An opportunity for us all to be on the same page |

An opportunity for us all to be on the same page

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Larry Dutmer tips his hat while reading an excerpt from the book "The Cold Dish," which was announced as the new One Book, One Valley selection on Monday at the Eagle Public Library.
Justin Q. McCarty | Special to the Daily |

EAGLE COUNTY — For the next few months, Eagle Valley residents should all be on the same page. Local libraries, booksellers and staff at Colorado Mountain College are encouraging the community to participate in the fourth annual One Book One Valley community-wide reading initiative. The book selected for 2015 was officially announced on Monday evening during the kick-off party at the Eagle Public Library. The 2015 One Book One Valley book is “The Cold Dish” by Craig Johnson, American novelist and playwright who resides in Ucross, Wyoming. “The Cold Dish” is celebrating its 10th anniversary and it is the first book of the Walt Longmire Mystery Series that inspired A&E’s “Longmire” television series, which was recently picked-up by Netflix.

Come Together to Read

Across the nation, One Book programs offer an opportunity for communities to come together around literature and “for our community, we hope to do the same,” said Lori A. Barnes, Vail’s town librarian. The goal of One Book One Valley is to promote a sense of community by sharing a common topic for conversation while encouraging literacy and having fun. Free programs and discussion groups will be hosted at the Eagle Valley Library District’s library branches and the town of Vail Public Library. The culminating author event will take place at Colorado Mountain College.

Valley-Wide Effort

One Book One Valley is a collaborative program organized and offered by The Bookworm of Edwards, Colorado Mountain College, Eagle Valley Library District and the town of Vail Public Library. Join the discussion and look for upcoming announcements on additional programs and events related to this year’s book selection at

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