Movies and Mortality BJ Miller, a hospice physician who lost one arm and both legs in a high voltage accident, asks the big questions, such as how we think about death, and how we honor life. 6:30 p.m., Lafayette Public Library, 775 W. Baseline Road, Lafayette; Free; 303-661-1169.Talks & Lectures
Active Minds presents: Monsters & Legends Join us for a journey into the world of monsters and legends. From the vampires of Eastern Europe, to the stories of werewolves, zombies, and more, we will explore the origins and history of familiar — and not so familiar — tales and how they have evolved and grown over time. RSVP at 303-441-3148; 11 a.m., West Boulder Senior Center, 909 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder; free; activeminds.com.
"Progress & Prosperity" — a Lecture by Daan Roggeveen In this lecture, Daan Roggeveen questions and investigates the current condition of the (Chinese) megacity and its shift from prosperity to progress. Connecting theory with practice, Roggeveen reveals a new understanding of the 21st century urban condition; 5:30 p.m., Environmental Design Building 134, University of Colorado Boulder, 1060 18th St., Boulder; free; colorado.edu/cas/progress-prosperity-lecture-daan-roggeveen-20171009.
Ladies Night: Auto Shop BasicsLearn what's going on under the hood of your car and become more confident about maintaining your vehicle. Learn about battery care, automotive fluids, tire changing tips and techniques, and more in this hands-on auto shop crash course for women. Safety waiver is required. Must be 18 or older; 6 p.m., Lafayette Bus Garage, 1220 Rock Creek Circle, Lafayette; $49; 720-561-5968, or bvsd.org/lll.