Event Calendar

How Music Was Discovered: A Storytelling Experience with Leon Littlebird

WHEN: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 @ 6:30 pm

WHERE: Parker Library

With multi-generation ancestral roots in both Pioneer and Native American cultures, Leon Joseph Littlebird inherited a passion for local history, storytelling, and music. This passion inspired him to do years of research into the oral and recorded histories of his ancestors and the neighboring tribes. He is a guest speaker for Colorado Mountain College classes on both Colorado and Native History and his presentations are popular with historical societies and tour groups.


Littlebird delights his audiences with stories that weave the lives and talents of the earliest inhabitants of Colorado into a fascinating series of “how music was discovered.” Using many types of ancient instruments he performs examples of how music came to be an integral part of life in the tribes from mountains to plains and the Southwest.


As the presentation progresses and the music unfolds, he includes stories from his Colorado Pioneer family that come to life in original songs. In addition to being a renowned storyteller, Leon is also an internationally recognized songwriter and recording artist who performs on world-class stages all over the country.


An evening with Leon Joseph Littlebird will delight and surprise you with a unique look at local history and wonderful entertainment.

This presentation is free to the community and appropriate for children.

Harry S. Truman and Transportation

WHEN: Tuesday, December 10 @ 6:30 pm

WHERE: Parker Library

Come hear the ghost of President Harry Truman recall his lifelong love of cars & trains. Harry's ghost will recount the adventures of his 31,700 Whistle Stop Train Tour of 1948, which resulted in the most famous election upset in political history. He will hold a ghostly press conference after his stories and you will be encouraged to ask him any questions about Truman's life, politics, and presidential experience.


Living history presenter Lloyd Barger is a winner of the National Freedom Foundation award for public speaking and was awarded a commemorative diploma from Truman State University In Kirksvllle, Mo.

November '42: Watershed of the Century

WHEN: Tuesday, January 14 @ 6:30 pm

WHERE: Parker Library

By late 1942, the world had been fighting World War Two for a long time with no end in sight. November of that year saw campaigns and battles which set the course of the rest of the war. Specific battles, decisions, and actions contributed to the war's outcome. Those results continue to shape lives around the world. Come join us as Stan Moore, author of Seesaw: How November '42 Shaped the Future, discusses what led up to the battles and campaigns of late 1942, and looks at how specific decisions and their effects are important to today's world. Stan draws on new and unpublished letters and personal accounts. He also taps a wide range of books, journals, and research. In his fascinating presentation, Stan explores personalities known and unknown, pivotal battles and decisions, and underlying reasons and motivations.

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