• Telluride Library: Life, Love & Big Hiking

    10 hours ago.

    Thursday, November 6, 6 p.m., Wilkinson Public Library, Jennifer Pharr Davis, overall record holder on Appalachian Trail gives a presentation and signs her book, “Called Again." In 2011, Jennifer Pharr Davis became the overall record holder on the Appalachian Trail. By…

  • Outlaw Reflections: “Old Eyes"

    5 days ago.

    The following is another wonderful story by Oleh Lysiak about fly-fishing, a passion, suggesting that old age (and faltering eyesight) stop mattering when there is fresh-caught trout frying in a pan.    OLD EYES “Goddamn these old eyes," he mutters over and over.…

  • Telluride Library: Bioneers, Eco Design

    6 days ago.

    On Monday, October 27, 6:00 pm, join the movement for environmental, cultural and social wellness. Hear fascinating speakers and take part in interesting conversations at Wilkinson Public Library the last Thursday of every month, when we show video excerpts from the…

  • Telluride Library: 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

    1 week ago.

    1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is as simple as it sounds: Read 1,000 books to or with your child before he or she enters kindergarten. The positive cognitive and social development impacts reading together has on children is astounding. Even babies? Really? Really.…

  • Outlaw Reflections: Looking Ahead at Telluride’s Raunchy Past

    2 weeks ago.

    The following is a story about change, perhaps the only constant in the known universe. Like mountain weather. Like winter (and may it be wet) follows one of the most show-offy falls Telluride has ever seen. TRANSITION He smells transition, feels change…

  • Fall Sunday: Reading Into the Off-Season

    2 weeks ago.

    In Telluride, we can no longer pretend that it’s summer. Gone are the days when the sun baked Main Street and the San Miguel River tempted us to dip in its waters. Gone are the river and all wildness that…

  • Telluride Library: Tarahumara, Ultrarunners

    3 weeks ago.

    The full story of the challenged ultrarunners made famous by the bestseller "Born to Run.” Program takes place at the Wilkinson Public Library on Wednesday, October 8, 7:30 pm.  Short documentary followed by a Q&A. The Tarahumara natives of the Sierra Madre in…

  • Outlaw Reflections: Looking Ahead at Telluride’s Raunchy Past

    3 weeks ago.

    Editor’s note: I am reminded of the man every day. A talented sculptor, one of his mobiles sits on the coffee table in our living room. But I had not seen or heard from Oleh Lysiak for over 20 years. Ah, the wonders of…

  • Between the Covers: “Searching for Pekpek"

    4 weeks ago.

    Andrew Mack talk and booksigning at Telluride Library Wednesday October 1st at 6 p.m. Co-hosted by Between the Covers Bookstore. In 1987, Andrew Mack immersed himself in a vast expanse of roadless, old growth rainforest of Papua New Guinea. He and his…

  • How Chris McCandless Died

    1 month ago.

    In a piece published in The New Yorker, Jon Krakaur revisits the mystery of how Christopher McCandless, the subject of his book, (and the subsequent film that premiered in Telluride), "Into The Wild," died. Twenty-one years ago this month, on September 6,…

  • The Memory of an Elephant: A Most Unusual Children’s Book

    1 month ago.

    From one of my very favorite bloggers, Maria Popova, of Brainpickings fame, comes her take on a fabulous children's book that she declares is "a most unusual children’s book for lovers of midcentury modern design" and "an immeasurable treat for…

  • Outlaw Reflections: Looking Ahead at Telluride’s Raunchy Past

    1 month ago.

    Editor’s note: I am reminded of the man every day. A talented sculptor, one of his mobiles sits on the coffee table in our living room. But I had not seen or heard from Oleh Lysiak for over 20 years. Ah, the wonders of…

  • Friends of the Library: Book Sale This Weekend

    1 month ago.

    What happens when the curtain closes on Telluride Blues & Brews? Yes, lots of folks high tail it out of town. But if you are the part of the crowd that hangs around to watch the colors changing, the next big…

  • Outlaw Reflections: Looking Ahead at Telluride’s Raunchy Past

    1 month ago.

    Editor’s note: I am reminded of the man every day. A talented sculptor, one of his mobiles sits on the coffee table in our living room. But I had not seen or heard from Oleh Lysiak for over 20 years. Ah, the wonders of…

  • Telluride Library: 9/11, Talk & Commemoration

    1 month ago.

    Who remembers? Who can ever forget? It was the day America lost its innocence for good. It was (another) day that went down in infamy. Exactly 13 years ago, on September 11, 2001, three American icons were attacked from the…

  • Poets’ Corner: Goodtimes On the Fall

    1 month ago.

    Feel that cold breeze in the air? Summer is in the rear view mirror. Fall is canopies of red, gold and orange leaves. It is puffy vests, cashmere sweaters and boots once again. It is lattes – it is always…