Steamboat briefs: Free library yoga practice focuses on Tias Little DVD |

Steamboat briefs: Free library yoga practice focuses on Tias Little DVD

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free yoga session for February's community yoga practice focusing on Tias Little's "River Flow: Opening the Currents of a Yoga Practice" DVD at 10 a.m. Sunday in Library Hall. The 80-minute practice is designed for all levels to work at their own pace. Bring a mat and blanket.

The library's free community yoga practice is for all ages, abilities and experience levels and is intended for anyone who wants to build a personal home yoga practice while checking out the variety of free library resources available.

As a community of yogis, the focus is on a different yoga instructor's DVD or CD during each session. Participants work at their own pace throughout each session and soak up the support of the local yoga community while absorbing the teaching of some of the world's most esteemed yogis projected on the big screen with surround sound in Library Hall. Visit for more information.

Library seeks volunteers for foreign language poetry

Bud Werner Memorial Library is seeking volunteer readers in a variety of foreign languages to contribute to "Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here," an evening of poetry readings and art set for Monday, March 6.

This presentation joins communities from Paris to Dubai, London and Washington, D.C. in honoring Baghdad's famous literary street, which was named for the Arab world's most famous poet, Al-Mutanabbi.

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Volunteers are being sought to read existing poems in languages other than English — no poetry composition is required. A poem will be provided by book artist and activist Janet Bradley.

"Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here" commemorates the 2007 bombing of Baghdad's historic street of booksellers. Al-Mutanabbi Street is a winding street about 1,000 feet long, noted for its many bookstores and outdoor bookstalls where people gather. It has been a thriving center of Baghdad's bookselling and publishing for centuries.

The bombing took the lives of 30 people and destroyed a large portion of the neighborhood. The booksellers who survived rebuilt their stores and are again in business. They sell works by Sunnis, Shiites, Christians and Jews, as well as children's books and progressive publications from around the world. Every year since the creation of "Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here," poetry readings and exhibits have taken place around the world in early March.

Interested volunteers who speak any foreign language are asked to contact Janet Bradley at or 970-457-7869.

Routt to Work offers Talk It Up session at CMC in March

Routt to Work will host a Talk It Up session from 8 a.m. to noon March 10 at Colorado Mountain College Steamboat Spring's Allbright Auditorium. The keynote speaker will be Mark Kling, executive director of the Family Resource Center Association, Denver, who will explain the two-generational approach, followed by a panel with past Routt to Work participants.

Two generation approaches focus on creating opportunities for and addressing the needs of vulnerable children and their parents together. Those interested in attending should RSVP to Lindsay Kohler at 970-870-5291 or by March 8. Coffee and snacks will be provided.

Volunteers needed to help with Steamboat Pentathlon

The city of Steamboat Springs Parks and Community Services Department is looking for volunteers to help at the 26th annual Steamboat Pentathlon on Saturday, March 4.

Volunteers can help with a range of duties, from course marshaling to helping with racer check-in, serving lunch or managing an aid station.

Each volunteer will receive a Steamboat Pentathlon race shirt, gift bag, free lunch and opportunities to win prizes and giveaways from sponsors via the post-race raffle

Those interested in volunteering at this year's race should contact Emily Hines at 970-871-7031 or