BIG BOOK SALE!
Is it possible to have too many books?
Friends of the Pikes Peak Library don’t think so!
Every spring and fall, the Friends host big weekend book sales. And along with books, you will find DVDs and CDs. Stock up on your next favorites – when all items are priced $2.00 and under.
Everyone is welcome, but Friends of the Pikes Peak Library do get some special deals; why not become a member at the Book Sale?
Friday--October 13, 2023
Friends get early access, and reduced prices all weekend.
Saturday--October 14, 2023
Come buy with other book lovers.
Sunday--October 15, 2023
Bag Day! Fill a bag with books for some real bargains.
Book lovers, this is the time to load up!!
The Frank Waters and Golden Quill Literary Awards Luncheon
To encourage and recognize exemplary national and local writers, the Friends of the Pikes Peak Public Library presents two awards at an annual luncheon, its signature event.
The Frank Waters Award celebrates its namesake’s love of the American West. The $1,000 award is given to a writer who strives to foster literary excellence and a recognition of the people, culture and landscape of the American West.
The Golden Quill Award is a $500 prize given for literary achievement by an outstanding local author, illustrator, photographer or publication. Its recipient often is also engaged in fostering literacy in the community.
Congratulations to the 2023 honorees:
FRANK WATERS AWARD - W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear
GOLDEN QUILL AWARD - Barbara Nickless
BEST FRIEND AWARD - Peggy Shivers
THANK YOU TO OUR 2023 SPONSORS:
Please contact us, to sponsor the 2023 Literary Awards!
For past winners of the Frank Waters Award, click here.
For past winners of the Golden Quill Award, click here.
“There are countless other mountains once held sacred throughout the United States. Pike’s Peak in Colorado, at whose foot I was born, was one of the most notable. The Ute Creation Myth centered upon it, and the mythical origin parallels stories of the Flood....Years later, when I was a boy, it still exerted its spell, drawing trainloads of visitors from all over the world…
I grew up with it, nurtured by its constant living presence.”
The Sacred Mountains of the World, Mountain Dialogues by Frank Waters
In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the Friends of Pikes Peak Library are proud to sponsor the annual Latina Voices event.
Latina Voices recognizes the leadership, civic engagement, and dynamic role Latina women play in the Pikes Peak community. This free event is open to all, to listen to the engaging stories Latina women tell about their challenges and opportunities.
Cultural diversity creates a vibrant, strong, and impactful community. By celebrating diverse cultures, the Friends of the Pikes Peak Library strive to inspire innovations and excellence.
Latina Voices is currently seeking sponsors!
Please contact us, to sponsor the 2023 Latina Voices.
Celebrating & Inspiring Strong Latina Women!
September 30, 2023
Meet the Author
Nothing beats tucking into a good book...except maybe getting to meet the author who wrote that book.
The Friends of the Pikes Peak Library District offer a quarterly event to hear from a different local author on the magic behind their writing. Different genres, different authors and a little something for everyone.
This event is free for all attendees!!
Watch the Event page for our next Meet the Author date!