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The Buena Vista Public Library has an array of programs and special events in February designed for adults, teens, and youth, including special and new events.

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Just ahead of Valentine’s Day, on Feb. 8, adults with a steady hand can learn how to draw a Celtic Knot. a symbol of affection for your Valentine.  Timely for Teens is a College Financial Aid planning session on Feb. 6.

Parents with young children are encouraged to look at two new offerings: “Shake, Rattle & Roll” and “Runaway Circus”  Details for all classes are listed below.

Adult Programming:

Qigong Monday

5:00 p.m. Monday Feb. 6 and 27
Qigong involves using exercises to optimize energy within the body, mind, and spirit

Bilingual Yoga
10:00 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14 and 28
Calm the mind and strengthen the body in this beginner-friendly class. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one.


12:00 noon Friday, Feb. 10 and 24
Deepen the mind/body connection in this spin on traditional Pilates. Begin with breathwork and guided meditation, then move into mat Pilates to improve strength and flexibility. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one.

Meditation Practice

5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7 and 21
Explore and discover various approaches to meditation. Discuss and practice meditation in a group setting.

Celtic Knot Valentine

11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb 8
Learn to draw a Celtic knot, a beautiful symbol of eternity, perfect for your Valentine!

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Great Decisions

4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9 and Feb. 23
War Crimes: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has resulted in widespread charges of war crimes and calls for justice. But what exactly are war crimes? China & the U.S.: For the past ten years, the United States and China have been locked in a competition for who has the greatest global influence.

The Artist’s Palette — Teneriffe Raffia Weaving

12:00 noon Wednesday, Feb. 22 OR Thursday, Feb. 23, 12:00 p.m.

Puzzle & Game Swap

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4
Bring games and puzzles your family has outgrown to the Library and swap them out for something “new to you.” Stay and play games
available at the library.

Teen Programming

College Financial Aid

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6
Need college financial aid options? Learn about resources and FAFSA and receive assistance on starting an application.

Youth Programming

Destination Story Time: The Village
414 East Main Street, Buena Vista

10:00 a.m. Friday, Feb. 3
Audience: All Ages
Learn about life in small villages around the world and the work Fair Trade shops do in promoting a fair wage for people’s work. After Storytime, families can craft, using Fair Trade materials.

Tunes for Tots

Every Monday at 10:00 a.m. (No class Feb. 20)
Audience: Ages 3 to 5
Play, sing and move with music! Kids learn to sing on pitch, keep a beat, and play instruments in this active hour of fun.

Kids Into Learning Things (KILT)

10:00 a.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 7 and 21
Elementary students explore a wide variety of topics.

Beginner Recorder – Final Class and Recital

4:00 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14
Audience: Age 7 to 11 years old
Students will play their new songs in a recital for parents at this final class in the series.

Shake, Rattle & Roll ***NEW***

10:00 a.m. every Wednesday
Audience: Ages 2-5
Toddlers learn by moving, so help your little ones develop balance, strength, and agility in this diverse class! Children, ages 2-5, and caregivers experience a variety of dance and movement.

Reading to Rover (R2R)

3:30 p.m. every Wednesday
Audience: All Ages
Reading to dogs boosts children’s reading skills while also supporting social and emotional skills. Please call 719-395-8700 to sign up.

Runaway Circus ***NEW***

3:30 p.m. every Wednesday
Audience: Ages 7-12
Participants gain an introduction to the various physical skills need to be a circus performer. Tumbling, stilt walking, aerials, oh my! Salida Circus member Cassi Mason leads this experience for all those who want to run away with the circus.

Wiggles & Giggles
10:00 a.m. every Thursday
Audience: 0-5 years old
Unstructured, free play and socialization for littles and caregivers.

Story Time
10:00 a.m. every Friday (except First Fridays)
Audience: Ages 2 to 5, siblings welcome
Introduce little ones to the lifelong love of reading, the enjoyment of books, and the fun of visiting their local library.