Printmaking Demonstration with Bryan Kyle July 17th Thursday 6-7:30 pm

Join us for a printmaking presentation and demonstration with Mancos artist, Bryan Kyle. This is a free event. All ages are welcome. Learn about the artistic process of printmaking and discover simple “kitchen table” techniques for this interesting type of art! An exhibit of Bryan Kyle’s works is currently displayed on the library Art Wall. Bryan Kyle received a B.F.A. in Printmaking and is currently a freelance artist and part-time instructor at the Southwest Colorado Community College. 

5th Anniversary Celebration, Thursday, July 24, 6 to 8 pm

Celebrate 5 years

This is a community celebration of the 5 years since the library building opened.   This FREE Celebration for Everyone Who Loves the Library includes:
* 2014 Mancos Days Book Sale
* Piano Music by Lee Bartley
* Reading by John Wright from La Grulla
* Storytelling by John Pfeiffer from Fantastical Treasure Tales of the Colorado Rockies
* Cake and Ice Cream Social

Join us in celebration!

New 24/7 Library Service — information resources/databases

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To access the database you will need your patron id information. The patron id information is the 5 digit number on your library card preceded by this set of 9 numbers: 282040000*****. The *****’s will be replaced by your unique 5 digit patron bar-code number. For help or more information please call the library at 970.533.7600.

Teen Night, Friday nights thru Aug. 15th, 7-10 pm Drop-in


Exclusively for Teens: 1st time visitors must acquire a valid library card and show proof of age. Featuring · Assassin’s Creed IV-Black Flag · Battlefield 4 · Call of Duty-Ghosts · FIFA 14 · Madden 25 · Watch Dogs · InFAMOUS-Second Son · Need for Speed-Rivals  ·  Legend of Zelda-Skyward Sword  · Shaun White/Snowboarding · Just Dance 4 and snacks!


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

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Mancos Public Library

Four Corners Beekeepers Association

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.