Monthly Eblast

Hilaree O'Neill_ Papsura Expedition 2017. Himachal Pradesh, India.

Two powerful women back to back on February 16th and 18th!

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Thursdays, Feb 6 to 27 at 1:00 pm- Technology Classes

Join us every Thursday in February for a free technology class. Bring your own device, or borrow one from the library. All free! Just show up!

February 6: iPhone + iPad Basics - Learn the basics of using your iPhone or iPad, including downloading, moving, and closing apps, changing settings, and more.

February 13: Internet & Browser Basics - Learn about the different options for browsers (Safari, Chrome, and Firefox), how to search, and how to add bookmarks.

February 20: Password Tips & Management - Do you ever forget your password? Are you worried that your password might be too simple? Come learn tips for creating, managing, and remembering passwords!

February 27: iPhoto 101 - Learn the basics of saving and storing your photos in iPhoto, as well as how to create albums, events, and more. This class is for Mac users.
Need some individual tech help?  Come by and Saturdays from 12:00 to 3:00 for Drop-In Tech Help with Andy.

Wed, Feb 5 at 11:00 am- Community Story Time with Fire Fighter Karen G.
At this special story time, Karen will read books about fire fighters and answer questions about her cool job! Mark your calendars: Meet Police Officer Erika Moir on Wednesday, March 25th at 11:00! Story Time is every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 11:00.  Scroll down for more regular weekly kids programs.

Thurs, Feb 6 at 5:30 pm-  Parenting Workshop:  Children's Incredible Minds- Cognitive Development
We'll have a panel with doctors, dentists, and nutritionists.  Learn about how to instill healthy habits and ask your pressing questions!
A free series of workshops focused on children ages 0-5 brought to you by the library and Bright Futures for Children. Child care and dinner are provided! Come to learn and grow.

March 5th-   Kindergarten Transitions: Getting Ready for Telluride Elementary School!

Mon, Feb 10 at 6:00 pm- Sound Bath Healing with Jane and Jay
A sound bath is part meditation, part listening exercise.  Sound baths are healing musical performances played with Himalayan singing bowls, crystal bowls, planetary gongs, biosonic tuning forks, drumming, and chanting. Participants lay on the floor in supported savasana (corpse pose) and let the waves of sound wash over them. Please join us for this once a month very special event.  Jane Del Piero and Jay Holt are the owner operators of LuvLight Alternative Healthcare. Upcoming dates: March 16th

Tues, Feb 11 at 6:00 pm- Taming Inflammation Talk with Dr. Abigail Seaver
Join us for a winter wellness series with Dr. Abigail Seaver.  Please sign up in advance.
Feb. 11th- Taming Inflammation Naturally: We will learn what causes inflammation and how to reduce it naturally to minimize pain and prevent chronic disease.
March 10th- Healthy Bones at Any Age: We will learn the most effective nutritional strategies for both men and women to build and maintain healthy bones at any age.
Dr. Seaver is a naturopathic doctor who has been practicing family medicine in Ridgway since 2004.  She specializes in the treatment of hormone imbalance, digestive problems, fatigue, and inflammatory conditions.

Tues, Feb 11 at 6:00 pm- Talking Gourds Poetry Club @ Telluride Arts 
Meet at the Telluride Arts Gallery across the street from the library for an evening of wine and poetry.  The Telluride Institute’s Talking Gourds Poetry Club is proud to present Kyce Bello of Santa Fe.
After the featured poet performs, the gourd is passed and everyone is welcome to share a poem (your own work or the work of another) on the month's theme.  The theme prompt for this month will be “Family Tree.”
Talking Gourds Poetry Club meets every month and is a partnership with the Telluride Institute, Inc. Everyone is welcome!

Wed, Feb 12 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm- Legal Aid (via video)
A free legal clinic for parties who have no attorney, takes place on the second Wednesday of every month. By computer link, volunteer attorneys will answer questions, help fill out forms, and explain the process and procedure for all areas of civil litigation, including family law, property law, probate law, collections, appeals, landlord-tenant law, small claims, veterans issues, and civil protection orders. Please call (970) 728-4519 to schedule an appointment.

Thurs, Feb 13 at 4:00 pm- Victorian Valentines
Come by and make old-fashioned Valentines with materials supplies by the library and inspiration provided by the Telluride Historical Museum.

Thurs, Feb 13 at 5:15 pm- Booze & Books @ The West End Bistro
Join other bibliophiles on the second Thursday of every month to discuss what books you are reading, have read, or would like to read while sipping on libations at The West End Bistro at the Hotel Telluride.

Fri, Feb 14 at 1:00 pm- Valentine's Day Party
Come celebrate at the library after school!

Sun, Feb 16 at 10:00 am - Authors Uncovered: Brick By Brick
Join us for a talk and signing, as well as bagels and coffee, with Karen Sherman, author of BRICK BY BRICK: Building Hope and Opportunity for Women Survivors Everywhere.  This powerful memoir weaves the stories of valiant women who survived war and conflict with the struggle of the author, a long-standing international women’s rights advocate working to recover from her own history of abuse. The remarkable strength of these women helped Karen find her own way—through conflict zones, confrontations with corrupt officials, and painful questions about her marriage and career—to a renewed commitment to her family and a new path forward.
Karen Sherman has spent her life advocating for women in war-torn and transitional countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Congo, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Sudan, Kosovo, and the former Soviet Union. Throughout her 30-year career in global development, Sherman has met and interviewed thousands of women. Their remarkable stories of strength, courage, resilience, and resourcefulness fuel what she believes to be true: championing women’s education and economic participation has the power to transform the lives of women and the future of families, communities, societies, and, ultimately, the world. Currently, Sherman serves as President of the Akilah Institute, Rwanda’s only women’s college.

Mon, Feb 17 all day - Presidents Day
The library will be closed in honor of Presidents Day.

Tues, Feb 18 at 10:00 am and 6:00 pm- English Conversation Hours @ Wilkinson Public Library and Baked In Telluride
Meet new friends and practice your English conversation skills!  10 am is at the library and 6 pm is at BIT. ¡Conoce nuevos amigos y practica tu inglés de conversación!

Tues, Feb 18 at 6:00 pm- Daring Greatly with Hilaree Nelson @ Sheridan Opera House
Join us for a very special Watershed Expedition Series with Hilaree Nelson. Hilaree will talk about her long, adventurous life in the world of mountain mountaineering, including how she got started in the world of mountaineering, and she will show show of photos and video of her ski descent of Lhotse this last fall. She will focus on the behind the trials and tribulations of failure, raising kids, and passion as a compass.
Recently named the captain of The North Face Athlete Team, Hilaree is a seasoned adventurer with more than 40 expeditions to some of the most remote corners of the globe. Her passion and dedication to climbing and skiing has won her recognition as a 2018 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year. She has become a mentor for an upcoming generation of mountain athletes. As a member of Protect Our Winters Riders' Alliance, she shares her stories and life experiences as a voice for advocacy of our wild places.
Watershed Expedition series is a twice yearly adventure presentation brought to you by the library and the Watershed Education Program of the Telluride Institute.

Wed, Feb 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm- Lib at the Lib Adult Craft Night
Make origami crane mobiles from discarded book pages with Melissa Sumpter at this month's "Lib at the Lib", a monthly adult craft night with the Wilkinson Public Library at the Liberty Lounge. All supplies are provided! Space is limited to 20 people, so make sure to sign up today!

Thurs, Feb 20 at 5:00 pm- Spanish Happy Hour @ La Cocina de Luz
Meet at La Cocina the third Thursday of every month to practice Spanish with Gloria and Hank from the library and other Spanish speakers from the community. The library will provide the appetizers.  All levels are welcome!

Mon, Feb 24 at 6:00 pm- Mountainfilm for Locals: Indomitable Spirit
Join us for an evening of short films celebrating the indomitable spirit. Free and open to the public! This three-part winter series is presented as a partnership between Wilkinson Public Library and Mountainfilm.  Playlists for these events can be found here.
March 30th- Adventure Shorts

Tues, Feb 25 at 1:00 pm- Pinhead No School Sciecne
Do some cool science experiments with the help of the scientists from Pinhead Institute!

Wed, Feb 26 from 5:30 to 6:30 pm- Club de Lectura Español/Spanish Book Club
Acompáñenos en leer En el tiempo de las mariposas. Este mes hablaremos sobre Parte II, páginas 87-197. Este evento es en español.
Pick up a copy of In The Time of Butterflies while supplies last and join in this monthly Spanish language book club.


Story Time is every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 11:00.  There is also a story time on Saturdays at 11:30 am.  On Mondays, stick around for Stay and Play for age appropriate toys and activities for your little one!

I Heart Art  is every Monday at 3:30 pm.  Come do an art project with Jeannie!

Learn to code at Pinhead Institute's Cyber Clubhouse and Girls Who Code every Tuesday at 2:15 pm. (Please note: Cyber and Code will be on break through February 4th)

Get some help with math (grades K-12) with Mr. Dan at 3:30 on Tuesdays! Please sign up online in advance.

"Paws" for Reading is every other Tuesday at 3:15.  Is your child a bit shy when it comes to reading, or maybe they just need a bit more practice reading out loud? Or perhaps they just love reading to a furry friend! Sign up at the Youth Services desk to read with our local therapy dog, Chief Brody! All ages are welcome!

Kids Cook is Wednesdays at 3:30 pm. Kids learn how to make a healthy snack or small dish with ingredients supplied by the library.

Join us every Wednesday from 6 to 7 pm for a a weekly ukulele jam for all ages and levels.

Have some science fun with your toddler!  Pinhead Institute will offers STEM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), age-appropriate activities on Thursdays at 10:30 am.


Sharpen those cooking skills every Tuesday at 2:30 at Teen Cooking Club.  We'll make tasty dishes with ingredients supplied by the library.

Fun times every Wednesday at 3:30 with Wednesday Challenge.  Join us for everything from Minute to Win it to Life Size Clue to a Cupcake Decorating Competition.

Join us every Wednesday from 6 to 7 pm for a a weekly ukulele jam for all ages and levels.

Join us every Thursday at 3:30 for Marvel Movie Madness.

Use your random knowledge to help your team win prizes at Teen Trivia every Friday at 4:00!


Need help preparing for your GED? We have two GED study groups.  Mondays at 4:30 in English and Thursdays (Groupo de Estudio Para el GED en Espanol) at 4:30 in Spanish.

Join us every Wednesday from 6 to 7 pm for a a weekly ukulele jam for all ages and levels.

Don't throw your device out the window! Come by Saturdays from 12:00 to 3:00 for Drop-In Tech Help with Andy.

See our website or grab a paper calendar for a complete listing of fitness and wellness classes!

As always, all events are FREE and take place at WPL unless otherwise indicated. 

Tune in to KOTO Community Radio from 12:00 - 1:00 every other Wednesday for  Bibliotecaradio  with Gloria, Bria, and Hank!  Spanish language music and information. 91.7 and 89.3 in Telluride and Ophir, 89.5 in Norwood, and 105.3 Down Valley or stream it live at

Sintoniza la estación de radio KOTO para el programa Bibliotecaradio con Gloria, Bria, y Hank!  El programa está en español y es los cada dos miércoles a las 12:00 a 1:00 pm.  91.7 y 89.3 en Telluride y Ophir, 89.5 en Norwood, y 105.3 Down Valley o conéctate en vivo a