August library events

Friday, Aug. 3, 2018 5:55 PM

Durango Public Library1900 East Third Ave. Contact: 375-3380, 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

Aug. 6, 9:30 a.m.: San Juan Basin Public Health Help Desk for Health First and Child Health Plan Plus.

Aug. 8, 10:30 a.m.: Fired Up Stories. Preschool children and families join firefighters and EMTs from the DFRA for story time.

Aug. 8, 6:30 p.m.: Discuss and debate the top 100 books according to “The Great American Read.”

Aug. 14, 6 p.m.: Adult board-game night (ages 17 and older). Find your gaming people and discover new board games.

Aug. 20, 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.

Aug. 23, 8 a.m.: Starting a business seminar: Learn about how to start a business. Topics include registration issues, legal structure, business planning process, financing, etc.

Aug. 29, 4:30 p.m.: “Books, Brews and Brats” library card discount kickoff party. Show your library card for a free bratwurst, veggie burger and a choice of soda, water or beer.

Aug. 30, 6 p.m.: Durango Diaries speaker series: Wildfires. Listen to firefighters tell their stories. Sponsored by The Durango Herald.

Pine River Library395 Bayfield Center Drive, in Bayfield. Contact: 884-2222, events

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

Wednesdays, 8 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

Aug. 6, 10 a.m.: Wee SRP music, finger-plays, games and more for infants, toddlers and their caregivers.

Aug. 6, 1 p.m.: Gamer Club: Play games, including table-top, role-playing, console, online, word, cosplay, Pokémon Go, etc. For all ages and abilities.

Aug. 6, 7 p.m.: Classic Movie Monday: “Jeremiah Johnson” (1972).

Aug. 7, 6 p.m.: Community Uke Jam: All ages. All levels. All sorts of fun.

Aug. 8, 10 a.m.: Wee SRP music, finger-plays, games and more for infants, toddlers and their caregivers.

Aug. 8, 2:30 p.m.: BookMarks Book Club: “Dark Matter” by Blake Crouch.

Aug. 13, 7 p.m.: Classic Movie Monday: “A River Runs Through It” (1992).

Aug. 11, 10 a.m.: Solar dehydrator building: Learn how to build a solar dehydrator to air-dry produce.

Aug. 11, 1 p.m.: Celebrate Pokémon Community Day at the library and Forest Lakes Community Center. Snacks and tablets for gaming will be provided. For all ages and abilities.

Aug. 15, 7 p.m.: Herbalism series: “Get Better Sleep.” Join clinical herbalists Zita Xavier and Kate Husted for a talk about holistic strategies to get better sleep. Registration cost is a $10 suggested donation. To register, call 884-2222, ext. 510.

Aug. 16, 10 a.m.: Friends of the Library monthly meeting and potluck.

Aug. 18, noon: Fourth annual Zucchini Festival. The event includes a community zucchini potluck, ugly zucchini contest, zucchini decorating and carving, zucchini Olympics, live music by Agave, free food and more. Summer reading program prizes will be announced. For all ages and abilities.

Aug. 20, 7 p.m.: Classic Movie Monday: “Red Skies of Montana” (1952).

Aug. 21, 1 p.m.: Crafternoons. A crafting potluck: Bring activities and supplies for communal crafting.

Aug. 24, 8:30 p.m.: Outdoor movie: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” The movie starts at sunset, with free popcorn provided. Come in costume and bring a lawn chair or blanket for a fun family-friendly outdoor movie on the big screen.

Aug. 27, 7 p.m.: Classic Movie Monday: “Western Union” (1941).

Aug. 28, 10 a.m.: Senior Center outreach. Library staff reach out to seniors by bringing books, audio-books and DVDs to the Bayfield Senior Center.

Aug. 31, 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.

Ignacio Community Library470 Goddard Ave., in Ignacio. Contact: 563-9287, programs

Mondays, 2 p.m.: Legos and Wii: Spend Monday afternoons having fun and being creative with our assortment of Legos and games on the Wii.

Tuesdays, 10 a.m.: Art class: “Honing Basic Compositional Skills.” Participants use pencil and paper to develop an eye for basic composition with 5-15 minutes drawing exercises and instruction about how to see the big picture.

Tuesdays, 1 p.m.: Open knitters group for anyone interested in knitting, crocheting or other fiber art.

Wednesdays, 10 a.m.: Weekly story time: Join for stories, songs, puppets and more to encourage early childhood literacy development.

Fridays, 10 a.m.: Open art studio: Come work on a project with other local artists.

Events by date

Aug. 8, 10 a.m.: Born to Move: Instructors from SunUte Recreation Center teach kids how to improve agility, balance, coordination, endurance, flexibility and speed. Children will learn about the joy of movement and healthy lifestyle habits.

Aug. 9, 9:30 a.m.: La Plata County Commissioner Julie Westendorff open office hours to receive input from the public. For more information, call 382-6219.

Aug. 9, 5 p.m.: Native Voices Exhibit: Culturally-modified trees with Dr. James Jefferson. Southern Ute tribal elder Jefferson presents findings from a study about culturally-modified trees and how they relate to Native American culture.

Aug. 12, noon: Poet laureate reading: Joseph Hutchison, Colorado’s poet laureate will be giving a public reading while we enjoy a light lunch. After the lunch and reading, Hutchison will give a writing workshop. This is a free program for all to enjoy.

Aug. 13, 11:30 a.m.: ICL Mystery Book Club: “Celine: A Novel” by Peter Heller. Discuss a book about partners Celine and Pete and their investigation of mysterious powers of beauty, grief, nature and family.

Aug. 17, 9:30 a.m.: Book Walks: Engage, Exchange, Explore. Take a walk and talk about people’s favorite books. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Little Bear trail head or at 9:15 a.m. at the library to carpool.

Aug. 23, 4 p.m.: Movies for grown ups: “All About Eve.”