Businesses in Our Backyard: Frank Lister’s Time Traveler Maps, Thursday, 9/20, 7 p.m.


As part of the Businesses in Our Backyard series, Frank Lister will present Time Traveler Maps, of which he is owner and publisher. For the past 20 years he has been producing unique maps of the Southwest and beyond. Lister will discuss how these remarkable maps are produced, and will provide insights into his latest venture─an Illustrated Map and Adventure Anthology of the 1869 John Wesley Powell Colorado River Expedition. (An exhibit of Lister’s handiwork and historical illustrations by artist Glen Hopkinson showcasing the Powell expedition is on display at the Mancos Public Library.)

Thursday, September 20, 7 p.m.

Signup for Outdoor Adventures is open! OA starts Friday, August 31.

Outdoor Adventures @the Mancos Public Library

“A No Child Left Inside, Place-based, Experiential Education inspired After-School Program”

This program was developed by a team of educators, biologists, artists, outdoor recreation specialists and librarians who believe kids need an opportunity to explore, build, hike, create and work together in a kid centered community in the outdoors. They will be supervised by an adult yet the activities will be derived by the interests and passions of the kids.

Who: Kids ages 9-12 years. Each child must be able to walk/hike 2 miles over mildly rough terrain in all weather.
When: Fridays from 1:00 to 3:00pm, starting August 31, 2018.
Where: Meet at the Mancos Public Library, 211 West First Street, Mancos.
What: Activities will include exploring, playing, mapping, and hiking around the Mancos River and Cottonwood Park, as well as fort building, art projects, winter science, and researching the history, culture and environment of Mancos and ends with a family camping trip and fun adventure that kids help choose.
How: To learn more about this program, please call the Mancos Public Library at 533-7600 and speak to Jenni Kitchen. You may also like to read David Sobel’s book, Childhood and Nature from which this program was based.
Cost: $20 donation encouraged for the entire school year. Healthy snack included (Scholarships available).

Pre-registration required

Download the registration form here or stop by the library and pick one up.

Create your own outdoor adventure!


This program is a partnership with the Colorado Department of Education, State Library, local library systems, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife. It is meant to encourage Coloradans to visit our State Parks and experience all of the great outdoor recreation that this state has to offer. Check out an activity backpack containing binoculars, brochures and other educational materials.​​

The pass is good for entry only. Fishing licenses and other fees are not included.