Denver Parks Book Club at Argo Park

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Denver Parks Book Club at Argo Park

Join us for the Denver Parks Book Club, featuring great books of Nature and the West, and held at some of Denver Parks' hidden gems.

By Rocky Mountain Land Library

When and where

Date and time

Sunday, August 13 · 10am - 12pm MDT


Argo Park 4700 Logan Street Denver, CO 80216

About this event

  • 2 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

The Rocky Mountain Land Library is excited to announce the Denver Parks Book Club Series' second season, where the places we meet will also have their own stories to tell. We’ve gathered some of our favorite books on nature and the West for the club to read and discuss. Our book club discussions will be held at some of the lesser-known City Parks across Denver. Throughout the book club series, we will be discovering hidden surprises along the way; parks that have stories to add to the books we’ll be reading.

There will also be an underlining theme to all of the Denver Parks Book Club discussions: our basic human need for parks and open space. With each session we’ll take a moment to explore the history of the park and neighborhoods where we meet.

Argo Park: For most of us, trees have been our constant companions throughout our lives. They are our direct connection to nature, even in the heart of the city. And we keep learning more and more about them, especially in the last few years as research has flourished about the complex interactions between trees and their subterranean fungal networks.

Join us as we read and discuss Peter Wohlleben's The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate. We'll be meeting at Globeville's Argo Park, home to some of Denver's most impressive cottonwoods.

"Soon after we begin to recognize trees for what they are -- gigantic beings thriving against incredible odds for hundreds of years -- we naturally come to ask, 'How do they do it?' This charming book tells how." -- author Hope Jahren

The Denver Parks Book Club discussions are free, but space is limited. Be sure to register at the links above. You can sign up for all the books, or just one! All the discussions will be outdoors, and we’ll be sending more information to everyone registered. The Book Club’s Sunday meetings will get underway at 10:00 am and conclude at 12:00 pm, with plenty of time for everyone to explore and appreciate our host city park.

Chris Englert’s book Discovering Denver Parks was published in 2020. It quickly became one of the Land Library’s favorite pandemic books, inspiring the Denver Parks Book Club series. We highly recommend Chris’s book for anyone who wants to explore Denver’s 165 city and mountain parks.

About the organizer

The Rocky Mountain Land Library's mission is to help connect people to nature. With over 35,000 volumes we are creating a trio of place-based library/learning centers along the South Platte River, from headwater to plains, from the high mountain grasslands of South Park, to Denver's inner-city.