Culture, Creation, and Celebration

Día de Muertos: Its History, Origin and Art   Death is trapped in an eternal dance with Life. The dance is defined by its time on center stage and its uncertainty; this dance is not a timed waltz but a random collection of steps, spins, dips, and twirls.   Sometimes the two dance for less than a day, other times they move across the dance floor for over a century. We never know …

Spooky Season in Fort Collins

Spooky season is upon us. With Halloween just around the corner, the Library is glad to offer you some spooky (or not so spooky) lore leading up to the special holiday.   Fort Collins is home to rich history that stretches over two centuries of settlement and expansion. Old Town Library sits at the edge of Downtown Fort Collins which is filled with its own unique brand of historical spookiness.   In fact, in 2019, Yelp.com (the highly …

Books so Good You Can … Eat Them?

Ever stumble across a passage in a book describing a meal or special treat so chock full of excellent descriptors your mouth is left watering? With the right authors, food is expertly woven into a book’s pages, bringing the reader straight to the scene. In both children’s and adult’s literature, descriptive scenes or fictional meals …