Durango Public LibraryLocated at 1900 East Third Ave. Contact: 375-3380, www.durangopubliclibrary.org.
Tuesdays, 2 p.m.: Baby Storytime, a lapsit storytime for infants-18 months. Interactive fun with music, stories, fingerplays, counting rhymes and playtime. Babies should bring their parents or caregivers to join in the fun.
Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.: Toddler Storytime, join us for stories, songs, rhymes, & other fun activities perfect for children ages 2-3. Storytime lasts approx. 30 minutes with a fun craft afterwards.
Fridays, 10:30 a.m.: Preschool Story time, join us for stories, songs, rhymes, & other fun activities perfect for children ages 3-5.
Events by date
April 1, 9:30 a.m. to noon: San Juan Basin Public Health Help Desk for Health First and CHP+. Located on the second floor in Study Room 5. Drop-ins welcome.
April 3, 10:30 a.m. to noon: Early Literacy Play Date. Explore early literacy and learning through hands-on sensory activities. Be ready to move, build, play and create. Perfect for children ages 0-5.
April 3, p.m. to 5 p.m.: T(w)een Time: Trivia Night. Drop in for activities just for tweens and teens (11-17).
April 3. 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Durango Diaries Season 3: Second Acts. Sometimes we need a shift in life. Three residents who made a career change will discuss making the transition to a new profession and the joys – and pitfalls – that came with those new roles.
April 5, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 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: Build with the Library’s Lego collection.
April 6, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Legislative Lowdown. The League of Women Voters of La Plata County presents an update on the 2019 legislative session with Sen. Don Coram and Rep. Barbara McLachlan.
April 8, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.: Bohjalian Book Club: Midwives. Get ready to celebrate Durango Public Library’s Literary Festival by joining us for a lively discussion of Chris Bohjalian’s “Midwives.”
April 9, 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.: Great Decisions: “Nuclear Negotiations: Back to the Future?”
April 9, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Adult Board Game Night. Find your gaming people and discover new board games.
April 9, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Bohjalian Book Club: “The Flight Attendant.” Get ready to celebrate Durango Public Library’s Literary Festival by joining us for a lively discussion of Chris Bohjalian’s “The Flight Attendant.”
April 10, 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.: Fired Up Stories. Preschool children and families join firefighters and EMTs from the Durango Fire and Rescue Authority for stories and safety tips.
April 10, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.: T(w)een Time: Mosaic Flower Pots. Drop in for activities just for tweens and teens (11-17). Come create a mosaic flower pot for your garden using old CDs, paints and other décor.
April 11, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.: Durango Public Library’s Literary Festival with Chris Bohjalian. This year’s Literary Festival keynote speaker is critically acclaimed, best-selling author Chris Bohjalian. The library will be hosting an evening with Mr. Bohjalian with beer, wine and hors d’oeuvre reception starting at 5:30 p.m. The author talk will start at 7 p.m. and will be followed by a book-signing. Maria’s Bookshop will be selling books at the event.
April 12, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.: STEAM Lab: CD Hovercraft. Build, explore, create and problem-solve. This week: Build and race a homemade hovercraft.
April 12, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Fort Lewis College Graduating Senior Creative Writing Reading. Fort Lewis College graduating writers will read and discuss their creative work. Each student will be introduced by FLC writing professors.
April 13, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: Sensory Storytime. Sensory Storytime is designed for children on the autism spectrum and families who are looking for a smaller, more adaptive library experience.
April 17, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.: T(w)een Time: Game Café. Drop in for activities just for tweens and teens (11-17).
April 17, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Durango Diaries Season 3: Bullying.
April 19, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.: STEAM Lab: Three Little Pigs Engineering. Build, explore, create, and problem solve – join us for fun STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) -based activities. This week: Build a house that can resist extreme weather and wolves.
April 23, 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.: Great Decisions: State of the State Department and Diplomacy. Great Decisions is co-sponsored by The League of Women Voters of La Plata County, The Durango Branch of the American Association of University Women & The Durango Public Library.
April 24, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.: T(w)een Time: Food Lab – Fruit Kabobs and Fruit Slushes. Drop in for activities just for tweens and teens (11-17). Bring a friend or two. Come make fruit kabobs and fruit slushes for a refreshing afternoon snack.
April 25, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Indie Lens Pop-Up: Charm City. With grit, fury, and compassion, a group of police, citizens, community leaders and government officials grapple with the consequences of violence and try to reclaim their city’s future.
April 26, All day: Opioid Memorial Wall Display: To demonstrate the magnitude of the opioid crisis, an opioid memorial wall was created as part of the Lift The Label campaign.
April 26, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.: STEAM Lab: Perler Bead Tops. Build, explore, create and problem-solve – join us for fun STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) -based activities. This week, make a colorful and fun spinning top.
April 30, 6p.m. to 8 p.m.: Bears in your Backyard. Free wildlife webinar. Learn how to peacefully coexist with black bears.
Pine River LibraryLocated at 395 Bayfield Center Drive, in Bayfield. Contact: 884-2222, www.prlibrary.org.
Ongoing events (youth)
Mondays and Fridays, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.: Groove and Grow. Music, finger-plays, games, and more for infants and toddlers and their caregivers.
Mondays, 3:30-5 p.m.: Gamer Club: Come and celebrate all forms of gaming, table-top and electronic, all ages.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.: Crazy 8s Math Club. Crazy 8s is a recreational after-school math club that helps kids enjoy the math behind their favorite activities!
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.: Code Club. Learn computer programming skills through a series of tutorials and projects. Kids ages 8-18 can work toward building websites, video games, phone apps, animations and more, all the while learning how to become better problem-solvers and critical thinkers.
Wednesdays, 10:30 to 11 a.m.: Little Readers Storytime. Stories, songs, activities, and crafts for infants through preschoolers, but all ages welcome.
Thursday and Fridays, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.: Teen Time. After-school fun and snacks.
Ongoing events (adult)
Mondays, 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.: Morning Meditation for all. Drop-in, free, no experience necessary. Learn techniques to increase focus and reduce stress.
Mondays, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m: Yogalates. A perfect combo of yoga and Pilates principles.
Mondays, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Open Art Group. Come paint with local artist Susan Brightman. The library will be offering a weekly opportunity to paint in a group setting. Bring that painting you’ve been working on or start afresh. It’s always wonderful to get feedback from others.
Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.: Yoga for All. With a focus on proper alignment and modifications, but all levels welcome.
Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.: Yoga Flow. Postures put together to create yoga sequences.
Events by date
April 8, 10:30 a.m.: Spanish Conversation Hour. Join us for an hour of conversation en Español. Come practice your Spanish in an informal setting. All ages and language levels welcome.
April 8, 6 p.m.: Classic Movie Monday: “Blue, White and Perfect” (1942).
April 10, 10:30 a.m.: Death Cafe: A Death Cafe is a time and place where people come to share food, drink tea or coffee, and discuss death openly and honestly.
April 10, 2 p.m.: BookMarks Book Club: “The Poet X” by Elizabeth Acevedo.
April 9, 5:45 p.m.: Living Room Conversations. Join us for a facilitated discussion using the “Living Room Conversation” model.
April 9, 6:00 p.m.: Mindfulness Basics. This experiential class will teach you a variety of mindfulness techniques and how to use them in your everyday life. It will also examine the scientific evidence as to why and how mindfulness is so beneficial. Mindfulness coach Erin Easton will lead the class. For more details, visit her website at www.newleafpath.com.
April 15, 6 p.m.: Classic Movie Monday. “The Falcon Takes Over” (1942).
April 17, 6:15 p.m.: Regular monthly meeting of the library’s board of trustees.
April 18, 9 a.m.: Donuts with the Director. What does your library look like? Come chat with library Director Shelley Walchak about the library and how it can better meet your needs. Free donuts will be provided.
April 18, 10 a.m.: Friends of the Library Meeting. Regular monthly meeting of the Friends of the Library.
April 19, 1 p.m.: Crafternoons. It’s a crafting potluck! Bring an activity and supplies to share and join in communal crafting.
April 19, 7 p.m.: Sounds True Trio Concert. Durango’s Sounds True Trio will play a free jazz, soul and R&B performance at the library.
April 20, 8:45 a.m.: Saturday Yoga for All. Start the new year of feeling balanced and calm with this special Saturday yoga class taught by instructor Colleen Theobald. Focus on proper alignment and modifications, but all levels welcome. Ages 13 and up. $6.
April 22, 10:30 a.m.: Spanish Conversation Hour. Join us for an hour of conversation en Español. Come practice your Spanish in an informal setting. All ages and language levels welcome.
April 22, 6 p.m.: Classic Movie Monday. “Mr. Moto’s Gamble” (1938).
April 24, 10:30 a.m: Conscious Elder Wisdom Circle: This is the beginning of an ongoing gathering of elder men and women who understand that a lifetime of experience, lessons learned and knowledge gained gives them wisdom worth sharing with others. Elders and soon-to-be-elders are welcome to participate.
April 26, 6 p.m.: Fresh from the Theaters: “Aquaman.” Join us for a recently released film fresh from the theater screens for free at the library. Free popcorn will be provided.
April 29, 6 p.m.: Classic Movie Monday. “The Hound of the Baskervilles” (1939).
April 30, 6 p.m.: Bears in Your Backyard. Lean how to peacefully co-exist with black bears. Presented by Bear Smart Durango.
May 1, 6 p.m.: Building Your Garden Soil. If you build it, they will come. Get some helpful tips on how we as gardeners can create a thriving soil in an otherwise challenging environment. With Darrin Parameter, county director and horticulture agent for the La Plata County CSU Extension Office.
May 2, 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.
May 3, 6 p.m.: Family First Friday: Game Night. There will be card games, board games and family games of all kinds. Play old favorites and learn new ones, including Candy Land, Exploding Kittens, Sushi GO!, Chutes & Ladders, Yahtzee, Connect Four and more. Feel free to bring your own favorites with you to share or just come as you are and play one of the library’s games.
Ignacio Community LibraryLocated at 470 Goddard Ave., in Ignacio. Contact: 563-9287, www.ignaciolibrary.org.
Ongoing events (youth)
Mondays, 4 p.m.: Anime Club. Join us for Anime Club for an anime showing and a cultural activity. Due to the content of the shows, all participants must be in middle school or older.
Tuesdays, 4 p.m.: Inklings book club. Join third- to fifth-grade Inklings for snacks and reading.
Tuesdays in April, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Art Class: Drawing Exercises. This art class is focused on drawing. Pre-register at the front desk. There is a fee of $20.
Wednesdays, 10 a.m.: Storytime. Join stories, songs, puppets and more that encourage early-literacy-skill development in young children.
Wednesdays, 2 p.m.: Teen cafe for grades 6-12. A place to play games, do homework, make crafts, relax with friends and have fun.
Wednesdays, 2 pm.: MakerSpace: Join us for a fun and creative activity in ICL’s Maker Space.
Thursdays, 4 p.m.: Kidz Klub. Elementary kids are invited to join us for Kidz Klub. Science experiments, games, art, snacks and exploring are just a few of the things you can expect to experience in Kidz Klub.
Saturdays, 11 a.m.: MakerSpace. Join us for a fun and creative activity in ICL’s Maker Space.
Sundays 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.: ICL Open Maker Space and Idea Lab. C’mon down to the ICL to make your ideas come to form. We have equipment to make slide images digital and VHS tape to digital. Not to mention, we have a 3D printer, information on patents and much more.
Ongoing events (adult)
Tuesdays, 1 p.m.: Knitters. Knitters work on projects, socialize and share ideas. Open to all.
Tuesdays in April, 5:30 p.m.: Growing Readers Together. Are you or do you know a child care provider for family, friends or neighbors? ICL has received a grant called Growing Readers Together that allows us to offer five free classes for child care providers that include training and take-home materials and supplies. For more information, call Hannah at 563-9287.
Thursdays, 10 a.m.: Career and technical drop-in support.
Thursdays in April, 5:30 p.m.: Intro to Mindfulness and Meditation Class.
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.
Sundays, first and third of the month, 2 p.m.: ICL Writers’ Group. Join our friendly group of writers.
Events by date
April 8, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Mystery Book Club.
April 8, 1:30 p.m.: Friends of the Library Meeting.
April 11, 10 a.m.: Open office hours with county Commissioner Julie Westendorff.
April 12, 3:45 p.m. to 5 p.m.: Free legal clinic. Advanced registration for the Legal Clinic is required. To sign up, call 563-9287.
April 13, 2 p.m.: Karakuri Puppet Making Class.
April 15: 5:30 p.m.: Spring clean your computer class. Please bring the computer you would like to organize and/or delete files on to the class with you.
April 17, 6:15 p.m.: Board of Trustees Meeting.
April 18, 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Film showing of “Avatar.”
Mancos Public LibraryLocated at 211 W. First Street, Mancos
Contact: 533-7600, www.mancoslibrary.org
Ongoing events (youth)
Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: Storytime in English and Spanish each Tuesday in the children’s room. Open to children birth to 6 years old, we will share stories, sing songs, build early literacy skills and play.
Wednesdays, 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.: After-school program for kids 1st-5th grade. Join us as we explore art, science, stories, outdoor and living skills activities.
Fridays, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.: (K-3 grades) and 11 a.m. to noon (4-5 grades): Science Fridays. We are excited to collaborate with The PowerHouse Science Center and Montezuma School to Farm Project to offer Science Friday classes at the library. All classes will be taught at the Mancos Public Library.
Ongoing events (Teens)
Third Friday of each month, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.: Teen Game Nights.
First Saturday of each month, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.: Teen Cafe. A variety of teen activities will be provided. Keep in touch with what’s going on via the teens’ website: www.teens.mancoslibrary.org.
Events by Date (Adults)
April 13, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.: Introduction to Windows 10. Take a hands-on tour of the newest Microsoft operating system. Laptops will be provided or you can bring your own. This is a free class, but those interested are asked to sign up at the library or by calling (979) 533-7600.
April 29, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Word Processing Basics. Learn the basics of creating, editing, and saving. Laptops will be provided or you can bring your own. This class will be using Microsoft Word. This is a free class, but those interested are asked to sign up at the library or by calling (979) 533-7600.