Won’t you be my neighbor?

This February, join us in celebrating our collective love of the Estes Park community.

A quilt with a pattern of different colored houses.

It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood
A beautiful day for a neighbor
Would you be mine? Could you be mine?
Won’t you be my neighbor?

In the spirit of Mr. Rogers, we’ll be connecting with one another and finding wonder in seemingly everyday things.

Join us for themed programs this month, learn a few new skills, and make a few friends while you’re at it! On Wednesday, February 8, meet your neighbor, Estes Park local and international best-selling author Aimie Runyan. She’ll present both in-person and on Zoom about her writing process and journey. Aimie has published six works of historical fiction and is excited to transition into contemporary fiction with her upcoming novel, The Memory of Lavender and Sage. Come with questions!

We’ll continue showing love to our locals with a local Author Festival on Saturday, February 25. Stop by the Fireside Theater from 1-3 PM to interact with Estes Valley authors. Hear about their work, meet them one-on-one, and even get signed copies of their writings. Are you a local author or know someone who would like to be showcased? Let us know by contacting Eric White, ewhite@estesvalleylibrary.org. 

Per usual, lots of community fun will be happening in the Makerspace this month. Kids and teens can laser etch a heart lock on February 9 and February 14 – perfect timing for Valentine’s Day. Patrons of all ages can craft a new decoration for the front porch: create a rustic wooden welcome sign on February 9 or February 11. Or, welcome a feathery new neighbor this spring by building a birdhouse for your backyard. Sessions are scheduled for February 13, February 18, and February 22. 

The theme wouldn’t be complete without Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. On February 22, patrons of all ages are invited to enjoy a few episodes of the beloved TV program, socialize with your neighbors, and enjoy popcorn. On February 24, we’ll be showing Won’t You Be My Neighbor on one of our library big screens. View the award-winning documentary about the life and legacy of Fred Rogers. Again, all ages welcome.

Learn more about February programs on our calendar, and make sure browse the Won’t You Be My Neighbor collection. This month, let’s connect with our neighbors and contribute to a sense of community.

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