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First Friday in Niwot: October 4, 2019
Join us on Friday, October 4th from 6:00-8:00 for an exhibit and reception featuring the work of local jazz singer and photographer Barbara Paris, and live jazz with the Keith Waters Trio.

Friday October 18, 2019

Join us on Friday, October 18th at 7:00 for a presentation by Mohamed Asem, author of Stranger in the Pen. The presentation will be followed by an author reception.
July, 2016: Three days after the terror attack on Bastille Day, Mohamed Asem is detained overnight by British immigration officials without cause. In an elegantly digressive, self-interrogative style, Asem describes the boredom and uncertainty of confinement, and how this specific kind of helplessness leads, inevitably, to a self-reckoning. What series of events has led to this moment? As a teenager, he was stranded in Paris with his mother during the first Gulf War, while his father remained in Kuwait. He spent his twenties dutifully trying to follow the blueprint for manhood back home in the Middle East, only to cast it all aside after his mother's early death. Stranger in the Pen examines the burden of being disconnected from one's homeland, unpacks the emotional toll of racial profiling, and illuminates the quietly surprising ways in which grief can change one's life.


Mohamed Asem’s work has appeared in Eunoia Review, the anthology What Lies Beneath, and elsewhere. He has an MFA in creative writing from Kingston University London. Born in California, raised in Kuwait and Paris, he currently lives in Portland, Oregon.

Praise for Mohamed Asem and Stranger in the Pen:

"…a pensive reflection on identity and belonging." —The Oregonian

“Mohamed Asem's memoir Stranger in the Pen is much more than the story of his airport detention, this important book is a treatise on identity and culture.” —Largehearted Boy

"Strikingly gorgeous ... an important and interesting read." —The Portland Mercury, Aug 29, 2018, Fall Arts Guide

"If only there were more books like this—then maybe our politics wouldn't be as thoughtless." —Pauls Toutonghi, author of Evel Kneivel Days

© Jason Quigley

Saturday October 19, 2019

Join us on Saturday, OLctober 19th at 7:00 for a presentation by Jean Day Alexander, author of The Storekeeper of Chequamegon. The presentation will be followed by an author reception.
The Storykeeper of Chequamegon is set in the Great Lakes region.

Jean Day Alexander will read from her Native American-inspired book “The Storykeeper of Chequamegon”.

Friday October 25, 2019

Join us on Friday, OLctober 25th at 7:00 for a presentation by David Loy, author of Ecodharma - Buddhist Teachings on the Ecological Crisis. The presentation will be followed by an author reception.
How can we respond urgently and effectively to the ecological crisis—and stay sane doing it?

This landmark work is simultaneously a manifesto, a blueprint, a call to action, and a deep comfort for troubling times. David R. Loy masterfully lays out the principles and perspectives of Ecodharma—a Buddhist response to our ecological predicament, introducing a new term for a new development of the Buddhist tradition.

David R. Loy's books include the acclaimed Money, Sex, War, Karma: Notes for a Buddhist Revolution; The Great Awakening: A Buddhist Social Theory; The World Is Made of Stories; A Buddhist Response to the Climate Emergency; and The Dharma of Dragons and Daemons, a finalist for the 2006 Mythopoeic Scholarship Award. He was the Besl Professor of Ethics/Religion and Society at Cincinnati's Xavier University and is qualified as a teacher in the Sanbo Kyodan tradition of Zen Buddhism.

His articles appear regularly in the pages of major journals such as Tikkun and Buddhist magazines including Tricycle, Turning Wheel, Shambhala Sun and Buddhadharma, as well as in a variety of scholarly journals. He is on the editorial or advisory boards of the journals Cultural Dynamics, Worldviews, Contemporary Buddhism, Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, and World Fellowship of Buddhists Review. He is also on the advisory boards of Buddhist Global Relief, the Clear View Project, Zen Peacemakers, and the Ernest Becker Foundation. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.

Saturday October 26, 2019

Join us on Saturday, October 26th at 7:00 for a presentation by Sue Thoele, author of Strength: Meditations for Wisdom, Balance & Power. The presentation will be followed by an author reception.
Globally, most societies are in desperate need of the wise and respectful qualities and values of Feminine Energy. Mass shootings, rampant disregard for decency, and last of concern for the health and well-being of many people, as well as Mother Earth herself, are all examples of the need for positive change. Sue hopes Strength helps women (and conscious men) courageously claim and act from their inherent strength and thoughtful/gentle power. The goals of the book are to help readers accept, honor, and activate sacred person strength and wisdom in order to facilitate inner change and inspire—or demand, if need be—the world to become a better place.

Praise for strength: Meditations for Wisdom, Balance & Power

This book is a powerful guide to fearless living.
HeatherAsh Amara, author of Warrior Goddess Training

What an inspiring and well-written book! I admire your turn of phrase and the easy alliteration that flows throughout. Well done!
Chuck Hutchinson, copyeditor

I am in thrall with this book and find it very hard to put down. The Introduction is breathtaking and you have woven together all the essential elements. It really does hit this topic out of the ballpark.
Janice Lundy, DMin, author of Your Truest Self and Thank You is My Prayer among others

At a time in our history when the Divine Feminine is being called back into power, this book is truly a source of inspiration and guidance.
Colleen Patrice author of Lighten Your Toxic Load and EMDR Journal


Sue is the author of thirteen books including The Courage To Be Yourself and The Mindful Woman. She is a mother, stepmother, grandmother, former psychotherapist, hospice chaplain, and swimmer with dolphins. She and her husband, Gene, live in Longmont.