Durango Public Library1900 East Third Ave., 375-3380, www.durangopubliclibrary.org.Ongoing events
Tuesdays, 2 p.m.: Baby Storytime. For infants to 18 months. 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. Stories, songs, rhymes and other fun activities for children ages 2-3. Storytime lasts about 30 minutes with a fun craft afterwards.
Fridays, 10:30 a.m.: Preschool Storytime. Stories, songs, rhymes, and other fun activities perfect for children ages 3-5. Storytime lasts about 30 minutes with a fun craft afterwards.
Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.: Demonstration Garden Tour with a docent. Weather permitting, there will be a docent on duty every Saturday at the gardens behind Durango Public Library.
Events by date
June 1, 11 a.m.: Summer Reading Kickoff Party. Games, food and other great activities to start off a summer of reading. Music will be performed by local favorites Six Dollar String Band.
June 4, 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.: Summer Reading Show: Rocky Mountain Puppets. Rocky Mountain Puppets will present an out of this world puppet show full of ventriloquism and laughs. This event is free and open to the public.
June 5, 10:30 a.m.: Early Literacy Playdate. Hands-on sensory activities. Move, build, play and create. For children ages 0-5.
June 5, 6 p.m.: Great Garden Series: Good Bugs versus Bad Bugs. Join Kami Larson for an evening discussion about bugs in your garden and learn the difference between garden helpers and harmful pests.
June 6, 1 p.m.: T(w)een Time: Pizza Box Solar Ovens. Trap heat from the sun to cook s’mores in a self-constructed solar oven. We will provide materials for you to build your own solar oven. Materials are limited to only make 20 ovens, but there will be food for all. Ages 11-17.
June 7, 11 a.m.: River Walk Book Talk. Talk about books while strolling along the river trail. Meet up in front of the main library entrance and we will start walking at 11:10 a.m. Strollers and pets on leashes welcome.
June 7, 1 p.m.: Lego Club. Build, create and play with the library’s Lego collection. Ages 5-12.
June 8, 10:30 a.m.: Sensory Storytime. Designed for children on the autism spectrum and families who are looking for a smaller, more adaptive library experience. Storytime is 30 minutes followed by sensory activities.
June 11, 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.: Summer Reading Show: Mad Science. Mad Science will present an action-packed and interactive show all about the wonders of space. Free and open to the public.
June 11, 6 p.m.: Adult Board Game Night. Find your gaming people and discover new board games.
June 12, 10:30 a.m.: Fired Up Stories. Preschool children and families join firefighters and EMTs from Durango Fire and Rescue Authority for stories and safety tips. Storytime lasts about 45 minutes.
June 13, 1 p.m.: T(w)een Time: Galaxy Tie-Dye. Tie-dye a colorful galactic scene on something white or a star-filled sky on something black. Bring a black or white piece of clothing (or two) to dye and wear clothes that can get messy. We will have limited shirts available if you need something to tie-dye. Ages 11-17.
June 14, 1 p.m: Kids’ Club: Galaxy Slime. Make a slimy substance that is out of this world. Ages 5-12.
June 18, 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.: Summer Reading Show: Denver Kid Magic. Denver Kid Magic will present a show full of magic and wonder. Free and open to the public.
June 19, 6 p.m.: Great Garden Series: Revolutionize your landscape and hydrate your land. Despite being fully legal in the state of Colorado, small-scale passive rainwater harvesting earthworks and rain gardens are underusedin our area. Join Eva Montane and learn all the ways to passively capture and collect monsoon rainwater.
June 20, 1 p.m.: T(w)een Time: Fizzy Bottle Rockets. Compete to see who can create the biggest chemical reaction and make the highest flying bottle rocket. Experiment with various sized bottles, hot, cold and warm water, and different amounts of Alka Seltzer tablets. Prizes for the highest flying rockets, and snacks for all. Ages 11-17.
June 21, 11 a.m.: River Walk Book Talk. Talk about books while strolling along the river trail. Meet in front of the main library entrance and we will start walking at 11:10 a.m. Strollers and pets on leashes welcome.
June 21, 1 p.m.: Lego Club. Build, create and play with the library’s Lego collection. Ages 5-12.
June 25, 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.: Summer Reading Show: Drum Safari. Drum Safari will present a high-energy musical romp everyone can participate in. Free and open to the public.
June 27, 1 p.m.: T(w)een Time: Intergalactic Space Globes. Make a spiraling galaxy in a globe you can take home. Ages 11-17.
June 28, 1 p.m.: Kids’ Club: Upcycled Rocket Ships. Build a rocket ship using upcycled materials. Everything needed to build and decorate your rocket will be provided – paint, stickers and more. Ages 5-12.
Pine River Library395 Bayfield Center Drive, Bayfield, 884-2222, www.prlibrary.org.Ongoing events (youth)
Mondays, 2 p.m.: Galactic Gamer Club. Celebrate all forms of gaming, table-top and electronic. All ages welcome.
Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.: Space Jam Music, finger-plays, games and more for infants and toddlers and their caregivers.
Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m and Saturdays, 12:30 p.m.: Little Space Explorers. Art and science exploration. Enjoy hands-on, process art and simple science experiments for toddlers and preschoolers. Older siblings welcome.
Tuesdays through Fridays, 2 to 4 p.m.: Teen STREAM. Movies, snacks, gaming, cooking experiments, pingpong, disc golf, basketball and more. On Tuesdays, learn how to code.
Ongoing events (adult)
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, 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.
Thursdays, 8 a.m.: Yoga flow. Learn about postures that create yoga sequences.
Events by date
June 3, 6 p.m.: Classic Movie Monday: “Angels in the Outfield” (1951).
June 4, 5:30 p.m.: Artist Reception: Glen Tinnin. Meet local photographer Glenn Tinnin and enjoy refreshments while looking at his art on display at the library.
June 6, 1 p.m.: It Is Rocket Science. Join other kids from kindergarten to fifth grade for science experiments, engineering challenges, design projects and more as we learn what actually is rocket science.
June 6, 6 p.m.: Throwback Thursday Movie: “Space Jam.” Watch this ’90s classic on the big screen, featuring Bugs Bunny and Michael Jordan playing intergalactic basketball. Free popcorn.
June 7, 2 p.m.: Teen Forensics Day. Join our search and recovery experts from Fort Lewis College and learn how to walk potential crime scenes. Flag evidence, learn the difference between human and non-human remains, build a biological profile and more. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 7, 6 p.m.: Family First Friday: Outdoor Art Under the Stars. Family First Friday continues for families of all ages, shapes and sizes. This month, join us in the park for a family night of outdoor art activities inspired by our Summer Program theme of “A Universe of Stories.”
June 8, 12 p.m.: Scrapbooking Time. Work on your projects with us in this open scrapbooking time. “Scrapbook old memories while creating new memories.” An opportunity to gather together in friendship to share tips, techniques and project ideas. Open to all.
June 8, 2 p.m.: Astronaut Training. Take the Astronaut Training challenge. Weekly training sessions will meet inside the library for official training briefing and then go outside to train. Wear comfortable exercise clothes and good sneakers, bring a water bottle and sunblock.
June 10, 10:30 a.m.: Spanish Conversation Hour. Join us for an hour of conversation en Español. Practice Spanish in an informal setting. All ages and language levels welcome.
June 10, 10:30 a.m.: Mad Science Space Adventures. Mad Science has been bringing science education to millions of children for more than 25 years. They will bring their mad summer space adventures to the library for a unique, hands-on science experience.
June 10, 6 p.m.: Classic Movie Monday: “Damn Yankees” (1958).
June 11, 10:30 a.m.: Beginning Watercolors. Six weeks of basic watercolor techniques. Participants will make color charts; create washes and gradations with pigment and water; work on basic composition techniques; and finish with a project. All the necessary materials are provided. Cost is $90 per student or $35 per student if you have supplies. Price includes watercolor paints, brushes, brush holder, watercolor paper, gator board and a palette. To register, call 884-2222, ext. 510.
June 12, 2 p.m.: BookMarks Book Club. “Swamplandia!” by Karen Russell.
June 13, 1 p.m.: Astronaut training.
June 13, 6 p.m.: Space Age Arts and Crafts. Families of all ages, shapes and sizes are welcome to join us at these fun, creative space-themed arts and craft nights.
June 14, 6 p.m.: Family Movie. Join Lewis and Wilbur in the Community Room for “Meet the Robinsons” (2007). Free popcorn.
June 15, 2 p.m.: It Is Rocket Science activity.
June 17, 6 p.m.: Classic Movie Monday: “The Great American Pastime” (1956).
June 18, 10:30 a.m.: Beginning Watercolors class.
June 18, 5:45 p.m.: Living Room Conversations: Free Speech. A facilitated discussion using the “Living Room Conversation” model. Living Room Conversations are a conversational bridge across issues that divide and separate. These conversations increase understanding, reveal common ground and may even allow us to discuss possible solutions.
June 19, 8 a.m.: Open Art Studio. Open to any level. Instruction not provided. The goal is to critique each other’s work, learn from the critiques and paint in an encouraging environment. Susan Brightman and Carol Silldorff, both experienced artists, will host the session.
June 19, 6:15 p.m.: Regular monthly meeting of the library’s board of trustees.
June 20, 9 a.m.: Doughnuts with the Director. What does your library look like? Talk with Director Shelley Walchak about the library and how it can better meet your needs. Free doughnuts.
June 20, 1 p.m.: Fantastic Flight with Science Matters. How do airplanes stay in the air? How do rockets blast off? What is lift? You will find out the answers to these questions and more as we experiment with flight and the factors that helped humans get off the ground more than 100 years ago in this program from Science Matters.
June 20, 2 p.m.: Teen Robotics. Join Science Matters and build robots using Cubelets Robot Blocks.
June 20, 6 p.m.: Throwback Thursday Movie: “Fifth Element.” Watch the ’90s cult film on the big screen. Free popcorn.
June 21, 1 p.m.: Crafternoons. Bring an activity and supplies to share and join in communal crafting.
June 21, 6 p.m.: Build Your Own Rocket Ship. Have you ever wanted to design your own rocket ship? Families of all ages, shapes and sizes are invited. Build and decorate the best cardboard rocket ships Bayfield has ever seen.
June 22, 1 p.m.: Family Field Day in the park and BBQ potluck. An afternoon of outdoor fun in the park. Try your hand at pickleball, pingpong, Frisbee golf and more. The library will provide free hot dogs and drinks, and all are invited to bring their favorite BBQ side dish or dessert to share.
June 24, 10:30 a.m.: Spanish Conversation Hour. All ages and language levels welcome.
June 24, 6 p.m.: Classic Movie Monday: “The Natural” (1984).
June 25, 10 a.m.: Card Making at the Senior Center. Create two beautiful handmade cards. Free.
June 25, 10:30 a.m.: Beginning Watercolors class.
June 26, 8 a.m.: Open Art Studio. Hosted by Susan Brightman and Carol Silldorff.
June 26, 10:30 a.m.: Conscious Elder Wisdom Circle. A 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. We will have an opportunity together to share and explore a variety of topics and becoming a community of like-minded elders. Come together, share and deepen the wisdom we’ve learned, enrich the lives of each other and in turn, do so for our families, friends, community and even the world at large. Elders and soon-to-be-elders are welcome to participate.
June 27, 1 p.m.: Astronaut Training.
June 27, 6 p.m.: Space Age Arts and Crafts activity.
June 28, 6 p.m.: Intergalactic Family Dance Party. Get your space-age groove on at our Family Dance Party for families of all ages, shapes and sizes. Bring your out-of-this-world moves and show us what you’ve got.
June 29, 1 p.m.: Self-Defense 101. Learn the basics of self-defense with this two-hour class. Shiann Swapp, BJJ purple belt and kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor at the Durango Martial Arts Academy, will teach the course. This is a free class, but donations are welcome. To register, call 884-2222. ext. 510.
June 29, 2 p.m.: It Is Rocket Science activity.
Ignacio Community LibraryGoddard Ave., Ignacio, 563-9287, www.ignaciolibrary.org.Ongoing events (youth)
Sundays, 11 a.m.: ICL MakerSpace. Be crafty and creative and learn about making various projects. Open to all.
Mondays, 2 p.m.: Lego Time. Beat the summer heat and spend your afternoons building your own Lego worlds at the library.
Tuesdays, at 10 a.m.: Colored Pencil Art Class. This class will last two months and will be centered around the use of colored pencils. There are a limited number of slots available left for this class, as there is a fee and supply list. If interested, call the ICL for more information.
Wednesdays, 2 p.m.: ICL MakerSpace. Be crafty and creative and learn about making various projects. Open to all.
Thursdays, 10 a.m.: Career and Tech Support. If you need assistance applying for jobs, writing resumes, navigating Google accounts or learning more about your smartphone and/or computer. Sign up is not required, but may reduce wait time.
Thursdays, 12:30 p.m.: Games. Board games, card games and dice games are available for you to enjoy, so bring your friends and have some fun.
Thursdays, 2 p.m.: Summer Reading Family Movie Series. Bring the family on Thursday evenings for a good movie to watch together.
Saturdays, 10 a.m.: ICL MakerSpace. Be crafty and creative and learn about making various projects. Open to all.
Ongoing events (adult)
Tuesdays, 1 p.m.: Knitters. Open group for anyone interested in knitting, crocheting or other fiber art.
Fridays, 10 a.m.: Open Art Studio. Work on your art-related projects with other local artists.
Events by date
June 1, 11 a.m.: “Chasing Denali” author visit. ICL will host Jon Waterman, mountaineer and author of “Chasing Denali.” He’ll share images, video and stories about his climbing adventures and shed light on the famous mountain climbing mystery of Denali.
June 4, 5:30 p.m.: Container Gardening Class. Darrin Parmenter from the Colorado State University’s Extension Office for La Plata County will demonstrate how to garden using containers. No advanced registration is required, and there is no fee to attend this class.
June 5, 10 a.m.: Summer Reading Kickoff Party. Kick off summer 2019 with us at our summer reading, “A Universe of Stories” party. Blast off and get ready for space by training like an astronaut. Stay for a free BBQ lunch.
June 8, 3 p.m.: Hawaiian Hula Dance Demonstration. Hula dancers from the Ananda Foley Studio in Durango will perform for the ICL. The group will also give a presentation about aspects of Hawaiian culture that pertain to their dances, and attendees may also learn some basic dance moves. This event is perfect for the whole family as a kick off to summer.
June 12, 10 a.m.: Summer Reading. Star Lab Native American Constellations. Venture into our portable planetarium, Star Lab, and discover the constellations of the Native American skies.
June 13, 10: La Plata County Commissioner Julie Westendorff will hold public office hours at the Ignacio Community Library from 10 am to noon in the upstairs Board Room. Community members are encouraged to stop by and share their ideas.
June 15, 2 p.m.: Learn Computer Graphics and Design. This program will highlight various graphic and design software. Topics will include uses, file types, the learning process and examples in Inkscape and Tinkercad.
June 17, 5:30 p.m.: Online Privacy Class. Tools and recommendations to protect your privacy while using the internet. Bringing a computer to this class is optional, but doing so can be beneficial for practicing the techniques we discuss.
June 19, 10 a.m.: Summer Reading: Space Adventures Lab. Science Matters will bring its hands-on science lab: Space Adventures.
June 26, 10 a.m.: Summer Reading: Make Moon Rocks. Out of this world galaxy painting and moon rocks.