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Wild Films double feature, ‘The Story of Cats,’ screens at library

Bud Werner Memorial Library in Steamboat Springs presents a free screening of the two-part film "The Story of Cats," winner of Best Broadcast Series Award the 2017 International Wildlife Film Festival, over consecutive nights at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, and Thursday, Jan. 4, in Library Hall.

Cats are among the most feared and revered creatures on the planet. Their power, strength and enigmatic nature have fascinated humans for centuries. They are one of the most studied mammals in the world yet only now is their real identity being understood — from their incredible hunting abilities, to their unique physiology and remarkable behaviors.

With nearly 40 different species, thriving in almost any environment, the cat is one of the most successful predators since the dinosaurs. Using the latest camera technology and working with leading scientists, the filmmakers are able to tell the story like never before.

Over two nights, viewers will journey across the globe tracking down the origins of these diverse creatures and take an in-depth look at what makes the family of felines unique and the evolutionary tricks and adaptations that truly make a cat, a cat.

Visit steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information.

South Routt Library slated to close Saturdays

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Beginning Jan. 1, the Yampa Library will be closed Saturdays until further notice. This is due to lack of patronage and budget cuts due to the low mill levy in South Routt. 

Hours at the Yampa Library will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. The library will be closed Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.

Oak Creek Library hours are: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The library is closed on Thursday and Sunday.

Story hour is held from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays beginning Jan. 9, 2018, and Lego Club is held from 10 to 11 a.m. every other Friday beginning Jan. 12 in Oak Creek.

Local Center for Visual Arts seeks new docents

The Center for Visual Arts is looking for volunteer docents beginning January. CVA docents greet visitors and conduct art sales at the gallery and assist with special events including lectures and workshops.

Typically docents spend one a day a month greeting visitors during the gallery's hours of operation from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Other part-time opportunities include helping with fundraising efforts and serving on art walk, exhibits or facilities committees.

In return for their service, docents receive free admission to CVA events, discounted prices on art and have the opportunity to meet people in the art field and expand their art education.

CVA hosts "Meet the Artists" evenings for docents, visits to artists' studios and excursions to the Front Range to visit galleries and museums including the Denver Art Museum.

The Center for Visual Arts displays the artwork of talented local and regional artists.  It coordinates the popular First Friday Art Walk and presents free guest artist lectures to local artists and the community at-large.

Interested persons should email betsy@steamboatartcenter.com or call 970-846-8119.