TKAM Events

Monday, September 27: The kickoff celebration

50TH BIRTHDAY PARTY and ONE BOOK STEAMBOAT kickoff celebration
Monday, September 27
6:30 p.m. in Library Hall

Join the Bud Werner Memorial Library for a kickoff of ONE BOOK STEAMBOAT as we celebrate the selection of To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee’s groundbreaking tale of race, class, justice and the pain of growing up…

  • Eat birthday cake.
  • Drink tea from The Deep Steep Tea Co.
  • Listen to short scenes from To Kill A Mockingbird, read aloud by the talented Storytime for Grownups readers (a sneak peek what’s coming this fall!).
  • Share the story of your own first encounter with To Kill A Mockingbird.
  • Get your official “I’m Reading To Kill A Mockingbird” ONE BOOK STEAMBOAT sticker.
  • Buy your 50th anniversary edition of Harper Lee’s novel. Books will be available for sale courtesy of Epilogue Book Co.

Tuesday, October 12: An intergenerational discussion...with mock-tails

DISCUSS!: To Kill A Mockingbird at 50
Tuesday, October 12
5:30 p.m. in Library Hall

An intergenerational gathering for mock-tails and conversation….
Here’s what they say:

  • “Mockingbird still sings after 50 years.” – Chicago Tribune
  • “One of the things that I find really cool about Harper Lee is what I consider her caginess… I think maybe the mystery surrounding her, and that sort of silence that she decided to maintain with the media, that becomes part of the legend of the book.” – Wally Lamb
  • “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view…Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.” – Atticus Finch

What do YOU have to say about Harper Lee’s classic American novel?

Join the discussion. The evening’s conversation will be spearheaded by some of the Yampa Valley’s local literary and history greats — teachers, voracious readers and writers who have read and contemplated To Kill A Mockingbird through the decades.

Wednesday, October 20: A special book talk and film screening with Mary McDonagh Murphy

HEY BOO! An evening with author and filmmaker Mary McDonagh Murphy
Wednesday, October 20
6:30 p.m. in Library Hall

A conversation with the author, and an exclusive screening of her new documentary Hey, Boo: Harper Lee & To Kill a Mockingbird.

Mary McDonagh Murphy is the author of Scout, Atticus & Boo: A Celebration of Fifty Years of To Kill a Mockingbird. Join her for a conversation about her book commemorating the 50th anniversary of one of the most important American books of the 20th Century, which includes interviews with prominent figures from Oprah to Anna Quindlen, to Tom Brokaw and Wally Lamb talking about how the book has impacted their lives.

There will be a book signing and books will be available for purchase courtesy of Epilogue Book Co.

Wednesday, Novermber 10: Popcorn and the movie...free in Library Hall

THE MOVIE: To Kill A Mockingbird
Wednesday, November 10
6:30 p.m. in Library Hall

A free screening of the 1962 international blockbuster starring Gregory Peck – one of America’s favorite films, on the big screen at Bud Werner Memorial Library

The 1962 movie ads for To Kill A Mockingbird said: “The most beloved and widely read Pulitzer Prize Winner now comes vividly alive on the screen! If you have read the novel, you will relive every treasured moment…If not, a deeply moving experience awaits you!”
The film went on to win three Oscars, including Gregory Peck’s award for Best Actor.