May overview at Telluride’s Wilkinson Public Library

May overview at Telluride’s Wilkinson Public Library

Tuesday, May 11, 10 a.m, Tech Lab.: Webinar

"Making Ecological Intelligence a Competitive Advantage" with Daniel Goleman. 

Daniel Goleman lectures frequently to business audiences, professional groups and on college campuses. A psychologist who for many years reported on the brain and behavioral sciences for The New York Times, Dr. Goleman previously was a visiting faculty member at Harvard.

Goleman was a co-founder of the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning at the Yale University Child Studies Center (now at the University of Illinois at Chicago), and is co-chairman of The Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations, based in the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University. The Consortium seeks to catalyze research on best practices for developing emotional competence, and the impact of emotional intelligence in leadership and organizations.

Goleman has received many journalistic awards for his writing, including two nominations for the Pulitzer Prize for his articles in the Times, and a Career Achievement award for journalism from the American Psychological Association. In recognition of his efforts to communicate the behavioral sciences to the public, he was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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

Wednesday, May 12, 1 – 5 pm, Introduction to wildflower identification and techniques for photographing wildflowers with Al Schneider of the San Juan / Four Corners Native Plant Society

Are you a wildflower lover who becomes frustrated year after year because you Can't identify (or remember) the gorgeous plants you see each summer on hikes or in your own backyard?  Do you remember the plants, but want to know more about them? Are you interested in learning professional techniques for photographing wildflowers? Come learn at a wildflower class presented by Al Schneider of the San Juan/Four Corners Native Plant Society.

The discussion includes characteristics such as leaf shape, floral parts, hairs, and smells that help identify plants, as well as the differences between common and scientific names, pronouncing and understanding scientific names, which identification books to buy, the differences between various wildflower books and botanical keys. There will be an in-depth exploration of botanical keys and common keying problems and solutions, as well as an introduction to methods and techniques for photographing wildflowers.

Al Schneider is author of Southwest Colorado Wildflowers.  Check out the course description prior to class time at:

More on May 12, 6 – 7:15 p.m.: Recycling Rules, a workshop for homeowners and renters in Town of Telluride

For kiddos:

Friday, May 21 – May 22, 4:00-6:00 p.m.: Imagination Vacation – Under The Sea! In celebration of our “Read Outside The School” summer reading program beginning June 11th (LCD, Poster)

Thursday, May 27, 4:00-6:00 Join the Library staff for recitations and a photo exhibit honoring winners and participants in this years Kids Write and Photo Contest

For teens:

Teen Writing Contest: Enter a original poetry or short story in the Wilkinson Public Library's annual teen writing contest. Submit two copies of your work of 15 pages or less. One copy should include your name, grade, phone number and email address, the second copy should be anonymous.  Deadline for submissions is June 1.  Winners will be recognized at the Make Waves After Hours summer reading launch party on June 11.  Prizes and glory to the top three local teen writers.  

Tuesday, May 18, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Large Meeting Room. Join the Library staff to learn this sweet board game.

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