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.
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Nov. 2, 9 a.m.: Friends of the Library Book Sale. Located in the downstairs program rooms.
Nov. 3, 9 a.m.: Friends of the Library Book Sale. Located in the downstairs program rooms.
Nov. 2, 3:30 p.m.: STEAM Lab: LEGO Club. Build, explore, create and problem-solve – join us for fun STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) based activities. This week: LEGO Club. (ages 5-12).
Nov. 5, 9:30 a.m.: San Juan Basin Public Health Help Desk for Health First and CHP+. Located on the second floor in Study Room 5. Drop-ins welcome.
Nov. 7, 10:30 a.m.: Early Literacy Play Date. Every first Wednesday of the month. Explore early literacy and learning through hands-on sensory activities. Be ready to move, build, play and create. Perfect for children ages 0-5.
Nov. 7, 4 p.m.: T(w)een Time: Tabletop Games. Drop in for activities just for tweens and teens (11-17). This week, explore fun games like King of Tokyo.
Nov. 7, 6 p.m.: Durango Diaries: Raising Extraordinary Children – Listen to local parents’ stories of how they raised their amazing children. Season 2 of the Durango Diaries is presented by The Durango Herald.
Nov. 8, 8 a.m.: Starting your Business Seminar. Five-hour seminar about various aspects of starting a business including: registration issues, legal structure, business planning process, financing your business, etc. Hosted by SBDC. Call 247-7009 to register.
Nov. 8, 4 p.m.: Adulting 101: Money Smarts. Learn more about opening a bank account, credit cards and other money smarts (ages 15-18).
Nov. 8, 6 p.m.: Life Hacks for Adults: Money Smarts. How healthy is your bank account? Join a guest speaker from Know Your Dough to brush up on saving and spending strategies with a local financial expert (ages 17 and older).
Nov. 9, 3:30 p.m.: STEAM Lab: Elephants can Paint, Too. Build, explore, create and problem-solve with fun STEAM-based activities. This week: Try some new art techniques that may not involve your hands (ages 5-12).
Nov. 10, 10:30 a.m.: Sensory Story time. An interactive story time for children on the autism spectrum and differently-abled children of all ages. We’ll have therapeutic activities to stimulate senses. For more information, call Corinna at 375-3385.
Nov. 12: The library is closed for Veterans Day
Nov. 13, 6 p.m.: Adult Board Game Night. Discover new board games (for ages 17 and older).
Nov. 14, 10:30 a.m.: Fired Up Stories. Preschool children and families are invited to join firefighters and EMTs from Durango Fire & Rescue for story time.
Nov. 14, 4 p.m.: T(w)een Time: Tacos and Guacamole. Drop in for activities just for tweens and teens (11-17). Make your own guacamole and mini tacos.
Nov. 15, 6 p.m.: “Woolly West: Colorado’s hidden History of Sheepscapes.” From his forthcoming book, Andrew Gulliford will speak about historical archaeology and the wide variety of sites related to sheep movements, sheep camps, cairns, aspen tree carvings and sheepherder life in Colorado’s high country for summer grazing and in Utah’s canyon country for winter grazing (all ages).
Nov. 16, 3:30 p.m.: STEAM Lab: Leonardo da Vinci and his Amazing Machines. Build, explore, create and problem-solve with fun STEAM-based activities. This week: Explore the subject of Leonardo da Vinci and his amazing machines inspired by nature; brought to you in partnership with the Durango Arts Center (ages 5-12).
Nov. 19, 7 p.m.: Books & Brews @ Animas Brewing Co. Join Durango Public Library for our nontraditional book club at Animas Brewing Co., located at 1560 East Second Ave.
Nov. 21: The library closes at 5:30 p.m.
Nov. 22: The library is closed for the holiday.
Nov. 23: The library is closed for the holiday.
Nov. 27, 3 p.m.: Sunnyside Library Branch’s Wreath Extravaganza. Make a festive wreath while supplies last. For all ages. LOCATION: Sunnyside Branch Library, 75 County Road 218 in Durango. For more information, call 375-3816.
Nov. 28, 4 p.m.: T(w)een Time: Origami. An hour of origami fun. We’ll have designs for all skill levels (ages 11-17).
Nov. 30, 3:30 p.m.: STEAM Lab: Duct Tape Crafts. You can do anything with duct tape; try to make something fun and useful (ages 5-12).
Ignacio Community Library470 Goddard Ave., in Ignacio. Contact: 563-9287, www.ignaciolibrary.org.Ongoing programs
Sundays, 11 a.m.: ICL MakerSpace: A place to be crafty and creative and learn about making various projects. Open to all.
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.
Wednesdays, 2 p.m.: ICL MakerSpace: A place to be crafty and creative and learn about making various projects. Open to all.
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.
Saturdays, 10 a.m.: ICL MakerSpace: A place to be crafty and creative and learn about making various projects. Open to all.
Events by date
Nov. 4, 2 p.m.: Murder Mystery Event: Murder at Gooseneck Lake: A game for adults with humorous characters, goofy story elements and a mystery to be solved. Join a team and work together to ask questions, eliminate suspects and find out whodunit. This program is for patrons 18 and older with no sign up necessary. A light meal will be provided.
Nov. 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. Every first Monday of the month.
Nov. 5, 5:30 p.m.: Computer Basics Class. A class for the very beginners. Learn and practice logging on, using a mouse, using different search engines, making initial searches and about how the shortcut keys make life much easier. Call 563-9287 to register or for more information.
Nov. 10, 1 p.m.: Holiday Glass Etching: Never lose your glass baking dish again. This workshop will use the art of glass etching with cream. Keep your masterpiece for yourself or use it as a holiday gift. You provide the glass, and we’ll provide etching materials. No children; this workshop uses penknives and etching cream. Call the library for more information at 563-9287.
Pine River Library395 Bayfield Center Drive, in Bayfield. Contact: 884-2222, www.prlibrary.org.Ongoing events: Youths
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. Tabletop, electronic and other kinds of gaming for all ages.
Tuesdays through Fridays, 3:30 p.m.: Teen Time: After-school fun and snacks.
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- through sixth-graders may create their own after-school book club with discussions, games, snacks and more.
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
Nov. 5, 6 p.m.: Classic Movie Monday: “High Sierra” (1941).
Nov. 7, 14, 28 and Dec. 5, 6 p.m.: Pre-Ski Season Yoga: Learn simple yoga poses and mindfulness techniques to improve success on the slopes. In this four-week class, you will learn ways to prevent injuries, even out any muscle imbalances, improve strength and soften areas of tightness. We will be learning different techniques each week, so attending all four classes is recommended but not required. Early Bird Special – $25 for four-week session, or pay $8 per class at the door. Call the library at 884-2222, ext. 510, to register.
Nov. 14, 2 p.m.: BookMarks Book Club: “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng.
Nov. 12, 6 p.m.: Honoring those who served. The Pine River Library will celebrate community members who have served our country with their Veterans’ Stories Project. The library has been collecting oral histories of local veterans, and the first video interviews from the project will be shown at the library on Nov. 12. The videos include stories from veterans who served in World War II, Korea, Vietnam and Iraq. There will be a free soup dinner for all from 6 to 7 p.m., during which the short interviews will be shown.
Nov. 12, 7 p.m.: Classic Movie Monday: “Pride of the Marines” (1945).
Nov. 13, 1 p.m.: Tuesday Crafternoons. A crafting potluck. Bring an activity and supplies to share and join in communal crafting.
Nov. 14, 2 p.m.: BookMarks Book Club. “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng.
Nov. 14, 6:15 p.m.: Regular monthly meeting of the library’s Board of Trustees.
Nov. 15, 6:30 p.m.: High Altitude Baking. With Wendy Rice, Colorado State University Extension Agent – Family and Consumer Science. Learn the answers to successful edible baked goods, candy, bread machine and rice and beans. Create safe canned and dehydrated foods.
Nov. 16, 6:30 p.m.: “Rainbow of Voices”– A Fort Lewis College Student Musical Stage Performance. FLC student performers will present an evening of entertainment from the musical stage, with a free coffee and dessert reception at 6:30 p.m. and a free performance at 7 p.m. “A Rainbow of Voices” celebrates the transforming power of musical theater and opera. From the fire escapes of New York City to the mountains of Appalachia to the sock hops of 1960s Baltimore, these scenes showcase music’s inspirational role in social change. Featuring music from “West Side Story,” “In the Heights,” “Hairspray” and more.
Nov. 19, 7 p.m.: Classic Movie Monday: “White Heat” (1949).
Nov. 22 and 23: Library closed for Thanksgiving.
Nov. 24, 2 p.m.: Patrons’ Picks Matinee Movie. An afternoon screening of films chosen by you with free popcorn. In November, we are showing the 1999 classic “10 Things I Hate About You.”
Nov. 26, 7 p.m.: Classic Movie Monday: “Key Largo” (1948).
Nov. 27, 10 a.m.: Card Making at the Senior Center. Join us at the Bayfield Senior Center and create two beautiful handmade cards. Free.
Nov. 29, 6:30 p.m.: Avalanche Awareness Basics: Join local nonprofit Friends of the San Juans for a 90-minute awareness class and workshop discussion about avalanche safety and smart backcountry travel. Learn about basic avalanche awareness, avoidance and safe travel practices, human factors and decision-making, and avalanche forecasting and information resources.
Nov. 30, 12:30 p.m.: Senior Center Outreach: Library staff reach out to the seniors in the community and bring books, audiobooks, DVDs to the Senior Center in Bayfield. All items are available for check out.