Thursday, Dec. 19, 7 p.m., the Denver Book Club meets; the cost to attend is $3 per person. The nonfiction book to be discussed is "Over The Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumvention of the Globe," by Laurence Bergreen. It interweaves a variety of candid, first-person accounts of Ferdinand Magellan's 16th-century, three-year travel around the world in search of a water route from Spain to the Spice Islands of Indonesia. Bergreen brings to life a truly gripping, profoundly important story of heroism, discovery and disaster.
Note: This book is available used through Amazon.com for as little as $7.35. Details: http://tinyurl.com/n2w4shq
HOLIDAY BREAK -- The club will be CLOSED Dec. 21-26, and OPEN Friday, Dec. 27, starting at 4:30 p.m.
ALSO, the club will be closed Dec. 28 through Jan. 2, and OPEN on Friday, Jan. 3 at 4:30 p.m. The regular schedule will resume on Jan. 8.
You still can rent the club for events while it is closed; please contact manager Carmen Green at 303-571-5260 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, Jan. 17, 7 p.m., the Denver Book Club will hold its annual book exchange and party. Please bring a WRAPPED, used paperback book for our exchange. Fiction and non-fiction books from any past or current time are welcome (no cookbooks or religious materials, please). Please also bring an appetizer, snack or light dinner item if you wish. We will be able to use the Press Club plates and silverware and well as order beverages from the cash bar. (No outside drinks are allowed.) Info: http://tinyurl.com/n85qqnl
Friday, March 7, 2014, 7 p.m., the Denver Press Club presents the 20th Annual Damon Runyon Award Banquet, with Katie Couric as honoree and guest speaker. At the Denver Marriott City Center, 1701 California St. More details to come. Make your reservations at http://tinyurl.com/n9wynze
Katie Couric made history as the first solo female anchor at one of the three major broadcast networks, with the "CBS Evening News." She is well-known for anchoring "CBS Evening News" from 2006-2011, hosting NBC's "Today" show, and reporting for "60 Minutes" and "Dateline NBC."
Since 2012, she has hosted "Katie," a syndicated daytime talk show on ABC. In addition, she serves as a special correspondent for ABC News and is the author of several books, including "The Best Advice I Ever Got." (2011)