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Let us set you up on a Blind Date – With a Book!

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It’s back! Time for Grey Havens Group Inc’s signature fundraiser – Blind Date with a Book. Last November, you gobbled up lots of good books for Grey Havens, but we’ve still got plenty more, and we love to share the joys of reading. Won’t you join us?

On Saturday, February 11th from 11 am – 4pm, come to Lucky’s Market in Longmont and choose a book (or two or three) to take home with you. Books are sorted by genre then wrapped in a Lucky’s bag to disguise their titles. In exchange for a donation in any amount, you can take home a reading surprise, just in time for Valentines Day!

All donations will be used to promote literacy, imagination, community and inclusion by supporting The Grey Havens Group, Inc. We hope you know by now that our nonprofit values creative and critical thinking and teaches philosophical inquiry. Grey Havens YA is our young adult chapter, but we also serve younger children, adults, and older adults all along the front range and beyond.

Right now, we are working on implementing our Philosophy in Public Spaces Initiative, increasing our young adult and kids programming, recruiting volunteers, and planning exciting new events for the community. We are also developing a podcast in order to share the benefits of Geek Philosophy with the world! This Saturday, you could help us to achieve these goals and enjoy a fabulous literary date in the process. We hope to see you there. Thank you for your support!

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May the Force be with you,
Kelly Cowling, Executive Director
Robyn Bosica, Deputy Director
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Remembering Tolkien on the Day of the Dead

Longmont, Colorado is not only home to Grey Havens YA and its parent organization, the Grey Havens Group, it is also the home to a beloved annual exhibition celebrating Dia de los Muertos or the Day of the Dead. The exhibit features beautiful altars, carefully constructed labors of love, honoring the lives of those who changed ours. This year, the Grey Havens Group and Grey Havens YA contributed an altar in memory of J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Lord of the Rings and the first book Grey Havens YA ever discussed as a group, The Hobbit.

These are the skulls decorated by our YA members. You really have to see them in person to appreciate all the inspired details. For photos of the altar itself, click on this link.

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The exhibition runs through November 9 at the Longmont Museum and Cultural Center at 400 Quail Road Longmont, Colorado.

Send us an owl: Has an author who is no longer living inspired you enough to remember him or her on the Day of the Dead? If so, who?