Literary Events

Nikola Tesla Book Re-release Event

When: Mon., May 17, 4-5 p.m. 2010

According to the new book Weird Colorado, Nikola Tesla, on a fall night in 1899, knocked out power to all of Colorado Springs, catching a generator on fire, while producing a lightning bolt and thunder clap audible from Cripple Creek. The Serbian-American pioneer of radio and radar certainly left a legacy of mystery, which is why locally authored books like Lightning in His Hand: The Life Story of Nikola Tesla come in handy. The special collections office at the Pikes Peak Library District will release a republished and updated version of the long out-of-print work at 4 p.m. today in Penrose Library's Carnegie Reading Room (20 N. Cascade Ave.,; actor Richard Marold will re-enact Tesla's arrival here exactly 111 years ago. — Matthew Schniper

Price: Free

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