THE VILLAGE READ

THE VILLAGE READ

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH GREENWOOD VILLAGE

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The Village Read is a chance to connect with your community through the love of a good book. Join us as we read Rush, a historical fiction novel by award-winning Colorado author and artist Jayme H. Mansfield.

Borrow a copy of the book or eBook. Books will be available for purchase at The Village Read Kickoff on August 1 at 6 pm at Koelbel Library. Remaining books will be available to purchase at the Koelbel Library Café while supplies last.

RUSH

Mary Louisa Roberts won the race of a lifetime—or so she thought. In competition with desperate homesteaders, ruthless land seekers, and a sheriff determined to see her fail, Mary rides out on a horse to strike her claim in the Oklahoma Land Rush of 1893. When she finally thrusts her flag into the dirt, 160 acres becomes her own. But with that claim, she risks more than she could ever imagine.

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author jayme h. mansfield

Loosening the reins and leaning into a creative life—that’s Jayme’s sweet spot as an author and artist. Jayme lives at the base of the Colorado Rocky Mountains where she and her husband have survived raising three hungry, hockey-playing sons. Currently, two very needy Golden Retrievers run the roost.

VILLAGE READ EVENTS

LIBRARY EVENTS

ON YOUR OWN ACTIVITIES

VISIT THE PAST

FOUR MILE HISTORIC PARK
Experience what home life was like in the late 1800s.

BYERS-EVANS HOUSE
Visit the Women/Work/Justice exhibit, which explores and analyzes strong women in Colorado’s history.

PLAINS CONSERVATION CENTER
Take a trip back in time to a true-to-life pioneer homestead with 1,100 acres of dedicated open space.

 

DISCOVER ART

KOELBEL LIBRARY ART GALLERY
August 1-31
View vibrant watercolor paintings from artist Jayme H. Mansfield, this year’s Village Read author.

ALL COLORADO ART SHOW: CURTIS CENTER FOR THE ARTS
July 13-August 31
Explore this exhibit with over 50 of Colorado’s best artists, which also features artwork from author Jayme H. Mansfield.

EXPLORE HISTORICAL FICTION

Historical Fiction

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