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Post Date:09/14/2018 2:14 PM

Park City Library


Join Park City's avid reading community as we celebrate the annual Utah Humanities Book Festival - Utah's oldest and only statewide book festival. It has become Utah's signature literary event. Each year, the festival is a chance for book lovers of all types to enjoy some great, literary events at locations throughout Utah. For all festival events, for more information on the entire statewide list of events, visit:



Erika Sánchez

Thursday, September 20th, 7pm

The best-selling author of I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, Erika L. Sánchez, will be giving a talk at 7pm, followed by a book signing at 8pm. This event is brought to the community by the Park City Library, Communities that Care, CONNECT, and the Christian Center.

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, was nominated for the National Book Award in Young People's Literature and was an instant New York Times bestseller. Sánchez is seen as anovelist, essayist, poet and self-described "cheerleader" for young women. She seeks to amplify the stories and voices of marginalized people everywhere through the power of storytelling.

Read more about the event here:Erika Sánchez Event on Facebook.


Leave No Trace: Film Sreening

Friday, September 14th, 8pm

Saturday, September 15th, 8pm

Sunday, September 16th, 6pm

See the film Adaptation of My Abandonmentby Peter Rock, who will be the Friends of the Library's Luncheon author (see event details below). The film premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and is being screened by The Park City Film Series.

This moving and surprising film follows a father and his teenage daughter, who have lived off the grid for years in the forests outside Portland, Oregon. When their idyllic unorthodox wilderness life is shattered, both are put into social services. After clashing with their new surroundings, they set off on a harrowing journey to find a new, wild homeland.

Read more about the event here:Leave No Trace Event on Facebook.

Purchase tickets here:Park City Film Series Website


Rosina Lozano

Thursday, September 25th, 7pm


Historian Rosina Lozano's latest book, An American Language: The History of Spanish in the United States, chronicles political history of the Spanish language in the United States from the incorporation of the Mexican cession in 1848 through World War II.

Rosina Lozano is an Assistant Professor of History at Princeton University and a historian of Latino history with a research and teaching focus on Mexican American history, the American West, migration and immigration, and comparative studies in race and ethnicity.

Read more about the event here:Rosina Lozano Event on Facebook.


Julia Corbett

Monday, October 8th, 6pm

Author Julia Corbett shares her new book, Out of the Woods: Seeing Nature in the Everyday. In this fresh and introspective collection of essays, Corbett examines nature in our lives with all of its ironies and contradictions by seamlessly integrating personal narratives with morsels of highly digestible science and research. Each story delves into an overlooked aspect of our relationship with nature-insects, garbage, backyards, noise, open doors, animals, and language-and how we cover our tracks. The phrase "out of the woods" guides us through layers of meaning to a contemplation of grief, remembrance, and resilience.

Read more about the event here:Julia Corbett Event on Facebook.


Friends of the Library Annual Luncheon with Peter Rock

Wednesday, October 17th, 11am

Peter Rock, author of My Abandonment, will discuss the book to film adaptation process. "Leave No Trace" the film adaptation was featured in last year's Sundance Festival.

This annual fundraising event is held at Silver Lake Lodge at Deer Valley.

Tickets are $40 in advance, $50 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the library or online atthe Friends of the Library Online Store.


One Book One Community: Camron Wright

Wednesday, October 17th, 7pm




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