Local Authors, Local Stories:
Celebrating the Library at the J

Date: June 10, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:  Show map
Boulder JCC
6007 Oreg Ave
Boulder, CO 80303
Join us for Local Authors/Local Stories, celebrating literature and learning at the Boulder JCC on Sunday, June 10.
Enjoy talks by local authors, two special film screenings with local connections, a family story walk, and the Boulder JCC’s Library Dedication.
Schedule of events:
1:00 - 1:30 pm | Author Open House - Meet our local authors
1:30 - 2:00 pm | HaSifria: Boulder JCC Library Dedication
2:00 - 3:45 pm | Library Tours
2:15 - 2:45 pm | Breakout Session #1 (Sue Baer & Jane Stein, Gordon Gamm, Rabbi Jamie Korngold)
2:15 - 3:15 pm | A Film by Rabbi Marc Soloway
3:00 - 4:30 pm | PJ Library Storywalk* on Milk and Honey Farm
3:00 - 3:30 pm | Breakout Session #2 (Don Koplen, Bob Litwin)
3:30 - 4:00 pm | Book Signings
4:00 - 6:00 pm | Screening (#1) of "The Last Goldfish"
7:00 - 9:00 pm | Screening (#2) of "The Last Goldfish"
*Join Milk and Honey Farm and PJ Library for a Storywalk as we explore the farm and bring to life "Bone Button Borscht," a story about a beggar who teaches a village to share. Plus you can visit with the baby goats! Program targeted for families with children 8 and under.
Boulder Bookstore will be at the event selling a collection of books by our local authors.

Sunday, June 10 | 1 - 4 pm (followed by film screenings at 4 pm and 7 pm) | FREE TO ATTEND - REGISTER NOW

Advanced registration closes at Noon on June 10th. At the door registration is welcomed.

Stay and watch a new documentary, "The Last Goldfish," by Su Goldfish, an Australian filmmaker whose search for her lost family leads her to Boulder Jewish community members Marilyn and Jerry Pinsker.

More about our Authors

  • Sue Baer will discuss “Just Elliot,” a simple but groundbreaking story about a six-year-old boy with autism attempting to explain the challenges of his life on the spectrum.
  • Rabbi Jamie Korngold aka the Adventure Rabbi will lead family story time. Sadie learns why the tree-planting holiday is celebrated in winter and finds her own special ways to celebrate it in “Sadie's Snowy Tu B'Shevat.”
  • Gordon Gamm will discuss "The Book of Nones," a work in progress that explores Humanistic Judaism and deals with how religious affects our lives and society.
  • Rabbi Marc Soloway's family pilgrimage becomes the opportunity for onscreen reflection in "In Search of MLK - A Family Journey to Lithuania.” Q&A with Rabbi Marc to follow the screening.
  • Bob Litwin spent thousands of hours researching the best minds in the field of human potential for his book, “Live the Best Story of Your Life.” Harness the power of your personal story and provide a guide to create positive shifts in any area of your life.
  • Don Koplen's “Jewboy of the South,” written in the first person, is a captivating, entertaining, and often uproarious novel about a teenager who rebels against bigotry in 1960s Virginia.
  • Su Goldfish tells the story of a daughter's search for her lost family, which stretches from Australia to Trinidad and North America to WW2 Germany – and to Boulder - in “The Last Goldfish.” With Su Goldfish in person.