Red Feather Lakes Community Library update for May, 2012

April showers (and there has been a few this season in the mountains) brings… May 9Health Fair in the Red Feather Lakes area. This year, held Saturday, May 5 from 7 a.m. to 12 noon. The RFL Library, along with the RFL Property Owners Association and the RFLV Fire Department Ambulance Bay will be donating time, effort and space to host this important annual low-cost and free health screening for the community. Including low-cost blood tests: blood chemistry, blood count, prostate specific antigen (PSA), Vitamin D and new this year, Hemoglobin A1c blood screening. Also available are vision, oral/dental, lung function screenings and much more. For more information, contact Judy at 970-881-2159.

By Creed Kidd, Library Director

For the younger set, mark your calendars for Preschool Story hour (Thursdays, 11:20 a.m. to 12 noon) and Baby Time (for infants 6 – 24 months old, and their parents) Fridays from 10:30 to 10:50 a.m.).

May 9, 2 p.m. we wrap up our View-and-Discuss Classic Movie series with a 1989 baseball fantasy film. Your presence (and opinion, yea or nay) welcome.

Margie and Larry Caswell conduct the first seasonal nature walk through the RFL Community Park, 9 to 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 15.

Tech-wise we’ll be presenting in May our ongoing sponsored Digital Photography Interest Group (PC or Mac aficionados equally welcome) running the second Saturday of the month (May 12, next). Also, “Noting OneNote, Microsoft’s Superb Information Manager” presented Thursday, May 17 at 1 to 2 p.m.

Library hours: May 22 we begin summer extended hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. five days a week Tuesday through Saturday – an extra 10 hours open per week for your convenience. We’ll return to the regular three-season schedule (11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday – Saturday) on September 8.

We’d like to welcome new Library Board of Trustee members Bev Eddinger and Julie Burness to the Library family, joining the current Board membership of Linda Bell, June Dreith, Candace Alexander, David Christopher and Board President Gary Dreith.

May 2 at 9 a.m. we’ll be conducting our quarterly volunteer meeting, honing skills that will make your visit to the library more convenient, helpful and productive. Have a few extra hours through the month that you’d like to contribute in assisting the community through library volunteering? Contact Creed at 970-881-2664 for more information. There’s always room for one more: community members helping other members of the community within the greater Red Feather Lakes/Crystal Lakes/Glacier View area.

In Ruth’s Gallery for May: Sally Dixon displaying excellent knitting and wildlife and flower photography.

Finally, a Library red-letter event: the Friends of the Library Book Sale, May 25 – 27, hours as posted. Excellent bargains in books and other media, proceeds used in supporting your Red Feather Lakes Community Library.

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