Author in the House: Ben Behunin, Pleasant Valley Branch

Ben Behunin's introduction to pottery as a young adult was the catalyst for a life-long journey of self-discovery.  A Utah native, Ben served his LDS mission in the heart of Europe meeting extraordinary people, such as the humble owner of a tiny pottery shop in Germany.  The bond between the two was cemented when Ben returned to work for the potter after his mission.  Memories of that quaint German village inspired Ben to write a series of books beginning with Remembering Isaac: The Wise and Joyful Potter of Niderbipp.  Listen as Ben shares his story of how art and faith shaped his life and

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Author in the House: Carol Masheter, Pleasant Valley Branch

Meet Carol Masheter, one of Utah’s most fascinating women!  After suffering a series of personal tragedies, Carol took stock of her life and began climbing.  Now, at age 65, she is currently the oldest woman to have reached the top of the tallest mountains in all seven continents: Denali, Aconcagua, Elbrus, Kilimanjaro, Vinson Massif, Everest and Kosciuszko.  Carol’s presentation will include video of her adventures and her reasons for writing No Magic Helicopter: An Aging Amazon’s Climb of Everest and Brightest of Silver Lining: Climbing Carstensz Pyramid in Papua at Age 65.  Books will be

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