Durango Public LibraryLocated at 1900 East Third Ave. Contact: 375-3380, www.durangopubliclibrary.org.
Ongoing eventsTuesdays, 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 dateDec. 15, 3:30 p.m.: STEAM lab: Lego club (ages 5 and older). Build, explore, create and problem-solve.
Dec. 6, 4 p.m.: T(w)een time: Minecraft (ages 9 and older). Minecraft gaming with snacks for adolescents and teens.
Dec. 7, 1 p.m.: Concert on the first floor of the library, “Scenes from the Musical Stage” with Fort Lewis College students.
Dec. 8, 3:30 p.m.: STEAM lab: Sharpie tie-dye (ages 5 and older). Explore color-blending and create wearable art.
Dec. 12, 6 p.m.: Adult board-game night (ages 17 and older). Find your gaming people and discover new board games.
Dec. 13, 10:30 a.m.: “Fired Up Stories” with Durango Fire & Rescue. Preschool children and their families join firefighters and emergency medial technicians for stories and safety tips.
Dec. 13, 4 p.m.: T(w)een time: Food lab (ages 9 and older). Learn cooking skills and fun with food with snacks for adolescents and teens.
Dec. 14, 3:30 p.m.: “Read to Rover” (ages 5 and older). New and independent readers read to a trained therapy dog.
Dec. 15, 3:30 p.m.: STEAM lab: Ziplines (ages 5 and older). Design and build something that carries a pingpong ball from top to bottom of a zipline in four seconds or less.
Dec. 20, 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.
Dec. 22-25: Library closed.
Pine River LibraryLocated at 395 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.
Ongoing events (adult)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 www.prlibrary.org/events/event/tims-tuesday-tech-time.
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 dateDec. 4, 7 p.m.: Classic Movie Monday: “It Happened on Fifth Avenue” (1947).
Dec. 6, 6 p.m.: Dinner and a Documentary: “Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point” (2016). A free dinner will be provided, with a dialogue after.
Dec. 7, 1 p.m.: Thursday Crafternoons: A crafting potluck. Bring an activity and supplies to share, and join communal crafting.
Dec. 11, 7 p.m.: Classic Movie Monday: “Christmas in Connecticut” (1945).
Dec. 13, 2 p.m.: BookMarks Book Club: Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather.
Dec. 13, 6 p.m.: Microsoft Word basics. Learn how to create and edit a document with Microsoft Word, and use basic formatting tools, such as bold text and page-alignment settings. To register, call 884-2222.
Dec. 14, 6:15 p.m.: Library Board of Trustees monthly meeting.
Dec. 15, 12:30 p.m.: Senior Center outreach. Library staff will reach out to community seniors, and bring books, audio-books and movies to the Bayfield Senior Center.
Dec. 15, 1 pm.: Home-school Lego time. Join home-schoolers who want to create and meet new friends. Those who attend are encouraged to bring Legos, Duplos, cool ideas and parents.
Dec. 15, 6 p.m.: Library closes for staff holiday party.
Dec. 18, 7 p.m.: Classic Movie Monday: “The Shop Around the Corner” (1940).
Dec. 19, 10 a.m.: Card-making at Bayfield Senior Center. Attendees create two beautiful handmade cards for free.
Dec. 21, 1 p.m.: Thursday Crafternoons: A crafting potluck. Bring an activity and supplies to share, and join communal crafting.
Dec. 21, 6 p.m.: Solstice bonfire and caroling. Gather around the fire for festive marshmallow roasting, hot drinks and informal caroling.
Dec. 24-25: Library closed.
Dec. 31-Jan. 1: Library closed.
Ignacio Community LibraryLocated at 470 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.: “Christmas Classics” story time. Join stories, songs, puppets and more that encourage early-literacy-skill development in young children.
Wednesdays, 2 p.m.: Teen cafe for grades 6-12. A place to play games, do homework, make crafts, relax with friends and have fun.
Wednesdays, 3 pm.: MakerSpace. A skill session for participants to play with Legos, learn about robotics and discover other skills.
Saturdays, 1 p.m.: MakerSpace. A skill session for participants to play with Legos, learn about robotics and discover other skills.
Ongoing events (adult)Tuesdays and 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.
Tuesdays, 1 p.m.: Knitters. Knitters work on projects, socialize and share ideas. Open to all.
Events by dateDec. 3, 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.
Dec. 4, 4 p.m.: Anime club. Anime showing and cultural activity. Suitable for middle-school-age children and older.
Dec. 4, 5:30 p.m.: Word-processing basics. Learn how to create and edit a document with a word processor and use basic formatting tools, such as bold text and page-alignment settings.
Dec. 8, 3:30 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.
Dec. 9, 10 a.m.: “Pushing the Limits of Transformation” book discussion. Discussion of the book Lab Girl by Hope Jahren. Participants watch a short video and discuss science and transformation in everyday life.
Dec. 11, 11:30 a.m.: Mystery book club. Discussion of A Murder of Magpies by Judith Flanders. Members are asked to bring soup, bread or a dessert to share.
Dec. 11, 5:30 p.m.: “Clean Up and Speed Up Your Computer” workshop. Learn how to remove programs, manage computer memory space, speed up browsing and more.
Dec. 14, 5 p.m.: The art of tatting. Randy Houtz will return to the library to help attendees learn, create and improve tatting skills.
Dec. 17, 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.
Dec. 18, 4 p.m.: Anime club. Anime showing and cultural activity. Suitable for middle-school-age children and older.
Dec. 21, 11 a.m.: “No School Days Fun” at the library. Retro gaming, holiday movies, Legos, crafts and more.
Dec. 28, 11 a.m.: “No School Days Fun” at the library. Retro gaming, holiday movies, Legos, crafts and more.
Dec. 28, 5 p.m.: The art of tatting. Randy Houtz will return to the library to help attendees learn, create and improve tatting skills.