Engaging Community through FrEE aCCEss to idEas, inFormation and thE arts w w w . b o u l d E r l i b r a r y. o r g
With the Boulder Chorale
4 p.m., Sunday, SeptemBer 28 in the Canyon theater
detailS on page 7
Arts/Library Commissions . 15 Bienvenidos
Ask a Librarian . . . . . . . . . . 14
La Biblioteca Publica de Boulder ofrece varios programas en Español, una colección de
At the Branches. . . . . . . . . . 11
libros en Español para ambos adultos y niños, y también eventos que son organizados y
BoulderReads! . . . . . . . . . . . 15 presentados con la ayuda de personas de la comunidad Hispana. Para más información,
Classes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-8 hable con la señora Ghada Elturk, 303-441-4941, o e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conversations in English. . . 15
Discussion Groups . . . . . . .2-4
Espress-Oh! . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
conVerSAcioneS en ingLéS Diseñada para personas cuya segunda len-
gua es el Inglés y quieren mejorar sus habilidades en conversación. Las reuniones
Exhibits. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-5 se van a llevar acado en la biblioteca principal, Meadows o Reynolds.
Film Program . . . . . . . . . . .6-7
Grillo Center. . . . . . . . . . . . 15 cLub de conVerSAción in eSPAñoL Segondu, tercero, quarto
Información en español. . . . . 2 viernes de mes a 4-5:30 p.m. en la sala de conferencias Arapahoe. (mlagrave@
Kids’ Corner . . . . . . . . . . . .8-9 ucar.edu)
Kids' Book Lists . . . . . . . . . 15
Performances. . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 cLub de LiterAturA ModernA en eSPAñoL Boulder Public
Teen Space . . . . . . . . . . .10-11 Library y Boulder Valley School District ofrecen un club de lectura en español.
Variety. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-10 Las juntas serán el primer viernes del mes (excepto en enero) y tomarán lugar
en el Arapahoe Conference Room de 16:00-18:00. Viernes, 5 de septiembre:
Volunteer Services . . . . . .14-15
El amante turco por Esmeralda Santiago. (303-817-6196, o Carla.davis@bvsd.
Writers’ Groups. . . . . . . . . . 11
main library 11th Street and Arapahoe tieMPo PArA cuentoS (biLingue) Kay Negash, narradora reconcida
Avenue (South); 1000 Canyon Blvd. (North), de Boulder, leyendo libros ilustrados para niños. Primer sábado de cada mes a
Phone: 303-441-3100 Hours—Monday-Thursday
las 10:30 a.m. en el área de niños de la biblioteca. (303-441-3099)
10 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 6
p.m.; Sunday noon - 6 p.m.
mEadows branCh library 4800 Baseline
cLASeS de ciudAdAníA Reciba ayuda en la preparación de la prueba de
Road, Phone: 303-441-4390 Hours—Monday- ciudadanía, y familiarícese con las preguntas oficiales para solicitantes.
Wednesday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Closed on
Thursdays; Friday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 6
noon at the Meadows Branch. first half
p.m.; Sunday 1-5 p.m.
rEynolds branCh library 3595 Table Mesa
of September: Day of Reckoning: How
Drive Phone: 303-441-3120 Hours—Closed on Hubris, Ideology, and Greed Are Tearing
Mondays; Tuesday-Thursday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Unless noted, discussion groups meet in the America Apart by Patrick J. buchanan.
Friday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sunday 1-5 Arapahoe Conference Room. For details about Second half of September: Memo to the
groups and their areas of interest, visit www. President Elect by Madeleine Albright.
CarnEgiE branCh library For loCal boulderlibrary.org/read/discussions.htm. Visit http://boulder-wadg.org to see
history 1125 Pine Street, Phone: 303-441-
3110 Hours—Monday 1-9 p.m.; Wednesday 9
the group's book list. (Art Smoot, art.
a.m. - 5 p.m.; Tuesday/Thursday-Saturday 11 ArAbic LiterAture Meets at 7 email@example.com)
a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed on Sundays. p.m. Monday, September 8: Dinarzad's
Children: An Anthology of Contemporary cLub de LiterAturA Moder-
phone numbers Arab-American Fiction edited by Pauline nA en eSPAñoL Las juntas serán el
Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303-441-3106
Answer Place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303-441-4107 Kaldas and Khaled Mattawa. (elturkg@ primer viernes del mes y tomarán lugar
Arts Commission/Arts/Programs. . . 303-441-4113 boulder.lib.co.us or philopn@msn. en el Arapahoe Conference Room de
Arts Resource/ Dance Bridge. . . . . . 303-441-4391
Children’s Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303-441-3099 com) 16:00-18:00. Viernes, 5 de septiembre:
Espress-Oh! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303-444-1876 El amante turco por esmeralda Santiago.
Fiction Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . 303-441-4108 bouLder booKieS Meets at 1 (303-817-6196 o Carla.davis@bvsd.
Gift Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303-441-3100 x5758
Grillo Health Center . . . . . . . . . . . . 303-441-4144
p.m. in the Reynolds Branch Library the org)
Homebound /Special Services . . . . . 303-441-3098 third Friday of the month. September
Interlibrary Loan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303-441-3101 19: My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult. conVerSAtionS in engLiSh
Literacy Hotline (BoulderReads!) . . 303-444-5599 (303-440-6756 or eleonoresolomon@ booK cLub Meets Wednesdays
Nonfiction Information . . . . . . . . . 303-441-3194
Outreach Coordinator. . . . . . . . . . . 303-441-4941 comcast.net) from 1-2:30 p.m. Intended for people
Reference & Periodicals . . . . . . . . . 303-441-3194 who like to read and read English as
Renewals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303-449-2665 bouLder WorLd AffAirS a second language. (elturkg@boulderli
Teen Space . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303-441-4398
Volunteer Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303-441-3114 Meets every Tuesday, from 10 a.m. to brary.org)
So Many Reasons to Love
Your Public Library
By Tony TallenT, , liBrary & arTs DirecTor
In late July, I packed a truckload of my belongings
and drove the long road from Charlotte, North Carolina
to Boulder. On the trip out, I saw some long stretches
of the country I’d never seen before. Along the way, I
found myself wondering where the public library was in
this town or that city? I even made it a point on several
stops to ask people I met if they knew where their local
library was. Wonderfully enough, almost everyone that
I asked knew where the public library was located and
many gave me strikingly good directions on how to get
there. While in Wentzville, Missouri, I was delighted by
the response of one woman who overheard my question to
another woman. She graciously came over and said, “Yes,
the public library! I was just there two nights ago…” and
then proceeded to confirm the quickest way to get there.
In Newport, Tennessee, 100% of the people I asked knew
the way to their public library. In Topeka, Kansas, 100%
as well! These responses certainly fueled many smiles and
made me all the more excited and overjoyed at stepping
into the role of director of Library & Arts in Boulder.
Here is what I’ve found out in the month I have been
living in this beautiful city: the Boulder community loves
its library! So many people I’ve met as I’m settling in, 5) A Youth Services program that is ready to delight,
whether in my neighborhood or on the job, have expressed inspire and challenge kids from birth to 17 years old (and
utter adoration for Boulder Public Library. And there is their adults)! (Teens: you have to check out the Teen Space
so much to adore about BPL. Here are a few reasons I’m at Main Library)
happy to share with you: 6) Reynolds Branch Library is a full-service location which
1) A dedicated, creative, friendly staff who love the work offers both a bright sunroom for reading and it's going
they do (come in and get to know them better today!) even more “sunny” with the installation of solar panels
2) A beautiful, historic Carnegie Library that is a store- through a terrific public-private partnership (3595 Table
house of memory and regalia from Boulder’s past (1125 Mesa Dr.)
Pine St.) 7) More programs, services, meeting spaces, dramatic
3) Walls, corners and gallery spaces that are brimming architecture than is imaginable—and it’s all yours!
with original artwork provided through the creative and So, the next time you hear someone ask “Do you
visionary leadership of our partnership with Boulder Arts know how to get to the public library?” I know you’ll be
Commission able to answer the question (and then give them a few
4) Meadows Branch, which is set up like a large and reasons you love your library as well).
welcoming bookstore—but there is no price tag on these I’d like to hear what you love about your public library
wonderful services when you come to one of our desks right away. Please feel free to email your thoughts, ideas
here (4800 Baseline Rd., located behind Safeway) and library joys to firstname.lastname@example.org.
geoPoLiticS Meets from 1-3 greAt booKS Meets from 7:30- P h y S i c S / M e tA P h y S i c S :
p.m. the last Thursday of each month 8:45 p.m. at Meadows Branch on boundArieS Meets at 7 p.m. on the
in the Boulder Creek Meeting Rm. even-date Wednesdays. September 10: second Tuesday of each month in the
September 25: The U.S. as a declining Potiki by Patricia grace; September 24: Arapahoe Conference Rm. September 9:
superpower: Can it learn to share military On the Motion of the Heart and Blood How to Meditate by Lawrence LeShan.
and economic power with other nations? in Animals by William harvey, Great Group will no longer meet after
(email@example.com) Books, Vol. 28. (http://home.comcast. December. (tandp@creativeconsulting.
net/~BoulderGreatBooks/ ) com)
aBlaze wiTh lighT by Jill Power
Once a year, the private studios of some of Boulder's best artists are
open for you and your family during Open Studios! In October, you can
experience the world of creation and imagination discovering how artists
have carved out their working spaces, many in their homes. Working in a
dozen media, these artists welcome you to their unique working spaces. See
works in progress, finished pieces and demonstrations during this self-guided
tour. Open Studios blends art and education.
Preview exhibit: View one piece of art from each of the 125 Open Studios
artists—sculptors, ceramists,º acrylic and oil painters, watercolorists, photog-
raphers, printmakers, jewelers, woodworkers and glass, encaustic, paper and
fiber artists. Sponsored by Wright-Kingdom Realtors. exhibiting September
12-october 12 in the canyon gallery, Main Library. Public reception: 7-9
p.m., friday, october 3. tour dates: noon-6 p.m., october 4/5 and october Pastel by Mardie Dalzell Driftmier;
11/12. necklace with antique and ancient beads
and amulets from around the world by
QueStionS on coSMoLogy reAdingS in ASiAn LiterA- WoMen of the WeSt Mon-
Meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of ture Meets from 10:30 a.m.-noon dAy grouP Meets at 11:30 a.m.
each month in the Arapahoe Conference the second Friday of each month in the the last Monday of the month in the
Rm. September 18: discussion of second Arapahoe Conference Rm. September Arapahoe Conference Rm. September
half of book Endless Universe: Beyond the 12: We Should Never Meet by Aimee 29: The Horizontal World: Growing
Big Bang—Rewriting Cosmic History by Phan. (Joyce Lebra, 303-494-5869) up Wild in the Middle of Nowhere: A
Paul J. Steinhardt and neil turok. (jeff. Memoir by debra Marquart. (303-442-
firstname.lastname@example.org) un & internAtionAL AffAirS 8776 or email@example.com)
Meets from noon-2 p.m. the third
rAce in AMericA Meets the first Thursday of each month. September WoMen of the WeSt SAtur-
Thursday of each month from 5:30-7 18: Promoting democracy: A legitimate dAy grouP Meets at 10 a.m. the
p.m. Meeting canceled for September and realistic task for the UN? (r.cohen@ third Saturday of each month in the
4; next meeting is October 9. (Jennifer@ ieee.org) Arapahoe Conference Rm. September
ywcaboulder.org) 20: A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley.
in China. His 16 creations show all sea level changes and sensitivity studies
exhiBitS of the seven brush-writing styles for
each Chinese character, and helps cre-
of large ice sheets. Most of this research
is supported by the NASA/NSF initia-
at the main library ate unlimited expressions. through tive called PARCA: Program in Regional
September 15 on the bridge Walls. Arctic Climate Assessment."
WAterWAyS By artists Ann-Marie CU-Boulder Community Relations
Kuczun, Sibylla Mathews and Karen iLLuStrAtionS by LindA SA- and the Boulder Public Library coop-
Poulson, an exhibition depicting the use Port Original pastels by illustrator eratively present the series of chang-
of water in an artists' studio. Kuczun Linda Saport including artwork from ing exhibits displayed on the library
uses water as the focus of her ground the book, Circles of Hope, a children's Arapahoe Ramp. (303-492-7084 or
and aerial views of waterways; Mathews story that takes place in Haiti and firstname.lastname@example.org) through
uses water to make handmade paper is written by Karen Lynn Williams. october 31 on the Arapahoe ramp.
for her designs; and Poulson creates in the bridge display case through
paintings of ancient, megalithic stones September. at the meadows
that have been washed and weathered branch library
by water. (303-441-4397 or 303-241- coLd ice in A WArMing
2438) on display through September 7 cLiMAte - PhotogrAPhS by AngeLA beLoiAn A mobile
in the canyon gallery. KonrAd Steffen Steffen is a called "Migration" that was created
geography professor at the Swiss Federal by Boulder artist Beloian from mail-
cALLigrAPhy (Sho-do) by Institute in Zurich and Director of order catalogs, will be displayed at the
riKuden oiShi For more than 40 CIRES, the Cooperative Institute for Meadows Branch in September. Beloian
years, Rikuden, a professional Japanese Research in Environmental Studies. uses post-consumer materials: in her
calligrapher, has globally contributed "I study the processes related to mobiles and paintings with the intent
to development of calligraphy through climate and cryosphere interaction in to create harmony among the discord.
close interaction with calligraphers polar and alpine regions. In particular, through September at Meadows.
Downtown Boulder Mall
Historic Photo Display at the Carnegie Branch
In the spring of 1872, someone wrote, "We The rock-climbing
think it would pay those who are doing play area of the
business on Pearl Street to build sidewalks. It pedestrian mall
is a small matter for each one owning prop-
erty on the street to build 25 or 50 feet of
sidewalk, but it is disgusting to pedestrians,
particularly strangers, to paddle through the
mud and water, as they were obliged to do
1200 block of Pearl
a few days ago." Pearl Street eventually got
Street Mall during
its sidewalks. About 65 years later it got its construction in 1977
first stop light at the Broadway intersection,
the only traffic light in town for a long time.
On August 6, 1977, Pearl Street opened as
a pedestrian mall in an attempt to restore
vitality to downtown and provide an alterna-
tive to the more suburban Crossroads Mall.
The Downtown Boulder Mall Photograph
Collection, donated to the Carnegie Branch
Library for Local History, is on display the
month of September at 1125 Pine Street.
Carnegie accepts donations of Boulder
County history from individuals and orga-
nizations. through September.
Cinematic Settings of Fairy Tales Film program
Films are screened in the Canyon Theater
ruMPeLStiLtSKin (dAS zAuber- at 7 p.m. For information, call 303-441-
MAnnchen) Directed by Christoph 3197 or e-mail email@example.com
Engel (German Democratic Republic, or pick up a Film Program brochure.
1959). A lazy miller receives a notice to
pay back taxes, and his daughter is locked spotlight on the
in a room full of straw and instructed to boulder internation-
spin it into gold. As she despairs, a little al film festival
man appears who says he will spin the
straw if she gives him her firstborn child. LeS PAuL: chASing Sound
When the child is 1 year old, the little man returns, but gives her a chance to Directed by John Paulson (USA, 2007).
save her child if she can guess his name. This socialist era production illustrates Les Paul is the godfather of the elec-
distinctions between hard work and laziness, and cravings for money verses tric guitar, the inventor of multi-track
things of emotional value. Based on the tale by Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm. recording and overdubbing, and the
In German with subtitles. (73 min.) Monday, September 8. architect of rock 'n' roll. Take a ride
with this larger-than-life legend as he
beAuty And the beASt (LA plays his standing gig at the Iridium
beLLe et LA bete) Directed by Jean Jazz Club in New York City and tells
Cocteau, with Jean Marais (France, 1947). his own rags-to riches story, with spe-
A haunting adaptation of Marie Leprince cial appearances by Steve Miller, Paul
de Beaumont's 1757 fairy tale, rich in McCartney, Keith Richards, Jimmy
visual imagery and lyric expression. Set in Page, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, The
18th century France, a merchant's beauti- Who, The Rolling Stones and Tony
ful daughter saves her father's life by agree- Bennett. One of the most important
ing to visit the Beast. She faints in horror musical documentaries of our time. (86
upon their first meeting, but grows to love min.) friday, September 5.
him, finding the soul that exists beneath
his gruesome exterior. In French with sub- Son of MAn Directed by Mark
titles. (75 min.) Monday, September 15. Dornford-May (South Africa, 2006).
"One of the most extraordinary and
the AdVentureS of Prince powerful films at Sundance, this is the
AchMed (die abendteuer des prinzen story of Jesus, ...but set in present-day
achmed) Directed by Lotte Reiniger Africa," wrote Roger Ebert. "The film
(Germany, 1926). Reiniger was cinema's sends an unmistakable message: if Jesus
leading practitioner of silhouette ani- were alive today, he would be singled
mation and this film was the world's out as a dangerous political leader,
first, full-length animation feature and an just as he was the first time around."
international success. Based on tales from This story of Jesus is told as an African
The Thousand Nights and One Night, fable with joyous South African music
the setting is ancient Baghdad and the in beautiful landscapes strewn with
Magical Islands of Waq-Waq. A wicked impoverished shantytowns. Its adapta-
sorcerer tricks Prince Achmed and forces him through a series of harrowing tion to modern South African customs
adventures. He is aided by an enchanted ogress and Aladdin's magic lamp as creates scenes that are unforgettable.
he battles with a host of demons and monsters. Silent film. Live piano impro- Refreshingly free of doctrinal bias, this
visations by Brian Golden. (65 min.) Monday, September 22. film will be loved by Christian and non-
Christian alike for its universal message
the MAgic cLoAcK of oz Directed by J. Farrell MacDonald (1914). of innocence, forgiveness, tolerance and
Based on L. Frank Baum's 1904 Oz book Queen Zixi of Ix, this is the story of joy. (86 min.) friday, September 18.
a magic cloak woven by fairies which gives the wearer one wish. Complications
ensue as the queen and others attempt to gain possession of the cloak.
Silent film. Live piano improvisations by Brian Golden. (45 min.) Monday,
decennial dreAMS thAt Money cAn uMM KuLthuM, A Voice
retrospective buy Directed by Man Ray and Hans LiKe egyPt Directed by Michal
Richter (1947). This film is a collective Goldman, with Umm Kulthum, Omar
don Quixote Directed by Gregory work consisting of six episodes: The Sharif (Egypt/USA, 1996). Narrated
Kointsev, with Nikolai Cherkassov Girl with the Prefabricated Heart, a love by Sharif, this documentary celebrates
(USSR, 1957). An elderly Spanish story between mannequins by Fernand the life of the greatest diva of the Arab
nobleman is so inspired by reading books Léger; a recreation of Rotoreliefs and world. Through her music, she became
of heraldry that he resolves to become a Nude Descending a Staircase by Marcel a powerful symbol of the aspirations of
knight-errant himself to defend the Duchamp; a "collage of nightmares" Egypt and the Arab nation. Her life is
honor of his lady Dulcinea. He is based on Max Ernst's five books within put in the context of the story of 20th
assisted by his peasant squire, Sancho a book, La Semaine de la Bonté; a circus century Egypt as it shook off colonial-
Panza. Based on Cervantes' 1605 book ballet based on mobiles by Alexander ism and confronted modernity. (67
Don Quixote de la Mancha and its 1615 Calder; Ruth Roses and Revolvers by min.) thursday, September 25.
sequel, and starring the U.S.S.R.'s best Man Ray; and Richter's own Narcissus,
known actor, Cherkassov. In Russian an allegory on the conflict between inner local filmmakers’
with subtitles. (110 min.) thursday, life and reality. (99 min.) thursday, showcase
September 11. September 11.
Ko o K A bu r r A Ko u n t ry
Directed by Fran Hall (Australia, 1973).
Marimba Mass of Hope
Oldest of all the continents, Australia
has a unique flora and fauna. Fran
Hall filmed throughout Australia in
Kutandara and the Boulder Chorale the early 1970s, seeing wombats, koala
bears, kangaroos, parrots, spiny ant-
Kutandara fuses ancient African music traditions with jazz, gospel, classical, eaters, wallabies, great rays, penguins
latin and world folk influences to create an irresistible combination. Created and the world’s second-largest bird, the
in 1966, the Boulder Chorale is Boulder's oldest and largest community choral emu. In his long and vivid life, Hall has
organization. This concert features a lectured with his nature films for the
seven-part Marimba mass by Randy Kutandara National Audubon Society and helped
McIntosh of Kutandara called "Misa the Disney Studios make nature films.
Tariro" (Mass of Hope). (www.kutan- (90 min.). friday, September 12.
dara.com and www.boulderchorale.
org) Sunday, September 28, at 4 p.m.
in the canyon theater.
Jerry bArLoW, ceLtic guitAr
The Boulder Chorale
(Third Tuesday Lunchtime Concert
Series) Jerry Barlow is a master of
Celtic fingerstyle guitar as well as a
warm accessible performer and sto-
ryteller. His repertoire of lively jigs,
spirited reels and hauntingly beauti-
ful airs incorporates not only favorite
traditional pieces, but his own com-
tuesday, September 16, at 12:15 p.m. in
the canyon theater.
cLub de conVerSAción in
eSPAñoL Los participantes de esta
clase deberían tener un nivel interme-
dio o avanzado de español. Segundo,
tercero, quarto Viernes de mes a 4-5:30
p.m. en la sala de conferencias Arapahoe.
(Marina La Grave, firstname.lastname@example.org Information: 303-441-3194. thursday, SPAniSh-engLiSh StorytiMe
o Pilar Aguilar, 303-522-9533) September 25 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the On the first Saturday of each month
boulder creek Meeting room. Kay Negash, one of Boulder’s favorite
citizenShiP cLASSeS Participants storytellers, visits to share stories and
get help and receive information about conVerSAtionS in engLiSh perform in both Spanish and English.
the citizenship process. Sessions take Weekly sessions, moderated by a trained Saturday, September 6 at 10:15 a.m. in
place weekly. (Perla Lupita Delgado at volunteer, provide opportunities for the children’s Library.
303-441-3956) Mondays, September 8, people for whom English is a sec-
15, 22 and 29 from 6:30-8 p.m. in the ond language to converse in American conVerSAtionAL MAndArin
Arapahoe conference room. English in small, informal groups. for fAMiLieS The Children's
Several days and times each week at dif- Library offers a wonderful opportunity
introduction to the ferent library branches, see page 15. For for families with children to learn con-
MouSe This one-hour class for information, call 303-441-4941. versational Chinese (Mandarin). Li-Li
brand-new computer users covers the Hsu and Jennifer Chan, both native
basics of using a computer mouse.
Includes positioning the hand, mov-
KidS' Corner speakers and experienced teachers, lead
this series of classes. Bring your family
ing the cursor, clicking, scrolling and To learn more about opportunities for chil- for an hour of language fun. No regis-
dragging an object. Limited to eight dren at the library, call 303-441-3099 or tration or experience with Mandarin is
participants. Call the Reference Desk at visit www.boulderlibrary.org/youth. Children required for this free class. Funded by
303-441-3194 to register. Wednesday, must be accompanied by an adult at all the Boulder Public Library Foundation.
September 10, from 1-2 p.m. in the times. Information: Children’s Library at 303-
canyon classroom at Main.
introduction to cALLig-
rAPhy This free, dynamic and inspir- Betsy Tobin and the
ing introductory calligraphy class fea-
tures a demonstration and lecture by
a Japanese calligrapher, Mr. Rikuden
Now or Never Theatre
Oishi, from Tokyo, Japan. Registration
is not required, but is preferred; please
call 303-530-0851. Saturday, September
20, 2-4 p.m. in the boulder creek
introduction to internet
geneALogy reSeArch Learn
about using the Internet to help
with genealogy research. Registration
is required; call 303-494-8817.
introductory talk: 10:15-11:45 a.m.,
Wednesday, September 24 in the boulder
creek Meeting room; hands-on session:
1-2:30 p.m., canyon classroom.
Princeton reVieW: crAcK-
ing the coLLege AdMiSSionS
teStS Experts from the Princeton
Review present an introduction to
the college admissions testing process Performances of “Three Precious Pearls” and “Coliatha and the Roots that
for students and parents. The session Bind” are full of adventure and wisdom, presented by master storyteller
includes an overview of the SAT and and mask-maker Betsy Tobin of the Now or Never Theatre. For ages 3-
the ACT, and offers a timeline for pre- 12. Sponsored by the Boulder Public Library Foundation. Reservations
paring for and taking these important required; to register: 303-441-3120 (GRB) or 303-441-4390 (Mdws).
tests. Bring questions about ACT, SAT, Saturday, September 13, 11 a.m. at reynolds and at 3 p.m. at Meadows
PSAT, PLAN, or SAT II content and branches.
prep strategy. No registration is required.
441-3099. Saturdays, September 13 and
27, from 11 a.m.-noon, in the boulder
creek Meeting room. CU @ the Boulder Public Library
c h i n e S e c u Lt u r e c L A S S
Celebration It's time to celebrate six The Beetles Are Coming!
months of discovering Chinese culture
and learning Mandarin. This will be a
great opportunity to speak Mandarin,
sing, play taiqi, dance and have an art
show. This program is for children
and their families; no unaccompanied
adults, please. Saturday, September
27, noon-1 p.m. in the boulder creek
Meeting room. (303-441-3099)
bAby tiMe And toddLer
tiMe No meetings in September -
program will resume in October. Please
contact the Children's Library for more
“the PrinciPLed PoLiticiAn,”
Professor Jeff Mitton,
A tALK by AdAM SchrAger
Department of Ecology
9News Political Reporter Adam
& Evolutionary Biology at
Schrager, will discuss his recently pub-
the University of Colorado,
lished book, “The Principled Politician:
will address the pine beetle
The Ralph Carr Story.” Carr was the
epidemic, the largest epi-
governor of Colorado during WWII
demic in recorded history.
who distinguished himself by his refus-
Biologists in the Forest
al to incarcerate Japanese-American
Service have predicted that
citizens of Colorado, as those from
every mature lodgepole
other western states were. He wel-
pine in Colorado will be
comed the Japanese-American internees
dead within five years. Illustrated presentation will describe how tiny beetles
who arrived from the west coast to
can kill immense trees, and will discuss the factors contributing to this epi-
spend the war years in Colorado and
demic. tuesday, September 9 at 7 p.m. in the canyon theater.
stood virtually alone in voicing the
rights and honor of the Japanese in
America. This program is cosponsored
subtle and exquisite retelling of these since then. He has written a book of
with the Boulder YWCA’s Reading to
stories is filled with beauty, joy and essays about the Lewis and Clark expe-
End Racism monthly book discussion
romance as well as irony and sadness. dition, and has worked with the Denver
group, and is particularly appropri-
For ages 8 and up. (Carol Heepke, 303- Museum of Nature and Science to pre-
ate for teens, as well as adults. (Carol
441-3196 email@example.com) pare for the National Bicentennial Lewis
Heepke, 303-441-3196 heepkec@boul
Sunday, September 21 at 4 p.m. in the and Clark Exhibition. Reservations
derlibrary.org.) tuesday, September 16
canyon theater. required, please call 303-441-4390.
at 7 p.m. in the canyon theater.
Sponsored by the Boulder Public
LeWiS And cLArK AMong Library Foundation. Sunday, September
the indiAnS Stuart Wier presents 28, 3 p.m. at the Meadows branch.
With KAthLeen SAntoPiet-
a free, popular oral history program
ro WeddeL Kathleen, a master-sto-
about explorers Lewis and Clark, com- oVer the Moon oVAtionS
ryteller from Longmont, will have you
plete with slides and artifacts. Dr. Wier Gatherings on the fourth Saturday of
on the edge of your seats with several
received his PhD from Princeton and most months that gives voice to the pas-
short stories from literary sources such
has worked in Boulder in geophysics sions, creativity and wisdom of women
as O. Henry and Cynthia Rylant. Her
in the second half of life. Most gather-
ings focus on some form of creative
expression and the life journey that
led to that expression. The September
program is “Taking the Lid Off Our
Global Family event Passion, Creativity and Wisdom: A
Sharing Circle.” On October 25, Diane
Sova directs an interactive play “Letters
to My Angels.” (Carol Heepke, 303-
Saturday, September 27, from 3-5 p.m.
at the Meadows branch.
JuSt Write Workshops feature
writing exercises involving poetry, short
stories, personal narrative, fiction, non-
fiction, song writing, and more. Drop-
ins are welcome. View current and
past writing from Just Write workshops
at www.boulderteens.org. Junior group
(ages 11-14): Saturdays, noon-1 p.m.
Senior group (ages 13-18) Saturdays,
2:30-3:30 p.m. both groups meet in the
teen Art gallery.
go cLub Kids and teens ages 5 to
18 experience the magic of Go and
make friends from different cultures.
Open to all levels of players, including
beginners. Go boards provided. Paper
take-home sets available for free. Go
ratings are available online! Ratings will
be updated weekly. Players can access
this information through the library's
Web site. (Paul Barchelon at 303-440-
7124) Sundays from 2-5:30 p.m. in the
boulder creek Meeting room.
teen gAMe night Middle and
high school gamers bring cards, boards
and books from any game of interest.
The library provides space, staffing and
sometimes snacks. tuesdays in the teen
Space at 4-7 p.m.
bouLder teen AdViSory
This very popular family entertainment requires you bring only your creativity. boArd Teens from different area
Chalk will be provided for this “Chalk-a-holic” extravaganza and the plazas schools meet on the third Thursday
around the library will be your “canvas.” CHALK4PEACE is organized by for- of each month to organize teen library
mer Boulder artist John Aaron, and will be happening at over 300 sites around events, decide what will be added to the
the world during the week of September 14. Free for all ages. (Carol Heepke, teen library collection and discuss ways
303-441-3196 firstname.lastname@example.org) Sunday, September 14, 1:30-4 p.m., to improve the lives of Boulder County
on the concrete plaza outside the Main Library. teens. September sees the addition of
Nick from Centennial Middle School,
At the Branches
See listings on pages 1-9 for further details meadows
of programs listed here. See kids' events branch library
Web site at: www.boulderlibrary.org/youth. 4800 Baseline Rd. • 303-441-4390
branch library children's Storytime Wednesdays,
3595 Table Mesa Dr. • 303-441-3120 10:15 a.m. conversations in english
email@example.com Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m. World Affairs
discussion Tuesdays, 10 a.m. great
children's Storytime Tuesdays, 10:15 books discussion even-numbered
a.m. conversations in english Second Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. children's
and fourth Thursdays, Sept. 11 and Program Betsy Tobin and the Now or
25 from 6:30-8 p.m. children's Never Theatre present "Three Precious
Program Betsy Tobin and the Now Pearls" and "Coliatha and the Roots
or Never Theatre present "Three that Bind." Saturday, Sept. 13, 3 p.m.
Precious Pearls" and "Coliatha and (at Reynolds at 11 a.m.) Reservations
the Roots that Bind." Saturday, Sept. required, please call. Adult Program
13, 11 a.m. (at Meadows at 3 p.m.) (and children over 12) Lewis and
Reservations required, please call. Clark Among the Indians presented
Dr. Stuart Wier
by Dr. Stuart Wier, author and his-
torian. Saturday, Sept. 28, 3 p.m.
Reservations required, please call.
display case Artist Angela Beloian,
Paper, Paint and Mobiles. (www.
1125 Pine St. • 303-441-3110
exhibit: Downtown Boulder Mall
See page 5. Through September.
and Isabelle from Flat Irons Academy. young creAtiVe WriterS No
BTAB loses Nick G. and thanks him
for his dedication and input and wishes
meetings in September - classes will
resume in October. Kids in 4th to 7th
him good luck at the Colo. School of grade receive advice and encouragement tueSdAy fiction WriterS
Mines! The public is welcome to attend from adult professional writers. (how- Meets in the Boulder Creek Meeting
BTAB meetings, and anyone interested firstname.lastname@example.org) Room on second and fourth Tuesdays
in getting teen input, please contact to provide a supportive and critical
Melanie Howard at howardm@boul- environment to share work. (Becky Tarr
dercolorado.gov. thursday, September at email@example.com) September 9
18, 4-6 p.m. in the Main Library’s teen and 23, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
sunday monday tuesday wednesday
loCation CodeS bouldEr world aFFairs disCussion ConvErsations in English booK
10 a.m. MDWS • tEEn gamE night Club disCussion 1 p.m. ACR •
acr arapahoe conference room 4 p.m. TS bouldEr library Commission 7:15
bcmr boulder creek meeting room
thE main library and p.m. ACR
cb carnegie branch
all branCh librariEs arE
cc canyon classroom
cg canyon gallery
cl children’s library
ct canyon theater labor day holiday
grb george reynolds branch
mdws meadows branch
teen art gallery
teen space 1 2 3
go Club For Kids and tEEns 2-5:45 CitizEnship Class 6:30 p.m. BCMR bouldEr world aFFairs disCussion ConvErsations in English booK
p.m. BCMR • arabiC litEraturE disCussion 7 10 a.m. MDWS • tEEn gamE Club disCussion 1 p.m. ACR •
p.m. BCMR • Film Rumpelstiltskin night 4 p.m. TS • tuEsday FiCtion ComputEr Class Introduction to the
(Das Zaubermännchen), 7 p.m. CT writErs 6:30 p.m. BCMR • Mouse, 1 p.m. CC • grEat booKs
physiCs/mEtaphysiCs: boundariEs disCussion 7:30 p.m. MDWS
disCussion 7 p.m. ACR • Cu @ thE
bouldEr publiC library lECturE
The Beetles Are Coming with Professor
Jeff Mitton, 7 p.m. CT
7 8 9 10
global ChalK4pEaCE Family CitizEnship Class 6:30 p.m. BCMR bouldEr world aFFairs disCussion ConvErsations in English booK
EvEnt 1:30-4 p.m. on the concrete • Film Beauty and the Beast (La Belle et 10 a.m. MDWS • third tuEsday Club disCussion 1 p.m. ACR
plaza outside the Main Library • go la Bête), 7 p.m. CT lunChtimE ConCErt Jerry Barlow, • bouldEr arts Commission
Club For Kids and tEEns 2-5:45 Celtic Guitar; 12:15 p.m. CT • 5:30 p.m. BCMR • grEat booKs
p.m. BCMR tEEn gamE night 4-6:30 p.m. TS • disCussion 7:30 p.m. MDWS •
author talK The Principled Politician library rEsourCE Class Build a
with Adam Schrager, 7 p.m. CT Business Plan with BPL, 7 p.m. CC
14 15 16 17
go Club For Kids and tEEns 2- CitizEnship Class 6:30 p.m. BCMR bouldEr world aFFairs disCussion intErnEt Class Introduction to
5:45 p.m. BCMR • storytElling • Film The Adventues of Prince Achmed 10 a.m. MDWS • tEEn gamE night Internet Genealogy Research; Talk: 10:15
ConCErt With Kathleen Santopietro (Die Abendteuer des Prinzen Achmed), 4-6:30 p.m. TS • tuEsday FiCtion a.m. BCMR, hands-on session: 1 p.m.
Weddel, 4 p.m. CT 7 p.m. CT writErs 6:30 p.m. BCMR CC • ConvErsations in English
booK Club disCussion 1 p.m. ACR
• grEat booKs disCussion 7:30 p.m.
21 22 23 24
go Club For Kids and tEEns 2-5:45 womEn oF thE wEst disCussion bouldEr world aFFairs disCussion ConvErsations in English booK
p.m. BCMR • lECturE Lewis and 11:30 a.m. ACR • CitizEnship Class 10 a.m. MDWS • tEEn gamE night Club disCussion 1 p.m. ACR •
Clark Among the Indians with Stuart 6:30 p.m. BCMR • Film The Magic 4 p.m. TS bouldEr library Commission 7:15
Wier, 3 p.m. MDWS • ConCErt Cloak of Oz, 7 p.m. CT p.m. ACR
Premiere of a Marimba Mass with
Kutandara and the Boulder Chorale,
4 p.m. CT
28 29 30 October 1
Unless otherwise noted, all events and programs take place at the main library and are free of charge.
The city of Boulder encourages use of alternate modes of transportation to attend its programs and events.
For RTD schedules, call 303-299-6000. The library gratefully acknowledges the Boulder Public Library
Foundation and the Boulder Arts Commission for funding many of its events, programs and services.
thursday friday saturday
les Paul: chasing sounD – 9/5
Club dE litEratura modErna spanish/English storytimE 10:15
En Español (modErn spanish a.m. CL • Just writE Jr. group, noon;
languagE litEraturE disCussion) Sr. group, 2:30 p.m. TAG
4 p.m. ACR • Film Les Paul: Chasing
Sound, 7 p.m. CT
...for Dance Is for Every Body! Showcase
4 5 6
Film Don Quixote, 7 p.m. CT rEadings in asian litEraturE ChildrEn's program Three Precious Jerry Barlow, Celtic Guitar
litEraturE disCussion) 10:30 a.m. Pearls and Coliatha and the Roots that – 9/16
ACR • ConvErsations in spanish 4 Bind with Betsy Tobin and the Now
p.m. ACR • Film Local Filmmakers' or Never Theatre, 11 a.m. GRB, 3
Showcase: Kookaburra Kountry, 7 p.m. p.m. MDWS • Family program
CT Conversational Mandarin for Families,
11 a.m. BCMR • Just writE Jr.
group, noon; Sr. group, 2:30 p.m. TAG
11 12 13
intErnEt Class Introduction to the bouldEr booKiEs disCussion 1 p.m. womEn oF thE wEst disCussion
Internet, 2:30 p.m. CC • bouldEr GRB • ConvErsations in spanish 10 a.m. ACR • Just writE Jr.
tEEn advisory board r p.m. 4 p.m. ACR • Film Son of Man, group, noon; Sr. group, 2:30 p.m.
TAG • QuEstions on Cosmology 7 p.m. CT TAG • worKshop Introduction to
disCussion 7 p.m. ACR • un Calligraphy, 2 p.m. BCMR
& intErnational aFFairs
disCussion noon ACR • Film Dreams
That Money Can Buy, 7 p.m. CT
18 19 20
gEopolitiCs disCussion 1 p.m. ConvErsations in spanish Family program Conversational
BCMR • Class Princeton Review: 4 p.m. ACR Mandarin for Families, 11 a.m. BCMR
Cracking the College Admissions Tests, • ChinEsE CulturE Class Class cel-
Kathleen Santopietro Weddell
7 p.m . BCMR • Film Umm Kulthm, ebration, noon BCMR • Just writE
A Voice Like Egypt, 7 p.m. CT Jr. group, noon; Sr. group, 2:30 p.m.
TAG • ovEr thE moon ovations
Taking the Lid Off Our Passion,
Creativity and Wisdom: A Sharing Circle
3 p.m. MDWS
25 26 27
Film Pather Panchali (Song of the Little Club dE litEratura modErna young CrEativE writErs 10 a.m.
Road), 7 p.m. CT En Español (modErn spanish TAG • spanish/English storytimE
languagE litEraturE disCussion) 10:15 a.m. CL • Just writE Jr. group,
4 p.m. ACR noon; Sr. group, 2:30 p.m. TAG
October 2 October 3 October 4
Konrad Steffen photographs
– through October 13
on the Arapahoe Ramp
Ask A Librarian named Alfieri the Sardinia’s chief civil architect, giving
him his own studio at Palazzo Madama.
Alfieri ultimately became famous as a sophisticated
interior designer with a predilection for French Rococo
due to his work at Palazzo Reale and Palazzo Caraglio.
He worked on the Chiablese, Morozzo della Rocca and
Asinari di San Marzano palaces and the Palazzo del
Senato. He started work on the cathedral of Carignano in
1756. This became his most famous work, though he did
not finish it. The fan-shaped church was consecrated in
1771 after the architect’s death in Turin in 1767.
i’d like to get a copy of david Sedaris’ newest book, "When
you Are engulfed in flames" on cd. Any way you can
We will order the David Sedaris book on CD. While
you’re waiting, however, you may be interested to know
that we bought a copy of it for our Downloadable
Audiobook database. The link to that database is http://
overdrive.boulderlibrary.org. With your library card, you
can check out books online, in some cases burn them
to CD, play them on your computer or download them
to an MP3 player (the technology doesn’t yet work with
iPods). The start-up instructions are pretty easy to follow,
but if you need more information, don’t hesitate to get in
touch with us.
Teatro Regio di Parma
i just read "the giver" by Lois Lowry,
i need information on an italian painter from the 18th
and i loved it. i am looking for another
century. i don’t know his name, but he was very hip at
great junior book. i want something
the time, sort of the “it guy,” and he painted the interiors
meaningful and interesting. Something
of castles and palaces. You are seeking information on a
kind of sad and kind of funny would be
stucco and painting craftsman named Benedetto Alfieri.
perfect. "The Giver" is a wonderful novel.
In 1699, Alfieri was born in Rome. In 1722, he went to
Try some of Lois Lowry’s other nov-
the Noblemen’s College in Turin and gained a degree in
els, "Gathering Blue" and "Messenger."
law. He worked as a lawyer in Asti, where he was also an
They follow the Giver story.
Also, you might like "Holes," by Louis Sachar. Here
His uncle, the marquis of Ghilini, gave him the task
is the library description: “As further evidence of his
of building his residence in Alessandria. Begun in 1732,
family’s bad fortune, which they attribute to a curse on
this was Alfieri’s first important work. Five years later,
a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish cor-
King Carlo Emanuele III entrusted him with the design
rectional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first
and construction of Teatro Regio, and on June 19, 1739,
real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.”
circuLAtion Search for missing chiLdren'S dePArtMent
books, and books in transit. Make phone calls, replenish displays,
and provide general office support.
For information about volunteer oppor- dAtAbASe entry Transfer oral his-
tunities in the library, e-mail hardmang@ tories from tape to computer files and MAintAin neWSPAPer cLiP-
boulder.lib.co.us or call the Volunteer Services enter information for online oral his- PingS Must be able to commit to
Office at 303-441-3114. tory site. Training is provided. about 3 hours every two weeks.
PubLic reLAtionS Insert infor- bouLder ArtS coMMiSSion rently accepting applications for tutor
mation about library programs into This commission awards funding to art- training. For more information and an
local online media calendars. You can ists and to professional community and application, call 303-444-5599 or visit
work from home during hours that traditional arts organizations, and offers www.boulderreads.org.
suit you. community education through a variety
outreAch Needed are Spanish/
of programs. For details, visit www.
artsresource.org/ Wednesday, September
KidS' BooK liStS
English speaking volunteers for occa- 17 at 5:30 p.m. in the boulder creek If you have children, and feel it's
sional translation and interpretation. Meeting room. important for them to learn to love to
read, there's a wonderful resource on
gift ShoP on the bridge
Staff on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Hours
grillo Center our home page that helps you find the
kind of books your child may like best.
are 11-4 p.m. Help sort donated books A trained volunteer can help you Go to www.boulderlibrary.org/
for a few hours on alternate Saturdays. find answers to your health-related youth/booklists/index.html to find a
questions, locating credible medical long (and carefully researched) list of
interLibrAry LoAnS Package Web sites and guiding you through the categories of books that children like.
books for returning to out-of-state library's collection, including medical
libraries and do some photocopying. reference books, health magazines, vid-
An eye for detail is required. eotapes and interlibrary loan services.
The Grillo Center is also the home
griLLo heALth inforMA-
tion center Receive training,
of the Stahl Lecture Series. Four lec-
tures take place each year, with popular, in engliSh
then help people who seek current timely topics addressed by local experts.
information on health issues. The lectures are videotaped and broad- Weekly sessions conducted in American
cast by Municipal Channel 8. The vid- English provide opportunities for people
We’re also accepting volunteers to eotapes become a part of the Boulder for whom English is a second language
substitute or teach a class, and for gen- Public Library video collection and you to converse in small, informal groups. A
eral office assistance. are welcome to check them out. trained volunteer moderates each session.
The volunteers can help you in For information, contact Ghada Elturk
CommiSSion meetingS person, on the phone at 303-441-4144
or when you e-mail for information to
MondAyS Two classes from
LibrAry coMMiSSion Appointed firstname.lastname@example.org.
1-2:30 p.m. at the Main Library
by the Boulder City Council, the com-
missioners make decisions on library
budget and policy matters. E-mails
eSpreSS-oh! (one session in the Boulder Creek
Meeting Room, one in the Arapahoe
posted to www.boulderlibrary.org/ Check out Boulder's novel coffee shop
bplforms/contactLibComm.aspx are on the indoor bridge in the library. tueSdAyS 6:30-8 p.m. in the
received by all commission members. Espress-Oh! offers freshly made hot Arapahoe Conference Room, but
For updates, visit www.boulderlib and cold sandwiches, homemade soups does not meet on the second Tuesday
rary.org/general/librarycommission. (hint: some of the vegan soups are of the month.
Wednesday, September 3 at 7:15 p.m. in absolutely delicious), fresh baked goods
the Arapahoe conference room. from Boulder's best bakeries, coffee and WedneSdAyS 10-11:30 a.m. in
espresso drinks (iced or hot), and also the Teen Art Gallery; 3:30-5 p.m. at
fruit smoothies, bagels, cookies, juice, the Meadows branch; 5-6:30 p.m. in
Please iced tea and more.
Catering is available for meetings
the Arapahoe Conference Room.
thurSdAyS Meets on second
in the library. Call 303-444-1876.
and fourth Thursdays from 6:30-8
Hours are Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-
p.m. at the Reynolds branch.
6 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
and Sunday noon-5 p.m. fridAyS 10-11:30 a.m. in the
In order to better serve you, all
Boulder Creek Meeting Room, and
Boulder Public Library branches will
be closed Friday, December 5 for BoulderreadS! from 1-2:30 p.m. (for beginners) in
the Arapahoe Conference Room.
an all-staff training. Sorry for any
Do you love to read? How about giving
inconvenience—please visit us online SAturdAyS 4-5:30 p.m. in the
that gift to another adult by serving as
anytime, www.boulderlibrary.org. Arapahoe Conference Room.
a literacy tutor? BoulderReads! is cur-
Fairview Librarian. Wrestling Coach.
School library closed? Wrestling with a paper?
Visit the public library without leaving home!
Thousands of full-text articles.
Over 30,000 e-books and downloadable books (including the classics).
New York Times Historical (1855-2004).
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Go to www.boulderlibrary.org/reference
Call 303-441-3194 for more information.