June 12, 2012 - One Book, One Boulder events at Boulder Public Library
One Book, One Boulder events at Boulder Public Library
Boulder Public Library is participating in the “One Book, One Boulder 2012” initiative, which is part of a larger project called “One Action-One Boulder/Niwot’s Arrow.” This project is a collaboration between arts and civic organizations aimed at learning about our shared history, talking about the present, and taking action for a better future.
Boulder Public Library’s role in the project is to encourage residents to read the book, “Chief Left Hand” by local, bestselling author Margaret Coel; hosting “Chief Left Hand” book discussions, and hosting a talk by Margaret Coel.
Author Margaret Coel will speak about her book, “Chief Left Hand,” at the Main Boulder Public Library’s Canyon Theater, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31. The event is free and is general admission. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Ms. Coel’s books will be for sale at the event and she will be available to sign them after the talk.
Boulder Public Library will also host several other book discussion meetings of “Chief Left Hand” beginning June 18:
There are also book discussions and an exhibit about Chief Niwot at the Boulder History Museum, and book discussions at YWCA of Boulder County. Please visit http://bplnow.boulderlibrary.org/one-book-one-boulder for more information.
“Chief Left Hand” is a biography of one of the leaders of the Plains Indians in the mid-1800s, a man who was fluent in English and skilled in diplomacy. It is the story of his struggle to maintain peace between the white people settling in the plains and the Plains Indians.
Many Boulder locals know Chief Left Hand (also known as “Chief Niwot” in the Arapaho language) from the curse attributed to him: “People seeing the beauty of this valley will want to stay, and their staying will be the undoing of the beauty.” Many Boulder residents may not realize that Niwot worked tirelessly to show white settlers that they could live in peace with the Arapaho: he risked his life to return white hostages, attempted to vote in elections, regularly went to the Rocky Mountain News to protest the way the Arapaho were depicted, and even jumped up on stage after a theatrical performance in Denver to speak with the white audience about the peaceful intentions of his people.
For more information, please contact Carol Heepke, Boulder Public Library,
Last Updated on Friday, 15 June 2012 07:41