Steamboat briefs: Overdue book fines waved for teenagers Oct. 18 to 24 |

Steamboat briefs: Overdue book fines waved for teenagers Oct. 18 to 24

Overdue book fines waved for teenagers Oct. 18 to 24

As part of Teen Read Week, Bud Werner Memorial Library in Steamboat Springs will waive overdue fines for teens ages 13 to 18 who visit the library from Oct. 18 to 24. Teen Read Week is an annual event sponsored by the American Library Association that encourages teens to read for the fun of it.

Author Sandra Dallas to visit library Thursday

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents an evening with past Literary Sojourn author Sandra Dallas at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22 in Library Hall. The award-winning, New York Times bestselling author returns to speak about her new book of historical fiction, “The Last Midwife.”

Dallas is the author of 13 adult novels, two young reader novels and 10 nonfiction books, and she recently won the 2015 WILLA Award for her novel, “A Quilt for Christmas,” which was the fourth time she has received this literary award for Women Writing in the West.

Set in 1880, “The Last Midwife” tells the story of the only midwife in a small Colorado mining town, where she has delivered hundreds, maybe thousands, of babies in her lifetime. She is a gifted and important resource for the women of her community, a position earned through wisdom and trust. But everything changes when a baby is found dead and evidence points to the midwife as the killer.

This Library Author Series event is free, and books will be available for sale and author signing after the talk. Visit for more information.

Museum to host 20-minute tours of collections, storage

Twice per month, the Tread of Pioneers Museum will host 20-minute, behind-the-scenes public tours of the museum’s collections and storage facility. The next tour will be noon Tuesday, Oct. 20. No reservations are required to attend these free tours. Call 970-879-2214 for more information.

United Way holds annual restaurant day Thursday

United Way will host its annual restaurant day Thursday. Participating restaurants are Creekside Café and McKnight’s Irish Pub, any meal, Johnny B. Goods for breakfast between 7 and 9 a.m., Carl’s Tavern and Rex’s American Grill for lunch and Aurum Food & Wine for dinner. On Thursday, Oct. 22, 10 percent of these restaurants’ proceeds will benefit Routt County United Way. 

2015 Re-Granting program, grant proposals due Thursday

The Steamboat Springs Arts Council’s 2015 Re-Granting program will grant funds with special focus on arts and culture organizations who cannot apply for the Arts and Culture Coalition Grant money due to lack of 501(c)(3) status, lack of knowledge of the granting process/application timetable or unforeseen need. Grant proposals are due Thursday. Visit or call 970-879-9008 for applications or more information.

Copper Magnate accepts throwaway electronics

The Copper Magnate reminds Routt County residents it is against the law to throw away anything with a cord. The Copper Magnate does offer a newly permitted free metal and electronics public drop-off site.

All electronics and car batteries, with the exception of televisions, are free to recycle, as are all things metal with the exception of refrigerators. For more information, call 970-846-6991.

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