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LIBRARY Magazine & Program Brochure


50th Anniversary of Apollo 11

July 2019

WHAT'S INSIDE... P.4 Adult Programs

P.4-6 Adult Programs

P.5 Library Business

P.8 Apollo 11: First Men on the Moon

P.7 Adult Book List

P.8 Apollo 11: First Men on the Moon


P.10 Pull-Out Calendar

Pull-Out Calendar

P.12 The Astronauts of Apollo 11


P.12 The Astronauts of Apollo 11

Movies & Music

P.16 Teen Book List


P.14 Movies & Music

Teen & Art Programs

P.18 Children's Programs

STAFF SPOTLIGHT Christy Baumgarten is our IT Specialist and the Digital Design member of our Marketing team. Our resident technology expert, Christy teaches the computing classes offered at the library and offers individual help sessions. She has worked for the Library for over 8 years, starting as a Library Page while she was in high school. After graduating from Basalt High School in 2011, she went on to receive an Associate Degree from CMC. Currently, she focuses on creating the Library Magazine and Program Brochure, designing posters and flyers for library programs, teaching technology classes, and devising clues for the library’s monthly escape room. Christy is an avid member of the Harry Potter fandom, and has read the books and watched the movies countless times.

Did you know...? We have a board game collection where you can check out board games and card games for one week at a time. Games include titles such as "Exploding Kittens", a kitty-powered version of Russian Roulette where players take turns drawing cards until someone draws an exploding kitten and loses the game, and "Munchkin", where players go down into the dungeon, kill everything they meet, backstab friends, and much more. Take a look at all the collection has to offer, located by the fireplace.

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Adult Programs 3D Space Photography and Star Party Join Bryan White as he takes us on an amazing 3D journey through space to observe the Aurora Borealis. After the presentation we will use one of his powerful telescopes to observe the night sky ourselves. This is a family program and all ages are welcome. Thurs, July 11, 8:30-9:30PM

Escape Sherlock's Library: Escape Room * Whether you're an Escape Room addict, or simply want to try one for the very first time, you don't want to miss this event!

Book Clubs First Wednesday Book Club No required books, just come and talk about what you are reading. Wed, July 3, 12-2PM

Book Review Club No required books, just come and talk about what you are reading. Wed, July 3, 6-7PM

Have you ever dreamed of being Sherlock Holmes' apprentice? Start your journey by trying to solve clues to escape Sherlock's Library in 30 minutes or less. Escape on time and you may be Sherlock’s next apprentice! This escape room is designed for adults 18+, but all ages welcome with an adult. Sign up in groups of up to six people. Register at the front desk or by emailing Fri, July 12, 4-7PM

Art & Design Artists at the Library: Katie Bird Join us for an artist reception with Katie Bird! Enjoy refreshments in the lobby while this month's featured artist shares her artwork and sources of inspiration. Our monthly Artists at the Library receptions provide a unique opportunity to meet and get to know our valley's exceptional local artists. Thurs, July 11, 5:30-6:30PM

Plein Air Colored Pencil Workshop * Join Colorado wildlife artist Nicolette Toussaint for plein air

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sketching in the wetlands park right behind the library. In this free workshop, you will find a subject that lifts your spirits and capture it in artwork. Colored pencils and paper will be provided to use for this class, though you are welcome to bring your own materials or sketchbook if you wish. Bring your own lunch, water for drinking, and a foldable seat or blanket to sit on. Space is limited and registration is required. Email Hannah Condon at, call 970-927-4311 ext 1003, or register at the front desk. Sat, July 20, 10AM-1PM


* Advance registration required






Free Legal Clinic * Volunteer attorneys will assist one-on-one via computer link for a max of 15 minutes. Sign-up at the front desk prior to the day of the clinic. If time allows, walk-ins are welcome. Thurs, July 11, 4-5PM

Alpine Legal Services: Ask a Lawyer Free 15 minute consultations with an attorney. No appointment necessary. Translation services are not guaranteed; please plan accordingly. Questions? Call Alpine Legal Services 970-945-8858. Thurs, July 11, 5-7PM

Gardening Seed Savers Club Meeting This is a group of local community members who believe that seed saving is a valuable skill and important component of a robust, healthy, local food economy. Members are committed to developing seeds that are acclimated to this growing area, and which have their own stories and roles to play within this community. For more information about the Seed Savers Club please contact Signa Strom at Mon, July 8, 6-7PM

Summer Gardening in the Rockies with Steph Syson Bring all your questions and join us to discuss tips & tricks for your summer garden and what to start considering for the approaching fall. We will cover strategies for pests & diseases, what can still be planted this year, seed saving basics, and fall planning. Half lecture, half hands on in the Basalt Food Park. Please come prepared to be outside for the second half -- we'll be walking from the library to the Food Park next to Valero. Tues, July 23, 5-7PM

Handiwork & Crafts Yarn Group

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Bring your knitting, crochet or needlepoint projects, share ideas with others, and get help if you need it. Hosted by Sarah Blaine. Some experience required. Tuesdays, 5-7PM

Library Business Finance Committee Meeting

BRLD Board of Trustees Meeting

Monthly meeting of the Library’s Monthly meeting of the Library’s finance committee. board of trustees. Wed, July 10, 5:15-7PM Mon, July 15, 5:15-7PM


* Advance registration required

Literature & Humanities The Big Talk: A Philosophy Club Philosophy Club is for people interested in having big conversations about the meaning of life, society, and the ideas that surround us. This month we explore the chemicals that make modern life possiblecaffeine, chocolate, tobacco and tea. These chemicals get us going, let's find out why. Tues, July 2, 5:30-7PM

Shakespeare in the Park The Hudson Reed Ensemble will present 3 scenes of Shakespeare; Taming of the Shrew, Richard III, and Romeo and Juliet. Bring a picnic and enjoy the performance at Midland Park, adjacent to Basalt Regional Library. The show will begin at 7PM and will last one hour. July 12, 13, 14, 19 & 21, 7-8PM

Genealogy Help Session * Are you curious where your ancestors came from, or where and when they lived? Discover and learn how to use all the resources available through the library, including Ancestry and RootsMagic, to bring your family history to life. Dive back in time and learn your personal backstory! Sat, July 13, 1-3PM

The Longboat Book Discussion and Photography Slideshow

The Basalt Library Foundation is proud to be hosting local author Dennis Vaughn for a discussion of, and selected readings from, his recently published book, The Longboat, a novel inspired by events relating to the historic Saffron Revolution in Myanmar. Readings from the book will be accompanied by photographs, by local photographer Paul Hilts, of some of the scenes described in the book. Sat, July 27, 5-6:30PM

Technology Classes To suggest a class topic call 970-927-4311 ext 1013 or email To book an appointment for one-on-one help, visit

Microsoft Excel Basics *

Join us to learn the basics of Microsoft Excel, including how to input data, how to use formulas, how to sort data, and more. Register by calling 970-927-4311 ext. 1013 or emailing Tues, July 9, 1:30-2:45PM

iPhone Basics *

All iPhone beginners (and anyone wanting a little help) are invited to learn the basics about their device. This workshop will cover moving apps around, creating folders, the control center, settings, and more. Based on iOS 12. Register by calling 970-927-4311 ext. 1013 or emailing cbaumgarten@basaltlibrary. org. Tues, July 16, 1:30-2:45PM

iCloud Basics *

Learn the basics of iCloud, including what it is, why to use it, and some of the different ways to use it. Participants will need to know their Apple ID and password. Register by calling 970927-4311 ext. 1013 or emailing Mon, July 22, 1:30-2:45PM

iCloud Keychain Basics *

Having trouble managing all those passwords? Learn how to use iCloud Keychain to store and manage passwords, as well as tips and tricks. Participants will need to know their Apple ID and password. Register by calling 970-927-4311 ext. 1013 or emailing Tues, July 30, 1:30-2:45PM


"The Eagle has landed." - Neil Armstrong Books About Apollo 11 and the Moon Landing Shoot for the Moon By: James Donovan When the alarm went off forty thousand feet above the moon's surface, both astronauts looked down at the computer to see 1202 flashing on the readout. Neither of them knew what it meant, and time was running out... One of the world's greatest technological achievements-and a triumph of American spirit and ingenuity-the Apollo 11 mission was a mammoth undertaking involving more than 410,000 men and women dedicated to winning the space race against the Soviets. Set amid the tensions of the Cold War and the upheavals of the sixties, and filled with first-person, behind-thescenes details, Shoot for the Moon is a gripping account of the dangers, the challenges, and the sheer determination that defined not only Apollo 11, but also the Mercury and Gemini missions that came before it. From the shock of Sputnik and the heart-stopping final minutes of John Glenn's Mercury flight to the deadly whirligig of Gemini 8, the doomed Apollo 1 mission, and that perilous landing on the Sea of Tranquility-when the entire world held its breath while Armstrong and Aldrin battled computer alarms, low fuel, and other problems- James Donovan tells the whole story.

American Moonshot By: Douglas Brinkley In anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, New York Times bestselling author and historian Douglas Brinkley tells a story rooted in heroism, bravery, and patriotism: America's race to the moon. July 20, 1969. It's a day that has earned a spot in history. It's the day that America was the first nation to succeed in sending two astronauts--Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong--to the moon. But what led to this unforgettable event? What were the stakes riding on the Apollo 11's safe landing? In acclaimed author Douglas Brinkley's account, space fans will get the riveting and factual backstory of arguably the most significant achievement of the 20th century.

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The historic launch of the Apollo 11 mission carried three astronauts toward the moon. Two of them would set foot on the lunar surface for the first time in human history as millions of people around the world followed their steps on television. The astronauts The crew of Apollo 11 were all experienced astronauts. All three had flown missions into space before. Cmdr. Neil Armstrong had previously piloted Gemini 8, the first time two vehicles docked in space. Born Aug. 5, 1930, in Ohio, Armstrong was 38 when he became the first civilian to command two American space missions. Col. Edwin Eugene "Buzz" Aldrin, 39, was the first astronaut with a doctorate to fly in space. Born

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Jan. 20, 1930, in New Jersey, Aldrin piloted Gemini 12, taking a two-hour, twenty-minute walk in space to demonstrate that an astronaut could work efficiently outside of the vehicle. For Apollo 11, he served as the lunar module pilot. The command module pilot, Lt. Col. Michael Collins, 38, was born in Italy on Oct. 31, 1930. The pilot of Gemini 10, Collins spent almost an hour and a half outside of the craft on a space-walk and became the first person to meet another spacecraft in orbit. From Earth to the moon Mission planners at NASA studied the lunar surface for two years, searching for the best place to make the historic landing. Using high-resolution photographs taken by the Lunar Orbiter satellite and close-up photographs taken by the Surveyor spacecraft, they narrowed the initial thirty sites down to three. Influencing factors included the number of

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craters and boulders, few high cliffs or hills, and a relatively flat surface. The amount of sunlight was also a factor in determining the best time to land on the lunar surface. Apollo 11 launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 9:32 a.m. EDT on July 16, 1969. While in flight, the crew made two televised broadcasts from the interior of the ship, and a third transmission as they drew closer to the moon, revealing the lunar surface and the intended approach path. On July 20, Armstrong and Aldrin entered the lunar module, nicknamed the "Eagle" and separated from the Command Service Module — the "Columbia" — headed toward the lunar surface. The lunar module touched down on the moon's Sea of Tranquility, a large basaltic region, at 4:17 p.m. EDT. Armstrong notified Houston with the historic words, "Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed." For the first two hours, Armstrong and Aldrin checked all of the systems, configured the lunar module for the stay on the moon, and ate. They decided to skip the scheduled four-hour rest to

explore the surface. A camera in the Eagle provided live coverage as Armstrong descended down a ladder at 11:56 p.m. on July 20, 1969, and uttered the words, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Aldrin followed twenty minutes later, with Armstrong recording his descent. Armstrong had the responsibility to document the landing, so most of the images taken from the Apollo 11 mission were of Aldrin. While on the surface, the astronauts set up several experiments, collected samples of lunar soil and rock to bring home, erected a United States flag, and took core samples from the crust. They spoke with U.S. President Richard Nixon, whose voice was transmitted from the White House, and placed a plaque that stated: Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the moon July 1969, A.D. We came in peace for all mankind

The astronauts also laid down memorial medallions with the names of several astronauts and cosmonauts who had perished in flight and in training (including the Apollo 11 crew and the first person in space, Yuri Gagarin). They also left a 1.5-inch silicon disk with goodwill messages from 73 countries, and the names of congressional and NASA leaders. Armstrong spent a little over two and a half hours outside of the Eagle. The astronauts traveled a total distance of about 3,300 feet as they walked around, traveling as far as 200 feet from the module to visit a large crater. They collected 47.51 lbs. of samples from the moon, and reported that mobility on the moon was easier than anticipated. At 1:54 p.m. EDT, having spent

a total of 21 and a half hours on the moon, the lunar module blasted back to where Collins sat in the Columbia. The two vehicles docked, and the crew and samples transferred to the Command Service Module before the Eagle was jettisoned into space. The astronauts headed back home. The team splashed down in the Pacific Ocean at 12:50 p.m. EDT on July 24, only a few miles from the recovery ship, the U.S.S. Hornet. After donning biological isolation garments, the crew left the Columbia and climbed into a rubber boat, where they were rubbed down with iodine in an effort to stem potential contamination. They traveled by helicopter to a Mobile Quarantine Facility aboard the ship before being taken to Houston. They remained in quarantine until Aug. 10, having completed the national goal set by President John F. Kennedy in 1961, to perform a crewed lunar landing and return to Earth. Apollo 11's legacy The Apollo 11 mission remains widely celebrated as it approaches its 50th anniversary in 2019. The U.S. mint is already preparing special coins for the celebration. The Smithsonian Institution is redoing its moon gallery at the National Air and Space Museum (NASM) in Washington, D.C., for a 2021 opening. Meanwhile, the newly restored Columbia spacecraft is on tour with stops in Houston, St. Louis, Pittsburgh and Seattle. It's the first time Columbia has been outside the Smithsonian since 1971. In July 2009, the National Air and Space Museum hosted a gala for the 40th anniversary, including speeches by the three crewmembers of Apollo 11. In an afternoon session where Collins, Aldrin and Apollo 12 astronaut

Alan Bean offered autographs, the line of people quickly stretched across the entire museum's floor. Armstrong, 82, died on Aug. 25, 2012, from complications following cardiovascular procedures. A public memorial service was held Sept. 13 at Washington National Cathedral, and Armstrong was buried at sea the next day. In 2015, NASM announced that Armstrong's widow (Carol Armstrong) had found a purse full of lunar artifacts among Armstrong's belongings, which she donated to the museum. NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter imaged the Apollo 11 landing site from space in 2012 and spotted the astronauts' tracks, some of the experiments, a discarded camera and of course, the descent stage of the Eagle lunar module. A 3-D view of the site was generated in 2014. A lunar sample bag from Apollo 11 generated a legal dispute after it was sold at a Texas auction in 2015, held on behalf of the U.S. Marshals Service. Illinois buyer Nancy Carlson bought the bag for $995. The U.S. government petitioned courts to return the lunar sample bag to NASA and undo the sale, but Carlson was ruled the legal owner in 2016. In anticipation of Apollo 11's 50th anniversary in July 2019, Universal Pictures released "First Man," a movie based on Armstrong's training journey to become the first man on the moon. And a new documentary about Apollo 11, directed by Todd Douglas Miller, premiered in March 2019. Additionally, the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., has a number of special events and exhibits planned to celebrate Apollo 11's anniversary. Reprinted from com/16758-apollo-11-first-moon-landing.html








10:30-11AM Mother Goose on the Loose

10:30-11:30AM Summer Performer: Salida Circus

12-2PM First Wednesday Club

12-1PM Free Summer Lunches (under 18)

2-3PM Wacky Wednesd

5-6PM Teen Trivia Tuesday

5-7PM Books on the Big "First Man"

5-7PM Yarn Group

6-7PM The Book Review

5:30-7PM The Big Talk: Philosophy Club 7




10:30-11AM Mother Goose on the Loose

10:30-11:30AM Summer Performer: Aspen Science Center Presents Rockets

1-5PM Stranger Things M

6-7PM Seed Savers Club Meeting

12-1PM Free Summer Lunches (under 18) 1-5PM Stranger Things Marathon

2-3PM Wacky Wednesd

5-7PM Movie Night: "Ma

5:15-7PM BRLD Finance Committee Meeting

1:30-2:45PM Microsoft Excel Basics 5-7PM Yarn Group





7-8PM Shakespeare in the Park

10:30-11AM Mother Goose on the Loose

10:30-11:30AM Summer Performer: Jim Jackson's Bubble Circus

2-3PM Wacky Wednesd

2-3PM Kidding Around Yoga

12-1PM Free Summer Lunches (under 18)

5:15-7PM BRLD Board of Trustees Meeting

1:30-2:45PM iPhone Basics

5-7PM Movies that Matt "Macbeth"

5-6PM Teen LGBTQ Boo

3-5PM GEARS of NERF 5-7PM Yarn Group





7-8PM Shakespeare in the Park

10:30-11AM Mother Goose on the Loose

10:30-11:30AM Summer Performer: Science Matters

10:30-11AM Tunes & Tale

1:30-2:45PM iCloud Basics

12-1PM Free Summer Lunches (under 18)

5-7PM Foreign Film Nig "Becoming Astrid"

3-4PM Library in the Park

2-3PM Wacky Wednesd

5-7PM Summer Gardening in the Rockies with Steph Syson 5-7PM Yarn Group 28




10:30-11AM Mother Goose on the Loose

10:30-11:30AM Summer Performer: House of Joy

10:30-11AM Tunes & Tale

12-1PM Free Summer Lunches (under 18)

5-7PM Movie Night: "Sto

1:30-2:45PM iCloud Keychain Basics 2-3PM Sharpie Mugs 5-7PM Yarn Group

2-3PM Wacky Wednesd


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10:30-11AM Baby Storytime

10AM-12PM CrafterDay

1-2PM Action Figure Terrariums

7-10PM Drive In Movies: Bumblebee




10:30-11AM Family Storytime

10:30-11AM Baby Storytime

10AM-12PM CrafterDay

12-1PM Free Summer Lunches (under 18)

1-3PM Youth Art Workshop with Wren's Nest

1-3PM Genealogy Help Session

4-5PM Free Legal Clinic

1-2PM Teen Anime Club

5-7PM Alpine Legal Services: Ask A Lawyer

4-7PM Escape Sherlock's Library

7-8PM Shakespeare in the Park

5:30-6PM After Work Storytime

7-8PM Shakespeare in the Park


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5:30-6:30PM Artist at the Library: Katie Bird 8:30-9:30PM 3D Space Photography & Star Party 18




10:30-11AM Family Storytime

10:30-11AM Baby Storytime

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12-1PM Free Summer Lunches (under 18)

6-7PM Harry Potter Night

10AM-1PM Plein Air Colored Pencil Workshop


5:15-6:30PM Music at the Library: AMFS Chamber Recitals

7-8PM Shakespeare in the Park

5:30-6PM After Work Storytime





10:30-11AM Family Storytime

10:30-11AM Baby Storytime

10AM-12PM CrafterDay


12-1PM Free Summer Lunches (under 18)

1-3PM Teen Anime Club

5-6:30PM The Longboat Book Discussion and Photography Slideshow




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5:15-6:30PM Music at the Library: AMFS Chamber Recitals 5:30-6PM After Work Storytime



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The Astronauts of

Neil Armstrong

Buzz Aldrin

Neil Armstrong was born in Wapakoneta, Ohio, on August 5, 1930. He developed a fascination with flight at an early age and earned his student pilot's license when he was 16. In 1947, Armstrong began his studies in aeronautical engineering at Purdue University on a U.S. Navy scholarship.

Buzz Aldrin was born Edwin Eugene Aldrin Jr. on January 20, 1930 in Montclair, New Jersey. He earned his nickname, "Buzz," as a child when his little sister mispronounced the word "brother" as "buzzer. His family shortened the nickname to "Buzz." Aldrin would make it his legal first name in 1988.

In 1963 Armstrong joined the astronaut program. He and his family moved to Houston, Texas, and Armstrong served as the command pilot for his first mission, Gemini VIII. He and fellow astronaut David Scott were launched into the earth's orbit on March 16, 1966. While in orbit, they were able to briefly dock their space capsule with the Gemini Agena target vehicle. This was the first time two vehicles had successfully docked in space. During this maneuver, however, they experienced some problems and had to cut their mission short. They landed in the Pacific Ocean nearly 11 hours after the mission's start, and were later rescued by the U.S.S. Mason. After Apollo 11 Amstrong remained with NASA, serving as deputy associate administrator for aeronautics until 1971. After leaving NASA, he joined the faculty of the University of Cincinnati as a professor of aerospace engineering. Armstrong remained at the university for eight years. Staying active in his field, he served as the chairman of Computing Technologies for Aviation, Inc., from 1982 to 1992. On August 25, 2012, at the age of 82, Armstrong died of complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures in Cincinnati, Ohio. Reprinted from

Buzz entered the United States Air Force in 1951. He scored near the top of his class in flight school, and began fighter training later that year. He pursued higher education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he earned a Ph.D. in aeronautics and astronautics, graduating in 1963. Soon after, Aldrin was part of a group of men selected by NASA to attempt to pioneer space flight. He was the first astronaut with a doctorate and was put in charge of creating docking and rendezvous techniques for spacecraft. In 1966, Aldrin and astronaut Jim Lovell were assigned to the Gemini 12 crew. During their November 11 to November 15, 1966, space flight, Aldrin made a five-hour spacewalk — the longest and most successful spacewalk ever completed at that time. In March 1972, after 21 years of service, Aldrin retired from active duty and returned to the Air Force in a managerial role. Reprinted from




Apollo 11 Michael Collins Michael Collins was born on October 31, 1930 in Rome, Italy, where his father, United States Army Major General James Lawton Collins, was stationed. After the United States entered World War II, the family moved to Washington, D.C., where Collins attended St. Albans School. During this time, he applied and was accepted to West Point Military Academy in New York, and decided to follow his father, two uncles, brother and cousin into the armed services. In 1952, Collins graduated from West Point with a Bachelor of Science degree. He joined the Air Force that same year, and completed flight training in Columbus, Mississippi. In 1962 Collins entered the USAF Aerospace Research Pilot School as the Air Force began to research space and in 1963 he was chosen by NASA to be part of a group of astronauts. Collins made two spaceflights. The first, on July 18, 1966, was the Gemini 10 mission, where Collins performed a spacewalk. The second was the Apollo 11 mission. Collins, accompanied by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, remained in the Command Module while his partners walked on the moon's surface. Collins left NASA in January 1970, and one year later, he joined the administrative staff of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. In 1980, he entered the private sector, working as an aerospace consultant. Reprinted from





July 2 - New Moon. The Moon will be located on the same side of the Earth as the Sun and will not be visible in the night sky. July 2 - Total Solar Eclipse. The path of totality will only be visible in parts of the southern Pacific Ocean, central Chile, and central Argentina. A partial eclipse will be visible in most parts of the southern Pacific Ocean and western South America. July 9 - Saturn at Opposition. The ringed planet will be at its closest approach to Earth and its face will be fully illuminated by the Sun. It will be brighter than any other time of the year and will be visible all night long. A medium-sized or larger telescope will allow you to see Saturn's rings and a few of its brightest moons. July 16 - Full Moon. The Moon will be located on the opposite side of the Earth as the Sun and its face will be will be fully illuminated. July 16 - Partial Lunar Eclipse. The eclipse will be visible throughout most of Europe, Africa, central Asia, and the Indian Ocean. July 28, 29 - Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower. The Delta Aquarids is an average shower that can produce up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by debris left behind by comets Marsden and Kracht. The shower runs annually from July 12 to August 23. It peaks this year on the night of July 28 and morning of July 29. The waning crescent moon will not be too much of a problem this year. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Aquarius, but can appear anywhere in the sky. Reprinted from:


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Books on the Big Screen: "First Man"

A books adapted to film series. Is the book always better? You decide! "The riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969. A visceral, first-person account, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the movie explores the sacrifices and the cost of one of the most dangerous missions in history." (Universal Pictures) Wed, July 3, 5-7PM

Drive in Movies: "Bumblebee"

Basalt Regional Library, in partnership with the Basalt Chamber, welcomes you to join us in front of the library for an outdoor movie experience playing all summer long. This month enjoy the Transformer move "Bumblebee". Charlie finds a battle-scarred

and broken Bumblebee taking refuge in a junkyard, and quickly learns he is no ordinary VW bug. Sat, July 6, 5-7PM



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Movie Night: "Makibefo"

A retelling of Macbeth set in Madagascar; Two Antandroy men, Makibefo and Bakoua, encounter a witch doctor as they escort a prisoner across the desert back to their village. The witch doctor prophesizes a series of future events, including Makibefo's role as the destined king of his people. On their return to the village, Makibefo sees the witch doctor's prophecies begin to come true. Wed, July 10, 5-7PM

& Movies Movies that Matter: “Macbeth�

Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself. Wed, July 17, 5-7PM

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A juried selection of brilliant student musicians from the Aspen Music Festival and School play chamber music masterworks. Join us to see the stars of tomorrow. Thur, July 18 & 25, 5:15-6:30PM

"Teenaged Astrid Lindren leads a carefree life with her family in the forests and fields of rural Sweden. After Astrid becomes pregnant, she leaves her childhood home and goes to Copenhagen to secretly give birth to a son, Lasse, whom she reluctantly leaves in the care of a foster mother, Marie. When Marie falls ill, Astrid uses her imagination and flair for storytelling to reconnect with her son." (Rotten Tomatoes) Wed, July 24, 5-7PM



Music at the Library: AMFS Chamber Recitals

Foreign Film Night: "Becoming Astrid"




Family Film Night: "Storm Boy"

"When Kingley starts to see images from his past that he can't explain, he is forced to remember his long-forgotten childhood, growing up on an isolated coastline with his father. He recounts to his granddaughter the story of how he rescued and raised an orphaned pelican. Their remarkable adventures and very special bond has a profound effect on all their lives." (Rotten Tomatoes) Wed, July 31, 5-7PM

CAN'T MAKE IT TO MOVIE NIGHT? Watch it in the Library's Micro Theater!





Join Bryan White as he takes us on an amazing 3D journey through space to observe the Aurora Borealis. After the presentation we will use one of his powerful telescopes to observe the night sky ourselves. This is a family program and all ages are welcome. Thurs, July 11, 8:30-9:30PM

photo credit: Bryan White


Action Figure Terrariums

Art at the Library

Come build your own action figure terrarium! All materials will be provided, but feel free to bring an action figure of your own. Grades 5+. Fri, July 5, 1-2PM

Teen Anime Club For the second meeting of the Anime Club we will be learning about Japanese

Youth Art Workshop with Wren's Nest Come create a sparkling work of art in this workshop offered in collaboration with Wren's Nest Art Studio! Bring a canvas to life by using colorful pieces of tumbled glass to create an outer space scene. This workshop is designed for children and teens ages 7+. Registration is required and space is limited. Register by emailing Hannah at hcondon@, calling 970-927-4311 ext 1003, or signing up

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ourselves! Grades 5+.

Fri, July 12, 1-3PM

Fri, July 12, 1-2PM



Drop in for a new craft project every week. You never know

Build a fort to protect your

what we’ll have planned, but it’s always fun!

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Saturdays, 10AM-12PM (No program July 20)

what it takes to outlast the other team! All materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own Nerf arsenal. Grades 5+. Tues, July 16, 3-5PM

Teen Anime Club Join us to watch some of your favorite anime during the third meeting of the Anime Club. Grades 5+. Fri, July 26, 1-3PM

Sharpie Mugs Drop by to decorate your very own mug! All materials will be provided. Grades 5+. Tues, July 30, 2-3PM

Make the most of summer break. Learn languages with Mango.


Grades 1st-4th Wacky Wednesdays

Join us for wacky STEAM projects every Wednesday throughout summer. July 3: Robots July 10: Constellations July 17: Galaxy in a Jar July 24: Marbled Planets July 31: Alien Party Wednesdays, 2-3PM

Kidding Around Yoga

Ages 0-5 Mother Goose on the Loose

An interactive, engaging storytime primarily for babies and toddlers up to 24 months. This program includes repetition and surprise with stories, fingerplays, songs, and nursery rhymes, and finishes with a short social playtime. Mondays, 10:30-11AM

Family Storytime

Stories, games, and fun. Recommended for children ages 3-5. July 11: Reach for the Stars July 18: Shoot for the Moon July 25: Take me to your Reader Thursdays, 10:30-11AM (No storytime July 4)

After Work Storytime

Are you a working parent and cannot make it to our regularly scheduled storytime? Then this program is for you! Join us for an after work storytime geared towards ages 3-5. Thursdays, 5:30-6PM (No storytime July 4)

Baby Storytime

Babies from birth to 24 months will enjoy songs, action rhymes, playtime, and books. Fridays, 10:30-11AM

Kidding Around Yoga is a national program that teaches yoga to kids through music and movement. This program is for 1st-4th graders but they are welcome to bring a parent or guardian with them! Mon, July 15, 2-3PM

All Ages Summer Performer: Salida Circus

The circus is coming to town! Stilt walkers, jugglers, unicyclists, aerialists, balloon twisters, magicians, and more. Tues, July 2, 10:30-11:30AM

Summer Performer: Aspen Science Center Presents Rockets

Join us and the Aspen Science Center to learn all about rockets! Tues, July 9, 10:30-11:30AM

3D Space Photography and Star Party

Join Bryan White as he takes us on an amazing 3D journey through space to observe the Aurora Borealis. After the presentation we will use one of his powerful telescopes to observe the night sky ourselves. All ages are welcome. Thurs, July 11, 8:30-9:30PM


* Advance registration required

Summer Performer: Jim Jackson's Bubble Circus

Mr. Guffaw (Jim Jackson) plays with soap bubbles in every size and form. Bubbles as big as the stage, a bubble containing an audience member or two, a window of bubbles, bubbles of glass and even balloon bubbles‌ add to these a hilarious mix of circus, magic and buffoonery and you have the spell binding chaos of Big Bubble Circus! Tues, July 16, 10:30-11:30AM

Summer Performer: Science Matters

Space Adventures – What do we know about space? From gravity to wind to chemical reactions, outer space is a very different place from Earth. Learn about the properties of space, see how rockets make it to space, find out how to make a comet out of dry ice, and explore a nonNewtonian substance! Tues, July 23, 10:30-11:30AM

Library in the Park

Exciting activities at Crown Mountain Park will inlclude tie dye, water games and stories! Tues, July 23, 3-4PM

Tunes & Tales

Enchanting stories blended with musical performances by talented Aspen Music Festival & School students. For ages 3 and up with an adult. Wed, July 24 & 31, 10:30-11 AM

Summer Performer: House of Joy

Travel with us to sing, shake & shimmy around the world! Songs, dances, flags, instruments and hand clapping/foot stomping fun. Tues, July 30, 10:30-11:30AM

Great kids books about Apollo 11 and landing on the moon Countdown By: Suzanne Slade & Thomas Gonzalez Powerful free verse and stunning illustrations tell the true story of the American effort to land the first man on the moon. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy announced that the United States would try to land a man on the moon by the end of the decade. During the two thousand, nine hundred and seventy-nine days that followed his speech, eighteen astronauts climbed into spaceships; three of them died before even leaving the ground. Eight rockets soared into space. And four hundred thousand people, engineers, technicians, scientists, mathematicians, and machinists, joined Project Apollo in hopes of making the dream a reality.

Team Moon By: Catherine Thimmesh Here is a rare perspective on a story we only thought we knew. For Apollo 11, the first moon landing, is a story that belongs to many, not just the few and famous. It belongs to the seamstress who put together twenty-two layers of fabric for each space suit. To the engineers who created a special heat shield to protect the capsule during its fiery reentry. It belongs to the flight directors, camera designers, software experts, suit testers, telescope crew, aerospace technicians, photo developers, engineers, and navigators. Gathering direct quotes from some of these folks who worked behind the scenes, Catherine Thimmesh reveals their very human worries and concerns. Culling NASA transcripts, national archives, and stunning NASA photos from Apollo 11, she captures not only the sheer magnitude of this feat but also the dedication, ingenuity, and perseverance of the greatest team ever--the team that worked to first put man on that great gray rock in the sky.

Library Hours: Mon-Thurs 10AM-7PM Fri & Sat 10AM-5PM Sun 12-5PM


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Basalt Regional Library Magazine & Program Brochure, July 2019  

Basalt Regional Library's Magazine and Program Brochure, featuring articles and book lists about the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11.

Basalt Regional Library Magazine & Program Brochure, July 2019  

Basalt Regional Library's Magazine and Program Brochure, featuring articles and book lists about the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11.