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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Arts docents invite you to open house

The Durango Arts Center Docents will host an open house at 10 a.m. Monday at the Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave.

Participants will learn about the docents and their programs, “Art in the Schools” and docent gallery tours. Light snacks will be provided.

Docents also are recruiting people with interests and backgrounds in teaching or arts education and who are passionate about art.

For more information, visit www.DurangoArts.org.


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