Carnegie Library of Trinidad, Colorado

Virtual Programs


Philosophy Café 

A monthly discussion about things philosophic.

Join us for the next meeting on Monday evening, April 12th at 5:00. The topic is: Philosophy of art: Contemplating what is art, its role in our lives, good art and bad art, and why we make it?
Tom Potter chose this topic and Susanne van der Meer has done some research and provided these interesting links to help start the discussion:

An article summarizing John Dewey's philosophy as it pertains to art and artists: https://www.brainpickings.org/2016/02/11/art-as-experience-john-dewey/

Ursula K. Le Guin's thoughts on the writer as artist: https://www.brainpickings.org/2018/01/30/ursula-k-le-guin-walking-on-the-water/

More on the role of a literary artist from Iris Murdoch: https://www.brainpickings.org/2018/07/18/iris-murdoch-existentialists-mystics-philosophy-literature-art/

And here, a link to a short video that Tom found, J. Krishnamurti on what is the role of art?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l99DOMtu-kU

This will be a remote discussion using Zoom Meeting, and to join the discussion, please register by filling out the registration form. After you register, you’ll get an email with instructions on how to join the meeting.
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John Anderson returns on Saturday morning, April 17th from 10 to 11:30 AM, to discuss Native American Prayer Trees of Colorado. A number of Native American tribes, including the Utes, practiced the creation of culturally modified trees. They used the trees in many ways, and they considered it a sacred art and duty to maintain these fascinating artifacts. John has written two books on the subject. His 2016 event at the library was a great success, and now, with the opening of Fisher's Peak State Park, John returns to shed more information on this subject. 

This will be a remote discussion using Zoom Meeting, and to join the discussion, please register by filling out the registration form. After you register, you’ll get an email with instructions on how to join the meeting.
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The library is now open for curbside service weekdays from 9am to 5pm, and Saturdays from 10am to 4pm.
 You may also make a one-hour appointment to come into the library to:

  • Browse for books and DVDs
  • Use our computer
  • Get computer help
  • Use the History Room. 

Call the Library at 719-846-6841 to make an appointment.