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BASALT REGIONAL

LIBRARY Magazine & Program Brochure

May 2021


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

P.4 20 Best Beach Reads

P.5-7 Adult Programs

P.6 Featured Summer Programs

P.6 Featured Summer Programs

P.7 Library Business

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P.8 New Releases

New Releases

P.10 Children's & Teen Programs

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P.10 Children and Teen Programs

Kids and Teens Book List

P.12 Full Calendar

P.11 Kids & Teens Animal Books

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With reading challenges, virtual and outdoor programs, and prizes for book lovers of all ages, we hope you all will join us in celebrating the joy of reading. For years, libraries across the country have implemented summer reading programs to combat summer learning loss (AKA the “summer slide”), develop and foster a love of reading, and help struggling readers catch up before the next school year. But summer reading isn’t just for kids anymore, and it's not just about books, either! Our theme this year, Tails & Tales, invites you to explore all things animal with activities, programs, and books of all kinds. By joining the fun, you’ll earn prizes and connect with others through the power of stories. ​ ur reading challenges, activities, and programs have been tailored to readers of all ages. For our O adult readers, we are challenging the community to read 500 tales between May 1st and August 31st. Fill out a form for each book you complete, receive a raffle ticket, and help us reach our summer goal! Teens entering grades 5 or above can complete a book form for each book they read, and receive a small prize and a raffle ticket for the grand prize drawings, and kids in grades 1st-4th can stop by for a prize and raffle ticket for every 5 hours they read. Specially designed to encourage and promote early readers, babies and preschoolers can complete activities to win prizes.

MAY 1 Adult's 500 Tales of Summer Begins

MAY 3 Children and Teen registration opens

JUNE 1 Children and Teen can start submitting reading logs

We hope you join us this summer! Learn more at basaltlibrary.org/summer-reading


THE 20 BEST BEACH READS TO ADD TO YOUR SUMMER READING LIST By Lizz Schumer Whether it's beach weather already or you're just looking ahead to days when you can finally stretch out that towel, the best beach read will make you feel like you're basking in the sun. Even if this summer's hottest staycation reading locale is by the pool in your own backyard, or on the living room couch with the windows open and a fan going, a good book can make any day feel like a relaxing escape. And we've got great news for bookworms everywhere: This is a great season for books. Some of your favorite authors have steamy new titles dropping just in time for summer vacation. Pick up a stack of these to carry with you wherever the summer sun takes you.

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Summer on the Bluffs: A Novel By Sunny Hostin

12. People We Meet on Vacation By Emily Henry

2. With Teeth: A Novel

13. Don't Breathe a Word

3. That Summer: A Novel

14. Seven Days in June

4. A Special Place for Women

15. God Spare the Girls: A

By Kristen Arnett

By Jennifer Weiner By Laura Hankin

5. What Comes After: A Novel By Joanne Tompkins

6. One Last Stop

By Casey Mcquiston

7. Malibu Rising: A Novel By Taylor Jenkins Reid

8. Somebody's Daughter: A Memoir By Ashley C. Ford

9. It Had to Be You: A Novel By Georgia Clark

10. The Siren

By Katherine St. John

11. The One Hundred Years of

Lenni and Margot: A Novel By Marianne Cronin

By Jordyn Taylor By Tia Williams

Novel By Kelsey Mckinney

16. London's Number One

Dog-Walking Agency: A Memoir By Kate Macdougall

17. Survive the Night: A Novel By Riley Sager

18. Leda and the Swan: A Novel By Anna Caritj

19. Golden Girl

By Elin Hilderbrand

20. Nine Lives: A Novel By Danielle Steel


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Adult Programs Arts & Crafts Take & Create: Paper Flowers You don't need April's showers for these May flowers! Stop by the library today and pick up a Paper Flower kit. In the kit you will find everything you need to cut and fold beautiful paper flowers that can withstand the summer heat, and take no upkeep. Great for that special someone without a green thumb! Tues, May 11, 11AM-6PM

Bountiful Bouquets Snip, trim, fluff and arrange your way to a beautiful flower arrangement. With this workshop you will have everything you will need to live out your dreams of becoming a florist. Bring a can-do attitude and some gardening gloves and get to work. The wind blowing in your hair and the grass beneath your feet will give you the perfect surrounding to get your creative energy going. Registration required. Fri, May 14, 5:30-6:30PM

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, May 5, 12-2PM

Community Free Legal Clinic From Home Volunteer attorneys will assist you with your legal matters, one-on-one via a phone call. Meetings are a maximum of .15 minutes. Space fills quickly, register early. Please sign-up by calling 970-927-4311 or emailing info@basaltlibrary.org. Thurs, May 13, 2-5PM

JOYFUL Partnership when Parenting Series Lauren Raymond, from Daily Joy, and her husband will be here with her husband Mark, to help guide partners with children. The intent of this workshop is to employ better communication skill sets and provide tools for conflict resolution and creating a more JOYFUL partnership. Registration required. Tues-Thurs, May 18, 19 & 20, 6:30-7:30PM

TEXT NOTIFICATIONS Sign up to receive text messages about upcoming library programs!

To sign up, text BASEVENT to 970-620-9150.

GET STARTED AT BASALTLIBRARY.ORG/DIGITAL-MEDIA-LIBRARY


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FEATURED SUMMER EVENTS Drive In Movies We are back with another season of outdoor movies, with a movie every month from June to October. The movies will begin after sunset. Please note: Participants must adhere to social distancing. Please RSVP for each movie you would like to attend. June: A League of Their Own ~ July: Hamilton ~ August: Wizard of Oz September: Shrek ~ October: Beetlejuice

Outside Summer Performers Every Tuesday morning from June 8th to July 13 (except July 6th) stop by to see amazing performers. Each week will have a different exciting and interactive show. With magicians, clowns, animals, and dancers stopping by, we have a performance for everyone! Please note: Performances will take place outside, unless weather does not allow. In this case, performances will be posted on our Facebook page.

Outdoor Music Series We went from Music at the Library, to Music from the Library and now we bring you Music Outside the Library! Enjoy the warm summer breeze, and soft grass while you listen to wonderful performances in front of the library. The Aspen Music Festival & School's Concert truck will even be making a few appearances.

Take & Create

Teen Creative Club

Adults are invited to pick up an arts and craft kit every month! These kits will have everything you need to complete a fantastic project. From sketching to painting, tie-dye to bath bombs, each month bring a new experience. Get ready to show your creative side.

Teens are invited to get their creative juices flowing on Thursday afternoons. Meet outside the library to work on a different DIY arts and crafts project each week. This program is for students entering grades 5 - 12. Create everything from keychains to dog collars.

For more information, or to see the full schedule of events, visit basaltlibrary.org/events-calendar


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Environment Roaring Fork Audubon at the Library

Roaring Fork Audubon Chair Mary Harris will lead us through a morning bird walk to learn about the riparian birds we have living in our neighborhood. All levels welcome! We will walk from the library along the riparian trails looking for Yellow Warbler, Warbling Vireo, Gray Catbirds, Song Sparrows, Blackcapped Chickadees, and more. Social distancing and mask wearing will be enforced. Space is limited, registration required. Sat, May 29, 7-9AM

Gardening Planting Our Victory Garden

CSU Extension agent Denyse Schrenker will guide us through the planting process as we begin our own Victory Garden at the Basalt Community Gardens. We will be direct-sowing radishes, carrots, lettuce, corn, squash, peas and beans as well as some experiments. Watermelon? Cantaloupe? Okra? Public health guidelines will be enforced including social distancing and mask wearing. Attendance is limited, registration required. Tues, May 4, 9-10:30AM

Library Business Finance Committee

Board of Trustees

Monthly meeting of the

Monthly meeting of the

Library’s finance committee.

Library’s board of trustees.

Tues, May 11, 5:15-7PM

Mon, May 17, 5:15-7PM

HUNDREDS OF ONLINE ARTS & CRAFT CLASSES!

BASALTLIBRARY.ORG/DIGITAL-MEDIA-LIBRARY

basaltlibrary.org/ mango-language

CHECK OUT A SEWING MACHINE TODAY!


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FICTION

NORTHERN SPY Flynn Berry

A GAMBLING MAN David Baldacci

STARGAZER Anne Hillerman

WHEN THE SARS GO DARK Paula McLain

FIRST PERSON SINGULAR Haruki Murakami

WHEREABOUTS Jhumpa Lahiri

OCEAN PREY John Sandford

GOOD COMPANY Cynthia D'aprix Sweeney

UNDER THE WAVE AT WAIMEA Paul Theroux

THE MAN WHO LIVED UNDERGROUND Richard Wright

MY LIFE SONG Sandra Dexter

PHILIP ROTH Blake Bailey

WORLD TRAVEL Anthony Bourdain

BROKEN HORSES Brandi Carlile

THE GOD EQUATION Michio Kaku

BROKEN Jenny Lawson

COOK, EAT, REPEAT Nigella Lawson

SUSAN, LINDA, NINA & COKIE Lisa Napoli

WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU Bruce Perry & Oprah Winfrey

MOM GENES Abigail Tucker

NONFICTION


ELEASES

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TEENS

KATE IN WAITING Becky Albertalli

VICTORIES GREATER THAN DEATH Charlie Jane Anders

SOMEWHERE BETWEEN BITTER & SWEET Laekan Zea Kemp

THE COST OF KNOWING Brittney Morris

EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT INDIANS BUT WERE TOO AFRAID TO ASK Anton Treuer

CHAPTER BOOKS

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WAR & MILLIE MCGONIGLE Karen Cushman

THE OUTDOOT SCIENTIST Temple Grandin

BILLY MILLER MAKES A WISH Kevin Henkes

THE LAST KIDS ON EARTH: THRILLING TALES FROM THE TREE HOUSE Max Brallier

MERCI SUÁREZ CAN'T DANCE Meg Medina

DEAR TREEFROG Joyce Sidman

WATERCRESS Andrea Wang & Jason Chin

PICTURE BOOKS

THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS EXPLORES HUMAN EVOLUTION Joanna Cole

WE BECAME JAGUARS Dave Eggers

THE ROCK FROM THE SKY Jon Klassen

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


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Teen Bike Maintenance Workshop with Way of Compassion Bike Project

Children and Teen Programs Grab and Go Activities

Come pick up a different craft or activity every week! Perfect for kids and teens looking for a hands-on project, these activities can be scaled up or down depending on your crafter's grade level. Wed, May 5 & 12, 12-6PM

Outside Storytime

We are excited to invite families to our early literacy storytimes. Designed for 3-5 year olds, we will enjoy stories, songs, and action rhymes. Weather permitting, we will meet on the lawn in front of the library, otherwise join us live on Facebook! Thurs, May 6, 13 & 20, 10:30-11AM

JOYFUL Partnership when Parenting Series

Lauren Raymond, from Daily Joy, and her husband will be here with her husband Mark, to help guide partners with children. The intent of this virtual workshop is to employ better communication skill sets and provide tools for conflict resolution and creating a more JOYFUL partnership. Registration required. Tues-Thurs, May 18, 19 & 20, 6:30-7:30PM

Spring Outdoor Flower Arrangements for Kids

Arranging flowers doesn’t have to be an art reserved for trained florists! In this class you will learn how to create your own beautiful flower arrangement that you can keep for yourself or give it to a friend. Space is limited so please register early. This program is weather permitting. We will be practicing social distancing by separating households 6 feet apart and anyone over the age of 2 must wear a mask. If the weather is bad, this program will be held online, on our Facebook Page. Thurs, May 13, 3:30-4:30PM

REGISTER MAY 3RD

basaltlibrary.org/ summer-reading

Learn the foundations of bike maintenance and start to get your ride in shape for this summer! Students in grades 5 - 12 are invited to join this two-part program in partnership with The Way of Compassion Bike Project. In our first session, students will try their hands at fixing flat tires, broken chains, and other must-know basics of keeping your bike in good working order. The following week, bike mechanics will help students assess the work their bike needs and create a comprehensive list of services and parts needed. Facemasks and adherence to social distancing regulations is required. Registration required by May 14th. Tues, May 18 & 25, 3:30-5PM

Check out our River Discovery Kit with Roaring Fork Conservancy

Just how healthy are our local rivers and streams? Help us find out by learning how to use our River Discovery Kit! Created in partnership with Roaring Fork Conservancy, our River Discovery Kit includes everything you need to conduct basic water health assessments, examine and identify the insects that call our rivers home, and have fun while exploring the Roaring Fork Watershed! Participants will learn how to use this kit and will be able to check it out from the library after the program. This program is appropriate for people of all ages. Registration required by May 17th. Wed, May 19, 2-3PM


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BOOKS ABOUT ANIMALS! Some Pets By Angela DiTerlizzi

Mercy Watson to the rescue By Kate DiCamillo

Come one, come all, to the pet show! With dogs and cats, horses and chickens, hamsters and chinchillas—and many, many more!—this book celebrates animal companions of all shapes and sizes.

Mr. and Mrs. Watson have a pig named Mercy. Mercy is a porcine wonder. One night, Mercy decides she would like to snuggle up with Mr. and Mrs. Watson. This is not good news for the Watsons' bed. Or for the Watsons.

InvestiGATORS By John Green

The Bad Guys By Aaron Blabey

With their very exciting spy technology and their triedand-true, toilet-based travel techniques, the InvestiGators are undercover and on the case! And on their first mission, they have not one but two mysteries to solve!

They sound like bad guys, they look like bad guys . . . and they even smell like bad guys. But Mr. Wolf, Mr. Piranha, Mr. Snake, and Mr. Shark are about to change all of that...Mr. Wolf has a daring plan for the Bad Guys' first good mission.

Light at the Bottom of the World By London Shah

The Beast Player By Nahoko Uehashi

Leyla McQueen, who lives beneath the ruins of a submerged London in 2099, joins a prestigious submersible race in the hope of clearing her father's name before encountering government corruption and a hidden world.

An epic fantasy about a girl with a special power to communicate with magical beasts and the warring kingdom only she can save.


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Library Closed: Happy Memorial Day

EVENTS, DATES AND TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Check basaltlibrary.org/event-calendar for up to date info.

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