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Event Details

NOTE: The event has NOT sold out - regardless of what the Colorado Box Office note above says! We're just not selling tickets ONLINE after noon on the day of the event. There are plenty of tickets left at the door.

This year’s event presents a thematic approach to “Water in the West: A Conversation,” featuring two authors, with two books. Authors Paolo Bacigalupi (The Water Knife) and Patty Limerick (A Ditch in Time: The City, the West and Water) will have a conversation moderated by Brian Werner (Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District). We're anticipating a lively conversation about this vital issue.

PLEASE NOTE: No tickets will be mailed after Monday, September 16.

Books will be available for purchase and can be autographed after the conversation. Patrons may bring two books of their own for autographing.

Doors open at 6:15.

Thompson Valley High School, at 1669 Eagle Drive in Loveland, offers plenty of free parking, and accessible seating.

TICKET PRICES (no refunds)

Online ticket sales:

- Preferred Seating in front rows, no reserved seats - $30

- General Admission, no reserved seats - $22

In-person ticket sales:

- Tickets may be purchased at Loveland Public Library (300 N. Adams Ave.) on Tuesday mornings, 10 AM-1 PM during June and August (no in-person sales available in July); Tuesdays 10-1 and Sundays 1-3 PM in September.

- Students tickets ($10) must be purchased in person.

- Friends of the Loveland Public Library member tickets ($20) must be purchased in person.

For questions about the event or about ticketing, contact us by email through http://www.friendsofthelovelandlibrary.org/contact/ or by phone to the Loveland Public Library Adult Services Desk at 970-962-2402.


Donations to the 2019 Loveland Loves to Read event are appreciated! Donations made with a credit card are accepted here, once you've purchased your tickets. All donations will be acknowledged by name (with permission) in our Author Event program and on the Loveland Loves to Read web page.

With a donation of $50 or more, you will receive at least one free ticket. Because we cannot make that automatically happen through this ticketing procedure, you'll need to order a smaller number of tickets accordingly. We will monitor these donations and ticket orders, and will mail your complimentary ticket(s).

$25 - name in program

$50 - $99 - ONE general admission ticket

$100 - $199 - ONE preferred seating ticket

$200 - $499 - TWO preferred seating tickets

$500+ - FOUR preferred seating tickets

You may also mail your donation check to: Loveland Loves to Read, 300 N. Adams Ave., Loveland CO 80537, and receive your complimentary ticket(s) by mail.

The Loveland Loves to Read group chooses a One Book, One Community book title each year, now in the 16th year. The author of the chosen title is invited to speak, and various other events, open to the public, are held at Loveland Public Library.

For more information about this event, see https://www.friendsofthelovelandlibrary.org/Loveland-Loves-to-Read.

Venue Information

Roberta Price Auditorium/Thompson Valley High School
1669 Eagle Drive
Loveland, CO 80537
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Organizer Information

Friends of the Loveland Public Library / Loveland Loves to Read

300 N Adams Ave
Loveland, CO 80537
(970) 962-2712

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