Upcoming Adult Events


Bark Beetles in Our Environment – Some Options for Property Owners  

On Wednesday March 4th at 10 a.m. Retired Forest Service Entomologist Larry Yarger will conduct a presentation on bark beetles at the West Custer County Library.  Yarger will discuss the life cycle of the beetles, tree hosts, and some management options for property owners who hope to keep bark beetles away from their trees.


Free Watercolors Workshop

Angela McCaffery will lead a watercolor painting class on Thursday, February 20 from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. at the West Custer County Library Community Room. No painting experience is necessary, all levels of painters are welcome to attend.  McCaffery will guide attendees as they paint a local landscape from a photograph.  All materials for the class will be provided by the library.  Space in the class will be limited to 16 adults, please call Cathy at (719) 783-9138 or email cathy@westcusterlibrary.org to reserve your space, or sign up at the library.


Black History Event “Tanzanian Culture”

Celebrate Black History Month at the West Custer County Library with a presentation by former Peace Corps volunteers on Tanzanian culture on Wednesday, February 19th at 11:00 a.m.   Assistant Director Genna Calkins-Mushrush and Cole Mushrush will share a photographic journey of their Tanzanian experiences from culture and food to Peace Corps projects such as HIV education and prevention.  Light Tanzanian snacks will be served.


Social Crafting Meet-Up

The West Custer County Library is hosting a social crafting monthly-meet up on the last Tuesday of each month. The next meet up is Tuesday, February 25th from ten a.m. till eleven thirty a.m.  Come socialize, while crafting with friends and neighbors to get projects completed. The library will provide refreshments please bring a project, grab a friend and join the meet up.

For more information on this free library event, please contact Cathy at 719-783-9138 or email cathy@westcusterlibrary.org. 



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

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