Active Minds Presents...

Tattered Cover is pleased to partner with Active Minds for an ongoing series of lectures and classes.

Active Minds is a Colorado based provider of lifelong learning programs for seniors and adults of all ages. Our mission is to expand lives and minds by providing outstanding educational programs. We offer programs ranging from international affairs to history, poetry, music, politics, biographies, and more. All upcoming events are at our Colfax location except the May 10th event, which will take place at Aspen Grove.


Tuesday, April 12, 12:30-1:30 pm - Colfax                    

The Titanic: From Sinking to Salvage

Join Active Minds on the 110th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic as we tell the story of the ill-fated maiden voyage of the ship as well as the discovery and salvage operation that began over 70 years later. We will also tell the stories of those who perished and those who survived, including the "Unsinkable" Molly Brown.

Tuesday, April 26, 5:00-6:00 pm - Colfax                     

Russia Invades Ukraine               

Under the leadership of Vladimir Putin, Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022. Putin's leadership of Russia for the past 20 years demonstrates a return to an authoritarianism that, for some, feels similar to the days of Soviet control and the Cold War. Join Active Minds as we go beyond the headlines to provide the context to understand the story of Russia under the influence of Vladimir Putin and how it has led to the warfare currently playing out in the sovereign nation of Ukraine.

Tuesday, May 10, 12:30-1:30 pm - Aspen Grove                   


Germany is the most populous country in the European Union and is the EU's largest economy. Since the debt crisis of 2008, Germany has taken on a dominant position as a de facto leader of the EU. Now, with long-time Chancellor Angela Merkel having been replaced by Olaf Scholz, Germany is at a crossroads. Add to this a resurgent German far-right, the Coronavirus pandemic, BREXIT, and Russia's war with Ukraine and Germany is certainly in uncharted territory. Join Active Minds as we discuss Germany's tumultuous history and nebulous future.

Tuesday, May 24, 5:00-6:00 pm - Colfax


A failed coup attempt and a flood of refugees have challenged the leadership of Turkey's President Erdogan. A strong U.S. ally during the Cold War, Turkey is now one of the world's largest Muslim democracies. Join Active Minds as we explore Turkey's past and current challenges, including its struggles with its Kurdish minority, its role in the rise of ISIS, and what appears to be its warming relations with Russia.

Tuesday, June 14, 12:30-1:30 pm - Colfax

The Great Migration 

In the first half of the twentieth century, the United States experienced one of the largest internal migrations in history, as millions of Black Americans moved from the rural south to urban areas in the north and west. Join Active Minds as we explore what drove The Great Migration, what the experience was like for those who undertook, it and how it fundamentally changed American society.

Tuesday, June 28, 5:00-6:00 pm                     

Coffee: A Brief History - Colfax

Join us as we trace the history of coffee from its origins in Ethiopia to the Starbucks around the corner. It is a fascinating story of politics, power, chance and intrigue. We will also examine coffee's cultural influences as well as the differences between various types of coffee. Cream and sugar not included.

Event date: 
Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - 12:30pm
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 5:00pm