What’s new at the Vallée des Estes Library – Estes Park Trail-Gazette
LIBRARY CARD EXCHANGE
From October 18
To meet the technological needs of the future, new library cards will be launched on October 18. From this day on, customers can stop by the library and choose one of four new models to replace the current cards. Full details on estesvalleylibrary.org.
SCHEDULES & SERVICES
Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sundays, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The library is open with full access to the collections, study rooms, meeting spaces and the Makerspace. The second floor offers access to a computer, with printing available. Free Wi-Fi available inside and outside the library.
1 hour library parking
Visitors to the library can use one of the seven free parking spaces marked “Reserved Library” during opening hours. Spaces are limited to one hour. These are located along the northeast perimeter of the library. No payment or permit required.
OCTOBER: CONFLICT RESOLUTION MONTH
Belonging: a conversation in the living room
Wednesday, October 13, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m., Salle Wasson (with animation in Spanish)
Humans are happiest when they feel a sense of belonging – in families, clubs, neighborhoods, schools, and religious communities. Discuss how we can strengthen a sense of belonging to our community.
Discussion on the book: “The just spirit”
Monday, October 18, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m., Salle Wasson
Social psychologist Jonathan Haidt explores why politics and religion seem to divide us, and why people tend to assume the worst about their fellow citizens. Sign up and receive information on accessing a copy of the book.
Words count: an authentic communication workshop
Tuesday October 26, 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Hondius Hall
Discover powerful skills and tools to improve communication, improve relationships and better manage conflict.
Fire station story time
Thursday and Friday, October 7 and 8, 10:30 a.m., at the Dannels fire station
Join the children’s librarians and the fire chief for stories and songs about firefighting and fire prevention. Children can tour the station and board a fire engine. No registration required.
Explorers of storybooks: “The jump of the squirrel, the sleep of the squirrel”
Saturday October 16, 11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., Salle Hondius
Preschool families are invited to Storybook Explorers, where kids ages 0-6 will enjoy activities and receive a copy of the book to take home. Register at estesvalleylibrary.org.
PREPARATION FOR COLLEGE
College: Financial Aid and FAFSA
Sunday October 10, 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Hondius Hall
Learn the basics of financial aid and FAFSA. Presented by Kaye Orten, College Planning Expert, Retired Vice Chancellor for Student Financial Services at CU-Boulder. Register through the “College Readiness” link on estesvalleylibrary.org. Individual appointments also available.
CHILDREN AND TEENS
Video game tournament
Saturday October 9 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Hondius room
Play games, make friends and share strategies using Wii for Just Dance, Super Mario Smash, Jeopardy and more. Especially for 6 to 17 year olds. Register at estesvalleylibrary.org.
DIY on Tuesdays
Tuesday October 12, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Hondius Hall
Immerse yourself in a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) activity each month, using the science for a hands-on project. Especially for 6 to 17 year olds. Register at estesvalleylibrary.org.
Book against film: “Harry Potter and the sorcerer’s stone”
Saturday October 30, 2:30 p.m. – 5 p.m., Salle Hondius
Book or movie, which one do you prefer? Enjoy pizza and drinks while watching the movie, then we’ll share and listen to our impressions. Register at estesvalleylibrary.org.
FRIENDS & FOUNDATION
Used books Cliffhanger
Cliffhanger Used Books, located next to the post office, is operated by the Library Friends & Foundation, which offers used books, movies and music at discounted prices. October hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Sci-fi titles are on sale in October for $ 2 hardcover and $ 1 paperback, plus taxes.