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Eagle Public Library’s salute to Solzhenitsyn

Daily staff report
Eagle CO, Colorado
Special to the Daily

EAGLE, Colorado ” February in the Eagle Valley is cold and short ” in all, well-deserving of a salute to the Russian classic novels. Readers recently gathered at the Eagle Public Library to discuss “One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich,” a short novel by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. The group talked about seasonal affective disorder, noting that the novel’s title character endures even greater cold than we do in the Eagle Valley.

“Russian literature is so seasonally appropriate to February that I always try to revisit a Russian classic during the month,” said Jaci Spuhler, librarian and archivist at the Eagle Public Library. “Solzhenitsyn is a modern classic novelist for Russia. He received the Nobel Prize when I was a senior in college as a Russian major, which definitely dates me! I followed his literary life closely and felt loss when he died last summer.”

The group discussed the novel over zakuski (appetizers), and shared fascinating facts about Solzhenitsyn and the former Soviet Union.

On Thursday at 6:30 p.m., the Eagle Public Library will screen the film version of “One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich.” Copies of the book are available through the Eagle Valley Library District. The audio version of the novel is also available as a digital download to cardholders through the libraries’ catalog, available online at http://www.evld.org. For more information, call 970-328-8800.

What: Film screening of “One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich.”

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Where: Eagle Public Library, 600 Broadway, Eagle.

When: Thursday, 6:30 p.m.

Cost: Free.

More information: Call 970-328-8800.

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