Dolores Public Library aims to liven up your weeknights this winter with the return of its outdoor- and travel-themed lecture series Winter Tales, slated for every other Thursday night beginning in January.
Dolores resident Carolyn Gunn will start the series Jan. 10 by taking attendees on a vicarious journey to northern India. The trip, which Gunn took earlier this year, included a stop at the Dalai Lama’s residence in exile in Dharamsala, as well as the Golden Temple of the Sikhs in Amritsar, among other sites.
On Jan. 24, Crow Canyon archaeologist Kristin Kuckelman will share stories about recent hominin excavations she participated in while camping on the Serengeti in Tanzania. Kuckelman will share stories and photos from a trip to Lake Turkana in Kenya, where she toured sites of key hominin finds, visited vaults of recently recovered hominin remains and viewed the oldest stone tools ever recovered.
On Feb. 7, Dolores resident Julie Orr will discuss her book, “Scotland, Darien and the Atlantic World, 1698-1700,” published in 2018 by Oxford University Press. Orr’s book, which took her to archives and libraries all over the world to research, uncovers a true but little-known tale of espionage, contraband trade, shipwreck, religious conflict, the indigenous Cuna and the story of Scotland´s failed 17th-century colony in Panama.
Closing out the series will be Fort Lewis College professor and Dolores resident Janneli Miller’s presentation on the Mediterranean city of Alicante, Spain. Miller’s presentation will recount the colorful, boisterous and pyrotechnic summer solstice celebrations she enjoyed during her time in the city while teaching at the University of Alicante.
The library is at 1002 Railroad Ave.
For more information, visit Doloreslibrary.org or call the library at 882-4127.
Jessica Gonzalez is a library assistant at the Dolores Public Library.