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BASALT REGIONAL

LIBRARY Magazine & Program Brochure

National Great Outdoors Month June 2021


WHAT'S INSIDE... P.5 Adult Programs

P.5-7 Adult Programs

P.5 Library Business

P.7 Outdoor Adventure Kits

P.7 Outdoor Adventure Kits

P.8-9 10 Ways to Celebrate National Great Outdoors Month

P.8 10 Ways to Celebrate National Great Outdoors Month

P.10-11 New Releases

P.12-13 Teen Programs & Book List

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P.12 Teen Programs

Children's Programs & Book List

P.16 Full Calendar

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When Art Meets Words: Graphic Novelist

R Alan

An online presentation discussing the difference between writing prose and graphic novels.

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500 Tales of Summer We are on our way to the adult community reading 500 books this summer! Have you submitted your book logs yet? Don't forget, you get an entry into the adventure prize drawing for EVERY book you read!

Get started today at basaltlibrary.org/summer-reading


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Adult Programs Arts & Crafts Take & Create: Sketching When pencil meets paper, a magical thing can happen. Let your mind explore the beautiful art of sketching with this kit. Use colors to express yourself in a whole new light. Blend and shade your way to a new relaxed way of thinking. Everything you will need to start a new journey to self expression with be included. Available while supplies last. Tues, June 8, 10AM-6PM

VOLUNTEERS WANTED We have many opportunities for volunteers here at the Library! Whether you would like to come in once a week or every now and then, we would love to have your expertise amongst the shelves, behind-the-scenes, or for special projects, programs and events. You might even like to join the Friends in the Bookstore! We are flexible and looking forward to working alongside you.

For more info visit basaltlibrary.org/support

Plein Air Painting Workshop with Linda Loeschen Leave your 4 walls behind and come join Linda Loechen for a four week plein air painting workshop. Learn a new skill or develop one that you already love. This workshop will be held on the library lawn under the big tent, and all supplies will be provided. Space is limited, registration is required. If you have any questions, email Laura@basaltlibrary.org. Tues, June 8, 15, 22 & 29, 1-4PM

Book Clubs Basalt Regional Library Book Club A virtual monthly book-club on Zoom. It is great to be a reader when you are stuck at home; books have been a wonderful escape this past year for many of us, though, what we've missed is sharing those books with others. Join us for an informal discussion of all things books - we'll look at the past year in books, highlighting some of the big releases you may have missed and everyone can share some of their favorite reads! Wed, June 2, 12-2PM

Library Business Executive Director Search Committee Meeting Meeting of the Library’s Director Search Committee. Wednesdays, 10AM-12PM

Finance Committee

Board of Trustees

Monthly meeting of the

Monthly meeting of the

Library’s Finance Committee.

Library’s Board of Trustees.

Tues, June 8, 5:15-7PM

Mon, June 21, 5:15-7PM


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Community Free Legal Clinic From Home

Volunteer attorneys will assist you with your legal matters, oneon-one via a phone call. Meetings are a maximum of 15 minutes. Space fills quickly, register early. Please sign-up by calling 970927-4311 or emailing info@basaltlibrary.org. Thurs, June 10, 2-5PM

Healthy Living What is Qi? Tai Chi at the Library

What is Qi? As part of the Library's new program, Healthy Living/Saluda Vivienda, instructor Jake Carroll will lead a beginner's guide to Tai Chi Sunday mornings on the Library Lawn. All ages and abilities are welcome. We will follow public health guidelines for social distancing and face masks. Preregistration requested, info@basaltlibrary.org Sun, June 6 & 13, 8:30-10AM

Literature When Art Meets Words: Graphic Novelist R Alan

Social commentator and author R Alan Brooks will engage in an online presentation discussing the difference between writing prose and graphic novels. R Alan is the author of the weekly Colorado Sun comic strip, What'd I Miss? and the TedxMile High talk, When the world is burning, is art a waste of time? Mr. Brooks is a graphic novelist, podcaster, and professor at Regis University. Mon, June 7, 6-7PM

Movies Drive In Movie: "A League of Their Own"

We are back with another season of outdoor movies, with a movie every month from June to October. Kicking the season off is the baseball comedy classic "A League of Their Own". This film follows two sisters who join the first female professional baseball league and the rivalry that grows between them. The movie will begin after sunset. Please note: Participants must adhere to social distancing. With social distancing in mind, and based on public health recommendations, there will not be any outdoor seating available this year. Participants will need to stay in their vehicles. Please RSVP for each movie you would like to attend. Sat, June 5, 8:30-10:30PM

Music Music Outside the Library: Latin Fusion

Let’s welcome summer, celebrate life, diversity, and harmony through music by the ‘Josefina Mendez Trio and Friends’ performing a concert of Latin Fusion. The musicians will combine jazz harmonies and improvisations with Latin rhythms and melodies. These combined rhythms, melodies, and different performance traditions will surpass the boundaries between language and culture. This concert will take place in the lawn in front of the library. Social distancing and masks will be required. Please bring your own seating arrangements. Fri, June 18, 6-7PM

Technology Classes Grow with Google: Breaking Into YouTube Creative for Small Businesses

This workshop hosted by Laura Mae Martin, Google’s Executive Productivity Advisor, will share productivity tips to help you work faster and smarter. You’ll learn how to organize emails into tasks in one step, use voice-totext typing in Docs, create Calendar work blocks to manage your time, and more. Registration is required. Thurs, June 24, 10-11AM


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Birdwatching Kits

Hiking Kits

State Parks Pass Kits

Explore a new hobby with the new birdwatching kit, available for checkout with your library card. Find and observe our avian neighbors, from the brilliant bald eagle, to the tiny but mighty woodpecker, and everything in between.

Basalt is surrounded by plenty of hiking trails. From short and sweet hikes, to full day-long adventures, there is a hiking trail for everyone. And now you can check out some of the supplies needed for a safe hike, free with your library card!

Colorado is home to 41 state parks, and you can have free access to all of them with your library card! From hiking and fishing, to swimming and boating, and everything in between, there is something for everyone at our state parks.

Each kit contains:

Each kit contains:

• A Backpack • Birds of Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley

• Diamondback HD Binoculars • First Aid Kit • Whistle • 10 Essentials Laminated Guide

• Trash Bag

Each kit contains:

• A Backpack • A Backpack • Water Proof Trail Map Crested • A Pair of Binoculars Butte-Aspen-Gunnison • Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers Local Trail Guide

• First Aid Kit • Whistle • 10 Essentials Laminated Guide

• Trash Bag

GET 2 FREE BASALT REGIONAL LIBRARY COLLAPSIBLE WATER BOTTLES WHEN YOU CHECKOUT ONE OF OUR NEW KITS! (WHILE SUPPLIES LAST)

• A State Park Pass

• A Colorado Wildlife Guide • A Fishing Basics Guide • A Colorado Trees and Wildflower Guide

• A Guide to Colorado State Parks

• A Night Sky Guide • An Activity Ideas Guide • A Leave No Trace Guide


10 WAYS TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL GREAT OUTDOORS MONTH Reprinted from: https://bluemoonrising.org/10-ways-to-celebrate-national-great-outdoors-month/


Nature is calling and you must go! June is designated as National Great Outdoors Month® which encourages us to connect with the essence of the natural world. Escape the indoors and experience first-hand the educational, economic, and health benefits of being outside. Why is it important to get outside? Just a generation ago, kids spent most of their waking hours outside playing. In today’s culture, children spend less than 40 minutes per week outside in unstructured play, according to the National Recreation and Park Association. Comparatively, adults who were introduced to the outdoors as children were more likely to participate in outdoor activities during adulthood than those who were not exposed to the outdoors as children. This June, spend time outside and capture the joy, adventure, and wonder only nature can provide. Here are ten ways to celebrate Great Outdoors Month®: Go Fishing Every June, most states offer free fishing days to give residents an opportunity to enjoy the waterways without a fishing license. Colorado offers free fishing June 5-6. Grab a pole and head to the fishing hole! Camp in a Tent Embrace nature at the core and spend a few days and nights surrounded by the sights and sounds of mother nature. From inside your tent, turn off the

music and listen to a cricket symphony, a babbling brook, or owls communicate, all supplied by your natural hosts. Boat or Float By June, temperatures warm up and the water becomes an oasis of activity. Watch for beavers, otters, and other creatures who share the waterways. Never disturb natural habitats and only swim in designated areas. Hike a Trail America prides itself on beautiful parks and vistas accessible only on foot. Hikers find themselves in places where traces of mankind are scarce but nature leaves a big impression. To prepare for a hike, pack plenty of water and snacks as many trails don’t offer services. Bring a Bike An activity for the whole family, a bike ride can propel your adventure to the next level. With a breeze on your face and the sun at your back, a bike ride is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and improve your health at the same time! Be a Good Steward: Participate in Local Wildlife and Cleanup Events There’s no better way to give back to mother nature than being a good steward to protect the well-being of the forests, waterways, and wildlife. Celebrate the great outdoors as a volunteer and help clean up, educate visitors, and protect the environment at local parks and recreation areas.

Clean Up a Park Hit a local trail and pick up trash. If you’re on a waterway, remove debris like plastics to prevent further contamination to water quality and wildlife. It’s hard to believe that people still litter in 2019, however, it is a reality that can be eliminated if we all do our part. Take Photos Most great photos are taken just after sunrise and the hour just before sunset. Referred to as the “golden hour” in the world of photography, the light is softer and makes for stunning images. If you plan to photograph wildlife, keep in mind that wildlife is more active on cloudy days than on sunny days. No need for fancy equipment, a smartphone can take award-winning nature photographs. Walk the Dog Take the pooch for a leisurely walk in a local park where you both can enjoy the time outside. Remember, take extra water for your pet and pick up after them. To keep you and your pet safe, keep them on a leash in areas where wildlife is prevalent. Watch Beautiful Birds This activity requires you to sit quietly and observe. For first-timers, be aware of the surroundings and avoid any sudden movements or loud noises that may startle birds. Keep a journal of what birds you see and make it a monthly event. Get a blister or two on your feet, a little sun in your face, and of course, get your hands dirty!


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WHILE JUSTICE SLEEPS Stacey Abrams

MARY JANE Jessica Anya Blau

HOUR OF THE WITCH Chris Bohjalian

SOOLEY John Grisham

PEOPLE WE MEET ON VACATION Emily Henry

TEARS OF AMBER Sofia Segovia

GREAT CIRCLE Maggie Shipstead

THE LAST GREEN VALLEY Mark Sullivan

THAT SUMMER Jennifer Weiner

PROJECT HAIL MARY Andy Weir

NOTES ON GRIEF Chimananda Ngozi Adichie

FACING THE MOUNTAIN Daniel James Brown

THE ANTHROPOCENE MY REMARKABLE REVIEWED JOURNEY John Green Katherine Johnson

FREEDOM Sebastian Junger

NOISE Daniel Kahneman

ANTITRUST Amy Klobuchar

THE PREMONITION Michael Lewis

FINDING THE MOTHER TREE Suzanne Simard

NONFICTION

KILLING THE MOB Bill O'Reilly


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REALM BREAKER Victoria Aveyard

THE ONE'S WE'RE MEANT TO FIND Joan He

TOKYO EVER AFTER Emiko Jean

MISTER IMPOSSIBLE Maggie Stiefvater

A SITTING IN ST. JAMES Rita Williams-Garcia

CHAPTER BOOKS

MAYBE MAYBE MARISOL RAINEY Erin Entrada Kelly

BEST NERDS FOREVER James Patterson

NATE THE GREAT AND THE EARTH DAY ROBOT Andrew Sharmat

I'M ON IT Andrea Tsurumi

HEALER OF THE WATER MONSTER Brian Young

PICTURE BOOKS

WILD IS THE WIND Grahame BakerSmith

MEMORY JARS Vera Brosgol

LLAMA LLAMA MEETS SOMETHING'S THE BABYSITTER WRONG Anna Dewdney Jory John & Erin Kraan

WISHES Muon Thi Van

TO FIND THESE TITLES, AND MANY MORE, VISIT BASALT.MARMOT.ORG


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Intro to Dungeons and Dragons

Teen Programs Teen Creative Club Get your creative juices flowing on Thursday afternoons with our Teen Creative Club! We’ll meet outside at the library to work on a different DIY arts and crafts project each week. This program is for students entering grades 5 - 12. Please come prepared to spend the entire time outdoors. Social distancing and facemasks are required. Space is limited, first-come, firstserved. Thursdays beginning June 3, 3-4PM

5th & 6th Grade Summer Book Club Students entering 5th or 6th grade this coming school year are invited to join our outdoor book club! We’ll be meeting outside, rain or shine at the library. Students will receive a copy of our book to keep, and each week we’ll have a fun game or craft to pair with our discussion. Facemasks and adherence to social distancing rules are required. Registration required by June 2nd. Wednesdays, June 9-30, 12-1PM

Ukulele for Teen Beginners Have you ever wanted to check a ukulele out from the library, but didn’t know how to start playing? Here is your chance to learn! Whether you’ve never touched a ukulele before in your life, or have tried before but didn’t quite “get it”, this class is for you. We’ll cover ukulele tuning and care, fundamental chords and strumming patterns, exercises to help you practice on your own, and even learn a song or two! Registration is required by June 9. June 14, 15, 17 & 18, 1-2PM

Have you ever wanted to play Dungeons and Dragons, but didn’t know where to start? Here’s your chance! In this 4-part program for students entering middle and high school, participants will learn the ins and outs of playing tabletop role-playing games. Using Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition, we’ll cover campaign styles, character creation, game mechanics, and help develop your role-playing skills. For our final meeting, participants will use their newly created characters in a one-session adventure! Registration required by June 11. Wed, June 16, 23 & 30, 4-5PM

Young Poets Society

Calling all poets, word-smiths, lyricists and those with truths aching to be articulated. Join us Sunday afternoons at the library to explore the multifaceted world of poetry, featuring readings, workshops, wordplay and revelry. Sundays beginning June 20, 3-4PM

Teen Fly Fishing Clinic with Roaring Fork Conservancy Get hooked on fly fishing in this threeday program for students entering grades 5 - 8 with Roaring Fork Conservancy! This program includes the basics of fly casting, an introduction to aquatic macroinvertebrates (AKA fish food), angler ethics, and a morning of fishing at Old Pond Park. All fishing equipment will be provided. Registration required by June 18. Mon-Wed, June 21-23, 9AM-12PM

River Discovery Kit How healthy are our local rivers? Find out by checking out our new kit!

This kit includes equipment, activity books, guides and more to explore our rivers.


GET LOST ON A NEW ADVENTURE Lost in the Never Woods By Aiden Thomas When children start to go missing in the local woods, 18 year-old Wendy Darling must face her fears and a past she cannot remember to rescue them in this novel based on Peter Pan.

No Summit Out of Sight By Jordan Romero Jordan Romero climbed Mount Everest at age thirteen—and he didn’t stop there. In this inspiring young adult memoir he tells how he achieved such great heights.

The Canyon's Edge By Dusti Bowling A year after the death of her mother in a restaurant shooting, Nora is left struggling to stay alive when a climbing trip with her father goes terribly wrong.

Above All Else By Dana Allison Levy Rose and Tate have trained their whole lives to summit Mount Everest, but when the unthinkable happens, they must face hard truths about each other, their families, and themselves.

Lumberjanes: Beware the Kitten Holly By Noelle Stevenson Jo, April, Mal, Molly and Ripley are five rad, butt-kicking best pals determined to have an awesome summer together. And they're not gonna let a magical quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way!

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Children Programs Outside Summer Performers Each week will have a different exciting and interactive show, featuring amazing performers. With magicians, clowns, animals, and dancers stopping by, we have a performance for everyone! June 8: Steve Weeks | June 15: Ann Lincoln Magic Show June 22: House of Joy | June 29: Nature's Educators Tuesdays, June 8-29, 10:30-11:30AM

Outside Sign & Rhyme In this storytime, learn sign language and early literacy skills. Led by local speech-language pathologist Jocelyn Koenigsknecht, children will enjoy songs, books, and games while parents learn lots, too! Wednesdays, June 9-30, 10:30-11AM

Wacky Wednesdays A new exciting STEAM activity each week, geared towards 1st4th graders. With different animal themed projects, ranging from owl pellets to bird watching kits and everything in between, each week will bring a new experience! Join Miss Caroline to create the craft together outside or feel free to pick up a limited number of craft kits in front of the library, until 5:30PM, while supplies last. Wednesdays beginning June 9, 2:30-3:30PM

Tails and Tales Outside Bilingual Storytime Explore this year's summer reading theme: animals during this interactive storytime. Each week we will read fun stories and end with an activity. Recommended for ages 3-5. Thursdays beginning June 10, 10:30-11AM

Rebecca Trehy will join us for an outdoor music class! The class is 30 minutes of fun and interactive music time with your child. There will be singing, dancing and of course musical instruments! This class is geared towards children between 8 months and 5 years of age. Fridays beginning June 11, 10:30-11AM

Rocky Mountain Puppets Presents: Tall Tales of the Lost Temple

Do you like treasure hunts? Meghan and Aidan do! As a matter of fact, they're lost in a jungle right now searching for treasure. They found a tall tale that states that "The most powerful knowledge of all lies just between the lines, deep within the temple." You'll want to prepare yourself for this adventure as we find treasures that lead to The Tall Tales of the Lost Temple. Sat, June 12, 5-6PM

Life Sized Safari Painting Workshop

Join us for three afternoons this summer to work with a local artist and create public art! During this workshop you will help create three life sized animal photo booths that will be placed in the park behind the library for the summer. You will have fun collaborating and painting with a local artist, and your piers! Registration is limited so sign up to get your spot. Mon-Wed, June 21-23, 2:30-5PM

For all outside programs, please bring your own seating arrangements. We will be practicing social distancing by separating households 6 feet apart and anyone over the age of 2 must wear a mask. Outside programs are weather permitting. During inclement weather, programs will be held online, on our Facebook Page.


EXPLORE THE OUTDOORS Hike By Pete Oswald In the cool and quiet early light of morning, a father and child wake up. Today they’re going on a hike. Follow the duo into the mountains as they witness the magic of the wilderness, overcome challenges, and play a small role in the survival of the forest. A touching tribute to the bond between father and child.

Beyond the Pond By Joseph Kuefler A stunning picture book about the power of imagination, from debut author-illustrator Joseph Kuefler. Just behind an ordinary house filled with too little fun, Ernest D. decides that today will be the day he explores the depths of his pond. Beyond the pond, he discovers a not-so-ordinary world that will change him forever.

You Are Home By Evan Turk Beneath the soaring doorways of stone, and peaks that pierce the ceiling of clouds, from every river, star, and stone comes the eternal refrain: you are home. From the rugged coast of Maine to the fiery volcanoes of Hawaii, You Are Home reminds us that every animal, plant, and person helps make this land a brilliant, beautiful sanctuary of life.

Hank's Big Day By Evan Kuhlman & Chuck Groenink Hank is a pill bug with a busy life—for a pill bug, that is. His daily routine involves nibbling a dead leaf, climbing up a long stick, avoiding a skateboarder, and playing pretend with his best friend, a human girl named Amelia, in her backyard. And when day is done, Hank likes nothing better than returning home to his cozy rock.

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10AM-6PM Take & Create: Sketching 10:30-11:30AM Outside Summer Performer: Steve Weeks 1-4PM Plein Air Painting Workshop with Linda Loeschen 5:15-7PM BRLD Finance Committee Meeting

10AM-12PM Director Search Committee Meeting 10:30-11AM Outside Sign & Rhyme 12-1PM 5th & 6th Grade Summer Book Club 2:30-3:20PM Wacky Wednesday

10:30-11AM Tails & Tales Outside Bilingual Storytime 2-5PM Free Legal Clinic 3-4PM Teen Creative Club

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10:30-11:30AM Outside Summer Performer: Ann Lincoln Magic Show 12-1PM Town Hall Speaker Series 1-2PM Ukulele for Teen Beginners 1-4PM Plein Air Painting Workshop with Linda Loeschen

10AM-12PM Director Search Committee Meeting 10:30-11AM Outside Sign & Rhyme 12-1PM 5th & 6th Grade Summer Book Club 2:30-3:30PM Wacky Wednesday 4-5PM Intro to D&D

10:30-11AM Tails & Tales Outside Bilingual Storytime 1-2PM Ukulele for Teen Beginners 3-4PM Teen Creative Club

10:30-11AM Outside Music Class 1-2PM Ukulele for Teen Beginners 6-7PM Music Outside the Library: Latin Fusion

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9AM-12PM Teen Fly Fishing Clinic 2:30-5PM Life-Sized Safari Painting Workshop 5:15-7PM Board of Trustees Meeting

9AM-12PM Teen Fly Fishing Clinic 10:30-11:30AM Outside Summer Performer: House of Joy 1-4PM Plein Air Painting Workshop with Linda Loeschen 2:30-5PM LifeSized Safari Painting Workshop

9AM-12PM Teen Fly Fishing Clinic 10AM-12PM Director Search Committee Meeting 10:30-11AM Outside Sign & Rhyme 12-1PM 5th & 6th Grade Summer Book Club 2:30-3:30PM Wacky Wednesday 2:30-5PM Life-Sized Safari Painting Workshop 4-5PM Intro to D&D

10-11AM Grow with Google: YouTube 10:30-11AM Tails & Tales Outside Bilingual Storytime 3-4PM Teen Creative Club

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10AM-12PM Director Search Committee Meeting 10:30-11AM Outside Sign & Rhyme 12-1PM 5th & 6th Grade Summer Book Club 2:30-3:30PM Wacky Wednesday 4-5PM Intro to D&D

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