We are thrilled to announce our first slate of events, programs & classes at the Rocky Mountain Land Library’s new urban outpost in Denver’s Globeville neighborhood!
Announcing our Globeville Library Open House
Come join us for a special Open House on Sunday, March 31st, 1-3pm! You’ll be able to see and experience our new Globeville Library, which is filling up with books on the natural & cultural history of the American West, along with hundreds of titles with a special focus on nature-in-the-city. And you’ll see the work that is already underway, as volunteers continue to unpack over 1,000 boxes of books – some destined for Buffalo Peaks Ranch, and others for the city.
We’ll have food and drink, plus some handy information on the Rocky Mountain Land Library, and all the ways you can make the it your own.
Bookbinding Projects with River Rocks & More
On Saturday, April 13th we will be hosting an Open Workshop featuring a variety of Bookbinding techniques, including crafting a book from flat river rocks (found along the South Platte River as it flows through Buffalo Peaks Ranch). .
This will be an Open Workshop, suitable for anyone. We’ll all be exploring and experimenting together! We’ll also have plenty of time to dive into the Land Library’s books on book arts, including the very creative volume that inspired this workshop: Erica Ekrem’s Bound by Hand.
We have a limited number of Buffalo Peaks Ranch river rocks, and those come in variable sizes. If you sign-up for this workshop, be sure to select the ticket for the rock size you wish to work with (small, medium, or large). All tickets are priced the same!
Our First Globeville Book Club Pick to be led by author Nick Arvin!
We are thrilled to announce that Nick Arvin (author of Articles of War, Mad Boy, and other works of fiction) will be leading the discussion of our first pick for the Globeville Book Club: The Summer Book, Tove Jansson’s highly acclaimed novel that tells the unsentimental tale of a six-year old girl and her grandmother’s summer days on an island in the Gulf of Finland.
Here’s what Nick Arvin has to say: “The Summer Book tells its tale as a series of small moments that are funny, sad, scary, and touching, often all at once, and that add up to an extraordinary, living sense of place and time and the relationship between two people, one young, one old. I fell in love with it, and I think you will too.”
Join us on Sunday, April 28th, 1-3pm at the Rocky Mountain Land Library’s new Globeville Library for what we are sure will be a very fun & interesting discussion!
Foraging and Ink-making in the City
On Saturday, May 4th we will be hosting a workshop on making ink from foraged plants and discarded city debris (rusty wire, copper pennies, and the like). We’ll start the day foraging along the South Platte River, then return to our new Globeville Library, where we’ll begin to make inks from our urban harvest.
This will be an Open Workshop, suitable for anyone. The day will be all about exploring & experimenting together! We’ll also have plenty of time to dive into the Land Library’s books on foraging and dyes, including the remarkable book that inspired this workshop: Jason Logan’s Make Ink: A Forager’s Guide to Natural Inkmaking. (This link will take you to a wonderful film clip, featuring Jason Logan in the urban wilds).
Stay tuned for more Globeville event announcements, plus the 2019 Buffalo Peaks Ranch Summer Schedule. There’s a lot happening at both ends of the South Platte River!