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7:00 PM19:00

Reading at The Book Haven

Reading at The Book Haven on Saturday May 6th
Featuring: David Hicks and Peter Anderson

David Hicks, writer, editor, professor at Regis University, will read from his new book, "White Plains".
He has invited his friend, Peter Anderson, poet, from Crestone, who will read from his new book of poems.

Reading begins at 7:00 p.m.

The Book Haven, 135 F Street, Salida, CO 81201

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6:00 PM18:00

Kent Haruf Memorial Scholarship Awards Banquet

The Kent Haruf Memorial Writing Scholarship was established in 2015 by The Book Haven in Salida, Colorado in memory of author Kent Haruf (1943-2014). Haruf’s six award-winning novels, all set in the fictional town of Holt, Colorado include Plainsong (1999), Eventide (2004), Benediction (2013), and Our Souls at Night, published posthumously May 26, 2015.

The Scholarship is open to High School juniors and seniors who submitted works of fiction or creative non-fiction. Four finalists were selected in January, 2017, and they will have the opportunity to gain writing insight during the Workshop, prior to the Banquet. Susan Tweit will be the Workshop Facilitator and Master of Ceremonies at The Awards Banquet.

At 7:00, each of the four finalists will read a portion of their submission for the Scholarship.The finalists all chose to write a short fiction piece. Hennerey Laughlin of Canon City High School wrote “Sleep for Now”, Kyndall Newell of Salida High School submitted “Sweet Revenge”, Berlin VanNess from Buena Vista High School wrote “Running With The Wind”, and Michael White from Canon City High School shared “The Banjo and Freedom; Do Your Part”.

The Scholarship and Award Certificate will then be presented to the winner by Jennifer Dempsey, since Cathy Haruf will be recovering from hip surgery.

The menu for the dinner will be:

          Sesame Miso Soup
          Mandarin Orange Salad with toasted almonds
          Choice of Beef, Shrimp, or Vegetarian Curry
          Basmati Rice
          Chocolate Mousse

David Tipton will be playing his Chapman stick.

Reservations Required!
Cost for the event is $30, which includes a donation to the Kent Haruf Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Please RSVP to with your choice of Main Course.

Thank you very much for joining us at the 2nd Annual Awards Banquet!

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6:00 PM18:00

Dinner & Discussion at The Book Haven

Read the book, then bring a few questions and comments to share while enjoying wine, music, and dinner!

Tuesday, April 25th at 6:00 PM

RSVP Required!   Call 719-539-9629

Featured Book: The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George, "a love letter to books, meant for anyone who believes in the power of stories to shape people's lives."

Featured Musicians: Ed and Paula Berg

Featured Cuisine:  Scallop and Avocado Appetizer, Green Bean Salad with Caprese, Beef Bourguignon with French Bread, Creme Brulee, French Wines


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1:30 PM13:30

March Dies Librorum - Festival of Books, Act One!

Dies Librorum—Festival of Books - Act One

Monday, March 6th; 6:00 PM
RSVP Required!   $10
Please call 719-539-9629 to reserve your spot!

Featured Musician: 
David Tipton

Featured Authors:

Nancy Oswald
Trouble Returns, Trouble on the Tracks, Rescue in Poverty Gulch

Ruby and Maude Adventures set in Cripple Creek, CO.

Jim Remington
Mostly Short, Mostly True Stories from Ireland
A compilation of thirty-one short stories created with humor, information, insight and spirituality.

Laura Pritchett
The Blue Hour

The lives of the tight-knit community of Blue Moon Mountain, nestled high in the Colorado Mountains, twist and collide in unexpected ways when faced with a violent tragedy.

Featured Cuisine
Sesame Chicken and Vegetables, Basmati Rice, Spinach Salad with Strawberries, Dessert, and Wine.

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6:30 PM18:30

Dinner & Discussion at The Book Haven

Dinner & Discussion @ The Book Haven

Read a book, bring 2 questions & 2 comments for discussion - enjoy an author- or book-themed dinner...a new idea for 2017!

#1 - Tuesday, January 24th, beginning @ 6:30 P.M.

Here's what to do:
1. Read a book by Paulo Coelho (The Alchemist, The Fifth Mountain, Aleph, etc.)
2. Bring 2 questions and 2 comments about the book you read for discussion at your table.
3. Enjoy a Brazilian* meal with Brazilian music, performed by Justin Allison! Awesome!

*Coelho is from Brazil

The evening's menu:
Caipirosca Lime cocktails
Salada de Palmitos (hearts of palm salad)
Moqueca - Brazilian Fish Stew with Rice (I use shrimp, veggie option available)
Red wine from Brazil
Cheese Bread
Baked Bananas with Rum
Brazilian Coffee

RSVP REQUIRED. Space is limited to 8 tables of 4. 
$30 per person - and please plan to tip our featured musician and servers. Thank you!

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6:30 PM18:30

Poetry After Hours - Holiday Open Mic

Holiday Open Mic for the Community at Cafe Dawn

In celebration of the Winter Solstice and all of the winter holidays, Cafe Dawn's monthly Poetry After Hours event will be a Holiday Open Mic for the community on Sunday, December 18, starting at 6:30 PM. The full cafe menu, including beer and wine, will be available for purchase.

Anyone wishing to participate is asked to bring one or more poems, a story, or a song to share, up to 3 minutes in length. If time allows, participants will have two turns at the microphone and are encouraged to bring extra material. Signups start at 6:15 PM.

The event is free, and donations will be accepted to support ongoing poetry events.

The cafe is located in Salida at 203 W. First Street, and can be reached at 719.539.5105 for more information.

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12:00 PM12:00

Dies Librorum - Day Of Books @ the Book Haven

Think Holidays!  Meet and Greet 8 Authors!

12:00 noon - 8:00 P.M. 
No RSVP required - just stop in!

Nate Calderone, Graphic Novel Illustrator

Jack Rand, Secrets of a Strategic Business Coach

Chris Burnette, 101 Uses for Moonshine

Lawton Grinter, I Hike!

Holly Felmlee, The Pinched Pinkney Plan

Barbara Oliverio,
Love on the Back Burner, Lover on the Liodo Deck, Passports and Plum Blossoms

Hall Walter, Endurance, Full Tilt Boogie, Wild Burro Races

Jane Ewing, My Calligraphy, My Response

15% off their books all day!

Appetizers and Refreshments!

Winter Catalog Titles 15%!  Order by Dec. 15th!
Free book bag or wine glass with any purchase total over $100!

Our Giving Tree is up, for book gifts to those who most need them!

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2:30 PM14:30

Stage Left's Boston Marriage

Don’t Miss Boston Marriage !

The comic action takes place in the Edwardian drawing room of the staid Anna and revolves around the romantic interests of the more emotional Claire. The playwright is best known for his high powered male characters in such plays as “Speed-the-Plow,” “Glengarry Glen Ross,” and “American Buffalo,” as well as his screenplays for “The Verdict,” “Spanish Prisoner,” and “Wag the Dog.”

The play contains some strong language and mature subject matter.

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7:00 PM19:00

Stage Left's Boston Marriage

Don’t Miss Boston Marriage !

The comic action takes place in the Edwardian drawing room of the staid Anna and revolves around the romantic interests of the more emotional Claire. The playwright is best known for his high powered male characters in such plays as “Speed-the-Plow,” “Glengarry Glen Ross,” and “American Buffalo,” as well as his screenplays for “The Verdict,” “Spanish Prisoner,” and “Wag the Dog.”

The play contains some strong language and mature subject matter.

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7:00 PM19:00

Stage Left's Boston Marriage

Don’t Miss Boston Marriage !

The comic action takes place in the Edwardian drawing room of the staid Anna and revolves around the romantic interests of the more emotional Claire. The playwright is best known for his high powered male characters in such plays as “Speed-the-Plow,” “Glengarry Glen Ross,” and “American Buffalo,” as well as his screenplays for “The Verdict,” “Spanish Prisoner,” and “Wag the Dog.”

The play contains some strong language and mature subject matter.

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2:00 PM14:00

Chalk Horse Theatre presents "Stories On A Sunday Afternoon"

The Chalk Horse Theatre will present “Stories on a Sunday Afternoon,” a 90 minute reading of two stories; one local Colorado story, one a Nobel Prize-winning story set in 1917. 

The stories create moments where landscape or setting becomes memory or desire or touchstone. This performance is the first of storytelling projects that the Chalk Horse will present. 

The event is sponsored by a Salida Council for the Arts community grant. 

The actors for “Stories on a Sunday Afternoon,” Sharon King, John Samson and Chris Kendal, are under the direction of Carol Samson. 

Tickets are $10.00 and available at the door. 
Reservations may be made by emailing:

The Chalk Horse Theatre
Carol Samson, Artistic Director

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9:00 AM09:00

Poetry Workshop with David Mason, Colorado's Poet Laureate

Join the Shavano Poets for David Mason’s all-day Poetry workshop on October 1st. 

David Mason, Colorado’s Poet Laureate from 2010-2014, is conducting an all day Poetry Workshop on October 1.
Hosted by The Shavano Poets, Mr. Mason’s workshop will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Shavano Manor 525 West 16thin Salida.

This is a unique opportunity to work under the guidance of Mason, who is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of English at Colorado College. The fee for the all-day poetry workshop is $45 for non-members.

If you are interested in attending this limited space event on October 1, send a $45 check to: 
Shavano Poets
PO box 675
Salida, CO 81201

Contact information:
Shavano Poets
Jean Hanfelt

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6:00 PM18:00

Dies Librorum! @ The Book Haven

Dies Librorum/Festival of Books
(Our last monthly event of the year!—Look for the quarterly Second Saturday festival, beginning in December!)

Tuesday, September 13, 6:00

$10     15% off all books     RSVP Required!  Please bring your own tableware.

Featured Musician:  David Tipton, playing the Chapman stick

Featured Authors:

        Ann West, presenting her granddaughter’s book, Where’s My Football?  Follow Johnny around the house as he looks for his football in this lift-the-flap book.

        Jim West, Topo; The Stories Behind the Maps.  While working at a United States Geological Survey (USGS) map store, Jim learned the fascinating stories—sometimes humorous, sometimes poignant—about the people who buy maps and the reasons they do so. His favorites are included in this book.

        Helen Raleigh, Broken Welcome Mat. Helen, an immigration expert, weaves in her own experiences as a Chinese immigrant with U.S. history to create a vivid picture of America’s current immigration policy—and its problems. Intelligent, sensible, and witty, this book provides a road map for improving America’s immigration system and creating a stronger, healthier America for generations to come.

        Teresa Cutler-Broyles, One Eyed Jack. Based on her experiences working with a one-eyed horse and from a life with horses, Teresa tells the story of a 12 year old who buys a thoroughbred hunter/jumper on impulse to save him from being put down. Young Lauren is determined to help Jack, the one-eyed horse, adjust and even enter a show. Follow Lauren and Jack as they find out just how far trust will take them.

        Hal Walter, Full Tilt Boogie and Endurance.  This Colorado journalist weaves together his challenges of being a father of a special-needs child, a champion pack-burro racer, husband, and rancher. Endurance captures a season in cross-country with Harrison, his autistic son. Both overflow with love, commitment, fear, hope, and courage.

Featured Cuisine: Chicken with Basil Cream Sauce (Veggie Option Available), Pasta, Salad Greens with Fresh Vegetables, Chocolate Mouse, Wine.

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7:30 PM19:30

Bound For The Western Sea - Book Event

Thursday, Sept. 8th, 7:30 p.m. @ The Book Haven

Experience the Lewis & Clark Expedition through the eyes—and the nose, ears, jaws, paws and heart—of Meriwether’s enormous Newfoundland dog Seaman.
Author/librarian Laura Lee Yates and musician Harry Harpoon present words and songs that offer a lively new look at the bold and perilous journey that changed America. 

RSVP Appreciated - Please call 719-539-9629 to save your spot!

Laura's book, Bound For The Western Sea, will be for sale at a 15% discount.

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7:00 PM19:00

Who Am I Without You - Transforming Grief Through Storytelling with Laura Thomas @ The Book Haven

Join us for a night of laughter, tears, and sharing with this unique performance in two parts by Laura Thomas, an award-winning actress and storyteller.

Part One:
With her riveting theatrical performance, Laura takes the
audience through the startling loss of her older brother
to suicide and her family’s experience in grief.
Part Two:
The audience forms a circle for an unprompted, one-of-akind
dialogue on love, loss, and grief.

Please RSVP at The Book Haven, 135 F Street, or call 719-539-9629.

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7:00 PM19:00

Presentation by Dr. Ginny Trierweiler @ The Book Haven

Dr. Trierweiler will be presenting We're Doing It All Wrong -- How to Nurture the Native Intelligence of the Young Child.
Dr. Ginny Trierweiler is a child psychologist and has studied child development in depth for over 30 years, with an emphasis on the development of great capability, courtesy, and self-reliance in young children. She also directed a nationally renowned early childhood Montessori school for 5 years, which added a great deal to her understanding of the potential of young children. She developed the Born for Brilliance framework to teach the key principles for releasing the young child’s greatest potential to parents and early childhood educators. Dr. Ginny offers keynote speeches and workshops on nurturing the young child’s natural learning drives and their great capacity for intelligence, capability, self-reliance, and compassion, beginning during the first three years of life. Dr. Trierweiler has contributed parenting and child development expertise on CBS news and on Yahoo Parenting. Learn more at

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7:30 PM19:30

Eleanor Brown @ The Book Haven!

The Book Haven will be hosting Eleanor Brown, author of The Weird Sisters and The Light of Paris, onThursday, August 18 at 7:30 Following her presentation, there will be a Q and A and book-signing. The Book Haven was delighted to host Eleanor Brown after The Weird Sisters  was published and we feel honored to be part of her Colorado tour with her new novel. 
Inspired by her own grandmother’s experiences abroad in 1920s Paris, Eleanor Brown’s The Light of Paris, is a brilliant dual tale about the critical importance of living a meaningful, authentic life. 
One storyline follows a young woman’s adventures in Jazz Age Paris including her romantic liaison with a dashing French artist and her fiery defiance of her disapproving parents, something quite extraordinary among nice young ladies of the time. 
The second storyline, set in the present, focuses on a promising thirty-four-year-old artist who has ceded her creative life—her entire life in fact--to a controlling, dispassionate spouse only to struggle to find the courage to reclaim it.
Weaving the story into a rich tapestry, The Light of Paris probes the joys and risks of living life on our own terms, of defying the rules that hold us back from our dreams, and of becoming the people we are meant to be.

RSVP Appreciated! Please call 719-539-9629 for more information.

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6:30 PM18:30

August Dies Librorum!

Tuesday, August 9th, 6:30             $10              RSVP Required - 719-539-9629 
Featured Musicians:  Paula and Ed Berg
Featured Authors:
         Mel Strawn, Drawings +, a collection of works in various media: prints, paintings, photographs, and traditional drawings from the 1940’s until 2016.
        Marikay Shellman, Gullliver’s Babies, a children’s story written and illustrated by Shellman, about an owl who, in 19 years, has helped raise more than 200 babies at the Avian Reconditioning Center. A portion of the sales of “Gulliver’s Babies” will be donated to ARC.
        Molly Kate Brown, Learning To Walk in India:  A Love Story. A life-altering illness keeps Molly from traveling solo through India, a long-held dream, and instead gives way to a journey of another kind. Her raw and often humorous account takes readers on her wild, unforgettable ride as she surrenders to India, to her herself, and ultimately to the unknown as she learns to walk again.
        Laurel McHargue, Waterwight. In a post-cataclysmic world threatened by stinking ooze, a brave girl searches for her missing parents with the help of talking animals and evolving powers. When a mountain spirit challenges her to save the planet, she and a flying frog must overcome a magical, malicious castle of sand and a shapeshifter who wants her dead.
Featured Cuisine: Thai Coconut Curry Beef and Shrimp, (Veggie Option Available), Basmati Rice, Salad Greens with Creamy Miso Dressing, Caramelized Bananas, Wine.
                               (Please bring your own tableware and glass!)

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7:00 PM19:00

Gillette & Mangsen @ The Book Haven

The Book Haven will present Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen in concert on Thursday, August 4th. 

A Gillette & Mangsen concert features compelling songs, rich harmony, and a good dose of humor.  Steve and Cindy have performed on National Public Radio, across North America and Europe, delighting audiences with traditional music and original songs.  Although they come from different musical backgrounds, “their voices and styles meld seamlessly with a gentleness and a maturity that is unmatched in the world of folk duos.” 

Mr. Gillette is a country/folk songwriter with Western roots.  Some of his best known songs,Darcy Farrow, Bed of Roses, and Back on the Street Again, have been covered by artists such as Ian & Sylvia, John Denver, Garth Brooks, Linda Ronstadt, and Tammy Wynette.
Ms. Mangsen is known for compelling interpretations of traditional Anglo-Scottish ballads, thoughtful songs, and a wonderful ear for harmony.  She is a keeper of old songs as well as a writer and interpreter of new ones.

The duo has recorded six albums in their 25-year collaboration, as well as solo albums and projects with other artists (Priscilla Herdman, Anne Hills, Michael Smith).  

Space is limited - RSVP is required. Please call 719-539-9629 to reserve your spot.
This will be the last house concert at The Book Haven. F Street Gallery and the Coaldale Community Center are some of the newer venues for house concerts!

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to Aug 3

Call for Entries - SALIDASCOPE!

From Dustin Tidwell, co-conspirator at SALIDASCOPE:

"Please submit your work to Salidascope@gmail as soon as you can!
Pass the word. Some of the recent episodes can be seen at www.
Deadline for Episode 5 is this Wednesday August 3.
We have intention of showing your COLOR image, digital addresses that your want for your art (facebook, twitter, instagram, webpage), as well as a picture of your shiny happy awesome self. If you have a gallery, a physical display, feel free to include your physical address. If you have show between now and the end of September/mid October, feel free to include details. No worries if you wanna submit anonymous pieces as well. Please ensure we know which ones get your name and which ones don't.
(As ink as limited and the $ is shrinking, we have a limit of space, but we are not at capacity of the current funding yet).
Have an awesome day.   -DT

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6:30 PM18:30

Dies Librorum!

Dies Librorum (Festival of Books) - 15% off all books this evening!

Tuesday, July 12th, 6:30
RSVP Required  - please call (719) 539-9629 to reserve your spot - space is limited!

Featured Musician: Ed Lambert; classical guitar, ukulele, and mandolin.
Featured Authors:
            Saskia Tepe; Surviving Brigitte’s Secrets: A Holocaust Survivor. Her Daughter. Two Traumatic Journeys.  It has always been easy for Saskia to tell her mother’s remarkable story. It is not so easy for Saskia to talk about her own life. Beginning with the death of her mother in 1992, Saskia unravels their intertwined history, comes to terms with her mother’s past, and searches for her roots and self.
                Kristen Moeller; Phoenix Rising: Stories of Remarkable Women Walking Through Fire. Twenty women, including Kristen, share their stories of fire, terror, desperation, fear, bravery, compassion, courage and resilience.
        Danielle Pettibone; Once In Blue Moon. In this Young Adult paranormal romance, when Lana visits Blue Moon for her cousin’s wedding she expects a relaxing vacation before college begins, but after saving Ashton, Alpha of the local “wolf pack”, her entire world shifts. What is she willing to do for love?
        Neil Hanson; Pilgrim Spokes. The second book in the ''Cycling Reflections'' series, Pilgrim Spokes tells the story of the eastern half of the trans-American trek, continuing the saga begun in Neil's award-winning previous book--Pilgrim Wheels--which reconnoiters the western half of the journey.
Featured Cuisine: Sesame Pasta Chicken Salad, Broccoli Salad, Mandarin Orange and Toasted Almond Salad Greens, Assorted Sherbets and Dessert Wafers, Wine.

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6:30 PM18:30

Dies Librorum!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016; 6:30 PM
$10    Please bring your own tableware!      
RSVP Required!   Call 719-539-9629 to reserve your spot today!

Featured Musician:  Bob Campbell, finger style guitar picking, playing, and singing songs from the 60's and 70's as well as original compositions!
Featured Authors:
Atwood Cutting, Where the Moose Once Slept  Originally released in 2015 as "Tales from Sleeping Moose (Alaska)" this new edition contains 300 black and white photographs, and segments taken from letters and journals written by her idealistic parents, who lived as “bush” pioneers in late 20th Century Alaska, and reveals the wonderful, as well as the overwhelmingly-sinister aspect of two forces: Mother Nature and Human Nature.
Michael King, Flossopher Dr. King, a pediatric dentist who uses jokes and magic tricks to entertain his patients, wrote this story about Flossopher, who knows everything about taking care of teeth and Cavidorg, who is always looking for ways to keep Flossopher and his friends from taking care of their teeth.  Dr. King is also a stand-up comedian in New York City. (Hopefully he will be visiting Salida, as planned months ago!)
Alicia Brady, Thread  One minute she is jumping into a car with her friends getting ready to celebrate their successful performance, the next she is waking up on a hospital bed fighting to live. That is what happens when you end up in the cross fire of a gang fight, and an AK-47 rips your body in half. Afraid, dying, and hundreds of miles away from her family, Alicia Brady Smith struggles to hold onto life by a thread.
Don Brewer, Thunder CanyonThe book is set in 1900; Cripple Creek, Colorado, a gold "boom town." A trio of cousins enter the Mouse Gate at Walt Disney World and travel back in time to assist two Secret Service Operatives investigating a counterfeit gold coin and bar case.
Featured Cuisine: Beef Brisket (Veggie version available!), Potato Salad, Salad Greens with Strawberries, Banana Cake, Wine.

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11:58 PM23:58

Call For Artists: The Art of Reading @ The Salida Library

‘The Art of Reading’ – Call for Entries

Salida Library’s Annual Artist’s Challenge Show, ‘The Art of Reading’, will be held May 13 th through June 30 th . All Arkansas Valley artists and writers are invited to enter. There is no fee to enter the Challenge Show.

The Art Work you submit MUST relate to the theme of the show.

Show Theme

Reading is an act of engagement. Far more than simply looking at a sequence of words strung together, those who read walk through the open door of language and enter another world, all in the time it takes to scan a line. For centuries, readers, as well as what is being read and the method of reading itself, have been potent subjects for artists and writers. Artists and writers are invited to use this time to explore the act and art of reading. Artists and writers can work collaboratively or separately.

Are you a Visual Artist?
Please follow these parameters:
The following criteria must be met for acceptance into the show:

The work can be two-dimensional or three-dimensional, in one medium or mixed media. 
Maximum outside frame dimensions for wall art are 24” x 24”. All wall art must have a sturdy wired hanging system (no sawtooth hangers, hooks, or fishing line). Weight must not exceed 10 pounds.

Maximum dimensions for free standing 3-D works are 18” x 18” base size and 24” height.

Please email to (before the end of April) an image of your piece of artwork, the title, dimensions, medium, price (if for sale), the artist’s name, and contact information. You will receive an email confirmation upon receipt.

Are you a Writer or a Poet?
Please follow these parameters:
The following criteria must be met for acceptance into the show:

Line limit for poetry: 40
Word limit for prose: 500

Please email your work via email in an attached document (MS Word or Adobe please) to (before the end of April) the title of your work, your name and contact information, including a phone number. You will receive an email confirmation upon receipt.


Entries are limited to one per person. If the number of entries exceeds the space restrictions, the show will be juried. Artists will be notified promptly by phone or email if their work will not be hung or displayed in the show. Art work in the show can be for sale. Ten percent of any sales transacted during the show will go to the library art book fund. Potential buyers will be referred to the artist, who will handle the sale and delivery of work after the show.

You may drop off your art to the Library Tuesday, May 10 th in the afternoon.
Please let Joy know ( if you cannot drop off your art during this time. Artwork accepted for the Challenge Show must remain hanging through the end of June. Visual artists will be notified if their work is not accepted into the show.

You may pick up your visual art or written piece at the Library on Friday, July 1 st in the morning.

Although the Library will take the greatest care in handling your artwork, artists leaving their work do so at their own discretion and liability. The Library is not liable for any stolen work. If you feel insurance is necessary, it will be your responsibility to obtain insurance.

See Joy at the Library, or email at

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6:00 PM18:00

Dies Librorum for May @ the Book Haven

Tuesday, May 3, 2016; 6:00
Featured Musician: David Tipton
Featured Authors:
          Linda Keller, Mother: Poems from Motherhood. A great gift not only for moms, but anyone who has marveled at the fleeting phases of childhood.
           Dawn Griffin, We Came Here to Play. Taking place in a futuristic community in the Escalante of southern Utah, this is a story of empowerment, connection, and triumph, as six interdimensionals separately find their way through a time-space wormhole to "play the game" hosted by the community.
          Mark Stevens, Lake of Fire, the fourth book in his Allison Coil Mystery Series. This former reporter writes a complex story of murder, mayhem and misguided patriotism in Colorado's high country.
          Laurel McHargue, Waterwight. In a post-cataclysmic world threatened by stinking ooze, a brave girl searches for her missing parents with the help of talking animals and evolving powers. When a mountain spirit challenges her to save the planet, she and a flying frog must overcome a magical, malicious castle of sand and a shapeshifter who wants her dead.
Featured Cuisine: Brazilian Shrimp Stew (Veggie Option), Basmati Rice, Mandarin Orange Salad Greens, Chocolate Mousse, Wine.
                              (Please bring your own tableware.)
RSVP Required!

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6:00 PM18:00

Special Event - Journeys and Journals: the importance of your story



Special guest - Tanya Frazier
Tuesday, April 19, 2016  6:00  $10
RSVP Required!
Appetizers and Wine available

“She has no sense of direction, but she knows where she’s going.”
Join Australian impressionist artist, author / illustrator & jewelry designer Tanya Frazier for an evening with wine and snacks at The Book Haven. Tanya surprisingly finds herself visiting Salida in the midst of following her dream to live in France. Being a houseguest here, at artist friend Sue Ann Hum’s home, is only one of the delightful twists, turns and surprises of this positive, faithful, inspiring journey.

Come be inspired by her story. Are you ready to “draw upon” your life story?

Following her talk, things will get interactive! Tanya will encourage you to experiment with
your story.....write a few words, sketch some fun drawings....let's see what happens!
Tanya has available for purchase:
· Paintings
· “Miss FiFi… the lost kitty” books
· “Tanya’s Heart Series” books
· Handmade jewelry
15%  off all journaling, positive thought and religious books this evening only.

RSVP Required - Space is Limited!
(719) 539-9629

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