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A Guide To Summertime At The Library “Summertime, and the living is easy. ” This weekend marks the traditional kickoff to that glorious season in Estes Park. And the library is here to make it a summer to remember. Here is a handy ‘summer-y summary’ to help you enjoy your library to the fullest: Summer Hours: for your convenience, the library is open an additional six hours each week this summer, opening at 9 a.m. Mondays through Saturdays. The earlier opening begins this Tuesday. You’ll find the 9 a.m. hour a pleasant and less-busy time to visit. Parking: Peak parking times are generally late mornings through mid-afternoon, and on festival days. Watch for signage in the library parking lot. Certain areas have time-restrictions that are enforced. We find the parking garage offers a nice alternative: free unlimited parking, matched with a pleasant Riverwalk stroll to and from the library. The Twig: Many patrons have their library materials routed to this convenient mini-branch at the Estes Valley Community Center. We deliver items there daily. You can always use the drive-up book returns at EVCC too. One-Stop Source for Summer Activities: Summer is packed with great library programs. See the full roster in our Programs & Services Guide, now available online and arriving soon in print form. Pick up a copy in the library or at locations around town. Summer Reading Program: We’ve made it easier than ever for all ages to log summer reading for great prizes. The Apollo 11 moon landing’s 50th anniversary inspires this summer’s space

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6am - 10am Morning Music 10am - 1pm Easy Listening 1 pm-3pm Afternoon Classical 3pm - 5pm Upbeat Monday: 1950-1963 Tuesday: 1964-1975 Wednesday: 1976-1983 Thursday: 1984-1999 Friday: 2000 - Current 5pm-7pm Dinner Music 7pm-9pm Grass Fed (Eclectic Rock Bands) 9pm - 11pm Jazz 11pm-6am Night Music

theme—and a community reading goal: let’s reach 238,900 total reading minutes (that’s the distance to the moon in miles). Our Wonderful World: Travel the globe through stories and breathtaking photos, as shared by local and regional trekkers who have following their calling to extraordinary destinations. The Library is partnering with the Estes Valley Community Center (this year’s location) for the 13th season of this popular armchair-travel series. Free weekly programs will span nine Tuesday evenings this summer. New this year: we encourage you to register in advance at so we can save you a seat! A “Cliffhanger” Awaits: In lieu of a one-weekend Summer Used Book Sale, book lovers and bargain hunters can enjoy a giant book sale all summer-long. Cliffhanger Used Books (located next to the Post Office) is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Buy a membership to be among the first to shop each week’s newest arrivals, every Monday from 8 to 10 a.m. And every Wednesday, starting June 5, you’ll find extra bargains, as three categories will be selected for one day of Wednesday Wonders—each book in that category priced for $1 plus tax. All proceeds from sales support the Library Friends & Foundation, which in turn is sponsoring the Summer Reading Program. Reading elevates us, every step of the way. Here’s to a great summer in the Estes Valley—and may the library be your source for inspiration, learning and fun all season long.


6am-11am Saturday Morning Chores 11am - Noon British Rock Noon - 2pm Old Time Radio 2pm - 4pm Estes Park Spanish Radio 4pm-7pm Dinner Music 7pm-9pm Grass Fed 9pm-11pm Jazz 11 pm - 6am Night Music


6am-8am Praise 8am-9am Sunday Morning Hymns 9am-10:00am Gospel 10am-11am Sunday Morning Hymns 11am-1pm Instrumental Music 1pm - 2pm German Hour 2pm-5pm Afternoon Classical 5pm-7pm Dinner Music 7pm-9pm Jazz 9pm - 11pm Evening Classical 11pm-6am Night Music

What’s Happening At The Estes Valley Library LIBRARY NEWS Closed Monday / Summer Hours Begin Tuesday The library will be closed all day this Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day. Summer hours will begin on Tuesday, May 28 with the library opening one hour earlier (at 9 a.m.) on Mondays through Saturdays. Beginning Tuesday, summer hours will be Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 9 am to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. SUMMER READING PROGRAM 2019: UNIVERSE OF STORIES Space, astronomy, and science are this year’s themes as the Summer Reading Program launches on Friday, May 17 for all ages. New for 2019, readers can easily log their hours online and take part in a “Fly Me to the Moon” community challenge: for all of the Estes Valley to read 238,900 total minutes this summer (the distance in miles to the Moon). Sign up at Design a Night-Sky-Themed Book Bag (Kids) Thursday, June 6, 2-3 p.m., Hondius Room Kids entering grades 1 through 6 are invited to turn a blank book bag into a one-of-a-kind creation, using spacethemed templates of stars, moons, spaceships, and rockets. Register at Stargazing at the Observatory: Teens & Adults Thursday, June 6, 8-10 p.m. Join us for an evening of education and stargazing at the Estes Park Memorial Observatory, including a brief introduction to astronomy and the night sky, outer-space movies, and viewing with a 16” RC dome telescope. Wear warm, layered clothing. Register at “Artemis”: a Book Discussion Thursday, June 13, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Hondius Room Set in the late 2080s, this novel takes place in Artemis, the first—and so far, only—city on the Moon. Porter and smuggler Jasmine “Jazz” Bashara finds herself caught up there in a conspiracy for control of the city. Register at and pick up a complimentary copy of the book. MAKERSPACE Bicycle Repair with Estes Park Mountain Shop Wednesday, May 29, 6-8 p.m., Hondius Room Get ready for summer riding with the Estes Park Mountain Shop experts, as they help you practice

fixing a flat tire and lubing your bike’s chain. We’ll perform a basic safety check-up on your bike and refer you to a shop for more complex repairs. Register at KIDS Once Upon a Cuento: Bilingual Storytime Wednesday, May 29, 3:30- 4 p.m., Estes Valley Community Center Once Upon a Cuento takes place in the CUBZ Den at the Community Center (No Community Center pass is required to attend). Children ages 0 to 6 and their parents and caregivers will participate in English and Spanish learning activities, with books, puppets, music and movement. OUR WONDERFUL WORLD Our Wonderful World: Nepal and Beyond Beginning Monday, June 4, 7 p.m., American Legion There are nine evenings of armchair travel-adventure in store this summer, as the popular Our Wonderful World series returnsthis summer in a new location: the lower level of the Estes Valley Community Center. Programs begin June 4 with “Volunteer Expeditions to Nepal and Beyond, ” presented by Jeff Blumenfeld. Register in advance at BOOKS & AUTHORS Being Awareness Book Club Begins Saturday, June 15, 10-11:30 a.m., Wasson Room “How can we let go of painful thoughts?” asks author Byron Katie in the book “Loving What Is.” By applying four simple questions, painful thoughts will let go of us. Join this three-part discussion facilitated by MeeMee Lahman, Behavior Health Clinician for SummitStone Health Partners. Discussion continues on July 20 and August 24. Register at and pick up a complimentary copy of the book. FRIENDS & FOUNDATION Cliffhanger Used Bookstore: Open Regular Hours Cliffhanger Used Books, operated by the Library Friends & Foundation, will be open regular hours this holiday weekend: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. The store is located at 191 W. Riverside Drive. Shoppers who purchase a Library Friends & Foundation annual membership may browse each week’s new arrivals before the general public (shelves are restocked every Sunday after closing). The next preview sale is Monday, May 27 from 8 to 10 a.m.

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