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.
Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.: Toddler Storytime. Stories, songs, rhymes and other activities for children ages 2-3. Storytime lasts about 30 minutes, with a craft afterward.
Fridays, 10:30 a.m.: Preschool Storytime. Stories, songs, rhymes and other activities for children ages 3-5.
All month long: National Novel Writing Month at Durango Public Library. Participants attempt to write a 50,000-word manuscript between Nov. 1 and Nov. 30. The library will provide a designated space for writers all month on the second floor in the reading room.
Events by date
Nov. 1, 3:30 p.m.: STEAM Lab: Lego club. STEAM- based activities. This week: Lego Club. Follow the daily challenge or get creative with your own idea.
Nov. 6, 10:30 a.m.: Early Literacy Playdate. Explore early literacy and learning through hands-on sensory activities. For children ages 0-5. First Wednesday of every month.
Nov. 6, 4 p.m.: Teen Time. Trivia. For middle and high schoolers. A selection of trivia based on books, pop culture, science and more. Prizes for first- and second-place winners.
Nov. 6, 6 p.m.: Durango Diaries: Photography. Three photographers will share the stories behind their favorite photographs and how they work to create the perfect frame. Storytellers will include: Allison Ragsdale, Frank Comisar and Jerry McBride.
Nov. 7, 8 a.m.: Starting Your Own Business seminar. A 5-hour seminar about various aspects of starting a business. Speakers: Mary Shepherd, Jack Llewellyn, Paul Broderick, Coelene O’Kane, John Lopez, Lindsey Nicholson, Ben Frihauf and Brian Rose. Register online ($25 fee).
Nov. 8, 3:30 p.m.: STEAM Lab: Catapults. Using craft sticks, create a catapult and practice launching it.
Nov. 9, 10:30 a.m.: Sensory Storytime. 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.
Nov. 11: Library closed all day for holiday.
Nov. 12, 6 p.m.: Adult board game night. For ages 17 and older.
Nov. 13, 4 p.m.: Teen Time: Slime. For middle and high schoolers. Choose a recipe and make slime. Recipes and ingredients provided.
Nov. 13, 6 p.m.: Money Management: Investing 101. Learn the difference between earned and passive income, the money tree and how it can grow, saving and goal setting tips for faster results.
Nov. 15, 9:30 a.m.: Friends of the Library book sale.
Nov. 15, 3:30 p.m.: STEAM Lab: Dinosaur Skeletons. Be a paleontologist and assemble a dinosaur skeleton.
Nov. 16, 9:30 a.m.: Friends of the Library book sale.
Nov. 20, 4 p.m.: Teen Time: Pizza Party. Build, cook and eat pizzas. Gluten-free crusts available.
Nov. 20, 6 p.m.: Durango Diaries: Forever Young. As the population ages, no one seems to be slowing down. Hear from three retirees who are still pursing active lifestyles. Storytellers will include National Senior Games swimmer Kathy Kronwall, 82; Pilates teacher Diane Legner, 80; and skiing expert Major Lefebvre, 70.
Nov. 22, 3:30 p.m.: STEAM Lab: Snowflakes. Make paper snowflakes, craft a snowflake out of geometric shapes or 3D materials. Focus on creating symmetrical patterns found in nature.
Nov. 23, 11 a.m.: International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day. Survivors may come together to find connection, understanding and hope through their shared experience. An AFSP-produced documentary that offers a message of growth, resilience and connection will be featured.
Nov. 27: Library will close at 5:30 p.m.
Nov. 28-29: Library closed all day for the holiday.
Pine River Library395 Bayfield Center Drive, Bayfield, 884-2222, www.prlibrary.org.Ongoing events (youth)
Mondays, 3:30 p.m.: Gamer Club. All forms of gaming, table-top and electronic, all ages.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.: Groove & Grow. Music, fingerplays, games and more for infants and toddlers and their caregivers.
Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.: Little Readers Storytime. Stories, songs, activities and crafts for infants through preschoolers.
Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m.: Crazy Eights Math Club (K-2). A recreational after-school math club.
Thursdays, 10 a.m.: Caregiver Cafe. Visit with other parents, grandparents and caregivers during this open playtime for all ages
Thursdays, 3:30 p.m.: STEAM with Ms. Summer. Designed primarily for third through fifth grades. All ages welcome.
Fridays, 10:30 a.m.: Alphabet Art for toddlers and preschoolers: Meet the ABCs in a playful, process art class designed for early learners.
Fridays, 3:30 p.m.: After School Awesome. Snacks, stories, history, art, science, outdoor and life skills activities. Kindergarten through fifth grade.
Ongoing events (Teens)
Every third Tuesday, 3:30 p.m.: Robotics. Explore the world of robots and coding with Spherobots, Ozobots and Cubelets.
Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m.: Code Club. Learn how to code in Java, Scratch and more with online resources such as Codeacademy and Khan Academy.
Thursdays, 3:30 p.m.: Pop-Up Programs. The library provides the stuff and teens make up the program.
Fridays, 3:30 p.m.: Food Fridays. The library will put together after-school food programs to help young people learn about budgeting, food nutrition and making creative and diverse dishes.
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
Nov. 2, 8:45 a.m.: Saturday Yoga for All. Taught by instructor Colleen Theobald. All levels welcome. Ages 13 and older. $6.
Nov. 4, 6 p.m.: Classic Movie Monday: “We’re Not Married” (1952).
Nov. 6, 6 p.m.: Know Before You Go Avalanche Awareness Class. Friends of the San Juans will present a 90-minute awareness class and workshop discussion.
Nov. 10, 3 p.m.: Simple Gifts: A Celebration of the American Spirit. A musical salute to America’s Veterans with Guest Conductor Dr. Thomas O’Neal. $10 at the door.
Nov. 11, 10:30 a.m.: Spanish Conversation Hour. Practice Spanish in an informal setting. All ages and language levels welcome.
Nov. 11, 6 p.m.: Classic Movie Monday: “Operation Mad Ball” (1957).
Nov. 13, 10:30 a.m.: Death Cafe. A time and place where people come to share food, drink tea or coffee and discuss death openly and honestly.
Nov. 13, 2 p.m.: BookMarks Book Club. “Half Broke Horses” by Jeanette Walls.
Nov. 13, 6 p.m.: Healthy Substitutions for Holiday Cooking class with Nicole Clark, R.D., Family & Consumer Agent CSU Extension, La Plata County. To register, call 884-2222, ext. 510.
Nov. 14, 1 p.m.: Crafternoons. Bring an activity and supplies to share and join in communal crafting.
Nov. 16, 12 p.m.: Scrapbooking 101. Learn the basics of preserving memories through this popular medium. $10 supply fee. Preregister by Nov. 8 by calling 884-2222, ext. 510.
Nov. 18, 6 p.m.: “The Jackpot” (1950).
Nov. 19, 10 a.m.: Card making at the Pine River Senior Center. Create two beautiful handmade cards. Free.
Nov. 19, 3:30 p.m.: Teen Robotics. Explore the world of robots and coding with Spherobots, Ozobots and Cubelets.
Nov 19, 5:45 p.m.: Living Room Conversations. Relationships over Politics: Connecting with Friends and Family. A facilitated discussion using the “Living Room Conversation” model.
Nov. 19, 6 p.m.: Digital Skills for Everyday Tasks. Learn how to manage work and life tasks more effectively using Google tools. Have a Google account set up before class or arrive 15 minutes early for help setting up one. To register, call the library at 884-2222, ext. 510.
Nov. 20, 6:15 p.m.: Monthly meeting of the library’s Board of Trustees.
Nov. 21, 10 a.m.: Friends of the Library regular meeting.
Nov. 21, 10 a.m.: County Commissioner Julie Westendorff public office hours. Details: 382-6219.
Nov. 22, 6 p.m.: Fresh from the Theaters: “Toy Story 4” (2019). Free popcorn.
Nov. 25, 10:30 a.m.: Spanish Conversation Hour. Practice Spanish in an informal setting. All ages and language levels welcome.
Nov. 25, 6 p.m.: Classic Movie Monday: “Father’s Little Dividend” (1951).
Nov. 28 and 29: Library closed for Thanksgiving holiday.
Makena Piel is Pine River Library’s teen of the month. Makena brings a wonderful enthusiasm and personality to the library.
Ignacio Community Library
470 Goddard Ave., Ignacio, 563-9287, www.ignaciolibrary.org.Ongoing events (youth)
Sundays, 11 a.m., Wednesdays, 2 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m.: ICL MakerSpace. Be crafty and creative and learn about making various projects. Open to all.
Tuesdays, 10 a.m., Oct. 15-Nov. 12: ICL Art Class. Join local artists for a pastel class.
Tuesdays, 4 p.m.: Inklings: ICL’s book club for young readers, grades three through five. Snacks provided.
Wednesdays, 10 a.m.: Storytime. Stories, songs, puppets and more that encourage development of early literacy skills.
Wednesdays, 2 p.m.: Teen Cafe. An open space for children in grades six through 12.
Thursdays, 3:45 p.m.: Kidz Klub. Enjoy science experiments, games, snacks and more. Kindergarten-fifth grade. Elementary school ages.
Ongoing events (adult)
Tuesdays, 1 p.m.: Knitters. An open group for anyone interested in knitting, crocheting or other fiber art.
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.
Fridays 10 a.m.: Open Art Studio. Work on art-related projects with other local artists.
Events by date
Nov. 7, 5:30 p.m.: The Writers’ Group: Meet a local group of writers at the ICL. Share and/or improve writing skills.
Nov. 9, 10 a.m.: Winter Clothing Swap. Swap out unwanted articles of clothing for new threads as winter approaches. Bring gently used clothing to the library and go home with some brand-new-to-you items for free.
Nov. 14, 5:30 p.m.: San Juan String Band Showcase. The official San Juan Public Lands Center old-time string band will combine a passion for both music and environmental awareness. All ages.
Nov. 16, 10 a.m.: Holiday Glass Etching Class. The workshop will use the art of glass etching with cream to give glass baking dishes their own special style. Bring a own glass (dish, cup, jar, etc.). Other materials will be provided. For 16 and older.
Nov. 18, 5:30 p.m.: The Book Sisters. An evening for women gathering to let their hair down, make new friends and enjoy discovering a new book. Potluck soup or salad. The book of the month is “Shanghai Girls” by Lisa See.
Nov. 18, 11:30 a.m.: Mystery Book Club. Enjoy lunch and a mystery. Lunch provided by the library. The book of the month is “The Woman in the Window” by A.J Finn.
Farmington Public Library
2102 Farmington Ave., Farmington (505) 599-1270, www.infoway.org.Ongoing events
Alternating Mondays, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays, 9:30 a.m.: Library adventure for school groups.
Mondays, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays, 10:30 a.m.: Storytime for ages 5 and younger.
Mondays, 9 a.m.: Resumé and Interview Workshops. Provides detailed explanations, as well as step-by-step processes, for creating an effective resumé. Ages 13 and older.
Mondays, 2 p.m.: I Can Read Series Book Club. Ages 5 to 8.
Mondays, 2 p.m.: Storytime: Who Was series. Toddlers through third grade.
Mondays, 2:30 p.m.: Kids Movie. Toddlers through third grade.
Tuesdays, 4 p.m.: Teen Tech Tuesday. Ages 13-19.
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 10 a.m.: Computer Class: On Demand Training. Computer classes on a variety of programs and skills. Register online.
Wednesdays 6:30 p.m.: Technology labs. Learn how to work with the Library Maker Space technology. Ages 13 and older.
Thursdays, 4 p.m.: Drop-in tech help.
First Saturday, October-April, 11 a.m.: Guys Read. Dads, brothers, big brothers welcome, using Guys Read recommended books. Boys 8-12 years old.
Events by date
Nov. 1, 3:30 p.m.: Dia de Los Muertos. Get ready for football. Face painting and stickers in the Teen Zone. Paint a sugar skull. Ages 13-19.
Nov. 6, 1 p.m.: Afternoon Delight Book Group. Ages 18 and older.
Nov. 7, 6 p.m.: Mayor’s Teen Advisory Council. Invitation to teens age 12-18 to join the teen council and provide input on teen programming and to discuss teen issues in the community.
Nov. 9, 11 a.m.: Holly-DIY Make Do Fair. Holiday crafts and random drawings.
Nov. 11, 11:11: Veterans Day Celebration. Shiprock Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will hold a flag presentation and posting of the colors. Screening of “They Shall Not Grow Old” documentary.
Nov. 11, 5:30 p.m.: Storytelling: Animal tales and the lessons they teach us with Susi Spirita Wolf.
Nov. 14, 6 p.m.: Trivia Night. Trivia on a variety of subjects. Win prizes. Bring a team of 3-4 people, or join a group.
Nov. 19, 4 p.m.: Farmington Public Library Foundation Board meeting.
Nov. 19, 6 p.m.: Relax and Thrive Health Series: The pitfalls of getting older. Partners Assisted Living Services will give a presentation on why people fall as they get older, all the contributing factors, plus a few possibly not considered.
Nov. 19, 6 p.m.: Tuesday Club Mystery Book Group. “The Lying Game” by Ruth Ware.
Nov. 21, 5 p.m.: Relax and Thrive: Come Color with Us. An evening of anti-stress adult coloring. Win prizes and enjoy refreshments. Coloring supplies provided.
Nov. 21, 6 p.m.: Reel Readers: Read the book, see the movie. Watch “If Beale Street Could Talk.” Bring a brown-bag dinner.
Nov. 22, 10 a.m.: Friends Book Group. “The Bartender’s Tale” by Ivan Doig. Ages 18 and older.
Nov. 25-27, 10 a.m.: Minecraft. 10 tickets available for each one-hour session. First-come, first-serve basis. Each player must have their own library card in good standing.
Nov. 25-27, 10 a.m.: Thanksgiving Break in the Teen Zone. Movie and snacks.
Nov. 25-27, 11 a.m.: Kids movie. Preschool through sixth grade.
Nov. 25-27, 11 a.m.: STEM and activities/crafts. Preschool through sixth grade.
Nov. 25-27, 1 p.m.: Thanksgiving Break in the Teen Zone. Gaming tournament.
Nov. 25-27, 1 p.m.: Girls Who Code. Free computer science learning opportunities to the community. Third through 12th grade.
Nov. 28-30: Library closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.