Basalt Regional Library Calendar of Events

March 2019

Monthly/One-time Events

Clase De Ingles
En comunidad, estudiantes pondrán metas con los maestra usadas como lecciones. Aprenderemos vocabulario a través de la lectura y juegos. Practicamos gramática con verbos cotidianos y conversaciones en base a tu trabajo, con tus hijos o con sus maestros. Tambi én ofrecemos cuidado de ni ños gratis donde los niños disfrutan y aprenden a compartir con juegos. No hay obtaculos ni barreras que nos impidan conercer y aprender. Ven y únete a esta aventura en comunidad, en un lugar seguro y amigable. Para registrarte llama a Ingrid con el Valley Settlement al (970) 230-2767 o con Berenice en la biblioteca de Basalt (970) 927-4311 ext 1002.
Viernes, Mar. 1 & 8, 12-3PM

Paws to Read *
Children in grades 1st – 4th are invited to read to a lovable dog for 15 minutes! Registration suggested.
Tues, Mar. 5 & 19, 3:30-4:30PM

The Big Talk: Philosophy Club
Philosophy Club is for people interested in having Big conversations about the meaning of life, society and the ideas and ideologies that surround us.
Tues, Mar. 5, 5:30-7PM

First Wednesday Book Club
No required books, just come and talk about what you are reading.
Wed, Mar. 6, 12-2PM

Book Review Club
No required books, just come and talk about what you are reading.
Wed, Mar. 6, 6-7PM

iCloud Basics *
Learn the basics of iCloud, including what it is, why to use it, and some of the different ways to use it. Participants will need to know their Apple ID and password. Register by calling 970-927-4311 ext. 1013 or emailing
Wed, Mar. 6, 1:30-2:45PM

Books on the Big Screen: TBA
A books adapted to film series. Is the book always better? You decide! Check our calendar of events to see this month’s title.
Wed, Mar. 6, 5-7PM

Art Explorers: Georgia O’keeffe
Come learn about American artist Georgia O’Keeffe’s life and art, then create your own vibrantly painted paper poppies! Art Explorers is an Art History program designed specifically for children and young adults ages 7 + that brings art to life in a whole new way.
Thurs, Mar. 7, 4-5PM

Joyful Parenting Series: Learn how to overcome parenting struggles and improve your relationships
In this 3 part parenting class, Lauren Raymond shares strategies for living and parenting more joyfully. Explore ways to improve your own level of joy so that you’re fully equipped to engage positively with your children, and how to infuse more joy into your interactions with your children and improve your relationship with them.
Thurs, Mar. 7, 5:30-7PM

Wizarding World Escape Room *
Join us to explore the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, find all the horcruxes and escape from Gringotts in 30 minutes or less. Sign up in groups of up to six people. Register at the front desk or by emailing This escape room is designed for adults 18+.
Fri, Mar. 8, 5-7PM

Basalt Library Seed Savers Club: Seed
Saving Introduction and 2019 Participant Registration Join the Basalt Library Seed Savers Club and become part of a growing local group of individuals who are committed to preserving the practice and benefits of seed saving. Club members also become community story tellers, creating shared narratives around the seeds, plants, growing conditions, quality of crops, and meals that they are producing from the seeds they’re saving and sharing.
Sat, Mar. 9, 10-11:30AM

iPhone 101 *
All iPhone beginners are invited to learn the basics about their device. This workshop will cover moving apps, creating folders, the control center, settings, and more. Based on iOS 12. Register by calling 970-927-4311 ext. 1013 or
Mon, Mar. 11, 1:30-2:45PM

Dungeons and Dragons
Play the iconic game Dungeons and Dragons. Some experience with D&D is necessary. Grades 5+.
Mon, Mar. 11, 4:30-7PM

After School Adventures
Come and join us after school for an engaging educational activity! We might be experimenting with science, creating an art project, or celebrating a holiday!
Tues, Mar. 12 & 26, 4-5PM

Community Discussion Series: Exploring Alternatives for Local Economies
Join us for a moderated community discussion facilitated by a panel of local presenters representing agricultural, business, political, medical and cultural realms of our community. Presenters will share readings and explore Visions, Reasons, Examples and Inspiration for declaring, developing, and maintaining a sovereign local economy, as well as facilitate open, constructive discussion with attendees. This is a series of three discussions running March-April.
Discussion one
Tues, Mar. 12, 5-7PM

Instagram Basics *
Learn the basics of the mobile social media platform Instagram. Learn how to create an account (if needed), post pictures, interact with others and more. Participants will need to bring their own mobile device, such as a smart phone or tablet. Register by calling 970-927-4311 ext. 1013 or emailing
Wed, Mar. 13, 1:30-2:45PM

Documentary Night: “Requiem for the American Dream”
The definitive discourse with Noam Chomsky, widely regarded as the most important intellectual alive, on the defining characteristic of our time – the deliberate concentration of wealth and power in the hands of a select few.
Wed, Mar. 13, 5-7PM

Free Legal Clinic *
Volunteer attorneys will assist one-on-one, via computer link for a max of 15 minutes. Sign-up at the front desk prior to the day of the clinic. If time allows, walk-ins are welcome.
Thurs, Mar. 14, 4-5PM

Finance Committee Meeting
Monthly meeting of the library’s finance committee.
Thurs, Mar. 14, 5:15-7PM

Music at the Library: A Salon Evening with Amanda Gessler
Enjoy the wonderful sounds of the Classical masters, Beethoven and Mozart, plus the renowned French Romantic composer, Franck, as executed with grace and sensitivity by Amanda Gessler. With her characteristic poise and refinement, Amanda will perform Beethoven, Mozart, and Franck.
Fri, Mar. 15, 5:30-6:30 PM

Introduction to Adobe Photoshop *
Want to know how to get started with Adobe Photoshop? Join us to learn the basics of the editing software including how to create new projects, what tools are available, how to edit images and more! Participants should bring their own
computers, with Photoshop already installed. Register by calling 970-927-4311 ext. 1013 or emailing
Mon, Mar. 18, 1:30-2:45PM

BRLD Board of Trustees Meeting
Monthly meeting of the library’s board of trustees.
Mon, Mar. 18, 5:15-7PM

Introduction to Adobe InDesign *
Want to know how to make brochures, handouts, invitations and more? Join us to learn the basics of Adobe InDesign, including how to create a new document, what tools are available, how to add objects to your page and more! Participants should bring their own computers with InDesign already installed. Register by calling 970-927-4311 ext. 1013 or emailing
Wed, Mar. 20, 1:30-2:45PM

Movies that Matter: “Adaptation”
Charlie Kaufman is a confused L.A. screenwriter overwhelmed by feelings of inadequacy, sexual frustration, self-loathing, and by the screenwriting ambitions of his freeloading twin brother Donald. While struggling to adapt “The Orchid Thief,” by Susan Orlean, Kaufman’s life spins from pathetic to bizarre.
Wed, Mar. 20, 5-7PM

Artists at the Library
Join us for an artist reception with members of the Roaring Fork Quilt Guild! Enjoy refreshments in the lobby while this month’s featured artists share how they created their collaborative “A River Runs Through” artwork. Our monthly Artists at the Library receptions provide a unique opportunity to meet and get to know our valley’s exceptional local artists.
Thurs, Mar. 21, 5:30-6:30PM

Board Game Night *
Flying broom sticks and magical spells bring the beloved book series Harry Potter to life. Come in to the library to play two new games that will take you on the adventure of a life time. Featuring Munchkin Harry Potter Deluxe, and Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle.
Fri, Mar. 22, 5-6:30PM

Google Photos Basics *
Learn how to use the Google App Photos to store, organize and share your photos. This workshop will also cover the basic editing tools available in the app. Participants should know their google account login. Register by calling 970-927-4311 ext. 1013 or emailing
Mon, Mar. 25, 1:30-2:45PM

Kidding Around Yoga
Kidding Around Yoga is a national program that specializes in teaching yoga to kids through music and movement. This program is for 1st-4th graders but they are welcome to bring a parent or guardian with them!
Mon, Mar. 25, 4-5PM

Seed Savers Club Meeting (Club Members Only)
We are a group of local community members who believe that seed saving is a valuable skill and important component of a robust, healthy, local food economy, and we are committed to developing seed that is acclimated to our growing area, and which has it’s own story and role to play within our local community. For more information please contact Signa Strom at or 970-927-4311 ext 1000.
Mon, Mar. 25, 6-7PM

Foreign Film Night: TBA
The fourth Wednesday of every month is Foreign Film Night, featuring films from other countries and languages. All movies will display subtitles. Check our calendar of events to see this month’s title.
Wed, Mar. 27, 5-7PM

Weekly/Recurring Events

Mother Goose on the Loose
An interactive, engaging storytime primarily for babies and toddlers up to 24 months. This program includes repetition and surprise with stories, fingerplays, songs, and nursery rhymes, and finishes with a short social playtime.
Mondays, 10:30-11AM

Toddler Tales
Two-year-olds (with a favorite adult) enjoy interactive stories, songs and games that encourage their emerging language skills.
Tuesdays, 10:30-11AM

Yarn Group
Join Sarah Blaine and bring your knitting, crochet or needlepoint projects. Some experience required.
Tuesdays, 5-7PM

Preschool Adventures
Stories, games, and fun. Recommended for children ages 3-5.
Mar. 7: Little Artists
Mar. 14: Guest Reader
Mar. 21: Storytelling with Merrilee
Mar. 28: Little Scientists
Thursdays, 10:30-11AM

Citizenship Civics Exam Preparation
This series follows lesson plans provided to educators by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service to prepare students for the U.S. citizenship civics exam. Lessons include content on American Government, American History, and Integrated Civics covered in the Civics Handouts with interactive games and student-centered activities.
Mar. 7: George Washington & Thomas Jefferson
Mar. 14: Benjamin Franklin & Bill of Rights
Mar. 21: Abraham Lincoln & Civil War
Mar. 28: U.S. Wars 1800/ U.S. History since 1900
Thursdays, 4-6PM

Kids Learning Lab
Children are introduced to the fascinating fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) through hands-on activities that inspire curiosity and a love of learning. Every week offers a new
opportunity to explore, build, learn or create!
Wednesdays, 3-4PM

Job Training Series
Do you need help with the job seeking process? Join us for a three session job training series.
Mar. 13: Coverletter and Resumé Writing
Mar. 20: Applying For Employment Online
Mar. 27: Interviewing
Wednesdays beginning March 13, 4:30-6:30PM

Baby Storytime
Babies from birth to 24 months will enjoy songs, action rhymes, playtime and books.
Fridays, 10:30-11AM

Drop in for a new craft project every week. You never know what we’ll have planned, but it’s always fun!
Saturdays, 10AM-12PM