Published on July 2, 2014
2 Events Calendar July 2014 1 Tuesday • Artrageous 10:30 a.m., Library @ the Y • Computers for Beginners 2-3:30 p.m., Rawlings, Training Room-3 rd foor • Found Art Accessories 2 p.m., Barkman 6 p.m., Lamb • Four Decades of Pueblo’s German American Club display Rawlings, 3 rd foor oyer • The Oculus Rift Experience 10 a.m-noon, Lamb • Time for Tots (every Tuesday) 10 a.m., Library @ the Y 10 a.m., Pueblo West 10:30 a.m., Pueblo West • Trivia Night 7 p.m., Rawlings, InoZone-4 th foor • Traveling Crime Lab Exhibition Now through Aug. 31, Rawlings, 4 th foor oyer 2 Wednesday • Adult Literacy Reading Club (every Wednesday) 10:30-11:30 a.m., Rawlings, Idea Factory-2nd foor • Babytime (every Wednesday) 10 a.m., Rawlings • Bilingual Time for Tots (every Wednesday) 10 a.m., Barkman • Crowdfunding Workshop (every Wednesday) 5:30-7 p.m., Rawlings, Idea Factory-2 nd foor • Disney Nature: Wings of Life (G) 10 a.m., 3 p.m., Rawlings, InoZone, 4 th foor • Found Art Accessories 6 p.m., Rawlings • Imagination Stations 10 a.m., Pueblo West 2 p.m., Rawlings • Play With Your Food 3 p.m., Barkman • Preschool Storytime (every Wednesday) 10:30 a.m., Barkman 10:30 a.m., Rawlings • Time for Tots (every Wednesday) 10:30 a.m., Lamb • Wolverine (PG-13) 6:30 p.m., Rawlings, InoZone, 4 th foor 3 Thursday • Anime Club 5 p.m., Pueblo West • Babytime (every Thursday) 10 a.m., Pueblo West • Found Art Accessories 6 p.m., Pueblo West • Imagination Stations 11 a.m., Lamb 2 p.m., Barkman • Maker Club (every Thursday) 5:15-6:45 p.m., Idea Factory, 2nd foor • Play With Your Food 3 p.m., Pueblo West Stretching toward success A ew years ago, we undertook a bold goal. We aspired to make PCCLD a top public library district not only in the state and this region, but also the entire nation. In order to reach this loy ambition, we set several tasks or ourselves. Among these was expanding access to public libraries in underserved areas o the county. Now, in 2014, we are well on our way toward meeting this objective with three new libraries currently under construction and scheduled to open to the public beore year end. Te specic locations or the three new libraries were careully selected. An important criteria was to decrease citizen separation rom access to public library services. Some o the separation to access is geographical in character. Te new St. Charles Mesa Library is an example o this. It is being built at a site that is located east o the city o Pueblo at the corner o U.S. 50 and 24 Lane, which is several miles rom current ull-service public libraries. Tis area is noted or its rural ambience, but also now includes newer neighborhoods along with older, more established businesses and housing. Te second new library also is bridging a geographical gap. Te Greenhorn Valley Library is being erected in Southern Pueblo County near Greenhorn Mountain and the Wet Mountains. It will serve Colorado City, Rye and the surrounding area. It is physically located more than 25 miles rom the nearest ull-service public libraries. Te third new library is closing a diferent kind o separation. A divide that is socio-economic in nature. Te Patrick A. Lucero Library on the city o Pueblo’s East Side is being built at the corner o Seventh Street and Monument Avenue in a busy urban setting that is located in one o the poorest neighborhoods o our community and near schools, neighborhood housing, parks, businesses and churches. Each o these three libraries should be bustling settings or children, students and adults. Each will eature plenty o books and other library materials or our customers to read and use. Tey also will include public-use computers, quiet spaces or study and learning, plus meeting places or groups o people to gather to exchange inormation and ideas. Finally, each will include expert librarians and other staf to assist customers. Te new libraries are being built with unds provided by taxpayers as well as signicant donations rom philanthropic individuals and organizations. PCCLD will operate these libraries with the same high standards and ofering the same level o service as it does at other outlets throughout the county. Tere is little doubt that PCCLD is reaching higher to be the best that it can be. Our stretching to open and operate these three new public libraries in underserved areas o the county is a prime example. For inormation on the new libraries, visit www.pueblolibrary.org/ newlibraries. by Jon Walker Te New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age o Colorblindness b y Michelle Alexander and Cornel West. Monday, July 7, 7 p.m., Barkman Tis book directly challenges the notion that the election o President Barack Obama signals a new era o colorblindness. For more ino about Barkman Book Club call 562-5680. Next month: Monday, Aug. 4, 7 p.m., Divergent by Venonica Roth. Tis is the rst book in the Divergent series. Monday, July 28, 7 p.m., Pueblo West, Tree books, all by Lisa Genova: Still Alice (Alzheimer's), Love Anthony (autism), and Lef Neglected (traumatic brain injury). Pick one or more o the books to read and discuss. Next month: Monday, Aug. 25, 7 p.m., Pueblo West, Te Aviator's Wie by Melanie Benjamin Book Clubs at the branches Te Pueblo West Mystery Book Club Meet at 7 p.m., Pueblo West, every third Tursday Tursday, July 17, Te Beautiul Mystery by Louise Penny. Tursday, Aug. 21, Midnight in the Garden o Good and Evil by John Berendt.