Benediction  by Kent Haruf has been selected by Golden residents as this year's choice for the second annual One Book. 1 Golden. program!
As part of the One Book. 1 Golden. program, Haruf will host a book reading and book signing at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the Foss Auditorium in the American Mountaineering Center . Reservations will be accepted beginning Sept. 7 - watch for more details.
In addition to Mr. Haruf's book reading, the Golden Library will be offering additional events this fall, including:
Book Discussion Tuesday
6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17
Golden Library 
"Turn the Other Cheek" Panel Discussion
6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24
Location to be determined
Join us as leaders from the local faith community hold a panel discussion on the idea of "turning the other cheek," its relevance in today's world, and its interpretation in various religious faiths and the teachings of Gandhi and Martin Luther King. Is there such a thing as a "just" war? Is violence warranted as revenge? A Q&A will follow the panel discussion. Free tickets will be required.
"Picture Golden" Photo Contest
The imaginary small town of Holt, Colo. is the setting for Benediction. Like any small town there are things that distinguish it from other towns. What is it about Golden that sets it apart, makes it unique? What says "Golden" to you? Take a photograph and enter it in our "Picture Golden" photo contest. The submission deadline is Sept. 21 and winners will be announced at a reception at the Golden Library on Sept. 29. Submission requirements and instructions will be available soon.
The goals of the One Book. 1 Golden. program are to promote a culture of reading and to bring the community together through a shared reading experience. This is the second year of the program. Growing Up True  by Craig Barnes was selected in 2012.