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.
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 craft afterwards.
Fridays, 10:30 a.m.: Preschool Storytime. Stories, songs, rhymes, and other activities perfect for children ages 3-5. Storytime lasts about 30 minutes with a 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
July 3, 10:30 a.m.: Early Literacy Playdate. Hands-on sensory activities. Move, build, play and create. For children ages 0-5.
July 4, all day: Closed for the holiday.
July 9, 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.: Summer Reading Show. Ann Lincoln will present a fun blend of magic, comedy and animal helpers. Free and open to the public.
July 9, 6 p.m.: Adult Board Game Night. Find your gaming people and discover new board games.
July 10, 10 a.m.: Fired Up Stories. Join firefighters and EMTs from the Durango Fire and Rescue Authority for stories and safety tips. Storytime lasts about 45 minutes.
July 10, 2 p.m.: Great Garden Series. Create rock art with Melissa Kizior.
July 11, 1 p.m.: T(w)een Time: Far Out Trivia. Questions will cover space-themed movies, music, facts and more. Prizes for first and second place and snacks for all. Ages 11–17.
July 12, 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.: Friends of the Library book sale.
July 12, 1 p.m.: Lego Club. Build, create and play with the library’s Lego collection. Ages 5–12.
July 13, 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.: Friends of the Library Book sale.
July 13, 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.
July 16, 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.: Summer Reading Show: Salida Circus. Salida Circus will present juggling, music, magic and more. Free and open to the public.
July 16, 6 p.m.: Off Trail Wilderness Navigation and Staying Found. This course will help you successfully navigate off trail, regardless of the weather, and make adjustments because of avalanche danger, high water and other formidable obstacles. Free, but space is limited. Register online at www.offtrailnavigation.eventbrite.com.
July 18, 1 p.m.: T(w)een Time: Teen Iron Chef. Battle head-to-head with other teens to create a small appetizer, entree and dessert. Prizes for the winning team and runners-up. Limited to the first 24 people. Ages 11–17.
July 19, 1 p.m.: Kids’ Club: Moon Landers. Work as a team to design, build and test a NASA-worthy lander that can deliver astronauts safely on the moon. Ages 5-12.
July 23, 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.: Summer Reading Show: Steve Weeks. Weeks will present an interactive romp filled with music, humor and games. Free and open to the public.
July 24, 2 p.m.: Great Garden Series: Create oversized tissue paper flowers with Daisy Grice.
July 25, 1 p.m.: T(w)een Time: Galaxy Painting. Paint an intergalactic scene on either canvas or wood for a cool effect. Paints and canvases will be provided. Wear clothes that can get messy. Ages 11–17.
July 26, 1 p.m.: Lego Club. Build, create and play with the library’s Lego collection. 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, tabletop 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. 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.
Wednesdays, 2 a.m.: Open Art Studio. Open to any level. No instruction provided. The goal is to critique each other’s work, learn from critique and paint in an encouraging environment. Hosted by Susan Brightman and Carol Silldorff.
Thursdays, 8 a.m.: Yoga flow. Learn about postures that create yoga sequences.
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July 8, 10:30 a.m.: Spanish Conversation Hour. Practice Spanish in an informal setting. All ages and language levels welcome.
July 8, 6 p.m.: Classic Movie Monday: “Cincinnati Kid” (1965).
July 10, 2 p.m.: BookMarks Book Club. “The Immortalists” by Chloe Benjamin.
July 11, 1 p.m.: It Is Rocket Science. For kindergarten to fifth grade. Science experiments, engineering challenges, design projects and more.
July 11, 6 p.m.: Music in the Mountains free outdoor chamber concert. Bring a chair or blanket.
July 12, 6 p.m.: Family Movie: “Home” (2015). Free popcorn.
July 13, 12 p.m.: Scrapbooking Time. Work on your projects in this open scrapbooking session. Share tips, techniques and project ideas. Open to all.
July 13, 1 p.m.: Astronaut Training. Take the astronaut training challenge. Meet weekly for training sessions and briefings then head outside to train. Wear comfortable, exercise clothes and good sneakers and bring sunblock and water bottle.
July 15, 6 p.m.: Classic Movie Monday: “The Hustler” (1961).
July 17, 6:15 p.m.: Library’s Board of Trustees regular monthly meeting.
July 18, 9 a.m.: Donuts with the Director. Chat with library Director Shelley Walchak about the library and how it can better meet community needs. Free doughnuts.
July 19, 1 p.m.: Crafternoons. Bring an activity and supplies to share and join in communal crafting.
July 20, 1 p.m.: Summer STREAM Final Party. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing. The original landing footage will be projected on the big screen. Launch rockets and have fun with hands-on science experiments and arts and crafts projects. Bring a towel and swimsuit for the water features. Free hot dogs and snacks for all. STREAM program prizes with be drawn for children, teens and adults.
July 22, 10:30 a.m.: Spanish Conversation Hour: Practice Spanish in an informal setting. All ages and language levels welcome.
July 22, 6 p.m.: Classic Movie Monday: “Murder, My Sweet” (1944).
July 23, 10 a.m.: Card Making at the Senior Center. Create two beautiful handmade cards. Free.
July 24 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. Share and deepen the wisdom learned, enrich the lives of families, friends, community and the world. Elders and soon-to-be-elders are welcome.
July 25, 5:45 p.m.: Living Room Conversations: Freedom. Freedom is a key concept in America’s founding documents, but there are legitimate differing interpretations of what freedom means. Conversations increase understanding, reveal common ground and allow discussion of possible solutions.
July 28, 1 p.m.: Stillwater Musical BBQ in the Park. Music provided by adult bands from Stillwater Music, with a special performance from the Stillwater Telluride All Stars project. Barbecue, lunch, beer and wine available for purchase.
August 1, 7 p.m.: Community Acoustic Music Jam. Open to all levels and ages. The jam provides musicians a chance to learn, share and enjoy playing music with others in an informal setting. Bring a song to lead or play along.
Ignacio Community Library470 Goddard 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. Spend afternoons building Lego worlds at the library.
Wednesdays, 10 a.m.: Summer Reading. Activities and science experiments to go with the summer reading theme, “A Universe of Stories.”
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. 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. Ages 9 through adult.
Thursdays, 2 p.m.: Summer Reading Family Movie Series. Bring the family for a space-themed movie to watch together.
Fridays 10 a.m.: Open Art Studio. Work on art related projects with other local artists.
Saturdays, 10 a.m.: ICL MakerSpace. .
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July 8, 11:30 a.m.: Mystery Book Club. Lunch and discussion about the book of the month, “In Farleigh Field.” Guests will be invited to provide for a potluck this month. For more information, call 563-9287.
July 20, 11 a.m.: Space Shuttle Program. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing, the library will be hosting Lucinda Lounge, sister of the late astronaut John M. Lounge. Lucinda will share photos, memorabilia and objects that went into space from her brother’s three shuttle missions. All ages welcome.