Category Archives: Adult

Art in the Library

The Ridgway Library is pleased to offer its space to emerging and established artists and artisans to display their work to the community.

Individual artists who are Ouray County residents, as well as artists who are affiliated with Ouray County art groups, are invited to exhibit works which may include paintings (watercolors, oils, acrylics, pastels), photography, sculpture, fiber arts, and other art/craft forms.

Those interested in displaying their work at the library should contact: Joi Sharp

Wednesday Women

Featuring art by Loretta Casler, Janine Gwaltney, Judy Hazen, Barb Kendrick, Norma Shafer, and Sheelagh Williams on display until April 1, 2020 at the Ridgway Library.

Book Club

Library Book Club 2020 – 2021

2nd Monday of September, first Monday of the months October through May.

Contact Barbara Seelye, or Gail Kennedy, for more information.

March 1, 2020 @ 4:-00pm

The Blue Bear by Lynn Schooler

The host and discussion leader will be Alissa Crandall at Alisa Crandall’s home.

September 14, 2020 @ 4:00pm

Elmet by Fiona Mozley

The host and discussion leader will be Phoebe Sophocles on the East Patio at Ridgway LIbrary.

Enrique’s Journey by Sonia Nazario

Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

November 2, 2020 @ 2:00pm

Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo

The host and discussion leader will be Roze Evans

December 7. 2020 @ TBD

Make Russia Great Again: A Novel by Christopher Buckely

The host will be Kerry Wilson.

April 5, 2021 @ TBD

On Trails: An Exploration by Robert Moor

The host will be Sheelagh Williams

October 5, 2020 @ 4:00pm

This is Happiness by Niall Williams

The host will be Elizabeth Cook and the discussion leader will be Gail Kennedy at Elizabeth Cook’s home.

January 4, 2021 @ TBD

Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey

The host will be Roze Evans.

Seed Lending Library

Seed Lending Library

We are proud to be a part of a growing movement of seed preservation. All across the country, and even the world, public libraries are becoming a haven for the preservation of rare, heirloom seeds. Ridgway Library has a corner set aside for patrons to come in and check out quality, organic, heirloom seeds.

We encourage patrons to try and save seeds from a few of their stronger plants – thus strengthening the vigor and vitality of seeds grown in our region. Those seeds can then be planted next year, resulting in plants that have genetically adapted to our region!

The Library offers annual free Seed-Saving classes and bi-annual Seed Swaps to encourage this ancient practice of saving seeds. It is our wish that the seeds that we save last for generations.