What’s happening at the Estes Valley Library – Estes Park Trail-Gazette


Open Hours

Mondays – Thursday, 10am – 8pm

Fridays and Saturdays, 10 am – 5 pm

Sundays, 1 – 5 pm

Closed on April 20

The Library will be closed all day Wednesday, April 20 for a Staff Development day.


Library Storytimes (no sign-up required)

Preschoolers: Thurs., Fri., and Sat., at 10:30 am

For babies: Fri. and Sat. at 10 am

Music Storytime with Nancy Bell: Wed., Apr. 13 at 6 p.m.

Kids are invited to read aloud while relaxing in the Children’s Room as part of Estes Grows Readers.

Books for Bo: Read to a Therapy Dog

Tuesday, April 19, 10 – 11 am

also on Wednesday, April 27, 6 – 6:30 pm

Kids are invited to read aloud while relaxing in the Children’s Room alongside Bo, a licensed therapy dog. No sign-up required.


AARP Tax Prep: Final week

Through April 14, volunteers from the AARP Tax Aide program are offering free local assistance with income tax preparation. To schedule an appointment, call the Library or visit estesvalleylibrary.org.


“The Last Professional”: Road Stories with Ed Davis

Saturday, Apr. 9, 1 – 2:30 pm, Hondius Room, and Zoom

Author and rail-rider emeritus Ed Davis discusses American road stories. He will read from his latest book, “The Last Professional”, a gripping novel set amid the world of thundering freight trains and the vagabonds who ride them. Davis’s books will be available, courtesy of Macdonald Book Shop. Sign up at estesvalleylibrary.org.


Wildlife First Aid

Sunday, Apr. 10, 2 – 4 pm, Wasson Room

Learn about bird, mammal, reptile and other forms of animal rescue — and how to safely intervene if you see an animal needing help. Presented by Tallon Nightwalker, licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator for the Northern Colorado Wildlife Center. Sign up at estesvalleylibrary.org.

Getting Started with Genealogy

Thursday, Apr. 14, 5:30 – 6:30 pm, Makerspace

Searching for family records is easier than ever with online access. Learn how to access the Library’s subscription service to Ancestry.com, along with other valuable resources. Sign up at estesvalleylibrary.org.

Money Talk: Tools for Investing

Thursday, Apr. 21, 5:30 – 7 pm, Makerspace

Learn to make money work for you with advanced tools available free of charge. A hands-on overview of the Library’s two powerful online resources: Value Line and Morningstar Investment Research Center. Sign up at estesvalleylibrary.org.

Kevin Cook recounts a three-year pursuit to correctly identify a small owl (photographed by Judith Edgar), which led to a lifelong standard for identifying wildlife.


The Excelling: an owl lesson with Kevin Cook

Monday, Apr. 11, 4 – 5:30 pm, Hondius Room

Nature instructor Kevin Cook leads a monthly series on how to engage with the wonders of Life on Earth. In “The Excelling,” Cook recounts a three-year pursuit to correctly identify a small owl (photographed by Judith Edgar), which led to a lifelong standard for identifying wildlife. Sign up at estesvalleylibrary.org.


Make a Laser Book Box

Tuesday, Apr. 12, 11 am – noon

Design and assemble a wood book box, as we use the Laser Engraver together. Sign up at estesvalleylibrary.org.

Game Day Free Play: Crosswords and Jeopardy

Saturday, Apr. 16, 3 – 4 pm, Hondius Room

repeated Tuesday, Apr. 26, 4:30 – 5:30 pm

Enjoy crossword puzzles with family and friends, and play Jeopardy on the Library’s Wii machine. Sign up at estesvalleylibrary.org.

Artwork Wednesday: Blackout Poetry

Wednesday, April 27, 4:30 – 5:30 pm, Hondius Room

We’ll transform old damaged books into works of art, creating original poems in the process. Sign up at estesvalleylibrary.org.


Free Legal Self-Help Clinic

Wednesday, Apr. 13, 2 – 5 pm, Library Study Room

One-on-one legal advice, for Library patrons who do not have a personal attorney. Appointments are necessary, and can be scheduled by calling 970-586-8116. More information at estesvalleylibrary.org/legalclinic.


Status and Privilege: a Living Room Conversation

Thursday, April 14, 5 – 6:30 pm, Hondius Room

Consciously or unconsciously, society’s definitions of status and privilege are affected by wealth, education, gender and race. What privileges do each of us enjoy? How do those correspond with status? Join a conversation to share perspectives. Sign up at estesvalleylibrary.org.


Begins Soldering

Friday, Apr. 22, 2 – 3:30 pm.

Save money by making your own repairs, or discover a new hobby working with electronics — and perhaps computers and robotics. For ages 15 and up. Sign up at estesvalleylibrary.org.

Knitting for Beginners

Friday, Apr. 29, 2 – 3:30 pm

Learn to make a simple project that will keep you warm or protect your kitchen surfaces from hot or cold items. All materials provided. Sign up at estesvalleylibrary.org.


Cliffhanger Used Books

Cliffhanger Used Books, located next to the Post Office, is operated by the Library Friends & Foundation, offering gently-used books, movies, and music at discount prices. Open daily from 10 am to 4 pm

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