November 2021

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BASALT REGIONAL

LIBRARY Magazine & Program Brochure

FALL INTO A GOOD BOOK November 2021


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

P.4-5 Adult Programs

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P.6 New Releases

Library Business

P.6-7 New Releases

P.8 Fall Reads

P.8-9 Fall Reads

P.10

P.10 Teen Programs

Teen Programs

P.11 Children's Programs

P.11 Children's Programs

P.12 Full Calendar

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Staff Picks Check out some of our staff's favorites!

Amy Giertz

Cathy Click

Donna McFlynn Books:

Books:

Books:

The Music of Bees by Eileen Garvin

Crying in H Mart, by Michelle Zauner

The Kitchen Front by Jennifer Ryan

Kits:

The Book of Joy - Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by Dala Lama and Desmond Tutu

Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli

Birding Backpacks

Christy Baumgarten

Our Women in Moscow by Beatriz Williams

Books:

The Chilbury Ladies Choir by Jennifer Ryan

Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling

The Lost Book of Names by Kristen Harmel

Mr. Perfect by Linda Howard

The Four Winds by Kristen Hannah

TV Series: Veronica Mars

The Education of Little Tree by Forrest Carter Reason for Hope by Jane Goodall Nature's Silent Message by Scott Stillman

Movies: Little Miss Sunshine About Schmidt

NCIS

Kara Lindahl

Board Games:

Charlotte McClain

Books:

Lords of Waterdeep

Books:

The Red Tent by Anita Diamante

Dominion

The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles

Circe by Madeline Miller

Amy Shipley

Laura Baumgarten Item: Nintendo Switch Lite

Books:

Kristen Doyle

Bellwether by Connie Willis

Books:

The Overstory by Richard Powers

The Red Queen's War trilogy by Mark Lawrence

Language learning centered around you! Learn over 70 different languages on any device that works for you.

basaltlibrary.org/mango-language


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Adult Programs Arts & Crafts Upcycling

Let's Upcycle! Refresh your wardrobe and find some new use for those old linens with our Upcycling Queen, Claire Wright of Cosecha Textiles. You bring your items needing some tlc and we will provide sewing machines, sewing supplies, and expertise to turn your clothes into something brand new! We are offering two sessions. Registration is limited! Please contact cclick@basaltlibrary.org. Session 1: Thurs, Nov. 4, 3-7PM & Fri, Nov. 5, 3-5PM Session 2: Sat, Nov. 6, 11AM-4PM

Handiwork Yarn Group The Knitters come together to work on and discuss projects, yarn, techniques and world events. Open to all; bring your own supplies and works-in-progress. Tues, Nov. 2, 5-7PM

Take & Create: Stamp Making

Draw, carve and chisel your way to a beautiful design that you can use to make cards, signs or gift tags. Stamp making can bring you joy (or pain) for hours on end. This kit will have everything you will need to make your very own custom stamps. Available while supplies last. Please note: this kit has sharp tools. Use care when handling. Tues, Nov. 9, 10AM-7PM

Holiday Take & Create: Air Dry Clay Jewelry

Create and wear your very own custom designs. With this kit you can shape, cut and paint your own earrings and maybe make a matching necklace. Use beads to add some spice to your design. This clay is air dry and needs nothing but the wind to harden. Kits available while supplies last. Tues, Nov. 30, 10AM-7PM

Book Clubs Basalt Regional Library Book Club

Enjoy an informal discussion of all things books. We'll look at highlights of new releases that have just come into the library, and also have a discussion of books you've been reading, sharing with the group any favorites, (or least favorites.) Wed, Nov. 3, 12-2PM

Community Colorado Workforce Mobile Office Hours

Colorado Workforce provides information and tech support for job seekers up and down the valley. Navigate websites, edit resumes, and find great job opportunities during their monthly Mobile Office Hours here at the library. Walk-ins welcome, preregistration recommended at 970-927-4311. Fri, Nov. 12, 10AM-2PM

Find tutorials, e-books, career tools and more to help you find a job you'll enjoy.

basaltlibrary.org/ online-resources

Library Business Finance Committee

Monthly meeting of the Library’s Finance Committee. Tues, Nov. 9, 5:15-7PM

Public Budget Hearing Public hearing of the 2022 proposed budget. Mon, Nov. 15, 4-5PM

Board of Trustees

Monthly meeting of the Library’s Board of Trustees. Mon, Nov. 15, 5:15-7PM


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Microsoft Excel Basics

Music Music Outside the Library: Autumn Strings The beauty of autumn in the mountains will be enhanced by the sounds of a string quartet featuring our talented valley musicians Emily Acri, Heather Kendrick, Abigail Dreher, and Roberto Arundale. A colorful program of string quartet repertoire featuring works from 1800 to present day. The hourlong program will include Felix Mendelssohn’s second string quartet, a work he wrote as a young man about being in love. Following the quartet will be a short piece by violinist and composer Jessie Montgomery entitled “Strum,” which was written in 2006 and revised in 2012; a fast and exciting finale movement from Quartet in F Major, Op. 77 by Joseph Haydn, father of the string quartet; and a benediction-like ending from the final movement of Philip Glass' String Quartet No. 3 “Mishima.” Let this tasteful program of string quartet music initiate your season of thanksgiving. To ensure a safe and healthy environment, this program will have limited seating and tickets will be required. Tickets can be picked up at the front desk one week prior to the event. Concert will also be live streamed to YouTube. Thurs, Nov. 18, 5:30-6:30PM

Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel. We will cover topics like setting up your spreadsheet with tabs, naming them, formatting your cells, sorting feature, simple calculations and searching your spreadsheet for a particular cell. For class registration and to answer your questions, contact Amy at 970-9274311 *1005 or email her at agiertz@basaltlibrary.org. Wed, Nov. 17, 1:30-2:30PM

Technology Classes Looking for virtual tech help? Set up a half hour appointment to walk through your questions. Visit basaltlibrary.org/tech-help to sign up for an appointment.

iCloud Basics Demystify iCloud! Learn the basics, 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 970-927-4311 ext. 1013 or emailing cbaumgarten@basaltlibrary. org. Wed, Nov. 3, 1:30-2:30PM

Google Apps for Beginners Explore the many options your Google account offers, including docs, sheets, forms and more. Participants need to have a google account created prior to class, and must know their login information. Register by calling 970-927-4311 ext. 1013 or emailing cbaumgarten@basaltlibrary.org. Wed, Nov. 10, 1:30-2:30PM

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FICTION

STATE OF TERROR CROSSROADS Hilary Rodham Clinton Jonathan Franzen & Louise Penny

THE JUDGE'S LIST John Grisham

MY MONTICELLO Jocelyn Nicole Johnson

THE PARTY CRASHER Sophie Kinsella

SILVERVIEW John Le Carré

THREE SISTERS Heather Morris

OH, WILLIAM! Elizabeth Strout

THE LINCOLN HIGHWAY Amor Towles

FOUL PLAY Stuart Woods

THE BOOK OF HOPE Jane Goodall

THE STORYTELLER Dave Grohl

THE FOREVER DOG Rodney Habib

THE BOYS Ron & Clint Howard

ON ANIMALS Susan Orlean

ER NURSES James Patterson & Matt Eversmann

THE TAKING OF JEMIMA BOONE Matthew Pearl

MIDNIGHT IN WASHINGTON Adam Schiff

TASTE Stanley Tucci

PERIL Bob Woodward & Robert Costa

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ELEASES

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ANY SIGN OF LIFE Rae Carson

FEMINIST AF Brittney Cooper

HUNTING BY STARS Cherie Dimaline

PUNCHING BAG Rex Ogle

ARISTOTLE AND DANTE DIVE INTO THE WATERS OF THE WORLD Benjamin Alire Sáenz

CHAPTER BOOKS

THE FOWL TWINS GET WHAT THEY DESERVE Erin Colfer

FRANKIE & BUG Gayle Forman

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: BIG SHOT Jeff Kinney

A KIND OF SPARK Elle McNicoll

DAUGHTER OF THE DEEP Rick Riordan

PICTURE BOOKS

THE BEDTIME BOOK Todd Parr

NANO Jess Wade

DREAM STREET

Tricia Elam Walker

INSIDE CAT Brendan Wenzel

GUESS WHAT!? Mo Willems

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ADULT BOOKS

Harlem.

TEEN BOOKS

Harlem Shuffle

Be Not Far From Me

By Colson Whitehead

By Mindy McGinnis

A family saga masquerading as a crime novel, a hilarious morality play, a social novel about race and power, and ultimately a love letter to

Lost in the Great Smoky Mountains, rising high school senior Ashley Hawkins must fight for survival without any tools, growing in awareness that the world is not tame, and neither are people.

Beautiful World, Where Are You

Golden Arm

By Sally Rooney

By Carl Deuker

Alice, Felix, Eileen, and Simon are still young, but life is catching up with them. They desire each other, they delude each other, they get together, they break apart. Will they find a way to believe in a beautiful world?

Lazarus Weathers, a high school senior from the wrong side of the tracks, seeks to protect his half-brother while pitching his way out of poverty, one strike at a time. Punching The Air

Bewilderment By Richard Powers The astrobiologist Theo Byrne searches for life throughout the cosmos while singlehandedly raising his unusual nine-year-old, Robin, following the death of his wife.

By Ibi Zoboi Amal Shahid has always been an artist and a poet. But even in a diverse art school, he's seen as disruptive and unmotivated by a biased system. Then one fateful night, an altercation in a gentrifying neighborhood escalates into tragedy.

The Sentence

Heartstopper

By Louise Erdrich A wickedly funny ghost story, a tale of passion, of a complex marriage, and of a woman's relentless error. A small independent bookstore is haunted by the store's most annoying customer.

By Alice Oseman

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Boy meets boy. Boys become friends. Boys fall in love. A sweet and charming comingof-age story that explores friendship, love, and coming


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PICTURE BOOKS

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Sulwe

By Brian Selznick

By Lupita Nyong'o

When twelve-year-old Hugo, an orphan living and repairing clocks within the walls of a Paris train station in 1931, meets a mysterious toyseller and his goddaughter, his undercover life and his biggest secret are jeopardized.

When five-year-old Sulwe's classmates make fun of her dark skin, she tries lightening herself to no avail, but a shooting star's tale of the sisters Night and Day helps her understand there is beauty and worth in every shade.

Ungifted

Chill Chomp Chill!

By Gordon Korman

By Chris Ayala-Kronos

Due to an administrative mixup, troublemaker Donovan Curtis is sent to the Academy of Scholastic Distinction, a special program for gifted and talented students, after pulling a major prank at middle school. Wonder By RJ Palacio August Pullman was born with a facial deformity that, up until now, prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid. Snapdragon By Kat Leyh A magical realist graphic novel about a young girl who befriends her town's witch and discovers the strange magic within herself.

Going through tough and relatable preschool experiences, Chomp the T. rex learns how to use mindfulness as a tool to better understand his emotions. I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie By Alison Jackson

I know an old lady who swallowed a pie, a Thanksgiving pie, which was really too dry. And with that the feast begins! We Don't Eat Our Classmates By Ryan T Higgins When the class pet bites the finger of Penelope, a tyrannosaurus rex, she finally understands why she should not eat her classmates, no matter how tasty they are.


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Family Astronomy Night

Teen Programs

Grab & Go Activities for Kids and Teens

Try a different craft or activity each week, provided by the Basalt Regional Library and The Art Base! 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. Available while supplies last. Spanish and English instructions for each activity will be included in your kit and posted on the library’s blog. ¡Pruebe una artesanía o actividad diferente cada semana, proporcionada por la Biblioteca Regional de Basalt y The Art Base! Perfectas para niños y adolescentes que buscan un proyecto práctico, estas actividades se pueden escalar hacia arriba o hacia abajo dependiendo el nivel de grado de su artesano. Recoja un kit de actividades Grab & Go el sábado a las 10 a.m. en la entrada principal de la biblioteca, mientras los suministros duran. Las instrucciones en español e inglés para cada actividad se incluirán en su kit y se publicarán en el blog de la biblioteca. Saturdays, 10AM-12PM

Create Your Own Graphic Novel!

Write, draft, and draw your own graphic novel or comic book in this fun after-school program for middle school students! Participants will learn how graphic novel authors and illustrators combine text and pictures to tell stories and share ideas. We’ll cover the stages of writing a story, sketching out panels, inking your artwork, and lettering text to bring your graphic novel to life. Love to write, but not into drawing? Love to sketch, but not drawn to coming up with a plot? Come anyway! We’ll pair you with another student to balance out your skills! This program is for students in grades 5 - 8. Registration suggested. Wed, Nov. 10, 3:30-5PM

Bring the whole family to a night of stargazing at the Basalt Regional Library, hosted by the Basalt High School Aerospace Club! Amateur astronomers of all ages can use our telescopes to get a closer look at the winter sky, check out cool books about outer space, and learn which constellations are prominent this time of year. This event is great for anyone who wants to learn more before checking out a telescope from the library. We'll keep warm by the bonfire with hot cocoa and s'mores. This event is in Midland Park behind the library, near the bird's nest treehouse. Thank you to Aspen Science Center for their support! ¡Traiga a toda la familia a una noche de observación de estrellas en la Biblioteca Regional de Basalt, organizada por el Club Aeroespacial de la Escuela Secundaria de Basalt! Los astrónomos aficionados de todas las edades pueden usar nuestros telescopios para ver más de cerca el cielo invernal, consultar libros interesantes sobre el espacio exterior y aprender qué constelaciones son prominentes en esta época del año. Este evento es ideal para cualquier persona que quiera aprender más sobre las estrellas antes de sacar un telescopio de la biblioteca. Nos mantendremos calientes junto a la hoguera con chocolate caliente y s'mores. Este evento se lleva a cabo en Midland Park, detrás de la biblioteca, cerca de la casa del árbol del nido de pájaro. Gracias a Aspen Science Center por su apoyo. Thurs, Nov. 11, 6:30-8PM

Switch on the Big Screen

Stop by the community room at the library to play our Nintendo Switch on our giant movie screen! We’ll have fun games for 2-4 players available, including Overcooked, Mario Kart, Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime, and more. To allow as many gamers to play as possible, the Switch will be available in 30 minute time slots for each group. If at the end of your half hour no one else is waiting, your group may play for an additional 30 minutes. Register in advance. Walk-ins may play during any open time slot on a first-come, first-served basis. Wed, Nov. 24, 12-4PM


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Children's Programs

Manualidades Para Niños en Español - Crafts for Kids in Spanish Come join Mrs. Jimenez for a craft class. Appropriate for grades 2-4. 10 students maximum. Registration required.

Grab & Go Activities for Kids and Teens Try a different craft or activity each week, provided by the Basalt Regional Library and The Art Base! 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. Pick up a Grab & Go Activity kit on Saturday at 10 AM at the library's main entrance, while supplies last. Spanish and English Instructions for each activity will be included in your kit and posted on the library’s blog. ¡Pruebe una artesanía o actividad diferente cada semana, proporcionada por la Biblioteca Regional de Basalt y The Art Base! Perfectas para niños y adolescentes que buscan un proyecto práctico, estas actividades se pueden escalar hacia arriba o hacia abajo dependiendo el nivel de grado de su artesano. Recoja un kit de actividades Grab & Go el sábado a las 10 a.m. en la entrada principal de la biblioteca, mientras los suministros duran. Las instrucciones en español e inglés para cada actividad se incluirán en su kit y se publicarán en el blog de la biblioteca. Saturdays, 10AM-12PM

Acompañé a la Sra. Jiménez en una clase de manualidades. Apropiado para los grados 2-4. 10 estudiantes máximo. Sat, Nov. 6th & 20, 2-3PM

basaltlibrary.org/kanopy

Saturday Storytime We are excited to invite families to our early literacy storytimes. Designed for all ages, we will enjoy stories, songs, and action rhymes. Weather permitting, storytime will take place outside on the lawn. During inclement weather storytime will take place in the Community Room. When indoors, masks will be required for all ages 2 and up. Sat, Nov. 6, 13 & 20, 10:30-11AM

Raising a Reader - Little Red Bag Club Raising A Reader - Aspen to Parachute invites you to our "Little Red Bags Club" for parents and their 0 to 5-year-old children who are not enrolled in school. Join us for a weekly hour of story time, activities, and snacks. Our classes support brain development and social skills. Weather permitting, story time will take place outside on the lawn. Storytime will take place in the Treehouse room during inclement weather. Tuesdays, 11AM-12PM

Research tools designed for k-2 graders!

basaltlibrary.org/kids


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12-2PM Basalt Regional Library Book Club

3-7PM Upcycling! Session 1

3-5PM Upcycling! Session 1

10AM-12PM Grab & Go Activities for Kids & Teens

5-7PM Yarn Group

1:30-2:30PM iCloud Basics

10:30-11AM Saturday Storytime

3-5PM Quilting for Beginners

11AM-4PM Upcycling! Session 2 2-3PM Manualidades Para Niños en Español - Crafts for Kids in Spanish

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10AM-7PM Take & Create: Stamp Making

1:30-2:30PM Google Apps for Beginners

6:30-8PM Family Astronomy Night

10AM-2PM Colorado Workforce Mobile Office Hours

10AM-12PM Grab & Go Activities for Kids & Teens

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4-5PM Public Budget Hearing

11AM-12PM Raising A Reader: Little Red Bag Club

12-1PM Lunch With a Side of Murder

5:30-6:30PM Music at the Library: Autumn Strings

1:30-2:30PM Microsoft Excel Basics

5:15-7PM BRLD Board of Trustees Meeting

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10AM-12PM Grab & Go Activities for Kids & Teens 10:30-11AM Saturday Storytime

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10AM-7PM Holiday Take & Create: Air Dry Clay Jewelry 11AM-12PM Raising A Reader: Little Red Bag Club

EVENTS, DATES AND TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Check basaltlibrary.org/events-calendar for up to date info. We support the Town of Basalt’s Green Initiatives and encourage you to bike, walk, bus or carpool to the Library whenever possible. We use compostable products at all our events to help reduce our global footprint.

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