Steamboat briefs: Library reading, discussion series set to begin June 27 |

Steamboat briefs: Library reading, discussion series set to begin June 27

— Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a special reading and discussion series this summer, “The American West as Living Space,” a program of Pulitzer-inspired readings and conversations for those who love the West.

In honor of the Pulitzer Prizes’ 2016 centennial celebration, the library is hosting a four-part reading and discussion series focused on reading selections about the American West written by Pulitzer-recognized authors.

Local scholar Lynn Ross-Bryant will facilitate the community conversations surrounding each session’s reading selections. All participants will receive a free copy of the “American West as Living Space” reader, which includes nonfiction, journalism, fiction and poetry.

This series is part of the Colorado Humanities Pulitzer Campfires Project and will meet from 5:30 to 7 p.m. four Mondays — June 27, July 25, Aug. 15 and Sept. 12 — in the library conference room.

The series is free, but space is limited. Participants are asked to commit to the readings and attending the discussion sessions. To sign up, email adult programs coordinator Jennie Lay jlay@steamboat or call 970-879-0240, ext 317.

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Berggren Hoop Camp begins today, runs through June 30

Berggren Hoop Camp is returning to Steamboat for its 12th year. The basketball camp, which is open to first- through eighth-grade boys and girls, will run from today through Thursday, June 30. Register at or call 970-819-1511.

Routt County Treasurer’s Office closed for remodeling

The Routt County Treasurer’s Office is closed for an office remodel. The office has been temporarily moved across the hall from its current location on the main level of the historic Routt County Courthouse, 522 Lincoln Ave., and will be open at 8 a.m. June 27. According to Routt County Treasurer Brita Horn, this is a temporary move for the month of July. For more information, call the treasurer’s office at 970-870-5555 or email for more information.

Dance Film Festival travels to library at 7 pm June 27

Bud Werner Memorial Library, Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp and Steamboat Dance Theatre will present a special Dance on Film evening highlighting audience favorites from the 2015 San Francisco Dance Film Festival at 7 p.m. today in Library Hall.

This free screening showcases the audience’s top picks in a collection of short, cutting-edge dance films that have never before screened in Steamboat Springs. The San Francisco Dance Film Festival was established in 2010 to give the Bay Area a much-needed platform for the presentation and further development of dance-based films.

The festival seeks to bring dance to wider audiences and supports interdisciplinary collaboration among artists by providing opportunities for education and creative exchange.

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Presentation set to address citizen-building from arts

Bud Werner Memorial Library and Strings Music Festival present a free lunchtime talk with violinist Vijay Gupta, a TED Senior Fellow and featured 2016 Strings Music Festival musician. Gupta will give a talk, “Creating Citizens through the Arts,” at noon Wednesday, June 29 in Library Hall.

Gupta joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2007 at the age of 19. He founded and serves as artistic director for Street Symphony, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing music to people living in homelessness and incarceration.

A gifted spokesperson for human and mental health advocacy through a musical medium, Gupta’s TED talks include “Music Is Medicine,” “Music Is Sanity” and “Between Music and Medicine.”

A passionate and dedicated advocate for the presence of music in ostracized communities, he is passionate about education and outreach for mental health issues and has the privilege of working with Nathaniel Ayers, the brilliant, schizophrenic musician featured in “The Soloist,” as his violin teacher. For more information, visit

Strings Music Festival to host family concert series

Strings Music Festival is now offering a family concert series in the evenings that is specifically programed for kids 8 and older to enjoy with their parents. The series kicks off at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 28 at the Strings Music Pavilion with a performance from master percussionist Chester Englander on the cimbalom. Forty lucky kids will get to sit on the stage during this interactive performance for a truly up-close and personal show. Other family concert dates include Cuentos: Tales from the Latino World at 4 p.m. July 10; C Street Brass at 4 p.m. July 24; and PigPen Theatre Co. at 4 p.m. July 31.

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