Quick Picks, April 20-26

PHOTO BY GRETEL DAUGHERTY—Early evening sunlight highlights formations in Monument and Wedding canyons in Colorado National Monument. Each monolith has a name—Praying Hands, center, and the Kissing Couple, right, can be seen in the foreground, while Independence Monument and Pipe Organ are at top left. Off in the distant top right, Window Rock allows a tiny peek at the farmland in the valley below.

Friday and Saturday, April 20–21

Good reads

Friends of the Mesa County Libraries is holding its Spring Book Sale from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the First Congregational Church, 1425 N. Fifth St. All the books were donated and range in topic, including children’s books and classics.

Prices range from $1 for paperback to $2 for a hardcover.

Friends of Mesa County Libraries uses funds from the sale to support programs such as the Summer Reading Program, the One Book, One Mesa County and other library programs.

Saturday, April 21

The secret is out

Secrets will be exposed at 7:30 p.m. in the Colorado Mesa University Center Ballroom during the “PostSecret Live” event with PostSecret founder Frank Warren.

The event, which has limited seating, includes a multi-media presentation about the ongoing PostSecret project, but Warren also may share his own secrets.

Either way, he will sign copies of “PostSecret: Confessions on Life, Death, and God” after the presentation. Copies will be for sale at the event.

Cost for “PostSecret Live” is free for university students and staff, $5 for other students or $10 for the general public.


Saturday through Sunday, April 21–29

Free stuff

Enjoy fee free days at any of the nation’s 400 national parks, including Colorado National Monument, as part of a fee free week offered by the National Park Service.

Use the week to take another look at or explore our country’s scenic treasures.

For information on the monument’s specific events, go to nps.gov/colm.

Tuesday, April 24

Back to Mid-World


Years after declaring his Dark Tower series as stories all “told,” acclaimed novelist Stephen King’s releases “The Wind Through the Keyhole: A Dark Tower Novel.”

“I was delighted to discover my old friends had a little more to say,” King wrote in the book’s forward.

King began the Dark Tower series in 1974, and it is similar to the popular “The Lord of the Rings” books, according to stephenking.com.


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