Event Type:Adult Library Programs, History Library Programs, Senior Library Programs, Virtual Program
The past is the window to the present. Using the published works of local historians as inspiration, this book club program will highlight specific themes of Colorado Springs and the region.
In February, join editor and chapter author Takiyah Jemison, our Special Collections rare book librarian, in a discussion of her chapter, “Power Couple of Colorado Springs: John Stokes Holley and Ruth Olive Hill Holley,” from the most recent release of the Pikes Peak Library District’s Regional History Series, an updated edition of The Invisible People of the Pikes Peak Region by John Stokes Holley. Originally published in 1990 by the Friends of the Pikes Peak Library District and the Friends of the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, this book presents a comprehensive history dedicated to the local African American community. The reprint includes the original publication in its entirety, along with new chapters, an index, and additional images.
A copy of February's book may be checked out from the library (via our catalog) or purchased from PPLD Special Collections (20 N. Cascade Avenue), the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum (215 S. Tejon St.), or clausenbooks.com. A recommended chapter and discussion questions will be emailed to all registrants.