Coming up at Telluride’s five-star Wilkinson Public Library

Coming up at Telluride’s five-star Wilkinson Public Library


Monday, May 3: Free film, "Pirate for the Sea," 6 p.m.

A longtime militant environmentalist is held up for close scrutiny in "Pirate for the Sea," a homemade-style documentary in which filmmaker Ron Colby's admiring stance doesn't shroud the downside of the subject's relentless approach. A self-appointed maverick watchdog for mistreated and illegally hunted sea creatures, Paul Watson uses confrontational tactics that could be classified as terrorism, which, along with bloody footage of whales, sharks, and baby seals being slaughtered, makes for some disturbing viewing. Just released on DVD, we are screening this film with special permission of the director, Ron Colby. 

After eight years, Colby completed his film only one week before the 2008 Telluride Film Festival opened. To make "Pirate for the Sea," he participated as a crew member on Watson's voyages to Cocos Island in 2002, Antarctica in 2005, and to the Gulf of St. Lawrence in 2006. The film includes interviews with Martin Sheen, and Farley Mowat in addition to numerous crew-members.

Tuesday, May 4, noon: Celebrate the first anniversary of "Books and Cooks," featuring hot Chef Bud

Chef Bud and guest chef Jenny Thomas will be making “Crushed Basil and Toasted Pine Nut Pesto” to celebrate. Party treats, eats and door prizes….

Wednesday, May 5, 6 p.m.: The Business of Writing, Publishing 101, with Bob Rubadeau

The Telluride's Library's adventure in self publishing continues with facilitator Bob Rubadeau: creating a community publishing project. All are welcome. If you’ve missed any previous sessions, let Scott Doser know and he will prepare the previous course materials for you. Email: or call 728-4519 x 20.

Thursday, May 6: Celebrating two million

Check out your favorite materials and eat cake as we celebrate over two million items circulated at your Five-Star Wilkinson public Library.  Be sure to thank Oak and his staff for keeping our items circulating.  It takes more work than you can imagine.

May 7, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.: Green Business Roundtable

The subject of the next Green Business Roundtable, hosted by the LIbrary and Telluride's The New Community Coalition, is "Balancing Choices in Food with Affordability," plus beginning a dialogue on the "Shop Local" campaign. The first part of this presentation focuses on the choices two local restaurant owners make to “green their restaurants." Honga Im and Lucas Price describe the balancing act and considerations that guide them in making healthy food choices, buying organic vs. buying local, remaining affordable, “to go” products, reducing waste and more.  Following that discussion, Karen Avery offers an overview of Ouray’s “Shop Local” initiative,  a springboard for beginning dialogue on a “Shop Local” campaign in the Telluride Region.

Please RSVP by: Thursday, May 6, 2010, 3:00 pm @ 728-1340 or (We don’t want to run out of food!)

Monday, May 10, Telluride Film Festival's Cinematheque

The Telluride Film Festival's food series ends with "Big Night,"  a 1996 film drama with comedic overtones directed by Campbell Scott and Stanley Tucci. Produced by Jonathan Filley for the Samuel Goldwyn Company, the film met with critical acclaim both in the United States and internationally. 'Big NIght" was nominated for the "Grand Jury Prize" at the Sundance Film Festival and the "Grand Special Prize" at the Deauville Film Festival.
The film, presumably set in a small town on the New Jersey Shore in the 1950s, tells the story of two immigrant brothers from Italy who own and operate a restaurant called "Paradise." One brother, Primo (Tony Shalhoub), is a brilliant, but perfectionist chef who chafes under their few customers' expectations of "Americanized" Italian food. Their uncle's offer for them to return to Rome to help with his restaurant is becoming more and more appealing to Primo. The other brother, Secondo (Tucci), is the restaurant's manager, enamored with the possibilities presented by their new endeavor and life in America. Despite Secondo's efforts and Primo's magnificent food, their restaurant is failing.

Don’t miss the pre-show reception at 5:30 pm

Tuesday, May 11, 10 a.m.: Webinar on "Making Ecological Intelligence a Competitive Advantage" with Daniel Goleman

Enrollment is limited:  Pre-register for the event by calling Scott Doser at 728-4519  ext. 20; email or stop by the WPL circulation desk.

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