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

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HOURS & SERVICES

Business hours

Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

The library is open with full access to the collections, study rooms, meeting spaces, and Makerspace. The second floor offers computer access, with printing available. Free Wi-Fi is available inside and outside the library. Face masks are required indoors per the current Larimer County health mandate.

CHILDREN & TEENS

Valentine’s Day pop-up cards

Saturday February 5, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Makerspace

repeated on Tuesday, February 8, from 11 a.m. to noon

Participants will learn how to create a variety of Valentine’s Day pop-up cards, ready to gift to friends, family, or a favorite teacher or librarian. Especially for 6 to 17 year olds. Register at estesvalleylibrary.org.

Make your own origami

Wednesday, February 16, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Supplies will be available for participants to create their own origami hearts, animals and even a jumping frog. Especially for 6 to 17 year olds. Register at estesvalleylibrary.org

Just Dance: Free play on match day

Saturday, February 19, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Hondius room

repeated on Tuesday, February 22, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Participants can play “Just Dance” on the library’s Wii console. Additional board games and video games will also be available to share with family and friends. Register at estesvalleylibrary.org.

EARLY LITERACY

Story time in pajamas, with Nancy Bell

Wednesday, February 9, 6 to 6:30 p.m., Children’s room

Especially for 0 to 6 year olds and their families. Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and movement with music therapist Nancy Bell. Register at estesvalleylibrary.org.

Nature Instructor Kevin Cook continues a monthly series on how best to engage with the wonders of life on Earth.

NATURE WORDS

The quest: the desiderata of a naturalist

Monday, February 14, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Hondius room

Nature Instructor Kevin Cook continues a monthly series on how best to engage with the wonders of life on Earth. This month: “The Quest”: exploring places and seasons, and discovering diversity and connectedness. Register at estesvalleylibrary.org.

MAKERSPACE

Learn the 3D printer

Saturday, February 12, 10:30 a.m. – noon

repeated on Thursday, February 24, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Create custom objects from plastic filament, for both practical and creative uses. After completing the course, participants can use the Library’s 3D printer on their own. From 15 years old. Register at estesvalleylibrary.org.

Learn laser cutting

Saturday, February 19, 10:30 a.m. – noon

repeated on Tuesday, February 22, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Engrave patterns and logos on objects using the Library’s laser cutter. After completing the course, participants can use the Library’s laser cutter on their own. From 15 years old. Register at estesvalleylibrary.org.

AARP’s Tax Assistance Program volunteers again offer free local assistance with income tax preparation, with library appointments.

TAX SEASON RESOURCES

AARP Tax Preparation

Now until April 14

AARP’s Tax Assistance Program volunteers again offer free local assistance with income tax preparation, with library appointments. To learn more or to make an appointment, call the library or visit estesvalleylibrary.org.

LEGAL SELF-HELP

Free Mutual Legal Assistance Clinic

Wednesday, February 9, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., library study room

Individual legal advice, for library users who do not have a personal lawyer. Appointments are required and can be scheduled by calling 970-586-8116. More information at estesvalleylibrary.org/legalclinic.

FRIENDS & FOUNDATION

Cliffhanger Used Books

Cliffhanger Used Books, located next to the post office, is run by the Library Friends & Foundation, offering gently used books, movies and music at discounted prices. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

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