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14 Midland Ave.
Basalt, 81621 United States

August 2021

Young Poets Society

August 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Basalt Regional Library, 14 Midland Ave.
Basalt, 81621 United States
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Calling all poets, wordsmiths, lyricists and those with truths aching to be articulated. Join us Sunday afternoons at the library to explore the multifaceted world of poetry, featuring readings, workshops, wordplay and revelry.

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Tunes and Tales

August 3 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Basalt Regional Library, 14 Midland Ave.
Basalt, 81621 United States
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Listen to enchanting stories blended with music performed by local musicians of the Roaring Fork Valley. The Tunes & Tales program is a long-time collaboration between the Basalt Regional Library and the Aspen Music Festival & School. This program is weather permitting. Please bring your own seating arrangements. We will be practicing social distancing by separating households 6 feet apart and anyone over the age of 2 must wear a mask. When the weather is bad, Tunes & Tales will…

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Teen Olympics: Pool Noodle Fencing

August 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 3:00 pm, repeating indefinitely

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

Compete in our Teen Summer Olympics for a chance to win extra entries into our Summer Reading Grand Prize drawings and bragging rights for the year! These friendly competitions are open to students entering 5th - 12th grade, and will be held outside from 3 - 4 PM. Facemasks and adherence to social distancing guidelines are required. 8/3 Pool Noodle Fencing: En guard! See if you can earn points fencing against your friends with a pool noodle, without getting hit…

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Basalt Regional Library Book Club

August 4 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Basalt Regional Library, 14 Midland Ave.
Basalt, 81621 United States
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Now meeting outside the library, under the big tent! 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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Teen Olympics: Lego Figure Canoe Slalom

August 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Basalt Regional Library, 14 Midland Ave.
Basalt, 81621 United States
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Compete in our Teen Summer Olympics for a chance to win extra entries into our Summer Reading Grand Prize drawings and bragging rights for the year! These friendly competitions are open to students entering 5th - 12th grade, and will be held outside from 3 - 4 PM. Facemasks and adherence to social distancing guidelines are required. 8/3 Pool Noodle Fencing: En guard! See if you can earn points fencing against your friends with a pool noodle, without getting hit…

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Music at the Library: Aspen Music Festival & School Truck Concert

August 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Basalt Regional Library, 14 Midland Ave.
Basalt, 81621 United States
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The AMFS will circulate The Concert Truck throughout the Roaring Fork Valley for three weeks this summer. The truck has been converted into a concert stage complete with lights, sound, and a piano. Performances will be provided by music students or professional concert pianists. Basalt Regional Library is pleased to host the Concert Truck Thursday, August 5, 2021 @ 6:00 PM. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy classical music in our front yard.

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Drive In Movie

August 7 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Basalt Regional Library, 14 Midland Ave.
Basalt, 81621 United States
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Free

We are back with another season of outdoor movies, with a movie every month from June to October. Please check out our list of movies at basaltlibrary.org/events-calendar. The movie will begin after sunset. 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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Take & Create: Painting

August 10 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Basalt Regional Library, 14 Midland Ave.
Basalt, 81621 United States
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Free

Smooth your stressed soul with this canvas painting kit. Let your inner Van Gogh out and paint until your heart is content. This kit has everything you will need to create a masterpiece. Available while supplies last. First-come, first-served.

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Bookbinding Workshop

August 10 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 24, 2021

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

Local book artists will present the art of bookbinding in three workshops on the lawn at the Library. Techniques for selecting paper and images, developing a story, creating folios, binding them together and decorating throughout will be some of the topics during the workshops. In this first program, a discussion of the history of the written word leading into bookbinding will be led by our guest artists, along with an exhibit of their crafted books. For ages 15+; all materials…

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BRLD Finance Committee Meeting

August 10 @ 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Basalt Regional Library, 14 Midland Ave.
Basalt, 81621 United States
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A meeting of the Basalt Regional Library District Finance Committee. Open to the public. This meeting will take place in person in the community room and online via Zoom.

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Bookbinding Workshop

August 17 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 24, 2021

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

Local book artists will present the art of bookbinding in three workshops on the lawn at the Library. Techniques for selecting paper and images, developing a story, creating folios, binding them together and decorating throughout will be some of the topics during the workshops. In this first program, a discussion of the history of the written word leading into bookbinding will be led by our guest artists, along with an exhibit of their crafted books. For ages 15+; all materials…

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Captivated: An Author Talk with Kristina Hurrell

August 19 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Basalt Regional Library, 14 Midland Ave.
Basalt, 81621 United States
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Local author Kristina Hurrell will discuss her Saharan experience and her book, Captivated: An Adventure in Faith. Traveling with the Bedouins deep into the harsh Saharan Desert, Ms. Hurrell found herself in increasing danger and adversity. Her resolve to escape was fueled by her faith as she endured and transcended grueling challenges. Enjoy the warm summer breeze while listening to her experience outside the library. Please bring your own seating arrangements. * In the event of inclement weather, this event…

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Bookbinding Workshop

August 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 24, 2021

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

Local book artists will present the art of bookbinding in three workshops on the lawn at the Library. Techniques for selecting paper and images, developing a story, creating folios, binding them together and decorating throughout will be some of the topics during the workshops. In this first program, a discussion of the history of the written word leading into bookbinding will be led by our guest artists, along with an exhibit of their crafted books. For ages 15+; all materials…

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