At Telluride's Wilkinson Public Library, program coordinator Scott Doser hits the ground running in the New Year.
Trying to come to terms with death and dying? Navel gazing is a start. Reading classic Yoga or Buddhist texts would definitely help. Or visit the Program Room of the Wilkinson Public Library, tonight, Monday, January 11, 6 p.m.
The Library is screening the cult classic about a very rich, very suicidal young man named Harold, age 20, who falls in love with a very poor, life-loving woman – she grieves for a small tree, suffocating in the city's pollution – named Maude, who is 79 3/4. "Harold and Maude" is the mommy of pop TV series such as "Six Feet Under" and all ensuring existential meditations, "Dexter" included, on the fragility of life and black humor that surrounds death.
"Harold and Maude" is #45 on the American Film Institute's list of 100 Funniest Movies of all Time, #69 on its list for Most Romantic, and #42 on Bravo's 100 Funniest Movies.
At "Kids Cook & Exotic Eats," Wednesday, January 14, 3:30 p.m., Mike Finch and Elizabeth Tracy teach aspiring young chefs how to prepare veggie sushi, curry, and spring rolls. Later that same day, 6 p.m., the subject is jewelry and gemstones. GIA-certified jewelry designer/graduate jeweler/pearl grader/graduate gemologist Susan Oliver Heard offers insider tips about how to evaluate bling before reaching into your wallet. (Sponsored by Dolce Jewelers.)
On Saturday, January 16, 3:45 p.m., the apres ski movie is "Kung Fu Panda."
Tuesday, January 19, 6 p.m. is game night at Telluride's 5-star Library, including scrabble, chess, and mahjong, also in the Program Room. (Boards provided.)