IN PARTNERSHIP WITH GREENWOOD VILLAGE
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 Cafe while supplies last.
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.
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
ON YOUR OWN ACTIVITIES
VISIT THE PAST
FOUR MILE HISTORIC PARK, opens a new window
Experience what home life was like in the late 1800s.
BYERS-EVANS HOUSE, opens a new window
Visit the Women/Work/Justice exhibit, which explores and analyzes strong women in Colorado’s history.
PLAINS CONSERVATION CENTER, opens a new window
Take a trip back in time to a true-to-life pioneer homestead with 1,100 acres of dedicated open space.
KOELBEL LIBRARY ART GALLERY, opens a new window
View vibrant watercolor paintings from artist Jayme H. Mansfield, this year’s Village Read author.
ALL COLORADO ART SHOW: CURTIS CENTER FOR THE ARTS, opens a new window
July 13-August 31
Explore this exhibit with over 50 of Colorado’s best artists, which also features artwork from author Jayme H. Mansfield.