• Telluride Library: 3D Printing for Teens & More

    1 week ago.

    3D printing has arrived at Wilkinson Public Library. Mountain Village residents Suse Connolly and Brian Kanaga generously donated a printer for use in the teen section of the library. "The arrival of the new 3D printer has been an amazing addition to…

  • Telluride Museum: Free Lectures

    1 week ago.

    In conjunction with the 2015 annual exhibit: Forces of Nature: Telluride's Prehistoric Journey, the Telluride Historical Museum presents a series of free monthly lectures featuring experts in the local and regional natural history of Telluride, as follows: “The Electric Edge of…

  • Telluride Library: Space Shuttle Commander Brewster Shaw

    2 weeks ago.

    For those of you who ever dreamed of flying on the Space Shuttle, sorry, game over. It’s too late: the Space Shuttle is on permanent static display and will not fly again. Still interested in knowing more about what it was like?…

  • Poets’ Corner: Two for Father’s Day

    2 weeks ago.

    According to history.com, during the 1920s and 1930s, a movement arose to scrap Mother’s Day and Father’s Day altogether in favor of a single holiday, Parents’ Day. Every year on Mother’s Day, pro-Parents’ Day groups rallied in New York City’s Central Park–a…

  • Telluride Library: Colorado Book Award Finalists, 6/15

    3 weeks ago.

    Join us for a talk and signing with three of the 2015 Colorado Book Award Finalists. The panel takes place Monday, June 15, 6 p.m. in the Program Room, Wilkinson Public Library. Katrina Blair - General Non-Fiction The Wild Wisdom of Weeds: 13 Essential…

  • Cinematheque,“Thelma & Louise,” Welcomes Special Guest

    1 month ago.

    Telluride Film Festival Cinematheque at the Wilkinson Public Library – Summer Series. This Monday’s Cinematheque welcomes a very special guest - Glory Fioramonti, Susan Sarandon's stunt double in “Thelma & Louise." The Telluride Film Festival and Wilkinson Public Library are thrilled to…

  • Burkey Wins $1000 Mark Fischer Poetry Prize

    1 month ago.

    Jill Burkey of Grand Junction received the $1000 Mark Fischer Poetry Prize for her poem, “Beginning Mind,” at a ceremony May 16, 2015, during the Talking Gourds poetry program segment of the Telluride Literary Arts Festival. Mark’s widow, Elaine Fischer…

  • Trommer Named Western Slope Poet Laureate

    1 month ago.

    Word Woman Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer of Placerville, Telluride, was named the third Poet Laureate of the Western Slope during the Talking Gourds Poetry Performances Saturday, May 16, 2015, at the Ah Haa School of the Arts during the Second Telluride…

  • Outlaw Reflections: Memorial Day, “Black Granite"

    1 month ago.

    Memorial Day is a federal holiday, first first widely observed May 1868. The celebration commemorated the sacrifices of soldiers during the Civil War. Following the proclamation, participants decorated graves of more than 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers. In years since World War I, the…

  • Telluride Library: New Spaces

    1 month ago.

    Wilkinson Public Library strives to adapt to meet the changing needs of the Telluride region’s citizens.  To that end, WPL has made some changes to its physical space and organization. Children’s picture books are now organized by subject, making it…

  • Telluride Library: Neuroplasticity Tween/Teen Brain, 5/20

    1 month ago.

    Neuroplasticity is the brain’s ability to change based on experiences. Plasticity is the essence of adolescent neurobiology and underlies both the enormous learning potential and the vulnerability of the tween/teen years. We-R-1 and Wilkinson Public Library are hosting a community…

  • LitFest: Literary Burlesque 5/15

    1 month ago.

    Seven talented women writers reveal vulnerability through Literary Burlesque. "Close to the Bone," Friday, May 15, 7 p.m. at the Ah Haa School. What’s beneath the language of poetry? What does it mean to be vulnerable, to be a woman…

  • 2nd Telluride Literary Arts Festival, Overview

    1 month ago.

    “This is an opportunity to get together and party around the joy of reading. It is a celebration of that good ole fashioned past-time,” said Between the Covers Bookstore co-owner Daiva Chesonis, one of the original conspirators behind Telluride’s newest shoulder-season happening: Telluride Literary Arts Festival…

  • Poets’s Corner: 3 for Mother’s Day from Rosemerry Trommer

    1 month ago.

    Internet research came up with the history of Mother’s Day. The tribute was first suggested in 1872 by Julia Ward Howe (who wrote the words to the “Battle Hymn of the Republic”) as a day dedicated to peace. In 1907, Philadelphian…

  • Poets’ Corner: Erika Moss Gordon For Mother’s Day

    1 month ago.

    In most cases, the lucky ones, mothers are the Linus blankets of our early lives. We hang on as long as we can. Early on, we can’t go to sleep without them nearby. When we think of our most cherished childhood memories, moms typically…

  • Poets’ Corner: Feela for Mother’s Day

    2 months ago.

    According to several blog sites,  72 percent of moms felt more beautiful when they were pregnant. And for Mother’s Day, 1 in 4 moms say they want a trip to the spa.  And that goes for grandmothers too. Why shouldn’t grandmothers be…