Melissa Marsted, the author and creative leader behind Lucky Penny Press and Silver Dollar Press, has written a total of 4 books, with 3 more books on the way to publication. Marsted was first inspired to write by her 2nd grade teacher, at the young age of 7. From then on she avidly brought journals on family vacations to take notes and typed up her version of the trip afterwards. Even with the passing of time, Marsted still writes daily. “Whether it be for an upcoming book or for personal enjoyment,” Marsted says, “she simply loves to write.“Read More
After years of working as a diversity recruiter and career coach, Greg Eisenbarth decided to write a book called, Careerismo, on what he has learned over the years, and to share it with those looking to advance their career.Read More
This year, the anniversary of the Golden Spike reaches its 150th year and Spike 150 has activities and events planned all throughout Utah to celebrate. One of the events is artist Zhi Lin’s exhibit “Chinaman’s Chance on Promontory Summit” that will be showcased at Kimball Arts Festival.Read More
Leslie Miller's relocation to Park City happened accidentally and long ago. She'd heard tales from friends of deep, powder skiing with snorkels. In 1973, Leslie, her college sweetheart and her dog were turned away from living in Little Cottonwood Canyon due to it being a watershed and directed up to an unknown place called Park City. Leslie's activism accomplishments are endless and on-going. She worked for the “Park Record”, was a contributing writer for “Park City Magazine”, and published the “Wasatch Mountain Times”. In 1991 she was elected to the Park City Council as an open space advocate.Read More
Mark Eaton, former Utah Jazz center, retired in 1994 but didn't drift far from the spirit of the game. He worked in broadcasting and was often asked to speak to various groups which led to his transformation into a motivational speaker and now an author.Read More
An unexpected find tucked away in her parents' closet was the first step of Bonnie Park's journey to becoming a memoirist and author. Her parents passed away shortly after celebrating 70 years of marriage. In April of 2012, while cleaning out their apartment, a box surfaced, filled with correspondence and the details of their courtship over distance and time.Read More
Shannon Bahrke Happe, Olympic medalist in freestyle skiing, founder of Team Empowerment Hour, motivational speaker and entrepreneur has added another accomplishment to her resume — author.
Shannon's trademark “hot pink hair” has long inspired her determination for success and now given rise to the theme of her new book.Read More
After years of working for various Fortune 1000 companies, Bill Mullen longed to get out of the corporate scene and move where he wanted to live as opposed to where a company wanted to move him.
No stranger to a small-town scene, since there were only 24 in his high school graduating class, Park City seemed a good match. Bill and his wife Carole, put down a payment on a house in Prospector during a Christmas ski trip in 1988. “We have celebrated Christmas in that house since 1989. My wife Carole & I moved here permanently in July 1994 to the house in which we live in Hidden Cove.”Read More
The late Jim Powell, resident and generous patron to Park City Library, built a bridge between our local library and the Bimal Library in Dharan, Nepal. A soldier during WWII in the 10th Mountain Division, Jim came to know the Ghurka soldiers from Nepal. Years later, he reconnected via the internet and visited Dharan, Nepal.Read More
Local author, Amy Roberts began her career as a journalist working in TV news and transitioned into writing features and travel articles for magazines. “The economy crashed in ’08 taking the print media industry down with it. I had to get a ‘big girl’ job and began working on the opposite side of the business in PR and communications.” Today, in addition to her magazine articles and a weekly newspaper column, she is the Senior Director of Marketing and Communications for the Kimball Art Center.Read More
The summer is a great time to challenge yourself to embrace the power of stories. Stories can be told in many different ways that can be fun and playful. The Park City community can embrace the power of stories at the Park City Library this summer through singing, reading, talking, reading, writing, and playing.Read More
Debbie Leaman, a freelance writer and writing coach, is someone who is passionate about writing, aware of it's challenges, and wants to share her personal experiences to promote the benefits of writing to help others.
When approached with the topic of writing, many people say that they can't write. It's not for them. Debbie notes that "my experience as a freelance writer, writing coach, and developmental editor has taught me that everyone can write. Sometimes all we need is a little help."Read More
Local author Bobbie Pyron made a giant leap from being a working librarian who loved to write, to getting that first book published. A life-long passionate reader who considered books her best friends, Bobbie always knew she wanted to be a writer. “I couldn’t imagine anything more wonderful than writing a book, seeing it on a library shelf, and into the hands of a reader like me.”Read More
Having been raised in the Kamas Valley, I was THRILLED to hear about the construction of the new library in Kamas. I have fond memories in the old library building, and am looking forward to creating memories in this new library.Read More
I discovered through my 'Nextdoor' online neighborhood website that I have an author living across the valley. Fifteen year old author, Nora Wall, has lived in Park City for almost 2 years after living for 5 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. She's enrolled at Treasure Mountain Junior High but also takes classes at the high school.Read More
Virtual Reality (VR) is becoming increasingly popular in libraries across the nation and the Park City Library is no exception. Kate Mapp, Adult Services Librarian, and Katrina Kmak, Youth and Spanish Services Librarian, first got the idea to offer virtual reality when they visited the University of Utah Marriott Library’s virtual reality drop in program. After taking a few turns on the virtual reality headset, Mapp and Kmak were sold and started making plans on how they could bring VR to the Park City Library.Read More
Park City Council hosted a Social Equity Innovation Challenge during their retreat in March. The challenge invited city staffers to come up with innovative ideas for a social equity project that is not currently funded. $50,000 was budgeted to fund the top ideas that will fill a need in the community. There were 13 total proposals submitted to the challenge.
The two winning ideas were presented by Katrina Kmak, Youth & Spanish Services Librarian at the Park City Library. Both proposals focused on literary arts and the latino community.Read More
The Book to Film Club is the brainchild of Library Director, Daniel Compton and Kimball Junction Branch Manager Joe Frazier. It was started in February 2014. Compton and Frazier had been trying to host a book club for about a year, but it had been unsuccessful. Eventually, they pitched the idea of a a Book to Film Club, in which participants would first read the book on their own, then come together a the Summit County Library Kimball Junction Branch to watch the movie and discuss the story. The club has been a “great success” since, with 10-20 participants each month.Read More
Not every 'wannabe' author gets the benefit of having a Pulitzer Prize winning author as a high school english teacher. Scott Zuckerman was mentored for three semesters by Frank McCourt, author of Angela's Ashes, at Stuyvesant High School. "He was a wonderful teacher. Colorful. Memorable. When I write, I can still hear his voice in the background as he looks over my shoulder." McCourt was among the first to encourage Scott to continue his writing, but then a medical career got in the way.Read More
Do you have a story to tell? Share your personal essay on aging, be it quirky or serious, funny or poignant. Salt Lake City-based writer Debbie Leaman has launched a blog to provide an online space for many voices to be heard.Read More