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Activities & Events

The Friends of the Libraries will be sponsoring the following event on the University of Colorado Boulder campus:



Spring Treasures Event
~ Featuring Novelist and CU-Boulder Faculty Member ~

March 31, 2016


Jack Marshall Maness: Song of the Jayhawk


Join the Friends of the Libraries on March 31, 2016, as Jack Maness, associate professor and director of the Libraries’ sciences department, discusses his trilogy of historical novels set in 1850’s Kansas. The first, Song of the Jayhawk, won the 2015 Colorado Book Award for Historical Fiction, and the second, Where Waters Converge, will be released in March 2016.


Song of the Jayhawk was inspired by the lives of Maness’s great-great grandparents, Irish immigrants and early settlers in Kansas. Come meet the author, discuss the book, hear more about the history of land use on the Plains and learn how the dense woods and rolling hills of the Missouri River basin influenced his novels.


The event will begin with a reception at 5:00 p.m. in the Center for British and Irish Studies, 5th Floor, Norlin Library.


We will also be selling the book, Song of the Jayhawk for $10 at the event, so you are able to get your own copy and then get it signed by the author. We will accept cash (exact change), check, and credit card.


Parking is available for a small fee in lot 380 (next to Macky Auditorium) and the Euclid Auto Park, located next to the University Memorial Center. Note free after 5pm campus parking lots (pdf).


For more information, contact Lisa Kippur at lisa.kippur@colorado.edu or 303-492-7512.


24th Annual Colorado Book Awards 1991-2015


Winner of the Colorado Book Award for Historical Fiction!


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