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Beautiful Boy by David Sheff is a memoir which explores issues of substance abuse, fatherhood, and family as seen through the eyes of the father of a young man struggling with addiction.

"What had happened to my beautiful boy? To our family? What did I do wrong? Those are the wrenching questions that haunted David Sheff’s journey through his son Nic’s addiction to drugs and tentative steps toward recovery. Before Nic became addicted to crystal meth, he was a charming boy, joyous and funny, a varsity athlete and honor student adored by his two younger siblings. After meth, he was a trembling wraith who lied, stole, and lived on the streets. David Sheff traces the first warning signs: the denial, the three a.m. phone calls—is it Nic? the police? the hospital? His preoccupation with Nic became an addiction in itself. But as a journalist, he instinctively researched every treatment that might save his son. And he refused to give up on Nic."


Author Talk and Book Signing with David Sheff - Friday, November 8, 7 - 9 p.m. 

Broomfield Auditorium. Get your free tickets now. 


Q & A with David Sheff - Friday, November 8, 3 - 4 p.m.

Are you or a loved one dealing with the struggles of addiction? You're invited to join Broomfield Health and Human Services and the Broomfield Library for a Q&A session with the New York Times bestselling author and advocate on US drug crisis, prevention & treatment of addiction, David Sheff. 

One Book One Broomfield Workout - Saturday, October 5, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Community Park

A healthy body can be an important part of a healthy mind. Join Broomfield Recreation for a free workout.

Letting it Be - Sunday, October 6, 2 - 4 p.m. Broomfield Library

Practice skills to increase mental health balance and provide effective tools to cope with difficult aspects of life.

Beautiful Boy Film Screening - Friday, October 11, 7 - 9 p.m. Broomfield Auditorium


Community Art Project - October 13 & 26, 2 - 4 p.m. Broomfield library

Work with a local artist and be a part of a community art project 

The Weird Freaky Brain Science of Drugs - Monday, October 14, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Broomfield Library

Learn how all drugs are similar and how they mimic the brain's natural processes.

Destigmatization Training and Panel Discussion - Monday, October 21, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Broomfield Library

Experts will present on the stigma of addiction and resources available in Broomfield, followed by a discussion where panelists will speak about their personal experiences

Book Discussion - Thursday, November 7, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Broomfield Library

Join other readers in a lively book discussion led by the Broomfield Enterprise’s “Bookwoman,” Kerry Pettis.

Read more about One Book, One Broomfield programs and register.