Upcoming Adult Events

 

Don Moon to Portray Jonathan Tabler “The Mayor of Colorado City”

History enthusiasts of all ages are invited to Don Moon’s historical reenactment of the “Mayor of Colorado City” on Friday, July 27 from 2-3 p.m. in the West Custer County Library Community Room.   The mayor will begin his presentation in the early 1860’s when Colorado officially becomes a territory and the “Pikes Peak or Bust” gold rush is just beginning.  Tabler will describe the development of Colorado’s Front Range with clarity and humor, his extensive knowledge of the Gold Rush and railroading will provides unique insight into the Colorado historical experience.  This event is free and open to the public.

 

 

The ABC’s of Suicide Prevention

 

Suicide is a major public health issue and a leading cause of death in the United States. The effects of suicide can have a lasting effect on families, friends, and communities.  The West Custer County Library is hosting Licensed Professional Counselor, Steve Garufi, on Wednesday, July 18, from 5 to 6 p.m. to discuss the ABC’s of suicide prevention.  Garufi will cover how mental health affects suicide, the warning signs, as well as prevention and intervention strategies.

 

 

“A Killer Among Us: Understanding the Opioid Epidemic”

 

Rates of opioid addiction and overdoses are devastating communities and families across Colorado and the United States.  Colorado recorded 472 opioid deaths in 2015 from prescription opioids and illegal opioids such as heroin. The opioid epidemic is attributed to a steady increase in prescribed opioids such as hydrocodone and oxycodone and deadly additives to the heroin supply such as fentanyl and carfentanil.  On Thursday, June 28 the West Custer County Library will host a panel of three addiction experts to discuss the “state of addiction” in Colorado.  This event is open to the public and will be held in the Library’s Community Room from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., light refreshments will be served.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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


Recurring Events

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