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Syd Beltz fills up a cart with books requested to be held by patrons at the Boulder Public Library Meadows Branch on Aug. 24, 2021, in Boulder. (Timothy Hurst/Staff Photographer)
Syd Beltz fills up a cart with books requested to be held by patrons at the Boulder Public Library Meadows Branch on Aug. 24, 2021, in Boulder. (Timothy Hurst/Staff Photographer)

Friends of the Longmont Library is giving away $3 books when gift certificates of $25 or more are purchased in December;

John Vanderpoel will discuss “Full Chase Mode: Big Year of Birding in North America” at 7 p.m. Dec. 17 at Inkberry Books;

The Longmont Book Club will discuss “Stoner” by John Williams at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 18 at Barbed Wire Books;

Jenny Shank will discuss “Mixed Company” with Boulder Book Store’s Arsen Kashkashian and KGNU’s Maeve Conran on the air at KGNU at 9 a.m. Dec. 23;

Read Woke Book Club, for teens in grades sixth through 12, will discuss “ Who Put This Song On?” by Morgan Parker at 4:15 p.m. Dec. 28 as part of its December theme of social injustice at the  Erie Community Library, 400 Powers Street, Erie;

Game of Thrones Book Group meets at 6 p.m. every first and third Wednesday (Jan. 5 and Jan. 19) at Barbed Wire Books,

First Thursdays Book Group meets the first Thursday of each month and will discuss “Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country” by Pam Houston at 2 p.m. Jan. 6 at Longmont Library, 409 Fourth Ave, Longmont;

Second Mondays Book Group meets at the second Monday of each month and will discuss “This Tender Land: A Novel” by William Kent Krueger  at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 10 at the Longmont Library, 409 Fourth Ave., Longmont;

Pints and Pages, an adult book club, meets at various restaurants and breweries in the Erie area once a month on the second Tuesday; 5:30 p.m. Jan. 11, Erie Community Library, 400 Powers Street, Erie;

Leah Angstman will discuss “Out Front the Following Sea” at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 11 at Boulder Book Store; $5;

Brian Buma will discuss “The Atlas of a Changing Climate: Our Evolving Planet Visualized with More Than 100 Maps, Charts, and Infographics” at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 12 at Boulder Book Store; $5;

Keith Villa will discuss “Brewing with Cannabis: Using THC and CBD in Beer” at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 13 at Boulder Book Store; $5;

The Longmont Book Club will discuss “Big Book: Pachinko” by Min Jin Lee (part one of three) at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 15 at Barbed Wire Books;

Caroline Fausel will discuss “Prep, Cook, Freeze: A Paleo Meal Planning Cookbook” at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at Boulder Book Store; $5;

David Chernikoff will discuss “Life, Part Two: Seven Keys to Awakening with Purpose and Joy as You Age” at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at Boulder Book Store; $5;

Simone Marchi will discuss “Colliding Worlds: How Cosmic Encounters Shaped Planets and Life” at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 20 at Boulder Book Store; $5;

From Our Shelves, a Boulder Book Store fiction book club, will be discussing “The Mountains Sing” by Nguyen Phan Que Mai at 7 p.m. Jan. 26 at Boulder Book Store’s Upper North Room;

Astronomer and professor Emily Levesque will discuss “The Last Stargazers” at 7 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Fiske Planetarium, 2414 Regent Drive, Boulder;


Virtual events

The World’s Best Books Bookclub, a Boulder Book Store classics book club, will be discussing “A House for Mr. Biswas” by V. S. Naipaul at 7 p.m. Jan. 27 via Zoom;

The Living Poets Society will discuss “Sight Lines” by Arthur Sze at 5 p.m. Jan. 11 via Zoom;

Longmont librarians will discuss “Golem Girl: A Memoir” by Riva Lehrer on the Book Chatter Podcast on Jan. 8; via podcast apps.

Boulder County book stores

Barbed Wire Books, 504 Main St., Longmont, 303-827-3620,, new and used titles

Barnes and Noble, 2999 Pearl St., Boulder,, new titles

Beat Book Shop, 1200 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-444-7111,, used and antique titles

The Bookworm, 3175 28th St., Boulder, 303-449-3765,, used titles

Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder; 303-447-2074,, new titles

Inkberry Books, 7960 Niwot Road, Suite B-3, Niwot, 720-412-1548,; new and used titles

Juniper Books, 1501 Lee Hill Drive, Boulder, 303-946-1494;; new titles, hand-assembled

Lighthouse Bookstore, 1201 Pearl St. Mall, Boulder, 303-939-8355,; metaphysical titles

The Read Queen Bookstore and Cafe, 129 N. Harrison Ave., Lafayette, 303-974-5978,, new and used titles

Trident Booksellers and Cafe, 940 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-443-3133,, new and used titles

Used Book Emporium, 346 Main St., Longmont, 303-776-6561,, new and used titles

The Wandering Jellyfish, 198 2nd Ave., Niwot,, young adult and children’s new titles

Interested local authors can submit new books to the Author Spotlight at Book stores can submit book events to features@prairiemountainmedia with “book event” in the subject line.