Pine River LibraryLocated at 395 Bayfield Center Drive, in Bayfield. Contact: 884-2222, www.prlibrary.org.
Special Note: The Pine River Library Summer Reading Program is expanding to new universes this year – it’s now a S.T.R.E.A.M. (Summer Technology Reading Engineering Arts Math) program. This year the library will be hosting events Monday through Saturday – every day the library is open. Everything will blast off with a Kickoff Party in the Library Park on May 31 from 5:30 to 7 p.m., complete with free balloon animals from Ruby Balloon and a free barbecue dinner for all. We’ve got a great lineup – everything from astronaut training, actual rocket science, a family field day of outdoor games in the park, robotics, forensics, a self-defense class, and the showing of the throwback ’90s space classics “Space Jam” and “Fifth Element.” The six-week program will end with a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo moon landing on July 20.
Ongoing events (youth)
Mondays and Fridays, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.: Groove and Grow. Music, finger-plays, games and more for infants and toddlers and their caregivers.
Mondays, 3:30-5 p.m.: Gamer Club: Come and celebrate all forms of gaming, table-top and electronic, all ages.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.: Crazy 8s Math Club. Crazy 8s is a recreational after-school math club that helps kids enjoy the math behind their favorite activities!
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.: Code Club. Learn computer programming skills through a series of tutorials and projects. Kids ages 8-18 can work toward building websites, video games, phone apps, animations and more, all the while learning how to become better problem-solvers and critical thinkers.
Wednesdays, 10:30 to 11 a.m.: Little Readers Storytime. Stories, songs, activities and crafts for infants through preschoolers, but all ages welcome.
Thursday and Fridays, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.: Teen Time. After-school fun and snacks.
Ongoing events (adult)
Mondays, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.: Yogalates*. A perfect combo of yoga and Pilates principles.
Mondays, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Open Art Group. Come paint with local artist Susan Brightman. The library will be offering a weekly opportunity to paint in a group setting. Bring that painting you’ve been working on or start afresh. It’s always wonderful to get feedback from others.
Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.: Yoga for All*. With a focus on proper alignment and modifications, but all levels welcome.
Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.: Yoga Flow*. Postures put together to create yoga sequences.
*If you are interested in signing up for these classes, please join as a walk-in. Classes are $6 for individual classes, or punch passes are available for a discount.
Events by date
May 1, 6 p.m.: Building Your Garden Soil. If you build it, they will come. Get some helpful tips on how we as gardeners can create a thriving soil in an otherwise challenging environment. With Darrin Parameter, county director and horticulture agent for the La Plata County CSU Extension Office.
May 2, 7 p.m.: Community Acoustic Music Jam. An acoustic music jam open to all levels and ages. Bring a song or two to lead or just play along. The first Thursday of each month.
May 3, 6 p.m.: Family First Friday: Game Night. There will be card games, board games and family games of all kinds. Play old favorites and learn new ones, including Candy Land, Exploding Kittens, Sushi GO!, Chutes & Ladders, Yahtzee, Connect Four and more. Feel free to bring your own favorites with you to share or just come as you are and play one of the library’s games.
May 6, 6 p.m.: Classic Movie Monday: “-30-” (1959)
May 8, 10:30 a.m.: Death Cafe: A Death Cafe is 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.
May 8, 2 p.m.: BookMarks Book Club: “Moloka’i” by Alan Brennert
May 9, 5:45 p.m.: Living Room Conversations: Political Models: Join us for a facilitated discussion using the “Living Room Conversation” model.
May 10, 6 p.m.: Mister Rogers’ 21st Century Legacy: Join for a community screening of the 2018 film “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” followed by an all-ages facilitated conversation about what we can learn from Mister Rogers when it comes to the skills we and our children need to successfully navigate a 21st century world.
May 13, 10:30 a.m.: Spanish Conversation Hour: Join us for an hour of conversation en Español. Come practice your Spanish in an informal setting. All ages and language levels welcome.
May 13, 6 p.m.: Classic Movie Monday: “Sweet Smell of Success” (1957)
May 15, 6 p.m.: Wire Woven Jewelry Making: Join local jeweler Denise Galley for an introductory class on wire wrapping, a unique style of jewelry making. This 90-minute class will introduce you to the world of wire weaving and you’ll craft a pair of elegant wire and bead earrings of your own. There is a $15 materials fee for the class. To register, call 884-2222, ext. 510.
May 16, 9 a.m.: Donuts with the Director: What does your library look like? Come chat with library Director Shelley Walchak about the library and how it can better meet your needs. Free donuts will be available.
May 16, 10 a.m.: Friends of the Library Meeting: Regular monthly meeting of the Friends of the Library.
May 17, 1 p.m.: Crafternoons: It’s a crafting potluck. Bring an activity and supplies to share and join in communal crafting.
May 18, 10 a.m.: Pine River Library Plant Exchange: Have some plants to share? Need some great starter plants? Stop by the Pine River Library for the Garden Club’s annual Plant Exchange.
May 20, 6 p.m.: Classic Movie Monday: “Call Northside 777” (1948)
May 22, 10:30 a.m.: Conscious Elder Wisdom Circle: This is an ongoing 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. Participants will have an opportunity together to share and explore topics. Elders and soon-to-be-elders are welcome to participate.
May 22, 6:15 p.m.: Regular monthly meeting of the library’s Board of Trustees.
May 24, 6 p.m.: Fresh from the Theaters: “The Crimes of Grindelwald.” Free popcorn will be available.
May 27: Library closed for Memorial Day.
May 28, 10 a.m.: Card Making at the Senior Center. Join library staff at the Senior Center and create two beautiful handmade cards. This is a free event.
May 31, 5:30 p.m.: Summer S.T.R.E.A.M Program Sign Up and Blast Off Party in the Park. Sign your family up for the program and enjoy games in the park, a free barbecue dinner for all and balloon animals from Ruby Balloon.
Ignacio Community LibraryLocated at 470 Goddard Ave., in Ignacio. Contact: 563-9287, www.ignaciolibrary.org.
Ongoing events (youth)
Mondays, 4 p.m.: Anime Club. Due to the content of the shows, all participants must be in middle school or older.
Tuesdays, 4 p.m.: Inklings book club. Join third to fifth grade Inklings for snacks and reading.
Tuesdays in May and June, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.: Color Pencil Art Class: This class will be centered around the use of colored pencils. There are a limited number of slots available for this class, as there is a fee and supply list. If interested, call the ICL for more information.
Wednesdays, 10 a.m.: Storytime. Join stories, songs, puppets and more that encourage early-literacy-skill development in young children.
Wednesdays, 2 p.m.: Teen cafe for grades 6-12. A place to play games, do homework, make crafts, relax with friends and have fun.
Wednesdays, 2 pm.: MakerSpace: Join us for a fun and creative activity in ICL’s Maker Space. Stop by if you need assistance with digitizing photo slides, help with technology repair, or if you would like to learn how to use our 3D printer.
Thursdays, 4 p.m.: Kidz Klub. Elementary kids are invited to join us for Kidz Klub. Science experiments, games, art, snacks and exploring are just a few of the things you can expect to experience in Kidz Klub.
Saturdays, 11 a.m.: MakerSpace. Join us for a fun and creative activity in ICL’s Maker Space. Stop by if you need assistance with digitizing photo slides, help with technology repair, or if you would like to learn how to use our 3D printer.
Sundays 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.: ICL Open Maker Space and Idea Lab. C’mon down to the ICL to make your ideas come to form. We have equipment to make slide images digital and VHS tape to digital. Not to mention, we have a 3D printer, information on patents and much more.
Ongoing events (adult)
Tuesdays, 1 p.m.: Knitters. Knitters work on projects, socialize and share ideas. Open to all.
Tuesdays in April, 5:30 p.m.: Growing Readers Together. Are you or do you know a child care provider for family, friends or neighbors? ICL has received a grant called Growing Readers Together that allows the library to offer five free classes for child care providers that include training and take-home materials and supplies. For more information, call Hannah at 563-9287.
Thursdays, 10 a.m.: Career and technical drop-in support.
Thursdays in April, 5:30 p.m.: Intro to Mindfulness and Meditation Class.
Fridays, 10 a.m.: Open art studio. Artists gather to work on projects and socialize with other like-minded people. All artists are welcome. Pat Knight will be available for assistance.
Second Friday, beginning May 10, 3:45 p.m.: Free Legal Clinic: The ICL offers four free fifteen-minute virtual sessions with a legal professional. Advanced registration is required, beginning on the first date of every month. Call the Ignacio Community Library to sign up.
Sundays, first and third of the month, 2 p.m.: ICL Writers’ Group. Join our friendly group of writers.
Events by date
May 7, 5:30 p.m.: Tidy Up Your Life Class. This class will introduce participants to the transformative methods of tidying up living spaces from the popular books “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up” and “Spark Joy” by Marie Kondo. No advanced registration required.
May 11, 8 p.m.: Night Sky Viewing Party. Participants can meet at the library or come to Shoshone Park at dark, and are invited to bring binoculars if they have them. This event is weather dependent.
May 13, 10 a.m.: Friends of the Library Meeting.
May 13, 11:30 a.m.: Mystery Book Club.
May 15, 6:15 p.m.: ICL Board of Trustees Meeting.
May 18, 10 a.m.: Make Your Own Zen Garden Class. No advanced registration required. All supplies will be provided.
May 25, 5:30 p.m.: The Past and Future of Wolves in Colorado: a Talk with Dr. Andrew Gulliford, a history and environmental studies professor at Fort Lewis College.