The Friends of The City Library
requests the pleasure of your company at the
Just Read Jubilee
Saturday, October 24, 2020
the coziest non-event of the year!
Our Stay @ Home Just Read Jubilee is October 24, 2020.
The online Silent Auction will begin on Monday, October 19 and end on Saturday, October 24 at 6 pm.
Come and join our jubilee and read great books in support of the Library!
Your cozy couch, outside in your garden, or just stay in bed all day to read – promise we won’t tell.
The Silent Auction will be available online at our website slclibraryfriends.org
Select a book, or multiple, and get lost in the pages!
While you’re reading at home, support the Library by donating what you would have spent at a fancy gala or night on the town. Bid on fabulous Silent Auction items all week long!
Share your love for the Library on Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter and tell us what you’ll be reading –don’t forget to include #JustReadJubilee or #slclibraryfriends.
Party PJs, black tie attire or anything inbetween… choose your own adventure!
FOOD & DRINK:
Something sparkly if you’re feeling fancy, or order delivery if you just can’t put down your page-turner.
Friends, family, book clubs, neighbors, pets, or no one at all so you can read without interruption!
Just Read Jubilee Co-Chairs
Christian McKay Heidicker
"I think of libraries as 'Haunted Wardrobe Time Machines'. Honestly, there's nowhere I'd rather be."
Christian McKay Heidicker reads and writes and drinks tea. Between his demon-hunting cat and his fiddling, red-headed fiancée, he feels completely protected from evil spirits. Christian is the author of the Newbery Honor-winning Scary Stories for Young Foxes, Thieves of Weirdwood, and Attack of the 50 Foot Wallflower. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Ella Joy Olsen
"As a board member and the outreach coordinator for the construction of the Marmalade Branch Library, I came to realize that the library building, itself, can be a creator of community, a neutral place that doesn’t require the purchase of a product. It’s a safe space where people can innovate together, or simply be together. A library is one spot where all are welcome regardless of age, socio-economic status, or race. It’s the ultimate symbol of a thriving democracy. It gives me hope. "
Ella Joy Olsen lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, a charming town tucked at the base of the massive Wasatch Mountains. She is the mom of three (young adult) kids, the mama of two dogs, and the wife of one patient husband. Her novels include: the bestselling Audible Original BIRDIE & JAY, the Historical Novel Society Editors’ Choice ROOT, PETAL, THORN, and the 15 Bytes Finalist WHERE THE SWEET BIRD SINGS. She teaches creative writing through Lifelong Learning at the University of Utah and she is part-owner of Salty City Writing Workshops, where she mentors writers and facilitates writing retreats.
"Pass by our libraries, and you sense the books on the shelves humming away, full of knowledge and emotion. These cathedrals built from words connect our brains, our hearts, and our spirits. Come to your neighborhood library for a reading or film, virtual or in-person, and you share big ideas, civic engagement, and moving stories with your neighbors. The City Library is the indispensable secular heart of our community."
Stephen Trimble has been a free-lance writer and photographer since the 1970s, when he worked as a park ranger in Colorado and Utah, including Arches and Capitol Reef national parks. The breadth of his awards mirrors the wide embrace of his work: The Sierra Club’s Ansel Adams Award for photography and conservation; The National Cowboy Museum’s Western Heritage “Wrangler” Award; and a Doctor of Humane Letters from his alma mater, Colorado College, honoring his efforts to increase our understanding of Western landscapes and peoples. “The Capitol Reef Reader,” his 25th book, appeared in 2019 from the University of Utah Press.
Trimble speaks and writes frequently as a conservation advocate and has taught writing at the University of Utah, where he received a Wallace Stegner Fellowship at the U’s Tanner Humanities Center during the centennial of Stegner’s birth. His family has a home outside of Torrey, Utah, where they are proud stewards of a Nature Conservancy conservation easement—a story Trimble tells in “Bargaining for Eden: The Fight for the Last Open Spaces in America.”
"The City Library is one of the great spaces in our city. It reveres the art of letters and many other arts besides. As a member of the community, it offers a wonderful meeting space for me to congregate with other writers, but it also offers a safe harbor to those who need it most. Libraries are one of our societies greatest assets and those in Salt Lake City are no exception."
Bryan Young works across many different media. He worked as a writer and producer of documentary films, which were called “filmmaking gold” by The New York Times. He’s also published comic books with Slave Labor Graphics and Image Comics. He’s been a regular contributor for the Huffington Post, StarWars.com, Star Wars Insider magazine, SYFY, /Film, and the founder and editor in chief of the geek news and review site Big Shiny Robot! He co-authored Robotech: The Macross Saga RPG in 2019 and in 2020 he wrote a novel in the BattleTech Universe called Honor’s Gauntlet.
The Friends of the Salt Lake City Library is looking for your help and sponsorship of our Stay @ Home Just Read Jubilee event, which benefits the City Library’s programs through fundraising and advocacy.
To learn more about the Stay @ Home Just Read Jubilee, please contact Jeff Mower, Friends of The City Library Executive Director, at (801) 971-8810 or email@example.com.
“Reading gives us a place to go when we have to stay where we are”
All Stay @ Home Just Read Jubilee contributions are fully tax-deductible.
No goods, services, or benefits are provided, and is not a contribution towards Membership.