September 2022

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BASALT REGIONAL

LIBRARY Magazine & Program Brochure

September 2022


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Adult Programs

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Delbert Anderson Trio Jazz Workshop

A Brief History of Native American Music

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Music at the library: Indigenous Sounds in Music

Teen Programs

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Children's Programs

A Brief History of Native American Music

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Art for All Ages


Explore Music in Native American Culture

The Healing of Natalie Curtis By Jane Kirkpatrick Based on a true story, musician Natalie Curtis is determined to save ancient Native American songs, which are being silenced by the government. In doing so, Natalie discovers something she'd forgotten-music powerful enough to heal.

The Art of the Native American Flute By R. Carlos Nakai A comprehensive instruction manual for learning to play the Native American flute, including information on tunings, performance technique, tabature, style, history, standard notation, and more.

Indigenous Pop: Native American Music from Jazz to Hip Hop

Powwow: A Celebration Through Song and Dance

By Jeff Berglund

By Karen PheasantNeganigwane

An interdisciplinary discussion of popular music performed and created by American Indian musicians, providing an important window into history, politics, and tribal communities.

Journey through the history of powwow, a celebration of Indigenous song and dance, culture in North America, from its origins to the thriving powwow culture of today.

Inside Dazzling Mountains

Rez Metal

By David Kozak

By Ashkan Soltani Stone

Fresh new translations of Native oral literatures of the Southwest, a region of vital and varied cultures and languages. The collection features songs, stories, and chants from the four major language groups of the Southwest.

Rez Metal showcases the sounds, images, and stories of Navajo heavy metal bands and Native heavy metalers while exploring the deep and lifeaffirming power of heavy metal music within Indian Country.


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Adult Programs Arts & Crafts Art for All Ages

A program to encourage adults and kids to spend time doing art projects together. Bring your creativity; and lets explore the great world of art! In this program you can enjoy painting, drawing and quality time with others. This is designed for all ages. Sat, Sept. 17, 2-3PM

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, Sept. 7, 12-2PM

Community Free Legal Clinic

Volunteer attorneys will assist you with your legal matters, oneon-one. Meetings are a maximum of 15 minutes. Spaces fill up fast, please sign-up by calling 970-927-4311 or emailing info@ basaltlibrary.org as early as possible. Thurs, Sept. 8, 2-5PM

Seasons of the Nuche: Tales of the Ute People

Storytelling has been used in every culture as a means of entertainment, education, and cultural preservation. Nina Gabianelli from the Aspen Historical Society and Skyler Lomahaftewa, a Northern Ute tribal member, will present both the history of the native people and the modern-day Ute experience. Tues, Sept. 27, 5:30-6:30PM

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En Español ESL & Computer Literacy Classes for Spanish Speakers Valley Settlement will offer concurrent classes in ESL and Computer Literacy for native Spanish speakers. ESL will meet from 9AM-12PM. Following a short break, Computer Literacy will meet from 1-3PM. All materials provided. Please pre-register for this class, which will take place weekly SeptemberDecember. Childcare and snacks will be provided by Valley Settlement. Vie, Sept. 9, 16, 23 & 30, 9AM-3PM

El Placer De Leer con Angélica Breña

Este verano acompaña a Angélica Breña para practicar tu español en el jardín de la biblioteca. Estaremos leyendo porciones de El Infinito En Un Junco por Irene Vallejo e Hijas De La Historia por Isabel Revuelta Poo. Lo único que necesitas es poder leer español. Las sesiones serán conducidas en español e inglés. Lun, Sept. 19 & 26, 5-6:30PM

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-inprogress. Tuesdays, 5-7PM


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Music at the Library: Indigenous Sounds in Jazz

Health & Wellness Nia Dancing Workshop

Have you tried Nia Dancing? Come with friends or a partner for an hour of Nia dancing with our friend, Steve Alldredge. Steve is an experienced Nia teacher and comes with a playlist you can't help but move to! We are delighted to offer this movement class twice a month this summer. Wed, Sept. 7 & 21, 5:30-6:30PM

Library Business Finance Committee

Monthly meeting of the Library’s Finance Committee. Open to the public. Tues, Sept. 13, 5:15-7PM

Board of Trustees

Monthly meeting of the Library’s Board of Trustees. Open to the public. Mon, Sept. 19, 5:15-7PM

Music Delbert Anderson Trio Jazz Workshop

Jazz enthusiasts of all ages are invited to attend a workshop conducted by Navajo trumpeter, Delbert Anderson, and members of his trio focusing on fusion of ancient Navajo cultural music, hard swing, and funk of the jazz masters. Delbert has spent time with his grandfather on his reservation researching the Navajo spinning songs, which have provided inspiration for his jazz improvisation including the use of the minor pentatonic scale, non­­repetitive melodic lines from Navajo chants of war and love, and the heartbeat of a broken-down Navajo culture. Registration is required, and will open on September 15th. Light refreshments will be available preceding the hour long workshop. Thurs, Sept. 29, 4-5PM

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The Delbert Anderson Trio is a culmination of musical styles; jazz, funk, instrumental jams all focused through the unique lens of an indigenous perspective. Band leader, Delbert Anderson is nationally recognized trumpet artist and educator that brings his Dine' background and the influence of traditional cultural spinning songs and a heavy background in jazz and improvisation to life with a fiery rhythm section composed of Nicholas Lucero and Michael McCluhan. Lucero, having toured internationally with several major jazz artists - brings a graceful, yet powerful Latin funk to the band’s sound that he’s crafted after nearly a decade playing with the trio. Michael McCluhan brings a uniquely rock and jam approach to his upright bass that can equally support and guide the solos and jams that the band is know for. Thurs, Sept. 29, 5:30-6:30PM

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF NATIVE AMERICAN MUSIC by Charles Vallena

The music of Native Americans has a long and rich history that is not fully understood by many people. In this article, we will explore the history of native American music to help you better understand what it was like for those who lived in America before Europeans arrived. The music of Native Americans has a long and rich history that is not fully understood by many people. In this article, we will explore the history of Native American music to help you better understand what it was like for those who lived in America before Europeans arrived. Native American Music and Dance Even though there are different types of dance throughout Native American tribes, they all share one thing: togetherness. The goal behind dancing wasn't just about entertainment; instead, it's believed that singing or chanting songs while experiencing their physical movements would bring them closer as a community. Singing helped them bond with each other through song but also allowed members of the tribe to express themselves both vocally and emotionally. While some dances were social gatherings where the entire tribe would participate, others were more individualistic in nature. Today, you can still see these types of traditional dances at pow wows and other gatherings throughout the country. How the Western World found out about it

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When European settlers first came to the Americas in search of a better life, they were unaware that there was already an established civilization with rich and diverse cultural


traditions. But soon after settling down, Europeans began taking note of these differences and started documenting what they saw through written accounts. They would write about tribes' daily lives, customs, mythology, etc., so we know today how Native Americans lived before Westernization. The importance of music to Native Americans In North America, music was considered a gift from God and used in daily life, as well as for special occasions such as weddings or funerals. In many tribes throughout North America each type of song had its own purpose and holder: singers, flute players, drummers and dancers were responsible for different types of songs at ceremonies and gatherings. Another common use of Native American traditional music was to tell stories about certain events that happened to their ancestors involving animals like buffalo herds or wildlife like deer. Each tribe has their own style or genre depending on what part of Americas they come from but most have similar characteristics such as minor scale melodies with heavy drums playing long beats. This is probably because these pieces are passed down orally and handed down from one generation to another with little or no alterations. What instruments were used in traditional Native American music? Native American music has traditionally been much more inclusive than the average Western tune. Even though drumming is an integral part of tribal ceremonies, many tribes also utilized wind instruments for ceremonial events and personal entertainment alike. The flute

was a popular instrument to play during celebrations, as well as songs that had been passed down from generation to generation through oral tradition. It wasn't uncommon for Native Americans in different regions to develop their own styles of playing drums or other types of percussion instruments either creating rhythmic patterns unique only to their tribe's culture! Who might have invented the first instrument for making sound? It is a common myth that the Native Americans did not have their own musical instruments, but instead used objects from nature such as drums of wood and animal hides. However, some more recent archaeological discoveries have proved this to be false. In fact, there are many examples which show early forms of musical ingenuity among these indigenous people before Europeans had even reached them with any technology or culture at all! In 1998 archaeologists discovered what appeared to be an unusual flute in a Californian burial site belonging to the ancestors of today’s Miwok tribe dating back between 1291-1321 AD. Called “The Spirit Flute” due to its supernatural appearance, it was made out of tule reed using techniques still used by the Miwok people today.

Famous musicians with a connection to Native American culture or ancestry Many movies have been made about Native Americans from the silent film era to modernday films such as Dances with Wolves and Thunderheart. The 1991 movie Dance Me Outside is a typical example of some of these earlier works that often included derogatory portrayals of Native American tribes in America's past history. The first Native American music recordings were released on shellac discs beginning around 1912, but more recently CDs containing traditional songs are available for purchase at many trading posts across Indian Country. A few examples include: Wade Hemsworth – Northern Saskatchewan; Jim Pepper – Land Of Enchantment; Dougie Whitebear - In My Heart There Is No Place For Fear To Live And I Know That The Bear Is My Brother; and Billy Hill – A Journey Back To The Great Spirit. In conclusion, Native American music has become a vital part of Native culture and heritage in the United States. From its ancient origins to modern day adaptations, it is important to remember that this music is passed down through generations of people who are passionate about preserving their culture and keeping traditions alive.


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Technology Classes Looking for tech help? Sign-up for a half hour appointment to walk through your questions at basaltlibrary.org/tech-help.

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ESL & Computer Literacy Classes for Spanish Speakers

Valley Settlement will offer concurrent classes in ESL and Computer Literacy for native Spanish speakers. ESL will meet from 9AM-12PM. Following a short break, Computer Literacy will meet from 1-3PM. All materials provided. Please pre-register for this class, which will take place weekly September-December. Childcare and snacks will be provided by Valley Settlement. Fri, Sept. 9, 16, 23 & 30, 9AM-3PM

Microsoft Excel Basics

We are offering a Monday later afternoon a Microsoft Excel Basics class. We will cover the tool bar, setting up columns, sorting your Workbook and all the rest. Please bring a computer with the Microsoft Excel program loaded or you may check out one of our Windows laptops. Registration required at bit.ly/14techbas. Mon, Sept. 12, 4:30-5:30PM

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. Registration is required at bit.ly/14techbas. Thurs, Sept. 15, 1:30-2:30PM

Microsoft PowerPoint Basics

Have you been interested in creating a family PowerPoint presentation or work has asked you to create a presentation? Come to this Microsoft PowerPoint Basics class to learn how to set up a presentation, insert pictures, text and much more. Please bring a computer with Microsoft PowerPoint loaded or borrow one of the Library's Windows laptops. Registration is required at bit.ly/14techbas. Mon, Sept. 26, 4:30-5:30PM

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Camping Kits now available for checkout. Each kit contains: a tent • a table and chairs • 4 sleeping pads • cookware • stove

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Make Your Own Perfume

Teen Programs

A mix of art and science, learn how to create your own fragrance! We provide all of the materials for mixing your own scent, we will explain perfume "notes" and show you each step. Perfume needs time to ferment before it can be used, so we will also send you home with instructions to complete your project. Grades 9-12 Wed, Sept. 28, 2:30-3:30PM

Skate Park Pizza Party

Meet us at the Skate Park next to the library for a pizza party! BYOBoard, bring your friends, we will have pizza, art supplies for you to add some flare to your deck, and a trick competition with a grand prize! Grades 5-12 invited. Wed, Sept. 7, 2:30-4:30PM

Art for All Ages

A program to encourage adults and kids to spend time doing art projects together. Bring your creativity; and lets explore the great world of art! In this program you can enjoy painting, drawing and quality time with others. This is designed for all ages. Sat, Sept. 17, 2-3PM

Button Making

Make your own button pins! All supplies will be provided, you may bring images you wish to use, look through magazines or we will help you print on site. Grades 5-8. Wed, Sept. 21, 2:30-3:30PM

80s Teen Movie Night

A nostalgic movie night at the library: Watch a classic teen movie from the 80s, bring a date or a friend, even dress like it’s the 80s if you want to. Blankets and pillows encouraged, and we will provide the snacks. September's feature film is The Breakfast Club (1985). Rated R for language. Grades 9-12. Fri, Sept. 23, 5-7PM

Beginner Breaking

Test out your break-dancing skills with local instructor Johier Begay. This class is for anyone new to breaking. Learn the foundations and basics, while developing your own moves and style. From top rocks, to groundwork, to power moves - no matter your skill level, learn how to show who you are through hip hop. Ages 7+ Sun, Sept. 25, 12-1PM

Children's Programs Indoor Baby Gym

Come to the library's indoor gym to get out some of those wiggles! Our indoor gym includes tunnels, ball pits, toys and games and more! For ages 0-3. ¡Estamos emocionados por invitarlo a nuestro gimnasio infantil bisemanal! Venga y disfrute de una hora de juego libre con su hijo. ¡Tenemos juguetes para escalar, túneles, pelotas, libros, música y más! Más apropiado para las edades 0-3. Wednesdays and Fridays, 10-11AM

Raising a Reader: Bolsitas Rojas

Raising A Reader - Aspen to Parachute invites you to our "Little Red Bag 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. Criar a un lector - De Aspen a Parachute, están invitados a nuestro club “Little Red Bags Club” para padres y sus niños de 0-5 años que no están matriculados en la escuela. Únase a nosotros para una hora semanal de tiempo de historia, actividades y bocadillos. Nuestras clases apoyan el desarrollo del cerebro y las habilidades sociales. Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30AM

Art for All Ages

A program to encourage adults and kids to spend time doing art projects together. Bring your creativity; and lets explore the great world of art! In this program you can enjoy painting, drawing and quality time with others. This is designed for all ages. Sat, Sept. 17, 2-3PM


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FICTION

OTHER BIRDS Sarah Addison Allen

HAVEN Emma Donoghue

DAISY DARKER Alice Feeney

ALL GOOD PEOPLE HERE Ashley Flowers

THE MANY DAUGHTERS OF AFONG MOY Jamie Ford

THE INK BLACK HEART Robert Galbraith

THE LAST WHITE MAN Mohsin Hamid

FOX CREEK William Kent Krueger

WRONG PLACE WRONG TIME Gillian McAllister

CARRIE SOTO IS BACK Taylor Jenkins Reid

NONFICTION

BANNED BOOKS

LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI Rinker Buck

DANGEROUS RHYTHMS T.J. English

THE GOD OF THE WAY Kathie Lee Gifford

PATH LIT BY LIGHTNING David Maraniss

WHAT WE OWE THE FUTURE William MacAskill

RAISING LAZARUS Beth Macy

A PLACE IN THE WORLD Frances Mayes

I'M GLAD MY MOM DIED Jennette McCurdy

THE MILKY WAY Moiya McTier


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S LIGHTLARK Alex Aster

THE FINAL GAMBIT Jennifer Lynn Barnes

THREE KISSES, ONE MIDNIGHT Roshani Chokshi

NOTHING MORE TO TELL Karen M. McManus

WALKING GENTRY HOME Alora Young

KIDS

THE ANIMAL TOOLKIT Steve Jenkins

SURELY SURELY MARISOL RAINEY Erin Entrada Kelly

HUMMINGBIRD Natalie Lloyd

TRUE HISTORY: INDIGENOUS AMERICA Liam McDonald

WEIRD BUT TRUE: INCREDIBLE FACTS, AWESOME PHOTOS, AND WEIRD WONDERS National Geographic Kids

PICTURE BOOKS

PATCHWORK Matt de la Peña

LEMON BIRD CAN HELP Paulina Ganucheau

KEEPUNUMUK

Danielle Greendeer

CREEPY CRAYON Aaron Reynolds

JUST LIKE JESSE OWENS Andrew Young

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