7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, Glenwood Springs Branch Library, 815 Cooper Ave., Free, 970-945-5958, www.gcpld.org
Local resident and author Kathleen Arthur is the featured speaker at the Winter Lecture Series. She started out writing a book about growing up on the Arthur Ranch on East Divide Creek south of Silt for her children and grandchildren because she wanted to pass along the stories so they wouldn’t be forgotten, but once she had several copies of the book printed, other people in the area became interested in the stories too, and the project grew. This book is a compelling account of a disappearing way of life told from an insider’s point of view about the seasons of life on a working cattle ranch in Western Colorado from calving in the spring to haying in the summer and canning in the fall. This program is co-sponsored by the Frontier Historical Society and the Glenwood Springs Branch Library and is open to the public.