Boulder this Weekend: Books, Bats and Flowers

 

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Volunteer instructor Stephanie Flynn Sokolov works with Kathy Lane, right, while spinning yarn with a drop spindle during a class March 18 at BLDG 61 MakerSpace inside the Boulder Public Library in Boulder. Credit: Jeremy Papasso, Boulder Daily Camera

Boulder is Best

Today the Boulder Public Library was named Colorado Library of the Year, by the Colorado Association of Libraries at their annual conference in Loveland. The Boulder Public Library collaborates with the Boulder Farmer’s Market, and was noted for its increase in library visits, new cardholders, and increases in program and event attendance. With five locations across Boulder County, an ongoing list of public programming and a large variety of public resources, Boulder Public Library provides a relied upon–and now recognized–service to the area.

Bat Season

This weekend CU Boulder’s Eklund Opera Program presents “Die Fledermaus” by Johann Strauss Jr., directed by Leigh Holman and performed by CU Boulder music students and faculty. This operetta at Macky Auditorium, meaning “the bat” in English, depicts the debauchery of a Viennese masked ball and its ensuing comical consequences. Its debut performance was in 1874 at a high time for the Austrian city, and still will greatly entertain audiences across the Atlantic more than 140 years later.

Fading Flowers

There is only one day left to see Ana Maria Hernando’s show “We Have Flowers” at the CU Art Museum–it closes on Oct. 22, 2016. Ana Maria Hernando and Trine Bumiller, whose show “Juxtaposed” is on view through Nov. 18 in downtown Denver, are both prominent Denver artists. Despite their differences in media, Hernando and Bumiller both include flora and color, and address memory and the passage of time. The installation aspect of Hernando’s work is especially unique and worth a last minute visit to the museum, as the frost now fades flowers outside.

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