The Library will be closed Monday, February 19 for Presidents' Day.

Special Notes from the Library

Washington Post Now Available Online

In addition to the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, the Washington Post newspaper is now available digitally through the Library's website for free! First time users must create a username and password to log in. Learn more about accessing the Washington Post.

Don't forget the other digital magazines and newspapers that are available for free through the Library!

Young Adults at the Library

You may have noticed an increase of young adults in the Library lately, especially during finals week. The Library remains a popular place for studying, and we are excited to provide support, space, and study snacks for all the teens.

Additional teen programming occurs every Wednesday at 4:30pm at the Library, including a book club, book-to-film screenings, crafting projects, and afternoons full of snacks. Learn more about teen events.

Mark your calendars for the return of the Teen Art Show at the Library! Submissions are due May 31 and opening night is on June 25.

February Library Offerings

Art at the Library: Paint Like Bob Ross

Thursday, February 1 | 4:00pm-6:00pm

Join us for an evening of painting! Participants will watch a Bob Ross, The Joy of Painting video and attempt to follow along. We will use acrylics and a smaller canvas so you can take it home at the end of the event. Snacks and tea will be provided. Learn more.

Sewing 201 Workshop: Fleece Mittens

Thursday, February 1 | 4:00pm-6:00pm

In this slightly more advanced workshop, registrants will learn how to make fleece mittens. Registrants are expected to know the basics of using a sewing machine.

For teens and adults. Sign up for Sewing 201.

Beading Bonanza

Saturday, February 3 | 3:00pm-5:00pm

If you've ever thought about jewelry making, but didn't know where to start, join us at this beading bonanza! We will provide supplies and instructions for starter projects. All skill levels are welcome. Learn more.

Legends of Aspen Film Series

Thursday, February 14 | 4:30pm-6:00pm

Join us for a screening of short films focusing on past Aspen Hall of Fame inductees and learn more about the history of Aspen.

This is a partnership between Aspen Hall of Fame and the Pitkin County Library. Learn more.

Miniature and Book Nook Club:

Book Nook Frame

Thursday, February 15 | 4:30pm-6:00pm

This second session will include a demonstration on creating a frame for a book nook miniature scene and working with a specific scale. Club members will then be able to start their own book nook or miniature scene. Learn more.

Avalanche Aware Presentation

Thursday, February 15 | 6:30pm-8:00pm

Join an avalanche forecaster from the Colorado Avalanche Information Center for an hour-long presentation of AIARE's (American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education) Avalanche Aware. This talk covers the basics of what avalanches are, where they occur, and how to get the current danger rating from the CAIC for your area. All ages, activity types, and experience levels are welcome. Learn more.


Saturday, February 17 | 3:30pm-5:30pm

Learn beginner bookbinding skills. Each program will build on skills learned in previous sessions, but beginners are welcome.

For teens and adults. In the Dunaway Community Room.

Sign up for Bookbinding.

Library Cinema in February:

New Days and Times!

A Program for Cinephiles

Library Cinema takes place in the Dunaway Community Room.

Tickets are $10.00, cash only, popcorn included!

Anatomy of a Fall

Friday, February 2


Doors open at 5pm.

Saturday, February 3


Doors open at 2pm.

View the Movie Trailer

Past Lives

Friday, February 9


Doors open at 5pm.

Saturday, February 10


Doors open at 2pm.

View the Movie Trailer

Special Services at the Library

Veterans Coffee and Doughnuts

Tuesday, February 27 | 9am-11am

Join Adam Lazaro, US Marines/OEF Veteran, on the fourth Tuesday of the month for coffee and doughnuts. Learn more.

Library Book Clubs

Books and Brews

Wednesday, February 7


Go as a River by Shelley Read

Nonfiction Book Club

Monday, February 12


Battle of Ink and Ice: A Sensational Story of News Barons, North Pole Explorers, and the Making of Modern Media by Darrell Hartman

Financial Literacy Book Club

Wednesday, February 21


Get Good With Money by Tiffany Aliche

Classics Book Club

Friday, February 23


Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Banned Books Book Club

Tuesday, February 27


Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women White Feminists Forgot by Mikki Kendall

For Kids and Teens


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More resources and events for teens on our website.

Events Outside the Library

Aspen Words: Winter Words

Tuesday, February 6 | 6:00pm

Paepcke Auditorium in Aspen

World-champion climber Sasha DiGiulian joins Aspen Words to discuss her memoir, Take the Lead: Hanging On, Letting Go, and Conquering Life’s Hardest Climbs. From learning to climb as a six year old to putting up first ascents around the world, DiGiulian details her path to becoming one of the most successful climbers of all time while navigating a male-dominated sport, dealing with body dysmorphia in the age of social media, and channeling a competitive spirit into entrepreneurship and climate advocacy. Learn more.

Aspen Words: Winter Words

Thursday, February 29 | 6:00pm

TACAW in Willits

Join Aspen Words at TACAW for Winter Words with memoirist and award-winning poet Safiya Sinclair, as she discusses her new book, How to Say Babylon. This Read with Jenna TODAY show book club pick examines the author’s rigid Rastafarian upbringing and her efforts to break free from the patriarchal structure which defined her youth. Learn more.

Award-Winning Books for Youths

These books may look like they are just for kids and young adults, but they are a great read for anyone wanting to experience an incredible story. Check out these books for yourself or recommend them to a young person in your life!

Find more information about the awards and finalists.

John Newbery Medal

The Eyes and the Impossible by Dave Eggers

Randolph Caldecott Medal

Big by Vashti Harrison

Coretta Scott King Book Award

Nigeria Jones by Ibi Zoboi

King Award for Illustration

An American Story by Kwame Alexander, art by Dare Coulter

Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award

There Goes the Neighborhood by Jade Adia

Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award

We Could Fly by Rhiannon Giddens, illustrated by Briana Mukodiri Uchendu

Michael L. Printz Award

The Collectors edited by A.S. King

Schneider Family Book Award 

Henry, Like Always by Jenn Bailey

Schneider Family Book Award for Middle Grade

The Fire, the Water, and Maudie McGinn by Sally J. Pla

Schneider Family Book Award for Teens

Forever is Now by Mariama J. Lockington

Mildred L. Batchelder Award

Houses with a Story by Seiji Yoshida

Odyssey Award for Best Audiobook for Children

El Deafo by Cece Bell, produced by Matie Argiropoulos

Odyssey Award for Best Audiobook for Young Adults

Promise Boys by Nick Brooks, produced by Macmillan Young Listeners

Pura Belpré Award for Children

Mexikid: A Graphic Memoir by Pedro Martín

Pura Belpré Award for Young Adults

Saints of the Household by Ari Tison

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award 

The Mona Lisa Vanishes by Nicholas Day

Stonewall Book Award for Children

Cross My Heart and Never Lie by Nora Dåsnes

Stonewall Book Award for Young Adults

Only This Beautiful Moment by Abdi Nazemian

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award

Fox Has a Problem by Corey R. Tabor

William C. Morris Award & American Indian Youth Literature Award Young Adult

Rez Ball by Byron Graves

YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults

Accountable: The True Story of a Racist Social Media Account and the Teenagers Whose Lives It Changed by Dashka Slater

American Indian Youth Literature Award Picture Book

Forever Cousins by Laurel Goodluck

American Indian Youth Literature Award Picture Book

A Letter For Bob by Kim Rogers

American Indian Youth Literature Award Middle Grade

We Still Belong by Christine Day

Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature Picture Book

The Truth About Dragons by Julie Leung

Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature Children

Ruby Lost and Found by Christina Li

Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature Young Adult

I'd Rather Burn Than Bloom by Shannon C.F. Rogers

Sydney Taylor Book Award Picture Book

Two New Years by Richard Ho

Sydney Taylor Book Award Middle Grade

The Dubious Pranks of Shaindy Goodman by Mari Lowe

Sydney Taylor Book Award Young Adult

The Blood Years by Elana K. Arnold

Alex Award Winning Books

The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18. Learn more.

Bad Cree by Jessica Johns

Chain-Gang All-Stars by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyan

Chlorine by Jade Song

Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros

The Hard Parts: A Memoir of Courage and Triumph by Oksana Masters

I Will Greet the Sun Again by Khashayar J. Khabuhani

Maame by Jessica George

Starter Villain by John Scalzi

The Talk by Darrin Bell

Whalefall by Daniel Kraus

Until next time, happy reading!

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