Finally, things at the library are getting back to pre-pandemic normal. The doors are open and patrons are welcome to use the entire space, although those who are not yet vaccinated are encouraged to wear a mask. The Community Room, Effie Banta Meeting Room, and the Study Room are now open for reservations. To learn more and reserve space for your group or event, visit our website HERE.
Storytime for kids is back in person. Stories for little ones (lap sit) is 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. on Tuesdays; stories for all aged children is 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday. Youth Services librarian Becki leads these programs now through August 4. No registration in needed—just show up!
For teens, on July 22 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. stop in for Henna SuperFandom. Our friends from Face Fiesta will cover henna basics, including science, safety, and history, combined with design tips and instruction for creating pop culture-inspired designs—everything from Studio Ghibli, to narwhals and unicats! This class will involve fun, hands-on drawing for whatever you happen to be a super-fan of! Supplies will be provided. To register, click HERE.
On July 27, from 7:00 to 8:00, join naturalist, Martin Ogle, for a presentation that will inspire and delight you with stories, scientific insights, and the wisdom contained in his book, In the Eye of the Hawk. Ogle draws upon almost 30 years he spent stewarding 100 acres of forest wilderness, just across the river from Washington, D.C., to explore the deep and numerous connections between people and nature. As the park’s chief naturalist, Ogle relates the inner workings of the forest as well as tales from other areas, near and far. As symbolized by what the hawk “sees,” these lessons and insights ultimately lead to a vision of what future life might be like in this place. This program will practically and metaphorically reflect on our human relationship to life. To register for the program, click HERE.
Coming in August is the Busy Readers’ Book Club. On August 11 at 6:30 the selection is Angle of Repose. An American classic and iconic novel of the West. It is by National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Wallace Stegner. The story is a deeply moving narrative of one family and their experience with western settlement. Call us at 303-823-5165 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a copy of the book! To register for the program, click HERE.
Don’t miss viewing Sally White King’s “Bearable Light” art show at the library. Sally is known for her bear paintings, and the 1-dimensional three-bear sculptures of bears in the triangle garden across from The Stone Cup. Of which Sally says, “They are meant to be a little Stonehenge experience- large and sacred like the tall rocks placed so long ago in England.” There are four large paintings and some small ones disbursed throughout the museum. Sally adds, “The four new large paintings are in response to my trip on the Yampa River (Time Traveler) and Sky Shaman is a healer… ” This exhibition will be up through October 1st. The opening event July 14th was sponsored by the Lyons Arts and Humanities Commission. Learn more about Sally at SallyWhiteKing.com. For more information on the “Duo Art Show Openings” July 14, go to Lyons Recorder ARTICLE.
SUMMER READING PROGRAM (Adults & Kids)
Have you reached your summer reading goal? Two weeks left to log reading and earn prizes! https://lyonslibrary.beanstack.org/reader365
Tales and Cocktails with Joe Kuckla
The library’s opening summer community event was a big hit, with a packed Community Room. Patrons grabbed a cocktail and a seat, and enjoy connecting with their neighbors. The event was free (all “Friends of the Library” events are free); and it included two drinks. But patrons filled the two donation jars with tips for the bartender and cash for the Friends (Amanda the bartender also donated to the Friends!) Masks were not required for the event, but encouraged for those who are unvaccinated. It was a welcome first time patrons could leave the masks at home, and SEE their old friends at the library.
Many commented on how “this is what the Community Room was made for! The Community Gathering!” And, how it was nice to have the room open to the outside, with fresh evening air floating in. Some stated it was nice to have an upgrade cocktail without having to go to a dark bar with strangers. Joe Kuckla told stories about how and why he wrote certain songs, and then performed the ballads, to the delight of the audience.
Author Paula Stone Williams Speaking
At the end of June, residents enjoyed a talk by local resident and international speaker, Paula Stone Williams. This was the first in-person event of her book tour for “As A Woman; What I learned about Power, Sex, and the Patriarchy after I Transitioned” (transgender). There was a packed Community Room, with a waiting list for attendees. The author presented the group with both well-researched facts and first-hand experiences of what it is like being a woman in society, versus being a man. A lively question-and-answer period followed the talk. https://www.simonandschuster.com/…/Paula…/9781982153342
Other *PAST* Events — See the Facebook Page to keep up on events!
==July 9 == a visit from the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office to meet K-9 “Duke,” a Belgian Malinois who has been with the police department since 2016.
==June 28 == kids Craft-a-palooza (with BJ and Becki)
==July 1 == explore Owl Pellets –know what owls eat? find out by dissecting owl pellets.