Library News & Notes

Cortez Public Library

Cortez Library announces ongoing displays for fall

Karl Looff is currently displaying his fossil wood at the Cortez Public Library. The display is titled “Ancient Forests.” There is also a display of Christian iconography owned by Danny Roberts. Both will be at the library until the end of September. Douglas May is displaying his collection of cartoons on the wall through the end of October. The library is located at 202 N. Park St. and may be reached by calling 565-8117.

Storytime theme is fall

“Ah, Fall!” is the September theme of Raising Readers Storytime at the Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Storytime is held every Thursday and Saturday at 10:30 a.m. for preschool-aged children. Older children are welcome to join in for the craft at 11:15 a.m. on Thursdays. The Saturday Storytime is held, weather permitting, at the Cortez Farmers Market on the corner of Elm and Main St. Both days of the week will follow the same theme. On Saturdays there will be no craft. “Puppets Galore” will be presented on Thursday, Sept. 20 and Saturday, Sept. 22. “Let’s Talk About Football” will wrap up the month on Thursday, Sept. 27 and Saturday, Sept. 29. Raising Readers Storytime offers songs, stories, crafts and silliness and uses the Early Childhood Literacy Initiative program. For more information, contact the library at 565-8117.

Computer training classes in September

The Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St., will offer a series of computer training classes in September. All classes start at 1 p.m. On Thursday, Sept. 27, Internet Searching for Beginners will be taught and will include the World Wide Web, URLs, links, web browsers, toolbars on web browsers, address bar, and simple searching tips and techniques. All classes must be signed up for ahead of time, as space is limited. Sign up by calling the library at 565-8117 or by stopping by.

MAncos Public Library

Election film ‘Iron Jawed Angel’ screens free

Mancos Public Library presents a screening of “Iron Jawed Angels,” the story of women’s struggle for suffrage, on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. at MPL, 211 West First St. This true story has startling parallels to today, as the young activists struggle with issues such as the challenges of protesting a popular President during wartime and the perennial balancing act between love and career. Utilizing a pulsing soundtrack, vivid colors, and a freewheeling camera, Katja von Garnier’s driving filmmaking style shakes up the preconceptions of the period film and gives history a vibrant contemporary energy and relevance. Free and open to the public. For more information call 533-7600.

After school movies screen in September

The Mancos Public Library, 211 W. First St., will show the following movies on Mondays after school in September. Movies begin at 4 p.m. On Sept. 24, the library will present “Star Wars Episode II Attack of the Clones.” These showings are for ages eight and above, and are free. For more information, call MPL at 533-7600.