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September library events

Durango Public Library

1900 East Third Ave. Contact: 375-3380, www.durangopubliclibrary.org.

Events by date

Sept. 1, 4 p.m.: Outside Teen Time - Game Café. Games and tech after school.

Sept. 1, 5:30 p.m.: Word Honey at The Hive, 1150 Main Ave., Suite A. Free poetry workshop. All ages welcome.

Sept.1, 6 p.m.: History Live Book Club – “The Soul of America.” Discuss how past leaders like Dwight Eisenhower navigated crisis and tension, and how to apply history’s lessons to remain hopeful for the future.

Sept. 2, 10:30 a.m.: Outside Family Storytime. Stories, songs, rhymes and activities for children ages 0 to 5 and their parents and caregivers. Meet on the library’s back patio.

Sept. 2, 2 p.m.: History Live Book Club – “The Soul of America.” Discuss how past leaders like Dwight Eisenhower navigated crisis and tension, and how to apply history’s lessons to remain hopeful for the future.

Sept. 3, 3 p.m.: LEGO Club. Create and engineer with the library’s Lego collection. Meet on the library’s back patio.

Sept. 6, all day: Library closed for the Labor Day holiday.

Sept. 8, 4 p.m.: Outside Teen Time: Crafternoon. Hang out at the library and make something – could be a new trend or an old classic.

Sept. 9, 10:30 a.m.: Outside Family Storytime. Stories, songs, rhymes and activities for children ages 0 to 5 and their parents and caregivers. Meet on the library’s back patio.

Sept. 10, 3 p.m.: STEAM Lab. Build, explore, create and problem solve in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) based activities.

Sept. 15, 4 p.m.: Outside Teen Time: Game Café. Meet on the north patio for games and tech after school.

Sept. 15, 5:30 p.m.: Word Honey at The Hive, 1150 Main Ave., Suite A. Free poetry workshop. All ages welcome.

Sept. 16, 10:30 a.m: Outside Family Storytime. Stories, songs, rhymes and activities for children ages 0 to 5 and their parents and caregivers. Meet on the library’s back patio.

Sept. 17, 10 a.m.: Friends of the Library Sidewalk Sale. Featuring religious and spiritual books, cooking, science and art. $1 per pound. All proceeds benefit Durango Public Library.

Sept. 17, 3 p.m.: LEGO Club. Create and engineer with the library’s Lego collection. Meet on the library’s back patio.

Sept. 22, 4 p.m.: Outside Teen Time: Crafternoon. Hang out at the library and make something – could be a new trend or an old classic.

Sept. 23, 10:30 a.m.: Outside Family Storytime. Stories, songs, rhymes and activities for children ages 0 to 5 and their parents and caregivers. Meet on the library’s back patio.

Sept. 24, 3 p.m.: STEAM Lab. Build, explore, create and problem solve in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) based activities.

Sept. 29, 4 p.m.: Outside Teen Time: Frankentoys. Create a frankentoy cobbled together from old toys and other items.

Sept. 29, 5:30 p.m.: Word Honey at The Hive, 1150 Main Ave., Suite A. Free poetry workshop. All ages welcome.

Sept. 30, 10:30 a.m.: Stories, songs, rhymes and activities for children ages 0 to 5 and their parents and caregivers. Meet on the library’s back patio.

*Events following SJBPH guidelines.

Pine River Library

395 Bayfield Center Drive, Bayfield. Contact: 884-2222, www.prlibrary.org.

Access: Get an electronic library card to get access to e-books, e-audio books, videos, newspapers and more.

Help: To get an e-card or for general reference questions, including device and tech troubleshooting, call 884-2222, ext. 1. If no one answers, leave a message. Messages will be returned within 24 hours.

For Children

9:30 a.m. Wednesdays: Storytime. Stories, songs and crafts.

10:30 a.m. second Wednesday of the month (Sept. 8): Kindergarten Readiness Workshops with experts from the Early Childhood Council. For ages 0 to 5. Families who attend receive activity packs, including books to take home. September’s workshop focus is socio-emotional development and play.

3:30 p.m. Mondays: Gamer’s Club. Try table-top gaming, console video games, Roblox, Minecraft, Pokémon Go and virtual reality. Computers provided, but gamers can bring their own laptop or Switches. Ages 3 and older. Younger children are welcome to attend with a caregiver.

3:30 p.m. Tuesdays: STEAM with Summer. Learn a new skill and earn a badge from the Badge Quest. September topics are: Rainbows, Sept. 7; stick explosions, Sept. 14; tracks, Sept. 21; and scat, Sept. 28.

3:30 p.m. Thursdays: Afterschool Art. Make art and play with different artistic mediums. Be ready to get dirty at this program because nothing is off limits when it comes to making a masterpiece.

All month: Badge Quest. The S.T.E.A.M. Badge Quest is a scout-style program where kids earn badges by attending STEAM programs and completing challenges. Complete badge quests independently or through library programming, which will be posted weekly after each STEAM program at www.prlibrary.org/badge-quest.

Note: All Gamer Club, STEAM and art participants must register to attend after-school programs at the library. Parents and guardians may pick up a registration form at the library or register online at www.prlibrary.org/kids-programs.

For Teens

3:30 p.m. Wednesdays: Teen STEAM. A wide variety of STEAM projects, such as Glow Labs, 3D Pen Art and coding challenges.

Last Friday of the month: Test culinary skills with a fun food program.

For Adults

9 a.m. Mondays: Mostly Yin Yoga. Targets connective tissues of joints, bones and ligaments. Participants remain in poses longer than in a traditional yoga class and is slower paced, allowing the mind time to quiet down, the breath to soften and connective tissues to be active. Experience the balance between movement and stillness. Blocks and blankets are encouraged.

8 a.m. Wednesdays: Yoga Flow. Move dynamically from one posture to another. Create a meditative state with the flow and rhythm of breath and the warming, lengthening and strengthening of muscles.

Note: For yoga classes, bring a yoga mat and a water bottle. Blocks, blankets and straps are encouraged. Cost is $10 for a single class, $45 for a 5-class pass and $75 for a 10-class pass. Make checks out to Bayfield Parks and Rec.

8:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays: Full Body Fit. A free workout using body weight and light hand weights. Taught by Tammy Williams, certified fitness instructor. All ages and fitness levels welcome. Follow @Body & Soul on Facebook for details.

11 a.m. Wednesdays through September: COVID-19 vaccine clinic in the park next to the library under the shade canopy. Pfizer (ages 12 and older) and Johnson & Johnson (ages 18 and older). All are welcome. No ID or insurance required. For more information, call 585-6121 or visit www.sjbpublichealth.org/covid-19-vaccine.

Throughout September: History Live Durango. Southwest Colorado Humanities Roundtable presents a series of events in September celebrating the humanities in Southwest Colorado. Programs will feature a diverse mix of lectures, living history portrayals, author talks and more. Some events will be virtual, and in-person events will be organized with proper safety measures. For a full schedule, visit www.prlibrary.org/history-live-durango.

Events by date

Sept. 2, 4 p.m: Back-to-School Ice Cream Social: Learn about the library’s youth programming opportunities. Ice cream and activities for kids, teens and families.

Sept.3, 9 a.m.: Rambling Readers. Meet at the gate to Saul’s Creek just off Highway 160 in Bayfield on the first Friday of every month. Take a gentle walk and spend an hour discussing favorite reads and other interests. For directions, call 884-2222, ext. 1.

Sept. 6: Library closed for Labor Day holiday.

Sept. 8, 10:30 a.m.: Kindergarten Readiness Workshop. Childhood developmental experts from the Early Childhood Council will lead a workshop for caregivers of children ages 0 to 5 on socio-emotional development and play. Families who attend will receive activity packs including books to take home.

Sept. 8, 2 p.m.: Bookmarks Book Club. Open to all adults. The library provides books, a discussion leader and a place to gather outside. Request a copy of the September book, “The Phone Booth at the Edge of the World,” by Laura Imai Messina, or the October book, “The Haunting of Hill House,” by Shirley Jackson.

Sept. 9, 11:30 a.m.: Spanish Conversation. Practice your Spanish in an informal setting. All ages and language levels welcome.

Sept. 14, 10 a.m.: Card Making at the Pine River Senior Center. Create two handmade cards at the Senior Center. Free.

Sept. 21, 6 p.m.: Following In Ancient Footsteps – An Ancestral Puebloan Tour of the Four Corners. Learn about major Ancestral Puebloan archaeological areas in the Four Corners area such as Mesa Verde, Chaco Canyon, Aztec and Canyons of the Ancients. Presented by Denise Galley, local interpretive archaeologist. This presentation is a part of History Live Durango.

Sept. 22, 6:15 p.m.: Library’s board of trustees meeting.

Sept. 23, 11:30 a.m.: Spanish Conversation. Practice your Spanish in an informal setting. All ages and language levels welcome.

Sept. 24, 11:30 a.m.: Pine River Senior Center Outreach: Senior Center patrons may check out books and DVDs, delivered to the center with an extended loan period of four weeks.

Sept. 25, noon: Meowmaste Kitten Yoga. Bayfield yoga instructor Colleen Theobald will host a special yoga class with La Plata County Humane Society kittens. The class is beginner friendly. To reserve a spot, register online, in person or by phone. Suggested donation is $10-$20 per person. All proceeds benefit the humane society. Register online at www.prlibrary.org/event/meowmaste-kitten-yoga.

Sept. 29, 6 p.m.: Theodore Roosevelt in the American West. Dr. Andrew Gulliford will speak about President Theodore Roosevelt, his connections with Southwest Colorado and his establishment of the San Juan National Forest. This presentation is a part of History Live Durango.

Southwest La Plata Library District

Fort Lewis Mesa Library, 11274 Highway 140. Contact: 588-3331, ext. 3802, chris.conrad.swlpld@gmail.com.

Sunnyside Library, 75 County Road 218. Contact: 375-3816, tricia.swlpld@gmail.com.

Ongoing Programs

Lauchpads. Tablets loaded with learning apps, videos, games and more for interactive learning and play. No download time or need for Wi-Fi. To arrange checkout, call 375-3816.

Events by Date

Sept. 14, 6 p.m.: An Evening with Blake Crouch at Powerhouse Science Center. Crouch is a best-selling novelist and screenwriter who has lived in Durango for more than 17 years. Crouch will share his experiences as a writer in the Four Corners, how the history of this region has and continues to inspire his work and how he researches his ideas. Books will be available for purchase and Crouch will sign books.

Sept 16, 6 p.m.: “Engage while Reading” workshop at Sunnyside Library. Funded by an ALA “Libraries Transforming Communities” grant. For adults who want to learn how reading with children enhances thinking and comprehension.

Sept 21, 6 p.m.: “Engage while Reading” workshop at Fort Lewis Mesa Library. Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries is an initiative of the American Library Association in collaboration with the Association for Rural & Small Libraries.

Sept. 28, 6 p.m. on Zoom: “Animation in World War II, the Rise of Propaganda Animation.” History Live Durango presents Sam Yeargin, Durango High School freshman, a regional award winner in this year’s National History Day contest. Yeargin will share his story and the film he created.

Ignacio Community Library

470 Goddard Ave. Ignacio. Contact 563-9287, www.ignaciolibrary.org.

Ongoing Events

10 a.m. Wednesdays: Storytime. Stories, songs, dancing, crafts and more to help children learn and have fun.

3 p.m. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Saturdays: IDEA Lab classes. STEM classes focused on Space Exploration. Engage in NASA learning sites, principles of aerodynamics, building and launching rockets and more. All ages welcome. Children 9 and younger should be accompanied by an adult. Register at the ICL service desk or call 563-9287.

1 p.m. Thursdays: ICL Knitters Group. Join fellow knitters for a beverage and a chat. Meets in the McClanahan Community Room.

10 a.m. Fridays: Open Art Studio. Work on art projects, receive help and advice, and chat with other local artists. Guests and new members welcome. Meets in the McClanahan Community Room.

Events by date

Sept. 1, 9 a.m.: Veterans services. Greg Dotson, La Plata County Veteran Services Officer, office hours. For an appointment, call 759-0117 or 382-6150. Walk-ins welcome.

Sept. 6: Library closed for Labor Day holiday.

Sept. 9, 4 p.m.: Office hours with Commissioner Matt Salka.

Sept. 9, 4 p.m.: Basics of File Management class. Learn to create and organize files and folders, as well as use and transfer information from a variety of storage devices. The first 10 patrons to register will receive a free USB storage device. Register at the ICL service desk or by calling 563-9287.

Sept. 10, 4 p.m.: Free legal clinic. Fifteen minute video conferences to seek legal advice from a legal professional. Reservation required. To make a reservation, call 563-9287.

Sept. 13, 11:30 a.m.: Mystery Book Club. Lunch, mystery and discussion. The book of the month is “The Crossing Places” by Elly Griffths. Attendees should bring their own lunches this month.

Sept. 15, 6:15 p.m.: Library Board of Trustees meeting.

Sept. 20, 1 p.m.: History Live! Presents Genealogy 101. Learn the basics of conducting genealogy research. Hosted virtually in collaboration with Pine River Library, Durango Public Library, Ignacio Community Library and Southwest La Plata Library District. Open to the public. For Zoom login information, email darcy@prlibrary.org.

Sept. 24. 8:30 a.m.: Library staff meeting. Library will open at 10 a.m.

Farmington Public Library

2101 Farmington Ave., Farmington. Contact (505) 599-1270, www.infoway.org.

Closure dates: Fridays and Sundays.

Events by date

Sept. 9, 6 p.m.: Reel Readers – Chaos Walking. Dinner and the movie “Chaos Walking” based on Patrick Ness’ book “The Knife of Never Letting Go.” Details: Amanda Wussow at (505) 566-2210 or amwussow@infoway.org.

Sept. 14, 1 p.m.: Take and Make Craft Bag – Earring Stand. Pick up a craft bag at the reference desk, while supplies last. Instructions available of the library’s YouTube channel. For teens and adults.

Sept. 15, 2 p.m.: Genealogy Workshop. Learn about vital information needed for searching genealogy records, and good places to start searching. Seating is limited to 12 people. Details: Megan Bennett at (505) 599-1276 or mpbennett@infoway.org.

Sept. 21, 4 p.m.: Farmington Public Library Advisory Board meeting.

Sept. 22, 6 p.m.: Trivia Night – Football. Play individually or as a group. All are welcome. Five rounds of five questions each. No outside sources allowed. Winner(s) awarded a prize. Teens and adults. Details: Amanda Wussow at (505) 566-2210 or amwussow@infoway.org.

Sept. 28, 6 p.m.: Craft Night – Tassel Necklace. Seating is limited. Details: Rachel Barber at (505) 566-2204 or rrbarber@infoway.org.