The Library will be closed Monday, March 11 for Staff Training.

Special Notes from the Library

Special Event for World Recycling Day!

The Recycling Symbol: Born in Aspen

Monday, March 18 | 6:00pm-7:30pm

Dunaway Community Room

In partnership with the Resnick Center for Herbert Bayer Studies.

We are excited to announce this special event we are hosting for World Recycling Day! Designer Gary Anderson will be in conversation with Recycle Colorado’s Liz Chapman. Gary Anderson is responsible for designing the Recycling symbol we see every day. Join us and learn more about the history of the design and its long-lasting impact.

March Library Offerings

Art at the Library: Paint Like Bob Ross

Thursday, March 7 | 4:00pm-6:00pm

Join us for an evening of painting! Participants will watch a Bob Ross, The Joy of Painting video and enjoy following along. We will use acrylics and a smaller canvas so you can take it home at the end of the event. Snacks and tea will be provided. Learn more.

Library Concert Series:

Francisco Vila, Cello

Saturday, March 9 | 5:30pm-6:30pm

Francisco Vila is a celebrated cellist who has performed as a soloist and with prominent orchestras across Europe, and North and South America. He founded and directs the International Music Festival of Esmeraldas in his hometown in Ecuador, which brings gifted young musicians from around Central and South America to attend concerts and master classes with some of the world's most prominent artists. Learn more.

Miniature and Book Nook Club:

Miniature Scenes

Thursday, March 14 | 4:30pm-6:00pm

This session will continue previous miniature sessions, allowing club members time to work on their miniatures or learn new techniques for miniature scenes. Learn more.

Legends of Aspen Film Series

Thursday, March 14 | 4:30pm-6:00pm

Join us for a screening of short films focusing on past Aspen Hall of Fame inductees and learn more about the history of Aspen.

This is a partnership between Aspen Hall of Fame and the Pitkin County Library. Learn more.


Saturday, March 16 | 3:30pm-5:30pm

Learn beginner bookbinding skills. Each program will build on skills learned in previous sessions, but beginners are welcome.

For teens and adults. In the Dunaway Community Room.

Sign up for Bookbinding.

Literature Out Loud: David Quammen

Tuesday, March 19 | 5:30pm-7:00pm

This enthusiastic, witty and talented science writer will engage your minds and tickle your senses! 

You may never have heard of him, but you’ll be glad when you get to meet him. His words will be delivered by two of the valley’s finest readers. You won’t want to miss this fine introduction to a great writer delivered to you by great readers. Learn more.

Library Cinema in March:

Additional Times!

A Program for Cinephiles

Library Cinema takes place in the Dunaway Community Room.

Tickets are $10.00*, cash only, popcorn included!

*Free for Friends of the Library.

Library Cinema is now complimentary for Friends of the Library! 

A "I'm a Friend of the Pitkin County Library, 2024" sticker will be provided to each of our Friends; please attach this to your library card and show it for free access to any of our Library Cinema screenings in 2024.

Oscar Nominated Shorts

Live Action

Friday, March 1


Doors open at 5:00pm.


Saturday, March 2


Doors open at 2:00pm.


Saturday, March 2


Doors open at 5:00pm.

View the Movie Trailer

Dune Part 1

Friday, March 8


Doors open at 5:00pm.

Saturday, March 9


Doors open at 2:00pm.

View the Movie Trailer

Special Services at the Library

Veterans Coffee and Doughnuts

Tuesday, March 26 | 9am-11am

Join Adam Lazaro, US Marines/OEF Veteran, on the fourth Tuesday of the month for coffee and doughnuts. Learn more.

Library Book Clubs

Books and Brews

Wednesday, March 6


The Celebrants by Steven Rowley

Nonfiction Book Club

Monday, March 11*


*Book club will still take place even though the Library is closed that day.

Our Moon: How Earth's Celestial Companion Transformed the Planet, Guided Evolution, and Made Us Who We Are by Rebecca Boyle

Financial Literacy Book Club

Wednesday, March 20


How to Money by Jean Chatzky

Banned Books Book Club

Tuesday, March 26


Candide by Voltaire

For Kids and Teens


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More resources and events for teens on our website.

Events Outside the Library

Aspen Words Literary Prize:

Short List Announcement

Wednesday, March 13

The Aspen Words Literary Prize is a $35,000 annual award for an influential work of fiction that illuminates a vital contemporary issue and demonstrates the transformative power of literature on thought and culture.

Annually, open to authors of any nationality, the award is one of the largest literary prizes in the United States, and one of the few focused exclusively on fiction with a social impact. Learn more.

Aspen Film: Women in Equation

Thursday, March 26 | 6:30pm

Isis Theatre

Aspen Film will celebrate Women's History Month with a special guest speaker, the showing of Hidden Figures (2016), and a short film featuring Pitkin County Library's Girls Who Code Club!

Learn more.

Buy tickets to the showing through the Aspen Film website.

New Fiction and Nonfiction Books

Sanctuary of the Shadow by Aurora Ascher

Always Remember by Mary Balogh

Harbor Lights: Stories by James Lee Burke

Here in Avalon by Tara Isabella Burton

The Tigerbelles: Olympic Legends From Tennessee State by Aime Alley Card

Dear Sister: A Memoir of Secrets, Survival, and Unbreakable Bonds by Michelle Horton

Errand into the Maze: The Life and Works of Martha Graham by Deborah Jowitt

The Djinn Waits a Hundred Years by Shubnum Khan

Inside Knowledge: Incarcerated People on the Failures of the American Prison by Doran Larson

Invisible Woman by Katia Lief

House of Flame and Shadow by Sarah J. Maas

Unshrinking: How to Face Fatphobia by Kate Manne

Mislaid in Parts Half-Known by Seanan McGuire

Invisible Generals: Rediscovering Family Legacy, and a Quest to Honor America's First Black Generals by Doug Melville

The Stolen Wealth of Slavery: A Case for Reparations by David Montero

The Cancer Factory: Industrial Chemicals, Corporate Deception, and the Hidden Deaths of American Workers by Jim Morris

American Zion: A New History of Mormonism by Benjamin E. Park

Holmes, Marple, & Poe by James Patterson and Brian Sitts

Familia by Lauren E. Rico

Leaving by Roxana Robinson

Slow Down: The Degrowth Manifesto by Kōhei Saitō

The Showman: Inside the Invasion That Shook the World and Made a Leader of Volodymyr Zelensky by Simon Shuster

When Grumpy Met Sunshine by Charlotte Stein

The Holocaust: An Unfinished History by Dan Stone

Until next time, happy reading!

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