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One Book, One Valley Official Proclamation

                             ONE BOOK, ONE VALLEY, 2014

                                    A Valley-wide reading program sponsored by the Towns of Avon, Eagle, Minturn, and Vail

WHEREAS, community-read programs have united and uplifted hundreds of cities and principalities throughout the United States of America; and,

WHEREAS, the book “Finders Keepers : a tale of archaeological plunder and obsession” by Craig Childs, renowned naturalist and Colorado author, is a ghost story—an intense, impassioned investigation into the nature of the past and the things we leave behind; and,

WHEREAS, this Eagle Valley community read will feature book talks & discussions, film showings, special related programs hosted by Walking Mountains Science Center and a special guest appearance by the author; and,

WHEREAS, the Town of Vail Public Library, in collaboration with the Eagle Valley Library District, Colorado Mountain College, the Bookworm of Edwards and Walking Mountains Science Center have resolved to bring this valley-wide reading program to the citizens of Eagle County; and,

WHEREAS, the One Book, One Valley initiative will encourage literacy and shared enjoyment of reading throughout Eagle County,

NOW, THEREFORE, we, Rich Carroll, Mayor of the Town of Avon, Hawkeye Flaherty, Mayor of the Town of Minturn, Kathy Chandler-Henry, Eagle County Commissioner and Pam Brandmeyer, Assistant Town Manager of Vail, do hereby promote the One Book, One Valley initiative and officially announce and promote the novel “Finders Keepers” to all Eagle County residents for their enjoyment and the enjoyment of all.

Planned Events

Library Events:

Book discussion @ Vail Public Library – Wednesday, March 12th, 5:00-6:30 pm

Book discussion @ Eagle Public Library – Monday, March 24, 6:30 pm

Book discussion @ Avon Public Library – Tuesday, March 25, 12:00 pm

Meet the Author! Craig Childs @ Colorado Mountain College in Edwards – Thursday, April 3, 6:00 pm

Book Discussion @ Gypsum Public Library – Thursday, April 21, 6:30 pm


Film Showings:

“Land Before Time : Magical Discoveries” (G) @ Vail Public Library – Monday, March 17, 1:00 pm

“National Treasure” (PG) @ Vail Public Library – Tuesday, March 18, 5:00 pm

“People, Paths, Perspectives: A High Country Speaker Series Presentation by Craig Childs” (NR) @ Avon Public Library, Thursday, March 20, 6:00 pm

“National Treasure 2″ (PG) @ Vail Public Library – Sunday, March 30, 2:00 pm

“National Treasure” (PG) @ Eagle Public Library, Sunday, April 6, 1:00 pm


Events at Walking Mountains Science Center

High Elevation Archaeology:  An Exploration of Eagle County’s 6,000 Year Legacy

Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 6:30p

Eagle County has a rich archaeological history that spans an incredible amount of time and diversity beginning with prehistoric hunter-gatherers who occupied our mountain valleys 6,000 years ago, followed by Ute people, pioneers, miners, WWII soldiers training for high elevation combat, and ski industry entrepreneurs.  The archaeology of our area will be explored from the perspective of cultural resource management; a discipline that conducts work for development companies to preserve prehistoric and historic sites for posterity, but also endeavors to educate the public about our rich past.

Prehistoric Ceramic Description and Analysis:

Friday April 4, 2014 5:30p-9:30p, Saturday April 5, 2014 8:30a-5:30p, Sunday April 6, 2014 8:30a-5:30p

This two and a half day course is an introduction to a major artifact class found in Colorado: ceramics. The course covers the technology of ceramic manufacture, basic description and analysis, and an introduction to some American Indian ceramic wares found in the state. The course is not a study of ceramic typology; types will be described on a limited basis, and non-Indian wares are not discussed. The course is of value to those individuals interested in the Late Prehistoric to Protohistoric period occupations (AD 150-1800) of Colorado. This course is offered at Walking Mountains Science Center and presented by Kevin Black, Colorado
Assistant State Archaeologist and the Colorado Archaeological Society as part of the Program for Avocational Archaeological Certification (

Cost: $18/person

Registration is required. To register call or email local coordinator Cynthia Vodopich at or (970) 524 7981.

Time Scene Investigation: Snowmass Village

Saturday March 15 4p-5p or 6p-7p (two presentations)

Come face to face with mammoths, mastodons, and real scientists! Students use scientific inquiry to learn about the Ice Age, how their backyard has changed through time, and what scientists are learning about the Snowmass Village area and the Ice Age creatures tat used to live there. This is a family-friendly program, target youth age 2nd-5th grades, adults also welcome. This program is presented by the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and offered by Walking Mountains Science Center.

Cost: $5/person

Registration is required. To register call Walking Mountains Science Center at (970) 827 9725.


For more information, call Cortni at the Avon Public Library (970) 949-6797 or visit One Book, One Valley is presented by The Bookworm of Edwards, Colorado Mountain College, Eagle Valley Library District, the Town of Vail Public Library, and Walking Mountains Science Center.


One Book, One Valley Partners:

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