Eclipse Party! Monday, August 21, 9:30 a.m.

Come celebrate the solar eclipse at the Mancos Public Library! Even though we’ll only see an 80% eclipse, we are still looking forward to a spectacular sight. Live stream of the NASA coverage of the event, eclipse themed snacks, and FREE eclipse glasses to the first 100 attendees.


  • 9:30 AM – Workshop: How to make a simple pinhole projector. Please bring an empty cereal box and binoculars (optional)
  • 10:00 AM – NASA Live Broadcast begins – “Eclipse Across America: Through the Eyes of NASA”
  • 10:19 AM – Eclipse begins, partial eclipse visible – viewing from the library’s outdoor spaces
  • 11:41 AM – Eclipse maximum, 80.68% of the sun covered – viewing from the library’s outdoor spaces.
  • 1:10 PM – Eclipse ends, discussion and continued viewing of the NASA Live Broadcast.
  • 2:00 PM – NASA Broadcast ends
August 10, 2017 | Posted in: Events |

“Businesses in Our Backyard”: Fahrenheit Coffee Roasters, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 7 p.m.

FAHRENHEIT COFFEE ROASTERSThe saga of Fahrenheit Coffee Roasters, located in Mancos, is one of progression: Building on barista and coffee-roaster training from the late ‘90s, they began roasting coffee beans in a convection oven, then progressed to a commercial roaster and sold wholesale to a number of shops in southwest Colorado. By 2006, they operated a kiosk in Zuma Natural Foods. In 2010 they purchased a building in the heart of Mancos, where they now sell a variety of treats along with their highly regarded coffee. “Fahrenheit” as it is affectionately known, has become a hub for community in the Mancos area. Matt Lauer and Linda James, husband-and-wife business partners, will share their successes, along with their challenges and vision for the future.

FREE Adult Computer Class: All About eBooks

Two sessions offered:

Thursday, Aug. 24, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 29, 7-8 p.m.

BYOD (Bring your own device) or use one of the library’s computers or Nooks. Learn search techniques and how to download a book to your tablet, smartphone, laptop, or other device.

Please sign up at the library or call 970-533-7600 to reserve a spot.