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We’ve been collecting responses to our community survey over the past few months in preparation for developing our strategic plan for the next 3 years, but we need more!! Now is your chance to give input on the future of programs, services and collections at the Mancos Public Library. There are a few ways to participate:
1) First, complete the community feedback survey, either online here or by stopping by the library and picking up a print copy. If you’ve already completed a survey in the last couple of months, THANK YOU for your input!
2) Next, participate in our Focus Group – join other community members in a guided discussion to help the library understand your needs and interests as well as an opportunity to provide input into future plans. The date and time of the focus group is still TBD, if you’re interested in participating please call Lee Hallberg at (970)533-7600.
3) Finally, join the Friends of the Library, or become a library volunteer – the best way to understand the operations of the library is to get involved! Friends & volunteers are on the front-lines, constantly helping us to improve everyone’s library experience (plus, Friends & volunteers get invited to all the cool parties!) Contact the library today if you’d like to help out!
Join the 2014 Great Decisions discussion group at the Mancos Public Library. First meeting of 2014: Monday, January 27th at 10:00 am. Come get to know the group and sign-up for this year’s briefing book.
Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs. The program model involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book, watching the DVD and meeting in a Discussion Group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today.
Each year, eight topics are chosen by a panel of experts. This year we tackle critical issues from the relationship between Israel and the U.S. to China’s foreign policy.
For more information call the Mancos Public Library at 970-533-7600 or visit http://www.fpa.org/great_decisions/
The Mancos Public Library will offer another “Science Friday” session on Friday, December 13th, at the library. The morning class from 10:00-11:30 is for grades K-3rd. The afternoon class is from 1:00-2:30 and is geared towards grades 4-8. This session will focus on light, and some of the amazing effects it produces in nature. We will explore light sources, the way we perceive light as different colors, and the actual nature of light. You will create your own rainbow, just the way nature does it! Free. For more information please call MPL at 533-7600.
GameStop of Cortez & The Mac Ranch of Durango will join MPL staff in demonstrating and testing some of their newest electronic tools. Now in its 5th year, this popular event is an introduction to current and newly released technical devices. Visitors are invited to hold and manipulate the equipment as well as ask the experts questions about a wide range of new electronics.
The Novel Neighbors Book Group invites you to join author Marjane Ambler for readings and reminiscing from her most recent book Yellowstone Has Teeth. This event takes place Tuesday, November 12th at 6 p.m. at the Mancos Public Library, Community Meeting Room, 211 West First Street in Mancos.
In Yellowstone Has Teeth, Ambler chronicles stories of life on the modern frontier relating back to the years from 1984 until 1993 when Ambler and her husband, Terry Wehrman, lived in Yellowstone. The book explores the joys and the hardships of their lives. A trip to the grocery store involved a 30-mile snowmobile ride through bison herds over a treacherous pass. Everyone they knew – including themselves – was transformed by living amongst bison and bears, forest fires, avalanches, and whiteouts.
We will be hosting it’s third “Science Friday” on Friday November 8th. The topic is “Cold Exposure: How animal bodies adapt to deal with heat and cold”. The first session is from 10:00-11:30 and is for grades K-3rd. The second session is from 1:00-2:30 and is for grades 4th-8th.
Participants will take a look at the interesting differences in animal design that create strengths and weaknesses that species of animal employ to cope with a cold, as well as a hot environment. Each design consideration is a compromise, and perfection is not possible. Nonetheless, a wide variety of successful animal species that survive cold and heat are testament to nature’s wisdom in establishing a diversity of successful design strategies.
Free! For more information please call MPL at 533-7600.