Steamboat briefs: One Book Steamboat trivia contest continues this fall
Each fall, the Bud Werner Memorial Library presents One Book Steamboat, a community read for Steamboat Springs. In 2016, we’re reading “Angle of Repose,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Wallace Stegner, honoring the Pulitzer centennial and “the dean of Western writers.”
Win a copy of “Angle of Repose” during the week-long trivia contest, then participate in a month of free discussions and events surrounding the novel. Questions will be posted daily, through Oct. 7, in Steamboat Today, the library website and the library’s Facebook page. Sunday’s question is as follows.
Wallace Stegner was such a die-hard environmentalist that his words are practically enshrined in law. In 1960, he wrote an essay dubbed the “Wilderness Letter,” which is included as an introduction to what piece of legislation?
Submit your answer in person at the library front desk, message the Bud Werner Memorial Library Facebook page or email email@example.com. Be sure to include name and contact information.
The answer to Saturday’s question: In “Angle of Repose,” Susan Ward is Lyman Ward’s grandmother, whose state of mind is often conveyed by the use of letters which are based on actual correspondence written by Mary Hallock Foote. Learn more about One Book Steamboat at steamboatlibrary.org/events.
Local Jewish congregation to celebrate high holidays
The Jewish Congregation of Steamboat Springs will celebrate the high holidays, led by Rabbi Mark Asher Goodman, at The Ranch, 1800 Ranch Road. The Days of Awe, as they have come to be called, celebrate God’s role as master of the universe. They emphasize morality, self-examination, spirituality and holiness.
Rosh Hashanah services begin at 7 p.m. Sunday and will be followed by a Kiddush. Members and friends are asked to bring traditional food, such as apples and honey and honey cake.
On Monday, Oct. 3, the service will continue at 10 a.m. It stresses the concept of “return to God” who, in his mercy, is willing to receive the penitent, forgive his/her sins and offer the opportunity to begin the new year with a clean slate.
Kol Nidre, the opening night of Yom Kippur, begins at 7 p.m. Oct. 11. It is considered the most sacred day in the Jewish calendar and is observed as a day of contemplation, fasting and prayer.
On Oct. 12, services begin at 10 a.m. and continue through the day, including a seminar with the rabbi.
After the Neilah service at the end of the day, the shofar is sounded to signify the beginning of a new year.
The congregation is invited to join a Break the Fast celebration following the service. Traditional food will be provided by Har Mishpacha. Members and friends are asked to bring sweets and desserts.
Library hosts free ‘Bhakti Urban Flow’ yoga practice
Bud Werner Memorial Library presents the return of the free community yoga practice, with a focus on Rusty Wells’ “Bhakti Urban Flow” DVD at 10 a.m. Sunday in Library Hall. The community practice is designed for all levels to work at their own pace. Bring a mat and blanket.
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 steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information.
Film series concludes at Bud Werner Memorial library
Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free screening of “Heart of the World: People and the Parks,” the final episode of a three-part documentary about Colorado’s national parks, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6 in Library Hall.
The odyssey continues through five of America’s most beautiful and diverse National Parks. Each landscape is dramatically different, and each shares the common border in what many consider to be America’s most beautiful state: Colorado. Narrated by Grammy-winning country music star Kathy Mattea, with music by 10-time Grammy nominee Peter Kater, “Heart of the World: Colorado’s National Parks” tells the stories of Rocky Mountain National Park, Mesa Verde National Park, Great Sand Dunes Park and Preserve, Colorado National Monument and Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
This episode, “People and the Parks” focuses on humans as an important part of the story of Colorado’s National Parks. Some used the abundant natural resources to make it home. Others used ingenious methods to adapt to the harsh environments. Still others recognized the wonder of these places and sought to preserve them for future generations. Visit steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information.
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