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January library events

Durango Public Library,

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

Events by date

Jan. 1: Closed for holiday.

Jan. 3, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: San Juan Basin Public Health vaccination clinics normally held at the La Plata County Fairgrounds are temporarily moving to Durango Public Library.

Jan. 5, 4-5 p.m.: Teen Time: Game Café. Join us on the north patio for all kinds of games and some fun tech after school. Bring your friends.

Jan. 12, 4-5 p.m.: Teen Time: Game Café. Join us on the north patio for all kinds of games and some fun tech after school. Bring your friends.

Jan. 12, 6-7:30 p.m.: Word Honey Poetry Workshop. Join us at the Hive’s indoor skate park (1150 Main Ave., Suite A) for a poetry writing workshop.

Jan. 17: Closed for holiday.

Jan. 19, 4-5 p.m.: Teen Time: Game Café. Join us on the north patio for all kinds of games and some fun tech after school. Bring your friends.

Jan. 25, 6-7 p.m.: Instant Pot 101 via Zoom. Join Nicole Clarke, RDN from La Plata County Extension in this virtual cooking class. Email darcy@prlibrary.org for the Zoom link.

Jan. 26, 4-5 p.m.: Teen Time: Game Café. Join us on the north patio for all kinds of games and some fun tech after school. Bring your friends.

Jan. 26, 6-7:30 p.m.: Word Honey Poetry Open Mic Night. Join us at the library for an Poetry Open Mic. Support local poets or be brave and share an original work.

Pine River Library

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

January at Pine River Library

Vaccine Clinics: Pine River Library will host a San Juan Basin Public Health Vaccine Clinic every Wednesday this month from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. There will be Pfizer (ages 12 or older), and Moderna (ages 18 or older) vaccines. From 2-5:30 p.m., there will also be pediatric Pfizer for ages 5-11. No ID or insurance is required. For more information, call 585-6121, or visit www.sjbpublichealth.org/covid-19-vaccine/.

For kids

Thinking Money Kids Exhibit: An exhibition designed to teach children ages 7-11 about money, thanks to a grant from the American Library Association and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation. The interactive exhibit uses games, activities and a storyline to help children understand money and its function in society. It will be on display at the library until Jan. 21. For more information, call 884-2222, ext. 1.

Recurring events for children:

For the youngest patrons

Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Storytime. Stories, songs and a craft.

Wednesday, Jan. 12, 10-10:30 a.m.: Kindergarten Readiness Workshop. On the second Wednesday of each month, childhood developmental experts from the Early Childhood Council will have workshops for caregivers of children ages 0-5 to get them ready to thrive when they start school. Families that attend will receive activity packs including books to take home.

For elementary ages

Mondays, 3:45-5 p.m.: Gamer Club. All forms of gaming welcomed.

Tuesdays, 3:45-5 p.m.: After School Explorers for kids in the 5- to 8-year-old range. Weekly STEAM projects. Make paper towers, create tie-dye bags and learn about symmetry through snowflakes. Lego challenge occurs every last Tuesday of the month.

Thursdays, 3:45-5 p.m.: After School Explores for kids in the 9 to 11-year-old range. Weekly STEAM projects. Extract strawberry DNA, build robot puppets, and construct spinning art machines. Lego challenge occurs every last Thursday of the month.

For teens

Jan. 1-15: Journaling kits available. Comes with starter journal and supplies to customize.

Jan. 16-31: Marble roller coaster kits available.

Weekly programs for teens:

Wednesdays, 3:45-5 p.m.: Teen Lounge. Pop-up activities in the teen area.

First three Fridays, 3:45-5 p.m.: Teen Lounge. Gaming in the community room.

Last Friday, 3:45-5 p.m., Movie Night. Popcorn will be served. Some movies may be rated PG-13.

For adults

Saturday, Jan. 1: Green Cleaning 101 kits become available. Includes recipes and supplies to help establish a more natural and environmentally friendly cleaning routine.

Saturday, Jan. 15: DIY Laundry Upgrade kits become available. This kit includes instructions and ingredients for making felted dryer balls and laundry soap.

Weekly exercise classes for adults:

Yoga with Colleen

All you need is a yoga mat and a water bottle. Some yoga tools such as blocks, a blanket and a strap are encouraged. Cost is $10 for a single class, $45 for a five pass and $75 for a 10 pass. Checks can be made out to Bayfield Parks and Rec.

Mondays, 9-10 a.m.: Mostly Yin Yoga. Targets the connective tissue, which are the joints, bones and ligaments. We remain in many of the poses longer than in a traditional yoga class, which can be challenging for our body as well as our mind. The class may be slower paced, but it gives our mind time to quiet down, our breath to soften and our connective tissue to be stimulated. We will experience the balance between movement and stillness. Tools such as blocks and blankets are encouraged for this class. This class is accessible for all levels. We will experience the balance between movement and stillness.

Wednesdays, 8-9 a.m.: Yoga Flow. Yoga Flow lets us move dynamically from one posture to another. We create a meditative state with the flow and rhythm of our breath and the warming, lengthening and strengthening of our muscles in all the movements of our bodies.

Yoga with Coach Ty

Fridays, 10-11a.m.: Yoga & Deep Relaxation. This free class consists of a gentle warm up, a mix of poses and deep stretches on the floor accompanied by a 10-minute deep relaxation to help relieve stress and to promote the body’s natural healing.

Full Body Fit

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:15-9 a.m.: Full Body Fit. Free HIIT-style workout that uses just body weight and light hand weights. These classes are taught by Tammy Williams, certified fitness instructor. All ages and fitness levels are welcome. Follow @Body & Soul on Facebook for more details.

Strength and Alignment

Saturdays, 10-11 a.m.: Strength and Alignment. This free class is designed to improve your overall strength and realign your body. We will work with weights and also body weight. The class also includes corrective exercises and activities to strengthen your core and increase flexibility and mobility. Bring a yoga mat, a water bottle and friends. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

Events by date:

Jan. 7, 10-11 a.m.: Rambling Readers. Ready to get outside? Join our small, friendly, group of “Rambling Readers.” We will meet on the first Friday of every month at the gate to Saul’s Creek just off U.S. Highway 160 in Bayfield, take a gentle walk and spend an hour discussing our favorite reads or whatever else interests us. Call the library at 884-2222, ext. 1, for directions to the meeting spot.

Jan. 11, 10-11 a.m.: Card Making. Create two beautiful handmade cards for free at the Pine River Senior Center, 111 W. South St.

Jan. 12, 10-11a.m.: Kindergarten Readiness Workshop. On the second Wednesday of each month, childhood developmental experts from the Early Childhood Council will have workshops for caregivers of children ages 0-5 to get them ready to thrive when they start school. Families that attend will receive activity packs including books to take home.

Jan. 12, 2-3 p.m.: Bookmarks Book Club. BookMarks is open to all adults. The Library provides the books, the discussion leader and a place to gather outside. Stop by the library to request a copy of the January book (The Things We Didn’t Say by Amy Lynn Green) or the February book (Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauntner).

Jan. 17: Library closed.

Jan. 18, 1-2:30 p.m.: Death Café. Death Café: A time and place where people come to share food, drink tea or coffee, and discuss death openly and honestly. The aim is to increase awareness about death in order to help people make the most of their finite lives. Every third Tuesday of the month.

Jan. 19, 6:15 p.m.: Library Board of Trustees meeting.

Jan. 20, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Spanish Conversation Hour. Practice your Spanish in an informal setting. All ages and language levels welcome.

Jan. 25, 6-7 p.m.: Instant Pot Basics. Nicole Clark, RDN from La Plata County Extension, will help unravel the mystery of how to use a pressure cooker (Instant Pot). Cook along with Clark or just watch and learn. This program will be run via Zoom. Email darcy@prlibrary.org for login information.

Jan. 28, 11:30 a.m.-12:30p.m.: Pine River Senior Center Outreach. Books and DVDs available for check out and delivered to the Senior Center with an extended loan period (four weeks, rather than the standard one to three weeks) each month.

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.

Southwest La Plata libraries present a new collection of Bookpacks and Launchpads. All items are available for checkout from either library from 3-7 p.m. Monday to Friday. Bookpacks bring together the simplicity of audiobooks and their print versions to deliver a fun and educational read-along experience to children of all ages. Titles include story collections from Frog and Toad, Nate the Great, Harry, the Dirty Dog, Curious George, Caps For Sale and Miss Nelson is Missing, both with additional storybook classics. Juvenile fiction titles include “The Lightning Thief,” “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” “The Dragonet Prophecy,” “Pax, Hoot” and “Tuck Everlasting.”

Launchpads are tablets pre-loaded with content, designed with a simple interface and made to be passed from one set of hands to the next. No download time. No need for Wi-Fi. Access to powerful content is simple as turning on each device — anytime, anywhere. Titles include Imagination Station! STEAM SuperPack, Outta this world!, Mega Math Party, ABCs Just For Me and Homework Done. Time for Fun. Call Tricia at 375-3816 for more information.

After School Programs – Fort Lewis Mesa and Sunnyside libraries are offering free two-hour after school programs on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Open to all residents and children grades K-five. Tuesdays are “Groovy Game Day” and on Thursdays, kids will “Make and Create.” Thirty minutes per session is reserved for reading, homework or quiet individual play. Call 375-3816 for more information or to register.

Sunnyside Book Club – meets at 5:30 p.m. the fourth Monday of every month.

Ignacio Community Library

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

Ongoing Events

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

Wednesdays, 3 p.m.: IDEA LAB classes. Practice the techniques of video production while learning the basics of stop motion animation.

Thursdays, 1 p.m.: Knitters Group. Join knitters for a beverage and a chat in the Community Room.

Fridays, 10 a.m.: Open Art Studio. Work on your art projects, receive help and advice, and enjoy conversation with other local artists. Guests and new members always welcome.

Saturdays, 10 a.m.: IDEA LAB classes. Practice the techniques of video production while learning the basics of stop motion animation.

Events by Date

Jan. 7, 5 p.m.: Night Sky Party. This party’s focus is on Mercury. Event starts with an indoor program and activity, then moves outside for telescope viewing. Bring warm clothing.

Farmington Public Library

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

Closure dates: Sundays and Fridays, and Saturday, Jan. 1.

Recurring Events:

Jan. 10, 17 and 31, 10-10:20 a.m.: Virtual Storytime. Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2CIhGpCkTRTdAHCDi3NfrA, or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ReadFarmington/.

Every Monday, 2-2:20 p.m.: Virtual Storytime. Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2CIhGpCkTRTdAHCDi3NfrA, or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ReadFarmington/.

Second and Fourth Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.: Kids’ Activity Box available.

Events by Date:

Jan. 8, 11-11:30 a.m.: Guys Read. Read something, eat something and smash something. Via Facebook live: https://www.facebook.com/ReadFarmington.

Jan. 11, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.: Take and Make Craft: Cupcake Pop-Up Card. Pre-cut materials and instructions are included in the kit. You will need to provide your own adhesive. Kits are free while supplies last.

Jan. 19, 4-5 p.m.: Farmington Public Library Foundation. Raises money to support the programs of the Farmington Public Library.

Jan. 20, 6-9 p.m.: Reel Readers: Read the Book! See the Movie! – “News of the World.” Farmington Public Library starts its spring session of Reel Readers with “News of the World.“ A Civil War veteran (Tom Hanks) agrees to deliver a girl, taken by the Kiowa people years ago, to her aunt and uncle, against her will. They travel hundreds of miles and face grave dangers as they search for a place that either can call home. Pick up a copy of the book to read beforehand and bring your brown bag dinner. Seating is limited.

Jan. 25, 6-7 p.m.: Cricut College 101. Learn and share fun tips and tricks for getting the most from your Cricut. In this session, you will design a vinyl decal using Cricut Access, cut it and then practice applying the decal. Vinyl will be provided. Registration is required. To register, call 505-566-2208.

Jan. 26, 3-4:30 p.m.: Genealogy Workshop. Discussing the information needed search genealogy records. No registration is required, but seating is limited to the first 10 people.