Honey Bee and Thistle

WHAT: FREE program about Beehives and Beekeeping

WHO:  Mancos Public Library

WHEN: Thursday, June 19, 6 p.m.

WHERE: Mancos Public Library, 211 First Street

For more information, Visit these websites:

Mancos Public Library www.mancoslibrary.org

Four Corners Beekeepers Association www.4cornersbeekeepers.com

On Thursday, June 19 at 6 p.m. the Mancos Public Library presents a program about Beehives and Beekeeping. This program will explore the current plight of bees including theories about Colony Collapse Disorder, the importance of bees as pollinators, the ways in which we can support the survival of bees, and different types of backyard beehives. Take a peek at the new colony of bees residing in a hand crafted hive here outside the Mancos Public Library. Join Paula Nelson, President of the Four Corners Beekeepers Association and Barry Livingston, professional custom carpenter to learn more about the resurgence of beekeeping and the basic principles of building and maintaining a healthy hive.

Bidding is now open for a night’s stay at the Jersey Jim Fire Lookout Tower!


Jersey Jim Fire Tower




Once again this year the Jersey Jim Foundation has donated two nights to auction off as a fundraiser for the library. Each one-night stay is being auctioned off individually. The dates are Friday, August 15, and Saturday, August 16.


To place a bid, you must create an account. You can do that here. (This information will only be used to contact the winning bidder.)


Fizz, Boom Read! Summer Reading Program @ the library

Fizz, Boom, Read

The Mancos Public Library’s 2014 Summer Reading Program theme is “Fizz, Boom, Read!”  All students ages 5-12 are invited to participate in the programs, which will run on Wednesdays 10:30-12:00 pm, June 4th, 11th, 28th, and *27th(a Friday). Registration is necessary and the forms are available at the Library.

The Fun:

June 4th:  Explosive Chemistry with the Fort Lewis College Chemistry Department. Join us for a some wonderful experiments that will be sure to inspire and educate.

June 11th:  Playground Theater is coming to Mancos! Boulder’s own Playground Theater will entertain us with classic tails with a twist. A bit of STEAM programming (Science, Technology, Engineering, ARTS, and Mathematics) to round out our science infused summer reading program.

June 18th:  The Buzz on Bees!  Did you know MPL has its own bee hive? Bee experts from around the Four Corners region will help us to understand just how important these little workers are for pollination and honey production.  We will also do some fun bee inspired art.

June 27th*: Astronomy Day and Night with the Four Corners Star Gazers.  During the day MPL will be home to an indoor Planetarium.  We will also have several activities about stars, star gazing, and the solar system to prep us for an evening star gazing party. More details forthcoming!

Wholesome snacks will be provided during each program. Younger children may attend (under 5) if accompanied by an adult throughout the program. We will also conduct a reading contest bingo for kids and a word challenge for teens with ice-cream when they are half completed, and books of their choice as prizes for all who complete the bingo or word challenge.  Teens who complete the word challenge are also eligible to win a GoPro camera or cash. bingos and word challenges are not due in until mid-August. Questions? Please call the library at 533-7600and ask for Kate. We look forward to an exciting summer of fun and reading!

June is Summer Reading Program Fun, @ MPL





Join the Mancos Public Library for some Summer Reading Program Fun! Wednesdays in June, 10:30-12:00, at MPL.

6/4 Explosive Chemistry with the Fort Lewis College Chemistry Department.

6/11 Boulder’s own Playground Theater!

6/18 The Buzz on bees: Come meet our hive and learn from the Four Corners Bee Keepers.

*6/27 (Friday) Astronomy Day (and Night!) with the Four Corners Stargazers.

For ages 5 and up.  Free! Registration necessary.  Call MPL at 533-7600 for more info.


Chinese Characters In Art with Artist, Bronwyn Strickland, Thursday, May 1 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

A Prayer for China
Join us for an art demonstration and interactive session with Dolores artist, Bronwyn Strickland. Thursday, May 1, 2014, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm, Mancos Public Library, 211 West First Street in Mancos. Chinese food donated by the Hunan Restaurant and refreshments will be provided. This is a free event. All ages are welcome.
Learn about Bronwyn’s artistic process, discover the way Chinese words can enhance art, and create your own masterpiece! An exhibit of Bronwyn Strickland’s paintings are currently displayed on the library Art Wall through May 6th. Bronwyn Strickland received a B.A. in Chinese at Arizona State University in 2010.
For more information, please call Mancos Public Library at 970-533-7600.

Cowboy Half Marathon Fund Raiser for the Library

Are you looking to test your mettle as a runner? Or, maybe you want to stay in shape while helping out a good cause?  Run for the Mancos Public Library in the inaugural Cowboy Half-Marathon!  To participate for the library, you must declare that you are running for the “Mancos Public Library Team” to race director Ben Hahn by May 10th at mancosproject@gmail.com . A portion of your race entry will be directly donated to the library! How much more motivation do you need?
Registration information and details about the race can be found on the Mancos Cowboy Half-Marathon webpage: www.cowboyhalfmarathon.com.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Watercolor Painting Demonstration with Jan Wright, Thursday, March 27, at 2 pm

Join us for a Watercolor Painting Demonstration by artist, Jan Wright, Thursday, March 27 beginning at 2 pm in the Community Meeting Room. Watch as she demonstrates painting her meticulous interpretation of ancient Puebloan architecture. Come by to see her work, Mesa Verde Watercolors, depicting various sites in the National Park. Her paintings are currently on display on the library’s “Art Wall” until April 3rd

Visionary and spiritual artist Jan Wright presently lives on the edge of wilderness in southwestern Colorado, with the Mesa Verde Range out her front door. Many of her intensely vibrant watercolors express Fifth World energies: that of manifesting Spirit in the physical. Spirit Beings, whether animals or ancients, often hide within the textures, shadows, and reflections of her paintings. She also creates medicine shields, dream catchers, and fans with leather, bead work, intricate knotting, and feathers, fur, stones, and charms.

For more information about the demonstration please call the Mancos Public Library at 533-7600.

Community Cinema: The Trials of Muhammad Ali, Thursday, March 20 at 6 pm

WHAT: FREE preview screening of The Trials of Muhammad AliÛ
WHO: Mancos Public Library
WHEN: Thursday, March 20, 6 p.m.
WHERE: Mancos Public Library, 211 First Street

For more information call 533-7600 or visit www.mancoslibrary.org

This will be screening the theatrical version of The Trials of Muhammad Ali, which runs 94 minutes and includes a few extra scenes not in the broadcast version.

On Thursday, March 20 at 6 p.m. the Mancos Public Library presents an advance screening of The Trials of Muhammad Ali. This film explores the extraordinary and complex life of the legendary athlete outside the boxing ring. From joining the controversial Nation of Islam and changing his name from Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ali, from his refusal to serve in the Vietnam War in the name of protesting racial inequality to his global humanitarian work, Muhammad Ali remains an inspiring and influential figure. Outspoken and passionate in his beliefs, Ali found himself in the cross hairs of conflicts concerning race, religion, and wartime dissent. Community Cinema and Independent Television Service (ITVS) present this film Directed by Academy Award-nominated director Bill Siegel.