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February library events

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Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 8:50 PM

Durango Public Library1900 East Third Ave. Contact: 375-3380, www.durangopubliclibrary.org.Note: The library will be closed Feb. 19 for Presidents Day. The children’s room will be closed for remodeling and all children’s programs will be canceled Feb. 12-19.

Ongoing events

Tuesdays, 2 p.m.: Baby story time. Interactive activities with music, stories, finger-plays, counting rhymes and playtime for infants to 18-month-old children. Parents and caregivers are welcome.

Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.: Toddler story time. Stories, songs, rhymes and other activities for children ages 2-3. Story time lasts 30 minutes with crafts after.

Fridays, 10:30 a.m.: Preschool story time. Stories, songs, rhymes and other activities for children ages 3-5. Story time lasts 30 minutes with crafts after.

Events by date

Feb. 7, 4 p.m.: T(w)een time: Minecraft (ages 9 and older). Minecraft gaming with snacks for adolescents and teens.

Feb. 8, 6 p.m.: Indie Lens Pop-Up Film: “Tell Them We Are Rising” documentary. Celebrate Black History Month with a film that explores the rich history of historically black colleges and universities. A discussion will be held after the film screening.

Feb. 9, 10 a.m.: Healthy Eating and Lifestyle series by San Juan Basin Public Health. Interactive discussions about healthy living, including nutrition, effective grocery shopping and cooking affordable, healthy meals.

Feb. 9, 3:30 p.m.: STEAM lab: Parachutes (ages 5 and older). Drop in, design a parachute and test if it allows a safe fall to earth.

Feb. 13, 11:45 a.m.: Great Decisions: “U.S. Global Health: Problems and Challenges” lecture. League of Women Voters will present a discussion, moderated by Mike Todt.

Feb. 13, 6 p.m.: Adult board-game night (ages 17 and older). Find your gaming people and discover new board games.

Feb. 14, 4 p.m.: T(w)een time: Food lab (ages 9 and older). Learn cooking skills and have fun with food, with snacks for adolescents and teens.

Feb. 21, 4 p.m.: T(w)een time: Tabletop games (ages 9 and older). Play fun and offbeat board games with snacks for adolescents and teens.

Feb. 23, 3:30 p.m.: STEAM lab: Tower building (ages 5 and older). How tall can you build a structure using common, everyday materials?

Feb. 26, 7 p.m.: Books and Brews: A nontraditional book club and discussion about books people love, hate or can’t live without at Animas Brewing Co., 1560 East Second Ave.

Feb. 27, 11:45 a.m.: Great Decisions: The New Geopolitical Equation. Lecture and discussion hosted by League of Women Voters.

Feb. 27, 6:30 p.m.: Meet family members of Crazy Horse, Floyd Clown and Doug War Eagle, and author William Matson. Listen to a discussion about their book Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior’s Life & Legacy, based on the family’s oral history. A book-signing will be held during the event.

Feb. 28, 4 p.m.: T(w)een Time: Crafternoon, (ages 9-17). The library will provide craft supplies for adolescents and teens.

Pine River Library395 Bayfield Center Drive, in Bayfield. Contact: 884-2222, www.prlibrary.org.Ongoing events (youth)

Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m.: Jammin’ juniors. Music, finger-plays, games and more for infants and toddlers and their caregivers.

Mondays, 3:30 p.m.: Gamer club. Celebrate tabletop, electronic and other kinds of gaming for all ages.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.: Little readers story time. Stories, songs, activities and crafts for infants to preschool-age children.

Tuesdays, 3:30 p.m.: “Tuesdays too cool” gaming and STEAM activities for all ages.

Wednesdays-Fridays, 3:30 p.m.: Teen time. After-school fun and snacks.

Thursdays, 3:30 p.m.: “After-school awesome” stories, activities, crafts, snacks and science for all ages.

Fridays, 10 a.m.: Caregiver Café. Visit with parents, grandparents and caregivers for all ages in the imagination room, refreshments provided.

Ongoing events (adults)

Note: Those interested in classes should join as a walk-in. Cost is $6 for individual classes and punch-passes are available for a discount.

Mondays, 9 a.m.: Yoga-lates. A combination of yoga and Pilates.

Tuesdays, 9 a.m.: Yoga for all. A class about proper alignment and modifications. All levels are welcome.

Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m.: Tech time. One-on-one technology help for one device or issue. To make an appointment, call 884-2222 or visit http://bit.ly/2CvEj2J.

Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m.: Morning meditation for all. Learn techniques to increase focus and reduce stress; free, no experience necessary.

Thursdays, 8 a.m.: Yoga flow. Learn about postures that create yoga sequences.

Events by date

Feb. 4, 1:30 p.m.: Free tax help: Trained volunteers, certified by the Internal Revenue Service, will prepare 2017 taxes and file them electronically. To make an appointment, call 553-9150.

Feb. 6, 1 p.m.: Tuesday crafternoons: It’s a crafting potluck. Bring an activity and supplies to share and join in communal crafting.

Feb. 6, 6 p.m.: Aquaponics 101: Learn about aquaponics with expert Robert Stack. Participants will be introduced to aquaponics and learn about different types of systems and designs.

Feb. 7, 1:30 p.m.: Does your home have radon?: Learn about radon in the local community: what it is and what to do about it. Free screening kits will be available for participants. Call the library to register.

Feb. 8, 6 p.m.: A financial checkup: Learn to organize financial information and take steps toward financial wellness. Call the library to register.

Feb. 10, 6 p.m.: Valentine crafting at the The Billy Goat Saloon, 39848 U.S. Highway 160, in Gem Village: Bring a hammer and make a string-and-nail heart for someone special.

Feb. 11, 1:30 p.m.: Free tax help: Trained volunteers, certified by the Internal Revenue Service, will prepare 2017 taxes and file them electronically. To make an appointment, call 553-9150.

Feb. 12, 6 p.m.: Fire cider making: Learn how to craft a traditional cold-and-flu remedy from ingredients at the grocery store. The workshop will teach participants how to make fire cider, and allow them to take home a jar of their own. Materials fee is $5. Call the library to register.

Feb. 13, 6 p.m.: Using library databases for research: Workshop is open to all, especially parents and students who will participate in the science fair.

Feb. 14, noon: BookMarks Book Club: You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir by Sherman Alexie.

Feb. 15, 10 a.m.: Friends of the Library monthly meeting.

Feb. 16, 1 p.m.: Home-school Lego time. For home-schoolers who want to create and meet new friends; attendees are encouraged to bring Legos, Duplos, cool ideas and parents.

Feb. 18, 1:30 p.m.: Free tax help: Trained volunteers, certified by the Internal Revenue Service, will prepare 2017 taxes and file them electronically. To make an appointment, call 553-9150.

Feb. 20, 1 p.m.: Tuesday crafternoons. A crafting potluck. Bring an activity and supplies to share, and join communal crafting.

Feb. 20, 6:15 p.m.: Library Board of Trustees monthly meeting.

Feb. 22, 6 p.m.: Do it yourself home-cleaning products: Learn how to remove toxins from the home with nontoxic cleaning products. Participants will take home a container of dishwasher soap, all-purpose cleaner and room spray. Materials fee is $10. Call the library to register.

Feb. 23, 12:30 p.m.: Senior Center outreach. Library staff reach out to seniors by bringing books, audio-books and DVDs to the Bayfield Senior Center.

Feb. 23, 7 p.m.: Fresh from the Theaters: “Wonder.” Enjoy a recently released film fresh from the theater screens for free at the library, with free movie-theater popcorn.

Feb. 25, 1:30 p.m.: Free tax help: Trained volunteers, certified by the Internal Revenue Service, will prepare 2017 taxes and file them electronically. To make an appointment, call 553-9150.

Feb. 27, 10 a.m.: Free card-making at the Senior Center: Create two handmade cards at the Bayfield Senior Center, 111 W. South St.

Ignacio Community Library470 Goddard Ave., in Ignacio. Contact: 563-9287, www.ignaciolibrary.org.Ongoing events (youth)

Tuesdays, 4 p.m.: Inklings book club. Join third- to fifth-grade Inklings for snacks and reading.

Wednesdays, 10 a.m.: Let’s Count story time: Join stories, songs, puppets and more that encourage early-literacy-skill development in young children.

Wednesdays, noon: Open MakerSpace: The library MakerSpace is open all afternoon. Come work on your dream project.

Wednesdays, 2 p.m.: Teen Café for grades 6-12. A place to play games, do homework, make crafts, relax with friends and have fun.

Saturdays, 10 p.m.: Open MakerSpace: The library MakerSpace is open all afternoon. Come work on your dream project.

Ongoing events (adult)

Tuesdays, 10 a.m.: Beginner-intermediate drawing class.

Tuesdays, 1 p.m.: Knitters work on projects, socialize and share ideas. Open to all.

Thursdays, 10 a.m.: Older Adults Coffee Klatch. Time for older adults to socialize, talk, read the paper or play a game.

Fridays, 10 a.m.: Open art studio. Artists gather to work on projects and socialize with other like-minded people. All artists are welcome. Pat Knight will be available for assistance.

Events by date

Feb. 4, 2 p.m.: Writers workshop. Local authors meet to share, review and critique. Spring and summer issues of Cedar Moon Journal are available for a suggested donation of $5.

Feb. 5, 4 p.m.: Anime club. Anime showing and cultural activity. Suitable for middle-school-age children and older.

Feb. 9, 4 p.m.: Virtual legal clinic. Colorado Legal Services offers a free clinic that covers general information about Colorado family law, including divorce and custody, property law, probate law, collections, landlord-tenant law, etc. Instructors do not provide legal advice about individual cases.

Feb. 10, 1 p.m.: Book re-purposing: Remake old books into something new in time for Valentine’s Day. Materials are provided.

Feb. 12, 11:30 a.m.: Mystery Book Club: Discussion of Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz.

Feb. 12, 4 p.m.: Graphic design: Learn basics of vector graphic design with InkScape.

Feb. 13, 3 p.m.: Olympic-viewing party: Watch the Winter Olympics, held in South Korea, at the library.

Feb. 15, 5:30 p.m.: Family reading circle: A four-week literacy program that gives families an opportunity to have dinner together, and read and discuss children’s books to help parents read effectively with their children. Open to families with children 8 years old and younger.

Feb. 18, 2 p.m.: Writers workshop. Local authors meet to share, review and critique. Spring and summer issues of Cedar Moon Journal are available for a suggested donation of $5.

Feb. 20, 3 p.m.: Olympic-viewing party: Watch the Winter Olympics, held in South Korea, at the library.

Feb. 22, 5:30 p.m.: Family reading circle: A four-week literacy program that gives families an opportunity to have dinner together, and read and discuss children’s books to help parents read effectively with their children. Open to families with children 8 years old and younger.

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