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BASALT REGIONAL

LIBRARY Magazine & Program Brochure

SEPT. 15-OCT. 15

September 2021


WHAT'S INSIDE... P.4

P.4-7 Adult Programs

Adult Programs

P.6 Library Business

P.8 Hispanic Heritage Month

P.8-9 Hispanic Heritage Month

P.10-11

P.10 Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week

P.12-13 New Releases

P.12 New Releases

P.14 Hispanic Heritage Books

P.15 Children's & Teen Programs

P.14 Hispanic Heritage Books

P.16 Full Calendar

P.15 Children's & Teen Programs

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OVERDUE FINES ARE AS EXTINCT AS

DINOSAURS!

BRLD IS FINE FREE!

We want everyone to frequent the library and utilize our many resources and services without the hesitation that may come from concern for an overdue fine. By eliminating this barrier we aim to provide free and equal access to all information.

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Adult Programs Arts & Crafts Take & Create: Bath Bombs

Get ready to relax in a warm bath with bath bombs that you create to your specifications! Stop by to pick up a kit to create your very own bath bombs, and get ready to relax to your heart's content. Available while supplies last. Tues, Sept. 14, 10AM-7PM

Plein Air Watercolor Workshop

Missy Prudden will lead this series of four outdoor workshops. Set on the banks of the Roaring Fork, the Library offers ample space for plein air painting. A renown watercolor artist and journaler, Missy will share how she captures a moment in time on paper. Workshops will meet under the Tent on the Library Lawn. Registration is limited; you may either sign up for the series or individual days. Materials are provided. Please bring a hat and water bottle and dress for September afternoons! Tuesdays, 4-6PM

Bountiful Bouquets: Fall Edition

Vanessa from Mountain West Floral will explore the bounty of fall with a seasonal arranging workshop. We will forage for leaves and other natural elements to combine with autumn blooms and create a beautiful bouquet to take home. All materials provided; please register for this event by email laura@basaltlibrary.org. Weather permitting we will meet on the Library Lawn under the Tent. Thurs, Sept. 23, 5:30-6:30PM

Book Clubs Basalt Regional Library Book Club

Now meeting outside the library, under the big tent! Meet outside, and enjoy the fresh summer air during an informal discussion of all things books. We'll look at highlights from some new releases, and share books we've been reading! Wed, Sept. 1, 12-2PM

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, Sept. 9, 2-5PM

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, Sept. 10, 10AM-2PM

Swap It Like It's Hot: Item Drop Off Begins

Starting September 13th, and continuing until the end of the month, the library will be accepting clothing for the event Swap it Like it's Hot. Donated items must be brought to the Front Desk, must be well maintained, free of any rips, pulls or stains, clean and "in fashion". We will stop accepting donations on October 1st. Donating items will get you a ticket. On October 9th, beginning at 10AM, this ticket will allow you entrance and first pick of the Swap items. At 3PM we will open the doors to the general public. We will not be taking any socks, underwear, ski, or outdoor gear at this time. If you have any questions, please contact Laura at 927-4311 ext. 1011 or laura@ basaltlibrary.org. Mon, Sept. 13, 10AM-7PM


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National Voter Registration Day

We are proud to support National Voter Registration Day by inviting our community to register to vote before the November elections. Registering is a non-partisan activity and we welcome all eligible voters to stop by and make it official! Representatives will be available to answer your questions and to check your registration status. Tues, Sept. 28, 10AM-7PM

En Espanol Una probadita de la Biblioteca de Basalt / A little taste of the Basalt Library

Una presentación bilingüe y amistoso impartida por la Mtra Angélica Breña dirigida a toda la comunidad. El objetivo principal es enfatizar que la empatía y la compasión son semillas que crecen y se desarrollan en el alma de los lectores. Se comentará con ejemplos breves y sencillos que al leer novelas, cuentos e historias ya sea individualmente o en grupo, aumenta nuestra capacidad de empatía y de comprensión social. También se mencionará que al ver buenas películas y comentarlas en conjunto se fomentan valores de compasión y justicia. Se ofrecerán botanas y limonada. A bilingual and friendly presentation given by Professor Angélica Breña addressed to the entire community. The main objective is to emphasize that empathy and compassion are seeds that grow and develop in the souls of readers. There will be short and simple examples that demonstrate that when reading novels and stories either individually or in groups, our capacity for empathy and social understanding increases. It will also be mentioned that watching good movies and discussing them together fosters values of compassion and justice. Snacks and lemonade will be offered. Sun, Sept. 12, 4-5PM

Handiwork & Crafts 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, Sept. 7, 5-7PM

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Healthy Living What is Qi? Tai Chi at the Library What is Qi? 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. Pre-registration requested at info@basaltlibrary.org. Sun, Sept. 5 & 12, 8-9AM

Library Business Finance Committee Monthly meeting of the Library’s Finance Committee. Tues, Sept. 14, 5:15-7PM

Board of Trustees Monthly meeting of the Library’s Board of Trustees. Mon, Sept. 20, 5:15-7PM

Literature On the Roof of the Rocky Mountains: A Talk with Sarah Chase Shaw and Nicola Ripley Local author Sarah Chase Shaw will discuss her new book, On the Roof of the Rocky Mountains: the Botanical Legacy of Betty Ford Alpine Gardens with guest Nicola Ripley, director of the Gardens. This spectacular book explores the idea that mountain environments are under extreme threat, positioning this unique botanic garden in the larger global alpine environment. It is a celebration of the global reach of the alpine ecosystem and the unique climate that supports and sustains the hardy plants and animals that inhabit it from pole to pole. Thurs, Sept, 16, 6-7PM

The Pleasure of Reading in Spanish Explore the book "Desierto Sonoro" or in English "Lost Children Archive" by Valeria Luiselli during this six session series. Conducted mainly in Spanish, a portion of each class will be dedicated to vocabulary and meaning of the words that we find interesting. Following will be a rich discussion and commentary on the book in both languages. These discussions will take place on the Library lawn under the tent, weather permitting. Intermediate/High level of Spanish recommended. Mon, Sept. 13 & 27, 5-7PM

Movies Drive In Movie: "Shrek" We are back with another season of outdoor movies, with a movie every month from June to October. Join the lovable onion "Shrek" for the fourth film in the series. The movie will begin after sunset. Participants must adhere to current public health recommendations. Spaces will be available on a firstcome, first-served basis. We look forwarded to seeing you! Sat, Sept. 18, 7:30-9:30PM

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Music Music Outside the Library: Guitar & String Trio

The strings of the guitar, violin, and cello will come alive as Javier de los Santos, Erin Gallagher, and Sarah Graf perform Latin music from Italy, Spain and Argentina. Selected pieces will include Café 1930, from Histoire du Tango, written by Astor Piazzolla; Sonata in G major, G. 5 by Luigi Boccherini; Siete Canciones Populares Española's by Manual de Falla; and Concerto for Lute in D major RV 93, by Antonio Vivaldi and arranged by Emilio Pujol. Extend your outdoor summer concert experience by joining us on the front lawn of the library Thurs, Sept. 24, 5:30-6:30PM Hearts Beat

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.

iPhone Basics

All iPhone users 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 14. Register by calling 970-927-4311 ext. 1013 or emailing cbaumgarten@basaltlibrary.org. Wed, Sept. 8, 1:30-2:30PM

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iPad Basics

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iPad users 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 iPadOS 14. Register by calling 970-927-4311 ext. 1013 or emailing cbaumgarten@basaltlibrary.org. Wed, Sept. 15, 1:30-2:30PM

Achieve your goals

— in school, at work and in life.

Microsoft Outlook Basics

Learn the basics of Microsoft Outlook. During this class we will cover creating, sending and receiving emails, scheduling meetings and inviting participants, creating email folders, your address book and much, much more. If you have questions, contact Amy at 970-927-4311 *1005 and for registration purposes email her at agiertz@basaltlibrary.org. Tues, Sept. 28, 5:30-6:30PM

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Hispanic Heritage Month


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September 15 and 16 to mark the beginning of National Hispanic Heritage Week and called upon the “people of the United States, especially the educational community, to observe such week with appropriate ceremonies and activities.” President Lyndon B. Johnson issued the first Hispanic Heritage Week presidential proclamation the same day. Why the Date of Hispanic Heritage Month Is Important The timing of Hispanic Heritage Month coincides with the Independence Day celebrations of several Latin American nations. September 15 was chosen as the kickoff because it coincides with the Independence Day celebrations of five “Central American neighbors,” as Johnson called them—Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Those five nations declared their independence from Spain on September 15, 1821. In his proclamation, Johnson also acknowledged Mexico, which declared its independence from Spain on September 16, 1810. Although not mentioned specifically by Johnson, Chile also celebrates its independence during that week (September 18, 1810 from Spain) and Belize, which declared its independence from Great Britain on September 21, 1981, was subsequently added to the list of nations specifically celebrated during what is now Hispanic Heritage Month. Hispanic Heritage Expands From a Week to a Month From 1968 until 1988, Presidents

Nixon, Ford, Carter and Reagan all issued the yearly proclamations, setting aside a week to honor Hispanic Americans. In 1987 U.S. Representative Esteban E. Torres of California proposed expanding the observance to cover its current 31-day period. Torres wanted more time so that the nation could “properly observe and coordinate events and activities to celebrate Hispanic culture and achievement.” In 1988, Senator Paul Simon (D-Illinois), submitted a similar bill that successfully passed Congress and was signed into law by President Ronald Reagan on August 17, 1988. And on September 14, 1989, President George H.W. Bush (who had been a sponsor of the original Hispanic Heritage Week resolution while serving in the House in 1968) became the first president to declare the 31-day period from September 15 to October 15 as National Hispanic Heritage Month. “Not all of the contributions made by Hispanic Americans to our society are so visible or so widely celebrated, however. Hispanic Americans have enriched our nation beyond measure with the quiet strength of closely knit families and proud communities,” Bush said. In the decades since, National Hispanic Heritage Month proclamations have been made by every sitting president of the United States. Reprinted from https://www.history.com/ topics/hispanic-history/hispanic-heritagemonth


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Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2020 1

George by Alex Gino

Reasons: LGBTQIA+ content, conflicting with a religious viewpoint, and not reflecting “the values of our community”

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely

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Reasons: Profanity, drug use, alcoholism, and was thought to promote anti-police views, contain divisive topics, and be “too much of a sensitive matter"

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

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Reasons: Profanity, sexual references, and allegations of sexual misconduct by the author

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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Reasons: Racial slurs and their negative effect on students, featuring a “white savior” character, and its perception of the Black experience

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The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

Reasons: Was considered sexually explicit and depicts child sexual abuse

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Stamped by Ibram Kendi and Jason Reynolds

Reasons: Author’s public statements, and claims that the book contains “selective storytelling incidents” and does not encompass racism against all people

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Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Reasons: Was thought to contain a political viewpoint and it was claimed to be biased against male students, and for the novel’s inclusion of rape and profanity

Something Happened in Our Town by Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins, and Ann Hazzard, illustrated by Jennifer Zivoin

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Reasons: “divisive language” and because it was thought to promote anti-police views

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Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Reasons: Racial slurs and racist stereotypes, and their negative effect on students

The Hate U Give by Angie

10 Thomas

Reasons: Profanity, and it was thought to promote an antipolice message

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FICTION

THE WOMEN OF TROY Pat Barker

BLIND TIGER Sandra Brown

DAMNATION SPRING Ash Davidson

A SLOW BURNING FIRE Paula Hawkins

THE GUIDE Peter Heller

BILLY SUMMERS Stephen King

NIGHT MUSIC Jojo Moyes

THE MADNESS OF CROWDS Louise Penny

THE COUNTRY OF OTHERS Leila Slimani

ONCE THERE WERE WOLVES Charlotte McConaghy

RUN John Lewis

EVERY MINUTE IS A DAY Robert Meyer

THE FAMILY FIRM Emily Oster

PASTORAL SONG James Rebanks

HERE, RIGHT MATTERS Alexander Vindman

FOUR THOUSAND WEEKS Oliver Burkeman

LADYPARTS Deborah Copaken

THE QUIET ZONE Stephen Kurczy

PUTTING IT TOGETHER James Lapine

I ALONE CAN FIX IT Carol Leonnig & Philip Rucker

NONFICTION


ELEASES

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TEENS

REDEMPTOR Jordan Ifueko

TAKE ME WITH YOU WHEN YOU GO David Levithan

LIVING BEYOND BORDERS Margarita Longoria

ENOLA HOLMES AND THE BLACK BAROUCHE Nancy Springer

IN THE WILD LIGHT Jeff Zentner

CHAPTER BOOKS

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SPY SCHOOL AT SEA Stuart Gibbs

FRIENDS FOREVER Shannon Hale

BIG NATE: ALOHA Lincoln Pierce

BEING CLEM Lesa Cline-Ransome

DEAD WEDNESDAY Jerry Spinelli

PICTURE BOOKS

I'M SORRY Michael Ian Black

NEGATIVE CAT Sophie Blackall

DOING BUSINESS Shawn Harris

TOMATOES FOR NEELA Padma Lakshmi

CHEZ BOB Bob Shea

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


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ADULT TITLES

TEEN TITLES

KIDS TITLES


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Children & Teen Programs Bilingual Storytime

We are excited to invite families to our bilingual early literacy storytimes. Designed for 3-5 year olds, we will enjoy stories, songs, and action rhymes, presented in English and Spanish. Weather permitting, storytime will take place outside on the lawn. Thursdays, 10:30-11AM

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Manualidad Para Llevar a Casa

¡Venga y recoja una divertida manualidad o actividad celebrando la cultura Latina! Recomendado para niños en 2o grado y arriba. Para niños menores, la ayuda de un adulto es recomendado. Recoja su kit en la entrada de la biblioteca desde las 12pm hasta que la biblioteca cierre. Mientras duren los suministros. Come by and pick up a fun craft or activity celebrating Latino culture! Recommended for children in 2nd grade and above. For younger children, the help of an adult is recommended. Pick up your kit at the library entrance from 12pm until the library closes. While supplies last. September 18 - Arte Arpillera Con Tela Fieltro/ Arpillera Felt Art September 25 - Muñecas de la Preocupación/ Worry Dolls Sat, Sept. 18 & 25, 12-4PM (while supplies last)

Latino Art History

In this program, participants will briefly learn the history of various Latino artists, and create art in their styles. Recommended for 5th grade and up. En este programa, los participantes crearán arte de varios artistas latinos y formas de arte. En cada sesión, los participantes aprenderán brevemente la historia del artista y forma de arte. Recomendado para 5º grado en adelante. Mon, Sept. 20, 4-5PM For all events, masks are required and distancing is recommended.

Picture Books Looking for great picture books to share? You'll find books here that are sure to captivate the imaginations of kids ages 0-8. Sent monthly.

Kids' Books Find out what’s new and cool! We’ll suggest fun and fascinating fiction (and great nonfiction, too) for kids in elementary school, ages 8-11. Sent monthly.

Tween Reads Too young to drive, but too old for kid stuff? These books (mostly fiction, with some nonfiction) are just right for the middle school set, ages 10-13. Sent bimonthly.

Teen Scene All types of fiction for those who want to imagine different realities, and nonfiction for those who are trying to understand ours! Curated specially for high school readers age 14 and up. Sent monthly.

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Labor Day - LIBRARY CLOSED

4-6PM Plein Air Watercolor Workshop 5-7PM Yarn Group

1:30-2:30PM iPhone Basics

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8-9AM What is Qi? 4-5PM Una probadita de la Biblioteca de Basalt/ A Little Taste of the Basalt Library

10AM-7PM Swap it Like it's Hot: Item Drop Off Begins 5-7PM The Pleasure of Reading in Spanish

10AM-7PM Take & Create: Bath Bombs 4-6PM Plein Air Watercolor Workshop 5:15-7PM BRLD Finance Committee Meeting

1:30-2:30PM iPad Basics

10:30-11AM Bilingual Storytime 6-7PM On the Roof of the Rocky Mountains: A Talk with Sarah Chase Shaw and Nicola Ripley

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4-5PM Latino Art History 5:15-7PM BRLD Board of Trustees Meeting

4-6PM Plein Air Watercolor Workshop

10:30-11AM Bilingual Storytime 5:30-6:30PM Bountiful Bouquets: Fall Edition

5:30-6:30PM Music at the Library: Guitar & String Trio

12-5PM Manualidad Para Llevar a Casa

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5-7PM The Pleasure of Reading in Spanish

10AM-7PM National Voter Registration Day 4-6PM Plein Air Watercolor Workshop 5:30-6:30PM Microsoft Outlook Basics

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10AM-2PM Colorado Workforce Mobile Office Hours 18

12-5PM Manualidad Para Llevar a Casa 7:309:30PM Drive in Movie: "Shrek"

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10:30-11AM Bilingual Storytime

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

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