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Mondays – Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.Fridays – Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.Sundays, 1 – 5 p.m.
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Repatriation, Restorative Justice, and the Colorado Museum Landscape in 2023 Friday, January 27, 5:30 – 7 p.m., Hondius Room and online
Steve Nash, Senior Curator of Archaeology and Director of Anthropology at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, will help us better understand the Colorado museum landscape with respect to artifacts, and discuss the repatriation and restorative justice work his museum has done.
Get to Know the Estes Park Museum and Your Local Museum ProfessionalsWednesday, February 1, 6 – 7:30 p.m., Wasson Room and online. Director Derek Fortini and the Estes Park Museum staff, along with Karen D’Onofrio, Director of Museums and Archives at the YMCA of the Rockies, will showcase Museum services, discuss their work as museum professionals, and share their thoughts on the ideas and perspectives of Finders Keepers.
An Evening with Craig Childs
Monday, February 6, 6 – 8 p.m., Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies and onlineDon’t miss the culminating event of our 2023 One Book One Valley series: an intimateconversation with Craig Childs, author of this year’s title, Finders Keepers.
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Book vs. Movie Club: HolesSaturday, January 28, 12:30 – 3:30 p.m., Hondius Room, Book or movie—which did you like best? We’ll discuss the book, then watch the movie adaptation. Snacks and drinks provided.
Archaeology: Colorado History Comes Alive, Tuesday, January 31, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., Wasson Room Get hands-on with Colorado history! Explore replicas of Colorado artifacts (like potteryshards and stone tools) in this archaeology kit from the Colorado State Library.
Artwork Wednesday: Pop-up Valentines, Wednesday, February 1, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., MakerspaceExperiment with different art mediums and styles while creating Valentine’s Day cardsfor your family and friends.
Teen Advisory Council
Thursday, February 2, 6 – 7 p.m., Hondius Room, Monthly meeting for tweens and teens who would like to recommend ideas for library programming, future teen space design, and collection purchases for their age group.
Makerspace Crafternoon: Laser Etched Heart Lock
Saturday, February 4, 2 – 3 p.m., Makerspace repeated Thursday, February 9, 1 – 2 p.m., Makerspace, Learn how to use tools and equipment in the Makerspace by laser etching a heart lock.
Author Visit with Christina Soontornvat, Tuesday, February 7, 1:30 – 2:15 p.m., Estes Park Middle School Children’s author and Newbery Honor Book winner Christina Soontornvat will visit EstesPark Middle School. Homeschool students are invited to join. Sponsored by the Estes ParkWoman’s Club.
Library StorytimesBaby Storytime: Thurs., Fri., and Sat. at 10 a.m.Preschoolers: Thurs., Fri., and Sat. at 10:30 a.m.Read to Therapy Dog “Annie”: Wed., February 1 at 6 p.m.Read to Therapy Dog “Bo”: Tues., February 7 at 10 a.m.Pajama Storytime with Nancy Bell: Wed., February 8 at 6 p.m.
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Young Chautauqua Club, Tuesdays through April 4, 3:45 – 5:30 p.m., Hondius Room, Research the life, words, and mannerisms of a historical character, culminating in a live, costumed performance. All ages welcome.
Make a Magnifying Glass, Saturday, January 28, 2:30 – 4 p.m., Makerspace Craft a handmade magnifying glass (and test your beginning sewing skills!). All supplies provided.
Make a Welcome Sign, Thursday, February 2, 5 – 7 p.m., Makerspace repeated, Sunday, February 5, 2:30 – 4 p.m., Makerspace, repeated Thursday, February 9, 5 – 7 p.m., Makerspace. Use stencils and paint on a rustic wooden sign to decorate your door, porch, deck, or patio.
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Finders Keepers Book DiscussionMonday, January 30, 6 – 7:30 p.m., Hondius Room and online Discuss the 2023 One Book One Valley title. Copies of the book are available for checkout now, and a discussion guide will be sent prior to the meeting.
xkcd Webcomic and What If? Series Creator: Author Talk with Randall Munroe, Tuesday, January 31, 12 – 1 p.m., online. Join for what is sure to be the most fun-filled hour of the day as author Randall Munroe shares his “serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions.”
Presented with the Library Speakers Consortium, Author Talk with Aimie Runyan. Wednesday, February 8, 10 – 11:30 a.m., Hondius Room and online, Best-selling historical fiction author and Estes Park local Aimie Runyan will share her writing process and journey.
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Learn the 3D Printer, Saturday, January 28, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. For ages 15 and up.
Learn the Laser Cutter, Saturday, February 4, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., For ages 15 and up.
Free Legal Self-Help Clinic, Wednesday, February 8, 2 – 5 p.m., One-on-one legal advice for library patrons who do not have a personal attorney. Appointments are necessary and can be scheduled by calling 970-586-8116. More information at estesvalleylibrary.org/legalclinic.
Cliffhanger Used Books, located next to the Post Office, is operated by the Friends ofthe Library Foundation, offering gently-used books, movies, and music at discount prices. Opendaily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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