It’s time for One Book One Valley 2018!

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Wednesday,  March 14th 5pm: Books ‘n’ Bites (Vail Public Library Book Club)

March’s Books ‘n’ Bites title is also the 2018 One Book One Valley selected title. For more information, please contact the library at 970-479-2187 or libinfo@vailgov.com.

Thursday,  March 15th @ 4:30 pm (Vail Public Library)

maxresdefaultJoin us for a movie screening of “The Spies of Mississippi,” a PBS documentary special, that focuses on the events of the 1964 Freedom Summer. For the segregationists, Freedom Summer is nothing less than a declaration of war. They have quietly created a secret, state-funded spy agency, the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission, answering directly to the Governor. During the height of the civil rights movement, sovereignty commission operatives employed a cadre of black operatives who infiltrated the movement, rooting out its future plans, identifying its leaders, and tripping up its foot soldiers. By gaining the trust of civil rights crusaders, they gathered crucial intelligence on behalf of the segregationist state.

Thursday, March 29th @ 4:30pm (Vail Public Library)

Slavey_slider1Join us for the screening of “Slavery by Another Name,” narrated by Laurence Fishburne. This is a 90-minute PBS documentary that challenges one of Americans’ most cherished assumptions: that slavery in this country ended with the Emancipation Proclamation.


Thursday, April 12 @ 6:00 pm (Colorado Mountain College, Edwards)

Author Event!
Meet Ben Winters and discuss his book face-to-face.

One Book One Valley 2018 Selection

Did you guess the title?  It’s Underground Airlines by Ben Winters!

From the NPR summary:

Underground Airlines will start a lot of conversations. A lot.

The book’s narrator is an African-American man living in a near-future United States in which slavery has never been entirely eliminated (“Big Abe,” meaning President-elect Lincoln, was shot early in his campaign, and several Southern states amended the Constitution to retain it).

Worse, he’s working for a Union that supports slavery through its cooperation with the “Hard Four” states that maintain it. This man, whose name is generally Victor, simmers with rage early on and throughout: “I remember them. I remember them all” he says, of the men, women, and children he’s been forced to hunt down. “… it was my practice at the beginning of a new job, to think of myself as having no name at all. As being not really a person at all. A man was missing, that’s all, missing and hiding, and I was not a person but a manifestation of will. I was a mechanism — a device. That’s all I was.”

(to read the full article, please follow this link to NPR and follow this link for current programming and events related to One Book One Valley)

Did you guess the title from the teasers?  Can you figure out what portions of the book they relate to?

Teaser one





And teaser number two!






And now…for teaser number three!  Have you figured out the title yet?


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