Calendar of Events

November 19, 2019

Baby and Me for Families

Early literacy through stories, songs, and rhymes for ages 0-3. Storytime starts at 10, then repeats at 11 with playtime in between.

Start: November 19, 2019 10:00 AM
End: November 19, 2019 11:30 AM
Venue: Story Hour Room @ Montrose Regional Library Story Hour Room @ Montrose Regional Library
Phone: 970.249.9656 x2
Address:
320 S. 2nd St., Montrose, CO, 81401, United States

Reading to Rover

Read to a Morningstar Therapy Dog
Our dogs enjoy listening to kids read!

Every Tuesday
September 3rd – December 10
3:30-4:30pm

Call or visit the desk to sign up for a 15 minute reading time.
Studies have shown that participating children make gains in reading and communication skills while building confidence and self-esteem.
We will move on to the next reader if you do not show up within 5 minutes of your reading slot.

Start: November 19, 2019 3:30 PM
End: November 19, 2019 4:30 PM
Venue: Story Hour Room @ Montrose Regional Library Story Hour Room @ Montrose Regional Library
Phone: 970.249.9656 x2
Address:
320 S. 2nd St., Montrose, CO, 81401, United States

Friends of the Library Board Meeting

The Friends of the Montrose Library Board meeting is held at 4:00 on the third Tuesday of the month, in the library meeting room.  Interested parties are welcome to attend.

Start: November 19, 2019 4:00 PM
End: November 19, 2019 5:00 PM
Venue: Montrose Regional Library Meeting Room Montrose Regional Library Meeting Room
Address:
320 S. 2nd St. , Montrose, CO, 81401, United States

November 20, 2019

Around the World in 60 Minutes

Join us in the library meeting room for a multi-lingual story time event.

Start: November 20, 2019 10:00 AM
End: November 20, 2019 11:00 AM
Venue: Montrose Regional Library Meeting Room Montrose Regional Library Meeting Room
Address:
320 S. 2nd St. , Montrose, CO, 81401, United States

Crafternoon

Craftivism is using creativity to improve the world.  The library’s Crafternoon club practices craftivism by crocheting and knitting items for charity.  Crafters have made blankets for shelter animals, afghans for nursing homes and children’s charities, and hats and scarves for homeless shelters.  All ability levels are welcome, and supplies are provided.  Feel free to bring your own personal project to work on instead and enjoy the companionship of other crafters.

Donations of acrylic worsted or washable wool-blend yarn are always needed!

Crafternoon meets on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Wednesdays every month, from 2:30 – 4:30, in the Montrose Library Meeting Room.  For more information, please call Carla or Tania at 249-9656.

Start: November 20, 2019 2:30 PM
End: November 20, 2019 4:30 PM
Venue: Montrose Regional Library Meeting Room Montrose Regional Library Meeting Room
Address:
320 S. 2nd St. , Montrose, CO, 81401, United States

Plovdiv Exhibit

Please join Montrose Regional Library for a reception celebrating a photographic exhibit of life in Montrose and our sister library city, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, on Wednesday, November 20, from 5:30pm to 7:00pm.

Browse the wonderful display of photos provided by our friends in Plovdiv, as well as the companion photos of Montrose and surrounding areas currently on display at the Montrose Regional Library. The same display occurred earlier this year at the Ivan Vazov National Library in Plovdiv.

Light refreshments will be served, and as a special treat, distinguished former Colorado State Librarian Nancy Bolt will have an assortment of authentic Bulgarian jewelry available for purchase.

*Montrose images are courtesy of Rick and Jill Myers, M&M Artistic Images; Paul Paladino; and Ben Knight. Plovdiv images are courtesy of Mihail Svirachev, Nikola Nikolov and Sonya Gencheva.

About Plovdiv

Plovdiv is the second largest city in Bulgaria, after the capital city Sofia, with 675,000 inhabitants in the greater metropolitan area. Known as the cultural capital of the country, Plovdiv sits in south-central Bulgaria on the banks of the Maritsa River and was built around seven hills, earning it the nickname “The City of the Seven Hills.”

Archaeological evidence shows that Plovdiv has been inhabited at least as far back as the 6th millennium BCE, making it one of the oldest cities in the world. As a result, the city is home to numerous archeological sites, including the Ancient Theatre of Philippopolis, a Roman-era amphitheater that currently hosts opera and concerts.

About the Plovdiv Library

The Ivan Vazov National Library is named after the Bulgarian poet and writer Ivan Vazov. Founded in 1879 and containing over 1,500,000 books, it is both the nation’s second largest and second oldest library.

Start: November 20, 2019 5:30 PM
End: November 20, 2019 7:00 PM

November 21, 2019

Art Club

We will be using liquid watercolors to create floral still life paintings in the style of Georgia O’Keeffe; leave with 1-2 completed works. This program is intended for kids ages 4-12 and their caregivers, but families are welcome.

Start: November 21, 2019 3:30 PM
End: November 21, 2019 4:30 PM
Venue: Montrose Regional Library Meeting Room Montrose Regional Library Meeting Room
Address:
320 S. 2nd St. , Montrose, CO, 81401, United States

Family Night

Enjoy a night out with us! We are making wooden snowmen and will have a nice meal together. 

Start: November 21, 2019 5:30 PM
End: November 21, 2019 7:30 PM
Venue: Naturita Community Library Naturita Community Library
Phone: (970) 865-2848
Address:
107 West 1st Avenue, Naturita, CO, 81422, United States
Cost: FREE

“MUSH!” Karen Land and her sled dog Noggin

The sport of dog mushing is a dance across some of the most remote wilderness on Earth. Completing the Iditarod is among the most difficult feats in all of sports. More people have reached the summit of Mount Everest than have made it to the Iditarod finish line behind a team of dogs.

Karen Land ran sled dogs for veteran Iditarod racer Terry Adkins for nearly four years before starting her own kennel and race team.  She is a journalist whose newspaper columns teachers use to supplement the Iditarod curriculum already utilized by schools across the globe.

Karen writes, “Everything in mushing is totally about the dogs. Patience, adaptability, compassion, courage, honesty, initiative, loyalty, optimism, perseverance, trust, and respect—these traits allow a musher and her team to keep moving forward. I have been fortunate to spend my life with a string of dogs I adore. Giving talks in school and libraries allows me to share my passion with wonderful, enthusiastic people. Thank you for having us!”

Join Karen and her sled dog Noggin for a fun program for all ages, 6:00-8:00 pm on November 21.

Start: November 21, 2019 6:00 PM
End: November 21, 2019 8:00 PM
Venue: Colorado Mesa University Cascade Building Colorado Mesa University Cascade Building
Address:
334 S 3rd St, Montrose, CO, 81401, United States

November 22, 2019

Sensory Storytime

Designed for kiddos on the spectrum, with sensory integration issues, or other developmental disabilities.

Start: November 22, 2019 10:00 AM
End: November 22, 2019 11:00 AM
Venue: Montrose Regional Library Meeting Room Montrose Regional Library Meeting Room
Address:
320 S. 2nd St. , Montrose, CO, 81401, United States
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