Upcoming Adult Events


Competitive Puzzling

Get your game on at the West Custer County Library on Friday, February 7th at two p.m. with competitive puzzling.   Competitive puzzling teams of two players will compete to be the first team to complete a puzzle.  Prizes will be awarded to the first place team, puzzles will be provided by the library.  Interested teams of two can sign up to compete by contacting Cathy at 719-783-9138 or email cathy@westcusterlibrary.org .   Come watch your friends and neighbors compete spectators are welcome. 


“The Voices of Animals” A Workshop with Carol Guerrero-Murphy

Join professor and published poet Carol Guerrero-Murphy on Saturday, February 1st from ten a.m. till noon at the West Custer County Library.  Guerrero-Murphy will share her latest book of poems “Chained Dog Dreams” as part of a workshop where the non-human will be celebrated. There is a rich tradition of literary writing created in the voices of animals, from “Peter Rabbit” to “A Dog’s Purpose”.  Carol says, “of course, what we will really be doing is igniting our imaginations, and discovering things about ourselves.”  Attendees can expect the workshop to be hands on, with opportunities to share. Seating is limited please call Cathy at 719-783-9138 or email cathy@westcusterlibrary.org.  to reserve a space or request more information.  Her book will be available for sale following the workshop. 


Social Crafting Meet Up

New at the West Custer County Library for 2020 is a social crafting monthly-meet up. The first meet up is Tuesday, January 28th from ten a.m. till eleven thirty a.m. the group is scheduled to meet on the last Tuesday of each month.  Socially recharge, share crafting tips and advice while crafting with friends and neighbors to complete projects. Here’s how it works: the library provides light refreshments and a space for the group to meet, and attendees bring a craft project and any necessary supplies.  Grab a friend or two and join the meet up, attendees are encouraged to bring photos or digital photos of large craft projects that may not be travel friendly.


Wildlife in the Valley

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Officer Justin Krall will present information on several ongoing wildlife projects on Wednesday, January 22 at ten a.m. at the West Custer County Library.  Attendees will learn about the Hayden Creek cutthroat reintroduction into Cottonwood Creek and how mules were used to carry thousands of trout to return the fish to their native waters.  He will also provide an update on the progress of the deer and mountain lion study, and the results of the December Aerial game count.


Ongoing 2020 Winter Adult Reading Program and Registration 

Registration for the West Custer County Library Winter Adult Reading program is ongoing it began on Wednesday, January 8th at ten a.m. and concludes on March 31st.   The theme for the 2020 reading program is “Explore the Natural World.”  Registered participants will receive a bingo card, instructions, and an events listing.  Prizes are available for up to three completed bingos and a blackout, participants who achieve a blackout will also be entered into a drawing.  Two first place winners will receive a $50 gift card to a local business of their choice.  The second place winner will receive a pair of tickets to the West Custer County Star Festival. Completed bingo sheets must be submitted by Tuesday, March 31st at 5:30 p.m.


Chess Club

Dan Shannon is back and ready to play chess or teach attendees how to play. The Custer County Library Chess Club meets at the Library Community Room the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month.  Please note there is a new start time commencing at 5:30 p.m.  Whether you are new to the game, looking for a formidable opponent or seeking to refresh your chess skills the club welcomes players of all abilities. Teens are encouraged to drop in and enjoy the fun. Children 14 and under must be accompanied by a parent.

































Recurring Events

Book Club – Last Wednesday of the month at 11 am

Inter-agency  Meeting – Second Thursday of the Month at 11:15 am

Scrabble Club – Second and Fourth Wednesdays, 2 – 5 pm

Chess Club – Second and Fourth Tuesdays 4:30 pm