Upcoming Adult Events
International Observe the Moon Night Event
Join lunar enthusiasts from around the globe and spend an evening observing the Moon. Dark Skies of the Wet Mountain Valley and the West Custer County Library are co-sponsoring NASA’s International Observe the Moon Night at the Smokey Jack Observatory on Friday, October 19 at 7 p.m. This free event is open to the public and will take place at The Bluffs, 115 S. Adams Blvd, in Westcliffe.
International Observe the Moon Night is an annual worldwide public outreach event that encourages observation, appreciation, and understanding of the Moon and its connection to planetary science and exploration.
Dark Skies members will be on hand to provide commentary and field questions for this telescopic lunar event. The group will use the Observatory telescope to project images on a large screen and personal telescopes for eyepiece viewing by attendees.
Be a Night Owl at The West Custer County Library
The West Custer County Library will be staying open late on Thursday, October 18 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. to accommodate our community members who cannot come in during regular hours. The Nature and Wildlife Discovery Center of Pueblo staff will be on hand in the Library’s Community Room with live owls to conduct two, thirty minute educational presentations. The first program will take place at 5:30, the presentation will repeat at 6:00 p.m. The owl event is free and open to the public. New patrons can take advantage of our extended hours to register for a library card, learn how to use the library website to reserve holds on your favorite books and movies, and download e-books. Ask us how to authorize a friend, neighbor, or family member on your account to pick up your books and movies for when you cannot make it in to the library.
Anyone wanting to register for a library card should come prepared with a photo identification and proof of local residency. A piece of U.S. mail that shows a local address will qualify you to register for a card if your Custer County address is not on your identification.
The West Custer County Library Has Gone To the Dogs
Dog lovers of all ages are invited to the Dundee Memorial Dog Park in Silver Cliff to join author Joni Franks and her beloved Corgi Sagebrush for an author reading and fun-filled, dog-related activities. Frank writes her tales by using canine characters to teach life lessons. The reading will be followed by arts and crafts activities including: creating a tie dye bandana, a paw print project, and temporary dog tattoos. All supplies will be provided by the library, and no pets are required to participate. This library sponsored event will be held at the Dundee Memorial Dog Park at 110 Broadway, Silver Cliff on Saturday, October 13, from 2-3 p.m. Joni will be selling and signing copies of her books following the reading. If the weather is inclement, the event will be held indoors at the West Custer County Library Community Room. Please check the library website at westcusterlibrary.org or the library’s Facebook page the day of the event if there is bad weather.
Papier Mache Mask Making Workshop
Local artist Jacqueline Keller will host a Papier Mache Mask Making Workshop at the West Custer County Library on Saturday, September 22, from 2-3 p.m. Teens and adults are welcome to try their hand at this fun event with balloons, newspaper and wheat paste. All supplies will be provided by the library. Halloween is just around the corner—a great time to explore culture and have some fun!
For more information on this free library event, please contact Cathy at 719-783-9138, email email@example.com or stop in and sign up the class size is limited.
Techniques to Manage Anxiety & Stress
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that result in nervousness, fear, and apprehension. These disorders affect how people feel and behave and can even cause physical symptoms. Learn how to experience inner peace while developing a better way to function during stressful situations. Mind-Body Wellness expert Fran Isner will host a free workshop at the West Custer County Library on Thursday, September 27 from 5-6 p.m. Attendees will learn “5 Top Techniques” to manage stress and anxiety. Spend a few minutes a day implementing these techniques and learn how to control the feelings that may prevent folks from doing what they love.
The Custer County Library is sponsoring a Chess Club hosted by Iraq War Veteran Dan Shannon. . The club will meet at the library the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. Players are encouraged to bring their favorite chess set.
For more information on these free library events, please contact Cathy at 719-783-9138 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book Club – Last Wednesday of the month at 11am
Interagency Meeting – Second Thursday of the Month at 11:15am
Scrabble Club – Second and Fourth Wednesdays, 2 – 5pm