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, July 12                       12:30-1:30 pm                    San Francisco: Biography of a City   (hosted by the McGregor Square Store)

Home to the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, Haight-Ashbury, trolley cars, and much more, San Francisco has a rich history and ranks as one of the most important cities in the United States. Founded by Spain as a mission in 1776, San Francisco became part of the United States just before the California Gold Rush. Join Active Minds as we trace the story of San Fran right up to the present and maybe even peek into the future a bit.


Tuesday, July 26                         5:00-6:00 pm                    The Evolution of NATO      (hosted by the Colfax Store)

Created after World War II, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) played a pivotal role in fighting and ultimately winning the Cold War. Subsequently, NATO took on different roles in countries like Bosnia and Afghanistan. Recently, the role of NATO in Europe has been revisited in the midst of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.  Join Active Minds as we take a look at the triumphs and challenges of NATO and how it continues to adapt to the 21st century landscape.


Tuesday, August 9                   12:30-1:30 pm                    Egypt                     (hosted by the Colfax Store)

In 2011, the “Arab Spring” uprisings led to the ouster of the authoritarian President of Egypt Hosni Mubarak. This was followed by a brief period of democratization which empowered religiously conservative political parties with ties to extremism.  Over a decade later, Egypt appears to have stabilized, but only via a return to a militarily backed government. Join Active Minds as we explore the origins and implications of Modern Egypt’s turbulent politics situation and its implications for the Middle East.


Tuesday, August 23                  5:00-6:00 pm                    History of Movies               (hosted by the Colfax Store)

At the turn of the 20th century, inventions by Thomas Edison and others introduced a new art form to the world: motion pictures.  From the early era of Nickelodeons and silent films to the era of “talkies” and the growth of Hollywood, movies went from a mere fad to an industry. Now, with the introduction of streaming services like Netflix, films are evolving once again.  Join Active Minds as we roll out the red carpet and tell the story of movies.

Event date: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 5:00pm