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Basalt, 81621 United States

October 2021

Music at the Library: Day of the Dead Celebration featuring Jarbe Mexicano Band

October 22 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Basalt Regional Library, 14 Midland Ave.
Basalt, 81621 United States
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Day of the Dead: A Celebration of Life Border band Jarabe Mexicano presents one of Mexico's most dynamic and cherished holidays, Día de los Muertos, through their distinctive brand of versatility and charm. With an altar and stories commemorating their deceased loved ones, as well as popular icons like Ritchie Valens, Bob Marley, and Juan Gabriel, this concert features musical selections that range from traditional Latin folk to more contemporary genres such as Rock & Roll and Reggae-Cumbia. Endorsed as…

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Knitting Knockers for Breast Cancer Awareness

October 26 @ 5:00 pm - November 9 @ 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 26, 2021

Basalt Regional Library, 14 Midland Ave.
Basalt, 81621 United States
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We are recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October by inviting our patrons to help fulfill a need for women who have undergone breast surgery or mastectomies. With the help of the Knitted Knockers organization, the Yarn Group will hold workshops to assist knitters and crocheters who would like to make handmade breast prosthesis. The Yarn Group will be able to help read the patterns and get you started. New knitters are welcome! We will provide a limited supply of…

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Author Talk with Julian Rubinstein

October 26 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Basalt Regional Library, 14 Midland Ave.
Basalt, 81621 United States
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Julian Rubinstein explores the multigenerational saga of race and politics that runs from the civil rights movement to Black Lives Matter. On the last evening of summer in 2013, five shots rang out in a part of Northeast Park Hill. In "The Holly", we see how well-intentioned efforts to curb violence and improve neighborhoods can go badly awry, and we track the interactions of law enforcement with gang members who conceive of themselves as defenders of a neighborhood. To ensure…

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Paws to Read

October 27 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 27, 2021

Basalt Regional Library, 14 Midland Ave.
Basalt, 81621 United States
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Children in grades 1st - 4th are invited to read to a lovable dog for 15 minutes! This relaxed and stress free environment lets kids practice their reading without any pressure. Who wouldn't love reading to a sweet and cuddly pooch? Registration suggested. Call 970-927-4311, ext 1021 for more information.

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Day of the Dead Art / Arte De Dia De Los Muertos

October 30 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Basalt Regional Library, 14 Midland Ave.
Basalt, 81621 United States
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Día De Los Muertos (The Day of The Dead) honors the lives of those who have passed away. In this bilingual program, made possible by the Basalt Library and Anderson Ranch Arts Center, we will create colorful altars with wood, paper, tissue paper, and other exciting mixed-media materials. This program is meant to inspire you to create your own unique traditions and art forms in honoring the memories of the dead, our ancestors, and even a family pet. How might…

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Drive In Movie

October 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Basalt Regional Library, 14 Midland Ave.
Basalt, 81621 United States
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We are back with another season of outdoor movies, with a movie every month from June to October. We're ending the season with a Halloween favorite. Check out basaltlibrary.org/events-calendar. The movie will begin after sunset. Participants must adhere to current public health recommendations. Spaces will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. We look forwarded to seeing you!

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November 2021

Raising a Reader – Little Red Bag Club

November 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until November 30, 2021

Basalt Regional Library, 14 Midland Ave.
Basalt, 81621 United States
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Raising A Reader - Aspen to Parachute invites you to our "Little Red Bags Club" for parents and their 0-to 5-year-old children who are not enrolled in school. Join us for a weekly hour of story time, activities, and snacks. Our classes support brain development and social skills. *Weather permitting, story time will take place outside on the lawn. During inclement weather it will take place in the Treehouse room inside the library.

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Yarn Group

November 2 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Basalt Regional Library, 14 Midland Ave.
Basalt, 81621 United States
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Knitters and crocheters (and any other yarn workers) come together to work on and discuss projects, yarn, and techniques. Open to all; bring your own supplies and works-in-progress. Your help with masking wearing and social distancing is appreciated.

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Basalt Regional Library Book Club

November 3 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Basalt Regional Library, 14 Midland Ave.
Basalt, 81621 United States
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Meet outside, and enjoy the fresh summer air during an informal discussion of all things books. We'll look at highlights from some new releases, and share books we've been reading, as well as take a peek at the shortlisted titles from the Aspen Words Literary Prize!

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Quilting for Beginners

November 3 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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11/10/21
Basalt Regional Library, 14 Midland Ave.
Basalt, 81621 United States
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Ever think you would like to make a quilt? The Roaring Fork Quilting Guild will lead a four-week workshop making itty-bitty quilts, also known as potholders. All the basics will be covered, including: getting to know your sewing machine's tension, maintenance, cleaning, thread types, needles, 1/4 inch seam practice, pattern choices, fabric choices, cutting, piecing and pressing, building a "sandwich", quilting and binding. The Guild will also review quilting terms and resources both online and regional. Enrollment is limited and…

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Upcycling! Session One

November 4 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Basalt Regional Library, 14 Midland Ave.
Basalt, 81621 United States
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Let's Upcycle! Refresh your wardrobe and find some new use for those old linens with our Upcycling Queen, Claire Wright of Cosecha Textiles. You bring your items needing some tlc and we will provide sewing machines, sewing supplies, and expertise to turn your clothes into something brand new! We are offering two sessions. Registration is limited! Please contact cclick@basaltlibrary.org. Session One: Thursday, Nov. 4, 3-7 pm & Friday, Nov. 5, 3-5 pm Session Two: Saturday, Nov. 6 11 am -…

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Grab & Go Activities for Kids and Teens

November 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Basalt Regional Library, 14 Midland Ave.
Basalt, 81621 United States
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Try a different craft or activity each week, provided by the Basalt Regional Library and The Art Base! Perfect for kids and teens looking for a hands-on project, these activities can be scaled up or down depending on your crafter's grade level. Pick up a Grab & Go Activity kit on Saturday at 10 AM at the library's main entrance, while supplies last. Spanish and English Instructions for each activity will be included in your kit and posted on the…

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Upcycling! Session Two

November 6 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Basalt Regional Library, 14 Midland Ave.
Basalt, 81621 United States
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Let's Upcycle! Refresh your wardrobe and find some new use for those old linens with our Upcycling Queen, Claire Wright of Cosecha Textiles. You bring your items needing some tlc and we will provide sewing machines, sewing supplies, and expertise to turn your clothes into something brand new! We are offering two sessions. Registration is limited! Please contact cclick@basaltlibrary.org. Session One: Thursday, Nov. 4, 3-7 pm & Friday, Nov. 5, 3-5 pm Session Two: Saturday, Nov. 6 11 am -…

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Manualidades Para Niños en Español – Crafts for Kids in Spanish

November 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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11/13/21
Basalt Regional Library, 14 Midland Ave.
Basalt, 81621 United States
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Acompañé a la Sra. Jiménez en una clase de manualidades pintando piedras. Apropiado para los grados 2-4. 10 estudiantes máximo. Haga clic en el enlace para registrarse: https://forms.gle/CoRQRm2gB1ewah7f8 Come join Mrs. Jimenez for a rock painting craft class. Appropriate for grades 2-4. 10 students maximum. Click the link to register: https://forms.gle/pBnr53FAg5XPnRmA9

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Take & Create: Stamp Making

November 9 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Basalt Regional Library, 14 Midland Ave.
Basalt, 81621 United States
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Draw, carve and chisel your way to a beautiful design that you can use to make cards, signs or gift tags. Stamp making can bring you joy (or pain) for hours on end. This kit will have everything you will need to make your very own custom stamps. Available while supplies last. Please note: this kit has sharp tools. Use care when handling.

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Raising a Reader – Little Red Bag Club

November 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until November 30, 2021

Basalt Regional Library, 14 Midland Ave.
Basalt, 81621 United States
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Free

Raising A Reader - Aspen to Parachute invites you to our "Little Red Bags Club" for parents and their 0-to 5-year-old children who are not enrolled in school. Join us for a weekly hour of story time, activities, and snacks. Our classes support brain development and social skills. *Weather permitting, story time will take place outside on the lawn. During inclement weather it will take place in the Treehouse room inside the library.

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Google Apps for Beginners

November 10 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Basalt Regional Library, 14 Midland Ave.
Basalt, 81621 United States
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Explore the many options your Google account offers, including docs, sheets, forms and more. Participants need to have a google account created prior to class, and must know their login information. Register by calling 970-927-4311 ext. 1013 or emailing cbaumgarten@basaltlibrary.org.

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Quilting for Beginners

November 10 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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11/10/21
Basalt Regional Library, 14 Midland Ave.
Basalt, 81621 United States
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Ever think you would like to make a quilt? The Roaring Fork Quilting Guild will lead a four-week workshop making itty-bitty quilts, also known as potholders. All the basics will be covered, including: getting to know your sewing machine's tension, maintenance, cleaning, thread types, needles, 1/4 inch seam practice, pattern choices, fabric choices, cutting, piecing and pressing, building a "sandwich", quilting and binding. The Guild will also review quilting terms and resources both online and regional. Enrollment is limited and…

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Family Astronomy Night

November 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Basalt Regional Library, 14 Midland Ave.
Basalt, 81621 United States
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Bring the whole family to a night of stargazing at the Basalt Regional Library, hosted by the Basalt High School Aerospace Club! Amateur astronomers of all ages can use our telescopes to get a closer look at the winter sky, check out cool books about outer space, and learn which constellations are prominent this time of year. This event is great for anyone who wants to learn more before checking out a telescope from the library. We'll keep warm by…

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Colorado Workforce Mobile Office Hours

November 12 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Basalt Regional Library, 14 Midland Ave.
Basalt, 81621 United States
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Colorado Workforce provides information and tech support for job seekers up and down the valley. Navigate websites, edit resumes, and find great job opportunities during their monthly Mobile Office Hours here at the library. Registration is required at 970-927-4311.

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Manualidades Para Niños en Español – Crafts for Kids in Spanish

November 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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11/13/21
Basalt Regional Library, 14 Midland Ave.
Basalt, 81621 United States
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Acompañé a la Sra. Jiménez en una clase de manualidades pintando piedras. Apropiado para los grados 2-4. 10 estudiantes máximo. Haga clic en el enlace para registrarse: https://forms.gle/CoRQRm2gB1ewah7f8 Come join Mrs. Jimenez for a rock painting craft class. Appropriate for grades 2-4. 10 students maximum. Click the link to register: https://forms.gle/pBnr53FAg5XPnRmA9

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Basalt Regional Library Board of Trustees Meeting

November 15 @ 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Basalt Regional Library, 14 Midland Ave.
Basalt, 81621 United States
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Monthly meeting of the Basalt Regional Library District Board of Trustees. Open to the public.

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Raising a Reader – Little Red Bag Club

November 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until November 30, 2021

Basalt Regional Library, 14 Midland Ave.
Basalt, 81621 United States
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Free

Raising A Reader - Aspen to Parachute invites you to our "Little Red Bags Club" for parents and their 0-to 5-year-old children who are not enrolled in school. Join us for a weekly hour of story time, activities, and snacks. Our classes support brain development and social skills. *Weather permitting, story time will take place outside on the lawn. During inclement weather it will take place in the Treehouse room inside the library.

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Lunch with a Side of Murder

November 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Basalt Regional Library, 14 Midland Ave.
Basalt, 81621 United States
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Are you in the mood for a jaw-dropping murder mystery? Then join us for a read out loud short story with lunch provided. Email Laura@basaltlibrary.org with any questions.

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Quilting for Beginners

November 17 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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11/10/21
Basalt Regional Library, 14 Midland Ave.
Basalt, 81621 United States
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Free

Ever think you would like to make a quilt? The Roaring Fork Quilting Guild will lead a four-week workshop making itty-bitty quilts, also known as potholders. All the basics will be covered, including: getting to know your sewing machine's tension, maintenance, cleaning, thread types, needles, 1/4 inch seam practice, pattern choices, fabric choices, cutting, piecing and pressing, building a "sandwich", quilting and binding. The Guild will also review quilting terms and resources both online and regional. Enrollment is limited and…

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Music at the Library: Autumn Strings

November 18 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Basalt Regional Library, 14 Midland Ave.
Basalt, 81621 United States
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The beauty of autumn in the mountains will be enhanced by the sounds of a string quartet featuring our talented valley musicians Emily Acri, Heather Kendrick, Abigail Dreher, and Roberto Arundale. A colorful program of string quartet repertoire featuring works from 1800 to present day. The hour-long program will include Felix Mendelssohn’s second string quartet, a work he wrote as a young man about being in love. Following the quartet will be a short piece by violinist and composer Jessie…

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Manualidades Para Niños en Español – Crafts for Kids in Spanish

November 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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11/13/21
Basalt Regional Library, 14 Midland Ave.
Basalt, 81621 United States
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Free

Acompañé a la Sra. Jiménez en una clase de manualidades pintando piedras. Apropiado para los grados 2-4. 10 estudiantes máximo. Haga clic en el enlace para registrarse: https://forms.gle/CoRQRm2gB1ewah7f8 Come join Mrs. Jimenez for a rock painting craft class. Appropriate for grades 2-4. 10 students maximum. Click the link to register: https://forms.gle/pBnr53FAg5XPnRmA9

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Raising a Reader – Little Red Bag Club

November 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until November 30, 2021

Basalt Regional Library, 14 Midland Ave.
Basalt, 81621 United States
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Free

Raising A Reader - Aspen to Parachute invites you to our "Little Red Bags Club" for parents and their 0-to 5-year-old children who are not enrolled in school. Join us for a weekly hour of story time, activities, and snacks. Our classes support brain development and social skills. *Weather permitting, story time will take place outside on the lawn. During inclement weather it will take place in the Treehouse room inside the library.

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Holiday Take & Create: Air Dry Clay Jewelry

November 30 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Basalt Regional Library, 14 Midland Ave.
Basalt, 81621 United States
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Create and wear your very own custom designs. With this kit you can shape, cut and paint your own earrings and maybe make a matching necklace. Use beads to add some spice to your design. This clay is air dry and needs nothing but the wind to harden. Kits available while supplies last.

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Raising a Reader – Little Red Bag Club

November 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until November 30, 2021

Basalt Regional Library, 14 Midland Ave.
Basalt, 81621 United States
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Free

Raising A Reader - Aspen to Parachute invites you to our "Little Red Bags Club" for parents and their 0-to 5-year-old children who are not enrolled in school. Join us for a weekly hour of story time, activities, and snacks. Our classes support brain development and social skills. *Weather permitting, story time will take place outside on the lawn. During inclement weather it will take place in the Treehouse room inside the library.

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