James Patterson increases grant to school libraries to $1.5 million

It’s starting to look like James Patterson can’t give his money away fast enough.

Just two weeks after the bestselling writer announced that he planned to donate $1.25 million to school libraries, he has increased that total by $250,000.

On March 9, Patterson announced a plan to make grants of $1,000 to $10,000 that schools could use to repair or improve their libraries in any way. The children’s publisher...

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Fleury to host a flurry of visual workshops

In residence through May 10 at Mesa Verde National Park, visual artist and photographer Jerry Fleury will offer free photography workshops Thursday.

“Moving from Automatic to Manual” will be offered at 10 a.m. and again at 2 p.m. Participants should meet Fleury at the flagpole in front of the Chapin Mesa Archaeological Museum.

“Moving from Capturing to Creating” will start at 7:30 p.m. at the Far View Lodge Library downstairs in the Lodge...


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