Red Feather Lakes Community Library update for Aug. 2012

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• Our sympathy to those displaced, dislocated or dismayed by the High Park fire.

• The Friends of the Library are sponsoring several exchanges along the route of the annual Wild West Relay and are soliciting snacks for participants of the Relay. Needed are salty snacks or baked goods (labeled). Donations can be dropped off at the library on Aug. 2.

By Creed Kidd, Library Director

• Our thanks to The Wandering Moose Restaurant here in Red Feather Lakes for sponsoring Library Appreciation Week mid-July.

• Another current Friends fund-raising activity is Macy’s “Shop for a Cause” promotion in which you can purchase a $5 coupon that allows you a 25% discount on most purchases in any Macy’s store August 25. (However, you need to have the card — with barcode — present to receive the discount). Additionally, you are qualified to win a $500 gift card drawing by depositing the first part of the card in a designated box in store that same day.

Upcoming August events:

• Aug. 3 – Wild West Relay through the area.

• Aug. 7 – Child Safety for 4th through 6th grades. Presented by Susan Vance.

• Aug. 7 – Deadline for returning RFL Summer Reading Program logs.

• Aug. 10 – Library Picnic in the Park – Summer Reading Program finale.

• Aug. 10 – Roger Appeldorn, member of Northern Colorado Astronomical Society presents an astronomy program at 8 p.m. with telescope viewing following. An SEEC/RFL Library co-sponsored event.

• Aug. 11 – Sugarbabe Carnival celebration (co-sponsored by the library and the Red Feather Lakes Historical Society).

• Aug. 11 – Teen Zone (grades 6 through 12) 4 – 5:30 p.m.

• Aug. 15 – Beginning Facebook with Melissa Powell 2 – 4 p.m.

• Aug. 16 – Jack Van Ens again returns as Thomas Jefferson, this time in the context of the bitter (and dirty) presidential campaign of 2012 … er … scratch that, 1800. Some folk may see parallels.

• Last but certainly not least, please remember the Friends RFL Library book sale, Aug. 30, 31, Sept. 1 and 2. With the cancellation of the 4th of July sale, we’ve a great many titles at great pricing: $1 for hardbacks and DVDs, 50 cents for paperbacks and VHS. Bargains hard to find elsewhere.

• Otherwise, the Red Feather Lakes area is open, cool and beautiful. There’s terrific fishing in Dowdy and West Lakes, camping at various public and private campgrounds and plenty of room for exploring in fragrant meadows and Ponderosa forests. Don’t forget the Red Feather Volunteer Fire Days, in conjunction with the Labor Day weekend with arts and crafts, a parade and Sunday pancake breakfast, compliments of the Mountain Lion’s Club. Red Feather high life. Come enjoy.

• In Ruth’s Gallery for August: Sugarbabe Carnival artwork.