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November will be a busy month for the Buena Vista Public Library (BVPL), with multiple events almost every week. 

Special Events

  • Candle Making Workshop (Adults)
    • Saturday, November 13 at 10:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.
    • Make your own soy candle in this informative 60-minute class. All materials will be provided including soy wax, cotton wicks, glass containers, and your choice of 5 scents. This instructor-led class will guide you to make a beautiful, bright candle for your home, or to give as a gift. This is a free workshop. Masks and registration are required. 
  • Native Americans of Colorado (Adults)
    • Wednesday, November 17 at 1:00 p.m..
    • From Mesa Verde to the high plains, learn the stories of the original inhabitants of Colorado. Active Minds, a provider of professional lectures, traces the civilizations of the Ute, Cheyenne, Arapaho, Pueblo, and other tribes in order to understand Colorado’s Native American history and legacy.
    • Attend through Zoom: Meeting ID: 819 4450 4886, Passcode: 587908
  • Self-Portrait Drawing (3rd grade and up. Adults welcome.)
    • Friday, November 5 at 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m..
    • School’s out and you may be looking for something fun to do! Well, look no further, join BVPL and Jude Silva and learn how to draw a self-portrait! Registration required. 
  • Play, Learn, and Grow Workshop
    • Growing Readers: Tuesday, November 2, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    • STEAM Powered Play: Tuesday, November 9, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m..
    • Creative Caregiving: Tuesday, November 16, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
    • Explore easy ways to infuse everyday activities with literacy and science so young children are ready to read and thrive when they enter school. Attend one, two, or all three sessions. Register online.
  • Fly-Tying 101 (Adults)
    • November 8-10, 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and November 12-13, 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m..
    • Learn the art of fly tying through this intensive 5-class workshop. Take a deep dive into the skills and knowledge of fly fishing and learn to tie flies by hand. Those interested must be able to attend all five sessions. All materials provided. Registration required.

Adult Programs

  • The Artist’s Palette: New Art Skills for Adults (Monthly)
    • Wednesday, November 10 at 2:00 p.m..
    • Learn facial proportions to map out a portrait in acrylic paint. Understand facial tones and color mixing. Make a canvas painting from a photograph. Registration is required.
  • Qigong Class (Monthly)
    • Monday, November 1 at 5:00 p.m..
    • Eight Pieces of Brocade Qigong (pronounced: chee gong) involves coordinated, slow-flowing movement, deep breathing, and a meditative state of mind. Each monthly class will introduce new exercises aimed at increasing flexibility and energy, promoting mental clarity, and improving blood flow.
  • Making it Friday (First Friday of each month)
    • Friday, November 5, 10:00 a.m.
    • Each first Friday of the month, the Library hosts a tailored make-it project for grownups.  All materials provided. Free. If you can’t attend, pick up a kit while they last. November project: Beeswax wraps.

Youth Programs

  • Destination Story Time (Monthly – All Ages)
    • Friday, November 5, 10:00 a.m.
    • Hosted at Central Colorado Regional Airport, 27960 County Road 316, Buena Vista
    • On the first Friday of every month, Story Time travels to special locations! Explore and meet local experts who will share their favorite read-alouds with us. For book lovers and explorers of all ages. This week, Palino Excavation treats us to a big machine experience.
  • Animal Crackers (Ages 2-5, siblings welcome)
    • Wednesdays, 10:00 A.M]a.m.
  • R2R: Reading to Rover (All ages)
    • Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m.
    • Call 719-395-8700 to sign up.
  • Wiggles and Giggles (0-5 years)
    • Thursdays, 10:00 a.m.. 
    • No class November 25
  • Alphabet Story Time (Ages 2-5, siblings welcome)
    • Every Friday of the month, 10:00 a.m..
    • No class November 26
  • The Bookmark Project (All ages)
    • Friday, November 19th, 4:00 p.m.
    • Theme: Native American Heritage. Join the PFCA and BVPL as we celebrate Native American heritage. Project/guest speaker TBD.
  • Make and Take
    • Tuesday, November 2, 3:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.. (Recommended for Kindergarten to 2nd grade) and Tuesday, November 9, 3:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.. (Recommended for 3rd-5th grade)
    • This drop-in, activity space is designed to engage kids’ creative minds. Each month a different STEAM-based project challenges young makers. If kids are unable to attend the session, kits can be picked up (while supplies last) and taken home to complete.

All programs will be hosted at the library unless otherwise noted. The library will be closed on November 11 for Veterans Day and November 25 and 26 for Thanksgiving. More information about all events can be found on the BVPL website.