Steamboat briefs: Program focuses on investing in historic buildings |

Steamboat briefs: Program focuses on investing in historic buildings

Senior director of Preservation Green Lab at the National Trust for Historic Preservation Jim Linberg will be in Steamboat Springs from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Bud Werner Memorial Library for a free program focused on how reusing existing buildings can be beneficial and how to qualify the environmental value of building reuse.

Lindberg will speak as part of the local Talking Green education program. His talk is presented by Yampa Valley Sustainability Council and Historic Routt County.

The Seattle-based nonprofit Green Lab advances research that explores the value that older buildings bring to their communities and pioneers policy solutions that make it easier to reuse and green older and historic buildings. Some Green Lab projects include energy efficiency for small businesses, outcome-based energy codes, partnerships for building reuse and reusing rather than demolishing old buildings.

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Author Paula McLain visits public library Thursday

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents an evening with past Literary Sojourn author Paula McLain at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1 in Library Hall. The New York Times bestselling author of the critically acclaimed novel, “The Paris Wife,” returns to speak about her new novel, “Circling the Sun.”

McLain’s new book tells the tale of aviator Beryl Markham, known for her 1942 memoir, “West With the Night.” Set against the majestic landscape of early 20th century Africa, McLain’s powerful tale reveals the extraordinary adventures of a woman before her time, the exhilaration of freedom and its cost and the tenacity of the human spirit. Markham’s world is 1920s Kenya, where a glamorous and decadent circle of British expats have carved out a toe-hold of civilization at the edge of the boundless frontier. Abandoned by her mother and inspired by the dangerous beauty surrounding her, Markham grows into a fierce young woman, driven to prove her courage and win independence at any cost.

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

City hosts kid’s night out at Igloo with movie Friday

The city of Steamboat is hosting Kid’s Night Out from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2 at the Igloo for kids in kindergarten through fifth grades. The movie is PG-rated “Lego DC Superheroes” and dinner will include hot dogs with macaroni and cheese. The cost is $15 in advance and $20 for drop-ins if space is available. To register online, visit steamboatsprings.netyouth.

4th- to 8th-graders invited to play in winter orchestra

Local fourth- to eighth-grade students are invited to participate in the free Winter Gardens Children’s Orchestra, which meets weekly in the Steamboat Springs Middle School band room. Beginners will meet from 7:15 to 7:50 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and intermediate players will meet from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Visit or call 970-291-1028 to register or for more information.

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