What’s happening at the Estes Valley Library


Mondays – Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Fridays & Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sundays, 1 – 5 p.m.


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Author Talk with Aimie Runyan

Tuesday, November 1, 10 – 11:30 a.m., Hondius Room & on Zoom

Local author Aimie Runyan shares her writing process and journey as we kick off PEN-demonium! month in November.

Author Talk with Lisa Napoli is Wednesday, November 2, 2 – 3 p.m., on Zoom. (Estes Valley Library/Courtesy photo)

The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR: Author Talk with Lisa Napoli

Wednesday, November 2, 2 – 3 p.m., on Zoom

You’re invited to a talk with writer, journalist, and broadcaster Lisa Napoli as she discusses her group biography of the four women whose voices defined NPR.

You’re invited to a talk with writer, journalist, and broadcaster Lisa Napoli as she discusses her group biography of the four women whose voices defined NPR. (Estes Valley Library/Courtsy photo)

Lessons in Chemistry: Author Talk with Bonnie Garmus

Thursday, November 10, 12 – 1 p.m., on Zoom

Join this virtual chat with New York Times bestselling author Bonnie Garmus and learn about her debut novel.

Book Club for Mortals: Being Mortal

Thursday, November 10, 1 – 2:30 pm., Wasson Room & on Zoom

Examine medicine’s ultimate limitations in Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande. This Book Club for Mortals is a two-part series with the second session occurring in December.


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Making Cultural Connections: Nepali Mandala Painting

Saturday, October 29, 2 – 3:30 p.m., Makerspace

Learn about the Buddhist art of mandalas and paint one of your own. Presented as part of Bilingual Child Month.

Day of the  Dead: Watch Coco

Tuesday, November 1, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., Hondius Room

Celebrate Day of the Dead by watching the Disney animated film Coco. Refreshments provided.


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Sunday, November 6, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Wasson Room

repeated Sunday, November 13, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Wasson Room

Meet and write alongside other local writers. Refreshments will be provided.

News in the Modern World: A Living Room Conversation

Monday, November 7, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., Wasson Room

Discuss what we can and should expect from news sources in order to be an informed citizenry. Presented in collaboration with the Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership.

Planning For Your Future

Wednesday, November 9, 10 – 11:30 a.m., Hondius Room

Learn about essential advance care planning, including powers of attorney and long-term care, in this presentation from Kate Kaiser, Attorney at Law with Colorado Legal Services.


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Book vs. Movie Club: Artemis Fowl

Saturday, October 29, 12:30 – 3 p.m., Hondius Room

Book or movie—which do you like best? We’ll discuss the book, then watch the movie adaptation. Snacks and drinks provided.

Crochet a Tiny Pumpkin

Monday, October 31, 4 – 5 p.m., Makerspace

Before downtown trick-or-treating, use the tools and equipment found in the Makerspace to crochet a tiny pumpkin.

Artwork Wednesday: Calligraphy & Wax Seals

Wednesday, November 2, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Hondius Room

Practice your calligraphy using glass quills, then make your own wax seal envelopes.

National Manga Day: Manga Talk with Scott Marcano

Thursday, November 3, 5 – 6 p.m., on Zoom

Learn about the history and creation of comics and manga with Scott Marcano of Diablo Comics.

Makerspace Saturday: Silhouette Word Art

Saturday, November 5, 2 – 3 p.m., Makerspace

repeated Tuesday, November 8, 5 – 6 p.m., Makerspace

Using scrapbooking paper, magazines, and silhouette cameos, make your own silhouette word art.


Library Storytimes

Baby Storytime:  Thurs. & Fri. at 10 a.m.

Preschoolers: Thurs., Fri., & Sat. at 10:30 a.m.

Read to Therapy Dog “Bo”: Tues., November 1 at 10 a.m.

Pajama Storytime: Wed., November 2 at 6 p.m.

Pajama Storytime with Nancy Bell: Wed., November 9 at 6 p.m.


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Learn the Laser Cutter

Friday, November 4, 2 – 3:30 p.m.

For ages 15 and up.

Learn the 3D Printer

Friday, November 11, 2 – 3:30 p.m.

For ages 15 and up.


Free Legal Self-Help Clinic

Wednesday, November 9, 2 – 5 p.m., 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.


Cliffhanger Used Books

Cliffhanger Used Books, located next to the Post Office, is operated by the Friends of the Library Foundation, offering gently-used books, movies, and music at discount prices. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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About Pep Dekekr

Pep loves Estes Park, he lives here with his family and hopes to bring people to Estes Park and Estes Park to the people. Along with his wife Paige, they own EstesPark.com.

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