OFF THE SHELF – September 7, 2017

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Come by CRYSTAL Books and Gifts for another weekly “Off The Shelf Author Series” on Thursday evenings during the Downtown Farmer’s Market. It is free to the public and is a great opportunity to meet local authors while enjoying informative and entertaining presentations by them.

On Thursday, September 7th, from 6pm to 7pm, the store will be hosting local authors, Jeff Dershem and Jim Hale.

Author Jeff Dershem will be giving a talk about, “Other Worlds”;  a discussion involving the plethora of extra-solar planets that we keep discovering.
Jeff Dershem, Author of the informative book, Planets to Pulsars: A Citizen’s Guide to the Universe, is a local astronomer and writer who teaches at Colorado Mesa University and writes for local publications. Jeff often participates in astronomy events conducted by the local astronomy club. He also plays trombone in the local orchestra.
Author, Mountain Guide and Pastor Jim Hale shares the perspectives that lead to great teamwork in a presentation titled, “Life, Love, Leadership”.
Jim Hale was born in the Territory of Alaska in 1953. One of the early mountain guides on North America’s highest mountain, Mt. McKinley (Denali), Jim is the Senior Pastor of Spirit of Life Christian Fellowship in Grand Junction, Colorado where he lives with his wife of thirty-five years, Roni, in Palisade, Colorado.
Join us at CRYSTAL Books and Gifts at 439 Main Street in Downtown Grand Junction. Take a break from the hot temperatures on the street and drop in for a few minutes or the entire hour. Seating is limited. You are encouraged to visit CRYSTAL Books and Gifts’ website at and sign up for the email newsletter. You may also call the store at 970-242-5181. More information about this event can be found online at and clicking on upcoming events.