• Poets’ Corner: Rosemerry Gives Thanks - And Hope

    1 week ago.

    Thanksgiving is a story of traditions old and new, a day of  family, feasting, and football. And all that is good, but is it good enough? Shouldn’t Thanksgiving be about more than that? One poem by Word Woman Rosemerry Trommer puts the “thanks" back…

  • Poets’ Corner: Feela On Birds & Thanksgiving

    1 week ago.

    "What we’re really talking about is a wonderful day set aside on the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets. I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving?" Erma Bombeck In a letter to his daughter, Ben Franklin…

  • Telluride Library: Five Stars – Again

    1 week ago.

    Telluride’s Wilkinson Public Library is pleased to announce that it earned a “Five Star” rating from Library Journal for the ninth consecutive year.   Telluride’s Wilkinson Public Library joins seven other libraries in Colorado to be recognized nationally with a “Star Ranking,” but is the…

  • Telluride Library: Community Meeting, 11/7

    2 weeks ago.

    Telluride’s Wilkinson Public Library will hold a community meeting to unveil the plans for upcoming library renovations on Thursday, November 17, 8:30 a.m. in the Program rRoom at the library. After gathering feedback from community and staff this past spring…

  • Telluride Library: November Happenings

    4 weeks ago.

    Fall continues with all kinds of fun events here at Telluride’s Wilkinson Public Library. There's no off-season closure. 

As always, all events are FREE and take place at WPL unless otherwise indicated. 

A special series starts this month: “Lightning Rods for the…

  • Talking Gourds: New Digs, November 1

    1 month ago.

    The Telluride Institute’s Talking Gourds Poetry Club moves to the Telluride Arts offices across from the Wilkinson Public Library for its first Tuesday poetry gathering on Nov. 1st at 6 p.m. with master poet, scholar, and activist Phil Woods of…

  • Between the Covers: “3 Poets, 3 Whiskies,” 10/12

    1 month ago.

    The first—and perhaps last, who knows?—Women & Words & Whiskey Poetry Evening features award-winning poets Kierstin Bridger of Ridgway; Joni Wallace of Tucson; and Daiva Chesonis of Telluride, plus three regionally distilled whiskeys of their choosing to share for a tasting. Event takes place…

  • Telluride Library: Fall Activities

    2 months ago.

    In fall, the Telluride Library blazes with color. There is something for everyone, including celebrations for Hispanic Heritage Month and lots of great movies. Ongoing Activities: Tune into KOTO Community Radio Telluride (91.7 and 89.3 in Telluride and Ophir, 89.5 in Norwood, and…

  • Telluride Library Fall 2016: Ongoing Activities

    2 months ago.

    The Telluride Library never loses its color. Not even in fall. Don't throw your electronic device out the window. Come by the Wilkinson Public Library for Tech Help with Andy.  Entry is on a first-come, first-served every Tuesday, 2 - 3 p.m. and Saturday, noon - 2:00 pm through…

  • Telluride Library: Future of Forest Management & Health, 9/15

    2 months ago.

    Join Jim Furnish, former United States Forest Service deputy chief and author of "Toward a Natural Forest: The Forest Service in Transition," for a reading and book- signing, plus a panel discussion about our national forests' future. The event takes place…

  • Talking Gourds: Back for Fall, St. Joan & Lowenberg

    3 months ago.

    Telluride-based Talking Gourds Traveling Gourds Tour begin anew on Tuesday September 6, 6 p.m. at Arroyo; Wednesday, September 7, 1 p.m. Cimarron Book and Coffee Shop, then Montrose Centennial Plaza, 6:30 p.m.; Thursday, September 8, 7 p.m., Lithic Bookstore, Fruita. The Telluride…

  • Between the Covers: TFF Sidewalk Signing, Moss & More

    3 months ago.

    Sidewalk book signings during Telluride Film Fest weekend at Between the Covers features award-winning documentary filmmaker, writer (and Telluride Film Fest board member) Ken Burns: New York Times film critic A.O. Scott; The Washington’s Post's Dan Zak; Village Voice (and…

  • Friends of the Library Book Sale

    5 months ago.

    What happens when the curtain comes down on Telluride Bluegrass? Yes, more festivals. More music especially. Had enough of the crowds in your face and dust in your nose and toes? Try something truly exotic for a change. Try a book. You…

  • Poets’ Corner: Rosemerry for Father’s Day

    5 months ago.

    Father's Day is a celebration honoring, well, fathers. The holiday also celebrates fatherhood in general, paternal bonds, and the influence of dads in society. For some, however, Father’s Day is shorthand for pulling out a wallet. Again. Gifts of watches and Fitbits, beard trimmers and bespoke…

  • Mark Fischer Poetry Prize Announced

    6 months ago.

    Julie Shavin of Colorado Springs wins $1000 Mark Fischer Poetry Prize. The awards and number of contestants keep getting bigger in the run up to the 19th annual Mark Fischer Poetry Contest. This year’s judge, Southwest poet/provocateur Judith Hill, reviewed 330 poems from 130…

  • Telluride Literary Arts Fest: For the Birds!

    6 months ago.

    The 3rd Telluride Literary Arts Festival features eclectic events for lovers of books and poetry. Award-winning author-adventurer Peter Heller is special guest. Panel discussions, burlesque, a major poetry prize, activities for kids – and birding with Ted Floyd, are all part of the weekend, May…