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Kids Storytime with Luke Lowenfield

Children’s picturebook author Luke Lowenfield will be at Explore to share his books Buenas Noches El Paso and Muchas Gracias Maria with kids.

In a gentle, poetic style, Lowenfield integrates Spanish colloquialisms common to El Paso in his storytelling. Illustrator and fine artist, Hal Marcus, derived his sense of color from the Mercado in Juarez, Mexico, where his grandmother would take him shopping during his childhood. Marcus brings desertscapes to life with vibrant images that reflect the joyful spirit of the community.

Aspen Bear Alliance

Black bears have been encouraged by reckless human behavior and have been treated as an entertainment commodity. Having created these issues in the bear habitat, Aspen has a duty to change our behavior in order to safely coexist with the bears. This comes down to human responsibility and action. Aspen Bear Alliance’s goal is to fill the gap between human behavior and bear instincts.

Teen Basalt author Nyala Honey

14-year-old Basalt resident Nyala Honey has published two young adult novels and will be at Explore on June 8 at 2:00 to talk about them.  In Coven of the Silver Moon, Dolo Morgan is an orphan, an alley rat.  She's always thought she wouldn’t amount to anything. But one day, her life is turned upside down. She discovers the hidden truth about her mother, Genezis Morgan. Magic is real, as Dolo finds out. And it will change her life.

Aspen High Artistic Performances

Aspen High's D.R.A.M.A. will be presenting "Not a Cabaret," in which students perform over a wide range of oeuvres:  musical numbers, spoken word performances, dramatic renditions.  "Not a Cabaret" celebrates the creative work students do in their free time by giving them a theater and an audience.  We seek to celebrate community and create spaces where students will be supported in their artistic ventures.

Megan Freeman

Explore is honored to have a winner of the Colorado Book Award, named on multiple Best of 2021 book lists, Megan Freeman, author of the young adult novel Alone at our store.

Alone By Megan E. Freeman Cover Image
ISBN: 9781534467576
Availability: Usually Available/Ships in 5-7 Business Days
Published: Aladdin - May 3rd, 2022