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 . 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:
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

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.

We need your help!

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!

Great Decisions: 1st. meeting of 2014: Monday, January 27th at 10 am

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