Wilkinson Library: January At A Glance

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The following is a look at what’s ahead in January.

Go to www.telluridelibrary.org or  https://www.facebook.com/wilkinson.telluride for more information.

 

Thursday, Jan 9

Board of Trustees will hold its regular meeting on Thursday, January 9, 5:15, Program Room.

 

Tuesday, January 14

“Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet,” 6 p.m. Program Room

His father died before he was born, and his mother died when he was only six. But sheltered by a powerful uncle, he made a good start in life, established himself in a profitable business and married well. And then, at the age of 40, he was transformed.

A man who could not read or write, he announced that he was the prophet of God.

His name was Muhammad, and over the next 23 years, he would bring peace to the warring pagan tribes of Arabia and establish the new religion of Islam, which today has 1.2 billion followers.

The documentary is the first in a three-part Muslim film series that is part of the larger Muslim Journeys program. The two other films are scheduled for Tuesday, January 21 and 28, respectively, “Inside the Koran: A Journey Into the Heart of Islam” and “Koran By Heart: One Chance to Remember.” (See Related Post)

Screenings feature Middle Eastern food, and discussion lead by local scholar Lawry de Bivort.

 

“Wills, Trusts, and Powers of Attorney,” 5:30 p.m, Telluride Room (second floor)

The law office of Brown & Brown P.C. is back with a multi-part legal workshop.

Registration is required. Call (970) 243-8250 today to reserve your seat or sign up on their web-site under “Educational Events” at www.brownandbrownpc.com.  The workshop is at 5:30 pm.

 

Wednesday, January 15

Independent Lens, “Las Martha”

Independent Lens continues this month with the filmLas Martha. The PBS series allows the Library to showcase documentaries months before their general release on TV.

In the lingering aftermath of the U.S.-Mexican War, the border town of Laredo, Texas created an annual debutante ball unlike any other. “Las Marthas” follows two Mexican-American girls carrying this gilded tradition on their shoulders during a time of economic uncertainty and tension over immigration.

 

Thursday, January 16 (through February 20)

“Parenting with Love and Logic,” 6 – 7:30 p.m.

The free workshops are for parents and parents-to-be. Learn how to avoid the power struggles and create a more peaceful home. (Free babysitting available. )

 

January 30 

Muslim Journeys continues with book discussion, 6 p.m.

Muslim Journeys is a scholar-led reading and discussion program designed to foster opportunities for community conversations about the histories, faith, and cultures of Muslims around the world and within the United States. The series centers around five books and the three films (as above.)

The first book discussion is Stewart Gordon’s “When Asia Was the World: Traveling Merchants, Scholars, Warriors, and Monks Who Created the “Riches of the East.” Copies of the book are free and yours to keep, now available now at WPL.

 

ONGOING:

Mondays

Kids Cook 3:30 p.m.

Tuesdays

Teen Chess Club 4 p.m.

Wednesdays

Science and art. Art and science. They go together like chocolate and peanut butter. Our kids’ area has launched a new regular activity for this month we call “Alternating Currents. ”

Every Wednesday at 3:30 p.m., kids will be able participate in either an art or a science activity, depending whether it’s Art Wednesday or Science Wednesday.

Teen Cooking Club 4 p.m.

Thursdays

Remember, you can get help with all those confounding electronic devices during TechAdvisor every Thursday afternoon from 2 – 3:00 p.m.

Teen Outdoor Club 4 p.m.

Weekly Story Times (Kids)

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 11 a.m.

Weekly Fitness Classes:

Yoga with Brandon Griep: Mondays 8:30 – 10 a.m.

Guided Meditation with Kate Spina: Mondays, 12:15-1 p.m.

Prenatal Yoga with Regan Tuttle: Tuesdays, 9-10 a.m.

Yoga with Carrie Galbraith: Wednesdays, 8-9 a.m.

Pilates with Anikke Storm: Thursdays, 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Yoga with Andrea Ball: Fridays 8:30-10 a.m.

Zumba with Erin Dashner: Saturdays, 10-11 a.m.

 

 

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