Durango Public Library1900 East Third Ave. Contact: 375-3380, www.durangopubliclibrary.org.Ongoing events
Tuesdays, 2-2:30 p.m.: Baby story time, a lapsit story time for infants-18 months. Music, stories, fingerplays, counting rhymes and playtime. Babies should bring their parents or caregivers.
Thursdays, 10:30-11 a.m.: Toddler story time. Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and other activities for children ages 2-3. Story time lasts about 30 minutes with a craft afterwards.
Fridays, 10:30-11 a.m.: Preschool story time. Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and other activities for children ages 3-5. Story time lasts about 30 minutes with a craft afterwards.
Also, free one-on-one technology tutoring sessions are available. For more information, call 375-3382, or visit http://bit.ly/2F7ODzf.
Events by date
March 1, 5 p.m.: Engage with Your City. All-ages opportunity to share your priorities and vision for the future of Durango. Visit durangogov.org/engage for more information.
March 2, 10 a.m.: San Juan Basin Public Health Healthy Eating and Lifestyle series. Interactive discussions about healthy living, including nutrition, effective grocery shopping and cooking affordable, healthy meals.
March 2, 3:30 p.m.: STEAM Lab: Lego Club. STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math)-based activities. Today: Lego Club (ages 5 and older).
March 7, 4 p.m.: T(w)een Time: Minecraft: Activities and snacks in a space for tweens and teens. Bring a friend or two. This week: Minecraft (ages 9-17).
March 8, 6 p.m.: Indie Lens Pop-Up Film and Discussion “Dolores.” Learn about Dolores Huerta, one of the most important but least-known activists in American history and co-founder of the first farmworkers’ union with César Chavez.
March 9, 3:30 p.m.: STEAM Lab: Origami. STEAM-based activities. Today: Explore the ancient art of paper folding. (ages 5 and older).
March 13, 11:45 a.m.: Great Decisions: Media and Foreign Policy. Lecture and discussion in library program rooms. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters.
March 13, 6 p.m.: Adult Board Game Night: Find your gaming people. Discover new board games. (For ages 17 and older).
March 14, 10:30 a.m.: Fired Up Stories. Preschool children and families join firefighters and EMTs from the DFRA for story time.
March 14, 4 p.m.: T(w)een Time: Food Lab. Learn cooking skills and have fun playing with your food. (ages 9-17).
March 15, 3:30 p.m.: Read to Rover. New and independent readers (ages 5 and older) can read to Clare, a trained therapy dog.
March 16, 9 a.m.: Friends of the Library Book Sale.
March 16, 3:30 p.m.: STEAM Lab: Musical Instruments. STEAM-based activities. This week: Learn how to build several noisemakers and instruments. (ages 5 and older).
March 17, 9 a.m.: Friends of the Library Book Sale.
March 19, 7 p.m.: Books & Brews at Animas Brewing Co. Join the Durango Public Library for the nontraditional book club at Animas Brewing Co., 1560 East Second Ave.
March 20, 6 p.m.: Prague Spring 1968. Join presenter Frank Fristensky as he describes living through the Prague Spring of 1968 before it was crushed by Soviet forces.
March 21, 4 p.m.: T(w)een Time: Tabletop Games. This week: play fun and offbeat board games (ages 9-17).
March 23, 3:30 p.m.: STEAM Lab: Marble Roller Coasters. Explore gravity and engineering to build a wild ride (ages 5 and older).
March 24, 10:30 a.m.: Legislative Lowdown. Meet with state Sen. Don Coram and state Rep. Barbara McLachlan. Q&A to follow.
March 27, 11:45 a.m.: Great Decisions: Turkey – a Partner in Crisis. Lecture and discussion in library program rooms. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters.
Pine River Library395 Bayfield Center Drive, in Bayfield. Contact: 884-2222, www.prlibrary.org.Ongoing events (youth)
Mondays and Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m.: Jammin Juniors. Music, finger-plays, games and more for infants and toddlers and their caregivers.
Mondays, 3:30-5 p.m.: Gamer Club. All forms of gaming, table-top and electronic, all ages.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-11 a.m.: Little Readers story time. Stories, songs, activities and crafts for infants through preschoolers, but all ages welcome.
Tuesdays, 3:30-5 p.m.: Tuesdays Too Cool. Gaming and S.T.E.A.M activities, all ages.
Wednesdays-Fridays, 3:30-5:30 p.m.: Teen Time. After-school fun and snacks.
Fridays, 3:30-5 p.m.: After School Awesome. Stories, activities, crafts, snacks and science. All ages.
Fridays, 10-11 a.m..: Caregiver Café. Visit with other parents, grandparents and caregivers during this open playtime for all ages in the library Imagination Room. Refreshments will be provided.
Ongoing events (adults)
Mondays, 9-10 a.m.: Yogalates.* A perfect combination of yoga and Pilates principles.
Tuesdays, 9-10:15 a.m.: Yoga for All.* With a focus on proper alignment and modifications, but all levels welcome.
Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m.: Tuesday Tech Time. One-on-one tech help with one device/issue per appointment. Call the library to make an appointment or visit https://prlibrary.org/.
Wednesdays, 8:30-9:15 a.m.: Morning Meditation for All. Drop-in, free, no experience necessary. Learn techniques to increase focus and reduce stress.
Thursdays, 8-9:15 a.m.: Yoga Flow.* Postures put together to create yoga sequences.
*If you are interested in signing up for these classes, please join as a walk-in. Classes are $6 for individual classes, or punch passes are available for a discount.
Events by date
Mar. 1, 5:30 p.m.: Bayfield Youth Artist Reception. Celebrate National Youth Art Month and view works on display at the library, all created by students at Bayfield Middle School and Bayfield High School.
Mar. 1, 7 p.m.: Community Acoustic Music Jam. An acoustic music jam open to all levels and ages. Bring a song or two to lead or just play along. The first Thursday of each month.
Mar. 2, 6 p.m.: Family First Friday: Family Game Night. Card games, board games and family games of all kinds. Candy Land, Exploding Kittens, Sushi GO, Chutes & Ladders, Yahtzee, Connect Four and more. Bring your own favorites to share or play one of the library’s games. Families of all ages welcome.
Mar. 4, 1:30 p.m.: Free tax help. Volunteers who have undergone training and are certified through the IRS will prepare 2017 taxes and file them electronically. Call 553-9150 to make a half-hour appointment
Mar. 5, 7 p.m.: Classic Movie Monday. “Winchester 73” (1950).
Mar. 6, 1 p.m.: Tuesday Crafternoons. It’s a crafting potluck. Bring an activity and supplies to share and join in communal crafting.
March 7, 6 p.m.: The Spiritual Nature of Animals. Author Karlene Stange’s spiritual journey began during her work as an ambulatory veterinarian, driving her pickup through Southwest Colorado, attending to animals in need of medical care. Her book, The Spiritual Nature of Animals: A Country Vet Explores the Wisdom, Compassion and Souls of Animals, chronicles her spiritual path working with animals, through the lenses of various teachings of religious and cultural traditions, as well as her own encounters with the Rocky Mountain terrain and the quirky characters, both animal and human, who inhabit it.
March 10, 10 a.m.: Pine River Garden Club Seed Exchange and Seed Starting Workshop. Bring extra seeds to trade and join the Pine River Garden Club for a morning full of garden stories, advice and seeds. Bring small containers to transport any seeds you may want. There will also be an optional seed-starting workshop running throughout the event. For $20, you will get soil blocks, trays and guidance.
March 11, 1:30 p.m.: Free tax help. Volunteers who have undergone training and are certified through the IRS will prepare 2017 taxes and file them electronically. Call 553-9150 to make a half-hour appointment
Mar. 12, 7 p.m.: Classic Movie Monday. “The Ox Bow Incident” (1943).
March 13, 6 p.m.: Amazing Authors Food Series: Turtle Lake Refuge’s Katrina Blair. A lecture, food demonstration/tasting and Q&A with local author and wild food advocate Katrina Blair of Durango’s Turtle Lake Refuge.
March 14, noon: BookMarks Book Club. Discussion of the book The Likeness by Tana French
March 15, 10 a.m.: Annual meeting of the Friends of the Library. Renew your membership or join for the first time, participate in the election of new officers and enjoy a special free luncheon.
March 16, 1 p.m.: Home-school Lego Time. Join home-schoolers who want to create, meet new friends and have fun together. All ages are welcome, just bring your stash of Legos or Duplos, your cool ideas and your parent.
March 18, 1:30 p.m.: Free tax help. Volunteers who have undergone training and are certified through the IRS will prepare 2017 taxes and file them electronically. Call 553-9150 to make a half-hour appointment
March 19, 7 p.m.: Classic Movie Monday. “The Searchers” (1956).
March 20, 1 p.m.: Tuesday Crafternoons. It’s a crafting potluck. Bring an activity and supplies to share and join in communal crafting.
March 21, 6 p.m.: Detox: Spring Clean Your Health. Learn how you can remove toxins from your body for a healthier you. With local nutritionist Fran Sutherlin.
March 23, 12:30 p.m.: Senior Center Outreach. Library staff reach out to seniors in the community, and bring books, audiobooks and DVDs to the Senior Center in Bayfield. All items are available for check out.
March 23, 7 p.m.: Fresh from the Theaters – showing of “Thor: Ragnarok.” Enjoy a recently released film fresh from the theater screens free at the library. With free movie theater popcorn.
March 25, 1:30 p.m.: Free tax help. Volunteers who have undergone training and are certified through the IRS will prepare 2017 taxes and file them electronically. Call 553-9150 to make a half-hour appointment.
March 26, 7 p.m.: Classic Movie Monday. “High Noon” (1952).
March 27, 10 a.m.: Card Making at the Senior Center. Join us at the Bayfield Senior Center and create two beautiful handmade cards. Free.
March 27, 6:15 p.m.: Regular monthly meeting of the library’s Board of Trustees.
Ignacio Community Library470 Goddard Ave., in Ignacio. Contact: 563-9287, www.ignaciolibrary.org.Ongoing events (youth)
Tuesdays, 4-5 p.m.: Inklings Book Club. Join Inklings for snacks and a wonderful reading adventure every Tuesday for all third- through fifth-graders.
Wednesdays, afternoon: ICL Open MakerSpace. The ICL MakerSpace is open from noon-4 p.m. Work on your dream project.
Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m.: Librarian’s Favorites story time. Every week, a new ICL staff member will share their favorite book. Join in the fun with stories, songs, puppets and more that encourage development of early literacy skills in young children.
Wednesdays, 2-5:30 p.m.: Teen Café. Open to teens in grades six-12. Play games, do homework, make crafts, relax with friends and have fun.
Thursdays, 4-5 p.m.: Kidz Klub starting March 15. Elementary school kids are invited to join ICL Kidz Klub for science experiments, games, art, snacks, exploring and more.
Saturdays, 10-4 p.m.: ICL MakerSpace. Work on your dream project.
Ongoing events (adult)
Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Learning to Paint with Oils or Acrylics. Participants will use acrylic paints, oil paints or water-soluble oil paints to learn to color mix, learn values, composition and color theory, and learn how to use various tools to create a unique painting. Registration and fee required.
Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m.: ICL Knitters. Work on knitting or crocheting projects, socialize and share ideas. Everyone is welcome to drop in.
Thursdays, 10 a.m.-noon: Older Adults Coffee Klatch. A gathering with coffee and snacks for older adults who would like to socialize, read the paper or play a game.
Fridays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Open Art Studio. A time for artists to gather to work on their own projects while getting to socialize. Participation is not dependent on having taken classes at the library. All artists are welcome. Pat Knight will be on hand most days to offer assistance as needed.
Events by date
March 2, all day: Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss. ICL celebrates Read Across America Day with coloring contests, wacky events and movies at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
March 4, 2 p.m.: Writers’ Workshop. Local authors meet to share, review and critique each other’s work. Spring and summer issues of the Cedar Moon Journal are available for a suggested $5 donation.
March 5, 4 p.m.: Anime Club. Join us for an anime showing and a cultural activity. Because of the content of the shows, all participants must be in middle school or older.
March 7, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.: La Plata County Veterans Service Officer Richard Schleeter will hold office hours all day. These office times have been set up for veterans to meet with the CVSO and learn more about their veterans benefits. Appointments can be made by calling 759-0117, but walk-ins are also welcome.
March 9, 4-5 p.m.: Virtual Legal Clinic. Colorado Legal Services offers a free clinic on the second Friday of each month. The clinic covers general information about Colorado family law including: divorce and custody, property law, probate law, collections, landlord-tenant law, etc. You’ll learn what papers you need to start the action, general procedures, issues to look out for, resources and other information. Instructors do not provide legal advice on individual cases. Sign-up is required, space is limited. Call the library to sign up.
March. 12, 11:30 a.m.: Mystery Book Club. ICL’s Mystery Book Club will be reading Outfoxed by Rita Mae Brown. Join us for a fun foray into the interesting world of fox-hunting and Southern tradition. Members will bring their own lunch this month and the library will provide drinks and dessert. New members are always welcome.
March 18, 2 p.m.: Writers’ Workshop. Local authors meet to share, review and critique each other’s work. Spring and summer issues of the Cedar Moon Journal are available for a suggested $5 donation.
March 19, 4 p.m.: Anime Club. Join us for an anime showing and a cultural activity. Because of the content of the shows, all participants must be in middle school or older.
March 22, 1-7 p.m.: IDEA LAB Grand Opening at ICL. Stop by any time for a tour of our new digital media lab, get inspired by displays and demonstrations highlighting the possibilities encompassed in this new space for all ages.
March 26, 1-3 p.m.: Pushing the Limits is a reading, viewing and discussion program for adults. In this installation, we will investigate the topic of motion through a video short about “bulldogging” and the “choke-on-your-coffee funny” book A Walk in the Woods. Snacks, tea, and coffee provided. Sign up on the ICL website calendar.
March 29, 2 p.m.: Spring Break Movie Showing. Join us at ICL for family-friendly showing of “Despicable Me 3.” Popcorn and drinks provided.