Durango Public Library1900 East Third Ave. Contact: 375-3380, www.durangopubliclibrary.org.Note: September is Library Card Discount Month. Library card holders can receive discounts from participating retailers.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
Sept. 5, 10:30 a.m.: Early literacy play date (ages 0-5). Explore early literacy and learning through hands-on sensory activities. Be ready to move, build, play and create.
Sept. 5, 4 p.m.: Tween Time (ages 11-17). Make a Paracord bracelet to use in emergencies or a friendship bracelet for someone special.
Sept. 7, 3:30 p.m.: STEAM lab (ages 5-12). Lego club: Create and build with the library’s Lego collection.
Sept. 11, 6 p.m.: Adult board-game night (ages 17 and older). Find your gaming people and discover new board games.
Sept. 12, 10:30 a.m.: Fired Up Stories. Preschool children and families join firefighters and EMTs from the DFRA for story time.
Sept. 12, 4 p.m.: Tween Time (ages 11-17). Tabletop games.
Sept. 12, 6 p.m.: Durango Diaries speaker series: Local authors. Three local authors discuss writing and how they frame their books. Sponsored by The Durango Herald.
Sept. 13, 4 p.m.: “Adulting 101: Basic Home Skills” class (ages 15-18). Learn cooking and kitchen basics, simple household upkeep and how to mend clothes.
Sept. 13, 6 p.m.: “Life Hacks for Adults: Home 101” class (ages 17 and older). Learn basic recipes; how to eat healthy on a budget; and simple techniques for sewing and minimal cleaning.
Sept. 14, 3:30 p.m.: STEAM lab (ages 5-12). Flotation: Participants explore what makes a boat float, and build and sail their own vessels.
Sept. 17, 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.
Sept. 19, 4 p.m.: Tween Time (ages 11-17). Oatmeal energy balls: Make energy-filled snacks that taste like cookies.
Sept. 21, 3:30 p.m.: STEAM lab (ages 5-12). Build a table out of newspaper sturdy enough to hold a book.
Sept. 22, 10:30 a.m.: “Touch-A-Truck” at the library. Join staff from the city of Durango, Durango Fire & Rescue and Durango Police Department for a fun and interactive event that allows kids to explore various trucks and vehicles.
Sept. 25, 6 p.m.: Durango Diaries speaker series: Food. Local chefs discuss their craft with recipes for the audience. Sponsored by The Durango Herald.
Sept. 26, 3:30 p.m.: Library Community Champion Award reception. Award recipients will be recognized. Light refreshments provided.
Sept. 26, 4 p.m.: Tween Time (ages 11-17). Trivia: Play for first- and second-place prizes.
Sept. 28, 3:30 p.m.: STEAM lab (ages 5-12). Gravity painting: Experiment with gravity and art in one project.
Ignacio Community Library470 Goddard Ave., in Ignacio. Contact: 563-9287, www.ignaciolibrary.org.Ongoing programs
Tuesdays, 10 a.m.: Art class: Collages. Paint on paper, stamp or mono-print designs and create a collage on wood supports. Cost is $50 and class size is limited to 12 participants.
Tuesdays, 1 p.m.: Open knitters group for those interested in knitting, crochet or other fiber art.
Tuesdays, 4 p.m.: Inklings Book Club. Third- through fifth-graders enjoy snacks and a reading adventure.
Wednesdays, 10 a.m.: Story time. Young children enjoy stories, songs, puppets and more to develop early literacy skills.
Wednesdays, 2 p.m.: Teen Café. Sixth- through 12th-graders play games, do homework, make crafts, relax with friends and have fun.
Thursdays, 4 p.m.: Kidz Club. Elementary school kids gather for science experiments, games, art, snacks, exploring and more.
Fridays, 10 a.m.: Open art studio. Work on a project with local artists.
Events by date
Sept. 7, 4 p.m.: Movies for grown-ups: “Leisure Seeker.”
Sept. 10, 11:30 a.m.: ICL Mystery Book Club. Discuss a book each month.
Sept. 21, 9:30 a.m.: Walk and Talk About Books: Meet at Little Bear trailhead and chat about favorite books on a walk back to the library. Participants can meet at 9:15 a.m. at the library to carpool to the trailhead.
Sept. 21, 2 p.m.: A Slice and a Show: “Hearts Beat Loud.” Watch a movie and enjoy pie and coffee.
Sept. 21, 2 p.m.: Computer building workshop. Learn how to build a high-speed desktop computer from a demonstration that shows the construction of a PC; installation of Windows and drivers; and what not to do during the process.
Pine River Library395 Bayfield Center Drive, in Bayfield. Contact: 884-2222, www.prlibrary.org.Ongoing events: Youth
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, 3:30 p.m.: Gamer club. Celebrate tabletop, electronic and other kinds of gaming for all ages.
Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.: Little readers story time. Stories, songs, activities and crafts for infants to preschool-age children.
Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m.: Page Turners Book Club. Fourth-sixth graders can create their own after-school book club with discussions, games, snacks and more.
Wednesdays-Fridays, 3:30 p.m.: Teen time. After-school fun and snacks.
Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.: Little artists. Art for toddlers and preschoolers with materials and techniques.
Thursdays, 3:30 p.m.: “After-school awesome” stories, activities, crafts, snacks and science for all ages.
Fridays, 10 a.m.: “Groove and Grow” music, finger-plays, games and more for infants and toddlers and their caregivers.
Fridays, 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 provided.
Ongoing events: Adult
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 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
Sept. 4, 6 p.m.: Community Uke Jam: All ages. All levels. All sorts of fun.
Sept. 5, 6 p.m.: Author talk: “Minnesota, 1918” by Bayfield writer Curt Brown.
Sept. 6, 7 p.m.: Community acoustic music jam.
Sept. 7, 6 p.m.: “Family First Friday” event for Bayfield Heritage Days. Learn about local sheep culture; decorate a quilt square; make a simple rag doll; and learn how wool is sheared, cleaned, combed, dyed and spun.
Sept. 10, 7 p.m.: Classic Movie Monday: “Lassie Come Home” (1943).
Sept. 12, 2 p.m.: BookMarks Book Club: “Homegoing” by Yaa Gyasi.
Sept. 12, 6 p.m.: Pottery hand-building basics: Learn hand-building techniques, such as slumping, slab-building, carving and coiling, to make square dishes, incense holders, lidded jars and coiled pots. Cost is a $50 materials fee. Call the library to register.
Sept. 13, 6 p.m.: “Gut Health” talk with dietitian and health coach Fran Sutherlin. Learn how to deal with low energy, food sensitivities or intolerances, gas, bloating, acid reflux and other digestive pains and discomforts.
Sept. 17, 7 p.m.: Classic Movie Monday: “Life with Father” (1947).
Sept. 18, 1 p.m.: Crafternoons. A crafting potluck: Bring activities and supplies for communal crafting.
Sept. 18, 6 p.m.: Seasonal Apothecary: Fire cider making. Make a spicy apple cider vinegar-based tonic that contains immune-boosting, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and decongestant foods and herbs that support winter health. Cost is a $10 materials fee. Call the library to register.
Sept. 20, 6 p.m.: Advanced Care Planning. John Boyd with Community Health Action Coalition teaches adults 18 and older about how to plan and document wishes for health care decisions, with information about Medical Durable Power of Attorney and Living Will forms. Call the library to register before the Sept. 18 deadline.
Sept. 21, 6 p.m.: An information session for Bayfield families to learn about local clubs, activities and organizations, with refreshments from Alpine Leadership. Sponsored by Pine River Library; Bayfield School District Advisory and Accountability Committee; and Alpine Leadership.
Sept. 22, 2 p.m.: “Patron Picks” matinée movie for September: “Top Gun” (1986). Library patrons choose a film to watch and enjoy free popcorn each month.
Sept. 24, 7 p.m.: Classic Movie Monday: “Love Finds Andy Hardy” (1938).
Sept. 25, 9 a.m.: National Voter Registration Day: Register to vote or update registration information.
Sept. 25, 10 a.m.: Free card-making at the Senior Center: Create two handmade cards at the Bayfield Senior Center.
Sept. 28, 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.