Life Is An Adventure With “Along the Silk Road: A Journey Across Kyrgystan”


Join us on Thursday, December 10​ at 6 pm for this slideshow presentation as the next program in the library’s Life Is An Adventure series. In late spring and early summer of 2014, Duncan and Linda Rose spent eight weeks following the Silk Road across Central Asia and Far Western China. This presentation focuses on Kyrgyzstan, the most western of the five Central Asian republics. A land of high mountains, high desert and semi-nomadic herders, Kyrgyzstan is starkly beautiful and warmly welcoming. Come see for yourself what Duncan and Linda discovered as they traversed this unique land at the crossroads of Central and Western Asia.

Duncan and Linda moved to the Four Corners from the Southeast a little over five years ago. Linda, (a studio artist with an MFA in fiber and former teacher of art and humanities) and Duncan (a former city/county manager and retired management consultant) have been privileged to travel much of the world, having visited over 50 countries over the years. Linda is an avid hiker and creates photo journal books of their travels. Duncan is an avid fly fisherman. Both are vey active in the community. They have two delightful daughters.

For more information about this program please call 970-533-7600.

December Basic Adult Computer Classes

mpl-techWednesday, Dec. 2, 1-2:30 p.m.

  • Microsoft Word lists, tables and graphics

Wednesday, Dec. 9, 1-2:30 p.m.

  • Introduction to Microsoft Excel

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 1-2:30 p.m.

  • Microsoft Excel formulas.

Bring your own laptop (Windows or Mac) if you have Microsoft Office installed or borrow a library laptop to use at the class.

Please sign up by calling the library, 970-533-7600, or in-person at the library.

November 22, 2015 | Posted in: Events |

“Ask an Expert”, Technology Petting Zoo and Holiday Maker Fair

On Saturday, December 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mancos Public Library is holding a technology help and “petting zoo” day and a holiday craft “maker” event.

Experts will be on hand to answer your technology questions — bring your own device and play with new gadgets and demo items.

Holiday-themed crafts including card-making, cranberry-popcorn garlands, and folded stars.

PLUS: Family Movie Night showing of “Spare Parts”

November 11, 2015 | Posted in: Events |

Thursday, Nov. 19, 6 p.m. – Indie Lens Pop-Up film: “Autism in Love”

Indie Lens Pop-Up, presented by the Independent Television Service (ITVS), Independent Lens, and Mancos Public Library, is excited to offer an advance screening of Autism in Love, a film by Matt Fuller.

In Autism in Love, four adults at different places on the autism spectrum open up their personal lives as they navigate dating and romantic relationships. Eye-opening, first-person portrayals show that despite many challenges faced by those with autism, love can find a way. Through these stories, we see that autism isn’t a one-size-fits-all disorder, and just like neurotypical people (those without developmental disabilities), those on the spectrum also experience the complexity, heartache, and joy that all come when making a romantic connection. Autism in Love was called “affectionate but clear-eyed” by The Hollywood Reporter.

November 10, 2015 | Posted in: Events |

Celebrate International Games Day with your Mancos Public Library, Saturday, November 21st

INTERNATIONAL GAMES DAY AT MANCOS PUBLIC LIBRARYMancos Public Library and hundreds of libraries across the country will join the American Library Association (ALA), Nordic Game Day, and Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) in celebrating the popularity and educational, recreational, and social value of video and board games for International Games Day @ your library on Saturday, November 21, 2015.

Looking for a place to hang out and have fun with your friends or family?  Read, learn, play during International Games Day @ your library. On Saturday, November 21st, the Mancos Public Library will host special game programs and events to celebrate our national love of video and board games.

More information about this event can be found at

November 6, 2015 | Posted in: Events |