Durango Public Library1900 East Third Ave. Contact: 375-3380, www.durangopubliclibrary.org.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
Jan. 9, 6 p.m.: Adult board-game night (ages 17 and older). Find your gaming people and discover new board games.
Jan. 10, 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.
Jan. 10, 4 p.m.: T(w)een time: Minecraft (ages 9 and older). Minecraft gaming with snacks for adolescents and teens.
Jan. 11, 8 a.m.: Starting your own business seminar; registration required. To register and for more information, call Southwest Colorado Small Business Development Center at 247-7009.
Jan. 12, 3:30 p.m.: STEAM lab: Marshmallow space lander (ages 5 and older). Build a craft that will safety land its marshmallow payload.
Jan. 17, 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.
Jan. 18, 3:30 p.m.: “Read to Rover” (ages 5 and older). New and independent readers read to a trained therapy dog.
Jan. 19, 3:30 p.m.: STEAM lab: Race cars (ages 5 and older). Participants find out how fast they can go in a hand-built race car.
Jan. 22, 7 p.m.: Books and Brews. A nontraditional book club at Animas Brewing Co., 1560 East Second Ave. Discuss the books you love, hate or can’t live without.
Jan. 24, 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.
Jan. 26, 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.
Jan. 26, 3:30 p.m.: STEAM lab: Bridge building (ages 5 and older). Experiment with different building materials and designs to see what makes the best bridge.
Jan. 26, 6 p.m.: Explore Colorado on skis with two adventure photographers. Learn how to gear up and photograph skiing in the backcountry with veteran ski mountaineer Dr. Jon Kedrowski and photographer John Fielder.
Jan. 30, 11:45 a.m.: “Great Decisions: U.S. Global Engagement and the Military.” Lecture and discussion by League of Women Voters, moderated by Dennis Aronson.
Jan. 31, 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
Jan. 8, 6 p.m.: Amazing Authors Food Series with Michele Morris. Author talk and food demo with free samples by cookbook author, sommelier and food blogger Michele Morris.
Jan. 10, noon: BookMarks Book Club Film: “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.”
Jan. 10, 2 p.m.: BookMarks Book Club: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.
Jan. 10, 6 p.m.: Breaking up with Sugar. Learn how sugar affects the body, how to reduce cravings and three steps to breaking up with sugar with local dietitian and nutritionist Fran Sutherlin.
Jan 15: Library closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Jan. 16, 1 p.m.: Thursday Crafternoons. A crafting potluck. Bring an activity and supplies to share, and join communal crafting.
Jan. 18, 10 a.m.: Friends of the Library monthly meeting.
Jan. 18, 1 p.m.: Estate Planning Class Part One. To register, call 884-2222, ext. 510.
Jan. 19, 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.
Jan. 23, 10 a.m.: Card-making at the Senior Center. Create two handmade cards at Bayfield Senior Center.
Jan. 24, 1 p.m.: Memoir Writing Workshop. A three-part memoir-writing class taught by personal historian Susan Terrill-Flint. To register, call 884-2222, ext. 510.
Jan. 25, 1 p.m.: Estate Planning Class Part Two.
Jan. 26, 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.
Jan. 26, 7 p.m.: Fresh from the Theaters – “The Glass Castle.” Enjoy a recently released film fresh from the theater screens for free at the library. With free movie theater popcorn.
Jan. 28, 1:30 p.m.: Friends of the Library “Social Sunday” community potluck.
Jan. 29, 1 p.m.: Estate Planning Class Part Three.
Jan. 30, 6 p.m.: “Does Your Home Have Radon?” presentation. Learn about radon in the community. Free screening kits available to participants. To register, call 884-2222, ext. 510.
Feb. 2, 6 p.m.: Family First Friday. Crafting for the whole family.
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.: “Winter Wonderland” story time. Join stories, songs, puppets and more that encourage early-literacy-skill development in young children.
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.
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, 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. Begins Jan. 11.
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
Jan. 7, 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.
Jan. 8, 11:30 a.m.: Mystery Book Club. Discussion of The Smack by Richard Lange.
Jan. 8, 4 p.m.: Anime club. Anime showing and cultural activity. Suitable for middle-school-age children and older.
Jan. 8, 5:30 p.m.: Photoshop Basics.
Jan. 10, 6 p.m.: American government and civics class. Sarah Coleman, a Crested Butte attorney, will teach a four-part class on American government and civics.
Jan. 11, 5:30 p.m.: Early Literacy Evening. Families with preschool and early-elementary children engage in activities to build early literacy skills. Dinner will be served. Stone Soup by Marcia Brown will be featured in January.
Jan. 11, 1 p.m.: Less Jargon, More eBooks and Audiobooks. Bring your device and we’ll help you learn how to use it.
Jan. 11, 5 p.m.: The art of tatting. Randy Houtz will return to the library to help attendees learn, create and improve tatting skills.
Jan. 12, 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.
Jan. 17, 6 p.m.: American government and civics class. Sarah Coleman, a Crested Butte attorney, will teach a four-part class on American government and civics.
Jan. 21, 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.
Jan. 22, 4 p.m.: Anime club. Anime showing and cultural activity. Suitable for middle-school-age children and older.
Jan. 22, 5:30 p.m.: “Spotting Fake News” presentation.
Jan. 25, 1 p.m.: Five ways to repurpose old calendars.
Jan. 25, 5 p.m.: The art of tatting. Randy Houtz will return to the library to help attendees learn, create and improve tatting skills.
Jan. 25, 6 p.m.: The Spiritual Nature of Animals with Karlene Stange. Author Stange shares her spiritual journey as an ambulatory veterinarian.
Jan. 31, 6 p.m.: American government and civics class. Sarah Coleman, a Crested Butte attorney, will teach a four-part class on American government and civics.