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Latest News – January 23

New Day, New Leadership in Leadville Today

A new day of leadership dawns over America and Lake County. Pictured here are incoming Lake County Commissioners Mark Glenn and Sarah Mudge cutting their cake (and eating it too!) during the swearing in ceremony on January 10 in Leadville.

A new day of leadership dawns over America and Lake County. Pictured here are incoming Lake County Commissioners Mark Glenn and Sarah Mudge cutting their cake (and eating it too!) during the swearing in ceremony on January 10 in Leadville.

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Mining Museum: New Exhibit, Chocolate and Wine!

As winter settles in, there are certain annual events that locals look forward to; they get them out of the house, giving them a chance to catch up with friends and neighbors. onsite-mining-museumIn February, that includes the annual wine tasting event at the mining museum. And now that gathering just got a whole lot sweeter, and neater, with a chance to speak to an artist with a bent towards the underground.

So mark the calendar and make your plans! Here are the details.

 

OnSite: Men of Mining. OnSite, on loan from the artist László Bencze, opens February 17, at the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum (NMHFM). László Bencze will be in the exhibit gallery and available to talk to people attending the Museum’s annual Wine at the Mine event that evening from 6 – 9 p.m. But if you can’t make it then, there will be plenty of opportunity in the months to come, as Onsite will be on view through July 2, 2017. 

OnSite features large, remarkable color photographs of modern miners at work in mines across the globe. Bencze has come to admire the dedicated people of mining, “the workers, craftsmen, and artisans who transform dirt into the raw material of civilization. In my photography onsite, I am always on a quest for the telling detail, the revelatory moment, the meaningful pattern. Most of all, I look for people,” explains Bencze.wine_mining-museum 

“I’m excited to unveil our third temporary exhibition and to continue to bring unique and complimentary exhibitions to the museum and our community,” says Curator, Stephanie Johnson. 

Tickets for Wine at the Mine featuring this year’s theme Chocolate, Wine, & Beer: a deep, dark, decadent tasting event, can be purchased online via the Museum’s website.

Spac_50The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum is a monument to the memory of the men and women who pioneered the discovery, development and processing of our nation’s mineral resources. Known as the “Smithsonian of the Rockies” and the “Premier Showcase of American Mining,” the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum was established in 1987. The museum houses 25,000 square feet of interactive and informative exhibits showcasing one of the nation’s most comprehensive collections of mining’s colorful history.

For more information contact: Stephanie Johnson, NMHFM Curator, (719) 486-1229, Stephanie@mininghalloffame.org

Latest News – January 22

Freedom of Information: The Leadville Library

Welcome! That's how you'll feel at the Lake County Public Library thanks to these great people - the staff: Staff photo (left to right): Shantell Lucero, AJ Brokaw, Nancy Schloerke, Nancy Contreras, Tami Hicks, Glenda Dunn, Holly Henning, Janice Fox, Stacy Contreras. Photo: Leadville Today/Brennan Ruegg

Welcome! That’s how you’ll feel at the Lake County Public Library thanks to these great people – the staff! Pictured (left to right): Shantell Lucero, AJ Brokaw, Nancy Schloerke, Nancy Contreras, Tami Hicks, Glenda Dunn, Holly Henning, Janice Fox, Stacy Contreras. Photo: Leadville Today/Brennan Ruegg

Spac_50By Brennan Ruegg, Leadville Today Contributor

On Thursday, Jan. 19, the Lake County Public Library (LCPL) held an Open House for the public. With a table full of refreshments in the Leadville Room, the staff introduced themselves to the public and taught about the wealth of available resources they offer. In fact, that very back room was home to the library’s most prized historical documents.

From old, historic documents to new technology, the Lake County Public Library had it all on display during their recent Open House. Photo: Leadville Today/Brennan Ruegg

From old documents to new technology, the Lake County Public Library had it all on display during their recent Open House. Photo: Leadville Today/Brennan Ruegg

Along with the old, they informed attendees about some new resources, including, a new mobile catalog app, language learning software Mango Languages, higher education with Higher Class, digital collections and advanced research computers. If you haven’t been into the library in a while, stop in, you’ll be surprised!

During last week’s Open House, a bingo game brought visitors to different stations to learn about these programs, from a coloring station, to Glenda Dunn telling stories with snowflakes, with prizes to the most accomplished scavengers. LCPL is located at 1115 Harrison Ave, and may be visited online at the library’s website or on Twitter (@LCPLLeadville) and Facebook: Lake County Public Library Leadville.Spac_50

Librarian Janice Fox helps patrons get familar with the library's computers. Photo: Leadville Today/Brennan Ruegg

Librarian Janice Fox helps patrons get familar with the library’s computers.

Spac_50The library also offers some great programs for Leadville students. The free weekly after-school program is held every Thursday from 3:30 – 5 p.m. in the AMAX room of the library. Free weekly storytime for Preschoolers is held from 9 – 10 a.m. for children 3-5 years, and from 11 – 11:30 a.m. for toddlers. Brain Time! is held for babies 6-24 months and their caregivers on the following Tuesdays: Feb. 7, Feb. 14, Feb. 21, Apr. 4, Apr. 11, and Apr. 18. Brain Time! is based on the research of Dr. Jill Stamm, Ph.D. and her work with infant brain development.

Support, visit and use your local Lake County Public Library. And if you’ve never read the story of how Leadville’s first library came to be, you can find it HERE.Spac_50

Get lost in the stacks at Leadville's library. Photo: Leadville Today/Brennan Ruegg

Get lost in the stacks at Leadville’s library. Photo: Leadville Today/Brennan Ruegg