MPL Youth Services Summer Programs

Friday June 2 – Summer Reading Kick-Off Party!!! 

11:00a.m.-12:00p.m – Mr. Kneel performs

12:00-3:30p.m. – Face-painting, prize drawings, activities, and sign-up for the Summer Read-A-Thon.  Bring a lunch and have a picnic by the river!

Read the full schedule of activities HERE


Summer Read-A-Thon — Get all the information HERE


Tuesdays in June – Get all the information HERE


“Drawing: Choose Your Story Make Your Mark” – Materials Exploration, Saturday, June 3, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Instructor: Crystal Hartman

Saturday June 3rd, 2017 at 10am – 4pm with an hour for lunch.

Workshop Description

With the waxing of summer this workshop will activate our awareness and expression through the exploration of mark-making tools, techniques and storytelling. We will experiment with pencil, ink, chalk, collage, fibers, paint, paper, time and found objects. We will discuss and consider perspective, line, contrast, color and imagery as symbolism and metaphor in our creative work and the stories we share. We will generate creativity and build confidence in visual expression.

*Students are encouraged to bring sketchbooks and send questions and/or specific material requests before class…

About the instructor

Crystal Hartman is a studio artist and jeweler creating whimsical, carnal, sculptural delights on paper and canvas, in wax, metal, light and sound. Her artwork has been shown at locations such as the Lillstreet Gallery, Chicago and the Center for Contemporary Culture, Barcelona Spain. Her illustrations can be found through Dancing Girl Press (Chicago) and Open Country Press (Missoula, MT) and have been featured in Art Jewelry Magazine, CutBank Literary Journal, Interrupter Art and Literary Magazine, and DGO Magazine. Her sculptural jewelry is represented locally at Studio &, Durango and Gold Mountain Gallery, Telluride.

Reserve your seat now $60 + Materials

Scholarships are available. Contact Peggy, 970-560-0333.

Herb Walk-About and Evening Lecture with Instructor/Author Tammi Hartung, Tuesday, June 20

In partnership with Willowtail Springs

Willowtail Springs Nature: Herb Walk-About

Tuesday June 20th, 2017

Morning (2 hour) Walk-About 10am – 12pm at Willowtail
Evening Lecture at Mancos Library 5pm

Join Tammi Hartung for an enjoyable and informative walk on the grounds of Willowtail Springs. Tammi will be sharing how to use many of the plants that grow in the Willowtail wild spaces and gardens. FYI: Please dress for the weather, wear comfortable shoes, bring sun protection and water to drink. Also, paper, pen and a camera.

About the instructor

Tammi Hartung is an enthnobotanical herbalist and an organic farmer of more than 38 years. She and her husband, Chris, own Desert Canyon Farm in Canon City, CO where they grow more than 800 varieties of certified organic plants. Tammi speaks internationally and is the author of four books; Homegrown Herbs, The Wildlife-Friendly Vegetable Gardener, Growing 101 Herbs That Heal and her newest book, Cattail Moonshine & Medicine. She blogs at

Cost is $25 for the walk and lecture.

Scholarships are available. Contact Peggy, 970-560-0333.