Join us for our next virtual book club, where we will be discussing Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West, By Dorothy Wickenden. FREE! RSVP Now for online meeting link!

In the summer of 1916, Dorothy Woodruff and Rosamond Underwood, bored by society luncheons, charity work, and the effete men who courted them, left their families in Auburn, New York, to teach school in the wilds of northwestern Colorado. They lived with a family of homesteaders in the Elkhead Mountains and rode to school on horseback, often in blinding blizzards. Nearly a hundred years later, Dorothy Wickenden, the granddaughter of Dorothy Woodruff, found the teachers’ buoyant letters home, which captured the voices of the pioneer women, the children, and other unforgettable people the women got to know. In reconstructing their journey, Wickenden has created an exhilarating saga about two intrepid women and the “settling up” of the West.

Thanks to generous donations from our community, we now have a free lending library for our patrons! Whether you are looking for books by local authors or information documenting our local history we have resources for the casual reader, the hardcore researcher, and everyone in between.
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January, March, May, July, September, November).
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“It has been said that, at its best, preservation engages the past in a conversation with the present over a mutual concern for the future.”
-William J. Murtagh