Temple Grandin National Book Tour Stops At The Arvada Center

Temple Grandin National Book Tour Stops At The Arvada Center The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities and BookBar Denver will host world-renowned author and speaker Temple Grandin on Monday, May 21, 2018, as part of the national tour for her new book Calling All Minds: How to Think andCreate Like an Inventor. Grandin's new book explores inventors and innovation through history, alongside hands-on activities.

The event includes an activity hour for kids featuring projects from the book, a presentation, and book signing. Adult tickets are $35 and include a copy of the book. Youth tickets (18 and under) are $10. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Arvada Center Box Office at 720-898-7200, or online at http://arvadacenter.org/templegrandin

Have you ever wondered what makes a kite fly or a boat float? Have you ever thought about why snowflakes are symmetrical, or why golf balls have dimples? Have you ever tried to make a kaleidoscope or build a pair of stilts?

World-renowned autism spokesperson, scientist, and inventor Temple Grandin explores the answers to all these questions and more in her new book for young readers, Calling All Minds: How to Think and Create Like an Inventor (on sale May 15; ages 8-12). In this hands-on, fun-filled, thought-provoking book about invention and innovation, Grandin shares more than 20 of her personal childhood projects that started her on her road to becoming a scientist, inventor, and engineer, along with step-by-step instructions for kids to re-create them. With mini-histories of groundbreaking inventions and mini-biographies of the inventors who created them, Temple shows readers why, in a world of virtual learning, working with your hands is a life-changing experience.

Temple Grandin is one of the world's most accomplished and well-known adults with autism. She has a Ph.D. in animal science from the University of Illinois and is a professor at Colorado State University. She is the author of 12 books on autism and animal behavior, including the national bestsellers Thinking in Pictures and Animals in Translation. Dr. Grandin was inducted in the National Women's Hall of Fame and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and in 2018 she will be made a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She lectures to parents and teachers throughout the U.S. on her experiences with autism, and her work has been covered in the New York Times, People, National Public Radio, and ABC's 20/20. Most recently she was named one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people of the year. The HBO movie based on her life, starring Claire Danes, received seven Emmy Awards. For more information on Temple Grandin and her work, visit http://www.templegrandin.com/.

Temple GrandinMonday, May 21, 2018Activity Hour for Kids: 4:30 - 6:30 pmTemple Grandin Presentation: 6:00 - 6:45 pmBook Signing: 7:00 - 8:00 pmArvada Center Main Stage TheatreAdult Tickets - $35 (includes a copy of Calling All Minds: How to Think and Create Like an Inventor)Youth Tickets (18 and under) - $10Copies of Calling All Minds: How to Think and Create Like an Inventor will also be on sale during the event.

About the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities:Since its opening in July 1976, the award-winning Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities has grown to become one of the nation's largest multidisciplinary arts centers, devoted to all aspects of the arts and generously supported in part by the City of Arvada, the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) and Colorado Creative Industries. For more information go to www.arvadacenter.org or call 720-898-7200.

BookBar is a 5-year-old, award-winning bookstore in the thriving and energetic cultural district of Denver's Berkeley neighborhood. The nearly 4,000 square foot bookstore includes a bar and a garden patio with a fire pit, making it an eclectic, inviting atmosphere for book clubs and events. Their children's programs range from daily storytimes, a kid and teen advisory board, a mother-daughter book club to writing workshops and summer camps. Please see more about the store at www.bookbardenver.com

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