Upcoming Events

Saturday, October 13, 2012

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Did you know that in 1910, one in every five homestead
claims filed in Eastern Colorado were filed by women?
Young and single, widowed or divorced, alone or with
families and friends, thousands of women flocked
to claim land on the eastern plains. Why they came,
what they experienced, how they succeeded—these
are just some of the questions Colorado Humanities
scholar Rebecca Atkinson attempts to answer in
her documentary, Homesteading Women of the
Colorado Prairies. Following the 50-minute film, stay
for refreshments and discussion, both of Atkinson’s
research and film, as well as Kent Haruf’s and other
western writers’ portrayals of these women as
characters in their novels. The Tie that Binds is Haruf’s
haunting story of one woman’s harrowing life on a
Colorado homestead.

 
 

Learn about a Pueblo “ma & pa” grocery store in the
1940s and ‘50s. This is told from the perspective of
one of four brothers who grew up working in the
family store. You will laugh at the pranks and hear
some heartwarming tales, many of which have
become part of Pueblo’s folklore. Presented by
professional performer Jane Milne.

 

Saturday storytime for children of all ages!

 
 
 
 
 
 

If you’ve always been curious about who you are,
here’s an opportunity to explore your heritage using
the library. Library staff who have traced their own
ancestry will give a demonstration of several tools
available at the library, and guide attendees as they
dig into their own genealogy. This will be a fun and
exciting opportunity to explore who you are!

 

Movie "An American Tail " screens in the Rawlings Infozone museum theater. Rated PG