April library events – The Durango Herald

Durango Public Library

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

Masks are highly encouraged for all indoor events.

Ongoing events:

Wednesdays, 4-5 p.m.: Teen Time. Games and crafts in the teen library. Ages 11-17 are welcome.

Thursdays, 10:30-11 a.m.: Family Storytime. Stories, songs, rhymes and other activities. For children ages 0-5 and their parents and caregivers.

Fridays, 3:30-4:30 p.m.: Lego Club/ STEAM Lab. Build, create and play with the library’s Lego collection or participate in STEAM-based activities.

April 6 and 20, 6-7:30 p.m.: Word Honey Poetry Workshop. The Hive’s indoor skate park, 1150 Main Ave., Suite A. Write, read, share or just listen and enjoy. Writers of all ages and abilities are encouraged to join.

Events by date:

April 13, 4-5 p.m.: Great Garden Series. Learn how to build a hydroponics system out of upcycled household products. Learn how to grow vegetables and herbs inexpensively. For adults.

April 27, 4-6 p.m.: Great Garden Series. Create a hammered flower tote bag by smashing flowers with a hammer. Registration is required and space is limited to 20 participants. All materials and equipment will be provided. For adults.

Pine River Library

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

Vaccine Clinics: Pine River Library hosts a vaccine clinic every Wednesday from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Pfizer (12+) and Moderna (18+) will usually be available during all hours of the clinic and from 2-5:30 p.m. It will also have pediatric Pfizer for ages 5-11. No ID or insurance required. Bring a vaccination card for second shots and boosters. Call 585-6121 for more information. Visit www.sjbpublichealth.org/covid-19-vaccine/ to learn more.

For kids

For the youngest patrons:

Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Storytime. Drop in every week for stories, songs and a craft.

For elementary ages:

Mondays, 3:45-5 p.m.: Gamer Club. Celebrate all forms of gaming. Tabletop gaming, console video games, Roblox, Minecraft, Pokémon Go and virtual reality. Computers are provided, but gamers can bring their own laptop or Switches. This program is geared for grades three and older, but younger children are welcome to attend with a caregiver.

Tuesdays, 3:45-5 p.m.: After School Explorers. For kindergarten through second grade. Explore STEAM projects. Test how strong we can make paper towers, create tie-dye bags and learn about symmetry through snowflakes. Every last Tuesday of the month will feature a special Lego challenge.

Thursdays, 3:45-5 p.m.: After School Discoverers. For third through fifth grades. Make STEAM discoveries. Extract strawberry DNA, build robot puppets and construct spinning art machines. Every last Thursday of the month will feature a special Lego challenge.

For more details and to register your child for after school programs, visit www. prlibrary.org/kids-programs/ or stop by the library.

For teens

Boredom Bag Take and Makes: These kits include playing cards along with multiple fun games and the rules for playing them. They also include calligraphy paper and some easy “how to” directions to get you started on writing cool messages. There are pens, pencils and markers provided. Supplies are limited and are available beginning April 1.

Weekly programs:

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

Fridays, 3:45-5 p.m.: Teen Lounge. Gaming with Oculus, XBox1, PlayStation 4s and assorted board games in the community room.

For adults

Wednesdays, 2-4:30 p.m.: Beginner’s Quilting. Join Melinda Malone to learn modern quilting methods in cutting, piecing and quilting. The first class will be a casual gathering to view the quilt we will be making (“Heart’s Delight”) and to review the supply list including fabric, rotary cutter, ruler, cutting mat, batting and miscellaneous sewing supplies. Each student is expected to bring their own sewing machine and accessories to the second, third and fourth class. It may be possible to use a loaner sewing machine; ask about this directly at first class. Sewing homework is entrusted to each student so progress on the quilt can be attained. There is no direct fee for this class, but you will need to buy your own supplies. Preregistration required. For more information or to register, contact the library at 884-2222, ext. 1.

Weekly Exercise Classes:

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.

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.

Events by Date:

April 1, 10-11 a.m.: Rambling Readers. Meet at the gate to Saul’s Creek just off U.S. Highway 160 in Bayfield on the first Friday of every month. Take a gentle walk and spend an hour discussing favorite reads. Call 884-2222, ext. 1, for directions to the meeting spot.

April 12, 10-11 a.m.: Card Making at the Pine River Senior Center. Create two beautiful handmade cards for free.

April 13, 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 kids 0-5 to get them ready to thrive when they start school. Families that attend will receive activity packs including books to take home.

April 13, 2-3:30 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 April books, “The Book of Hope” by Jane Goodall or “One of Us is Lying” by Karen McManus.

April 19, 1-2:30 p.m.: Death Café. Pine River Library is one of many groups in 79 countries across the world that host Death Cafés, 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.

April 20, 6:15 p.m.: Regular monthly meeting of the Library’s Board of Trustees.

April 21, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.: Friends of the Library Monthly Meeting. The Friends of the Library support the efforts of library staff members through fundraising, volunteerism and advocacy in our community. All are welcome.

April 28, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Spanish Conversation Hour. An hour of conversation. Practice Spanish in an informal setting. All ages and language levels welcome.

April 28, 6-7:30 p.m.: Earring Making. Make two pairs of earrings to take home in this class for beginners. The class is geared toward ages 12 through adult and will teach two different techniques for making beaded earrings. All materials will be provided for this free class. Registration is required. Stop by the library or call 884-2222, ext. 1, to register.

April 29, 12:30-1:30 p.m.: Pine River Senior Center Outreach. Books and DVDs available for check out, delivered to you at 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 Community Library, 11274 Highway 140, Hesperus. Contact: 375-3816, chris@swlplibrarydistrict.org. The library is located inside Fort Lewis Mesa Elementary School and has books for all ages. Open to the public Monday-Friday, 2:30-7 p.m., curbside pickup available from 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

Sunnyside Community Library, 75 County Road 218, Durango. Contact: 375-3816, bethany@swlplibrarydistrict.org. The library is located inside Sunnyside Elementary School and has books for all ages. Open to the public Monday-Friday, 2:50-7 p.m., curbside pickup available 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

Powerhouse Pass Program: Sunnyside Library and Fort Lewis Mesa Library now have Powerhouse Passes available for check out at each library. The pass will allow you and your immediate family free entry to the Powerhouse Science Center. Passes can be checked out on an adult library card for one week.

Sunnyside Book Club: The club meets at 5:30 p.m. the fourth Monday of every month at Sunnyside. Contact liz@swlplibrarydistrict.org for more information. All are welcome.

Free Mask and COVID Test Distribution: Free masks and COVID-19 rapid tests are available for pick up at both library locations. Limit five masks and four tests per person per month.

After School Programs:

Fort Lewis Mesa Library

Tuesdays: Game Day

Wednesdays: Lego Day

Thursdays: Creative Art Day

Open to all children grades K-5. Contact chris@swlplibrarydistrict.org or call 375-3816 for more information or to register.

Sunnyside Library

Tuesdays: Powerhouse Science Center Program

Thursdays: Game Day or Craft Day

Open to all children grades K-5. Contact lauren@swlplibrarydistrict.org or call 375-3816 for more information or to register.

Events by date:

April 13, 5:30 p.m.: Try Virtual Reality Event. Fort Lewis Mesa Library will host a “Try VR” event for adults (teens ages 13 and older are welcome to attend with their families). Come in and test out an Oculus Virtual Reality Headset.

April 14, 5:30 p.m.: Try Virtual Reality Event. Sunnyside Library will host a “Try VR” event for adults (teens ages 13 and older are welcome to attend with their families). Come in and test out an Oculus Virtual Reality Headset.

April 19, 9:30 a.m.: Southwest La Plata Library District Board Meeting. Via Zoom. Email liz@swlplibrarydistrict.org for Zoom details.

April 19, 2 p.m.: Friends of Southwest La Plata Library District Meeting. Via Zoom. Email liz@swlplibrarydistrict.org for Zoom details.

April 25: Libraries open to the public 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Schools are closed for teacher work day.

Ignacio Community Library

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

Ongoing Events:

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

Wednesdays, 3 p.m.: Idea Lab STEM Class. Learn the basics of stop motion animation for creating and producing documents for work or fun. This class is for all ages but children younger than 9 need to be accompanied by an adult.

Thursdays, 1 p.m.: Knitters Group. Join a group of knitters for a beverage and a chat in the community room.

Fridays, 10:30 a.m.: Open Art Studio. Work on art projects, receive help and advice, and enjoy conversations with other local artists. Guests and new members are welcome.

Saturdays. 10 a.m.: Idea Lab STEM Class. Learn the basics of stop motion animation for creating and producing documents for work or fun. This class is for all ages but children younger than 9 need to be accompanied by an adult.

Events by date:

April 1, 9 a.m.: Books & Brews. The monthly book club where coffee and reading come together along with new friends and great conversations. Join the library for morning coffee as we discuss our book of the month, “Conflict Resolution for Holy Being” by Joy Harjo.

April 15, 11:30 a.m.: Mystery Book Club. Book of the Month is “Last Girl Ghosted” by Lisa Unger.

April 15, 5 p.m.: Family Game Night. Card games, board games and games brought from home. Free snacks provided.

Farmington Public Library

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

Library closed Sundays and Fridays.

Ongoing Events:

Mondays, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.: Virtual Storytime. Watch the week’s story at https://www.facebook.com/ReadFarmington/ or https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2CIhGpCkTRTdAHCDi3NfrA.

April 5 and 19, 11 a.m.-noon: Kids’ Activity Box. Pick up an activity box for kids at the Youth Services Desk while supplies last.

Events by date:

April 2, 11-11:30 a.m.: Guys Read. https://www.facebook.com/ReadFarmington/.

Weekdays April 4-19, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.: Youth Services Pre-employment Test. Complete pre-employment testing for the Youth Services Program Clerk position at the library. All tests must be completed no later than 6 p.m. April 19.

April 5, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Take and Make Craft: Lotion Bar.

April 19, 6-7:30 p.m.: Craft Night: Book Nook. Ages 12 and older.

April 28, 6-9 p.m., Reel Readers: Read the Book! See the Movie! – “Much Ado About Nothing.” Dinner and a movie.

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